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Cast: Phil Nobile Jr., Linda Blair, Kane Hodder, Michael Berryman, Mitch Horowitz, Ryan Turek, Gary Sherman

Director: Jay Cheel

Genre: Documentary/Horror

Year: 2020

Rating: NR

CURSED FILMS is a five-part documentary series which explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary amongst film fans and filmmakers alike. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?

CURSED FILMS releases on Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray on August 18, 2020. The five-episode documentary series, written, edited and directed by Jay Cheel (How to Build a Time Machine), stars Phil Nobile Jr. (Fangoria Editor-in-Chief), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th franchise), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Mitch Horowitz (As a Man Thinketh), Ryan Turek (VP of Development, Blumhouse Pictures), Richard Donner (The Omen) and Gary Sherman (Poltergeist III). CURSED FILMS offers a fascinating exploration of the facts and myths surrounding the troubled and sometimes tragic events associated with genre classics such as The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Omen, The Crow and Twilight Zone: The Movie.

You can choose to believe these films were cursed or you can chose not to believe but either way I found this "Shudder" series to be engaging and entertaining if nothing else. I hope they do a second season of this because I found it to be enjoyable and there were a few things out that I did not know about so in that sense it was educational as well.

The seeries has a alot of big names in it including Phil Nobile Jr., Linda Blair, Kane Hodder, Michael Berryman, Mitch Horowitz, Ryan Turek and Gary Sherman to name only some. 'Cursed Films' will be available on On Digital, DVD and BLU-RAY on August 18, 2020. I highly recommend this documentary series to all horror fans. It will make a great addition to your home video library.

Released by Shudder/RLJE Films

**** Out Of *****