We've also included a shortlist of more films widely considered to be plagued with bad mojo and misfortune — but knowing Hollywood — this list is sure to keep on growing.
'The Wizard of Oz' (1939)
心爱的孩子们的经典，庆祝2019年的80周年，对于许多涉及的演员和工作人员来说，地球上显然是地球。使用技术的第一部电影之一，进入电影的每个细节的时间和劳动力都超出了奢侈，使其成为奢侈MGM's most expensive film当时。有了所有这些金钱和对弗兰克鲍姆的一本人陷入电影的所有金钱和期望，什么可能出错？它已经出发了很多。
To start, actor Buddy Ebsen, who had rehearsed for twelve weeks and recorded all of his songs as the Tin Man, suffered a horrible allergic reaction when inhaling the aluminum dust they used in his costume.Contrary to popular myths, he did not die, but was replaced by the actor Jake Haley, with "Oz" artists using paint this time to avoid a similar fate. Haley wasn't able to sit or lie down anywhere without help in the cumbersome costume, so he had to spend most of his hours standing or leaning. And thanks to the Technicolor process, incredibly bright lights had to be used during filming, so the set's temperature hovered around 100 degrees most days — no fun in a metal suit.
Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch, also had some rotten luck while filming. Hercopper-based makeup was poisonous, so she resorted to a liquid diet while shooting to make sure she didn't ingest any, and had to be carefully cleaned off with acetone every day. If that wasn't enough, she also suffered third-degree burns on her hands and face while filming her exit from Munchkinland when a trap door exit malfunctioned, putting her in the hospital for weeks.
至于心爱的明星朱迪花环，只有十六岁在拍摄时，她也没有更好地对待。穿上严格的鸡汤，香烟和“Pep丸”减肥，她实际上被Direct Victor弗莱明在懦弱的狮子的场景中被扑灭，因为她无法停止咯咯地笑。这部电影很多点作为花环的开头decades-long strugglewith addiction and body issues. And that scene where she fell asleep in the field of poppies? The snow was actually chrysotile asbestos, nothing you want to be breathing in!
With all of its dark history, "Oz" is still the most-watched movie of all time, according to the Library of Congress, and its cultural significance continues to this day. During the 1990s, rumors spread that Pink Floyd's 1973 album "Dark Side of the Moon," synced up perfectly with the film, though the musicians insisted it's pure coincidence. And, of course, there's the Broadway smash hit "Wicked," the spin-off musical about the Wicked Witch of the West that is currently the sixth-longest-running show on The Great White Way.
The granddaddy of bad mojo-inflicted film productions, the haunted house/anti-suburban sprawl classic "Poltergeist" not only rendered audiences terrified of trees, oversized clown dolls and static-filled television sets but left behind a path of misery, misfortune and even murder in its wake.
JoBeth Williams, who played malevolent spirit-plagued matriarch Diane Freeling in the first two "Poltergeist" films, has hinted that in an effort to save money, producer Steven Spielberg's insistence on usingreal作为第一部电影游泳池序列的道具的人类骷髅是归咎于“策略”诅咒。如果这是真的，它从未经过验证，或者威廉姆斯只是试图延续传说。
第一个“小学家” - 重新装修的悲剧在1982年来到1982年当女演员多米尼克·邓恩（演奏十几岁的女儿达娜弗雷岭时，她会做一个excellentfuture scream queen) was strangled to death in her driveway by ex-boyfriend, John Sweeney. She was 22. A high-publicity trial followed, a trial that Dunne's father, the late journalist and high-society hobnobber Dominick Dunne, wrote about in the Vanity Fair article "Justice: A Father’s Account of the Trial of his Daughter's Killer." Dunne later went on to cover the murder trials of O.J. Simpson, the Menendez Brothers and others.
While the 1988 death of Dunne's on-screen sibling, Heather O’Rourke, was non-violent in nature, it was no less tragic or premature. O'Rourke, who played evil spirit abduction-prone youngster Carol Anne Freeling, passed away at the age of 12 from cardiac arrest and septic shock resulting from a misdiagnosed case of intestinal blockage. While O'Rourke starred in all three "Poltergeist" films, the last was released posthumously.
其他“策略主义”的死亡人员包括演员将桑普森（53岁时肾脏移植后的并发症）和朱利安贝克（胃癌60岁）。两者都出现在“Poltergeist II：另一边”。据报道，桑普森是一个练习美洲原住民萨满，对电影集进行了驱使，以摆脱“外星人精神”的生产。Zelda Rubenstein是在所有三部电影中描绘了Paranormal House-Cleaner Tangina Barrons的品脱大小的角色女演员，于2010年逝世，在76岁上通过。她的死通常与“策略”诅咒无关。至于Oliver Robbins（Robby Freeling），他非常活跃，尽管几乎被上述恶魔小娃娃上的第一款“策略”电影集中几乎被窒息。
尽管它的声誉,“吵闹鬼”franchise will be treated to an upcoming reboot – a "revisionist take," according to MGM – starring Sam Rockwell and Rosemary DeWitt. Here's hoping all goes well ...
