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Joe Dante, Mick Garris and Mickey Rourke Team for Anthology ‘Nightmare Cinema’



Five celebrated directors remind us why we love a good nightmare.

The men behind Showtime’s “Masters of Horror” and Horrorfest: 8 Films to Die For have joined forces for Nightmare Cinema, a brand new horror anthology that will feature five short films which all share a common thread. In the director’s chairs?

Mick Garris (Hocus Pocus), Joe Dante (Gremlins), David Slade (30 Days of Night), Ryuhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train), and Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead)!

Serving as the anthology’s Cryptkeeper, Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, Iron Man 2, Sin City) will guide audiences through each of their own personal nightmares.

In Nightmare Cinema

“A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist – a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. By the time our patrons realize the truth, escape is no longer an option. For once the ticket is torn, their fate is sealed at Nightmare Cinema.”

The plan is for the concept to also be turned into a television series, being compared to “Tales from the Crypt.”

Mick Garris is producing via his Nice Guy Productions. Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton from Cinelou and 2016 Blood List Alumni Joe Russo round out the rest of the producing team. Good Deed Entertainment’s Scott Donley and Lenny Shapiro, as well as The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones will serve as Executive Producers, along with Cinelou Films’ Scott Karol.

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