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Cursed Films

Cursed Films

Shudder 2020

An exploration of the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. The events that haunted these productions are revealed in interviews with experts, witnesses, and the cast, directors, and producers who lived through them — from plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?

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The 10 Best Episodes of Cursed Films

Cursed Films - S1E4

#1 - The Crow


Season 1 - Episode 4

Years after Bruce Lee's mysterious death is attributed to the "Lee Family Curse", his son Brandon's life was cut short due to a tragic on-set accident during the making of The Crow.

The episode was rated from 54 votes.

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#2 - Twilight Zone: The Movie


Season 1 - Episode 5

A horrific on-set accident during the production of Twilight Zone: The Movie leaves those involved in the making of the film cursed by the memory of the incident they witnessed.

The episode was rated from 54 votes.

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#3 - The Omen


Season 1 - Episode 2

A series of unfortunate events plague the cast and crew during the making of The Omen, raising concerns that the film might be cursed by the devil himself.

The episode was rated from 76 votes.

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#4 - The Exorcist


Season 1 - Episode 1

The release of The Exorcist was surrounded by controversy, as reports of fainting theatre-goers and mysterious on-set accidents raised questions as to whether or not the film itself was evil.

The episode was rated from 92 votes.

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#5 - Poltergeist


Season 1 - Episode 3

A series of untimely deaths connected to the making of the Poltergeist films inspire rumours that the production was cursed. Supernatural suspicions are stoked by rumours that real human skeletons were used during the making of the film.

The episode was rated from 65 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020



superficial - does not delve deep, is not thorough nor does it reveal anything new or interesting.


I wasn't aware of many of those supposed "curses" surrounding the movies so while that info was somewhat interesting there wasn't enough for it there to fill a streaming services desire for multiple episodes - so what do you do? Pad them with often times irrelevant stuff to make them longer... The Twilight Zone Movie episode also highlighted the more exploitative side of the subject mater but it's also the first time a horror doc actually did not idolize John Landis as an icon which was unexpected to see on Shudder of all places.

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