Nightmare Cinema – USA, 2017: updated with first image and more info

Nightmare Cinema is a 2017 American horror anthology film directed by Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryûhei Kitamura and David Slade. It stars Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain and Maurice Benard.

A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto movie house, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke) – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. By the time the doomed patrons realise the truth, escape is no longer an option…

Segment stories:

Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead) – ‘The Thing in the Woods’ by Brugues
Joe Dante (GremlinsThe HowlingPiranha) – ‘Mirari’ by Richard Matheson
Mick Garris (The Stand) – ‘Tyler’s Third Act’, from his own story
Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train; Versus) – ‘Mashit’ by Sandra Becerril
David Slade (30 Days of Night) ‘This Way to Egress’ co-written with Lawrence C. Connelly, based on Connelly’s short, ‘Traumatic Descent’

The film is currently in post-production.

Main cast and characters:

  • Mickey Rourke … The Projectionist
  • Richard Chamberlain … Dr. Mirari
  • Maurice Benard … Father Benedict
  • Adam Godley … Dr. Salvadore
  • Orson Chaplin … Jenkins
  • Stephanie Cood … Dani
  • Jamie Lynn Concepcion … Cindy
  • Kevin Fonteyne … Jason
  • Lexy Panterra … Casey
  • Mark Grossman … David
  • Eric Nelsen … Fred / The Welder

Filming locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA



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