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Today in Nerd History | December 20

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on December 20th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

DO YOU LIKE SCARY MOVIES?

In 1996, Scream released in theaters. Scream is an American slasher film that follows a group of teenagers who are targeted by a masked killer who uses horror movie trivia as part of his deadly game.

Nerdy Fact: Drew Barrymore was set to star as Sidney Prescott, the main protagonist, but she changed her mind and suggested to play Casey Becker, the first victim, to surprise the audience.

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

In 2017, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle released in theaters. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an adventure comedy film about four teenagers who get sucked into a video game and must complete a dangerous quest to return to the real world. It is both a sequel to and a reimagining of Jumanji (1995).

Nerdy Fact: Jack Black had to act like a teenage girl trapped in a middle-aged man’s body, which he said was the most fun he ever had. He even improvised some of his lines, such as “I like can’t even with this place”.





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