7 Actors Who Died After Being in Horror Movies – Do Not Mess With Poltergeist

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Horror movie sets tend to have a bad reputation due to so many weird things that happen there like injuries, deaths, and just straight up paranormal stuff. People call them “haunted” but directors don’t stop filming movies like this anyway.

Today, Nexter.org prepared you a list of 7 who died right after filming a horror movie.

Poltergeist curse

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The original Poltergeist movie is arguably one of the scariest movies of its time. In fact, people actually believed that the set and the cast were actually haunted. This movie is linked to so many real deaths that it might be true. The first person to die was Dominique Dunne, who played the haunted family’s teenage daughter. In 1982, the same year Poltergeist debuted in theaters, she was strangled to death by her ex-boyfriend.

 

Exorcist curse

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The Exorcist is another horror movie that can get an Award for being the most terrifying one. It is associated with so many weird things like a fire that burned down the entire set, but the possessed girl’s bedroom was left untouched; when the movie was premiering a lightning stroke and took out a 400-year-old cross across the street. The producers even hired a priest to come and bless everything and everyone.

The Exorcist is associated with the deaths of nine different people, according to The Guardian. One of them is actor Jack MacGowran, who played Burke Dennings. In 1973 he contracted influenza during the London epidemic and died from complications right around the time when the movie was premiering and eight people followed him.

 

The Twilight Zone

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The Twilight Zone is a black and white horror television show. According to Slate, , they decided to blow something up right under an airborne helicopter during filming and three people died because of it. One of them was actor Vic Morrow. His character was supposed to save two kids from a war zone, but he got decapitated by a crashing helicopter.

 

Queen of the Damned

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Singer Aaliyah died in a plane crash in the Bahamas right after finishing filming Queen of the Damned. The plane had way more people than it was supposed to have, there was a 700 pounds overload, the company this plane was from was not licensed in the Bahamas and the pilot had recently been sentenced to three years’ probation for cocaine possession. So this whole incident is quite strange.

 

Poltergeist curse returns

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Heather O’Rourke was a star of the original Poltergeist franchise and right before the last movie in the trilogy was released, she suddenly died from an undiagnosed congenital problem, “intestinal stenosis,” which is a severe bowel obstruction that caused an infection and septic shock. She was only 12 years old.

 

Yet another Poltergeist curse

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The evil preacher from Poltergeist II still gives people nightmares. He was played by Julian Beck who died during post-production of the movie. His yellowish skin, sunken eyes, and the skeletal frame were not made for the movie, actually, they were symptoms of late-stage cancer.

 

And another Exorcist curse

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Vasiliki Maliaros, who played Father Damien Karras’ ailing mother passed away nine days after Jack MacGowran succumbed to the common flu, according to Screen Rant. She was 89 and her death was due to “natural causes,” which means that she died of old age.

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7 Actors Who Died After Being in Horror Movies - Do Not Mess With Poltergeist
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Horror movie sets tend to have a bad reputation due to so many weird things that happen there like injuries, deaths, and just straight up paranormal stuff. People call them “haunted” but directors don’t stop filming movies like this anyway. Today, Nexter.org prepared you a list of 7 actors who died right after filming a horror movie.
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