8 Terrifying But True RESIDENT EVIL Facts to Scare You Silly

Something spooky this way comes. No, it’s not our  editor-in-chief Rachel Heine disappearing from the conference room in yet another cloud of bats. Rather, it’s a brand new  Resident Evil video game AND Resident Evil movie. On Tuesday, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard hit store shelves, scaring the pants off of legions of gamers—including our own Samantha Sofka, who gave it a sterling 4.5 out of 5 rating. On Friday, audiences will see the thrilling conclusion of Alice’s saga in the aptly-titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. (Although I would bet dollars to undead doughnuts that this won’t actually be the final chapter in the Resident Evil film franchise, which has grossed nearly a billion dollars worldwide.) Considering that this franchise has been giving us heart palpitations for over two decades, it seemed like the perfect time to delve into the weird, wild, and hidden history of the Resident Evil franchise. From composers harboring terrible secrets to forgotten characters based on Eddie Murphy to dialogue tracks that are somehow worse than the one in the original game and beyond, I have assembled 8 terrifying bits of trivia that will scare you silly (provided that you are deathly afraid of learning).

What are your favorite Resident Evil facts? What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

Image: Capcom

Sources: Uproxx; Mental Floss; Unseen64; VG Facts; GamesRadar

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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter and ask him about all things anime ( @Osteoferocious).

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