Cursed Films Season 2 Trailer: The Incredible Horror Docuseries Returns To Shudder

Horror movies are no stranger to being at the center of moral panic and accusations of supernatural phenomenon, so much so that the folks over at Shudder are returning with another installment of their hit docuseries "Cursed Films." The series looks to investigate the longstanding rumors, urban legends, and horrific myths surrounding the production of some of our favorite movies, and looks to answer the question as to whether or not a movie is legitimately cursed

Season 1 centered on some of the biggest heavy-hitters of horror lore, like "The Exorcist," "The Omen," the "Poltergeist" franchise, "The Crow," and "Twilight Zone: The Movie." This season, director Jay Cheel looks to get to the bottom of "Rosemary's Baby," "The Serpent and the Rainbow," "Stalker," "Cannibal Holocaust," and the family-friendly classic "The Wizard of Oz." If that last one feels out of place, try to remember that when "The Wizard of Oz" debuted in 1939, people were a lot less chill about themes of witchcraft than they are now.

"Cursed Films" isn't trying to stoke the flames of magical thinking or buy into the gossip surrounding these films. Instead, it acknowledges the long-held suspicions and tries to figure out what is fact versus fiction. The first season unfortunately had to come to terms with the tragic on-production deaths of actors like Brandon Lee in "The Crow," Heather O'Rourke in "Poltergeist III," and Vic Morrow, Renee Shinn Chen, and Myca Dinh Le during "Twilight Zone: The Movie," but season 2 looks to be leaning a little more into the conspiracy corner that have plagued — or enhanced — the legacy of some of our favorite movies.

Cursed Films season 2 trailer

Special effects designer Adam Savage of "Mythbusters" fame opens the trailer perfectly by saying, "When people look at films that are super-beloved, and they hear stories about the difficulties or tragedies that happen on set, they then go on to ascribe that production as 'cursed.'" While "Cursed Films" excels at breaking down the urban legends surrounding so-called cursed productions, the most fascinating aspect has been the psychological examination of how so many people across the globe and across timelines could wholeheartedly believe in something without verifiable fact.

Charles Manson, Voodoo curses, cannibalism, suicidal munchkins, demonic possession, organ failure, and even the Devil himself are just a few of the topics season 2 will be covering. While the full list of talking heads has yet to be revealed, the trailer shows that Bill Pullman, star of "The Serpent and the Rainbow" and cinema's greatest president will be present to discuss his personal experiences on the set of the supposed cursed film.

"Cursed Films II" is streaming exclusively on Shudder, with the first episode on "The Wizard of Oz" premiering Thursday, April 7, 2022 with new episodes released weekly.