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13 items from 2017


Nails Review

16 June 2017 8:42 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Guest

After suffering a near-fatal accident whilst running, Dana (Shauna MacDonald, The Descent 1&2) is left paralysed in hospital with only an automated voice program to communicate. The accident not only puts a strain on Dana’s marriage to Steve (Steve Wall, The Vikings) but she soon believes that she is being haunted by serial killer and former hospital employee Eric Nilsson (Richard Foster-King, It Never Sleeps).

With Horror becoming a mainstream affair in recent years, it’s always a pleasant surprise when interesting ideas surface in the genre. In this case, Nails succeeds as our protagonist Dana faces varying degrees of challenges such as being bed ridden with only a laptop to communicate whilst facing the ghoulish antagonist Nails. This spares the audiences from the cliched nature of female lead horrors, having them run endlessly around corridors of spooky old houses.

The setting of the film enhances this positive too, »

- Guest

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Nails review – spooky shocker is a slumber party shoo-in

16 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In Dennis Bartok’s debut horror flick, Shauna Macdonald is an injured athletics coach who learns the hideous secret of the hospital in which she is a patient

Writer-director Dennis Bartok’s mildly diverting debut horror film is a cheerfully derivative exercise in jump scares, dark shadows and low-budget-driven aesthetics. In Dublin, hyper-fit athletics coach Dana (Shauna Macdonald) is hit by a car while out running. She wakes up with a respirator in her throat and serious injuries in a spooky hospital that hardly seems to have any patients, even though her nurse, Trevor (comedian Ross Noble), complains bitterly about being overworked.

As Dana slowly recovers and learns to use a laptop to communicate with her caregivers, husband (Steve Wall), and teen daughter (Leah McNamara), she learns about the hospital’s hideous secret: years ago, a nurse there killed children, died and then seemingly transmogrified into a variant on internet-meme-turned-urban-myth Slender Man, »

- Leslie Felperin

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Movie Review – Nails (2017)

13 June 2017 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Nails, 2017.

Directed by Dennis Bartok.

Starring Shauna Macdonald, Ross Noble, Steve Wall, Charlotte Bradley, Leah McNamara, and Richard Foster-King.

Synopsis:

A recently paralysed woman struggles to retain her own sanity as the vengeful spirit of a former nurse begins to haunt her hospital room.

If for, whatever reason, some twelves years on, you’d always wondered whatever happened to Shauna Macdonald, the tragically powerful lead in Neil Marshall’s The Descent – arguably one of the greatest British horror films ever made – well, Nails is your answer. An ultra cheap, and sadly muddled Irish chiller, it struggles to ever really detach itself from the mainline ghost movies it frequently borrows from, resulting in another listless bargain-bin-style affair that barely ever even reaches as far as memorable, let alone good. And considering it comes from the renowned, well-educated mind of former American Cinematheque programmer turned film historian Dennis Bartok, it should really »

- Ben Robins

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Shauna Macdonald talks new movie ‘Nails’, ‘The Descent’, and more

12 June 2017 2:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Shauna Macdonald Interview

Shauna Macdonald is no stranger to the horror circuit, though best known for her part of Sarah in The Descent she has over the years starred in several films within the genre. Her latest venture into the the chilling category is Nails. Directed by Dennis Bartok, Macdonald plays Dana, a track coach who finds herself bedridden in hospital after a nasty car crash. When she awakens she discovers that, although she is alive, her injuries are exceptionally nasty – she can’t walk, and thanks to a tracheotomy, cannot speak for herself either. Her road to recovery will be a long one. Just when things couldn’t get any worse, Dana finds herself tormented by a malevolent being known simply as Nails. Desperate and unable to convince anyone that Nails is real, Dana has the fight of her life to escape his clutches.

Ahead of the release we »

- Kat Hughes

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Nails review: Dir Dennis Bartok (2017)

12 June 2017 12:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Nails Review: Shauna Macdonald stars in Irish horror film Nails as Dana, a woman whom, during her stay in hospital, becomes terrorised by a nightmarish ghoul known as Nails.

Nails review, Kat Hughes.

Nails Review

Shauna Macdonald returns to the horror world in Nails. Directed by Dennis Bartok, Macdonald plays Dana, whom after suffering massive injuries in a car accident, is left bedridden in hospital. Her injuries are so serve that she can no longer speak for herself and has to rely on a computer to communicate, her legs are also in a really bad way. Her vulnerable situation is made all the worse when she falls victim to something inhuman that stalks the hospital floors at night. Desperate for someone to believe her, Dana must summon up all her strength as she goes into battle alone.

