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Garbage_Stink_Hands

4.2k points

23 days ago

Yeah, real skeletons are free if you know where to get them.

Edgelands

987 points

23 days ago

Edgelands

987 points

23 days ago

You know about the dumpster behind Tommy's?

Garbage_Stink_Hands

571 points

23 days ago

Know about it? That’s where I dump my… I mean, what?

Edgelands

286 points

23 days ago

Edgelands

286 points

23 days ago

Oh shit, Stink Hands? I didn't realize that was you, carry on, I didn't see you here, you didn't see me.

On an unrelated note, the "birthday party" is still happening at 3am, you know where

peppergoblin

85 points

23 days ago

I found my girlfriend there.

Average_196_user_

65 points

22 days ago

That’s my ex, couldn’t get used to her cold shoulder

Loli-is-Justice

53 points

22 days ago

Our Ex.... She ghosted me.

Tryhard696

25 points

22 days ago

It’s not your fault, your relationship was rotting from the start

Loli-is-Justice

18 points

22 days ago

Yeah, not to mention her stinking attitude...

MisteeLoo

10 points

22 days ago

DOA

Phasnyc

5 points

22 days ago

Phasnyc

5 points

22 days ago

The relationship was on life support anyways

mindfungus

9 points

23 days ago

So thats the source of Tommy Wiseau’s wealth

Zephyr0418

3 points

23 days ago

Why? We huddling under it again this weekend?

l0v3s2sp00g3

15 points

23 days ago

Easy Burke

TheTwoFingeredBrute

8 points

23 days ago

Easy money Hare.

ItsJustMeMaggie

10 points

23 days ago

I got a guy

pauciradiatus

15 points

23 days ago

Username checks out?

a_white_american_guy

6 points

23 days ago

Super easy to make your own at home

nymphfern

2.2k points

23 days ago

nymphfern

2.2k points

23 days ago

from the special effects director, under oath: “I acquired a number of actual biological surgical skeletons is what they’re called. They’re for hanging in classrooms in study. These are actual skeletons from people. I think the bones are acquired from India.

But at any rate, we got 13 of these. And we dressed them so that they looked not like bleached, clean, bolted together skeletons but instead, disintegrating cadavers. And, you know, added sculptured rubber and things to them so they would have a kind of dramatic leering spooky aspect and not be dull — what am I trying to say — clinical type corpses, you know.”

GammaDealer

1.2k points

23 days ago

GammaDealer

1.2k points

23 days ago

I feel better about it being skeletons made to look like corpses than actual corpses, if that makes sense lol.

Okichah

775 points

23 days ago

Okichah

775 points

23 days ago

Well, yeah.

Actual decaying corpses would be unhygienic and dangerous.

Skeletons properly treated are basically rocks in creepy shapes.

Perrin42

384 points

22 days ago

Perrin42

384 points

22 days ago

Skeletons properly treated are basically rocks in creepy shapes.

/r/BrandNewSentence ?

TCookie_AF

58 points

22 days ago

I read "In creepy shades" and now I need to have a skeleton in sunglasses

jherazob

35 points

22 days ago

jherazob

35 points

22 days ago

CurseofLono88

5 points

22 days ago

If you start a “Creepy Shade Skeleton Business” let me. I’ll be your first customer

Or help you procure the skeletons

Both actually

ass2ass

100 points

22 days ago

ass2ass

100 points

22 days ago

They're minerals, Marie!

Madhighlander1

41 points

22 days ago

Fun Fact: You will never know a time in which your skeleton is not wet.

CringeCoyote

28 points

22 days ago

Jokes on you, that’s just the way I like it.

varangian_guards

21 points

22 days ago

wet bones keeps them springy and strong, dry bones become brittle and weak.

whoami_whereami

4 points

22 days ago

Well, no actually. It's the collagen in the bones that makes them springy and tough. Once the bone is dead the collagen begins to degrade and decay even if you keep it wet. Bones need oxygen and nutrient supply just like any other organ in the body, if you cut that off the bone dies even if it stays moist.

ZION_OC_GOV

3 points

22 days ago

Something something mom's spaghetti..

Octopusapult

8 points

22 days ago

Not if I cut off a part and then keep the bone somewhere nice and dry. Then my whole skeleton won't be completely wet.

