You’re not going to find many horror fans who will ever get sick of anthologies. They may not all be good, but they’re almost always worth at least one watch on the likely chance that at least one of the segments will be fun.
One upcoming horror anthology is titled Nightmare Cinema. It features five tales directed by Mick Garris, Joe Dante, David Slade, Alejandro Brugués, and Ryûhei Kitamura, and stars Mickey Rourke as the character who is connected to the various stories, known as The Projectionist.
A new trailer for the movie has been released, and you can find it below along with a synopsis.
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.
Garris directed the segments “Dead” and “The Projectionist.” His writing credits include Amazing Stories, *batteries not included, The Fly II, and Hocus Pocus, while his directing credits include Psycho IV: The Beginning, Sleepwalkers, TV miniseries adaptations of Stephen King’s The Stand, The Shining, and Bag of Bones, and episodes of Amazing Stories, Pretty Little Liars, and Once Upon a Time. He also created the TV series Masters of Horror, and wrote and directed Critters 2.
Dante directed the segment titled “Mirari.” He’s an ’80s movies legend, best known for directing Gremlins but also bringing us The Howling, a segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie, Explorers, Innerspace, and The ‘Burbs. Outside of the ’80s he directed Piranha in 1978, and Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Matinee, Small Soldiers, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, The Hole, and Burying the Ex in the ’90s and beyond. He too has directed a few TV episodes, including Police Squad!, Amazing Stories, Masters of Horror, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Salem, Hawaii Five-O, and more.
Slade directs a segment titled “The Way to Egress.” His credits include directing Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, episodes of Breaking Bad, Hannibal, American Gods, and Black Mirror, as well as the recent Black Mirror choose your own adventure movie Bandersnatch.
Brugués’s contribution to the anthology is titled “The Thing in the Woods.” He wrote and directed Juan of the Dead and the ABCs of Death 2 segment “E is for Equilibrium,” and also directed a pair of episodes of the From Dusk Till Dawn TV series.
Kitamura directs “Mashit.” He’s best known for directing the adaptation of Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train.
Nightmare Cinema is set to be released in limited theaters and on video on demand services beginning on June 21st.