Nightmare Cinema

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Nightmare Cinema
Nightmare Cinema.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlejandro Brugués
Joe Dante
Mick Garris
Ryūhei Kitamura
David Slade
Produced byMark Canton
Mick Garris
Joe Russo
Courtney Solomon
Written bySandra Becerril
Alejandro Brugués
Lawrence C. Connolly
Mick Garris
Richard Christian Matheson
David Slade
Music byVarious
Edited byVarious
Cinelou Films
Cranked Up
Nice Guy Productions
Distributed byCranked Up Films
Release date
  • July 13, 2018 (2018-07-13) (Fantasia)
CountryUnited States

Nightmare Cinema is a 2018 American horror anthology film featuring work by directors Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Mick Garris, Ryūhei Kitamura, and David Slade.[1]


Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings that shows them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales.

  • The Thing in the Woods (D: Alejandro Brugués)
  • Mirare (D: Joe Dante)
  • Mashit (D: Ryūhei Kitamura)
  • This Way to Egress (D: David Slade)
  • Dead (D: Mick Garris)


The project was announced in September 2017 with the five directors attached and Rourke as the storyteller.[2] Filming took place in the United States in November and December 2017.


The film had its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Canada on July 13, 2018.[3] It received a limited release in the United States on June 21, 2019.


The reviewer aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 88% based on 16 critics, with an average rating of a 6.5/10.[4]


  1. ^ Lee, Ashley (November 4, 2017). "First Look: Mickey Rourke Serves the Scares in Cinelou's Horror Anthology 'Nightmare Cinema' (Exclusive Image)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Squires, John. "Joe Dante, Mick Garris and Mickey Rourke Team for Anthology 'Nightmare Cinema'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Wixon, Heather. "Fantasia 2018 Review: NIGHTMARE CINEMA Delivers a Quintet of Terror-Filled Tales". Daily Dead. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Nightmare Cinema (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 7, 2018.

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