Entertainment

28 Easy-To-Miss Horror Movie Easter Eggs 

Robert DeSalvo
Updated October 3, 2019 50.4k votes 9.4k voters 688.9k views 28 items

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!
1
The Entire Plot of The Thing Is Given Away in the First Few Minutes
The Entire Plot of The T... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 28 Easy-To-Miss Horror Movie Easter Eggs
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)

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?
2
Freddy's Glove Is in Ash's Tool Shed in Evil Dead 2
Freddy's Glove Is in Ash... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 28 Easy-To-Miss Horror Movie Easter Eggs
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)
In 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?
3
Janet Leigh Drives the Same Car in Psycho as in Halloween: H20
Janet Leigh Drives the S... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 28 Easy-To-Miss Horror Movie Easter Eggs
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)
In 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.
Did this surprise you?
4
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Might Have Cinema's First True Easter Egg
The Rocky Horror Picture... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 28 Easy-To-Miss Horror Movie Easter Eggs
Photo:  Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY)

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!

Did this surprise you?