21 Horror Movies That Were Even Scarier Behind The Scenes

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Horror movies are scary, disturbing, and otherwise messed-up on the screen, no surprise. But sometimes they're a lovecraftian nightmare behind the scenes, too. Whether it's insane directors making their lives a living hell, sets and effects that try to eat them alive, or just the world being a terrifying place, actors on horror movies have had to endure some screwed-up shit.

For example:

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

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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

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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

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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,

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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