I remember finding out about all the heck that the cast of Poltergeist went through while I was still at a very young age. The tragic story behind Heather O’Rourke is still something that chills me to the bone. Not only because of the tragedy itself but the circumstances surrounding it. An upcoming docu-series titled Cursed Films will delve into Poltergeist and more films that carry a certain darkness with them.
The synopsis goes like this:
A high-end documentary series examining 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. Cursed Films will reveal the events that haunted these productions through interviews with experts, witnesses and the cast, directors, and producers who lived through real-life events.
I’m definitely already feeling this film. A deep dive into the mysterious production on films we love is very much my jam. We will get you guys a review this year out of SXSW.
Cursed Films will premiere at SXSW (March 13-22) and will hit Shudder soon after. We will let you know when exactly that is too.
What do you guys think? Excited to about the film? Let us know your favorite cursed film story in the comments section.