Earlier today, Bloody Disgusting exclusively debuted the new trailer for the horror anthology Nightmare Cinema, which is comprised of five shorts and a wrap-around storyline from directors Mick Garris (Critters 2, Sleepwalkers, “The Shining” miniseries), Joe Dante (Gremlins, The Howling, Piranha), David Slade (30 Days of Night), Ryuhei Kitamura (Downrange, Versus) and Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead).
You can check out the trailer below along with new poster art for the film releasing through Cranked Up Films in limited theaters and on VOD platforms June 21st, 2019.
Nightmare Cinema follows a series of five unlucky individuals who, after stumbling upon the dilapidated Rialto Theater, are trapped and tortured by the mysterious Projectionist as he plays each of their greatest fears on the theater’s silver screen.
Mickey Rourke stars as the ghost-like Projectionist who serves as the common link for each of the five twenty-minute shorts.
Mick Garris and Alejandro Brugues both directed and wrote the shorts Dead and The Thing In the Woods respectively. Joe Dante directs the short Mirari written by Richard Christian Matheson and Ryuhei Kitamura directs Mashit written by Mexican author and filmmaker Sandra Becerril. Lastly, David Slade is at the helm of The Way to Egress, based on the short story Traumatic Descent written by Lawrence C. Connolly. Connolly co-wrote the short film with Slade.