Happy Halloween! On October 31st of every year, everyone gets to wear their most creative costumes, go trick or treating, and watch scary movies- that’s tradition for this spooky holiday.
Unfortunately, some of our favorite classic Halloween movies cursed people in real life! Don’t believe me? We’ve put together a list of movies that haunted the cast members, even after the cameras stop rolling. Check it out below.
Rosemary's Baby (1968) –
Rosemary's Baby producer, William Castle, was hospitalized with kidney stones and, after experiencing hallucinations during his near-death experience, the producer alleged he seen film's lead character “approaching him with a knife.” The following year, Polanski's wife, Sharon Tate, was killed in the “Manson Family Murders.”
The Exorcist (1973)-
Actress Linda Blair, who played the little girl possessed by the devil, fractured her lower back. The set in which the movie was filmed on caught fire for no apparent reason. One of the actor's child was involved in a terrible road accident, and another actor lost his life to influenza shortly after filming ended.
The Omen (1976)-
The lead actor Gregory Peck and writer David Seltzer were on planes that were struck by lightning. Another incident was a zookeeper on set to tame baboons was mauled to death by a lion just one day after completing their work. And lastly, after the filming was completed, it was said that “special effects director John Richardson and his assistant, Liz Moore, were involved in a serious car accident. Moore was decapitated in an incident that echoed one of The Omen's most disturbing scenes.”
Child star Oliver Robbins was said to have claimed that he nearly died after being "choked by the arms of the evil puppet" who was featured in 1982 film Poltergeist. Unfortunately, at the young age of 12- a few years after the film was released, young actor Heather O'Rourke died from cardiac arrest and septic shock caused by a misdiagnosed intestinal stenosis.
The Amityville Horror (1979)-
How creepy? Ryan Reynolds, the star of the 2005 remake, claimed to have woken up at 3:15am – otherwise known as "the witching hour" – every morning without rhyme or reason. It was also said that someone died in the lake, the first day of filming.
Are you creeped out yet? Be sure to have a fun and most importantly safe Halloween! Keep these scary facts in mind as you’re binge watching your favorite spooky movies.