The Halloween cult classic wasn't always a success. It was released as a flop in the middle of the summer in 1993. Since then, it has taken on a new life, becoming beloved by many generations of children. There's even a sequel in the works, tentatively scheduled for release in 2022…almost thirty years after the original. Until then, here are some facts to tide you over while you rewatch the original for the hundredth time.

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BEHIND-THE-SCENESp FACTS Rosie O'Donnell turned down the role of Mary Sanderson O'Donnell was reluctant to play a scary character SO the iconic character was given to Kathy Najimy.
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