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#1    JostaX014

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:10 PM

Answer: Yes
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:00 PM

Most of them died of fairly natural causes, some even living for 20 years after the films had been released. And given the amount of people that work on a film of this size (all the crew etc) a handful of deaths over the course of 20-odd years isn't conclusive of anything.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:08 AM

The movie "Gone With The Wind" is even more cursed! Every person associated with that movie has died...


Also, your claim of "a curse" being confirmed by snopes is misleading. The actual claim is:

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A number of deaths have occured among the cast of the Poltergeist trilogy of films.

Status:   True

There is  huge difference between a few deaths over the entire cast of three movies, and the confirmation of "a curse".

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:50 AM

Ever hear of the cursed movie Atuk?

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:32 PM

Quick answer - no (there are no such things as curses by the anyway).

Skeptoid has done several good podcasts on Hollywood Myths and covers the "Poltergeist Curse" in one of them.  As was said above, there is no evidence that any deaths or accidents involving individuals from the movie happened at any greater rate than the general population.

Personally I think the whole thing was driven by the highly publicized death of the little girl - unusual yes, but children die every day.

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 07:48 PM

this is the first thing i thought of:

http://www.cracked.c...sed-movies.html

i always thought i heard the exorcist was cursed... don't know why.


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 07:35 PM

There is no such thing as a 'curse'.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:59 AM

curse was made up to sell movie. :cat:


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Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:38 AM

So, I was watching Poltergeist tonight on Encore HD.  I haven't seen the film in a very long time.  According to my DVR @ 21:01, when Craig T. Nelson is leaving his kid's room, you can see a poser, above the son's bed.  It looks had drawn and it's for Super Bowl XII, 1988.  That was February 1st.  Wikipedia says she died on January 31st some say February 1st.  I thought it was extremely eerie.  I do not know what this is, but thought it was unsettling.  This is a picture of it on my HD TV.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:54 PM

View Postgnslgr, on 03 January 2012 - 02:38 AM, said:

So, I was watching Poltergeist tonight on Encore HD.  I haven't seen the film in a very long time.  According to my DVR @ 21:01, when Craig T. Nelson is leaving his kid's room, you can see a poser, above the son's bed.  It looks had drawn and it's for Super Bowl XII, 1988.  That was February 1st.  Wikipedia says she died on January 31st some say February 1st.  I thought it was extremely eerie.  I do not know what this is, but thought it was unsettling.  This is a picture of it on my HD TV.

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Super Bowl XXII was played on January 31, 1988 (you say XII in your post, but I'm assuming you mean XXII).

Heather O'Rourke died during surgery to repair an acute bowel obstruction complicated by septic shock on February 1, 1988.  She had been suffering from complications due to the obstruction (misdiagnosed as Crohns Disease) for the entire year prior.

A coincidence yes, but don't really see anything beyond that.  I'm sure there are folks with much closer ties to that Super Bowl who passed away on the 31st.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 03:51 PM

"1982: Vic Morrow, actor, was decapitated by a helicopter blade during filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie. Two child actors were also killed; Myca Dinh Le, who was decapitated, and Renee Shin-Yi Chen, who was crushed"

From google:- http://en.wikipedia...._unusual_deaths

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:02 PM

I always thought this was one of the most interesting articles on snopes.com. ^^

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:33 AM

View PostLynners27, on 17 June 2011 - 07:48 PM, said:

this is the first thing i thought of:

http://www.cracked.c...sed-movies.html

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:55 PM

People die. You can associate the "movie-curse" to any number of films; off-hand, I can think of quite a few.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:53 AM

*shrugs* most of these myths are created by dull boring ppl that have too much time on their hands...

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