9 Behind-The-Scenes Occurrences That Make Famous Horror Films Even Scarier

6. The Amityville Horror: The Crew Kept Waking At 3.15am

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The true horror of the 2005 The Amityville Horror remake is how horribly average it is, but at least some spooky behind-the-scenes tales came out of its development.

Lead actor Ryan Reynolds claims the cast and crew would always wake up at 3.15am when the movie was filming. That's inconvenient, sure, but why is it scary?

Well, The Amityville Horror was inspired by the real-life murders committed by Ronald DeFeo Jr, which occurred on 13 November of 1974 at - you guessed it - 3.15am.

Reynolds put the phenomenon down to "a subconscious thing" but it wasn't the only eerie incident that coincided with the production. Just days before filming was due to commence, a dead body washed up onto the shore near the set.

If some unforeseen force was making a statement against Hollywood's obsession with remakes, the people behind the new version of Scarface better watch their backs when filming gets underway.

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