The Omen (1976)
- Perhaps the most chilling set of circumstances comes in the form of The Omen. Bob Munger, an advertising executive, had warned producer Harvey Bernhard that making the movie might be dangerous. "He warned us that he thought the devil didn't want us to make the picture," Bernhard said, "and that we would have problems."
- In June 1975, just before production was set to begin, star Gregory Peck's son had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
- In the first film, there's a particularly haunting zoo scene, where Damien unwittingly riles up a whole clan of baboons. A trainer had been brought to set to deal with the animals, but according to Bernhard, "He was killed the day after . . . He was killed by a tiger. He grabbed him by the head and killed him instantly."
- Another eerie death happened that seemed oddly connected to the film. John Richardson, a special effects guru who had helped orchestrate a scene with a grisly decapitation, got in a horrific car accident. He survived, but his assistant Liz Moore, who was his passenger, had died. She had been decapitated. A nearby sign clocked the distance to a nearby Dutch town: "Ommen, 66.6 km."
- Stuntman Alf Joint had gone to work on another project called A Bridge Too Far, where one of his stunts went totally wrong. Instead of jumping from the roof into an airbag below, he seemed to fall suddenly and awkwardly. Later, in the hospital, he claimed he felt like he'd been pushed.
What do you think? Are you a believer? Did all of these events link into to their cursed productions? Or did they simply fall victim to bad luck and terrible timing? It's hard to say, but there must be a point where we stop being skeptical and start seeing the patterns.