20 Horror Films Hiding Creative Easter Eggs

The Dark Tower

All of Stephen King’s books are connected and The Dark Tower is no exception as the Grady Twins from The Shining make an appearance.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

After having a literal easter egg hunt on set, some of the eggs were left behind and made their way into some of the shots.

Predator 2

In the predator’s trophy room, you can clearly see the skull of an Alien xenomorph

Jason Goes to Hell

Paying homage to The Evil Dead, Jason Goes to Hell features an iconic easter egg in the form of the Necromicon.

Death Proof

Take a close look in the restaurant scene and you will spot Kurt Russell’s shirt from Big Trouble in Little China.

The Evil Dead 2

Freddy’s Glove from Nightmare on Elm St. can be seen hanging on the wall in several scenes.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Actor Kevin McCarthy, who appeared in the 1956 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, makes a cameo during the film.


Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) contains a nod to his earlier film Duel (1971) as both films use a sound clip from a 1957 Dinosaur movie called The Land Unknown.

The Thing

The films twist is ruined if you speak Norweigen as the opening scene shows characters yelling that the dog is an alien.

Silent Hill

Midwich Elementary School is named after the 1995 film Village of the Damned.


Wes Craven makes a cameo as the Freddy Kreuger janitor.

IT (2017)

In the scene with all the clown dolls, a version of Pennywise from the made-for-TV adaptation is clearly visible.


Billy the Puppet from SAW can be seen on the chalkboard.

Bride of Chucky

Included in the evidence locker at the police station are a Michael Myers mask from Halloween, Jason’s mask, and Leatherface’s chainsaw.

The Shining

In the film, Jack Nicholson drives a yellow VW Beetle. In the book however, it is a red Beetle. Stanley Kubrick gave a nod to the original by pinning a red Beetle under a truck.

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