10 Things You Never Knew About Your Favorite Halloween Movies

Hocus Pocus + Leonardo DiCaprio? What?!

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1. Leonard DiCaprio was almost in 'Hocus Pocus.'

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He was offered the role of Max, but he turned it down to star in What's Eating Gilbert Grape? Which was probably a good career move (sorry, Omri Katz), but can you IMAGINE Leo in Hocus Pocus?! Magic.


2. Tom Cruise was almost 'Edward Scissorhands.'

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He turned it down because he wanted a happier ending. (Lolz.)


3. The murderer's robe in 'Scream' was originally going to be white.

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Filmmakers changed it at the last minute because they thought it looked too much like a KKK robe.


4. The mask in 'Halloween' is actually a mask of William Shatner.

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It was a stretched out Captain Kirk mask.


5. To film that premonition scene in 'Final Destination 3', the actors had to ride the roller coaster *26* times.

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Good god.


6. The original title for 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' was 'Head Cheese.'

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Yeah...


7. 'The Candyman' (AKA Tony Todd) had to put real bees into his mouth for the movie's pivotal moment.

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He was stung 23 times. Noooooo....


8. Freddy Krueger was originally going to be a child molester.

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They decided, smartly, that that might be *too* dark.

9. The skeletons in 'Poltergeist' are real human skeletons.

Coolcoolcoolcoolcool.

10. To make that creepy walk in 'The Ring', they filmed Samara walking backwards and then reversed the shot.

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Bonus: 'E.T.' was originally conceived as a horror movie.

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