While some individuals despise horror movies, others enjoy being terrified. Getting scared is too good of an opportunity to pass up. Even though we understand it's all made up and we're actually safe, nothing beats the adrenaline rush of cinematic terror. A truly horrifying scene will not only scare you at the time but will also stay with you for days (and nights…). It requires skill as well as a team effort from everybody involved in the production to terrify spectators appropriately.

It's no surprise that horror films are frightening, distressing, and otherwise messed up on the screen. Behind the scenes, though, they can be a Lovecraftian nightmare. Actors in horror films have had to put up with a lot of nonsense, whether it's lunatic directors making their lives a living nightmare, sets and effects that try to eat them alive, or just the world being a terrible place.

Grab your popcorn and get ready for the most horrifying behind-the-scenes in horror movie history that will bring the entire crew to their knees, so those are the 21 scariest works ever.

Consider the following scenarios:

BILL SKARSGARD WAS SO MISERABLE MAKING I, HE SUFFERED FROM PENNYWISEI NIGHTMARES. The actor compared the role to a destructive relationship, adding,

RUBY ROSE'S WARDROBE NEARLY CAUSED HER TO DROWN FILMING THE MEG. The actress said she STATHIM was dressed in layers to protect from the cold, making s

SANDRA PEABODY THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO BE RAPED WHILE FILMING THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT. TO AVOID FAINTING EP it on 3 acres ofearth over the vErY ce

GUNNAR HANSEN HAD TO WEAR A RANCID SHIRT EVERY DAY IN THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. Filmmakers only made one Who will survive costume for Leatherface,

KYLE RICHARDS WAS MESSED UP FOR YEARS AFTER DOING THALLOWEEN. The ethen-nllthough HALLOWEEN actress she'd done horror films before, Halloween turned h

VERONICA CARTWRIGHT IS ACTUALLY FREAKING OUT AT THE END OF INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. From deep space... eebl Imssion of the Bodly Smtchers af th

THE CAST AND CREW OF THE OMENNARROWLY ESCAPED MULTIPLE PLANE DISASTERS. YOUARE ONE DAYCLOSER TOTHE END OF THE WORLD MEN Actor Gregory Peck, writer Dav

RUGGERO DEODATO EMOTIONALLY' TORTURED THE CAST AND CREW OF CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. NFELMBL RUGGERO DEODATO CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Filming in the middle of now

ROMAN POLANSKI MADE MIA FARROW EAT RAW CHICKEN LIVER IN ROSEMARY'S BABY. Rosemary's Baby Miafarrow Jlorn Cramees In the scene where the expectant Rose

GEORGE LUCAS GOT HIS HEAD STUCK IN THE JAWS MECHANICAL SHARK JAWS When Lucas came to visit the set, he playfully placed his head in the robot fish mon

HITCHCOCKTORTURED TIPPl HEDREN WITH ACTUAL LIVE BIRDS IN THE BIRDS.  eel he the moat terrifyine metio pieture Mave ever madeft anfta ALFRED HITCHCOCK'

PRODUCERS HAD TO HIRE A GUY TO PROTECT THE CREW FROM ONE CAST MEMBER IN PREDATOR. The insurance company SCHWARZENECGER was so concerned the late Sonny

A SCREENWRITER WAS SET ON FIRE FOR NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. THEY WON'T STAY DEAD! NIGNT LIVING OF THE DEAD They 10 comi baek Metthirety uot os HUIMAN

LINDA BLAIR AND ELLEN BURSTYN BOTH SUFFERED BRUTAL BACK INJURIES FILMING THE EXORCIST. The lacing the device Grin Mwie OY AL fee HA Tetut on WA 6 Nloe

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.BROKE TALLE BERRY'S ARM WHILE FILMING GOTHIKA. While filming a scene at HALLE BER R Y an institution, Downey NALNE was supposed to be

THE CAST'S DISTRESS IN THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT WASN'T ALL ACTING. Filmmakers gave the actors supplies and basically sent them off to get lost in the w

STANLEY KUBRICK BERATED SHELLEY DUVALL TO CAPTURE HER REACTIONS IN THE SHINING. director's AMASTERPIECE The demanding OFMODERN HORROR method for perfe

A DEAD BODY WASHED ASHORE WHILE FILMING AT THE BOATHOUSE FOR THE AMITYVILLEHORROR. Actress Melissa George said filming of the 2005 remake was interrup

SCOTT GLENN LISTENED TO A REAL CHILD MURDER TO PREPARE FOR THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. To research his role, the actor spent time with the FBI profiler

RIDLEY SCOTT PUT HIS OWN KIDS IN SMOTHERING SPACESUITS FOR ALIEN. A E In SOCE noonecan here youscream. After building a smaller set to fit an explorat

THE CLOWN REALLY TRIED TO STRANGLE OLIVER ROBINS IN POLTERGEIST. Tho're ho:' POLTERGEIST inesy Kat Robins explained that while shooting the scene whe

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