You are well aware that tired Hollywood twist where the killer turns out to be some random a-hole from the very first scene? Well, here’s the thing: This isn’t an wholly unrealistic premise . There are, in fact, people in the backdrop of familiar movies whose lives are intertwined with truly horrific slaughters. And I’m not talking about the fictional demises we appreciate onscreen, but real goddamn misdemeanours. Severely, did you know …

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A Background Actor In The Exorcist Was A Real-Life Serial Killer

At the beginning of The Exorcist , the mother takes her possessed daughter to realise a neuropsychiatric surgeon, simply to be told that her demonic possession is but a muscle spasm. Ironically, this seemingly inconsequential little sequence is actually the scariest moment of this film — as long as you know where to look.

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“Can you become your chief this lane? And retain turning? Forever? That’s it, very good.”

That’s Paul Bateson, a real-life X-ray technician that Exorcist director William Friedkin cast for a small part in the film. With only a few lines in the scene, “youre supposed to” didn’t even think about him. That is, unless you’re Friedkin … who ended up making an entire , lesser-known movie about this lowly lab grunt. It’s called Cruising , and it’s about a assassin hunting gay humen in New York, only to be thwarted by Al Pacino going undercover as a leather daddy.

Yes, Friedkin learned years after The Exorcist that Bateson super-killed people. In 1977, packages of dismembered body parts started washing up in New York from the Hudson. The slays, all of lesbians humankinds, were never solved … technically . You consider, on that same year, Bateson was apprehended after bragging to a reporter that he’d murdered a movie critic for Variety . While awaiting trial, Bateson once again boasted that he liked killing, dismembering, and then flinging bodies into the Hudson River. The policemen never charged him for that because, well, they already had the guy for something else, so why bother.

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Above: Living proof that the “psychopaths are geniuses” cliche is full of turd .

After Bateson was sentenced to life, Friedkin visited him in prison to get a grotesque earful about the murders, eventually making a cinema based off those conversations. Oh, and those pouches he used to keep the body parts? They were labeled from the NYU Medical Center where they hit that Exorcist scene. But hey, it’s not like you haven’t stolen study supplies before.

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The Shoe-Throwing Henchman From Austin Powers Became Out To Be A Fucking Monster

Despite the utter crappiness of its sequels, Austin Powers — which came out 20 years ago, Jesus Christ — still comprises up. So yeah, it’s a comedy classic a lot of “youre supposed to” hold a fond nostalgia for, which I will now completely destroy. Remember this guy?

That’s Random Task, the shoe-throwing spoof of Goldfinger ‘s Oddjob, and the subject to one of the funnier scenes in the first Austin Powers cinema. He’s played by Joe Son, a professional UFC fighter and wrestler who retired with a 0-4 record. Regrettably, this is not the only dreadful record that ol’ Joe has …

Buckle in, because this isn’t a fun narrative. Back in 2008 — long after our chuckles had subsided from Mike Myers’s comedy antics — Son was arrested for felony vandalism and forced to give a Dna sample as a condition of his plea. From there, his DNA was associated to a 1990 incident in which several humankinds kidnapped and gang raped a woman on Christmas eve. So basically this silly background character from your childhood was secretly the worst fucking human in the world.

After successfully reducing the charges against him through the statute of limitations, Son was still given a life sentence. And if you have any doubts he did it: Not a month passed into his sentence before Son murdered his cellmate during a scuffle, then casually washed his hands. And with that, we’re get the inferno out of this paragraph.

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A Dumbass Sopranos Character Went On To Do Dumbass Crimes IRL

When discussing Sopranos characters, sometimes it’s easier to start with their inevitable slaughter and project backwards. Like, remember this scene?

That’s Matt Bevilaqua from season two, right before getting whacked by Tony and Big Pussy for being a huge moron. You remember — this Bevilaqua kid and his equally idiotic collaborator pulled off what might be the worst drive-by attempt in TV history, which turns into a PSA against wearing seatbelts halfway through. Well, it turns out that the man playing Matt, Lillo Brancato Jr ., isn’t precisely far from this character after all.

