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Nightmare Cinema (2018)

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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 ... The Projectionist
Sarah Elizabeth Withers ... Samantha
Zarah Mahler ... Anna
Mark Grossman ... David (segment "Mirari")
Elizabeth Reaser ... Helen
Faly Rakotohavana Faly Rakotohavana ... Riley
Maurice Benard ... Father Benedict
Eric Nelsen ... Fred / The Welder
Stephanie Cood ... Dani
Mariela Garriga ... Sister Patricia
Orson Chaplin ... Jenkins
Richard Chamberlain ... Dr. Mirari
Adam Godley ... Dr. Salvadore
Kevin Fonteyne ... Jason
Lexy Panterra ... Casey


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


Orson Chaplin, who plays the murderous carjacker Jenkins, (In the "Dead" segment by Mick Garris) is a direct grandson of Charlie Chaplin. See more »


Casey: Us living dead, we've gotta stick together.
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Okay-ish Film. The Different Stories Make It Work!
23 June 2019 | by grahammwilesSee all my reviews

This film turned out okay mainly because of the different short films, which made all the difference. It wasn't fantastic but certainly not horrible either. Mickey Rourke looks blimming awful but at least the horror that he is adds to the films overall tone.

The film certainly could have been put together a bit better which scores it a straight 5 out of 10 stars.

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Release Date:

10 July 2019 (Philippines) See more »

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Nightmare Cinema See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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