Nightmare Cinema:
Q&A at Frida Cinema in Santa Anna

June 26th, 2019

 This week’s round of Nightmare Cinema release events concluded with a screening at The Frida Cinema on Saturday night. Sponsored by Horror Buzz and The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, the event drew an enthusiastic crowd and concluded with a Q&A session where I joined directors Mick Garris, Alejandro Bruges, and Ryuhei Kitamura in a discussion moderated by Miguel Rodriguez of Horrible Imaginings … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].

Opening Week: Bring on the Nightmares

June 23rd, 2019

We have arrived!

The anthology project that Producer-Director Mick Garris first envisioned when his ground-breaking series Masters of Horror concluded its run in 2007, is now playing on big screens across the country and on home screens via VOD (where it is currently closing on Jordan Peele’s top-ranked Us.

Also of note (for me and for those of you following this blog), the segment titled “This Way to Egress” (which David Slade, Charly Cantor, and I began developing in 2000) is finally a reality. It may be a shorter version of the feature we envisioned 19 years ago, but the results are nonetheless gratifying.

Go to The 21st-Centruy Scop for a sampling of the critical responses that have appeared in the press in the past couple days.

At left, the cast and crew of Nightmare Cinema gather at The Hayworth Theatre.

Bracing for Nightmare Cinema:
This Week & Beyond

June 17th, 2019

This week, five strangers will enter an abandoned theater to watch their darkest fears play out before them. And you can join them.

It all kicks off this Thursday, June 20, when the cast and crew of Nightmare Cinema gather at the historic Hayworth Theatre (2511 Wilshire Blvd) for a special pre-release screening of  the movie that Entertainment Weekly calls “one of the best horror films of the year so far.” The limited number of advance tickets that were available to the public for the pre-release event sold out quickly, but you will be plenty of opportunities to catch the film as it opens in theatres … [read more at The 21st Century Scop].

An Evening of Nightmares

June 12th, 2019

With the theatrical release of the new anthology film Nightmare Cinema just over a week away, Cranked-Up Films and Shudder are launching An Evening of Nightmares — a curated screening series that, according to a recent article at, “centers on filmmakers showcasing their own work and the work of …” [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].