ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Actors, directors and crew members love to talk about their movies, and for the most part, audiences all over the world enjoy learning about the hilarious on-set shenanigans and anecdotes from behind-the-scenes of successful blockbusters.

However, stories associated with the following five movies are far more sinister than what we are used to.

Familiarize yourself with these spine-chilling tales of the supernatural occurrences on the sets of these movies, which left the cast and crew petrified, and in some cases... dead.

1. The Omen (1976)

The curse of The Omen movie is just proof that if you mess with the Devil, you'll end up paying for it.

Not only did the characters in the film encounter satanic happenings, but the cast and crew on set did too.

For starters, Gregory Peck's son took his own life two months before filming. Secondly, a crew member was also in a terrible car accident which decapitated a passenger in a similar way to that of the film:

Finally, the scriptwriter's plane was struck by lightening, as did the one that Peck and the executive producer were flying in just eight hours after. Surely all of this cannot merely be a coincidence?

2. Wizard of Oz (1939)

In a scene in which the gang are walking down the yellow brick road, you can just make out a hanging body of one of the Munchkins. As the story goes, the actor supposedly committed suicide on set during filming. *Chills*

3. The Poltergeist

More terrifying happenings famously happened in conjunction with The Poltergeist where, after each film wrapped, one of the movie's main stars died. The most tragic, perhaps, being that of little Heather O'Rourke, who died soon after completing the third film.

Apparently, many attribute the curse to the fact that real human bones were used as props in the first movie. Who they belong to, however, is a mystery.

Watch Heather's spine-chilling performance here:

4. Three Men and a Baby (1987)

This one is really quite bizarre because Three Men and a Baby is, in fact, a lighthearted comedy, which ghostly spirits have no business in appearing.

However, when the movie hit VHS in the late '80s, audiences all over the world jumped out of their skins during a scene concerning one of the main characters and his mother.

See what I mean right here:

Missed it? Look! There's a ghost standing in the window! Apparently, many claim it must the spirit of a young boy who once died in that house.

5. The Conjuring (2013)

Based on the true story of the Perron family and their haunted home in Rhode Island, the events of The Conjuring are enough to make us jump out of our skin.

And unsurprisingly, incidents surrounding the filming of the movie are just as unsettling. For starters, the hotel the actors and crew were staying in caught fire. Additionally, the director recalls his dog menacingly growling at invisible entities in his office on numerous occasions.

And finally, Vera Farmiga, who plays the role of the paranormal investigator in the movie, revealed that she would be filled with an inexplicable terror when she read her script at night. She also said that once she opened her laptop to three slashes on the screen, as if some feral creature has dragged its paw across it.

If you're unfamiliar with the storyline, here's the terrifying trailer for the horror flick:



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