The 'Superman' franchise
它可能最好从乔治Reeves（如上图），演员在“超人和鼹鼠男子”（1951年）和最受欢迎的20世纪50年代电视系列“超人冒险”中播放了超人。1959年，Reeves被发现在他贝弗利山丘的卧室里死了，这是一个对头部的自给自足的枪声的明显受害者。虽然我们被广泛推出的是，Reeves在无法确保非超人角色的情况下令人沮丧，并且作为演员被认真地被认为，警察在手枪Reeves上没有发现指纹，据称用于采取自己的生命。这与好莱坞八卦和老式的阴谋理论相结合，导致reves的广泛信仰不是commit suicide but was murdered.
More contemporary actors such as Dean Cain and Brandon Routh have not suffered as tragically at the hands of the curse of "Superman," although they've struggled to find acclaim outside of the role, much like Christopher Reeve and George Reeves.The Daily Beast wondered如果最近的演员唐蓝色氨纶和一个红斗篷，亨利卡波尔，将是一个打破趋势的人，在整个职业生涯中都没有困扰着另一个演员谁扮演着着名的角色，称：
"Of the small group to have played the Man of Steel, one died shortly after, another was paralyzed in a tragic accident, and all have been unable to shake the close association with the role and parlay it into an A-list career. By that logic, Cavill is doomed. At the very least, countless pundits are breathlessly wondering if he's the Kryptonite that will finally destroy the Superman Curse. But what if there's really no curse at all?"
While the various misfortunes to strike the production could be considered a touch more benign than the bad vibes attached to other horror films such as "Poltergeist" and "The Omen," they were uncanny enough to warrant an "E! True Hollywood Story" special. For starters, as many as nine deaths, accidental and natural, are allegedly associated with the production including cast, crew and relatives of those associated with the film. In her 2006 autobiography, Ellen Burstyn addressed the numerous deaths associated with the film. In her Academy Award-nominated role as the embattled mother to a young girl with remarkable vomiting skills, Burstyn herself suffered a spinal injury in one of the film's more infamous scenes where she’s thrown from the bed of her possessed daughter. In addition an all-around creepy atmosphere, various unexplained accidents occurred on the film's set including fires that prompted Friedkin to call in arealpriest to mitigate.
And then there's Linda Blair, whose Golden Globe-winning portrayal of a sweet young girl who should haveneverfiddled with a Ouija board caused many early audience members to completely lose it — vomiting, passing out, becoming hysterical in the theater aisles. Cursed or not, Blair never achieved mainstream success as an adult actress — her role in the atrocious, critically panned first sequel to "The Exorcist" didn't help — and became entangled with drug-related legal problems in the late 1970s. Throughout the 1980s and '90s, Blair appeared in numerous low-budget horror and exploitation films ("Chained Heat," "Bedroom Eyes II" and "Witchery" to name a few) and more recently has dedicated her time to writing vegan cookbooks and working as an animal rights activist. At one point, she served as the face of a PETA campaign with the tagline "Animal experiments make my head spin."
不幸降临的洗衣单and crew of "The Omen," Richard Donner's classic chiller concerning a preschool-aged hellion with a distinctive birthmark on his scalp, is both creepy and considerable. And like the plagued production of "The Exorcist," “The Curse of the Omen" (also the name of a 2005 British documentary film on the topic) has left many superstitious folk wondering if Old Scratch himself had something to do with it.
Just a few of incidents revolving around the famously jinxed production: On three separate occasions, star Gregory Peck, executive producer Mace Neufeld and scriptwriter David Seltzer were all aboard planes that were struck or almost struck by lightning; another plane that the crew planned to use for aerial filming but was chartered last minute to another client crashed, killing everyone aboard; Donner's hotel was bombed by the IRA during filming; the day after the film's safari park scene was filmed, an animal handler was mauled by a lion while animal handlers involved in the cemetery scene were attacked by dogs; Peck's son committed suicide several weeks before filming commenced; and several crew members were involved in a head-on car accident during the first day of filming.
The most unsettling incident associated with "The Omen," however, came several months after the shoot had wrapped and the film had premiered to critical and commercial acclaim. While working on the film "A Bridge Too Far" in the Netherlands, Special Effects Director John Richardson and his assistant, Liz Moore, were involved in a serious car accident. While Richardson survived, Moore was decapitated. Tragic for sure, but also incredibly creepy — or insanely coincidental — as Richardson was responsible for one of more gruesome scenes in "The Omen" in which David Warner’s character is beheaded by a sheet of glass. And as legend has it, at the scene of the accident was a road marker reading: "Ommen: 66.6 km." While that tidbit is just a touch hard to believe, the accident was indeed verified as having occurred on a Friday the 13th, 1976.
