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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Richard Moll only worked one day on the film. See more »


After Tiffany Shepis lowers the blinds, the are up again in the next scene. 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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The highlight of this film was the truth or dare scene.
24 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Not that I am saying this movie was all bad, but that was the highlight and if the sexy talk is the highlight of a horror movie then it is not much of a horror film in the end. The story has this woman who seems to be having a bit of trouble on the marital front. Her solution to the problems seems to be to order some love god mask, they instead seem to send her the evil demon love god mask and throughout the movie you wander if this manifest ion is real or not. She is being driven to the mental institution by her husband they break down and she is seemingly stalked and attacked by this person or thing while her husband is getting gas. Meanwhile, somewhere in the woods there is a house with two couples. Two very cute girls who are friends and their boyfriends. They play truth or dare and then the crazy...or not, girl ends up in their care. Well lets just say there is somebody out there trying to get at her as he quickly steals a crossbow and handles the one guy while he is being mooned. However, you still don't know if it is the mysterious nightmare man the girl goes on about or something else. The husband is heading for the cabin though and soon afterward so are the police. This movie had potential as do most horror movies and like so many they just miss some stuff. On the plus side you get to see a couple of good kills, some good nudity, and the end was rather good too. However, I was kind of hoping for something more in the lines of say an Evil Dead movie rather than a typical slasher film with a twist here and there. So far out of the three Afterdark movies in this new batch this is the strongest, sadly though compared to the last batch this one would be tied with Penny Dreadful as the weakest in my eyes.

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