Everyone loves Easter eggs. No, not the pastel-colored creations you hide around the yard for kids at Easter, but the hidden references in films that are inserted by directors to pay homage and give a little wink to the audience. In the horror film genre, some of the scariest and most memorable movies are made by people who are very reverent of horror movie history. This is why you'll probably find more Easter eggs in horror movies than any other movie genre. What are the best horror film Easter eggs? Now's your chance to vote!
So lets take a walk down memory lane (aka Elm Street) and see how many of these horrific Easter eggs you've noticed in fright flicks over the years. Does Dr. Loomis's name ring a bell in Halloween? Do you swear you've seen that Evil Dead Oldsmobile in more than one movie? Was that really Simon Pegg as a zombie in Land of the Dead? The answers may surprise you, and some of these are hidden in plain sight for the die-hard fan to spot.What are you waiting for? You might as well investigate a strange noise outside or say "I'll be right back" and seal your fate. Don't hesitate and vote up your favorite Easter eggs and horror film hidden features below!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Might Have Cinema's First True Easter Egg
Do the "Time Warp" back to the filming of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and you may just find cinema's first Easter egg, albeit an unintentional one. During the filming of the horror musical, the cast had an Easter egg hunt on the set but apparently didn't find them all.
Some showed up in the final film. Dammit, Janet!2,399512Did this surprise you?
Janet Leigh Drives the Same Car in Psycho as in Halloween: H20In Psycho, original scream queen Janet Leigh trades in her car for a 1957 Ford Custom 300 Fordor sedan and drives it to her ill-fated stay at the Bates Motel. In 1998's Halloween: H20, Janet Leigh stars opposite her daughter Jamie Lee Curtis and gets into the same model car.2,532563Did this surprise you?
The Saw Puppet Appears on the Chalkboard in InsidiousJames Wan directed Saw and inadvertently ushered in an era of torture porn inspired by the series featuring sinister traps. The evil-looking puppet seen throughout the series shows up on the chalkboard in the movie Insidious, which is also directed by Wan.2,252504Did this surprise you?
Shaun of the Dead Has Lucio Fulci's NumberThere are plenty of loving, geeky references to other horror films in Shaun of the Dead. One of our favorites is this listing for Fulci's Restaurant, which refers to infamous Italian gore master Lucio Fulci.1,251296Did this surprise you?