Top 5 Haunted Horror Movie Sets

Top 5 Haunted Horror Movie Sets

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Watching a horror movie is one thing. You may have spent many an evening, home alone
– watching reruns of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds on VHS – it’s raining outside,
nearly midnight – and you get that strange, lingering feeling in your gut that something’s
not quite right. Of course, it’s just the residue of horror
cinema doing its job – your mind still affected by the simulation of fear. But, while watching a horror movie is one
thing – filming one is an entirely different story. Whether it’s hours of arduous takes, strained
emotions and rising tensions between actor and director – or something slightly more
unexplainable – perhaps even paranormal, the history of horror cinema is rife with strange,
bizarre happenings that cast and crew were less than willing to address. Of course – it’s just a faulty camera, right? Or an old lighting rig? Well – maybe there’s something a little
bit more to it. Hello horror fans – and welcome back to the
scariest channel on YouTube – Top 5 Scary Videos. As always, I’ll be your horror host Jack
Finch – as today, we whir up the dusty old camera – and curiously take a look at the
Top 5 Haunted Horror Movie Sets. Roll the clip. For those of you that don’t know, that clip
was from 1982’s Poltergeist – and yes, those were real skeletons bobbing around with JoBeth
Williams – and she wasn’t happy about it, to say the least. The lengths that Tobe Hooper would go to to
get a genuinely terrifying reaction are staggering – and Poltergeist could take up an entire
five point list of it’s own. Regardless, let’s jump on in. Kicking off at Number 5 – The Omen, 1976 Perhaps one of the most notoriously nefarious
film shoots in horror cinema, The Omen, the 1976 horror masterpiece by Richard Donner
– which is a widely accepted fact that the set was cursed by an evil being that followed
the cast and crew between October 1975 and January 1976 – and even after filming was
wrapped. The bizarre experience began with the way
that animals were reacting on set. On multiple occasions, highly trained dogs
used in the film went wild and attacked their trainers. After the infamous baboon scene with Lee Remick,
which was filmed on location at a safari park – an animal handler was eaten alive the day
after the crew finished filming. On several separate occasions, a faulty camera
used to film shots revealed that – allegedly, the Devil was nearby – by flashing a message
that read ‘Error 666’. That should be explainable, right? It’s just coincidence. Well … technicians soon found that Error
666 didn’t exist as a message number, it wasn’t even programmed into the device. However – the most infamously creepy incident
occurred after filming had wrapped, on Friday the 13th, of all days. John Richardson, the set designer responsible
for the infamous decapitation scene – was involved in a tragic head-on car crash with
his assistant while working on a Bridge Too Far on location in Holland. Gruesomely, the assistant was sliced in half
– just as Richardson had created the films scene. Even weirder? According to Richardson, a road sign just
a way ahead of the collision read that the town of Ommen, was 66.6 kilometers away. Coming in next at Number 4 – The Innkeepers,
2011. The House of the Devil, the awesome 2009 pastiche
horror flick by Ti West – gave rise to the idea behind his next film, 2011’s The Innkeepers. During filming for The House of the Devil,
the crew stayed in a hotel named the Yankee Pedlar Inn – allegedly, one of the most haunted
locations in Connecticut – and witnessed a campaign of paranormal activity – doors closing
by themselves, TVs turning on and off – and lights burning out constantly. Ti West claimed that everyone on the crew
had extremely vivid dreams every night – as if in some strange way, the hotel itself was
whispering to them. Well – his experience was so terrifying that
it created 2011’s The Innkeepers – and of course, to film it – they headed back to the
haunted Yankee Pedlar Inn, where the vast majority of the film was shot on location. As Ti West himself claimed, as soon as they
spent their first evening back at the hotel – the vivid dreams began again. Cast and crew reported hearing whispers in
their bedroom at night – and an onslaught of paranormal phenomena had the crew concerned. On one particular night, the lead actor Sara
Paxton woke up in her hotel room in the middle of the night screaming, claiming that someone
– or something had sat on her bed while she slept. Swinging in at Number 3 – The Possession,
2012 2012’s The Possession, directed by Ole Bornedal,
isn’t the greatest of horror flicks by any means – but it does have one of the most bizarre
series of events in cinematic history that occured during filming. In theory, the film was based on true events
– and the plot focused on a young girl who was possessed by an evil spirit living inside
a Dybbuk Box – an ancient, Judaic container for evil spirits. Well – the real object that was used as a
