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Nails (2017)

Recovering after a terrible accident, Dana struggles to regain her life and family when she encounters a malevolent ghost in her hospital room.


Dennis Bartok
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shauna Macdonald ... Dana Milgrom
Steve Wall ... Steve Milgrom
Leah McNamara ... Gemma Milgrom
Ross Noble ... Trevor Helms
Richard Foster-King Richard Foster-King ... Eric Nilsson / Nails
Robert O'Mahoney Robert O'Mahoney ... Dr. Ron Stengel
Charlotte Bradley Charlotte Bradley ... Elizabeth Leaming
Muireann D'Arcy Muireann D'Arcy ... Ashley
Veronica O'Reilly Veronica O'Reilly ... Ellie
Conor Scott Conor Scott ... AV Technician
Trish Groves Trish Groves ... Nurse Rossa / Second Paramedic #2
Eileen Doyle Eileen Doyle ... Nightnurse
Simon O'Connor Simon O'Connor ... Doctor
Dennis Bartok Dennis Bartok ... Earl Rossiter
Frances Murphy Frances Murphy ... Wicca Woman


Dana Milgrom (Shauna Macdonald) is a track coach and mother who's survived a near-death car accident, only to find herself paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate via an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called Nails exists inside her hospital room. No one believes her - not even her own husband, who think she's experiencing a mental breakdown. As her marriage disintegrates and her grip on reality starts to shred, Dana fights to convince the doctors and staff that Nails is real and intent on destroying her. Written by Dennis Bartok

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Horror | Mystery


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Did You Know?


The film marks a complete departure for Ross Noble, who plays male nurse Trevor Helms in the film. Since the age of 15 he's worked as a stand-up comedian, building an extremely successful comedy career over a number of decades. See more »


The news article about the child killings at the hospital uses the same paragraph in the second and third columns, presumably to make the article look longer without having to create any additional text. See more »


Dana Milgrom: [on Nails] He died in this room... in that cupboard
Trevor Helms: [deeply concerned] I didn't know that
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Aa bad as this was Ive seen worse!
15 August 2019 | by inexplicable007See all my reviews

Man oh man what a dreadful film. The look of the movie and the opening scene started off promising but then it fell off a steep cliff. Another painful experience was the main character's facial contortions of fear, shock and crying which is what she does 88% of the time in this movie as she is stuck in a hosptial bed. She is an ugly crier and her attenmpting ro act was atrocious. On first sight "Nails" yes that is actually the antagonist's name was creepy but that gets ild quick as he is overly used and there is no tension at all. The rest of the characters were not worth mentioning and the set looked threadbare. They did try to have an interesting conflict going on besides "Nails". It was truly cringeworthy listening to the main character scream that "Nails is going to get me'" it just highlighted what a dumb name it was. This was simply not a good horror film much more a good movie but ir is sorta watchable if you are desperate so 4/10 it is.

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17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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