Curtains Raise on Trailer for ‘Nightmare Cinema’ Anthology

A new trailer has been discovered for the horror anthology Nightmare Cinema, which features shorts from five genre directors: Mick Garris (Critters 2, Sleepwalkers, “The Shining” miniseries), Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Piranha, The Hole), David Slade (30 Days of Night), Ryuhei Kitamura (Downrange, Versus) and Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead). 

Meagan reviewed the film out of the World Premiere and explained that it attempts to revive “Masters of Horror”, only with mixed results.

In the 5-segment anthology horror film acquired last November by Cranked Up Films:

A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. By the time our patrons realize the truth, escape is no longer an option. For once the ticket is torn, their fate is sealed at Nightmare Cinema.”

Mickey Rourke stars as the ghost-like projectionist who serves as the common link for each of the five 20-minute shorts. Garris directed “Dead” from his own script; Brugues directed and wrote “The Thing in the Woods”; Dante directed “Mirari,” written by Richard Christian Matheson; Kitamura directs “Mashit,” written by Mexican author and filmmaker Sandra Becerril; and Slade directed “The Way to Egress,” based on the short story “Traumatic Descent” by Lawrence C. Connolly, who co-wrote the short film with Slade.

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