Horror movies are NOT real…but the fact is that some actors who appear in horrific movies are still traumatized by their on-set experiences years after the cameras have died.
And 7 actors shared their experiences in creating scary movies.
Let’s see what they had to say.
Reynor starred in 2019 midsummer and the experience took its toll on him. He said: “It’s been a tough week after it was done, you know?”
Reynor said the nudity and sexual scene was hard towards the end of the film and he only came to terms with it later. He said: “There are not many examples in contemporary cinema or in film history where it is a male character who is exposed in such a humiliating way, and certainly in an everyday context, and suffers such a fate. ”
“That was largely reserved for women. I find it really disgusting in a lot of movies. But this was an opportunity for me to try to inhabit this thing and see what it was like on the inside. It was nerve wracking and it felt very exposing. It made me feel more vulnerable than I expected.”
Reynor also said of the bear suit scene: “It’s dark and it’s unsettling to see all these people around you basically making it look like they’re killing you in a horrible way. You can’t do anything and you’re paralyzed, you know? It was hard”,
If you haven’t seen Ari Aster’s 2018 movie Hereditaryit’s disturbing on many levels.
And actor Alex Wolff admitted filming led him to PTSD. Wolff said: “When I started talking about it, all these flashes came back in a kind of flood with all this upsetting shit I’ve been through. It kept me up at night until I got used to emotional masochism, to the point where I just tried to absorb every negative feeling I could draw from. I forced it on myself and not the opposite of what you normally do in life which is sit on the heater until it catches fire and you jump up straight away.”
“I had to do the exact opposite of that and absorb the pain and let it burn. It’s a reverse emotional thing. It’s hard to describe eloquently; It’s just a feeling I don’t think you can go through something like that without having some kind of PTSD afterwards.”
Janet Leigh appeared in one of the most shocking scenes in horror film history when her fate was met at the hands of the character Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic. Psycho.
The iconic scene of Leigh being killed in the shower made an impression on the actress and she stopped showering altogether and took a bath instead.
Leigh said: “I make sure the doors and windows of the house are locked. I also leave the bathroom door open and the shower curtain open. I always stand in front of the door and watch, no matter where the showerhead is.”
Duvall appeared alongside a mad Jack Nicholson in the 1980s The glow and the actress called the experience “almost unbearable.”
Duvall said she was “really sick and sick because of the stress of the role.”
She added that director Stanley Kubrick “pushed me and pushed me further than I’ve ever been pushed before. It’s the most difficult role I’ve ever had to play.” In fact, Kubrick had her play the baseball bat scene in the film, where she faces Nicholson’s character 127 times.
The stress on Duvall was so bad that she even lost her hair.
Skarsgård appeared as Pennywise, the world’s scariest clown It and he said playing the role is similar to being in a destructive relationship.
The actor added that even after the production was finished, he had “strange and vivid Pennywise dreams” every night.
Many people know Kyle Richards from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hillsbut it was her part in Halloween when she was only 8 years old it really shaped her.
Richards said: “I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Seeing it all put together for the first time was a very, very different movie. It was really scary and I really slept with my mom until I was 15 years old after that. I was shocked.”
She added: “I think that sealed the deal for me to get out of horror movies. After seeing myself in it, I always thought someone was hiding behind the curtains, or outside my windows, or under my bed, so I slept on my mother’s arm all night.”