5 Horror Movies With Real Curses

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4. Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby was a film by notorious rapist–oops I mean director–Roman Polanski. It told the story of Rosemary and husband moving into a new home, and hubby is an aspiring actor who is willing to sell his wife’s womb to Satan in order to be successful.

During filming, a few things happened that were more, “that totally sucks,” worthy, than curse worthy. For instance, Mia Farrow was served with divorce papers from Frank Sinatra while on set. Also, Farrow was a vegetarian, but was forced by Polanski to eat raw liver on camera.

Once the film wrapped, however, there seemed to be some evil still hanging around the cast and crew. Producer William Castle, who claimed the movie was cursed from the beginning, was plagued with terrible gallstones. The composer, Kryzystof Komeda, died of a brain clot. The same way one of the characters dies in the movie.

The most famous reason the film is thought to be cursed is, of course, the famous Manson Family Murders. Polanski’s beautiful and pregnant wife, Sharon Tate was hosting some friends at their home in the Hollywood Hills. Polanksi was in London at the time. It was the night of August 9, 1969 that Tate and four other victims were brutally murdered.

Music producer Terry Melcher had previously resided at the residence. He had made an enemy in Manson when Melcher refused to collaborate on an album with him. Some believe that Manson, believing he still lived there, was actually targeting Melcher that night, and it was just a terrible coincidence (or curse?!) that Tate and Polanski had recently purchased the home.

If you want some even weirder curse stuff, check this out from MNN.com:

"And here’s a string on creepy coincides tied to “Rosemary’s Baby”: Manson was famously obsessed with the Beatles’ “White Album” and went as far to blame the record for his psychotic behavior. John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman at the Dakota, the iconic Manhattan apartment building where Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse reside in “Rosemary’s Baby.” And the subject of the Beatles’ “White Album” hit, “Dear Prudence,” was in fact Mia Farrow’s younger sister, Prudence Farrow, who the band had met while on a spiritual retreat in India."

Maybe curses do exist…