Brancato smoked his first joint while playing Robert De Niro’s son in A Bronx Tale , which he claims resulted him to cocaine, heroin( he was arrested for possession in 2005 ), and, eventually, breaking into people’s cellars to steal Valium. One such expedition was complicated by two details: 1) the neighbor of the house they were robbing was a policeman, and 2) Brancato’s friend was carrying a. 357 Magnum. The situation didn’t was better from there.

If you haven’t yet guessed, Brancato’s friend hit the policeman — killing him — but not before the fatally wounded policeman fired back at both men like a total McClane. In other terms, Brancato drew a Matt Bevilaqua on the situation, landing his ass in jail while his cop-killing collaborator got a life sentence.

Sopranos fans might be glad to learn Brancato has since made parole and even landed a role in a film with Alec Baldwin. Unfortunately, according to the reviews, being in the film is about on par with being in jail.

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Suge Knight Ran Over Someone On The Set Of Straight Outta Compton

Despite sounding like an awesome cereal mascot, Suge Knight is both an influential and controversial figure in the rap community. Knight was a key player in the story of N.W.A. — as told by the film Straight Outta Compton . In it, Knight wants Eazy-E to release Dr. Dre from his contract, a request he punctuates like so 😛 TAGEND

Now, in fairness, Knight’s lawyer has claimed that this scene is “exaggerated” and that “he’s a good person” … a statement that can be quickly rebutted given the fact that Knight was in jail for murder where reference is said this.

On January 29, 2015, while the casting kill a promo for Straight Outta Compton , Knight get in a confrontation with a documentary director named Cle Sloan. According to anonymous interviews, Knight was unhappy he wasn’t let anywhere near the placed( on account of a restraining order from Dre ). Still in his vehicle, his argument with Sloan devolved into full-on punches, inducing a mutual friend named Terry Carter to step in to try and de-escalate the situation. This didn’t run the behavior Carter hoped, such as the fight continued until Knight overruled his automobile, supposedly threatened to kill someone, and then made the two men, killing Carter.

Depending on who you ask, this was either a calculated move or self-defense from a panicked and aging man battling with loss of eyesight. It was also peculiarly foreshadowed in the movie itself, which has a scene where the actor playing Knight beats the crap out of a random dude in a parking lot. When requested information about the dangerous debacle, Ice Cube chalked it up to the “dangerous part of living in South Central” — adding “some people don’t care if you’re making a movie or not.” And he isn’t wrong, think that another period of hitting was interrupted by a nearby shooting of the drive-by kind.

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Sean Connery Once Beat Up A Mobster On A Movie Set( Which Led To The Guy’s Murder)

If there is one constant in this universe, it’s that whoever you are or wherever you are, Sean Connery < i> will beat you. Connery don’t give one iota of a morsel of a fuck.

One such piece of proof comes from the tragic tale of Lana Turner, famous for cinemas like The Postman Always Rings Twice … and for being involved in the death of her abusive mobster fan, Johnny Stompanato. Tale moves that Stompanato was upset that Turner didn’t bringing him along to the 1958 Academy Awards, an contention that escalated to accusations of infidelity, violent threats — and ultimately, to him getting stabbed to fatality by Turner’s daughter in self-defense. So, who was Johnny jealous of? Guess.

You find, this was only six months after Turner worked with Connery on Another Time, Another Place , the process of drawing up which was halted when Stompanato showed up on the specify, armed with jealous fury and a firearm. Connery, faced with an angry mobster waving a weapon at his pretty face, did the only thing he knows how to do: he fucking beat him. He wrenched the pistol from his hand and punched him to Russia with desire. Afterward, Connery reported the incident and Stompanato was booted from England for having an illegal firearm. Connery didn’t only beat him out of the specify, but out of the country.

