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Nightmare Man (2006)

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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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Rolfe Kanefsky

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Cast

Cast overview:
Blythe Metz ... Ellen
Luciano Szafir Luciano Szafir ... William
Aaron Sherry ... Nightmare Man
Jack Sway ... Ed
Tiffany Shepis ... Mia
Johanna Putnam ... Trinity (as Hanna Putnam)
James Ferris ... Jack
Victor Kanefsky Victor Kanefsky ... Officer Val
Alice Glenn Alice Glenn ... Officer Kan
Richard Moll ... Captain McCormack
Gwen Davis Gwen Davis ... Officer Simmons
Robert Donavan ... Dr. Evans
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Efialtis See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Jack is pointing the gun at the Nightmare Man, it changes position several times. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Wandering Eye
Written & Performed by Set Theory
Vocals and Keyboard by Enrico Cevetillo
Guitars by Steve Yalk
Guitars by Mark Provenzano
Bass and Backing Vocals by Kevin Pelepako
Drums, Acoustic Guitars, and Backing Vocals by Greg Jannacone
© 2005 Set Theory Music
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A Pathetic Attempt At...Well, I'm Not So Sure
21 April 2009 | by hinesgtrserviceSee all my reviews

Wow, this movie was downright bad. From the acting to the score to the screenplay to the direction, just downright bad. I think the writer didn't realize that fertility deals with procreation, not libido.

The biggest problem with this movie is apparent from the get-go. Generally in movies you pull for a hero, whether them likely or not. Films have protagonists and the audience is supposed to like or care for them depending on the context. In order for this film to work, we have to truly care for the well-being and safety of said protagonist. The character is terribly written; she's whiny, bitchy, and full of inconsistency. The actress makes it worse. She's just terrible. Literally unbelievably bad.

The plot is weak, and the "twist" is seen miles away. Very obvious, yet it doesn't make much sense.

The minor characters are fluff at best, and the "being" is hilarious. It isn't one of those, "so bad it's good" things, you actually find yourself forcing laughter at just how terrible this is.

The score reminds me of shaking uncontrollably in a cold sweat. It's uncomfortable, annoying and headache-inducing.

All in all, this movie is only worth a viewing if you're attempting to show someone how NOT to make a film. You could point out plot, screenplay, direction, cinematography, acting, characters, score, visuals, et cetera.

There are times we are all tempted to watch something so horrible, we get chuckles. This is NOT that film. Just stay away if you know what's good for you.


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