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15 Incredibly Shocking Urban Legends About Popular Movies, Ranked

Movies exist, and so do the Urban Legends about them. Some have caught more fire than others. Some are unbelievable, and some are believed by millions. Here we look at some of the most interesting, tragic urban legends of famous movies:

1. URBAN LEGENDS: Dozens of Cats’ crew members died during the production. Their list was shown in the film’s end credits.

 It was stated that the snap posted online is indeed from film credits. But all the ones named in that credit list weren’t dead.

A tweet asking why so many died during production

2. URBAN LEGENDS: The filmmakers of 2019’s Cats gave the cats CGI cat buttholes. But they were later edited out.

The animators had caused them to appear by mistake. Hence, the unwanted mess was edited out.

Taylor Swift as a cat in the film

3. URBAN LEGENDS: Back to the Future II was correct in it’s prediction that major league baseball will add Miami and that Miami will be win world series in 1997.

Though it is true that the film did actually predict Miami induction but it was Cubs who won the series in 2015 in the movie.

In Back to the Future Part II, a hologram of Miami with a gator mascot is seen

4. URBAN LEGENDS: The hoverboard used in Back to the Future Part II was real. 

It ain’t true; however, hoverboards like that aren’t available in the market even today.

The bullies chase Marty on hoverboards

5. URBAN LEGENDS: A man can be seen jumping off a bridge in a scene in the 1995 film The Basketball Diaries. 

This wasn’t reported true; however, as there was no news of any suicide that day.

A figure falls off a bridge

6. URBAN LEGENDS: A heartbroken actor in The Wizard of Oz hanged himself on the set and he can even be seen in one of the scenes.

That figure in the scene was claimed to be the shadow of a bird.

Something appears to be hanging in the background of a scene

7. URBAN LEGENDS: An animator drew an erect penis in the background of the VHS cover of The Little Mermaid and Disney released it.

Later the drawer claimed that it was a mistake.

A close up of the supposed penis in the background

8. URBAN LEGENDS: Disney had hidden sexual messages in their films. For Example, The Lion King featured the word “SEX” written out in the sky above Simba.

It was debunked, the word wasn’t SEX, it was SFX.

8. URBAN LEGENDS: Disney had hidden sexual messages in their films. For Example, The Lion King featured the word "SEX" written out in the sky above Simba. It was debunked, the word wasn't SEX, it was SFX.

9. URBAN LEGENDS: An extra on the set of Teen Wolf pulled out his penis during the filming of a scene in the film and it went unnoticed.

The extra was a woman rather than a man. And her pants were unzipped revealing white underpants only.

9. URBAN LEGENDS: An extra on the set of Teen Wolf pulled out his penis during the filming of a scene in the film and it went unnoticed. The extra was a woman rather than a man. And her pants were unzipped revealing white underpants only.

10. URBAN LEGEND: Three Men and a Baby was filmed at a location that was haunted by a boy. His ghost can even be seen in the background of a scene.

No boy had died on the shooting location. And the creepy figure in the scene was actually a cardboard cutout left unintentionally.

10. URBAN LEGEND: Three Men and a Baby was filmed at a location that was haunted by a boy. His ghost can even be seen in the background of a scene. No boy had died on the shooting location. And the creepy figure in the scene was actually a cardboard cutout left unintentionally.

11. URBAN LEGENDS: In the James Bond film Goldfinger, actor Shirley Eaton  who appeared covered in gold paint died shortly after completing the scene as a result of “skin suffocation”.

It is false, she is still alive!

11. URBAN LEGENDS: In the James Bond film Goldfinger, actor Shirley Eaton  who appeared covered in gold paint died shortly after completing the scene as a result of "skin suffocation". It is false, she is still alive!

12. URBAN LEGENDS: The moon landing was faked and director Stanley Kubrick filmed the fake landing. Kubrick later hinted at it in The Shining.

Another false one with Kubrick’s name dragged in it.

12. URBAN LEGENDS: The moon landing was faked and director Stanley Kubrick  filmed the fake landing. Kubrick later hinted at it in The Shining. Another false one with Kubrick's name dragged in it.

13. URBAN LEGEND: The Poltergeist film crew were placed under a curse and suffered many deaths.

The crew did suffer two great untimely deaths but they combined with the film produced this legend.

The family in the film stare at something in horror

14. URBAN LEGENDS: The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat Station was filmed publicly and consisted of footage of a train arriving at a station. The viewers weren’t used to watching moving images — were frightened which resulted in a crowd panic.

There was no proof of any crowd panic.

A black-and-white image of a train pulling into a station circa 1895

15. URBAN LEGEND: In Singin’ in the Rain, the crew added milk to the water in the rain to make it visible.

The visible rain was a result of good lighting and not milk.

Gene Kelly dances in the rain in the film

 

Written by FandomWire Staff