Alfred Hitchcock’s famous horror-thriller “The Birds” not only filled audiences with fear and dread but the film’s lead actress Tippi Hedren as well! Hitchcock and Hedren’s on-set relationship was infamously strained, which stirred up controversy around the film.
It was reported that Hitchcock used real birds in the film, which meant that Hedren had to spend days on end being attacked by birds. The continuous feathered onslaught left Tippy almost seriously injured and mentally exhausted.
Unless you were living under a rock from 2008 until 2021, the "Twilight" saga will ring a bell(a) for you. The vampire love story set in high school not only ruffled feathers due to it's its cross-species canoodling but also because it romanticized the...massive...age gap between Bella and Edward.
Ahem, a rather worrying 87-year age difference to be precise. This was particularly troubling since the franchise's main target audience consisted of screaming tweens.
Ryan Murphy's film adaption of the musical "The Prom" answers the age-old question, "how do you make a film so bad that not even Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman can save it?" The answer? Cast straight entertainer James Cordon to play a queer character!
However, even without audiences' ruthless critique of the film's tone-deaf casting choice, there was little else about the film that could save it.
Leonardo DiCaprio is known for being a method actor, completely committing to his roles in every film he's been a part of, and 2015's "The Revenant" was no exception. DiCaprio played Hugh Glass, a tough frontiersman that is badly injured by a bear attack and abandoned by his crew to survive in the wilderness on his own.
To fully embody the character, DiCaprio decided to stick to a purely raw meat diet (which was especially hard, considering he's a vegan) and sleep in animal carcasses. Not to mention the almost unbearable icy weather conditions while shooting and an almost endless barrage of quitting crew members, it's safe to say the blood, sweat, and tears went into the role that eventually landed him an Academy Award. Was it worth it though?
This movie is enough to give even the most style-savvy of people some fashion phobia. "In Fabric" answers the question (you likely never thought to ask) "What would happen if my dress was haunted?" The answer? Well, it wouldn't be pretty.
Wearers of the firey (pun very much intended here) red frock face horrific fates. As the pages of "Vogue" will tell you, fashion is pain! The most frightening part of the film is finding out what the fabric of the dress is made out of. That we'll let you discover on your own...The film's rather off-beat plot and sadistically-surreal scenes have made it a polarizing film even for the most cinema-obsessed.