Other Movies

These are facts about other, less popular movies, which have some paranormal attachment, either freaky coincidences, including a number of mysterious deaths and curses.

Some of the most infamous Hollywood film "curses", in which cast members and crew are beset by tragic coincidences, are usually associated with horror movies such as "Rosemary’s Baby", "The Poltergeist", "The Exorcist", and "The Omen".

Candyman

  • Virginia Madsen (who plays Helen Lyle) was hypnotized during the filming of Candyman to produce the trancelike state every time she encountered the Candyman.

Carrie

  • In real life, Sissy Spacek (who played Carrie) was actually voted Homecoming Queen.

Children of The Corn

  • Malaki’s name in the Steven King’s version of Children of The Corn was Craig.

Final Destination

  • The movie Final Destination is based on a rejected "X Files" episode.

Ghostbusters

  • The original title for the 1984 movie Ghostbusters was "Ghost Smashers."

Giant

  • The James Dean movie, Giant, was partly filmed at Marfa, where he subsequently died while filming. This has given rise to many rumors that his death was paranormal in nature, due to his Spyder being "cursed".

It

  • In Steven King’s It, Pennywise the Clown’s hair was Tim Curry’s real hair.

Pet Sematary

  • "Church", the cat in Pet Sematary, was played by 7 different cats.

Scream

  • At one point, Scream was called "Scary Movie", which was used as the title for the parody movies.
  • The killer’s robe in Scream was originally going to be white, but the directors changed it to black after fears it would look too much like a KKK robe.
  • The final scene in Scream is considered one of the most physically demanding and hard to film scenes in horror history.
  • Wes Craven plays the janitor in his 1996 movie Scream.

The Blair Witch Project

  • It took 8 days to film The Blair Witch Project and 8 months to edit it.
  • The movie cost $22,000 to make, but it grossed over $240 million.

The Mothman Prophecies

  • The movie The Mothman Prophecies supposedly has a curse, which has so far caused the deaths of 82 people associated with it.

The Shining

    Robert de Niro was considered for the role of Jack in The Shining, but after watching "Taxi Driver" director Stanley Kubrik decided he wasn’t psychotic enough.
  • Stanley Kubrik also considered Robin Williams to play the role of Jack, but thought he was too psychotic-looking after he watched episodes of "Mork & Mindy"

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