So you can understand why, once the Oscars rolled around, Turner didn’t wishes to bringing her boyfriend to a imagination rite where he might run into the guy who pummeled him six months earlier. And if you don’t guess any of that led to Stompanato’s death — Connery actually had to go into disguising during the ensuing slaying trial on account of the mob blaming 007 ‘s meandering penis for the whole affair. Becomes out that even Sean Connery can only thumped so many people before he gets overwhelmed.

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Stephen King’s Son Believes An Unsolved Murder’s Victim Appears In Jaws

On July 26, 1974, two sisters were strolling down the road in Cape Cod’s Provincetown when they came across the body of a nearly beheaded lady next to a pair of Wrangler jeans and a blue bandana. To this day, the police have no idea who she is or who killed her — the cold lawsuit ultimately nicknamed the Lady Of The Dunes, which voices more like a Tori Amos album than a grotesque showing of humankind’s cruelty. Her body had now been been exhumed three goddamn times in an attempt to identify her, resulting in many artist supplies of what she could have perhaps was like 😛 TAGEND

As you can imagine, there are many assumptions — one being that Whitey Bulger, who lived in Provincetown at the time, was the killers. And while that certainly is an interesting possible, horror novelist Joe “I Don’t Like Bragging That Stephen King Is My Dad” Hill lately uncovered his own produce in the laziest possible lane: by watching Jaws .

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That there is a woman in Wrangler jeans and a blue bandana, matching the stature, age, and facial described in the Lady Of The Dune. In occurrence you’re wonder, the movie Jaws began principal photography in Martha’s Vineyard on May 2nd in 1974 — two months before the body was discovered a mere boat ride away.

So yes, plainly there’s a very slim chance that the random tourist seen in a montage during the course of its movie Jaws is the mystery corpse that’s been haunting detectives for decades … but how fucking eerie would it be if it was ? That’s like a whole other movie plot contained in one of the best movies ever. So as far as I’m concerned, until Steven Spielberg runs out of his style to personally tell me otherwise, I’m gonna go ahead and tell everyone he killed and dismembered a girl back in 1974. I don’t think there’s a statute against me putting that in writing.

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The Intro To SNL Foreshadows A Murder/ Suicide

I’m going to show you something seemingly innocuous that they are able to gradually being increasingly chilling as you look into it — like a Magic Eye of mare skulls, or the company history of Volkswagen. You ready? Here it is 😛 TAGEND

That’s Phil Hartman’s intro back when he was a cast member on Saturday Night Live . For those unaware of this particular period of credits, this was back when “comedy= being cheerfully accosted by a camera.” And for those who aren’t aware of who Hartman is( you fucking ghoul) then go watch an age-old Simpsons episode or NewsRadio or the movie CB4 .( In fact — let’s all go enjoy the rap-comedy antics of CB4 the moment this nightmare article is over. You’ll needed here .)

You visualize, on May 28, 1998, Hartman was shot in the chief several times by his wife, Brynn, who at the time was drunk and high on cocaine. She committed suicide a few hours later as the police were escorting their children from the house. It was fucking tragic, to say the very least. And as “youre supposed to” have figured out, the lady sitting across from Hartman in his SNL intro was indeed his future killer.

But wait, take a look at Brynn’s earring in this above GIF, and the behavior it’s swaying wildly. What the hell is up with that?

Obviously we can’t know exactly what was going through Brynn’s head. But we do know that, according to several pals, Brynn seemed overshadowed and insecure by her husband’s renown. And during the filming of this SNL introduction, she continued attempting to get her face on-camera, merely to have the director continually tell her to cut it out.

The earring is swinging because Brynn couldn’t stop looking at the camera , apparently desperate to break out of her husband’s darknes. So if you believe the narrative described by their friends, that goddamn earring represents all the frustrations that eventually culminated in horrific tragedy.

So in conclusion, I might’ve just forever ruined 1990 s SNL for you. Uh, sorry.

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