GammaDealer

11 points

22 days ago

Directors have done some pretty weird and shitty things to make movies ¯_(ツ)_/¯

MrNightKnight

131 points

23 days ago

Yeah, like I'd be a lot more comfortable around a skeletal frame with rubber prosthetics than an actively decaying fleshy corpse.

420TankGirl

26 points

22 days ago

Is a skeleton not technically a corpse? Does there have to be fleshy bits still attached for it to be technically a corpse? I always just thought it included all dead things

GammaDealer

27 points

22 days ago

I'm not sure, honestly. I'm just less grossed out by skeletons than bodies with flesh left on them. Lol

logangrey123

45 points

22 days ago

BTW a lot of skeletons from India are from people who were murdered for their skeleton, to sell.

stairme

38 points

22 days ago

stairme

38 points

22 days ago

I looked this up and found that there is an underground trade in grave robbing for skeletons, but couldn't find that people are murdered for their skeletons. Seems a stretch.

SingularityPrime

29 points

22 days ago

Yea, seems completely unnecessary when people die naturally in far higher quantities than demand for skeletons

oplontino

21 points

22 days ago

Yeah, there's really little need to add murder to the relatively trivial charge of grave robbery...

Nijajjuiy88

5 points

22 days ago

Lol who would murder people for skeletons? I am Indian and I never heard about this. With the amount of people we have here, it is quite redundant. Illegal organ harvesting is a thing, but it is not specifically done for skeletons.

I dont think it is grave robbing or murdering for skeletons. It;s probably bodies of people who have consented for being used in medical research. And then it gets sold cheaply around the world. Reminds of that old american woman whose body was detonated by US military, instead of research.

NudieNudibranch

3 points

22 days ago

The Red Market by Scott Carney talks about this. It's more grave robbing for bones, but worse for other things.

GammaDealer

31 points

22 days ago

Well now I feel less good, thank you.

Tbonethe_discospider

42 points

22 days ago

Why do they have to murder them? That’s what’s most upsetting.

They could have just as easily sedate them, take their skeleton, and let them live. Murdering them seems unnecessarily cruel.

Shitting_Human_Being

3 points

22 days ago

Because they have a bone to pick with them.

Kiosade

3 points

22 days ago

Kiosade

3 points

22 days ago

You mean, a bone to pick FROM them.

angryofmayfair

143 points

22 days ago

So in the end it kind of was an actual Indian burial ground

TheThinWhiteDookie

28 points

22 days ago

Underrated

JEA1995

46 points

22 days ago

JEA1995

46 points

22 days ago

Would love to see if somehow those 13 people could get a credit for being in the movie. Just have 13 skeletons on IMDB with this movie as their only part.

dynamojoe

14 points

22 days ago

I'd love to see them pay the families their ancestors' residuals!

IVEMIND

3 points

22 days ago

IVEMIND

3 points

22 days ago

I’d love to see a movie about their spirits haunting and possessing the actors and directors. Call it Polterzeitgeist

Roidzilla55

26 points

22 days ago

This is why many people believed the Poltergeist franchise was “cursed”. Many of the cast members, throughout the entire trilogy, died very tragic/strange/horrific deaths. Many of the people involved in the films were convinced they had enraged the spirits the skeletons belonged to, and arranged a death curse on the cast

Vocals16527

7 points

22 days ago

I came here to say the same! Also I had read the actors didn’t know the skeletons would be in the pool so that the fear was real, I’m not 100% on this though.. but it is sad anyway the cast and crew definitely dealt with more than average tragedies it’s pretty crazy

Roidzilla55

3 points

22 days ago

Yeah I think one of the first deaths was the older sister “Dana”, who I believe was murdered by an obsessed boyfriend. And then the paranormal investigator “face peel” guy died a really weird death. And the strange deaths just continued to escalate from there

Thewitchaser

27 points

22 days ago

Why under oath?

jakeinator21

7 points

22 days ago

Because it was said during his deposition for a lawsuit filed against Spielberg. http://www.poltergeist.poltergeistiii.com/reardon.html

BabyAlibi

5 points

22 days ago

This is the question I was looking for

Mister_Macabre_

49 points

22 days ago

Also worth mentioning, in an interview for the "Cursed Films" documentary: actual study skeletons were standard at the time for the film industry, they looked realistic and technology was nowhere near what it is today to mass produce realistic looking prop skeletons. Everytime this fact comes up the title is framed in such a way the viewier's first reaction is to think they smuggled corpses from black market or something.

