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!
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The Entire Plot of The Thing Is Given Away in the First Few MinutesPhoto: user uploaded image
In the opening scene of John Carpenter's The Thing, a Norwegian exploration team is trying to shoot and kill an Alaskan husky running through the snow. The Americans stop them, but if they - or the audience - were able to understand Norwegian, the movie would have been spoiled.
The Norwegians are shouting, "Get the hell away! It's not a dog! It's imitating a dog! It's not real! Get away, idiots!"Did this surprise you?
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Kurt Russell's Shirt from Big Trouble in Little China Hangs on the Wall in Death ProofPhoto: user uploaded imageQuentin Tarantino is obviously a big fan of Kurt Russell, who he cast as the twisted Stuntman Mike in Death Proof. How much of a fan? If you look closely at the bar wall, you can see the shirt Russell wore as Jack Burton in Big Trouble in Little China.Did this surprise you?
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The Funeral Home in Slither Calls Back to The ThingPhoto: user uploaded imageThe fate of R.J. MacReady is unknown at the end of The Thing, but the makers of Slither must have a theory about it. In the latter, the R.J. MacReady funeral home clearly refers to the John Carpenter classic.Did this surprise you?
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Freddy's Glove Is in Ash's Tool Shed in Evil Dead 2Photo: user uploaded imageIn the original A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nancy tries to stay awake and is watching a trailer for Evil Dead on her bedroom TV. To return the favor, Sam Raimi put Freddy's razor glove on the wall of the tool shed in which Ash gets "groovy" in Evil Dead 2.Did this surprise you?