Tag Archive: trivia

Oct 08 2014

The Revenge of Horror Trivia

The opening theme for House on Haunted Hill originally had lyrics, which you can read here. Japan is home to dining establishments based on Resident Evil and Suspiria. Although the names of the men used to create Frankenstein’s monster have never been revealed, the identity of the woman used to create his “Bride” is one …

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Oct 08 2013

The Curse of Horror Trivia

In famed travel writer Tim Cahill’s book Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, there’s an entire chapter devoted to the filming of the infamous “zombie vs. shark” scene from Zombie. However, those familiar with the movie will be very amused by the numerous errors in the story, including (but not limited to) the film being referred to …

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Jan 30 2013

12 Interesting Things About Hedorah

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Originating from the Dark Gas Nebula in the Orion Constellation, Hedorah is a strange case in the world of Godzilla fandom. Having first appeared in 1971’s Godzilla vs. Hedorah (better known in America as Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster), it took decades before Hedorah made a second appearance in the franchise due to the poor …

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Oct 10 2012

Bride of Horror Trivia

In the 80’s, music legend Frank Zappa was involved in a failed attempt to raise funds for a Russian horror movie. There were actually serious plans for a movie featuring Batman fighting Godzilla. In fact, assuming I’m understanding this correctly, there might have been two separate attempts for such a film! As you can see …

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Oct 12 2011

Ghost of Horror Trivia

Anyone who has ever seen Hammer’s When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth has probably wondered by why they stuck in two photographically-enlarged lizards dressed up like dinosaurs in the middle of a film filled with Jim Danforth’s masterful stop-motion animation work. Danforth had actually planned on including two dueling stop-motion allosauruses, but the idea was vetoed …

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Jan 19 2011

12 Interesting Things About Gigan

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Hailing from Space Hunter Nebula M, the cyborg monster Gigan is one of the odder-looking members of Godzilla’s rogues gallery. With his massive hook-claws, visored eyes and chest-mounted buzzsaw, Gigan has made quite an impression on fandom since his first appearance in 1972. In recognition of this popular daikaiju, here’s a collection of interesting trivia …

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Oct 16 2010

Son of Horror Trivia

Originally, Godzilla foe King Ghidorah was supposed to have rainbow-colored wings. Although this idea was eventually abandoned, it did make its way into some early publicity pictures. Back when 8mm horror master Nathan Schiff was shopping around his low budget epics to VHS companies, one wanted to release The Long Island Cannibal Massacre under the …

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Oct 15 2010

It Came From Wikipedia III

The novel that inspired the once lost Karloff chiller The Ghoul was later adapted as a British comedy film called What a Carve Up! (aka No Place Like Homicide in the US)! Speaking of unusual literary adaptations, the Great Old One Ghatanothoa appeared as the last enemy in the final episode of Ultraman Tiga, complete …

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May 31 2010

Mothra Madness

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Mothra is actually based on a serialized Japanese novel called The Luminous Fairies and Mothra. Mothra was supposed to battle the unused monster Bagan in a never-realized 1990 film called Mothra vs Bagan. Elements of that script, along with the similarly never made Godzilla vs Gigamoth, were utilized in the 90’s version of Godzilla vs. …

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Feb 25 2010

The Return of Horror Trivia

Back when the 1998 American Godzilla movie was announced, Sid Pink tried to get funding for a sequel to or remake of Reptilicus by commissioning some CGI test images. Curse of the Puppet Master was originally supposed to be the first entry in the proposed Puppet Wars trilogy, in which Toulon’s puppets battle a mummy …

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Oct 30 2009

Horror Trivia

Some prints of Tombs of the Blind Dead were given a new title card (Revenge of the Planet Ape) and opening narration in an attempt to pass the movie off as a Planet of the Apes-style science fiction film! Not unlike how Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster was initially written as a vehicle for Toho’s …

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Oct 10 2009

The Truth Behind The Exorcist

Thanks to years of documentaries and TV specials, many people are at least vaguely aware that The Exorcist is was based on a true story. But, just as how The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is only loosely based on Ed Gein, the truth about The Exorcist is stranger (and far less exotic) than fiction. The Committee …

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