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Popcorn Frights Film Festival announces first wave of films

For those who may not know, the Popcorn Frights Film Festival is Florida's largest and most respected genre film event. The fest is celebrating its third year, occurring August 11 - 17, at Miami's O Cinema Wynwood theater and today we have the first wave of films hitting this year's event! Opening Night kicks off with the Florida Premiere of TRAGEDY GIRLS , and the...
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Shudder kicks off original programming with documentary Primal Screen

Following the lead of other streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, AMC Networks' genre-centric premium streaming service Shudder has announced that they have begun developing their own original content. There are currently six projects in the works that will be released under the "Shudder Originals" banner, and the first one scheduled to make its way out into...
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The Nightmare (Movie Review)

PLOT: ROOM 237 director Rodney Ascher continues his pseudo-documentary stylings by interviewing eight people victimized by sleep paralysis. The common thread? They're all more or less vexed by the same suffocating NIGHTMARE: sleep paralysis! REVIEW: After leaving the doc world astir with his thought-provoking Kubrick love-letter ROOM 237, filmmaker Rodney Ascher is back with...
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New stills from Rodney Ascher's The Nightmare

Rodney Ascher's new documentary, THE NIGHTMARE , is set for a VOD and limited theatrical release in just a few weeks, June 5th, and what’s on tap for today is a handful of creepy new stills, giving us a quick look at what Ascher’s horror doc has in store. Dig ‘em below! You can watch the most recent trailer right HERE if you missed it! In the film:...
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New trailer for Rodney Ascher's The Nightmare

Rodney Ascher's new documentary, THE NIGHTMARE , is getting set for its VOD and limited theatrical release on June 5th, and today we have an all-new trailer that sneaks up behind you. Dig it below! “ This project was a once in a lifetime opportunity to cross-breed two genres I love, documentary and horror. After exploring people's real-life waking nightmares in long,...
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Peep the trailer for Rodney Ascher's The Nightmare

A little over a week it's been since seeing the newest poster for Rodney Ascher's THE NIGHTMARE , the much anticipated follow up to his doc ROOM 237 . Well now we have a look at the first official trailer for the flick below. Cop a peek! THE NIGHTMARE’S subjects hail from different backgrounds and walks of life, but share eerily similar visions of malevolent,...
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First poster for Rodney Ascher's sleep paralysis doc The Nightmare

Rodney Ascher's new documentary, THE NIGHTMARE , is getting set for its premiere at the Stanley Film Festival before it hits VOD and limited theaters on June 5th. The first poster, from Badass Digest, is fantastic and terrifying in its simplicity—an empty bed teases the scariest place on earth. Awesome. “This project was a once in a lifetime opportunity to...
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Rodney Ascher's sleep paralysis doc The Nightmare gets a release date

Rodney Ascher's follow-up to ROOM 237 is the sleep paralysis documentary THE NIGHTMARE , which made its world premiere in February at the Sundance Film Festival (read our review HERE ). Ascher's film uses cinematic recreations to get the audience into the heads of everyday people suffering from sleep paralysis, a condition in which they regain consciousness but are unable to move or cry...
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Review: The Nightmare (Sundance 2015)

PLOT: A documentary focusing on the phenomenon of sleep paralysis as experienced by eight strangers. REVIEW: Rodney Ascher's THE NIGHTMARE should have been a slam­dunk. His SHINING doc, ROOM 237, was unsettling even if most if the interpretations put across in the film were nonsense. It had so much style that it didn't really matter if most of the participants...
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ABC's of Death 2 Blu-ray/DVD details and artwork revealed

ABC'S OF DEATH 2 brings us 26 more killer short films from an international conglomerate of directors, and now the wickedly fun anthology is headed to DVD and Blu-ray on February 3, 2015. 26 tales of death, one short film for every letter of the alphabet: this formula was used to explore macabre matters in Magnet Releasing’s THE ABC'S OF DEATH and the same framework...
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New look at Rodney Ascher's sleep paralysis doc The Nightmare

The mind behind ROOM 237 , a documentary that explores the batshit crazy interpretations of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING, will be hitting the Sundance Film Festival in January with his new film, THE NIGHTMARE . Directed by Rodney Ascher, THE NIGHTMARE focuses on exploring the demonic visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis and provoked by his very own unsettling...
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Stephen King slams Room 237 and The Shining - again

Stephen King is not a fan of Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING, I think any horror hound worth their weight knows this. And even though most of us are fans of that movie, and of course King's terrific book, it's always interesting (and kind of fun) to hear the author explain his revulsion to Kubrick's adaptation. And King's indeed at it again, this time in the...
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