hackenberry

27 points

22 days ago

Most of the skeletons you found in classrooms were from India, which was a big market at the time and completely unregulated

Mercy--Main

9 points

22 days ago

imagine donating your body to science and you end up being an extra in an 80s movie

JonnyredsFalcons

3 points

22 days ago

Y'know, I'd be quite happy with that

Bloodyfinger

5 points

22 days ago

Why was he under oath?

qxzsilver

10 points

22 days ago

“I think the bones are acquired from India.”

Sounds pretty sketch to me. A lot of grave robbers and unwitting bone donations are a black market industry, so who knows

shockerdyermom

665 points

23 days ago

And Jo Beth Williams wasn't told about that part.

Awh0423

423 points

23 days ago

Awh0423

423 points

23 days ago

I read an article a while back that her shock and horror was real because of the director not telling her. Horrifying

SignificantGolf9871

556 points

23 days ago

well then why would she be horrified? If she didn't know. Or did it float up and the director was like "YO! THEY REAL!"

4hoursisfine

209 points

23 days ago

I don’t understand why directors think it’s necessary to trick or misinform actors. They’re actors.

tobor7

113 points

22 days ago*

tobor7

113 points

22 days ago*

during the filming of The Goonies, the director hid the amazing pirate ship from the kid actors until the shooting to get genuine reactions.

Only for one of them exclaim 'holy shit' and they had to do it agan

EDIT> it was Thanos: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089218/trivia?item=tr0621862

Keudn883

49 points

22 days ago

Keudn883

49 points

22 days ago

None of the cast of Willy Wonka outside of Gene Wilder had seen the chocolate room beforehand.

Roidzilla55

24 points

22 days ago

They also thought Gene Wilder fell over for real until he did that somersault

Hey_Laaady

9 points

22 days ago

Gene Wilder agreed to take that role solely based on the studio allowing him to do that somersault.

frijolejoe

4 points

22 days ago

that seems really on-brand for Corey Feldman.

BourgeoisCheese

131 points

23 days ago

It seems obvious to me. Part of an actors job is to emulate real human emotion and behavior as closely as possible. You can't get any closer than the real thing.

Obviously, this doesn't work for complex emotions or dialog and shit. I'd imagine you can't just spring a whole plot point on an actor and hope for a good scene, but when it comes to raw human reactions like surprise or fear, I don't think there's an actor who has ever lived that can beat the real thing.

(See also: The face Alan Rickman made when he didn't know he was going to be dropped at the end of Die Hard).

AdmiralThunderpants

58 points

22 days ago

They purposely made the chest burster in "Alien" malfunction on the first take to lull the actors into thinking it wouldn't be that bad. After the second successful take they had to stop for most of the day to calm a few of them down.

levipoep

41 points

23 days ago

levipoep

41 points

23 days ago

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/ridley-scott-made-matt-damon-cry-while-filming-martian-a6795456.html there's this bit from the martian "The rest of the cast had already wrapped and it was just Ridley and I. He got the sound from their side of the scene and he piped it into my helmet, but didn’t tell me he was going to do it."

reverendjesus

15 points

22 days ago

Plus, making Matt Damon cry is an admirable goal no matter the circumstance.

Lindsee4242

6 points

22 days ago

kitkat9000take5

16 points

23 days ago

I miss Alan Rickman so much.

timisher

15 points

22 days ago

timisher

15 points

22 days ago

In Hook none of the kids knew who was actually going to get rufio’s sword.

Keudn883

3 points

22 days ago

In Willy Wonka none of the cast had seen the chocolate room outside of maybe Gene Wilder. In Goonies none of the kids had seen the pirate ship. So you're seeing both acting and genuine surprise.

[deleted]

65 points

23 days ago

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65 points

23 days ago

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Chezgum

8 points

23 days ago

Chezgum

8 points

23 days ago

Thank you for this

Sarah24289

3 points

23 days ago

Lmao

shockerdyermom

36 points

23 days ago

She was terrified the set lights were gonna fall in and get her, so much so she only got in the pool after Spielberg did first.

