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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.

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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
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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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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 »

Goofs

When Dana looks at the hospital website, the words 'specializing' and 'pediatric' appear with the American spellings (in Ireland they would be 'specialising' and 'paediatric'). Worse, the word 'quadriplegic' is spelt 'quadraplegic', which is wrong on both sides of the Atlantic. See more »

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Nails: Decent Irish cinema
19 January 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Nails is an Irish horror that rather took me by surprise. Revolutionary? Hardly, but certainly enjoyable.

It tells the story of a woman who after getting hit by a car finds herself partially paralyzed in a hospital bed. Miserable and alone she begins to question if she's truly alone or if a supernatural entity really is stalking her.

Nails hardly brings new stuff to the table and you'll have seen the majority of it before but thankfully it's done better than most and manages to deliver on both quality and scares.

Furthermore why it took me by surprise is that I generally tend not to like British or Irish cinema, they have the habit of following formulas even more generic than Hollywood (And that's saying something).

The film manages to build an atmosphere, a great claustrophobic setting and an interesting background for our antagonist. The setting is also excellent, though it perhaps could have been explored a tad more.

Starring Ross Noble who many will know as a stand up comedian and Stitches in the movie of the same name, Nails is an enjoyable effort in a highly saturated genre.

The Good:

Great antagonist

Quite well constructed

The Bad:

Some moments of sheer stupidity

Some questionable cgi


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17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,249
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