'Rebel Without A Cause' (1955)
While you may have noticed a couple of trends amongst the other entries on this list — supernatural hijinks, satanic offspring, Richard Donner — the classic juvenile delinquency drama, "Rebel Without a Cause," is (unfortunately) unique in that while the production itself was relatively mishap-free, all three of its stars, James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo, died tragic and premature deaths. Bad luck comes in threes, indeed.
Chain-smoking proto-bad boy Dean perished in a near head-on collision in his Porsche 550 Spyder — nickname: "Little Bastard" — near Cholame, California, just a month before the release of "Rebel Without a Cause." He was 24. Mineo and Wood's deaths came much later on, in 1976 and 1981, respectively. A the age of 37, openly gay Mineo was stabbed to death in an alleyway behind his West Hollywood apartment building by a deranged former pizza delivery driver. While it was initially believed that his sexuality had something to do with his murder, that myth has since been widely debunked; Mineo was the victim of a botched robbery, not a tryst gone bad.
And then there's Natalie Wood, whose death has remained shrouded in mystery to this day. While Dean's post-“Rebel Without a Cause” career was cut short and the once wildly popular Mineo suffered a career slump in the 1960s and 1970s, Wood enjoyed a successful career beyond her teenage ingénue years, starring in classic films like "West Side Story," "Splendor in the Grass" and "Gypsy." At the age of 43 and with several Academy Award nominations under her belt, Wood's body was found floating off the coast of Catalina Island, California, near a yacht she had been aboard the night before with her husband, Robert Wagner; friend and "Brainstorm" co-star, Christopher Walken; and the yacht's captain.
That Wood drowned was a certainty from the get-go, but the circumstances around exactlyhow她最终在水中仍然是一个谜。2012年，对事件的新调查分类为未定的死亡原因;以前它被验尸官办公室被视为事故。新的调查得出结论认为，在她溺水之前，木头的身体在溺水之前被伤害，加强了那些坚持认为木材没有简单地在丰胸和止痛药的醉鬼和堕落的人，而且她是犯规的受害者 - 她被殴打和/或杀死某人aboard the yacht that fateful November evening. Wagner was never deemed a suspect and did not publicly comment on the new findings.
In 2018, new witness statements breathed fresh life into the investigation yet again, with CBS "48 Hours"dedicating a special episodeto interviews with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department about their new evidence and theories. Also continuing to lead the charge for the truth is Natalie Wood's younger sister, Lana Wood, whogave a presentationat the 2019 CrimeCon in New Orleans, stating that "there may be a statute of limitations on a crime, there is not one on the truth.”
The actual filming of "Rosemary's Baby," however, was rather uneventful unless you count the various indignities suffered at the hands of Mia Farrow, including getting served divorce papers by husband Frank Sinatra or being forced to eat raw liver on camera by director Roman Polanski (she was an avid vegetarian). Things didn't start to get weird until after the film's release when Castle became afflicted with gallstones and composer Kryzystof Komeda died from a brain clot, just like the character of Hutch in the film.
Of course, therealtragedy came a year and a half after the film's release on Aug. 9, 1969, when Polanski's pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate, and four others were murdered by members of the Manson Family at a Hollywood Hills home once occupied by pop music producer Terry Melcher and his girlfriend, Candice Bergen. Not long before Melcher and Bergen had moved out and Polanski and Tate moved into the home at 10050 Cielo Drive, Melcher had experienced a falling out with Charles Manson, who, in addition to being a certified lunatic, was also an aspiring musician. Manson wanted Melcher, famed for his work with the Beach Boys and the Byrds, to work with him on a record but Melcher declined, infuriating Manson. To this day, there's some debate about if Manson was aware that Melcher had moved out of the home. Polanski was in London at the time of the murders.
这是一个令人毛骨悚然的一串串联绑定到“罗斯玛丽的宝贝”：曼森很着迷地沉迷于披头士乐队的“白人专辑”，并远远责怪他的精神病行为的记录。John Lennon被Mark David Chapman在达科他州的标志David Chapman被枪杀，迷迭香和Guy Woodhouse居住在“Rosemary的宝贝”中。而披头士乐队的主题“白专辑”击中，“亲爱的谨慎”，实际上是米娅法罗的妹妹，谨慎的伙伴，乐队在印度精神撤退时遇到了乐队。
More damned film productions of note:
"The Conqueror" (1956)
"Apocalypse Now" (1979)
"The Crow" (1994)
"Passion of Christ" (2004)