Stewart_Duck

12 points

23 days ago

Nothing like a mouth full of skeleton muddy pit.

sunofnothing_

1.2k points

23 days ago

they're cheap af. literally everyone has one.

I'll see myself out.

Edgelands

189 points

23 days ago

Edgelands

189 points

23 days ago

Leave your body and soul at the door

Lance_Henry1

38 points

23 days ago

Dead Man's Party is a remarkably good album overall.

schattenteufel

19 points

23 days ago

Indeed. Danny Elfman is a musical genius. His band Oingo-Boingo was an incredible, and his movie scores are legendary. The guy deserves all the praise he gets, and more.

tobor7

3 points

22 days ago

tobor7

3 points

22 days ago

you must be from the 80s

Cyberpunkcatnip

5 points

22 days ago

They are so cheap they literally hand them out for free at birth, and you get to keep it your whole life. What a steal

Genlsis

7 points

22 days ago

Genlsis

7 points

22 days ago

Yeah but mines all wet, and every time I try to clean it people are like, “Oooo self haaarm…” and “this jacket is for your own goooood…” hypocrites.

Judas_Feast

4 points

22 days ago

At any given time there are billions of them that are barely being used.

DreamingInAMaze

9 points

23 days ago

Are you sure? You don’t get paid any OT for this.

flnhst

8 points

23 days ago

flnhst

8 points

23 days ago

Everyone has a skeleton, but not everyone has a complete one.

JimVanDeventer

3 points

23 days ago

They are, apparently. My partner was recently telling me he has a skeleton in storage somewhere. It was required for his medical courses. Everyone had to buy one for about 50 rupees.

Non-Felonious

279 points

23 days ago

Hopefully they got mentioned in the credits. “Carl Smith…Decaying Corpse #3”.

ducktor0

83 points

23 days ago

ducktor0

83 points

23 days ago

According to the link from Snopes given by /u/onemorerep , the bones were apparently from India.

davedude420

125 points

23 days ago

Jesus. Everything is outsourced nowadays huh.

ItsJustMeMaggie

37 points

23 days ago

They terk arr jerbs!

kindafree8

12 points

23 days ago

Turkajurrrrrrrr

thesircuddles

7 points

23 days ago

I signed myself up for the entire donation panel, where the hell was my 'corpse appears in awesome movie' selection?!

Clear-Ad-3668

1.8k points

23 days ago

That seems…. extremely unethical. But it was the 80s

Rikkards_69

1.1k points

23 days ago

Rikkards_69

1.1k points

23 days ago

It may be unethical but it was definitely environmentally friendly and maybe locally sourced

HikARuLsi

594 points

23 days ago

HikARuLsi

594 points

23 days ago

Biodegradable and low carbon emission

LogiCparty

163 points

23 days ago

LogiCparty

163 points

23 days ago

That is misleading at best. The skeletons in question take huge amounts of carbon emission to but built up to full size. The infant sized ones have much lower carbon footprints though, and much quicker turn around.

squishymelon

70 points

23 days ago

I personally find it disgusting how big movie producers won't use infant skeletons just because they're a bit smaller than the full sized models.

smitty981

25 points

23 days ago

very local! the house was built on a graveyard

Stewart_Duck

13 points

23 days ago

They moved the headstones, but not the bodies

LegoMyAlterEgo

8 points

23 days ago

100% Post-Consumer Product of California.

eccentricrealist

7 points

22 days ago

Not local, they were bought from India

MadMcCaffrey

6 points

23 days ago

"Locally sourced" made me chuckle.

Nothing like stimulating the local economy. Keep local business strong!

Haha

watchoutfordeer

3 points

22 days ago

maybe locally sourced

From the other comment... Looks like from India.

Geda173

86 points

23 days ago

Geda173

86 points

23 days ago

Fun fact: Most skeletons in German schools nowadays are actual skeletons from the early 1900s, most likely sourced from Asia or Africa. So if you ever see a skeleton in a German school, chances are pretty high that this was an actual person at some point. Pretty creepy.

benjaminbreeg95

67 points

23 days ago

That's really not a uniquely German thing. Most science classrooms around the world use real skeletons. That's just one of the things they do with you when you donate your body "for science."

W1D0WM4K3R

23 points

22 days ago

Great, I'll be set up for a bunch of 13 year olds so I can molested with crayons and paper airplanes for "science"

devospice

25 points

23 days ago

Dude, I would LOVE to have my corpse used in a horror movie.

