• The horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street" was based on true events.
  • "Saw" was filmed in 18 months
  • Saving Private Ryan' was inspired by a true story.
  • The actress who played Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter movie franchise was 37 years-old, although she played a spirit of a dead student.
  • While filming Lord of the Rings, Viggo Mortensen, who plays Aragorn, broke two toes.


  • TRUE - Wes Craven read an article on the L.A. times about a family surviving the Killing Fields in Cambodia. But, after they moved to the United States their son began to have nightmares and would stay up and try hard not to sleep to avoid the person who's been haunting his dreams for several nights. When they found their son sleeping soundly they have thought it was over until they heard him scream one night and began to rush into his room only to find him already dead.
  • FALSE - Directed by James Wan, the crew only took 18 days for them to film "Saw" also having a small budget.
  • TRUE - The story was inspired by the Nilland brothers. Three of the four Niland brothers took part in the D-Day landings, but only one came back. The surviving brother, Fritz Niland was bought home from the front.
  • TRUE - Shirley Henderson, 49 years old now, was 37 years old when she played Moaning Myrtle making the bath scene with Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) twice as disturbing.
  • TRUE - The scene where Viggo Mortensen kicks the helmet near a pile of orcs, he actually screams so hard because he broke two toes. They actually used the footage in the movie.

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