RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to CURSED FILMS, from Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller, and the supernatural.
The five-episode documentary series, written, edited and directed by Jay Cheel (How to Build a Time Machine), stars Phil Nobile Jr. (Fangoria Editor-in-Chief), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th franchise), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Mitch Horowitz (As a Man Thinketh), Ryan Turek (VP of Development, Blumhouse Pictures), Richard Donner (The Omen) and Gary Sherman (Poltergeist III).
CURSED FILMS offers a fascinating exploration of the facts and myths surrounding the troubled and sometimes tragic events associated with genre classics such as The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Omen, The Crow, and Twilight Zone: The Movie. RLJE Films will release the documentary series on DVD for an SRP of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an SRP of $28.97.
CURSED FILMS is a five-part documentary series that 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 rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary amongst film fans and filmmakers alike. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?
Bonus features on the DVD and Blu-ray include:
· Director’s Audio Commentary for All 5 Episodes
CURSED FILMS releases on Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray on August 18, 2020. To learn more on the documentary series, check out our review here.
RLJE Films’ recent features include the 2019 Toronto Film Festival hit Color Out of Space, based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; and The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot written and directed by Robert Krzykowski and starring Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, and Ron Livingston. Upcoming releases include David Ayer’s The Tax Collector starring Shia La Beouf and Bobby Soto; and The Owners from director Julian Berg and starring Maisie Williams from “Game of Thrones.”
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