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Today in Nerd History | October 17

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 October 17th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

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I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER

In 1997, I Know What You Did Last Summer premiered in theaters. This slasher film is based on a novel by Lois Duncan, in which four friends are haunted by a mysterious killer with a hook who knows that they were involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident the previous summer.

Nerdy Fact: The book author was not happy with the adaptation. She said that her book was a suspense story, not a slasher film, and that she was appalled by the violence and gore in the movie.

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HALLOWEENTOWN

In 1998, Halloweentown premiered on the Disney Channel. In this movie, a teenage girl discovers that she comes from a family of witches and visits a magical world where Halloween creatures live.

Nerdy Fact: The movie had a modest budget of only $4 million, which meant that the production team had to be creative with the costumes and props. For example, Benny, the skeleton taxi driver, was actually a robot that had to be operated by two people. One person moved his mouth, while another controlled his limbs.

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“I AM BIRDMAN”

In 2014, Birdman premiered in theaters. This movie is about a former superhero actor who tries to revive his career and reputation by staging a Broadway play, while struggling with his inner voice, his co-stars, and his family.

Nerdy Fact: The movie was shot in a way that makes it look like one continuous take, which required a lot of planning and rehearsing. The editing process only took two weeks, which is very fast for a feature film.





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