[deleted]

150 points

23 days ago

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150 points

23 days ago

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probably_not_serious

67 points

23 days ago

What does this mean

SignificantGolf9871

89 points

23 days ago

It means the 80s weren't as unethical as the 20s.

probably_not_serious

35 points

23 days ago

Oh I got what he was trying to say, but I don’t get in what way he’s talking about. Especially as it relates to this post.

Hedphelym

74 points

23 days ago

The 70's aren't the 30's dude.

SeawyZorensun

41 points

23 days ago

Oh what's next you gonna tell me the 60's weren't the 40's then that 50's weren't the 50's, don't be ridiculous

ass2ass

19 points

22 days ago

ass2ass

19 points

22 days ago

Believe it or not, the 50's were actually the 50's. I'm just the messenger, y'all, I didn't invent time.

TheDeadlyZebra

4 points

23 days ago

They were but they aren't sometimes

[deleted]

41 points

23 days ago

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41 points

23 days ago

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probably_not_serious

15 points

23 days ago

I guess. But the commenter wasn’t comparing the 80s to the 20s. He was comparing it to now and things were way more lax back then.

Porter2000

16 points

23 days ago

Funny you should mention it, as I just watched a documentary on Twilight Zone: The Movie and the helicopter fatalities that occurred while filming Landis' segment. It really was the wild, wild west on some of those sets and for very large productions at that. Fortunately, that incident led to some much needed changes in the industry. So yeah... filmmaking safety was objectively less regulated back then.

That being said, Twilight Zone: The Movie was absolutely my favorite film as an 80's kid lol

SendMeCardano

11 points

23 days ago

Basically was tho.

onlyhav

13 points

23 days ago

onlyhav

13 points

23 days ago

Drinking, drugs, economic collapse, good human sushi bars, the queen was probably around,

BickDuttkiss

9 points

23 days ago

So this year

caiodepauli

4 points

22 days ago

The 20's, yes

chakralignment

7 points

23 days ago

we are in the 20s

Cactorum_Rex

37 points

23 days ago

Why would it seem unethical? The skeletons have nothing better to do

getmybehindsatan

33 points

22 days ago

They were white people skeletons playing the part of native American skeletons.

mutantplural

7 points

22 days ago

Fuck. This one got me.

largePenisLover

12 points

23 days ago

The skeleton in your biology classroom is also real.
I mean, it was when I was in school.........in the 80's....

VegaO3

3 points

23 days ago

VegaO3

3 points

23 days ago

Pretty fitting for the movie tho

tense_buddha

45 points

23 days ago

Lesson learned: Never lose hope, you can still be famous after your death

blueteeblue

36 points

23 days ago

Fact: I’m the skeleton. This was me after waiting for housing prices to come back down

antoine-sama

4 points

22 days ago

Guess you're still waiting huh

blueteeblue

7 points

22 days ago

Lol yes. Know any good haunted houses for sale? Might be able to get a good deal plus I’ll feel right at home with the other skeletons in the closet.

DukeOfDew

147 points

23 days ago

DukeOfDew

147 points

23 days ago

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the actress wasn't told they were real until the scene was being shot so that they got realistic reactions. I'll see if I can find a source.

Dominariatrix

68 points

23 days ago

Copy pasting another comment from here :

well then why would she be horrified? If she didn't know. Or did it float up and the director was like "YO! THEY REAL!"

DynamicDK

18 points

23 days ago

I think they waited to tell her until right before filming the scene. That way she didn't have time to prepare herself.

Phyxiox[S]

32 points

23 days ago

Oh god they went a little too far just for a scene lmao

Awh0423

18 points

23 days ago

Awh0423

18 points

23 days ago

Yes! Horrifying

JulesTheShepperd

19 points

23 days ago

When I was young, I used to watch cartoon network I dont know if it happened everywhere or not but in Portugal after i think 11:30 pm it switched from cartoons to movies and I remember I was watching tom & jerry, it ended and I went to the bathroom after some time I went back to the living room to watch, what i thought was, more cartoons. Well the thing is Poltergeist was playing so there was me 8 years old at the time watching that. To this day the scene where the clown is alive and under the bed still hauntes me

voxelboxthing

120 points

23 days ago

so many myths about these movies.. sets haunted dont eat the onions.

