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27 October 2008



Not spooked yet? Here are some interesting facts in the horror movies world. Just in time for Halloween. But then this is not so spooky though.

50+: Number of movies made by Alfred Hitchcock, a well-known director of thriller films like “Psycho” and “Birds”

37: Number of films directed by Hitchcock where he had a cameo

1: Rank of Hannibal Lecter in an American Film Institute poll on villains in US movies in 2003

30+: Number of Stephen King’s works made into movies, among them “Carrie” and "Misery"

$843: Estimated total earnings of the movie “Jaws,” the top grossing horror movie of all time

10: Oscar nominations received by the movie “The Exorcist,” including Best Supporting Actress for Linda Blair in 1973

2: Length in minutes of the 1896 film “Le Manoir du Diable.” It is considered to be the first horror movie and vampire film ever made.

P210 million: Gross earnings of the movie “Sukob” in 2006. It is one of the country’s top three biggest hits for the last five years.

1989: Year of the first installment of “Shake, Rattle and Roll”

9: Number of “Shake, Rattle and Roll” movies made as of 2007

9: Total number of awards garnered by the movie “Itim” from different award-giving bodies, including the 1978 Asian Film Festival

Compiled by Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research
Sources: CCP Encyclopedia, PDI Archives,, Time Magazine, BBC,,,,

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