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