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10 Films You Didn’t Know Were Secretly Cursed

The films that fate tried to destroy.

20th Century Fox

With Shudder’s release of ‘Cursed’, a documentary series focusing on the tragedies that surrounded the films The Crow, The Exorcist, Poltergeist and The Twilight Zone, the phenomenon of ‘cursed’ films is something that has become very popular in cinephile culture. However, when talking about ‘cursed movies’, it is important to make the distinction between a cursed movie, and simply a serious tragedy that happened on set.

When you look at the production behind certain movies, there’s quite a few stories which are tragic, such as the stuntman who died during the production of XXX, or the tragic death of Sarah Jones during the making of Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story. But these are single stories of tragic accidents, or mishaps that happened due to incompetence; they don’t constitute a ‘cursed’ film, where unexplained fate has dogged the movie with misfortune.

However, if one were to hunt a little bit deeper, there are a few movies which were cursed with tragedy in spades, and this can give validity to the idea. These are ten such examples of those so-called 'cursed films'.

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