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Mickey Rourke Plays a Projectionist in ‘Nightmare Cinema’ Anthology

Photo Credit: Michael Moriatis

The next in a plethora of horror anthologies is Cinelou Films’ Nightmare Cinema, which features shorts from five genre directors: Mick Garris (Critters 2, Sleepwalkers, “The Shining” miniseries), Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Piranha, The Hole), David Slade (30 Days of Night), Ryuhei Kitamura (Downrange, Versus) and Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead).

The movie centers on a group of down-on-their-luck individuals who enter the decrepit Rialto Theatre, says THR. Their deepest and darkest fears are brought to life onscreen by The Projectionist (Angel Heart’s Mickey Rourke), a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend — and cannot escape — his screenings.

Garris is producing via his Nice Guy Productions, with Cinelou’s Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton, and Joe Russo. Good Deed Entertainment’s Scott Donley and Lenny Shapiro, as well as The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones, are serving as executive producers, along with Cinelou’s Scott Karol.



  • DukeStKing

    Mickey deserves better. Haven’t seen this, just a gut feeling. Perhaps I’m wrong. We’ll see.

  • RedNeoCon

    Bring back Masters of Horror!

    • Necro

      Yesssssssss!!!! 1000% agree! Best Horror show EVER! And I mean ‘Masters of Horror’ and not that watered down bullshit ‘Fear Itself’. And all the Horror talent that has emerged in the last couple of years director wise, that show would probably be even better this time around! Not to mention a lot of the directors that participated in it the first time are still doing stuff today. So I would love to see that brought back! Come on Mick Garris get things going!

      • RedNeoCon

        Preach it! Fear Itself never had a chance. Then M.Night Shymalan was doing a Tales from the Crypt….on TNT? Ugh. Don’t people realize that horror must be uncensored, unrated, uncut. Watering it down belittles us all. What was your favorite MoH episode? Haeckl’s Tale is hardcore and pretty hard to top. I mean, you just can’t beat necrophilia on television.

        • Necro

          Let me see what’s my favorite episode? Probably all of them except ‘Homecoming’ and ‘We All Scream for Ice Cream’. But if I had to pick my top 10: (no particular order)

          1) ‘Cigarette Burns’ – John Carpenter
          2) ‘Jenifer’ – Dario Argento
          3) ‘Dance of the Dead’ – Tobe Hooper (R.I.P.)
          4) ‘Incident On and Off a Mountain Road’ – Don Coscarelli
          5) ‘Pro-Life’ – John Carpenter
          6) ‘Pelts’ – Dario Argento
          7) ‘Dreams In the Witch House’ – Stuart Gordon
          8) ‘The Damned Thing’ – Tobe Hooper
          9) ‘Valerie on the Stairs’ – Mick Garris
          10) ‘The Screwfly Solution’ – Joe Dante
          *Honorable Mention*
          ‘Sounds Like’ – Brad Anderson
          ‘The Fair Haired Child’ – William Malone

          All the remaining episodes I do like don’t get me wrong, but if I had to sit down and show off this fantastic show to a person/fan who never seen any of them, the above 12 are the ones I’d have ready to go.

          • RedNeoCon

            All decent episodes. Jennifer was really disturbing, and Pro Life was solid. My wife enjoyed The Black Cat.

            No love for Haeckel’s Tale?

          • Necro

            Sorry about the delayed response! Yeah I like ‘Haeckel’s Tale’, you know when I first discovered the show that was the first episode I ever watched. My only gripe is that it takes a little to long for the build up. I remember the necrophilia scene and the first time I watched it I was like WTF!

          • RedNeoCon

            Absolutely. God how I wish that show was back on television.

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