Stories about haunted movie sets, especially horror offerings, are almost as old as filmmaking itself. Tales of supernatural happenings on the set of The Exorcist are infamous, while others are convinced that those who worked on the set of Poltergeist were doomed by a death curse. Even recently, filmmaker Corin Hardy insisted he had a paranormal encounter on the set of The Nun.
Now, we’re getting word that Shudder, the must-have streaming service for dedicated horror aficionados, is launching a new docu-series that will explore the myths surrounding supposedly haunted movie sets: Cursed Films! Here’s the scoop from today’s press release:
Cursed Films will reveal the events that haunted these productions through interviews with experts, witnesses and the cast, directors
andproducers who lived through the real-life events. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?
“Cursed Films is a fascinating look at why these iconic horror movies have gained such an outsized reputation for being the focus of bizarre tragedies and strange coincidences that seemingly defy explanation,” Shudder’s General Manager Craig Engler explains.
Cursed Films is written, directed, and edited by Jay Cheel (How to Build a Time Machine) and executive produced by Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith and Laura Perlmutter for First Love Films, along with Jay Cheel and Brian Robertson.
We don’t have an exact release date or a trailer at this time, but we’ll keep you posted as details emerge. Stay tuned!