Spin off of the old Hollywood stories/curses.
The Poltergeist Curse
The Poltergeist Curse is one of Hollywood's better known legends. The curse derived from the fact that four cast members died in the six years between the releases of the first and third movies. Dominique Dunne, who played the oldest daughter in the first movie was strangled to death by her boyfriend in 1982. Julian Beck, who played Henry Krane in Poltergeist II: The Other Side died of stomach cancer. Will Sampson, who played the medicine man in Poltergeist II died of kidney failure.
But no death is more haunting than that of 12-year-old Heather O'Rourke, who played Carol Anne in all three movies. She died in 1988 of septic shock.Also haunting is the fact that real human skeletons were used in the swimming pool scene in the first movie. It's rumored that many on set blame the curse for this. Special effects artist Craig Reardon said it was cheaper to purchase real skeletons than plastic ones. Though a lot of this can be shrugged off as coincidence, even more than 20 years after the movies, the Poltergeist Curse still lurks.
The Curse of Little Bastard.
During the filming of Rebel Without a Cause, Dean traded in his 356 Speedster for one of only 90 Porsche 550 Spyder. It was customized by George Barris who also designed the Batmobile. The car had the number 130 on the front, side and back of the car. The car was nicknamed “Little Bastard” so custom car painter Bill Hickman painted the name on the car.
On September 23rd 1955 James Dean and actor Alec Guinness were having lunch at Villa Capri in L.A. Dean insisted that Guinness came out to look at the car. Alec told James that the car looked Sinister and said “Please never get in it. If you do, you will be dead within a week.” One week later on September 30th 1955 James Dean and his Mechanic Rolf Wutherrich were traveling to a race in Salinas California when a 1950 Ford Custom Tudor coupe driven by Donald Turnupseed, attempted to take the fork onto State Route 41 and crossed into Dean’s lane. The two cars hit head on. Dean was pronounced dead upon arrival at 5:59 pm. 7 days after his lunch with Alec Guinness.
George Barris purchased the wrecked automobile for $2500.00 after transporting it, it slipped off its trailer and broke the leg of the mechanic. Barris sold parts of the car to Doctors Troy McHenery and William Exchrid. While racing each other Troy lost control of his car, and was killed instantly as he his a tree. William Eschrid was seriously injured when his car rolled several times after attempting a curve on the road. The car’s misadventures did not end there, it continued with two tires from the car malfunctioning, causing the buyers car to run off the road. Other things include broken bones, severe cuts, and a fire destroying the building that the car was being held… except for the car. In 1960 the car was being transported back to George Barris when it vanished and it has not been seen since.
The Exorcist Curse
The church condemned it, Rev Billy Graham branded it evil, members of the audience were physically sickened by it, and people believe that there is a curse on the movie and those who were associated with it. The set burned down for no apparent reason, and several people involved with the film died suddenly, including an assistant cameraman's baby, a night watchman and an actor whose character was killed in the movie. 9 dead, over a dozen people injured, 2 fires and the obsession for Jeffery Dahmer.. Need I say more?
The 27 Club – The curse of The 27 Club refers to a group of influential rock and blues musicians who all died at the age of 27. Sometimes the cause of death is normal but sometimes the circumstances surrounding their death are somewhat suspicious. One thing’s for sure, the number of musicians who died at the age of 27 is definitely far from the norm. Some of the most famous 27 clubers include Brian Jones, founder and guitarist for The Rolling Stones, who drowned in a pool; Jimi Hendrix, pioneering electric guitarist, singer and songwriter, who became asphyxiated on vomit after combining sleeping pills with wine; Janis Joplin, a vocalist and songwriter, who died of a heroin overdose; Jim Morrison, lead singer and songwriter for The Doors, who supposedly died from heart failure (no autopsy was performed); Kurt Cobain, lead singer and songwriter for Nirvana, committed suicide with a shotgun. Currently there are 40 recorded members of the 27 club
The centrefold curse
There have been 25 centerfolds who have died at a young age. The first was Marilyn Monroe, next was Jayne Mansfield who was nearly decapitated in a car accident. In 1980 Dorothy Stratton was viciously killed by her estranged husband. The latest was Anna Nicole Smith who died in February of 2007.