prop – was a wine cabinet, several hundred years old – that had been surrounded by decades
of strange phenomena. During scenes that involved the box, actor
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, recalled a number of eerie phenomena – lights would explode all
of a sudden, and there would be bizarre gusts of cold air from otherwise controlled scenes. Days after shooting had wrapped of The Possession
– a mysterious fire started in the warehouse where all of the films props were being stored
in case of reshoots. The mysterious fire destroyed everything – including
the strange, eerie wine cabinet that had been used as a replica Dybbuk box. No trace of arson – or an electrical fire
was ever discovered – so, what do you think? Demon? Demon. Next up at Number 2 – The Exorcist, 1973. While it may be one of the most terrifying
films ever made in horror cinema – it’s a pretty well known fact that the set of 1973’s
The Exorcist was haunted by an actual demon, not just Regan MacNeil. The first paranormal hiccup occurred when
shooting for the whole film was delayed because the entire set used for the MacNeil home mysteriously
caught on fired and burned to the ground. However – of course – the one room that remained
completely untouched by the fire was Regans demonic bedroom. The explanation? The fire was said to be caused by a deranged
pigeon that somehow got through to a secure circuit box and blew the whole thing up. Director William Friedkin called it a winged
demon with talons. Again – during filming, Ellen Burstyn who
played Chris MacNeil, Regan’s mother – had her harness randomly break when the possessed
Linda Blair threw her to the ground. The take was actually used in the film, and
her scream in the movie is actually genuine – but production staff could find no explanation
for the accident. In total – nine cast and crew deaths are associated
with the film – and the strange incidents continued to occur after the films release. During its premiere in Rome – a bizarre lightning
strike struck a 400-year old cross on top of a neighbouring church. It seemed that something was still angry. And finally – at our Number 1 spot – Rosemary’s
Baby, 1968 As William Castle, the producer attached to
the film once said – The story of Rosemary’s Baby was happening in real life. Witches, all of them – were casting their
spell, and I was becoming one of the principal players. – The horror classic, directed by Roman Polanski,
is one of the most controversial horror movies ever made, and is notorious for its series
of unfortunate events – both on and off set. For those of you that haven’t seen it, Rosemary’s
Baby tells the story of Rosemary Woodhouse, a woman who is convinced that an evil cult
wants to take her baby for a ritual – because, turns out, the baby is the Son of Satan. Well – it did turn out what happened off-screen
was eerily similar. In one of the most tragic and brutal cases
in Hollywood, a year after the movie was released – Roman Polanski’s wife – Sharon Tate – was
murdered by members of the Manson Family – the ritualistic murder cult led by Charles Manson. Tate was eight months pregnant, and was stabbed
sixteen times. Soon afterwards, William Castle began receiving
death threats – claiming that he had unleashed evil by making his movie. Days later, he was taken to hospital due to
kidney failure – as he was being admitted, he yelled out – Rosemary, for God’s sake,
drop the knife! Later, William Castle died of a heart attack. Rosemary’s Baby is one of the most notorious
horror movie shoots of all time – and the events that unfolded are shrouded in bizarre,
paranormal mystery. Well – there we have it horror fans, our list
for the Top 5 Haunted Horror Movie Sets – let us know your picks in the comment box down
below. Before we depart, let’s take a look at some
of your more creative comments from over the past few days. Darksidex20 says — Can we get a top 5 scariest
haunted places where you actually visit them? Please? — Ahhhh, oh my word Darksidex20 – I would
like nothing more than exactly that. Make sure you spam our channel and see if
we can get some location shoots going. I could even do a tour of haunted buildings
across North America – that’s the dream. Arkady20 says — Dear Jack, what’s your least
favourite monster from the Lovecraft mythos? Love to the top 5 team:) — Well, much love to you too Arkady20 – but
do you mean least favourite as in the lamest, or least favourite as in – the scariest? All of the creations in the Lovecraft’s
mythos are awesome – but the lamest as in, the worst death – would be Bugg-Shash. Just a mass of slime and eyes that controls
people like puppets. Nasty stuff. Scariest would be Nyarlathotep. Enough said. Well – unfortunately folks, that’s all we’ve
got time for in today’s video – cheers for sticking around all the way until the end. If you were a fan of this video, make sure
to hit that thumbs up button, ding that subscribe bell – and we’ll be seeing you in the next
one. As always, I’ve been your host Jack Finch
– you’ve been watching Top 5 Scary Videos – and until next time, you take it easy.


