The BEST episodes of Cursed Films

Every episode of Cursed Films ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Cursed Films!

An exploration of the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. The events that haunted these productions are revealed in interviews with experts, witnesses, and the cast, directors, and producers who lived through them — from plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?

Last Updated: 11/13/2023Network: ShudderStatus: Ended
The Crow
105 votes

#1 - The Crow

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/16/2020

Years after Bruce Lee's mysterious death is attributed to the "Lee Family Curse", his son Brandon's life was cut short due to a tragic on-set accident during the making of The Crow.

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Twilight Zone: The Movie
105 votes

#2 - Twilight Zone: The Movie

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/16/2020

A horrific on-set accident during the production of Twilight Zone: The Movie leaves those involved in the making of the film cursed by the memory of the incident they witnessed.

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The Wizard of Oz
59 votes

#3 - The Wizard of Oz

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/7/2022

An exploration of the dark myths and legends behind one of the most beloved films in the history of cinema: The Wizard of OZ

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The Omen
137 votes

#4 - The Omen

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/9/2020

A series of unfortunate events plague the cast and crew during the making of The Omen, raising concerns that the film might be cursed by the devil himself.

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120 votes

#5 - Poltergeist

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/9/2020

A series of untimely deaths connected to the making of the Poltergeist films inspire rumours that the production was cursed. Supernatural suspicions are stoked by rumours that real human skeletons were used during the making of the film.

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The Exorcist
169 votes

#6 - The Exorcist

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/2/2020

The release of The Exorcist was surrounded by controversy, as reports of fainting theatre-goers and mysterious on-set accidents raised questions as to whether or not the film itself was evil.

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Cannibal Holocaust
38 votes

#7 - Cannibal Holocaust

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/5/2022

Relating to "Cannibal Holocaust" from 1980.

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The Serpent and the Rainbow
42 votes

#8 - The Serpent and the Rainbow

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/28/2022

Wes Craven and his crew set out on a great adventure; the staging of a major motion picture production in Haiti at the tail end of a violent political revolution. Producer David Ladd and actors Bill Pullman and Cathy Tyson recount the challenges and strange occurrences they experienced on set.

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Rosemary's Baby
48 votes

#9 - Rosemary's Baby

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/14/2022

Rosemary's Baby hit theaters in 1968 in the midst of a political and cultural revolution in America. Its young director, Roman Polanski, created one of the most iconic horror films in history, seemingly drawing upon his own dark past in a film that's strangely connected to a number of tragic stories, starting with an unexpected death of a composer and leading to one of America's most notorious true crime cases: The Manson Family murders. Dianne "Snake" Lake recounts her time with the family and its connections to Rosemary's Baby, while photographer Julian Wasser shares his experience photographing Polanski as he explored the crime scene of the murder of his wife, Sharon Tate, and their unborn child.

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44 votes

#10 - Stalker

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/21/2022

An examination of the troubled making of Andrei Tarkovsky's science-fiction masterwork Stalker, and the production disasters that beset the production: damaged film stock, earthquakes, and a sickness that afflicted the cast and crew years after the films release.

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