7 movies people believe are cursed

by Staff writer

Apparently movie makers now don’t just have to worry about the physical elements of a production but also the supernatural.

Some very strange circumstances have led many people to believe these 7 movies are really cursed.

1. The Passion of the Christ

During filming of the 2004 biblical drama film “The Passion of the Christ”, cast and crew members were struck by lightning.

While filming the scene of the Sermon on the Mount, leading actor Jim Caviezel was struck by lightning and, immediately afterward, assistant director Jan Michelini was also hit. Perhaps it wasn’t such a bad curse as the movie eventually did great at the box office, grossing $622 million worldwide.

“The Passion of the Christ” was also nominated for three Academy Awards the following year.

2. The Conqueror

After over 90 members out of the 220 crew that worked on the 1956 movie “The Conqueror” got cancer, people immediately began saying the film was cursed.

It was later ascertained that they were likely infected from fallout from the nearby atomic testing range at Yucca Flat, Nevada, close to where the movie was filmed.

3. Poltergeist

After the untimely death of two actors that worked in the 1982 horror film “Poltergeist”, news began circulating that the movie was cursed.

22-year-old actress Dominique Dunne was murdered shortly after the film was released in 1982 and the child star, Heather O’Rourke, died at age 12 due to a misdiagnosed intestinal issue.

Two other (less unexpected) cast member deaths related to surgery and cancer also sadly occurred.

4. The Dark Knight

Even though the 2008 Batman movie “The Dark Knight” did incredibly well at the box office, that didn’t stop some people from believing the movie was cursed — perhaps due to what happened to three of the movie’s stars all around the time of the film’s release:

Heath Ledger died from a fatal mix of prescription drugs (some people say that his role as the Joker in the movie took a toll on him), Christian Bale was accused of assault (Bale denied the incident and the matter was dropped), and Morgan Freeman got involved in a serious car accident.

A crewman was also killed during the filming of an action scene.

5. The Exorcist

The 1973 supernatural horror film “The Exorcist” was thought to be cursed because of the many unfortunate events surrounding it.

Some of the incidents include a set burning down, on-set injuries for actresses Linda Blair and Ellen Burstyn, and the deaths of two of its actors, Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros, right after shooting wrapped, according to iNews.

The shocking nature of the film to audiences at the time likely also contributed to this myth.

6. Annabelle

Annabelle is a 2014 American horror film directed by John R. Leonetti. John said two mysterious events happened while filming, leading some people to believe the production was haunted.

First, director John R. Leonetti said he walked into a filming location and saw a three-fingered handprint on a dusty window that resembled the three-fingered demon in the movie. Then, he said a light fixture fell on the head of one of the film’s actors — in the same location where his character is killed in the movie!

“Annabelle” was based on the story of a “real” cursed doll that today is kept at Ed and Lorraine Warren’s Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut.

7. The Omen

No film in history has had worse luck than the 1976 horror movie “The Omen”.

Separate planes of about three persons involved in the film was struck by lightning. Then a hotel one of the executive producers was staying at during production was bombed by the IRA, as was a restaurant the director and actors were scheduled to eat at. Luckily no one died.

An assistant to special effects consultant John Richardson on the other hand, wasn’t quite as lucky. On Friday the 13th of August 1976, Richardson crashed his car in Holland. His assistant was sliced through by the car’s front wheel.

Scrambling out of the wreckage, Richardson looked up and saw a road sign: Ommen, 66.6km.

Then one of the film’s tiger handler’s died. One of the actor’s son shot himself. A plane scheduled for use in the film, which was rescheduled and used for a commercial flight instead, crashed and killed everyone on board!

Even scarier is the fact that the film is about Satan.
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