History Trivia / TheFrighteners

9th Jul '15 5:57:09 AM kalel32688
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally intended to open close to Halloween, but Creator/{{Universal}} insisted on opening on July 19, 1996 (against Creator/PeterJackson's wishes) as they didn't have anything opening that month. The choice of date (less than three weeks after ''IndependenceDay'' opened, combined with the Atlanta Summer Olympics starting that day) was considered by Jackson the main reason why the film flopped at the box office.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally intended to open close to Halloween, but Creator/{{Universal}} insisted on opening on July 19, 1996 (against Creator/PeterJackson's wishes) as they didn't have anything opening that month. The choice of date (less than three weeks after ''IndependenceDay'' ''Film/IndependenceDay'' opened, combined with the Atlanta Summer Olympics starting that day) was considered by Jackson the main reason why the film flopped at the box office.
9th Jul '15 4:45:15 AM CJO123
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally intended to open close to Halloween, but Creator/{{Universal}} insisted on opening on July 19, 1996 (against Creator/PeterJackson's wishes) as they didn't have anything opening that month. The choice of date (less than three weeks after ''IndependenceDay'' opened, combined with the Summer Olympics starting that weekend) was considered by Jackson the main reason why the film flopped at the box office.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally intended to open close to Halloween, but Creator/{{Universal}} insisted on opening on July 19, 1996 (against Creator/PeterJackson's wishes) as they didn't have anything opening that month. The choice of date (less than three weeks after ''IndependenceDay'' opened, combined with the Atlanta Summer Olympics starting that weekend) day) was considered by Jackson the main reason why the film flopped at the box office.
9th Jul '15 4:44:24 AM CJO123
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally intended to open close to Halloween, but Creator/{{Universal}} insisted on opening in July of 1996 (against Creator/PeterJackson's wishes) as they didn't have anything opening that month. The choice of date (combined with the Olympics that year) was considered by Jackson the main reason why the film flopped at the box office.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally intended to open close to Halloween, but Creator/{{Universal}} insisted on opening in on July of 19, 1996 (against Creator/PeterJackson's wishes) as they didn't have anything opening that month. The choice of date (combined (less than three weeks after ''IndependenceDay'' opened, combined with the Summer Olympics starting that year) weekend) was considered by Jackson the main reason why the film flopped at the box office.
14th Mar '15 12:15:59 PM kalel32688
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally intended to open close to Halloween but Universal insisted on opening in July (against Peter Jackson's wishes) as they didn't have anything opening that month. The choice of date (combined with the Olympics that year) was considered by Jackson the main reason why the film flopped at the box office.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The movie was originally going to be a ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' feature, but producers thought the script was strong enough to stand on its own.
** A whole character, the gatekeeper, was deleted from the movie. He was supposed to be a 6 foot cherub and function as a sidekick to R. Lee Ermey, but all remnants of him was removed completely from the movie, when it was realised that his character, besides being superfluous, didn't really make a lick of sense, within the universe of the movie.
** There were a few different ideas for Reaper's special effects. They considered doing things like using a puppet or putting a person in a cloak and filming them at a different speed, but couldn't get a satisfying result, so they just went with CGI. [[TropesAreTools The CGI does help to make the Reaper seem much more alien and frightening.]]

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally intended to open close to Halloween Halloween, but Universal Creator/{{Universal}} insisted on opening in July of 1996 (against Peter Jackson's Creator/PeterJackson's wishes) as they didn't have anything opening that month. The choice of date (combined with the Olympics that year) was considered by Jackson the main reason why the film flopped at the box office.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The movie was originally going to be a ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' feature, but the producers thought the script was strong enough to stand on its own.
** A whole character, the gatekeeper, Gatekeeper, was deleted from the movie. He was supposed to be a 6 foot 6-foot cherub and function as a sidekick to R. Lee Ermey, Creator/RLeeErmey's Hiles, but all remnants of him was removed completely from the movie, movie when it was realised realized that his character, besides being superfluous, didn't really make a lick of sense, sense within the universe of the movie.
** There were a few different ideas for Reaper's the GrimReaper's special effects. They considered doing things like using a puppet or putting a person in a cloak and filming them at a different speed, but couldn't get a satisfying result, so they just went with CGI. [[TropesAreTools The CGI does help to make the Reaper seem much more alien and frightening.]]frightening]].
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23rd Jun '13 7:26:40 AM Buscemi
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The film was originally intended to open close to Halloween but Universal insisted on opening in July (against Peter Jackson's wishes) as they didn't have anything opening that month. The choice of date (combined with the Olympics that year) was considered by Jackson the main reason why the film flopped at the box office.
22nd Apr '13 10:32:58 PM Etheru
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** There were a few different ideas for Reaper's special effects. They considered doing things like using a puppet or putting a person in a cloak and filming them at a different speed, but couldn't get a satisfying result, so they just went with CGI. [[TropesAreTools The CGI does help to make the Reaper much more alien and frightening.]]

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** There were a few different ideas for Reaper's special effects. They considered doing things like using a puppet or putting a person in a cloak and filming them at a different speed, but couldn't get a satisfying result, so they just went with CGI. [[TropesAreTools The CGI does help to make the Reaper seem much more alien and frightening.]]
22nd Apr '13 10:32:49 PM Etheru
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The movie was originally going to be a ''TalesFromTheCrypt'' feature, but producers thought the script was strong enough to stand on its own.
** A whole character, the gatekeeper, was deleted from the movie. He was supposed to be a 6 foot cherub and function as a sidekick to R. Lee Ermey, but all remnants of him was removed completely from the movie, when it was realised that his character, besides being superfluous, didn't really make a lick of sense, within the universe of the movie.
** There were a few different ideas for Reaper's special effects. They considered doing things like using a puppet or putting a person in a cloak and filming them at a different speed, but couldn't get a satisfying result, so they just went with CGI. [[TropesAreTools The CGI does help to make the Reaper much more alien and frightening.]]
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