Horror documentary ‘The Curse of Poltergeist’ explores films spooky curse


THR is reporting that a new horror documentary is set to begin filming next month. Titled The Curse of Poltergeist, the film will delve deep into the alleged curse of the film, which saw many spooky happenings on and off set.

Per THR:

‘The Curse of Poltergeist’ will attempt to unravel the mystery that surrounds the spooky franchise.

Producer and filmmaker Adam Ripp wants to get to the bottom of the supposed curse that has plagued the cast of the Steven Spielberg-produced Poltergeist film series.

Ripp is directing The Curse of Poltergeist, which his company, Vega Baby, is financing and producing alongside Indonesia-based MD Pictures. He’s set to start shooting in November.

The documentary will focus on the life and experiences of Poltergeist actor Oliver Robins, who played Robbie Freeling in the first and second installment of the franchise, as a way to explore the tragedies that have befallen those involved with the films.

“It will be a journey into the unknown as I attempt to understand the meaning behind the tragedies surrounding the movie,” said Robins, of the The Curse of Poltergeist. “It’s something that will hopefully bring closure to a dark chapter in my life.”

Many of the actors involved in the project have met dreadful ends, including Dominique Dunne who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, and young star Heather O’Rourke, who died at the age of twelve of acute bowel obstruction right before the third film was released.

In 2002, the curse was the focus of an E! True Hollywood Story.

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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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