SHUDDER Looks Into The History of “Cursed Films”

We have all heard the stories of mysterious happening, deaths, and other horrible tragedies surrounding various films. Now horror streaming service, Shudder, will look further into it with a new docu-series titled “Cursed Films.

The extensive search for answers reaches into classic titles like Poltergeist and The Omen—both of which feature behind the scenes stories as strange and disturbing as the events on screen.

At the helm for the series is Jay Cheel. The filmmaker, best known for his documentary How to Build a Time Machine, comes to the project with an ardent interest in the material. “As a documentary filmmaker and lifelong horror fan, this project has offered an amazing opportunity to indulge my own curiosities surrounding these ‘cursed’ film productions. In turn, Cursed Films offers Shudder’s audience a unique perspective on the making of these classic movies while attempting to uncover why we’re so captivated by the catastrophes and coincidences connected to them.” Cheel said in the company’s announcement. His commitment to the project extends to the producer role alongside First Love Films’ Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith and Laura Perlmutter as well as Brian Robertson.

The series currently does not have a release date, however, Shudder does insist the series will drop on the streaming service sometime in 2019.

What do you think about a show devoted to iconic behind the scenes film mysteries? Let us know in the comments.

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