A while back, we asked members of the BuzzFeed community for their spookiest behind-the-scenes facts about movies and TV shows, and boy did they pull it off. Here are 26 Truly Baffling Dark Hollywood Facts That Scared Me Away.
Oliver Robins, who played Robbie in elfthat he was actually being strangled in the clown scene.
the movie Cain changed his name to Shark after a stuntman was killed by a shark during filming. They then used photos of the accident to promote the film.
In another stunt gone wrong, a stuntman named AJ Bakunas he died while filming a 323-foot drop in the 1979 film Steel. He was trying to break a world record and had previously done the same drop from a lower floor. The footage is rumored to still be on film.
the lone gunmen he predicted not only 9/11 but also conspiracy theories about its cause.
So, in relation to 9/11, the master of disguise The cast and crew were apparently made aware of the events while filming the turtle scene. After a moment of silence, they continued filming.
This Is More Weird Than Creepy, But… Paris Hilton’s Sex Tape contains a tribute to 9/11. She just wanted to put it out there. You walk into the tape thinking about the thousands who died in the terrorist attack.
Isla Fisher nearly drowned for real while filming the water tank scene in Now you see Me
and that scene in elf when Diane falls into the muddy pool, only to find herself surrounded by skeletons? All right, result they were actual human skeletons, which no one told actor JoBeth Williams about.
Judith Eva Barsi, the child actress who did the most famous voice of Ducky in land before timeWhat murdered by his father at the age of 10
Two young children and a veteran actor were killed when a helicopter crashed into them on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie.
This Pearl Harbor scene from Torah! Torah! Torah! with people fleeing from a plane that explodes by accident. This it wasn’t supposed to to happen, and the stuntmen fleeing the flames were actually running for their lives.
a creepy Sesame Street The ’70s segment called “Cracks” was lost until a man named Jon Armond started looking for it after remembering being traumatized by it as a child. After years of searching, he received a fax from an unknown and untraceable number that promised to send him the segment as long as he agreed not to show it in public, post it online, or send it to anyone else. He agreed and found a copy of the segment in his mailbox.
the end of the thriller splinter nearly causes the deaths of three people when they accidentally hit a volcano.
The set of Regan and her mother’s house in The Exorcist mysteriously burned down before filming one morning. However, Regan’s bedroom set had apparently not been touched.
Other Exorcist one for you: In a scene where Ellen Burstyn’s character is thrown to the ground, she actually permanently injured her back. The shot was still used in the film.
And one more: Paul Bateson, an extra who played a radiologic technologist in The Exorcistwho was later convicted of the murder of film critic Addison Verrill.
A contestant on the popular game show. The dating game it also turned out to be a killer: Rodney Alcala, who won his episode (although he ended up getting turned down for a date). alcala What a serial killer who would end up being convicted of seven murders and suspected of many more.
a contestant from Megan wants a millionaire other i love money 3, Ryan Jenkins later turned out to be a murderer as well; in fact, right after the last show finished filming, his wife corpse The found It was soon discovered that he had a history of assault, which had apparently not been uncovered in his background check.
jim caviezel was struck by lightning while filming Passion of Christ- in which he played Jesus. Assistant director Jan Michelini was struck by lightning twice. None were injured.
Three members of the cast and crew of the Omen they were also plagued by strange lightning strikes during filming.
And special effects artist John Richardson what in a car accident who beheaded his assistant a year after doing her makeup the OmenThe beheading scene.
Stuntman Alf Joint, who had worked on the Omen – What seriously injured filming a routine roof jumping stunt on film A bridge far away. At the hospital, he said he felt as if he had been pushed.
Although the film did not include him, the No country for old men The novel featured the line: “Here, a while ago, in San Antonio, a federal judge was shot and killed.” This was likely referring to the murder of Judge John Howland Wood by Charles Harrelson in 1979. Charles Harrelson’s son? Woody Harrelson, who was one of the stars of the film.
And finally, The Simpsons has predicted a lot over the years what the creators feel is mostly just educated guessing. However, they have no real explanation for this creepy pamphlet Lisa is holding that appears to be a reference to 9/11… in an episode that aired in 1997.
What behind-the-scenes Hollywood facts always scare you? Tell us in the comments!