  1. Yayy! First comment 😂🤣 I love horror film's & there's a few film's that have paranormal Activities attributed to them 👻 I had heard or read somewhere that it was once said "that the Devil himself did not want The Exorcsist to be made" it is interesting though if you think about it, there's loads of film's about "God" & "Jesus" bt nothing out of the ordinary happens on the set bt if there's a film about the "Devil" then he's/she's there for us all to see! Weird right?? 🤔

  2. Don’t forget the Dakota used in “Rosemary’s Baby” being the same building John Lennon was living in at the time of his murder, him being a former member of the Beatles whose song “Helter Skelter” was used by the Manson Family as a mantra.

  3. Rosemary's Baby is a good movie! I wish I owned it!

    Also, for Jack and the other hosts: which story have you covered that genuinely confused/terrified you?

  4. Well of course those movies are going to be haunted by demons. They are messing with something they shouldn't be. Demons don't like it when they are made into movies. But me I am glad there are a few brave souls that do make these movies or I would have nothing to watch. I know that sounds morbid but I only watch horror shows and movies. I love this show and you to Jack thank you.

  5. The only thing haunting the set of Poltergeist was Steven Spielberg and his fellow pedophile producers. Poor Heather O' Rourke was so abused by them they had to take her to the emergency room and come up with some crazy convoluted LIE after they literally sexually abused her to death. Hollywood is truly a scary place indeed.

  6. yes i would also like to see jack in a tweed flat cap.Where we off too on this trip out with Jack, I think the whole team should go xxx somewhere nice and creepy xxx

  7. Can you do a series on the signs of the Zodiac and the Chinese Zodiac? I am sure there are some weird things about each of them.

  8. I'm down for a Jack and Lucy paranormal excursion! Waverly Hills, The Stanley, Gettysburg, the Lizzie Borden house, 50 Berkeley Square…

  9. you guys can bring fear out of anything, so, how about top 5 haunted kids toys? dare you guys to try LOL good luck.
    P.S. like if you want them to make it

  10. Hey Jack to da Finch, how about bizarre happenings caught in the background of film, like; Three Men And A Baby, also The Wizard Of Oz😁

  11. Oh and hey Top 5, how about the best not quite popular as Freddy and Jason movie sequels, monsters/killers like; Candyman, Pumpkin Head, Mr. Giggles, and Maniac Cop lol

  12. NO! Ghosts are fiction! I reckon it was Harvey Weinstein or Bill Cosby sitting on Sarah Paxton’s bed 😱😂😂😂

  13. Also The Dakota which was the setting for “The Brandford” and where they did quite a bit of filming for Rosemary’s Baby is supposedly one of the most haunted sights in NYC.

  14. Hey Jack, you guys should do a list on top 5 scary children’s books. 1 example is Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Schwartz/Gammell.

  15. Keep the horror binge going with – Top 5 Scary Cryptid Stories That Are Real

  16. I always remain a little skeptical when it comes to haunting stories, but repeated events at the haunted inn show that there is something there.

  17. The fact is the real ghost and the phenomenon s r inspired by this movies so they casted live on sets while making this movies when they aren't invited really…who all r believe this give a like on this comment.

  18. My mother made me wait till I was 17 to see "Rosemary's Baby." To this day, about 30 years later, that movie still scares me to the core…I think it still affects me more than any other horror movie I've ever watched…and I love horror movies.

  19. Yankee Pedlar Inn is creepy. I drive by it almost every day. Its changed hands a lot recently. And apparently they are gutting it. I've been inside, but only ever in the dining room. It's also not very scary. Compared to a lot of other places here in CT. Haha.

  20. I'll tell you a fact –

    The conjuring

    Was also visited by a demon as James Wan and Vera Farmiga were disturbed. Claw Marks appeared in Vera's legs and her computer. The script writer felt a demon.

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