Cursed Films: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Cursed Films

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Cursed Films' open-minded approach leaves plenty of room for interpretation while providing a fascinating glimpse behind the veil of these eerie cases.

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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 8

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 2, 2020

When they released The Exorcist, it was amid much controversy. There were many reports of fainting movie-goers, and strange on-set accidents made many question if the film itself was evil.

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Air date: Apr 2, 2020

Unfortunate and untimely events linked to the Poltergeist films inspire legends about the film being cursed. A look at whether there is any weight to the claim real skeletons were used in the making of the horror flick.

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Air date: Apr 2, 2020

The Omen was plagued by a series of unlucky events that hit the cast and crew. This episode explores the claim the film was cursed by the devil himself.

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Air date: Apr 2, 2020

During the production of The Crow, actor Brandon Lee's life comes to an abrupt end, only a few years on the heels of his father Bruce's unusual and untimely death.

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Air date: Apr 2, 2020

The cast and crew of Twilight Zone: The Movie reels in the wake of an unsettling accident that occurred on-set.

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Critic Reviews for Cursed Films Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (3)

The material found within Cursed Films is so engaging that it's frustrating that the presentation doesn't raise to that same level.

May 27, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This five-part series should be catnip to horror lovers.

Apr 2, 2020 | Full Review…

At a half hour, the episode is too short to really go deep on these topics. But director Jay Cheel approaches his sometimes eccentric subjects with an open, yet skeptical mind, lending both credulity and levity to the season premiere.

Apr 10, 2020 | Full Review…
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...a knockout documentary series and required viewing for lovers of film and horror.

Jun 25, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

It's interesting to say the least, even when it goes to weird territories that remind us of the offensive and the unlawful. [Full review in Spanish].

May 8, 2020 | Full Review…

I feel like maybe this could have made a compelling feature documentary with each of the profiled films being a short 10-minute segment and doing away with all the ridiculous side excursions that all the episodes I have seen so far take...

May 1, 2020 | Full Review…

We are never chastised for finding curses appealing or comforting but rather are implored to consider what a curse actually does, not to its victims but to those processing unexplainable, bizarre, or tragic events.

Apr 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Despite its occasional shortcomings, Cursed Films does a stellar job of balancing its responsibility to its subjects and the morbid intrigue of the more sensationalist details of these stories.

Apr 21, 2020 | Full Review…

What is most interesting is that the episodes don't gravitate around the urban legends surrounding the sets but, in fact, they try their best to debunk what we've heard.

Apr 21, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Cursed Films is an always-chilling, mostly-effective look at some of Hollywood's most unfortunate film shoots.

Apr 20, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The series is a horror fan's delight from top to bottom, providing insight from folks involved with the films in question as well as several renowned horror film experts and aficionados.

Apr 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Cursed Films remains an entertaining watch, one that is more interested in how these rumors and legends are created and why they persist than in the validity of them.

Apr 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cursed Films: Season 1

  • May 07, 2020
    The show was pretty good, particularly the Poltergeist episode, however, the short run time doesn't allow for a deeper dive into events that transpired. It wants to do too many things & it makes for garbled, clunky viewing at times. I think that the time wasted on that cringy douche-bag satanist or the furniture salesman turned exorcist would have been better spent analyzing the films & interviewing people who were actually involved with the production or had something valuable to add. I didn't learn anything new, but I did have a tear in my eye at times. The Twilight zone was tragic, but it was down to hubris - it didn't seem to fit with the "cursed" theme. Anyway, I hope they can come back with another season that's tighter, no filler & a slightly longer episode run time.
  • Apr 23, 2020
    Quality programming.

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