Sundance 2015 runs from 22nd January to 1st February, and today a big batch of images have been released from a number of highly anticipated horror features. From Eli Roth’s Keanu Reeves starring Knock Knock and sleep disorder documentay The Nightmare (above) to Bruce McDonald’s Hellions and lesser known projects like Reversal and Hallow.
Directed by Eli Roth; written by Eli Roth, Nicolas Lopez, and Guillermo Amoedo; starring Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, and Ana De Armas.
Two beautiful young girls walk into a married man’s life and turn a wild fantasy into his worst nightmare. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana De Armas, Aaron Burns, Ignacia Allamand, Colleen Camp.
THE NIGHTMARE – the latest film from acclaimed director Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237) and Content.
THE NIGHTMARE follows the disturbing investigation into the demonic visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis and provoked by Ascher’s own unsettling experiences with the condition.
The horror documentary is produced by Ross M. Dinerstein (THE PACT, THE DIVIDE) and Glen Zipper – producer of the Academy Award® winning film UNDEFEATED. The film is executive produced by Content Film President Jamie Carmichael (THE PACT, BLACK BOOK) and co-produced by Tim Kirk (ROOM 237).
Director Rodney Ascher said: “This project was a once in a lifetime opportunity to cross-breed two genres I love, documentary and horror. After exploring people’s real-life waking nightmares in long, free-flowing personal interviews, it was a bizarre trip through the looking glass to bring them to life and get lost inside of them on the set.”
THE NIGHTMARE follows Ascher’s hit Kubrick analysis feature ROOM 237, which premiered at Sundance, screened in Cannes’ Director’s Fortnight, and won the Best Director (Documentary) prize at the Austin Fantastic Fest and IDA’s Creative Editing award. It was repeatedly listed as one of the must-see documentaries of the year.
A documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of sleep paralysis through the eyes of eight people. They (and a surprisingly large number of others) often find themselves trapped between the sleeping and awake realms, unable to move but aware of their surroundings while subject to disturbing sights and sounds.
Directed by Bruce McDonald (Pontypool); starring Chloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherland, Rachel Wilson, Peter DaCunha and Luke Bilyk.
The story follows a pregnant teen, played by Chloe Rose, who must survive a Halloween night from Hell when three malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking.
Directed by J.M Cravioto; starring Tina Ivlev, Richard Tyson and Bianca Malinowski.
A gritty psychological thriller about a young woman chained in a basement of a sexual predator and manages to escape. However, right when she has a chance for freedom, she unravels a hard truth and decides to turn the tables on her captor.
Directed by Corin Hardy; written by Corin Hardy and Felipe Marino; starring Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, and Michael Smiley.
When a London-based conservationist is sent to Ireland to survey an area of ancient forest believed by the superstitious locals to be hallowed ground, he unwittingly disturbs a horde of terrifying beings and must fight to protect his family. Cast: Joseph Mawle, Bojana Novakovic, Michael McElhatton, Michael Smiley.