Our mind actually changes so much on its own!
The Silence of the Lambs: Hannibal Lecter never says “Hello, Clarice.”
What we remember: When Clarice first comes to visit Hannibal, he greets her with “Hello, Clarice.”
What actually happens: He greets her with “Good Morning.”
No one really knows where this misquoted line came from, but it’s super creepy. He does, however, greet Clarice in Hannibal with a “Well, hello, Clarice,” so there’s that.
Scary Movie 2: Hanson never says “take my strong hand.”
What we remember: When Dwight is hanging outside the window, Hanson says “Take my strong hand.”
What actually happens: Hanson tells Dwight that his other hand isn’t strong enough, and to take his “little hand.”
It’s been 2 decades, and I’m still saying “take my strong hand,” but… it never happened. Underrated movie, though.
Saw: Jigsaw never says “Do you want to play a game?”
What we remember: Jigsaw/the doll turns to the camera and asks, “Do you want to play a game?”
What actually happens: Jigsaw says, “I want to play a game.”
This misquote might be a result of fans wanting to make the line more of an invitation to [email protected]#k around, then an evils statement from a psychopath.
‘Interview With a Vampire’ is actually called ‘Interview with THE Vampire.’
What we remember: The movie is called Interview With a Vampire
What actually happens: There’s a “the” in the title.
If you do a Google search using “Interview With,” the first few searches will be for the film/novel. Or, you might get a few that refer to “a.” Both will take you here, though. To be fair, when you say the title, both ways sound similar enough.
Scary Movie: Shorty doesn’t say “I see white people.”
What we remember: Shorty says the line above.
What actually happens: While hiding under a blanket, he actually says “I see dead people.”
The line we think he says, was actually said by Marlon Wayans 2 years later in Undercover Brother. Funny as heck, the first way though.
Dracula: Bela Lugosi never says “I vant to suck your blood.”
What we remember: We think he says the line above. In fact, it’s one of the most quoted lines from all the adaptations of the book.
What actually happens: Nothing close to this line is ever uttered, and no one knows where this came from. Sexy vampires at halloween, probably.
Jaws: The “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” quote.
What we remember: Brody, after meeting the Great White shark for the first time, quips “We’re going to need a bigger boat.”
What actually happens: He actually says “YOU’RE going to need a bigger boat.”
This is one of the best lines from the film, and we’re all saying it wrong.
The Exorcist: Regan has a feeding tube
What we remember: The whole possession thing happens, and while she’s definitely tied down at times, she doesn’t have a tube in her nose.
What actually happens: During all the possession scenes and the infamous vomiting scene, she’s got a nasogastric tube. The. Entire. Time.
Honestly, I didn’t remember this either, until I watched some clips. Turns out, it’s there and I just blanked it out.
Gremlins: The leader of the Gremlins is Stripe, not Spike
What we remember: The guy in charge of all the mischief and shenanigans is named Spike.
What actually happens: His name is actually Stripe.
When dialogue is being spoken, it’s sometimes hard to differentiate between sounds, so maybe while Corey Feldman was saying ‘Stripe,’ we all heard ‘Spike.’ I dunno, with that giant plume of white hair, the real name makes more sense to me.
Jaws: The movie poster has a bite mark on it.
What we remember: There’s a bite taken out of the ‘J’ in Jaws on the original movie poster.
What actually happens: The ‘J’ looks like a fish hook. That’s it.
There’s no explanation for why people remember this, but there are absolutely no copies of the original poster in existence, with this bite mark.
A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy says “I’m your Boyfriend, [email protected]#ch.”
What we remember: Nancy picks up a disconnected phone, and tries to contact her boyfriend Glen, only to hear Freddy say, “I’m your boyfriend now, [email protected]#ch.”
What actually happens: All he says is, “I’m your boyfriend now, Nancy.”
Let’s be honest, the profane version sounds more authentic. Especially since right after, the phone goes all gross-looking and his tongue comes out to lick her.
Seven: Gwyneth Paltrow’s decapitated head
What we remember: Detective Somerset opens the box and we see the head of Detective Mill’s wife, Tracy.
What actually happens: We never see the inside of the box.
In fact, only the dialogue and what we can infer of the plot, tells us that her head is inside. But we never see it. To be fair, though, a prosthetic head was made but never used. It showed up in 2011’s Contagion though.