Saturday, 1 August 2009

The Curse of Poltergeist

Most people will have heard the urban legend surrounding the Poltergeist movies. According to the curse, six members of the cast died during the making of the movies and several other strange things occured.

A lot of horror movies which deal with religion have claimed to be cursed, including The Omen and The Exorcist, but the Poltergeist curse is probably the most well known urban legend among them.

But is it true?

Well, there is no actual proof of a curse, but six actors did die during the making, and strange things certainly did happen. The following actors/actresses died during the making of the movies:

Heather O'Rourke - she died after being admitted to hospital with the flu, which changed to septic shock. She died soon after, an obstruction of the bowel later acknowledged as the possible cause of death.

Dominique Dunne - this 22-year-old actress was strangeld to death by her boyfriend, who later served three and a half years for the murder after claiming voices in his head told him to do it.

Louis Perryman - Lou was stabbed to death with an axe by a man who wanted to steal his car in order to evade police on an unrelated charge.

Julian Beck - the 60-year-old actor died in 1988 from stomach cancer which was diagnosed before filming started.

Beatrice Straight - the actress died from pneumonia in 2001.

Will Sampson - the actor died at the age of 52 due to post-operative kidney failure and pre-operative malnutrition.

So while the urban legend is true, proof of a curse doesn't exist and we can safely say that these were six tragedies that occured over a 20 year period.

So take it from us...

This is an Urban Legend Revealed


Julie said...

LOL, yes but very suspicious timing after all.

I've read of this one before and true or not, it creeps me out.

Julie said...

ps, I like the layout.

Jay said...

It is quite creepy hehe! But coincidental nonetheless! :)

And thank you!