Cursed Films

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 rumoured 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?

This Episodic Premiere screening of Cursed Films will feature the Pilot and Episode 2 followed by an extended Q&A with select cast and crew.

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Jay Cheel


Showrunner: Jay Cheel
Director: Jay Cheel
Executive Producer: Jay Cheel, Brian Robertson, Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, Laura Perlmutter
Screenwriter: Jay Cheel
Cinematographer: Michael McLaughlin, Jared Raab, Scott AA McLellan
Editor: Jay Cheel
Music: Justin Small, Ohad Benchetrit
Principal Cast: Richard Donner, Linda Blair, Michael Berryman, Lloyd Kaufman, Kane Hodder, Gary Sherman, Eileen Dietz, Mitch Horowitz


Public Film Contact
Brian Robertson
First Love
Publicity Contact
Sean Redlitz
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Horror
Screening Section: Episodic Premieres
Screening Category: Episodic
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 83 mins