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The Most Horrific Behind-The-Scenes Stories From Horror Movies

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When Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left came out in 1972, the trailer suggested that those who are terrified by its gruesome plot should remind themselves, "It's only a movie." And, sure, that might help some - but what if the behind-the-scenes happenings on the film sets of horror movies themselves are just as creepy as the flick?

Numerous classic horror films are said to have carried a curse with them, manifesting in spooky occurrences on set or terrible misfortunes befalling the cast and crew. Planes were struck by lightning, hotels caught on fire, and actors reported mysterious and unexplained occurrences while filming stories of demonic possession or ghostly hauntings. And on the scariest film sets, bodies and prop weapons weren't as fake as one might expect. 

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