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Nightmare Code (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 2014 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew J. West ... Brett Desmond
Mei Melançon ... Nora Huntsman
Googy Gress ... Foster Cotton
Ivan Shaw ... Alex Chou
Nicholas Guest ... Ronald Dumaurier
Caitlyn Folley ... Jennifer Desmond
Bret Roberts ... Anton Yurigarian
Albert Thakur ... Karthik Chopra
Tonya Kay ... Radova
Jamie Parker Jamie Parker ... Louis Balenti
Reginald Huc Reginald Huc ... Kevin Ramsey
Paul Yen ... Ray Trinh
Wes Whitehead ... Adam Wexler
Jamie VanDyke ... Amanda Lipsky
Stephen Bralver ... Ben Keen
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After a programmer working on a top secret surveillance program snaps in a murderous rage, a notorious code wizard with problems of his own moves into the startup offices to figure out what went wrong and deliver the final product. But the deeper he delves into the code, the more the code takes on a malevolent life of its own. Written by Anonymous

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Written by Big Joe Williams (as Joseph Lee Williams)
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Refreshing Spin on Scary Technology Flick Theme
18 October 2015 | by bournemouthbearSee all my reviews

Nightmare Code (2014) Review

Nightmare Code begins with a nightmare scenario, practically a whole team of people are shot dead with the shooter then taking his own life. The shooter was programmer Foster Cotton (Googy Gress). Cotton was working on a top secret surveillance program, along with his team, that can determine an individual's next course of action. The selling point for such coding is that the program would help cut down on criminal activity by sussing out when an individual is about to perpetrate a crime before they've actually committed it (very much like Minority Report then).

Keen to finish Cotton's work the company bring in Brett Desmond (Andrew J. West), a notorious code wizard, to investigate what went wrong prior to the massacre, sort out the code and thus deliver a final workable product. Desmond starts by watching clips left by the previous programmer, the shooter Foster Cotton. It appears that the code is rewriting itself and has more secrets than it is willing to give up and reveal. Will Desmond end up going 'Columbine', like his predecessor, or will Nightmare Code surprise us all and finish on a happy note? Here's a clue. There are no surprises in Nightmare Code but that doesn't prevent it from being entertaining if a little familiar.

Computer paranoia seems old hat now with everyone a willing slave to technology. Back when the likes of Demon Seed (1977) and The Lawnmower Man (1992) were released there was scope to chill an audience with the potential dangers of giving technology free reign and taking over. Fortunately the film is saved by some strong writing at the start, a rarity in low budget horror, where the techno babble is digestible and the set-up initially intriguing. Otherwise there's little new on offer that hasn't been touched upon in some shape or form before with the plot also unfolds pretty much as you would expect it to right up to an unnecessary 'one more shock' ending.

Speaking about technology having a mind of its own the press link to view the film was via Vimeo. Unlike other screeners I have received, that were viewed on the same format, the playing of the film kept stalling. It took an age to play, and therefore watch the film, so what should have been ninety minute's viewing pleasure took three hours instead killing the film's momentum. It seemed paradoxical that I was watching a film about dangers with modern technology when the technology itself seemed unable to play a flick about it properly.

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