Shudder has announced a second season of the incredibly popular docu-series Cursed Films. The series, written and directed by Jay Cheel, explores the myths, legends, and misfortunes surrounding some of the most iconic films and franchises’ cast and crew who have befallen tragedies thought to be related to the film. The first season delved into the worlds of The Omen, Poltergeist, The Exorcist, The Crow, and Twilight Zone: The Movie. Season two plans to continue this tradition with a whole new set of “cursed” films.
“Season one of Cursed Films captivated audiences with its thoughtful but unflinching exploration of the often tragic events surrounding some of history’s most notorious productions, becoming an instant hit for us and earning rave reviews from both critics and viewers. Since its debut, the number one question we’ve been asked is: Will there be more, and how soon? We’re delighted to say that we’re partnering with Jay once again for a second season of Cursed Films that will be even bigger and better than the first,” said Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager.
“Filming season one of Cursed Films was an amazing experience, so I’m thrilled to have the chance to interview a new group of talented filmmakers and film critics while exploring the stories behind five more legendarily ill-fated film productions. This time around we’ll be heading outside of North America for a few episodes, which will not only widen the scope of the series but offer an exciting collection of stories connected to a diverse group of movies,” said Cheel.
Cursed Films features conversations with cast and crew who were witness to these tragedies. Along with witnesses, scholars and experts also weigh in on these defining moments. When it premiered, Cursed Films was the second most watched original series behind Creepshow. The series also stands as the service’s most-watched documentary premiere (series or film) ever. The highly anticipated second season will release in 2021 and the offical list of titles to be covered has not been announced yet. You can sign up for Shudder’s streaming service and stream the first season on their website.