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Nightmare Cinema:
Q&A at The Parkway Theater (Part One)

 “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” — Robert Frost

“This Way to Egress,” the fourth segment of our new anthology film Nightmare Cinema, is about finding a way back home. This weekend, after a year-long tour of international film festivals and a week of theatrical premieres across the country, the movie is having its western-Pennsylvania premiere at the Parkway Theater in Pittsburgh — my hometown.

Scattered among the audience were some old friends, family members, colleagues, and more than a few practitioners of local arts and culture: actors, writers, directors, cinephiles — the sort of people a homeboy wants to impress. Not surprisingly, I was a little anxious when the lights went down. But that … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].

At left: Jumping the line at The Parkway Theater.

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

 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

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

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].