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WEIRD STATS & MORBID FACTS


Plasmatics singer Wendy O. Williams once performed in the stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Just outside the remote Russian village of Dargavs lies a medieval necropolis called the “City of the Dead” that holds the remains of more than 10,000 people – many of whom lie with their clothes and belongings.


The French title for the 1986 film April Fool’s Day was Weekend of Terror, while in Germany it was released as The Horror Party.


Only 10% of people who are struck by lightning are killed by it.


Michael Lerner was only eight years younger than Zelda Rubenstein, who played his mother in the 1987 film Anguish.


Last July 13, Catholic Bishop Monsignor Ruben Dario Jaramillo Montoya planned to spray holy water over Buenaventura to defeat the demons he be- lieved were plaguing the city. Buenaventura, Columbia’s biggest Pacific sea- port, is notorious for drug trafficking and violence waged by criminal gangs.


The Cure singer Robert Smith has an aversion to big spiders, windows that don’t open, and guard dogs.


In September 2012, 88-year-old Ilda Vitor Maciel died in a Brazilian hospi- tal after nursing technicians injected soup directly into her vein instead of her feeding tube by mistake.


For 1991’s Cape Fear, Robert De Niro researched sexual predator crimes for the part, and suggested the scene where his character bites a victim.


At the funeral of INXS singer Michael Hutchence, singer/songwriter Nick Cave sung his ballad “Into My Arms,” during which an audience member attempted to throw himself off a balcony.


The small demonic minions from 1987’s The Gate were played by actors in rubber suits, and shot in forced perspective.


Prior to releasing their debut album Walk Among Us in 1982, the Misfits had recorded and shelved two full-length albums: Static Age, recorded in 1978, and 12 Hits From Hell, recorded in 1980.


The scene where Melanie (Tippi Hedren) is ravaged by birds near the end of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds took a week to shoot. The birds were attached to her clothes by long nylon threads so they could not get away.


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What children's TV show would make a great horror movie?


A Lovecraftian re-imagining of Spongebob Squarepants where all the characters are Eldritch horrors. @BLPOWELLART, VIA INSTAGRAM


A Nightmare on Sesame Street, The Serpent and the Reading Rainbow, Mister Myers' Neighborhood, Clifford the Big Red Dog Soldier.


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Thomas the Tank Engine as a cyberpunk Maximum Overdrive? GREG MACFARLANE, VIA FACEBOOK


I always thought Mister Rogers was scary. My kid even asked, "What's wrong with him?"


HANSI OPPENHEIMER, VIA FACEBOOK


I always wanted to do a Peanuts/Salem's Lot mashup. @JOEHIGGINSILLUSTRATION, VIA INSTAGRAM


Teletubbies is enough of a horror show without Samara. JESSI ARIAS-COOPER, VIA FACEBOOK AS CAPTIONED BY YOU ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA FINAL WORDS


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