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Top 5 Cursed Horror Movies You Should Never Watch

Horror films may not frighten you, and that’s
ok, however, rumors of cursed films have always existed and has often caused viewers to quake
in fear. It has long been told that entire productions
have been cursed, even stretching as far back as Shakespeare’s Hamlet. So today on Top 5 Scary Videos, we’re going
to be counting down the Top 5 Cursed Horror Movies You Should Never Watch. Lets jump in. 5 The Innkeepers (2011)
This 2011 horror directed by Ti West follows two employees at a New England hotel who decided
to investigate stories of hauntings and the paranormal. However, their curiosity awakens something
far more sinister. As it goes, The Innkeepers was a pretty run-of-the-mill
horror movie, however, it might ring a bell for you for a completely different reason. It now resides amongst the alleged cursed
horror films in history. According to sources, this is in part due
to Ti West making unfortunate mistakes during shooting — including housing the movie crew,
and himself, in one of the most haunted hotels in Connecticut. The Yankee Pedlar Inn — while they shot the
film. History tells that the Yankee Pedlar Inn is
known for having ghostly apparitions, and poltergeist activity — not only that, but
guests at the inn have reported having nightmarish dreams. The curse that followed the film was mostly
based on ghosts — with them seemingly taking offense to having a film made about them. Actors who stayed on set also reported feeling
weird cold spots, as well as seeing strange things, including shattering light bulbs during
shooting. 4 The Omen (1976)
Released back in 1976, this horror directed by Richard Donner follows American diplomat,
Robert, as he adopts Damien following the death of his unborn child. A series of sinister events unfold and Robert
quickly comes to the conclusion that he may have adopted the Antichrist. To begin, the film was ruled on June 6th,
1976, aka, 666. Right off the bat the film was daring the
devil to get involved, with the first incident occurring when the special effects designer
for the film was involved in a car accident, which left his assistant dead. Leading on from that, after actor Gregory
Peck signed on to the film, his own son committed suicide. Peck, would also go on to experience more
upsetting and disturbing phenomenons, when a bolt of lightning struck his plane as it
was crossing the Atlantic, and a second bolt of lightning striking producer Mace Neufield’s
plane. With the latter setting the engine ablaze
and almost resulted in a crash. Animal attacks also occurred on set, with
multiple actors and trainers receiving injuries. And guys, it doesn’t end there. A group of people heading to set go into a
car accident, and Richard Donner’s hotel was bombed by the IRA during filming. So, what do you think? Was Satan behind this unexplainable incidents? 3 The Exorcist (1973)
It’s not too hard to believe that one of the most terrifying and controversial supernatural
horror movies in history would suffer some bizarre occurances during production. Released back in 1973 and directed by William
Friedkin, The Exorcist follows a young girl, Regan, as she becomes possessed by a demon
after playing with a Ouija Board. To begin, the screening of The Exorcist kicked
off by having a 16th-century church across the street from the theatre get struck by
lightning. Not only that, but during production of the
film, the set caught on fire in the room that was supposed to be the family’s home. Regan’s room was unexplainably untouched. This resulted in the shoot being delayed,
but when they returned the tragedies continued. Around eight different deaths are connected
with the film — including actors Vasiliki Maliaros and Jack MacGowran, who died shortly
after post-production — which baffled many as both of their characters also died in the
film. Many injuries also occurred, even one involving
Ellen Burstyn, who plays the mother of Regan. Burstyn was seriously injured during one scene
that actually made it into the film. At one point Burstyn gets thrown back into
the wall, however, her harness broke resulting in her colliding at full speed, and the blood
curdling scream you hear is actually real. Linda Blair who played Regan also suffered,
when she was thrown off the bed by an unseen force.And finally, the voice of the demonic
entity we see in the film, Mercedes McCambridge, was the tragic victim of a domestic violence
killing shortly after the film was released. 2 Poltergeist (1982)
Poltergeist has gone down as one of the most notoriously unlucky films in history — and
for a good reason. Released in 1982, Poltergeist follows the
strange and creepy happenings that befall an average California family. As ghosts attempt to communicate with them
through the television, even sucking in their youngest daughter, Carol Ann. Now, there are many theories as to why Poltergeist
attracted such negative energy, many concluding that it was because Spielberg opted to use
real human skeletons as props without telling the actors. Gross. Not only that but Dominique Dunne who played
Dana Freeman died during production at just 23. She was murdered by an abusive ex-boyfriend
who choked her into a coma, which she never awoke from. Heather O’Rourke who played Carol Ann died
at just 12 years old — it was sudden with the young girl being linked to an undetected
illness. It doesn’t stop there, folks. A mechanical clown that was used actually
tried to strangle actor Oliver Robins. He was choked so hard by the clown that he
actually had marks on his neck following the incident. Not only that, but James Kahn who wrote the
novelization of the movie reported seeing some truly creepy stuff. He stated that lightning struck the buildings
that he was writing in. Noting, “The facing on the air-conditioning
unit blew off, flew across the room, and hit me in the back. After about half a minute or a minute, the
lights flickered and went on, and then all the video games in the room started playing
themselves.” — Spooky. 1 Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made (1988/2018)
This film has had a long and weird history, with it being produced back in the 1970’s
by brothers documenting an occult ritual before disappearing and resurfacing back in in 1988. After a screening at a film festival in Budapest,
the theatres burned to the ground, resulting in several of the event’s programmers dying
under mysterious circumstances. Moving on from that, a couple years later,
a riot erupted in a theatre in San Francisco that was screening Antrum; and during which
time, the only physical copy of the film went missing. Now, once again the film as emerged — with
it making the rounds at film festivals last year. Now — I may be cheating by putting this film
as number one, as it was recently revealed that the film itself is a mockumentary. However, the filmmakers have openly stated
that they believe the film has blurred the lines between fiction and reality by encouraging
people to add to its mythology. Executive Producer, Eric Thirteen was quoted
as saying, “Everywhere I went people were talking about this secret film Antrum. Filmmakers passing it around. You’d hear that it was from the 70’s,
or that it was part documentary, or that it had cursed footage spliced into it. One person literally dared me to watch it,
which I frankly scoffed at. Still, I had to know what the film really
was — and once I saw it, the feelings wouldn’t leave. The allure of something you weren’t supposed
to watch.” — Chilling. Well, there we have it! Do you guys agree with our list? Were there any cursed horror movies that we
missed? Leave us all your thoughts and feelings in
the comments down below and perhaps we can do a part 2. If you haven’t already, be sure to give
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