Horror movies are Hollywood’s new hotness, with movies like Stephen King’s It and Get Out raking in multimillions. But we haven’t seen a good horror anthology film — that is, a few short films, occasionally united by a common theme — in a while. Upcoming film Nightmare Cinema could change that.
Five filmmakers will be presenting their visions of horror for the project: Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead), Joe Dante (Gremlins), Mick Garris (Hocus Pocus), Ryuhei Kitamura (The Midnight Meat Train), and David Slade (30 Days of Night).
Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2, Sin City, Angel Heart) will be playing the person who ties the film’s strands together. Here’s more from the film’s synopsis:
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.
And it looks like a true anthology, too, as each director has their own personal style. Brugues’ Juan of the Dead is humorous horror, while The Mightnight Meat Train explores motives as well as entrails.
If all goes according to production/distribution company Cinelou Films’ nefarious plans, Nightmare Cinema will eventually join the ranks of television horror anthologies. Nightmare Cinema currently has no release date. Watch this space.