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On Cinema’s Gregg Turkington starred in Shudder’s Cursed Films

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Shudder fans Damn movie series – which the streaming service sees actually talk to Historians and industry insiders on the legends surrounding “cursed” movie productions – were treated to a crossover surprise when the show returned for its second season in this week. That episode was focused on the notoriously tough filming from The Wizard of Ozin discussion with producers the kind of people you’d expect for this kind of episode: ounce Historians such as John Fricke, Stephen Cox and Aljean Harmetz; cast members’ family members, including Lorna Luft and Jane Lahr; and even Adam Savage from myth busterwho once tried to get into the truth of the old “It was Buddy Ebsen poisoned by the paint of the tin man” myth.

But also on the note: Founder of Victorville Film Archive, Gregg Turkington, also known as a regular guest/co-host of About cinema in the cinema With Timo Heidecker. And during the years, multiMedia-overarching nature of On cinema and his universe of side projects occasionally makes “What’s real here?” a tough question, Turkington definitely seems to be doing its part Damn Movies in character, as the bumbling, smug “movie fanatic” that fans of the series love and occasionally fear.

Sure, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine Turkington raves on the show like he does here around 1981 Under the Rainbowa ridiculous fictional report about ounceEven director Steve Rash now admitting it was pretty gross. (Rash, on rebooting his film in modern times: “I was pretty disappointed with how racist, how sexist, how elitist it was conceptually… Probably some other -ists too.”) (Turkington: “Under the Rainbow It’s a great, great, great movie.” Turkington is also the voice of the “guy hung himself on set” legend, who pulls out a “priceless collector’s edition” of the film – currently on sale on Ebay for $20 – which is said to contain the unedited footage of the “death.” indicates.

It’s both cumbersome and very funny, like so much On cinema content is. But it is also a very odd zest for a show that’s supposedly a history program to let a comedian come on bluntly Tell a bunch of lies about the subject of your mini-documentary. We are not really think someone is being tricked here – although we reached out to the show’s producers for comment on Turkington’s performance – and if you squint you can see a point is being made about the same kind of online reality fraying, which led to the hanging myth took first place. Other than that, it’s just kind of the weirdest thing to have that On cinema Reality thus intersects with ours. (Although aat least Tim wasn’t there to sell them deadly steam juice.)

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Andrew Schnitker

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