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The Poltergeist Curse: Here’s the Real Story Behind the Movie Myth

It's the spookiest month of the year, and you know what that means! It's time to figure out whether you believe in curses or simply unfortunate coincidences. A reboot of the classic 1982 horror film Poltergeist came out in 2015, but let's be honest: nothing could compare to the original. While no horrific accidents occurred on the set of the new film (that we know of, anyway), the release reminded us of the rumors of a curse on the original film trilogy's cast. The movie revolves around a suburban family who move into a new home and begin to notice strange things surrounding their young daughter. Take a look below to find out about the mysterious events that have made people speculate that Poltergeist may be the most cursed franchise in Hollywood. RelatedThe 34 Best Horror Movies Streami...

An Appraisal: For Jerry Lewis, Few Statuettes but Lots of Influence

The comic and filmmaker, who died Sunday, may not have collected many showbiz laurels, but his work shaped the comedians who came along after him.

Jerry Lewis, Mercurial Comedian and Filmmaker, Dies at 91

Mr. Lewis rose to fame as Dean Martin’s comedy partner but went on to a major solo career with films like “The Bellboy” and “The Nutty Professor.”

‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ is No. 1, as ‘Logan Lucky’ Disappoints

With “Logan Lucky,” Steven Soderbergh set out to prove that studios are too stuck in their marketing ways. His experiment fizzled, but he vowed to try again.

What’s on TV Sunday: The Return of ‘Episodes’ and ‘Endeavour’

Matt LeBlanc returns after two years to play a fictionalized version of himself. And Masterpiece is back with more mysteries to be solved by Endeavour Morse.

The Complete List of the Best ’90s Movies

The '90s was an iconic decade for many reasons. We had TV shows like Salute Your Shorts and Animaniacs, stores to browse like Delia's and Limited Too, and songs to listen to on the radio like Britney Spears's "Baby One More Time" and and TLC's "Waterfa...

Late-Night Summer Offerings Include ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Crash’

Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn and the IFC Center in Greenwich Village are offering films into the wee hours.

Pop Culture Halloween: 42 Costume Ideas For BFFs

You know what's better than going to a Halloween party with your best friend? Dressing up with your best friend as best friends from a movie or a TV show. (Did I just blow your mind?) In preparation for the spooky holiday, we've rounded up some classic...

What’s on TV Friday: ‘Marvel’s the Defenders’ and White Supremacists

Netflix brings some familiar superheroes together for a singular purpose in its latest Marvel series. And two news programs investigate white supremacists in the United States.

Film Series in NYC This Week

Our guide to film series and special screenings.

Streaming: Crunchyroll Cultivates a Streaming Community With a Novel Idea: Film Screens

As Netflix and Amazon take different approaches to theatrical releases, sites like Crunchyroll and Shudder are giving fans the gift of screenings.