Nightmare - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nightmare Reviews

Page 1 of 1
½ March 7, 2015
not so much and not nightmarish at all.
½ January 8, 2013
Clearly inspired by the surreal imagery of, it seems, every great and original auteur in the entire history of cinema, director Dylan Bank and co-writer Morgan Pehme apparently approached NIGHTMARE with the highest of artistic ambitions...then failed at all of them. Then failed at creating any commercial viable product. Then failed at any standard approaching professionalism. Then failed at even being gifted amateurs.

Then added annoying, pretentious, humorless film students.

The result: annoying, pretentious, humorless film students making an art-pr0n horror movie, entitled NIGHTMARE, about annoying, pretentious, humorless film students making an art-pr0n horror movie, entitled NIGHTMARE, about annoying, pretentious, humorless film students making an art-pr0n horror movie, entitled NIGHTMARE, about...

Roughly 10 minutes into the premise, one might think, ‚y'know, if this story even HAS a final reveal and explanation, it probably won't be worth the effort of watching that long‚?. One would be right.

NIGHTMARE does, though, boast this virtue: many, many lingering in-focus close-ups of blood-smeared co-ed titz and azz.
½ October 20, 2012
A surrealistic and bizarre piece of meta-horror, Nightmare is not quite as intelligent as it thinks it is, but it nonetheless manages to be a relatively solid and entertaining piece of horror.
½ February 1, 2011
really interesting concept, but poor film! Maybe just the like character in the film, the writers were just making it up as they go along....minus the videos of course!
January 31, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011

(2005) Nightmare
HORROR

An inspiring film maker (J. Bloomrosen) gets deja vu after a wild party and a snuff murder occurs before him on screen after waking up, motivating him to reavaluate what happened! Low budget somewhat improvised horror film which doesn't make a whole lot of sense!

1 out of 4
½ January 21, 2011
For his debut movie, videostore clerk turned director Dylan Bank comes up with a psychedelic but immensely confusing story about a film student who makes a movie about his own nightmare that miraculously appear to be taped on camera every morning when he wakes up. The idea is admirable and the movie does feature a handful of nice touches, but Dylan Bank never really seems to realize that his visions and interpretations on horror AREN'T groundbreaking or even that shocking. The story material has potential but "Nightmare" lacks involvement and commitment with the characters. The movie often just exists of blurry and roughly edited images that make no sense or add nothing to the basic premise at all, but Bank uses them (as padding?) anyway. New characters and locations are introduced randomly and they simply disappear again without any form of coherence. Also, for being a new type of horror movie, "Nightmare" doesn't contain much atmosphere, scary moments or even violent images. There's quite a lot of nudity (the non-artistic kind), the acting performances are acceptable and the use of uncanny music is very good. Worth a look if you're in an experimental mood once.
½ January 20, 2011
This is a kind of sploitation movie but doesn't ever resolve all the blood and nudity or why what is happening is happening?! You see the two protagonists die in scenes & the next thing they're OK. Just a random movie that jumps around more than a wallaby with epilepsy...
½ January 20, 2011
This is a kind of sploitation movie but doesn't ever resolve all the blood and nudity or why what is happening is happening?! You see the two protagonists die in scenes & the next thing they're OK. Just a random movie that jumps around more than a wallaby with epilepsy...
August 11, 2010
I love how movies that make NO sense at all, are automatically labelled "the thinking man's movie", insinuating that if you don't like it you're stupid. Sometimes it's true, but that's all opinions. My opinion is that this movie was a complete waste of time and was trying way too hard to be artistic. All it accomplished was to become a piece of crap that I came to own almost by accident. There are redeemable bits in this film, but they are few and far between. Stay away from this one!!!!
January 7, 2010
i loved this as a kid and i still love it to this day
January 1, 2010
(***): Thumbs Up

The concept of this film intrigued me and I feel the filmmakers were able to pull an effective low budget horror film that is worth seeking out.
October 26, 2009
The no-budget Nightmare boasts a can't miss horror concept, but it has no idea how to resolve it.
October 24, 2009
Whether a movie like this is brilliant or painfully bad depends strictly on the film's conclusion. The premise is fantastic and the film is gripping but since the entire movie relies on the resolution of mystery, a unsatisfactory copout ending makes the whole film seem like a big waste of time, which this film absolutely was.
January 28, 2009
ok film, not great by any means. semi-entertaining at best.
December 11, 2008
Started chic & stylish but turnin' out to be kinda confusing, messy & losing control when further progressing.
½ September 18, 2008
In the hands of a decent cast and crew, this could have been utterly amazing. As it happens, it was ok. The idea is better than the reality. Could have worked with some Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer style direction. A real shame; "A" for effort though.
½ July 11, 2008
A nice idea although basically ripped of from Lost Highway, in fact the director tries SO hard to be considered 'Lynchian' but fails miserably. The pseudo intellectual banter between the film students is cringeworthy to say the least and despite the 'weird' quality of the film it has no depth, Donnie Darko it is not (which someone compared it to online), and even Donnie D has nowhere near as much depth as people consider it to have. Watch any Lynch instead or even Bambi for that matter.
½ February 17, 2008
I didn't really get it in the end..but nice work..
November 14, 2007
Horror = Not interested.
Page 1 of 1