11 On-Set Disasters That Forced Hollywood to Rewrite the Rule Book
Once upon a time, in a far-off land known as Hollywood, filmmakers and actors alike were driven by their passion and desire to create something truly magical. Little did they know that their dreams would lead to some of the most tragic and preventable deaths in the history of the industry. The stories of these unfortunate souls, and the subsequent changes that their deaths brought about, are a reminder to us all that safety should always come first.
From horses plunging to their doom in Jesse James, to a helicopter crash in Twilight Zone: The Movie, to a real gunshot in The Crow, to a fatal train accident in Midnight Rider, to a drowning (allegedly) in Noah’s Ark, to a car crash in Pleasantville, to stunts gone wrong in The Walking Dead and Deadpool 2, to a failed motorbike stunt in Million Dollar Mystery, to a prop gun misfire in Rust, to a death while recording a robbery attempt in Cops, and finally to the mistreatment of a horse in Heaven’s Gate, these stories are a reminder of the importance of safety in the entertainment industry.