By now, everyone knows that the villain in the first “Friday the 13th” movie isn’t Jason but his mother. At the same time, mama’s boy takes the reins from then on. While somewhat laughable now, it was a big thing when the first movie came out, and camps around the world suddenly saw fewer campers.
One of the victims that fall in the first movie has her young, tender throat cut open. OBVIOUSLY, they didn’t actually slit her throat – a touch of movie magic with some fake flesh and blood are all that this actress needed.
Working on The Thing
John Carpenter has proved that he is a master of horror not just because of the “Halloween” movies. “The Thing” is a cult classic that still has the teeth to give people the willies even now.
The monster that is in the movie switches forms over and over, and it gives everyone in the movie, and even those who aren't part of it, a heap of paranoia. They used practical effects for everything, and they needed a lot of work, which is where we get pictures such as the one here, with artists working hard to make every grisly detail look just right.
Working on Her Swing
In horror movie history, there are few scenes more legendary than Jack Torrance chasing his wife up the stairs of the Overlook Hotel in "The Shining." Kubrick, a notorious perfectionist, forced everyone to make something like a hundred a twenty takes of this scene, which no doubt helped contribute to the madness of the characters.
Even with all the stress and all those takes, that huge set of equipment must have taken them out of the feeling a little bit. Still, they managed to get the perfect scene out of it. Duvall has swung enough to get into the minor leagues if the legends of this scene are true.
Are You Ready to Play?
“Child's Play” has a murderous doll upping its body count, but the original cut of the film was much more psychological in nature. It left us wondering if the murders were actually due to the doll or if it was a manifestation of Andy's pain.
But, the movie went with the killer doll, and the sequels have picked it up and run with it. Despite how scary the doll was in the film, it was still just a doll – there wasn't even an actor inside. As this behind-the-scenes picture shows us, it's taken apart and posed with, making it somewhat not scary.
It's the Prom Queen!
If Sissy Spacek is covered in blood and you're a self-respecting horror fan, then it shouldn't be difficult for you to figure out what movie we're talking about. The famous pig blood scene of “Carrie,” the movie based on Stephen King's first book, brought in a new era of horror, using not only magic and mystery but also bullies and toxic relationships.
Carrie stalks the town, destroying everything as blood drips from her prom dress, and America was changed. Of course, it wasn't real blood, which means Spacek is able to give us a smile while working on the scenes.