1.Vic Morrow, along with two child actors, were killed on the set of Twilight Zone: The Movie when a helicopter fell on them after a disastrous stunt had gone wrong. Morrow and one of the child actors were decapitated, while the other child was crushed to death.
2.Actress Mercedes McCambridge swallowed raw eggs, drank whiskey, and smoked copious amounts of cigarettes in order to produce the demon voice in The Exorcist.
3.Brandon Lee was fatally shot and killed on the set of The Crow after a series of mishaps and oversights accidentally caused a live round to shoot out of an improperly prepared prop gun.
4.Coincidentally, Brandon Lee's father Bruce Lee starred in the 1978 movie Game of Death where his character, a famous actor, was shot while filming on set.
5.Tammy Lynn Leppert, who played the blond girl who distracts Manny in Scarface, disappeared shortly after filming and was never heard from again.
6.During the filming of The Passion of the Christ, Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus, and assistant director Jan Michelini were struck by lighting. They were not seriously injured. However, according to the producer of the film, there was "smoke coming out of Caviezel's ears."
7.Choi Min-sik, star of the Korean film Oldboy, had to eat four whole living octopi on camera before the director captured the perfect shot. Min-sik is also a Buddhist, and would pray for forgiveness after each take.
8.Jackie Cooper was eight when he starred in the 1931 film Skippy. When Jackie couldn't summon tears for a scene, director Norman Taurog removed Jackie's pet dog from the set and pretended to have it shot. This caused Jackie to cry hysterically and deliver a performance that earned him an Oscar nomination.
9.Tony Todd, who played Candyman in the film by the same name, had actual bees in his mouth while filming the climactic scene. He wore a throat guard for protection and luckily was not stung.
10.The logistics behind the famous chestburster scene in Alien were kept secret from the actors, in hopes of drawing genuine horrified reactions from them.
11.Paul Bateson, who appeared in The Exorcist as one of the assistant radiologists, was convicted of murder for the killing and dismemberment of six men in New York City.
12.In Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the crew incorporated a real skeleton and the remains of several animals in the set decoration.
13.The last day of shooting on Texas Chainsaw Massacre was dreadful. The punishing Texas weather, along with the lights used for filming, made the set so hot that the real bones started cooking, emitting a stench that caused crew members to puke after takes.
14.And to top it off, 500 pounds of dead animals from the city pound were brought to the set by a garbage truck. When the director chose not to use the dead animals, they were soaked in gasoline and set on fire, causing smoke from burning fur and flesh to go through the set.