Haunted Hollywood: The ‘Atuk’ Curse AKA John Belushi’s Final Film

Atuk is a screenplay written by Tod Carroll. It is an adaption of the 1963 novel The Incomparable Atuk by Mordecai Richler about an Inuit hunter who tries to live in New York city, and has elements of racism, materialism and pop culture.

The script which has passed around within the Hollywood studios since the 1970’s has gained a lot of traction at times and even greenlit but because of certain death surrounding the involvement of the script many have labelled it as haunted or cursed. The people who have died supposedly as a result of being involved in Atuk are:

John Belushi: Jim Belushi’s big brother and the first known victim. After reading the script and wanting to play the lead role, he died of an overdose in 1982. He was only 33.

Sam Kinison: He survived the longestbecause he managed to film at least one scene for the movie, but then quickly grew dissatisfied and wanted the script rewritten, halting production. Before there were any talks about continuing the project, poor Kinison died in a car crash, aged 38, in 1992. Approximately a decade after Belushi’s death.

John Candy: In 1994, when he was reading the script, Candy suddenly died of a heart attack, aged 43. Which was weird because it was on March 4, a day before the 12th anniversary of Belushi’s death. Around that time, people began to realize that the screenplay is cursed.

Michael O’Donoghue: He was a writer, comedian, and a friend of Belushi and Kinison. He read the script, maybe even worked on it, before recommending it to his buddies. He died of cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 54 in 1994 also.

Chris Farley: A huge fan of John Belushi and the most recent victim who was in consideration for the main role. In 1997, when he was about to accept the role, he died the same way his idol did: an overdose at the age of 33.

Phil Hartman: Farley’s friend and former Saturday Night Live cast-mate. Although he was involved for a supporting role, his wife committed murder-suicide by shooting him in bed before shooting herself.

Cursed? Freak coincidence? You decide

The JFK Assassination

   

Mark welcomes James DiEugenio to the show.

James DiEugenio is researcher and author with a focus on the John F Kennedy assassination – his writings offer a detailed critical examination of the Warren Commission’s evidence and conclusions, along with an analysis of the CIA’s influence in Hollywood. He is also the co-author and editor of “The Assassinations: Probe Magazine on JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X.

He co-edited Probe Magazine from 1993-2000 and was a guest commentator on the anniversary issue of the film “JFK” re-released by Warner Brothers in 2013.

He has a Masters Degree in American History from California State University Northridge and is also a specialist in the history and theory of cinema.

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The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination

   

Mark welcomes Lamar Waldron to the show.

Lamar Waldron is an Investigative journalist known as “The Ultimate JFK Historian,” he holds a Masters degree in Counseling and Psychology from Georgia State University, and had a successful career in that field before devoting himself to the JFK field in 1988. After spending two years pursuing the usual leads in the JFK case, Waldron and his research collaborator Thom Hartmann decided to focus on JFK aides who might have important information but never revealed.

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Vampires and The Goth Bible

   

Mark welcomes Nancy Kilpatrick to the show.

Nancy Kilpatrick is an award-winning writer and editor. She has published 21 novels, 1 non-fiction book, over 220 short stories and 6 collections of her short fiction, comic books, a graphic novel, and she has edited 15 anthologies. Nancy has won several awards for her writing and continues to wow the dark fantasy, horror, mystery, erotic and scifi genres.

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Bigfoot in Pennsylvania

   

Mark welcomes Timothy Renner to the show.

Timothy Renner has written articles for several publications including Morbid Curiosity, Weird USA, and Weird Pennsylvania. His illustrations have appeared in comics, magazines, books, and on many record covers. He plays and sings folk music with his band Stone Breath. To date they have released twelve full length albums and multiple EPs. Timothy has studied various paranormal phenomena centered in South Central Pennsylvania – with a particular focus on the legend of Toad Road and the Seven Gates of Hell.

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A Discussion with Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone

   

Mark welcomes Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone to the show.

Janet Farrar is a British Wicca priestess and teacher, and co-author of several influential books on Wicca and Neopaganism. She has been one of the most public faces of Wicca during the second half of the 20th Century, and is considered one of England’s most eminent and respected modern day witches.

Gavin Bone is an author and lecturer in the fields of magic, witchcraft, Wicca and Neopaganism, and an organizer in the Neopagan community. He has made important contributions to the evolution and development of the modern day witchcraft movement. Gavin has trained as an rn and studied complimentary healing methods such as reflexology as well as a practicing spiritual healer.

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Exorcisms and Energy Healing

   

Mark welcomes Christine Corda to the show.

Christine Corda is a Psychic Medium Empath, Clairvoyant, Clairaudient, Energy worker , Psychic paranormal Investigator and Reiki Practitioner. She has over 20 years of experience and is considered one of the best and most sensitive psychics in her field. She has hands on experience with not only the dark arts but also a catholic exorcism. Please welcome to the show….Christine Corda

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Historic Long Island EVP’s

   

Mark welcomes Joe Giaquinto to the show.

By day, Joe Giaquinto is a computer guy—at night and on weekends, he is a psychic-medium and ghost hunter. He has experienced otherworldly phenomena in and around New York City and Long Island for over thirty-five years.

His first official ghostly encounter occurred in upstate New York, when he unknowingly moved into a haunted boarding house. Over the years that followed and his many encounters with the paranormal, he discovered the gift of mediumship and used this ability to enhance the quality of evidence gathered during paranormal investigations.

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