7. The Conjuring
The Conjuring is based on supernatural events that plagued the Perron family in the 1970s. At one point during filming, the real Perron family visited the set, and members of the crew noted that a strange gust of wind seemed to follow along with them. After returning home, Carolyn Perron felt a presence in her home and was seemingly pushed to the ground, as if something from the set had come home with her. Director James Wan also had unsettling experience while working on the film. Wan was in his office late one night, when he heard his puppy growling at something in the corner. James turned around to see what was upsetting his dog, but there was nothing in sight. Lead actress Vera Farmiga’s laptop was mysteriously slashed with five claw marks.
8. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Exorcism of Emily Rose was inspired by the real-life story of Anneliese Michel, who lost her life after a particularly brutal battle with an evil spirit. If you thought curses such as these were exclusive to older films, think again. Released in 2005, The Exorcism of Emily Rose is one of the more recent examples of a horror movie curse, as star Jennifer Carpenter believed that she had been followed home from the set by an entity none too happy about the content of the film. While shooting the demonic possession flick, star Jennifer Carpenter’s radio kept turning on in the middle of the night, playing one part of the Pearl Jam song “Alive” (specifically, the part that goes, “I’m still alive” over and over).