Most horror movies are intended to scare the living daylights out of audiences, but there's usually comfort in remembering that they're all smoke and mirrors. It's a chilling premise; smart script; creepy special effects, lighting, and makeup; and convincing actors that make the final product terrifying. But while you might think that horror movies are more frightening to watch than they are to make, there are some who might say otherwise. Read on for some stories from allegedly cursed horror movies that blur the line between reality and fiction.
While non-believers would write these stories off as coincidences or publicity stunts, some of them are just too freaky to ignore. Jump scares and artificial gore are nothing compared to these disturbing and — in some cases — unexplained events, such as set fires, suspicious deaths, paranormal encounters, and sudden illnesses. While it's usually the cast and crew who are subject to spooky occurrences in these stories, there are also accounts of family members, significant others, and even audience members dealing with a supposed curse.
Not all of these stories come with solid proof or support, so take them with a grain of salt. But in the case of cursed horror movies, even the rumors are pretty bone-chilling.