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5 Hollywood movies that were a curse upon their own filmmakers

5 Hollywood movies that were a curse upon their own filmmakers • Wordhazard • Hollywood 1

Decency and modesty are the latest casualties in the present time. Hollywood too has become a place where one can listen to endless cockamamie stories. Infact, Hollywood is as superstitious a place as the heaven or hell, all owed to the uncountable story tellers, tales and baseless myths. Strings of mishappenings , gruesome incidents , loads of bad luck, line up like an arrow of grim fate pointing a particular movie and ssshhhhhh!!!! The movie is cursed !You might have heard about the movies that have killed the careers of numerous actors, actresses, directors and many others, but , readers sit back and get prepared to read about the those movies that have actually killed the leads or half of the movie cast. Yes!!! We are here with the top 5 cursed Hollywood movies.

1.Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist (1982) Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist is considered as one of the most cursed film franchises of all time. Dominique Dunne, who appeared in the first film, was murdered by her boyfriend. Julian Beck, who played Henry Kane, died of stomach cancer in 1985. Will Sampson, who played Taylor in Poltergeist II also died in 1985 of post-operative kidney failure. Perhaps the most bizarre of all these deaths was that of Heather O’Rourke, who played Carol , after developing stomach cramps on set, she soon took a turn for the worse and went into cardiac arrest where she was immediately rushed into surgery, and died on the operating table.

2.The Exorcist (1974)

The Exorcist (1974) The Exorcist (1974)

There were at least eight deaths that were associated with the filming of The Exorcist, including Jack MacGowran, the actor who played the role of Burke Dennings and Valsiliki Maliaros who played Father Karras’s mother, both died shortly before the film’s release. The connected deaths were not limited to the cast, the man responsible for refrigerating the set also died during the production, as did a night watchman on the set. The MacNeil home was burned to the ground in a fire.

3.Superman (1978)

Superman (1978) Superman (1978)

Unfortunately, the actor who played super man during the 70’s and 80’s was not as lucky as the flying superhero.It is well known that Christopher Reeve became paralyzed when he was thrown from his horse in 1995. The actor later died in 2004 of heart failure related to his paralysis. Margot Kidder, the actress who played Lois Lane, suffered from mental illness in the years following the films, and was once found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, dirty and disheveled. Richard Pryor, who made an appearance in Superman III, died of multiple sclerosis not long after his appearance, and George Reeves, the original 1950’s Superman, died at the early age of 45 in 1959.

4. Wizard of Oz (1939)

Wizard of Oz (1939) Wizard of Oz (1939)

This staple of American culture came at the cost of quite a few lives. There were several accidents while filming, including Margaret Hamilton getting badly burned while filming a stunt, and several flying monkeys falling from their harnesses. The star of the show, Judy Garland who played Dorothy, had a troubled life after the film’s release. She struggled with addiction and eventually died of an overdose aged 47. Frank Morgan, who played the Wizard, got into a serious car accident that claimed the life of his chauffeur and left his wife permanently crippled in her right leg.

5.Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Rosemary’s Baby (1968) Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

The film’s composer died of an accidental fall and William Castle, the producer, suffered from gallstones as soon as the film was wrapped. Most infamous of all was what happened to Roman Polanski, the film’s director. His wife, Sharon Tate, was murdered by the Manson family. She was eight months pregnant with their first child. Harsh, isn’t it?

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