Written and directed by Jay Cheel, Cursed Films is a five-part documentary series making its premiere on Shudder in April. We have a look at the the first trailer, brand new art from Matt Ryan Tobin, and premiere details:

"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 rumored 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? Cursed Films reveals 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 will premiere on Shudder Thursday, April 2, with The Exorcist episode, followed by the Poltergeist and The Omen on April 9 and The Crow and Twilight Zone: The Movie on April 16.

The first two episodes (Poltergeist and The Omen) will have their world premiere at SXSW on March 13 with Jay Cheel in attendance."