If a new series that parodies the clichés and techniques typically found in the horror genre sounds up your alley, then you’ll want to check out the teaser that was released this week for the pilot of a new six-episode paranormal comedy titled “Cursed” from Head Above Water creator Connor Fairclough and award-winning producer Tristan Barr.
Ever been interrupted by an interdimensional force of evil whilst on the toilet? Or had to take responsibility of a possessed doll when you haven’t even mastered personal responsibility? Had to distance yourself from a clingy demon spirit in the form of a clown? Isaac and Ned have, and they’re not overly thrilled about it.
Similar in style to Shaun of the Dead and shot with the intention of an online release, “Cursed” draws influence from and satirizes such horror films as The Conjuring, IT, The Nun, and Annabelle.
The story follows Isaac (Kyle McCallion), who releases a curse on himself after fiddling with a Ouija board one drunken night. Through each episode, he and his useless housemate, Ned (Omar Al-Sobky), must deal with countless paranormal hauntings whilst managing their daily mundane lives.
The other cast members include Elliot Loney, who plays Perry, an unassuming but aspirational entity, and Neel Kolhatkar, who plays Charles D., a pompous real estate agent’s assistant.
“The show was born out of my amusement when watching various horror movies and placing myself in scenes, begging the question: What would I do if faced with different entities of evil?” creator and writer Connor Fairclough says.
The official premiere date will be announced soon via the “Cursed” social accounts on Twitter and Instagram (@cursedshow) and at Facebook.com/CursedShow. Stay tuned!