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The Creepiest Moments During The Filming Of The Exorcism Of Emily Rose

Given the subject matter of a lot of horror films, it's no big surprise that the filming process can be something of a creepy experience for those involved. Some horror films almost seem cursed with so-called paranormal events or tragic deaths. Horror fans may already be familiar with some of these stories, such as the infamously tragic stories involving the cast of "Poltergeist." Sometimes, what starts as fictional stories intended to entertain audiences can quickly turn into real-life horror.

"The Exorcism of Emily Rose," a horror film released in 2005 which centers around the trial of a priest after a woman dies during an exorcism, was apparently no exception to its own series of strange events. Its cast, which includes Tom Wilkinson, Laura Linney, and Jennifer Carpenter, experienced events that they could not logically explain. Here are the creepiest moments that supposedly took place during the filming of "The Exorcism of Emily Rose."

Electronic devices would turn on by themselves

During an interview with Dread Central, Jennifer Carpenter revealed that at night after a day of filming "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," her radio would suddenly and inexplicably turn on by itself at night. Elaborating, she said, "I thought about that when it happened, and two or three times when I was going to sleep my radio came on by itself. The only time it scared me was once because it was really loud and it was Pearl Jam's "Alive."' She also revealed that similar things had happened to her co-star, Laura Linney. "Laura's TV came on a couple of times," Carpenter said.

While these are clearly nowhere near the tragic events that happened after the filming of "Poltergeist," they are definitely creepy enough to be notable. While one could argue that there are all kinds of scientific reasons for electronic devices to turn on randomly, the timing of such events was certainly enough to spook Carpenter and Linney. It's also a bit strange that creepy phenomena such as this usually only happen on the set or to the actors of horror films. A more cynical fan may dismiss it as nothing but elaborate marketing, but for others, there may be a deeper, more paranormal meaning behind it.