Actress Andie Macdowell was left unnerved after receiving a barrage of foul-mouthed abuse on Twitter.com. The Four Weddings and a Funeral star spotted vile messages aimed at her on the social networking website, including death threats and a sinister boast about a voodoo doll.
The hate-filled tweets were so vicious that MacDowell vowed to reduce her online presence and spend much less time on the microblogging site.
She tells Britain's Event magazine, "In the days when I used to tweet (regularly), I would encounter comments wishing death upon me. There were people who claimed they were sticking pins in my effigy because they couldn't stand me. There's some seriously disturbed people out there."
The Script frontman Danny O'donoghue filed a sexual assault complaint against a concertgoer who grabbed his genitals during a show. The Irish singer was performing in Brussels, Belgium last year (13) when he ventured into the audience during a song, and he was so disturbed by a fan grabbing his genitals that he filed a complaint against him.
He tells Britain's Sun on Sunday, "This guy went right under and properly grabbed by balls. So all I could think of doing was turning round and punching him in the face... I felt that my life was in danger.
"His friends started to come at me, it was a big deal... Luckily, the security got them all back... He started saying he was going to call police so I filed a complaint to say the bloke sexually assaulted me and I just reacted."
Pop sensation Lorde is struggling to record tracks for the follow-up to her hit album Pure Heroine, because she fears ghosts in the recording studio don't want her to complete the project. The Royals singer's sessions are being disturbed by a spooky hum that is ruining all the tracks.
In a tweet to fans on Monday (30Jun14), the teenage star writes, "Ghosts in the studio don't want us to record tonight, they (are) leaving their ghost hum on everything."
She also recently alerted fans not to expect the same kind of music when they get hold of her Pure Heroine follow-up, stating, "I think I've learnt so much as a songwriter, there's going to be so much of an improvement because of that. I'm working on stuff quite tentatively, it's definitely still at the beginning and yeah, it's totally different. I wrote the last album about that world which was the suburb where I grew up and populated by my friends and people who were really familiar to me.
"Now I'm in a different place every day and I'm with new people every day and it's a different vibe."
"It was really hard to watch and it wasn't what you expect - it wasn't someone freaking out and writhing and screaming; what made it so freaky is the person was completely still and not really making any noise whatsoever... It opened my mind." Actor Eric Bana was disturbed by exorcism footage he watched to get into character for new movie Deliver Us From Evil.
Lena Dunham has shared a scary story of high school harassment as part of a campaign to empower women in the aftermath of the Santa Barbara massacre. A project titled #YesAllWomen has been launched on Twitter.com to encourage female users to share stories and join the debate over male treatment of women in response to Elliot Rodger's murderous rampage in California on Friday (23May14).
The son of The Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger killed six youngsters after detailing his bloodthirsty plans in videos, claiming he had been tormented by constant rejection by women.
Dunham joined the campaign by sharing a scary story of her own, revealing she had a frightening experience with an obsessed classmate.
She writes in a series of posts on Twitter.com. "I wish I hadn't seen the shooter's video... In high school a very disturbed boy told me if I didn't choose to love him he would make me, followed by a series of graphic threats... My school handled it quickly and never questioned how I'd 'provoked' him and it told me that I matter. I wish that for every woman."
She later adds, "Publicity isn't the problem. The abject terror this (shooting) instilled in women is... Just gotta say, on the almost-summer's day, I love you my brave web friends #YesAllWomen."
A university student and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman. Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students, led by their determined professor, are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.
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Johnny Depp was freaked out during a recent trip to China to promote his new movie Transcendence when young boys with the film's title shaved into their scalps were presented to him. The movie star admits he really enjoyed his Chinese trip, during which he became one of the first westerners to visit an abandoned bomb factory that has become a thriving artist colony, but there was one weird moment he can't get out of his mind.
He tells WENN, "On the whole, I found a real warmth in the people there. They were very sweet and welcoming. It was quite a turn-out that we had and a lot of strange things went down that I'd rather not talk about ever again in my life.
"There were these four little quadruplet Chinese boys dressed in kind of priest outfits, and Transcendence comes out to (is written with) four Chinese characters (sic). Well, they'd shaved those characters onto those little boys' heads to bring them out on stage with me.
"I'm pretty shy, so I tend to run when that kind of thing happens. Little boys with their heads shaved into the name of the film; that scares me a little."
In celebration of our appreciation for cinematic mothers, we're highlighting famous movie moms that don't deserve to be taken out to brunch. Not all of the mothers on this list inflict pain upon their own children, but most of them do. These are the mothers who surprise their fictional movie children not with a chocolate bar or a video game, but with a butcher knife to the chest. Spoiler alert: these movie moms freak us out, and they should scare you, too. (Also, major plot points are given away)
Norma Bates (Psycho and Bates Motel)
Ms. Norma Bates doesn't technically appear in Alfred Hitchcock's horror classic Psycho, as she turns out to be a figment of her tortured son Norman's imagination. However, her presence is omnipotent, and that final voiceover monologue at the end of the film is the creepiest moment in film history. Vera Farmiga brings Norma to life in Bates Motel, and the result is nothing less than disturbing.
