Nina Forever is a 2015 British dark comedy romantic horror film written and directed by Ben and Chris Blaine.
The Jeva Film production had its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, on March 14, 2015. The film’s UK debut was at Frightfest in August 2015. Epic Pictures are releasing the film stateside on February 12, 2016, for Valentine’s Weekend.
Fiona O’Shaughnessy, Abigail Hardingham, Cian Barry, David Troughton, Elizabeth Elvin, Bill Holland, Lee Nicholas Harris, Sean Verey, Phelim Kelly, Richard Sandling, Javan Hirst.
Holly wants to save Rob and has fallen in love with him. She is training to be a paramedic and works a dead end job in a supermarket, where Rob is the only remarkable thing although he’s lost and angry since the death of his girlfriend, Nina.
Drawn into a relationship, the first time they’re in bed together, so is Nina. A tangled and bloody mess of broken limbs, she is very much dead but still here, still talking, still angry…
However, Holly doesn’t freak out and run. She is determined to be the one who heals Rob’s wounds. She can deal with the dead girl sharing their bed, their lives, their minds. If it’s what Rob needs, it’s what Holly will do, whatever the consequences…
” … by turns quirky, charming, harrowing, contemplative, and gruesomely f*cked up – and the Blaines (and that damned fine cast) have crafted it into a film worth watching, with an undercurrent that slowly pulls an unexpected (and oddly empowering) conclusion through this grue-spattered body of work.” Wayne Alan Brenner, The Austin Chronicle
“Through a darkly comedic lens Nina Forever deftly explores serious issues like grief and moving on in the face of tragedy. The subject matter is serious and utterly relatable, but the delivery is deadpan gruesome – sure to satisfy even the most twisted horror fans.” Patrick Cooper, Bloody Disgusting
“… Nina Forever strikes a fairly unique balance in tone, never winking and becoming too ridiculous given the circumstances while also dealing with loss in a very genuine way.” Drew Tinnin, Dread Central
“There’s nothing like it, really. It’s a unique exploration of horror, love and loss. It’s a sexy, funny, morbid and beautiful film for horror lovers with a heart, and romantic audiences with a dark side. Nina Forever digs up your skeletons, lays them out on the bed and dares you snuggle up. Take the offer. Trust me.” William Bibbiani, Crave Online
“While Nina Forever is crafted as a dark comedy that favors stone-cold romanticism over laughs, there are a few moments that flow like poetry in motion. At the expense of sounding questionably deranged, the Blaine brothers do find ways to make some of the sex scenes obscurely tantalizing, in that you might find a few perfectly-framed screenshots hanging in some random indie art gallery.” Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
“Yes, it contains abundant amounts of blood, sex, and nudity. Hell, two of the actors are naked during half the film’s running time, and the other is never seen clothed. Yet the brothers’ goal is far from empty titillation, as they construct an original and surprisingly tender romance.” Oktay Ege Kozak, The Playlist
“Horror aficionados seeking something stranger than the Insidious-Annabelle-Sinister variety of chills will be drawn to Nina Forever, but its unusual aspects – and maybe the personality of O’Shaughnessy, a cult player in the making – might well pull in audiences who have gone for the recent, edge-of-genre films of Ben Wheatley and Peter Strickland.” Kim Newman, Screen Daily
“It is on the slower side and it does get pretty weird (which might be off-putting for some), but Nina Forever has a twisted charm to it that’s hard to deny and it’s all brought to life by an undead corpse. It’s hard to put a finger on what exactly Nina Forever is—it blurs the genre lines in a fantastic way, and in doing so, it finds its own unique voice.” Ryan, The Missing Reel
Cast and characters:
- Fiona O’Shaughnessy as Nina
- Abigail Hardingham as Holly
- Cian Barry as Rob
- Elizabeth Elvin as Sally
- David Troughton as Dan