'Cursed Films' Will Be Your New Horror Obsession
Cursed Films is a five-part series exploring the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood's notoriously cursed horror film productions.
The episodes will feature on the bizarre happening on the sets of five infamous flicks: Poltergeist, The Omen, The Crow, Twilight Zone, The Exorcist.
Viewers will learn about the terrifying stories from the set of 1973 supernatural horror, The Exorcist, which was plagued but unusual incidences while filming.
The MacNeil family home caught fire and burned down, delaying filming for a week. Meanwhile, Regan's room - the setting for the demonic happenings in the film - came our unscathed. In total, nine deaths were connected to the film.
Viewers will also learn about the horrifying happenings from the set of 1983 sci-fi horror, Twilight Zone. A stunt helicopter crash on set decapitated one of the lead actors, Vic Morrow, along with two child actors who were hired illegally.
Horror buffs will also explore the creepy goings on from 1982's Poltergeist, produced by Steven Spielberg, in which lead actress JoBeth Williams filmed a scene with skeletons in a muddy swimming pool.
The story goes that - unbeknownst to JoBeth - real skeletons from India were used in the scene, and the actress was only told afterwards.
This was followed by a spook string of deaths by people involved in the production of the three films in the franchise, including 22-year-old actress Dominique Young, who made her debut as elder sister of Carol Anne in the first film, who was strangled by her ex-boyfriend; Julian Beck who played prognosticator Kane in the second film, who died from stomach cancer; and 12-year-old Heather O'Rourke, who played Carol Anne in all three films, who died unexpectedly during an operation to repair an acute bowel obstruction.
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We'll also hear about the strange happenings from 1976 flick The Omen - where lead actor Gregory Peck was supposed to be on a flight that he cancelled, and the plane went on to crash and kill everyone aboard - and 1994 superhero action The Crow, where lead Brandon Lee was killed in a shooting scene gone wrong.
Anyone got chills already?
"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," the summary reads.
"Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?"
Cursed Films is an original production by Shudder - a streaming platform which is kind of like the Netflix for horror - where you can also stream it exclusively.
You can start a 30-day free trial of Shudder by using the code 'SHUTIN', or sign up for just £3.25 a month.
Shudder is truly a dream for horror fans, and contains a huge range of horror movies, series and even podcasts to spook yourself with.
Films and shows are broken down into genres including supernatural, killers, creature features, psychological thriller, paranormal, crime and mystery, revenge, sci-fi and cult as well as comedy, originals and documentaries.
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