It is officially October which means Halloween is near. This is the time of year when many people intentionally try to scare the crap out of themselves. They will often use scary movies to do this. Some work better than others. The scares in the movies featured on this list will leap out at you and make you jump out of your seat. They also have some more subtle scares that you may have not noticed. These hidden scares sometimes foreshadow an event in the film or exist to simply make you feel nervous. Here are five creepy things hidden in the background of horror movies.
5. The Exorcist
In The Exorcist a demon possesses a little girl and it is up to a priest who is questioning his faith to save the little girl’s soul with an exorcism.
When The Exorcist was first released it was rumored that many subliminal images were littered throughout the movie, and it was a huge point of controversy in 1973. The images are not truly subliminal, though, as they are intended to be seen. Director William Friedkin inserted the images into the film in order to create an uneasy feeling.
The images he used are supposed to be the faces of Captain Howdy, the demon who has possessed the young girl. These blink-and-you-miss-it flashes appear in quick cutaways that only last a couple of frames. The face will also appear on walls and doors in the background of the movie before a traumatic event.