'Tis the season for seasonal horror movies and working through the returning sense that they just don’t make 'em like they use to.

Yet over the past few decades, many pivotal films made movie history and continue to stand the test of time like classics so often do. And while they scared millions around the world pantless at their prime, found behind the scenes photos tell another comical tale, one that proves scary movies aren’t real — and reality is even weirder. 

The Exorcist (1973)

Directed by: William Friedkin
Released: December 26, 1973
Budget: $12 million 
The Devil (and a 12 year old girl named Regan whom it possessed) 


source: Youtube

source: No Film School 

source: Ain't It Cool

Halloween (1978) 

Directed by: John Carpenter
Released: October 25, 1978
Budget: $300,000-$325,000 
Monster/Killer: Michael Myers 

source: Deadly Movies

source: Rowsdowr

source: Rowsdowr

source: Matt Mulcahey WordPress

The Shining (1980)

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick 
May 23, 1980 
Budget: $19 million 
Monster/Killer: Jack Torrance 

source: The Film Stage

source: Stanley Kubrick 

source: Premium Beat

source: Premium Beat

Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Directed by: Wes Craven Released: November 9th, 1984 Budget: $1.8 million  Monster/killer: Freddy Krueger  

source: NY Mag

source: Vintag

source: Vintag

source: Youtube

Child's Play (1988)

Directed by: Tom Holland
Released: November 9, 1988
Budget: $9 million 

source: Pinterest 

source: Ain't It Cool

source: Ain't It Cool

coverphoto source: Den of Geek from Halloween III