Of all the world's cursed film productions, The Omen is considered to have one of the worst movie curses of all time. The 1976 film tells the story of a man who accidentally adopts the Antichrist as his son and the movie remains one of horror's most successful franchises. But what was so odious about the set that led producers to believe the devil was punishing them for making the movie? Is The Omen really cursed?
The Omen followed in the footsteps of two of the most successful horror films of the 1970s and hoped to use the popularity of those films to attract audiences. Producers should have been warned that they were also film sets that were haunted: in the end, the Rosemary's Baby curse and the curse of The Exorcist may have not only given The Omen their desirable audiences, but also their forsaken curses.
The Omen film set haunting includes death, injury, and lots of lightning bolts: after all, the creator himself warned the cast and crew that Satan wasn't going to like what they were doing. Here's what happened behind the scenes of The Omen movie and why, despite its several sequels and a 2006 remake, it remains one of history's movies that indeed may have angered Satan himself.
Designer John Richardson Was In A Car Accident That Decapitated His Passenger, Just Like A Scene In 'The Omen'
An Animal Trainer Hired To Keep The Cast And Crew Safe From Angry Baboons Was Killed By A Tiger
Lightning Struck Airplanes Containing Cast And Crew Members On Three Separate Occasions
A Group Of Trained Rottweilers Suddenly Attacked A Stuntman For Real, Injuring Him And Defying Their Trainer
Cast And Crew Nearly Got Blown Up On Two Separate Occasions, Thanks To The IRA
An Airplane The Crew Hired For Aerial Shots Was Rented To Someone Else And Then Crashed, Killing Several People