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not so much and not nightmarish at all.
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, ây'know, if this story even HAS a final reveal and explanation, it probably won't be worth the effort of watching that longâ?. 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.
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.
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!
Monday, January 31, 2011
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
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.
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...
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!!!!
i loved this as a kid and i still love it to this day