We all enjoy a good horror movie from time to time. But, the experience becomes infinite times scarier when the movie in question is said to be cursed as well!
Bad things happen and that is life. Cursed movies have evoked mammoth curiosity and fascinated people beyond measure for decades now. From bizarre deaths to career-killers, some movie projects have become the stuff of legend. It goes without saying that no director or anyone from the production team like rustling up cursed movies and no actor wants to be a part of one. But, given the history of Hollywood, they’re likely to happen. Many accidents happen while filming, stunts are dangerous and accidents happen. Read on for the terrifying real-life stories of 10 movies that are actually cursed.
This movie is a tell-tale lesson about what might happen and what the consequences are going to be if you disturb the resting places of people who have died. The director of the movie, Steven Speilberg used real-life human skeletons and that served as a curse almost to the entire actor and production team. Dominique Dunne, who appeared in the first film, was murdered by her boyfriend at age 22. Julian Bake, who played the role of Henry Kane, died of stomach cancer in 1985. Will Sampson, who starred in Poltergeist II died in 1985 of post-operative kidney failure. But the most heartbreaking and sad death of the entire movie was that of Heather O’Rourke, who played Carol Anne in all three films. The 12-year-old child died at a very young age of 12 while filming the end scenes of the movie. She was suffering from some sort of stomach ache and went into cardiac arrest where she was immediately rushed into surgery. Later on, she suffered from a septic shock and died on the operating table. The ending of the movie had to be filmed with a body double.
The bizarre events surrounding this movie is crazy. Shortly after Gregory Peck accepted the role where he is going to play the father to the devil's child, his real-life son shot himself in the head with no explanation. But Peck continued flying out to shoot the film and on his way, his plane was struck by lightning. The engine of the plane was caught on fire and almost crashed. Both screenwriter David Seltzer and producer Mace Neufeld on separate occasions got struck by lightning inside the plane.
This iconic movie is not only one of the scariest movies of all time, but it might also be one of the most cursed movies too. At least eight deaths that were associated with the filming of The Exorcist. Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros, who played the role of Burke Dennings and Father Karras’s mother respectively, both died shortly before the film’s release. Apart from that, the McNeil home was burned down, but eerily enough, Regan's room was unharmed. When the movie premiered, in Rome, lightning struck and hit a church and it destroyed the 400-year-old cross. The cross fell on the ground in the center of the piazza.
This movie brought a disturbing amount of horror to the audience and also to those who worked behind the camera. The movie's composer died from a freak fall, the producer of the movie suffered from gallstones as soon as the film wrapped. Maybe the most infamous of all, the director of the movie, Roman Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate was murdered by the Manson family while she was eight months pregnant, along with her friends in her own home.
This movie starred Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee. One of the last scenes of the movie included Brandon being shot with a rubber bullet. But, there was a metal shard lodged in the chamber, and when the bullet hit Brandon in the abdomen, it killed him. He was only 28 years old. But, he was not the only casualty. His father, Bruce Lee also died at the young age of 32 and he said that he had multiple premonitions of his death
This movie is based on a real-life dybbuk box and it is said to be actually possessed. It has been reported that bizarre things happened on set, and even Jeffery Dean Morgan, who is a skeptic himself admitted some eerie stuff went down while filming like light bulbs exploding and props catching fire. When he was asked if he wants a real dybbuk box on the set, he refused.
Superman is best known for his invincibility. But there is a certain deadly curse attached to this character. The actor who played the role of Superman in the 70s and 80s was Christopher Reeves and he became paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse in 1995. He later died in 2004 from a heart failure related to his paralysis, but he was not the only one to be affected by the Superman curse. The actress who played the role of Lois Lane suffered from mental illness and was later found wandering the streets of Los Angeles. Richard Pryor died of multiple sclerosis that appeared in Superman III not long after his appearance. George Reeves, the original Superman died at the age of 45 in 1959.
This movie is a staple for American culture, but it came at a cost of few lives. There were a number of accidents related to the movie and some of those include Margaret Hamilton getting badly burned while filming a stunt and a number of monkeys falling from their harnesses. In fact, the star of the movie, Judy Garland had an extremely troubled life after the film’s release. It is reported that she struggled with addiction and passed away from an overdose at the age of 47. Frank Morgan, who played the role of the Wizard was involved in a serious car accident that killed his chauffeur and left his wife permanently crippled in her right leg.
It is a movie about the Yankee Pedlar Inn and how two employees try to expose its haunted past. But, most people don't know is the Yankee Pedlar Inn is a real location in Connecticut and it is said to be haunted in real life. The director of the movie, Ti West reported bizarre incidents during the shooting like unexplained noises, door closing, TVs turning on and off on their own, lights burning out all the time, and the crew having vivid dreams every night.
It is this movie that brought James Dean to the forefront of cinema and in front of the audience too. But sadly, this would be the last movie of his career and life. James Dean died at the age of 24 when he crashed his beloved car 'Little Bastard'. He never lived to see his movie being released and along with him, Sal Mineo was also killed when he was stabbed in an alley aged 37. His co-star Natalie Wood also passed away a few years after Dean when she drowned to death. She died under suspicious circumstances on her husband’s yacht. But the creepiest incident happened to Troy McHenry, an orthopedic surgeon out of Beverly Hills. He gathered some parts of James Dean's car. Surprisingly enough, that car too crashed and he died along with it.