You know how Hitchcock liked to play “Where’s Waldo” in all of his films and make a sneaky cameo appearance? Or what about when Quentin Tarantino recycles some of his old characters and references them in new films? These are examples of Easter eggs, those hidden, but intentionally placed wink-wink, inside jokes that are popular in many movies and Hollywood films - and the '90s were no exception. All your favorite '90s films are chock full of clever Easter eggs, but you better be paying attention if you want to see them.
As you can imagine, film buffs have become totally obsessed with finding these hidden gems. Easter eggs make repeated viewings of a movie and watching a film with the DVD commentary on an absolute must for movie geeks and '90s nostalgia fans alike.
This list of totally cool Easter eggs from your favorite movies of the 1990s will take you back to that memorable decade in film, and you'll see some of the top '90s movies in a whole new way. Some of these '90s film Easter eggs you might have heard of before, while others are a little more obscure. Nonetheless, they're all totally cool.
Vote up the coolest and most interesting hidden Easter eggs from '90s movies below!
The Moth Head On The 'Silence of the Lambs' Movie Poster Is Actually Naked LadiesPhoto: Orion Pictures
You know the iconic death head's moth with the skull marking on the poster for The Silence of the Lambs? Turns out it's not a skull at all; it's actually seven nude women in the shape of skull, taken from a famous photograph with surrealist master Salvador Dali by Philippe Halsman, In Voluptas Mors ("Vuluptuous Death").1,64969Is this interesting?
'Fight Club' Features A Hidden Message From Tyler DurdenPhoto: 20th Century Fox
This is perhaps one of the best Easter eggs of all time. At the beginning of David Fincher's postmodern rant on consumerism, the FBI warning reads:
If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second of your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned.......Tyler.990129Is this interesting?
'Toy Story' Features Multiple Winks At 'The Shining'Pixar is known for throwing around Easter eggs left and right. Although they are typically winking at themselves, here they pay homage to Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece The Shining.882114Is this interesting?
Martin Scorsese Makes His Mom A Star In 'Goodfellas'Photo: Warner Bros.Yes, that is none other than Catherine Scorsese as Tommy's (Joe Pesci) mom, cooking the boys a late night dinner in the kitchen scene in Goodfellas. Scorsese has given his mother a cameo in several of his films including Moonstruck and Casino.69183Is this interesting?