Shudder continues to kill it, as always, with their new programming...
...Shudder has announced that their latest success is writer/director Jay Cheel's five-part documentary series, Cursed Films, which had the second biggest series premiere ever for the streaming service after Creepshow, and is the most-watched documentary ever for them!
In Cursed Films:
"The series explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions through interviews with experts, witnesses and the cast, directors and producers who experienced these events first hand. Were these movies really cursed, as many believe, or just victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances? 'The Exorcist' star Linda Blair, 'The Omen' director Richard Donner, 'Poltergeist III' director Gary Sherman, podcaster Matt Gourley, critic April Wolfe and Fangoria editor Phil Nobile Jr are among the many insiders and experts interviewed for the series."
Said Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager. “Jay Cheel’s thoughtful — and at times heartbreaking — examination of the tragic events that led people to label films like 'The Exorcist' and 'The Omen' ‘cursed’ has clearly resonated with audiences and critics.”
Added Jay Cheel, “The entire 'Cursed Films' team is thrilled by the enthusiastic response the series has received from critics and horror fans...It was a deeply gratifying experience traveling around the US and Canada, interviewing some childhood horror heroes along with some of the most intelligent, articulate, and empathetic subjects a documentary filmmaker could ask for. We're so excited to finally be able to share the finished product with Shudder's members who we hope find the experience of watching 'Cursed Films' as rewarding as we did making it.”
You can now watch the first three episodes which focus on The Exorcist, The Omen and the Poltergeist franchise on Shudder, with the final two episodes on The Crow and Twilight Zone: The Movie premiering on April 16th.
By Matt Konopka