Curses! 9 Totally Unlucky Films

These films have been plagued by more than average bad karma
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted May 11, 2008 12:25 PM CDT
Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe, play a scene in "The Misfits" in this undated file photo. It turned out to be the last movie for both in 1961. (AP Photo, file)   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Even dramas and spy movies can turn into disaster flicks, either during or after the final wrap. The Los Angeles Times takes a close look at 9 accursed movies.

  1. Quantum of Solace: Anything but peaceful, the disaster tally included one lake-submerged Aston Martin, one stabbed technician, and a totaled Alfa Romero. Is it the work of SPECTRE?    

  1. Poltergeist: A spooky film turned deadly for a pair of young actors. One murdered by a jealous boyfriend, the other died from Crohn’s disease during a sequel.
  2. Superman: The murder of George Reeves and the paralyzing accident of Christopher Reeve are just the tip of the Kryptonite.
  3. The Misfits: Those who starred faded not long after the film’s production: Clark Gable died 11 days later; Marilyn Monroe’s drug overdose claimed her in 1962; and co-star Montgomery Clift succumbed to his drug habit in 1966.
  4. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote: A flash flood washed away the set; Don Quixote had to be airlifted to a hospital; and insurers left in droves after Johnny Depp’s departure.
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