A five part documentary series called “Cursed Films” will debut on Shudder on 4/9/20 with new episodes each Thursday at 9pm EST.
The five legendary, and infamous, movies featured are: The Exorcist, Poltergeist, The Omen, Twilight Zone: The Movie, and The Crow.
Linda Blair is interviewed for The Exorcist episode. Her take is far different than how the late novel author and screenplay writer William Peter Blatty described her experiences on set. She said there were harsh working conditions which ended up injuring her back and she refused to answer a few questions because of bad memories. Shortly after the movie came out in 1973, Blatty did interviews telling reporters that Blair was having a good time and laughing during filming with no trauma at all.
Production of the movie was delayed for a few weeks when the set caught fire after an animal somehow got into a circuit box and destroyed the wiring. However, the part of the set that served as “Regan’s” bedroom was not damaged at all.
Actress Ellen Burstyn injured her spine while being thrown down in the scene where Regan throws her from the bed.
A set security guard and a special effects designer died during production. Actor Jack McGrowran died days after the movie’s Christmas Day 1973 release in theatres.
Several movie goers around the world experienced anxiety attacks and nausea and there were a couple cases of people dying from heart attacks from shock and fright. As of a few years ago, a woman in the U.K. still claimed to suffer from horrible nightmares and vivid hallucinations (she said they have become worse since) after watching the movie- from when it was first released back in the 1970s!
Blair and other members of the cast and crew received death threats from Christians for being part of the movie. British musician Mike Oldfield was also dragged into the mud for loaning his song “Tubular Bells” as the movie’s recurring theme track and New Age Music was slandered as being “The Devil’s Music” along with rock and roll.
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This is Emi Sakura and Antonio Honda’s new project. It’s of course a no fans show with the virus from the cafe that Gatoh Move usually runs at.
Sakura and Baliyan Akki greeted everyone. Antonio Honda sang “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones in English as the roster warmed up.
Antonio Honda vs. Lulu Pencil with Emi Sakura as the referee
Honda got the win by submission after countering an attempted abdominal stretch.
Yuna Mizumori vs. Mitsuru Konno
They went to a 10-minute time limit draw. Good match starting off with submission attempts then hitting finishers for near falls followed up by countering pin attempts several times in a row.
EmiSakura and Baliyan Akki vs. Chris Brookes and Mei Suruga
Brookes and Suruga pinned Akki with a double team jackknife as Sakura was late making the save.
Brookes towers over everyone else on the roster. At one point they did a “chicken fight” spot and he had to crouch down so Suruga’s head didn’t smash through the ceiling. He gave Suruga a basketball after the match and folded up his arms to make a “hoop” for her to use.
They did a Janken Tournament with chocolate as the prize. Lulu Pencil won it.
Miyu Yamashita, Hikari Noa, and ring announcer Sayuri Nanba are among the Tokyo Joshi Pro roster and crew featured in an ad for a Japanese energy drink. https://youtu.be/N5OETj8CKFg
Yamashita, Shoko Nakajima, Mina Shirakawa, and Pom Harajuku of TJPW all had high profile cameo roles in a big fight scene earlier this year on the CBS show “S.W.A.T.” in the episode titled Ekitai Rashku https://youtu.be/j_LJwjBSCn8