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Shudder’s ‘Cursed Films’ Director Jay Cheel: The Horror News Network Interview

Every horror fan has heard the legends surrounding classic horror films such as The Exorcist and Poltergeist.  These tales include stories about haunted sets, tragedy, mysterious mistakes, and the lives forever scarred by being associated with some of the greatest the genre has to offer.

Life-long horror fan Jay Cheel grew up hearing these same stories and in his new Shudder documetary series, Cursed Films, the director attempts to seperate the facts from the legends and entertain both novice and hard core fans all the way. read more

Shudder Celebrates ‘Halfway to Halloween’ this April With a Pumpkin Full Of Premieres

If you are looking to clear your mind and focus on the eventual return of every horror fan’s favorite month of the year, Shudder has the treats you’ve been craving.

This April, Shudder celebrates the midpoint to Halloween with the launch of Halfway to Halloween Month.  Shudder promises that April will be”… its biggest month of non-October programming ever, at a time when many people are turning to streaming to help entertain them while they’re social distancing and quarantining.” read more

Shudder’s Documentary Series ‘Cursed Films’ Debuts in April

Horror films have a long history of supposedly haunted or cursed productions, adding to the mythology of such staples as The Exorcist and The Omen. This April a new Shudder original series Cursed Films (written and directed by Jay Cheel of How to Build a Time Machine) will examine the truth and legends behind many of the most infamous cases in horror film history.

Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series with individual episodes featuring the aforementioned films as well as episodes dedicated to Poltergeist, The Crow, and Twilight Zone: The Movie.  According to the official Shudder press release, the episodes will delve into everything “… 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. But where does the truth lie? Cursed Films reveals the events that haunted these productions through interviews with experts, witnesses and the cast, directors and producers 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?” read more

New Shudder Documentary Series Will Explore ‘Cursed Films’

Shudder continues to provide original programming for their growing subscriber base with the announcement of a new horror film documentary series entitled Cursed Films. The series will highlight a different film each episode and examine “…the facts, myths and mysteries around iconic films and franchises whose casts and crew have been struck by misfortune and tragedy, including The Exorcist, Poltergeist and The Omen, among others.”

According to the official press release, each episode will be composed of “…interviews with experts, witnesses and the cast, directors and producers who lived through the real-life events” and of course, ask the question everyone is bragging about: “Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?” read more