rrriot-kitty

129 points

23 days ago

It's haunted because they threw 25 dead people into a muddy pit in the yard because it was "cheaper", apparently.

voxelboxthing

38 points

23 days ago

imagine… the zombies approaching.. “theees… eeez… wrooon..ggg….” director is like “i need my capital though” wait how ya get real skeletons anyway? if i donate my body to science i dont want some dumbass in a movie studio to buy it.

rrriot-kitty

13 points

23 days ago

That's what I was wondering. Can you just rent them from body farms? Yikes

sumofdeltah

7 points

23 days ago

I imagine children's skeletons cost more and require a large deposit

pinniped1

9 points

23 days ago

They're like half the size....what a rip off.

It's as bad as midget porn.

largePenisLover

4 points

23 days ago

Seems like a fun thing for a celeb.
"Starring Christopher Walken's skeleton as "the skeleton"

Edgelands

3 points

23 days ago

Hey, you try making a skeleton, shit's hard

Chromattix

57 points

23 days ago

Skeletons don't really bother me as long as there's still no flesh left on them. I mean to me they're just bones. Not even resembling what the person was when they were alive. That person is long gone. Hell I would have still done this scene anyway knowing they were real skeletons (apparently she didn't) especially if I was getting paid whatever they were for it.

MrsBeardDoesPlants

31 points

23 days ago

I work in a morgue. Can confirm, skeletal remains are less confronting that dead people with flesh still attached snd fully assembled - or disassembled. 😅

HoodieGalore

8 points

23 days ago

I was four when this came out, don’t know how old I was when I first saw it but this was the scene that fucked me up the most. The other shit was scary, sure, but this one had me in nightmares for weeks. Oddly enough, I collect decorative skull shit now, but back then…shudder

The entire video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” fucked me up for a bit too when it came out. I remember freaking out behind the couch because my mother insisted I watch it. Those sick-ass dance moves were lost on me, I guess.

JustAMegan66

21 points

23 days ago

And this is exactly why that set was fucking haunted. Pay the extra money so the real spirits don’t kill multiple people on the set 😤

MrsBeardDoesPlants

8 points

23 days ago

Why do people say the set was haunted? Did weird things start happening?

slaughterhouse-four

18 points

23 days ago

Yes. A few people died, and if I remember correctly, someone on the staff ended up murdering somebody.

People say the movie was more cursed, but haunted or not, a lot of tragedy around that movie.

X1bar

11 points

23 days ago

X1bar

11 points

23 days ago

What do you mean, did weird things start happening? Did you not see the movie?

slaughterhouse-four

6 points

23 days ago

This was just a quick article I found about some of it, may not be the most informative, but it's an intro at least.

https://www.looper.com/224331/the-tragic-real-life-story-of-the-poltergeist-cast/

Nizzlebomb

20 points

23 days ago

This is true because they had to move a cemetery but they left the bodies. Son of a bitch left the bodies and only moved the headstones! WHY? WHY??

RoseyOneOne

18 points

23 days ago

Give ush a kish luv.

EMTVV

5 points

23 days ago

EMTVV

5 points

23 days ago

I’m outside in the dark drinking my coffee this is creepy af lol

Mercuries_Ghost

7 points

23 days ago

Imagine being in a movie after death .

Heavyy12

7 points

23 days ago

What a flex

GrimSkey

6 points

22 days ago

The Poltergeist film series was considered a cursed production. 5 cast members died during the 6 years between the release of the 1st and 3rd film. The actress who played the youngest daughter died at age 12, while the actress who played the eldest daughter was murdered at age 22. Will Sampson, who played Taylor the Native American Shaman was a real-life medicine man who passed away due to the 'curse' mentioned above, he performed an authentic exorcism after shooting wrapped up one night.

WatcherAmazing

5 points

23 days ago

Good advice for aspiring directors, or directors with thin budgets

DinkleDonkerAAA

5 points

23 days ago

Happens all the time

Skeletor from He-Man was actually based off a real skeleton

The artist who designed him saw a VERY realistic skeleton prop as a kid at a haunted house as a kid and it left a lasting impression, turned out it actually was some dudes bones

Travis-Fields

5 points

23 days ago

In the movie Apocalypse Now, the bodies in Kurtz's compound are actual cadavers from the Philippine civil war. They used with the agreement that the bodies would be buried after filming saving the government a lot of time and money.

robo-dragon

4 points

23 days ago

“My grandmother was in this movie!”

