Director Nora Unkel | 2021 | 91 mins | Horror | USA | English
Official Selection – Salem Horror Fest 2020
Official Selection – Terror Molins 2020
While composing her famous novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley descends into an opium-fueled fever dream while carrying on a torrid love affair with Percy Shelley. As she writes, the characters of her novel come to life and begin to plague her relationship with Percy. Before long, she must choose between true love and her literary masterpiece.
An unsettlingly intimate portrayal of a brilliant artist at her most troubled, A Nightmare Wakes traces the tortured birth of a timeless masterwork and the rightful ascension of its creator to stand alongside her creation.
“STUNNING CINEMATOGRAPHY AND INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE HORROR SEQUENCES.”
– RUE MORGUE
“A NIGHTMARE WAKES DELIVERS A PERIOD PIECE AS GOOD AS JENNIFER KENT’S SOPHOMORE FEATURE NIGHTINGALE (2018).”
– HORROR CULTURIST
“A NIGHTMARE WAKES FILTERS A BIOPIC THROUGH THE LENS OF A HORROR MOVIE, PAINTING A HEARTBREAKING PORTRAIT OF ONE WOMAN’S PAIN AND THE ENDURING PIECE OF ART THAT IT LED HER TO CREATE.”
– BLOODY DISGUSTING
“INNOVATIVE AND STARKLY BEAUTIFUL.”
– KILLER HORROR CRITIC
Nora Unkel – Director
Alix Wilton Regan (The Wife, The Isle)
Giullian Gioiello (Julie’s Greenroom, Iron Fist, VH1’s Scream)
Claire Glassford (Collateral Beauty, The Family Fang)
Shannon Sprangler (Room 16)
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