Nightmare Cinema (2018)

Nightmare Cinema
Framing: The Projectionist
Director: Mick Garris
Writer: Mick Garris
Cast: Mickey Rourke
Segment 1: The Thing in the Woods
Director: Alejandro Brugués
Writer: Alejandro Brugués
Cast: Sarah Elizabeth Withers, Eric Nelsen, Chris Warren, Kevin Fonteyne
Segment 2: Mirare
Director: Joe Dante
Writer: Richard Christian Matheson
Cast: Zarah Mahler, Mark Grossman, Richard Chamberlain
Segment 3: Mashit
Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Writer: Sandra Becerril
Cast: Maurice Benard
Segment 4: This Way to Egress
Director: David Slade
Writer: David Slade, Lawrence C. Connolly
Cast: Elizabeth Reaser, Adam Godley
Segment 5: Dead
Director: Mick Garris
Writer: Mick Garris
Cast: Faly Rakotohavana, Annabeth Gish, Daryl C. Brown, Orson Chaplin
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 28.9.2018
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Nightmare Cinema is a nice, but not outstanding anthology. I enjoyed watching it, but most of the segments are a little too straightforward to really made me love them. That being said, if you’re looking for something along classic lines, Nightmare Cinema will satisfy your itch.

The film poster showing a demon with a film strip in its claws.

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Downrange (2017)

Downrange
Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Writer: Ryûhei Kitamura, Joey O’Bryan
Cast: Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez, Anthony Kirlew, Alexa Yeames, Jason Tobias
Part of: /slash 1/2 Filmfestival
Seen on: 5.5.2018

Plot:
Todd (Rod Hernandez) and Sara (Alexa Yeames) are carpooling with Jodi (Kelly Connaire), Keren (Stephanie Pearson), Jeff (Jason Tobias) and Eric (Anthony Kirlew). They barely know each other, but they are headed in the same direction and gas is expensive. Their trip comes to an abrupt stop when they blow a tire in the middle of nowhere. But that turns out to be the least of their problems: as they start changing the tire, somebody starts shooting at them – and there’s nowhere to hide.

Downrange was the best film of that particular festival evening. It’s not great, but it’s solid and doesn’t have a single boring second.

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