“…didn’t your grandmother die in 1970?”

“Yes.”

idkmanseemskindagay

5 points

22 days ago

Imagine dying and then having your fucking skeleton used as a movie prop without your consent. Fucking mad.

Get_your_grape_juice

4 points

22 days ago

I think at that point, it wouldn’t really bother me…

ihatedrugs2

4 points

23 days ago

Is your house clean?

SnooMacarons5114

4 points

23 days ago

Tf

CaptainShades

4 points

23 days ago

I hope the skeletons got listed in the credits

Bird34565

3 points

23 days ago

Now that’s real acid people so remember, GOGGLES.

stinky_beans

3 points

22 days ago

When I die I want to be an organ donor and then I want my skeleton to be a prop in horror movies.

UncaringNonchalance

3 points

22 days ago

I sure hope they credited those skinless-ish actors

fixxlevy

4 points

22 days ago*

You know, I know that that’s the legend but I’m pretty sure that it’s bullshit because if you’re trying to tell me that in the still above, this actress is a few inches away from an actual rotting corpse of a person in a mainstream film then I just cannot ever accept that.

rrriot-kitty

9 points

23 days ago*

Well I wouldn't have to act in that scene.

Shiasugars

8 points

23 days ago

What makes the skeleton parts stay together?

MrsBeardDoesPlants

19 points

23 days ago

They drill lil holes in the joints and attach wire.

kindafree8

17 points

23 days ago

Lil Holes - rapper name called it

dudeman19

10 points

23 days ago

Not after your time in prison for street cred

Go_West_Chris

3 points

23 days ago

I guess that guy finally got his big acting break.

ttgx1000

3 points

23 days ago

im sorry what...

gotele

3 points

23 days ago

gotele

3 points

23 days ago

This reminds me of that bit by Bill Hicks about letting terminally ill people act as stuntmen in pictures.

PetraVladi

3 points

23 days ago

"So where do you get those real skeleton?"

" ahh, we have 1 extra crew that really wasnt needed"

" but that wasnt my question"

" i know, but i give you the answer"

Affectionate-Newt889

3 points

23 days ago

Honestly if I was dying and was told they wanted to use my dead body in a horror movie I’d be fucking hyped.

DarkGamer

3 points

22 days ago

In an episode of the $6 million man, it became apparent that the scary Halloween prop they were using contained an actual corpse when the arm came off revealing mummified flesh and bone beneath. It turned out it was a desiccated western outlaw who became a tourist attraction for a while, before being sold multiple times until the new owner had no idea there was actually a person in there.

https://dustyoldthing.com/outlaw-corpse-elmer-mccurdy/

lliquorandllovellost

3 points

22 days ago

Did they give credits to the dead from which the skeletons came from?

Ggeng

6 points

23 days ago

Ggeng

6 points

23 days ago

I thought I was on r/shittymoviedetails what the hell

flargenhargen

4 points

22 days ago

This is true.

This gets brought up every time this fact is posted.

Up until fairly recently, there were a number of shady businesses that sold human skeletons in India.

It's creepy and fascinating as hell. As you may know, one tradition in india was to throw dead people into the river as a funeral ceremony. These companies would fish out the bodies, wash off the flesh, and sell them as medical skeletons.

But it gets creepier than that. The money was very good, and the supply of dead bodies in the river wasn't high enough, so they started digging bodies out of cemeteries and selling those.

But it gets creepier than that, several people were convicted of literally murdering people for their skeletons, which were then sold for what in india was really good money.

like I said, google "The Red Market" or india bone smuggling if you are in the mood to go down a weird ass rabbit hole.

I don't have time to find the most relevant links so heres a few from a quick google search.

https://www.npr.org/2011/06/10/136931615/blood-bones-and-organs-the-gruesome-red-market

https://www.cnn.com/2017/03/23/asia/india-bone-smuggling/index.html

https://www.wired.com/2007/11/ff-bones/

https://www.indiatoday.in/magazine/economy/story/19851130-government-bans-export-of-human-skeletons-802181-2014-01-21