Mrs. Voorhees (Friday the 13th)
Friday the 13th is one of the best and most successful slasher films of all time. To those a little behind on their movie history: the killer in the original film isn't Jason. (fun fact: Drew Barrymore's character didn't know this in Scream, either). Actually, the killer is Jason's mother, Mrs. Voorhees (Betsy Palmer), who seeks revenge for her son's death. She may look like a sweet, old lady that you'd play bingo with, but deep inside she's a cold-blooded monster.
Joan Crawford (Mommie Dearest)
"No wire hangers ever!" This is what Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) demands to her daughter in Mommie Dearest, the most horrifying mother/daughter relationship ever put on screen. The film has rightfully become a cult classic since its 1981 release. Despite some of the campy dialogue and acting, Dunaway is genuinely frightening as the mentally disturbed Crawford.
Margaret White (Carrie)
No disrespect to Julianne Moore, but her rendition of mother-from-hell Margaret White doesn't hold a candle to Piper Laurie's original take on the character in Brian De Palma's horror classic Carrie. Margaret is a mentally deranged religious fanatic who abuses her daughter Carrie (Sissy Spacek) in the name of religion. If you've only seen the 2013 remake, you owe it to yourself to check out this chilling classic from 1976.
Erica Sayers (Black Swan)
In Black Swan, Erica Sayers (Barbara Herhsey) is an overprotective stage mom who might as well be a demon. The film is about sexual repression, and we get a sense that Nina's (Natalie Portman) stilted maturity stems from her mother's control. Hershey owns the role with her quiet demeanor and terrifyingly black eyes.
Not many people have seen Joon-ho Bong's art-house horror flick Mother, and they're missing out on a truly scary movie mom who will go to murderous lengths to protect her son. Hye-ja Kim is riveting in this underrated masterpiece.
Mrs. Loomis (Scream 2)
Following Mrs. Voorhees, Mrs. Loomis (Laurie Metcalf) is the second mother on the list who kills a bunch of people to avenge the death of her son. The only difference, of course, is that Mrs. Loomis' son was also a serial killer, which suggests that something went severely wrong in the Loomis household.
Grace (The Others)
The Others is a complicated film to explain, so let's just say that Nicole Kidman's character Grace goes insane, kills her children, and then plays it off like nothing ever happened when they wake up as ghosts. The audiences doesn't know this until the end, of course, which means that we've been sympathizing with a monster the whole time. On second viewing, it's easy to see how scary Grace is, and the frightening lengths she will go to whitewash her insanity.
Let us know if we've missed your favorite scary movie moms in the comments.
An ex-girlfriend of shamed Welsh rocker Ian Watkins has been charged for alleged possession of indecent images of children. The Lostprophets frontman was unmasked as a paedophile last year (13) and jailed for 35 years after he was convicted of a string of sickening sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.
Former call girl Joanne Mjadzelics, who dated Watkins on and off from 2008, is now also facing prosecution as part of a wider police investigation, called Operation Globe.
On Thursday (06Mar14), the 38 year old was slapped with four counts of possession of an indecent image, two charges of distributing an indecent image and one of encouraging another to distribute an indecent image.
She has been released on bail and has been ordered to appear at Cardiff magistrates' court on 21 March (14) to face the allegations.
Mjadzelics, also known as Joanne Majic, previously claimed to have notified South Wales Police about her ex's perverted nature back in 2008, but her tip-off was ignored. A separate investigation by Britain's police watchdog has been launched into those allegations.
She also recently accused Watkins of sending her a disturbing photo of a four-year-old girl with a line of cocaine, saying, "At first I was just disturbed by Ian when he said he wanted to abuse children. I thought it was some twisted joke, but when he emailed me this pic (picture) I realised he really meant it.
"I was sickened... If this picture does not prove he was a danger to children then I really don't know what else would have."
A former girlfriend of disgraced rocker Ian Watkins has accused the singer of sending her a picture of a four-year-old girl with a line of cocaine. Joanne Majic, a former call girl who dated Watkins on and off from 2008, believed the Lostprophets singer was joking when he first revealed his twisted desires to abuse children, but realised he was a serious danger when he sent her the disturbing photo.
The image appears to show an infant girl holding a framed picture containing a ling of cocaine in one hand, and a rolled up bank note in the other.
Majic tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "At first I was just disturbed by Ian when he said he wanted to abuse children. I thought it was some twisted joke, but when he emailed me this pic (picture) I realised he really meant it. I was sickened... If this picture does not prove he was a danger to children then I really don't know what else would have."
Watkins was jailed for 35 years in November (13) after being found guilty of a string of sickening sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.
Britain's Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating a detective sergeant in South Wales Police for gross misconduct following suggestions he failed to act on a tip-off that Watkins was a child abuser.