The premise of Nails is a very tricky one. With the exception of the opening couple of moments, »

- Kat Hughes

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Rescuing the Runes: The Almost-Lost Original Long Cut of Night of the Demon

20 May 2017 10:29 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

 

— A Savant Guest Article by Wayne Schmidt

Fires, clerical errors, and lab mistakes have caused films to become unavailable in good quality, or even lost forever. Studio indifference also allows vintage films to be ignored to death, while their negatives rot in cans. So it’s great to hear a ‘lost film’ story with a happy ending.

A note from Glenn Erickson: About twenty years ago, when I worked at MGM, I had some contact with MGM’s in house Film and Video Services team, and learned how the department maintained the MGM library of film titles. My old friend Wayne Schmidt was at the time over at Sony, and busy doing much the same work for that studio’s older Columbia film library. Naturally, the first thing I asked about was the status of both studios’ Hammer film collections!

Wayne had also been a video editor, and even »

- Glenn Erickson

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Shauna Macdonald-starrer ‘Nails’ a Release Date in the UK

12 April 2017 6:51 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Dennis Bartok’s English-language horror Nails, starring Shauna Macdonald (The Descent, The Descent: Part 2, Howl, Filth) and Ross Noble (Stitches), is finally getting a release. From the executive producer of Assault on Precinct 13 and producers of Let Us Prey and The Hallow, Nails will open in UK and Irish cinemas on June 16, 2017. “Dana Milgrom is a track coach, who […] »

- Brad Miska

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‘Nails’ Comes After ‘The Descent‘s’ Shauna Macdonald in This New Trailer

7 April 2017 3:16 PM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Dennis Bartok’s English-language horror P.O.V., which was recently retitled to Nails, recently had its World Premiere as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (Adiff). And while there’s still no word on a U.S. release, a new trailer has been discovered that features The Descent‘s Shauna Macdonald, Steve Wall and Ross Noble. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll […] »

- Brad Miska

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Dublin 2017 Review: Nails Slam The Coffin Shut In This Horror Hospital

24 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

The current decade has been a very good one for Irish horror. While they haven't quite reached the same kind of transgressive peak that extreme French horror did in the last decade with Frontiere(s), Inside, and Martyrs, Ireland's current horror boom is putting the Island nation back on the genre film map in a very noticeable way. Dennis Bartok's Nails takes this trend, and many of its recurring themes and builds on it with a solid addition to the canon of modern Irish horror. Nails is the story of health-nut, wife, and mother, Dana (The Descent's Shauna MacDonald), who is horribly injured after being hit by a car and ends up in long term care in the hospital. Completely bed-ridden while attempting to heal, Dana...

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‘Nails’ Trailer Torments ‘The Descent’s’ Shauna Macdonald

30 January 2017 3:04 PM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Dennis Bartok’s English-language horror, P.O.V. was recently retitled to Nails, and will now have its World Premiere as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (Adiff), which runs 16-26 February, 2017. “Nails follows the story of Dana Milgrom, a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralysed and trapped inside her own body. While recovering, […] »

- Brad Miska

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Dublin 2017: Exclusive First Look At Nails Trailer, Inside the Horror Hospital

30 January 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

First time director Dennis Bartok's irish hospital-set horror, Nails, has it's world premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (Adiff) on February 20th, so it's about time for the marketing blitz to begin. Screen Anarchy has been granted an exclusive first look at the trailer for the Nails, and we are excited to chare it with you. The trailer sets up the location and the bad guy, but leaves plenty of space for your imagination to go wild with possibilities. Nails stars Shauna MacDonald (The Descent) and comedian Ross Noble in a story about a woman trapped in her hospital room with a malevolent spirit. Produced by some of the same team responsible for The Hallow, Nails looks like it's aiming for the jugular....

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‘Nails’ Sets Premiere in Ireland

24 January 2017 11:12 AM, PST | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Dennis Bartok’s English-language horror, P.O.V. was recently retitled to Nails, and will now have its World Premiere as part of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (Adiff), which runs 16-26 February, 2017. “Nails follows the story of Dana Milgrom, a track coach who, having survived a near-death car accident, finds herself completely paralysed and trapped inside her own body. While […] »

- Brad Miska

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Dublin 2017: Exclusive Images & Distribution News For Dennis Bartok's Irish Horror, Nails

20 January 2017 11:30 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Dennis Bartok's debut feature, Nails, is set to have its world premiere next month at the Dublin International Film Festival and we have some exclusive images for this creepy looking film. Nails marks Bartok's first foray into directing after participating as a writer on several features and spending years involved with the American Cinematheque as a programmer and now the general manager, as well as working with independent distributor Cinelicious Pics. On board for the journey he has the The Descent star Shauna MacDonald as well as comedian Ross Noble among a great many other familiar names. The film's premiere news couples with the exclusive announcement that UK and Irish distrbution has been grabbed by Kaleidoscope Film Distribution, who will offer Nails on VOD and...

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