Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist. Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings showing them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Projectionist (segment "The Projectionist")
Sarah Elizabeth Withers ... Samantha (segments "The Projectionist" & "The Thing in the Woods") (as Sarah Withers)
Faly Rakotohavana ... Riley (segments "The Projectionist" & "Dead")
Maurice Benard ... Father Benedict (segments "The Projectionist" & "Mashit")
Elizabeth Reaser ... Helen (segments "The Projectionist" & "This Way to Egress")
Zarah Mahler ... Anna (segments "The Projectionist" & "Mirari")
Mark Grossman ... David (segments "The Projectionist" & "Mirari")
Rene Mujica ... Additional Dialogue (segment "The Projectionist") (voice)
Kevin Fonteyne ... Jason (segment "The Thing in the Woods")
Chris Warren ... Mike (segment "The Thing in the Woods")
Eric Nelsen ... Fred / The Welder (segment "The Thing in the Woods")
Jared Gertner ... Officer Carter (segment "The Thing in the Woods")
Richard Chamberlain ... Dr. Leneer (segment "Mirari")
Celesta Hodge ... Nurse Daniella (segment "Mirari")
Reid Cox ... Nurse Simone (segment "Mirari")


Mick Garris directs the linking sequences set in a cinema theatre where Mickey Rourke is the projectionist and the audience are lured in to view films which feature strangely familiar characters. The Thing in the Woods, directed by Alejandro Brugués is a pastiche which throws in every cliche from slashers to alien spiders. Mirare directed by Joe Dante deals with the weirder aspects of cosmetic surgery philia, taking it far beyond any logical conclusion. Mashit directed by Ryûhei Kitamura takes place in a Boarding School where staff and pupils are possessed by Demons. This Way to Egress directed by David Slade is filmed in dark monochrome, a woman loses touch with reality and seems to have crossed into a frightening parallel universe. Dead directed by Mick Garris is set in a hospital where a boy fights evil spirits and a real life murder. Written by Páiric

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Rated R for horror violence/gore, grisly images, language, some sexuality and brief nude images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Nightmare Cinema was a parody of rock band Dream Theater, where they would all switch instruments. See more »


Casey: Us living dead, we've gotta stick together.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper and George Romero. See more »


Concerto for Alexander
Written by Nicholas Pike
Performed by Nicholas Pike
Courtesy of Ol' Buddy, Ol' Pal Music (ASCAP)
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13 August 2019 | by darkandstormyknightSee all my reviews

A satisfying low-budget movie that does many things right with unexpected twists and clean choreography. There's a clear understanding of technique and an entertaining experience. The pace slows in segments, but I've seen movies with bigger budgets that tell more cliched stories.

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Release Date:

10 July 2019 (Philippines) See more »

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Nightmare Cinema See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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1.85 : 1
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