Quote: Excuse me, not to shit on anyone’s riff here, but let me see if I grasp this concept, okay? You’re suggesting that we take some fucking parking shuttles and reinforce them with some aluminum siding, and then just head on over to the gun store where we watch our good friend Andy play some cowboy-movie, jump-on-the-covered-wagon bullshit? Then we’re going to drive across the ruined city through a welcome committee of a few hundred thousand dead cannibals. All so we can sail off into the sunset on this fucking asshole’s boat?
Fact: For the scene where Ana stitches Kenneth’s wounds, the director hired a real nurse for the close-ups. She misunderstood the director’s directions to go deeper and inadvertently punctured Ving Rhames' skin and stitched the prosthesis to his arm. He didn't say anything until after the scene was done filming and the director thought the blood was merely “a really good effect”.
Quote: Not a lot of people know what it feels like to be angry, in your bones. I mean, they understand, foster parents, everybody understands, for awhile. Then they want the angry little kid to do something he knows he can’t do, move on. So after awhile they stop understanding. They send the angry kid to a boys home. I figured it out too late. You gotta learn to hide the anger, practice smiling in the mirror. It’s like putting on a mask.
Fact: Anne Hathaway has said that she desperately coveted the role of Catwoman, and was a complete nervous wreck after her audition. The first time her agent phoned after her screen test, he said he had good news and asked if Hathaway was sitting down. Hathaway immediately screamed “I’m Catwoman!” and ran around the room in a frenzy. Unfortunately, her agent had to calm the actress down—he had called to let her know that she’d been invited to host the Academy Awards. Hathaway has said she was so shocked she went numb at the offer. Fortunately, shortly thereafter, her agent phoned again to let her know that she had been offered the part of Catwoman as well.
Quote: Oh, you. You just couldn’t let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible, aren’t you? You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won’t kill you because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.
Fact: In preparation for his role as The Joker, Heath Ledger hid away in a motel room for about six weeks. During this extended stay of seclusion, Ledger delved deep into the psychology of the character. He devoted himself to developing The Joker’s every tic, namely the voice and that sadistic-sounding laugh (for the voice, Ledger’s goal was to create a tone that didn’t echo the work Jack Nicholson did in his 1989 performance as the Joker). Ledger’s interpretation of The Joker’s appearance was primarily based on the chaotic, disheveled look of punk rocker Sid Vicious combined with the psychotic mannerisms of Malcolm McDowell's character, Alex De Large, from A Clockwork Orange.
Quote: Thanks for the ride, lady!
Fact: Although the film consists of only three short horror stories - and the wrap-around animation story, there were, just like the original ‘Creepshow’, originally five stories written. One of these, “The Cat From Hell”, was later used in the the similar anthology film “Tales From The Darkside: The Movie”, released in 1990, and directed by the original Creepshow’s composer, John Harrison. The other story originally intended to be in Creepshow 2 was the Stephen King short story, “Pinfall”, about ghostly rival bowling teams.
Quote: Just tell it to call you Billie, you bitch!
Fact: During a break in filming, Stephen King took his son to a McDonalds, and as a joke, Joe was made up with bruises, cuts and scabs. The girl at the Drive-Thru called the police when she saw him.
Quote: And monkey’s brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Washington D.C.
Fact: The film featured three endings, five bodies, six weapons and seven suspects. This is featured in one of the tag-lines for the film but as there are six murders, one for each weapon, there are actually six bodies not five.
Quote: You know, sometimes I wish I did a little more with my life instead of hanging out in front of places selling weed and shit. Like, maybe be an animal doctor. Why not me? I like seals and shit. Or maybe an astronaut. Yeah. Like, be the first motherfucker to see a new galaxy, or find a new alien lifeform… and fuck it. And people’d be like, “There he goes. Homeboy fucked a Martian once.”
Fact:The playground in front of Mooby’s is in the shape of a penis and testicles. It is visible during the scene where Emma gives Becky the invitation to the wedding and when Randal is telling Dante to go and find Becky after the ordeal between the two of them.
Quote: If anyone finds this, it means my plan didn’t work and I’m already dead. But if I can somehow go back to the beginning of all of this, I might be able to save her.
Fact: When Evan is placing the phone call at “State”, the number he dials is 555-5785: a number oft repeated by Frank Rizzo of The Jerky Boys.