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.