Nightmare Man (2006)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Thriller  |  4 August 2006 (USA)
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After receiving an African fertility mask as a gift Ellen tells her husband William that she's been attacked by masked phantom called 'the Nightmare Man'. As Ellen's paranoia increases, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Luciano Szafir ...
Nightmare Man
Trinity (as Hanna Putnam)
Victor Kanefsky ...
Officer Val
Alice Glenn ...
Officer Kan
Captain McCormack
Gwen Davis ...
Officer Simmons
Dr. Evans


After receiving an African fertility mask as a gift Ellen tells her husband William that she's been attacked by masked phantom called 'the Nightmare Man'. As Ellen's paranoia increases, William takes Ellen for a road trip to a clinic, only to have their car break down, and when William goes off, Ellen is attacked for real by the Nightmare Man. Fleeing through the dense woods, Ellen seeks shelter in the remote cabin home of Mia, with her friends Jack, Ed, and Trinity, who give her shelter, but are soon besieges in their home by Nightmare Man. But the real horror comes when Ellen slowly reveals to harbor a MORE evil and deadly thing within her which could spell death for everyone involved. Written by Anonymous

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Your dreams won't save you.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, gore, some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 August 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Efialtis  »

Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Tiffany Shepis and Johanna Putnam doubled each other for their running scenes. See more »


The car's sunroof is closed, then open a little bit, then closed again several times. See more »


[first lines]
Ellen: It arrived!
William: What?
Ellen: The package I ordered from Rome. They imported it from Africa. It's a hand-craved mask, it's supposed to represent the goddess of fertility. I thought we could use all the help we could get.
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »


Written & Performed by Set Theory
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Not Gonna Lie, This Was Bad
29 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had heard some good things about this Horrorfest film so I decided to give it a shot. I had fun with some parts of it but it's mostly an annoying, typical slasher mess. This is the only film of the 2007 Horrorfest I've seen but I'll probably be checking out the others as well. Though, they're usually pretty bad, to be honest.

The acting was okay, I guess but Tiffany Shepis' character was so extremely annoying that her performance alone could have ruined the whole movie. However, a lot of things did. The script is terrible, I am so tired of "trapped in a cabin in the middle of the woods with a killer on the loose" films. There was also very little suspense whatsoever. One thing I liked was the blood, it seems like a throw back to low budget horror of the 70's and 80's and that made me happy. Unfortunately, it was pretty much the only thing.

If you decide to see this, see it for the blood alone and expect nothing else. It truly is a tedious film that does absolutely nothing we haven't seen a million times before.

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