All of us have watched a horror movie that has messed us up. But have you ever wondered what happens to the actors who work in these movies? While some actors are great at managing their emotions and mental state during the shoots, others have trouble doing the same. Acting in horror movies is not easy, especially the really twisted ones. Check out the list of twisted horror movies that drove the actors insane.
Jennifer Carpenter in The Exorcism of Emily Rose
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is one of those horror movies that can send a chill down the spine of even the bravest ones. The actress, Jennifer Carpenter’s portrayal of Emily Rose shows how talented the actress is. But during the production of the film, the actress experienced a case of spooks. She told Dread Central that for two to three nights the radio in her room would start on its own late in the night. Once it was so loud that the actress was really scared of it. She is only glad that it did not happen at 3:00 AM.
JoBeth Williams in Poltergeist
The actress played the mother of the kids in Poltergeist (1982), one of the most twisted horror movies. JoBeth Williams was shocked when it was told to the cast that Steven Spielberg wanted real human skeletons on the set. She also was experiencing something weird at home. Williams, in her Reddit AMA, told that the actors were really scared so much that it affected her. When the actress would return to her apartment, she would notice the pictures on her walls slightly crooked. She would fix them every night, but every day when she returned they’d be crooked again.
Vera Farmiga in The Conjuring
Horror movies based on real events can be unsettling for anyone. Before signing for the role, Vera Farmiga barely knew about the person she was playing in The Conjuring. In a conversation with CinemaBlend, she shared that while she was researching Lorraine Warren, she had a brush with the beyond. Right after hanging up a call with James Wan, she opened her laptop to only see claw marks on the screen. The claw marks reappeared again, the day she finished the shooting of the first film. She woke up to similar marks on her thighs. The marks were clear and distinct with no possible explanation of how it happened.
Heather Langenkamp in A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Wes Craven A Nightmare on Elm Street(1984) is one of the most genre-defining classic horror movies. Heather Langenkamp played the role of Nancy Thompson in the film. The actress told Rolling Stone that she wasn’t even aware of what was to come next. Every day on the set, Wes would present her something to shift her mentality. The famous scene where Nancy was in a bathtub and Freddy’s claws appear. The scene took 9 hours to be shot, till Wes Craven got the perfect angle he wanted. The actress had to stay in the tub the entire time.
Ryan Reynolds in The Amityville Horror
The 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror’s set had experienced some freakish coincidences, like a dead fisherman washing up on the horror movie’s set. The scariest moment for Ryan Reynolds was when the inspiration of his character – Ronald DeFeo Jr., died right before the press tour started. The actor told MovieWeb that there was weird stuff happening on the set. He said that the entire crew would wake up at 3:15 AM. He was also scared of the house chosen for the set. Ryan Reynolds found it very upsetting.