Shudder's Documentary Series "Cursed Films" To Premiere At SXSW

Cursed Films Shudder SXSW

Early last year, Shudder announced "Cursed Films," a 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.

Those films and more will be covered when the new five-part documentary series premieres at SXSW this March.

"'Cursed Films' will reveal 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?"

The series is written, directed and edited by Jay Cheel (How to Build a Time Machine) and executive produced by Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith and Laura Perlmutter for First Love Films, along with Jay Cheel and Brian Robertson.

"'Cursed Films' is a fascinating look at why these iconic horror movies have gained such an outsized reputation for being the focus of bizarre tragedies and strange coincidences that seemingly defy explanation," Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager, said last year.

This year’s SXSW Film Festival runs from March 13th - 22nd. You can visit Entertainment Weekly to see the full lineup. We can only assume that the series will arrive on Shudder shortly after its festival premiere.