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Nightmares Film Festival Recap: Day 1 and Part 1 of Day 2

I begin taking a look at each film I saw at Nightmares 2019

I was able to check out the 2019 Nightmares Film Festival this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio. This much buzzed about fest featured a weekend full of frightful features and spooky shorts. Day 1 of the festival opened on Thursday October 24th and I was able to check out the films SWALLOW and EAT BRAINS LOVE. Here’s a little about each film.

Swallow
Run time: 95 Min
Country: France, USA
Synopsis:
Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.
Director: Carlo Mirabella-Davis
Cast: Haley Bennett and Austin Stowell

Eat Brains Love
Run Time: 87 min
Country: USA
Synopsis:
An ordinary lunch hour explodes in an orgy of spurting blood and flying organs when stoner Jake Stephens and cheerleader Amanda Blake suddenly gut-munch half their class in the school cafeteria. Afflicted with a zombie virus, they hit road in search of a cure while outrunning Cass, a telepath charged with hunting and killing the infected. Can Jake and Amanda find love while eating their way through the national sex offender registry? The director of IDLE HANDS delivers an outrageous, gore-soaked zom-rom-com.
Directed by: Rodman Flender
Cast: Jake Cannavale, Angelique Rivera, Sarah Yarkin, Patrick Fabian

Here’s what I thought:

Day 2 on Friday kicked with the feature film, DANIEL ISN’T REAL. Here’s a little info on that film:

Daniel Isn’t Real
Run time: 96 min
Country: USA
Synopsis:
Troubled college freshman Luke (Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind — and his soul.
Directed by: Adam Egypt Mortimer
Cast: Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane, Hannah Marks, Mary Stuart Masterson

Here’s what I thought of that film:

Daniel Isn’t Real is in theaters and VOD December 6th from Samuel Goldwyn Films.

More to come…

Written by Matt Storc

(Chicago Events Coordinator) Matt Storc is a screenwriter and director from the great city of Chicago. He enjoys sharing movies with people almost as much as he enjoys making them. He also does a killer rendition of the other guy's part in Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" at karaoke."