After receiving an African fertility mask as a gift Ellen tells her husband William that she's been attacked by a masked phantom called 'the Nightmare Man.' As Ellen's paranoia increases, ... See full summary »

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Rolfe Kanefsky

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Rolfe Kanefsky
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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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After receiving an African fertility mask as a gift Ellen tells her husband William that she's been attacked by a 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 besieged in their home. 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.


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

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When not on camera, Tiffany Shepis shot a 17-minute behind the scenes "Tiffany Cam" video for the DVD recording the craziness that happened on set. See more »

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

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[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 »

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Sightless
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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Much better than I expected but not for everyone
12 November 2007 | by kaiju0See all my reviews

I have been looking forward to Nightmare Man ever since June of 2006, when I had the opportunity to meet Tiffany Shepis at Flashback Weekend in Chicago. She was honestly excited about it, and I found her enthusiasm infectious enough to check out this movie as one of the 8 Films to Die For.

She was right. I really enjoyed this movie. That is not to say that it is, well, really good. At it's core, this film is your classic "boobs and blood" b-movie. You have to go in accepting this. The script is flimsy at times, the dialog is openly bad at times, the characters act accordingly most of the time (few moments you'll ask yourself "is that REALLY the most reasonable reaction" but those moments are uncommon) but overall...I really liked it. What really makes the movie work is Kanefsky's ability to put the viewer in the scene. I haven't seen many films that capture the surroundings better than this one does. The scene at the edge of the road is phenomenal. I can tell you where every tree is in relation to the car. I could feel how far it was from the trunk of the car to the trunk of the really big tree off the rear passenger window. And I knew there wasn't much room for Ellen to move if (when) she needed to. The suspense created is fantastic, and that alone carries this movie. I will be seeking out Kanefsky's other films for that alone.

The acting is much better than I expected, Blythe Metz is a bit inconsistent, but when she's on she's really good. Tiffany Shepis does a good job, but the writing for her character is...confusing at best. Her reactions are not what you might expect to the events that unfold around her. Of the women in the movie, Hanna Putnam puts in the best performance, I hope to see her get some roles with more exposure. The male actors are not as impressive as this is really a movie that highlights the women for more than the obvious reasons. James Ferris is the best of the male actors, but I did like Jack Sway as Ed and Luciano Szafir with the exception of his accent getting in the way a little.

Overall, I do recommend this movie for those that like low-budget horror. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I hope you do to.


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Release Date:

4 August 2006 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$512,000, 11 November 2007

Gross USA:

$97,182

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,182
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