Mickey Rourke, Mick Garris and Joe Dante Team Up for “Nightmare Cinema” Anthology

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is joining with five celebrated genre directors for , a horror anthology with Oscar-nominated actor acting as the “Projectionist,” the host who introduces each of the segments.

The directors involved are (The Stand, Masters of ), (Gremlins, The Howling), David Slade (30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Hannibal), Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead) and (Godzilla: Final Wars, Midnight Meat Train).

Mark Canton and are producing via their Independent Production Studio and Cinelou Films, along with Scott Donley’s . Solomon previously was involved with distributing horror films like American Haunting and Horrorfest: 8 Films to Die For.   is producing through his Nice Guy Productions.

is also producing via his Nice Guy Productions, as is 2016 Blood List Alumni Joe Russo. Donley and Lenny Shapiro from Good Deed act as executive producers, along with the Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones and Scott Karol from .

The project is being compared to television shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Amazing Stories and Garris’ own Masters of , and the official plot synopsis is:

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. For once the ticket is torn, their fate is sealed at Nightmare Cinema.

The film will be promoted at this weekend’s Son of Monstertpalooza festival in Burbank with four of the five directors on hand at a panel to discuss the film and show exclusive footage. Plans are to move forward with a Nightmare Cinema TV series that will hark back to Tales from the Crypt.

Garris is represented by Talent Agency and , Solomon is with and , Dante is with the as well as Echo Lake.

Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor

 

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