The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing you, John Q. Moviegoer, that you're watching just one linear storyline when you go to see a horror flick.

The truth is that horror directors and producers are playing 8-dimensional chess with us, sneaking all kinds of dark symbolism and freaky brainhacks into their movies, their soundtracks, even their movie posters.

Here are a few miniscule details that have been subliminally f*ing with you this whole time:

19 Subliminal Mindfreaks From Horror Films You Might Not Have Noticed

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