American Nightmares

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"Hallow's Eve. Sleep Well Tonight."
  • NR
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 4.4  (827)

American Nightmares is a horror anthology movie that premiered in 2018, directed and written by Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott. The movie has a runtime of 90 minutes and features a star-studded cast, including Danny Trejo, Nichelle Nichols, Jared Kusnitz, and more. The movie consists of four short films, all connected by a story of two robbers who break into a rundown motel to hide from the police. As they wait for their opportunity to leave, the robbers listen to each other's stories, all of which involve bizarre and terrifying situations.

The first segment, titled "The Samaritan," tells the story of a Good Samaritan (Danny Trejo) who rescues a woman in distress and takes her home. However, things take a dark turn when the woman turns out to be a vampire, and the Samaritan must fight for his life.

The second story, "Overnight Delivery," follows a pizza deliveryman (Jared Kusnitz) who takes a wrong turn and ends up in a strange neighborhood. He delivers a pizza to a creepy old man (Joe Torry), only to find out that the man has sinister intentions.

In the third story, "The Misled Romance of Cannibals and Carpet Fitters," a wealthy white woman (Jay Mohr) falls in love with a black carpet fitter (Kamala Devi). However, the woman's family disapproves of their relationship and will do anything to keep them apart.

The final segment, "Valley of the Shadows," revolves around a young woman (Vanessa Lengies) who moves to a small town to start a new life. She encounters a strange old man (Orlando Brown) who warns her about the town's dark secrets and forbids her from going into the nearby woods. Of course, she doesn't listen, and soon finds herself in grave danger.

The movie aims to explore themes such as racism, classism, and sexism through its horror stories. Each segment provides a unique and terrifying experience, with high-quality special effects and a talented ensemble cast. The movie also features some notable cameos from other actors, such as James Duval, who has a brief appearance in "Overnight Delivery."

One of the standout performances is Nichelle Nichols, who portrays the motel owner and provides the linking narrative between the stories. Nichols is best known for her role as Uhura in Star Trek, and she brings a commanding presence to the movie.

Overall, American Nightmares is a solid horror anthology that provides a fresh take on classic horror tropes. The anthology structure allows for a diverse range of stories and characters, with each one offering its unique brand of horror. The movie may not be for everyone, but if you're a fan of the genre, it's definitely worth checking out.

American Nightmares is a 2018 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

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    4.4  (827)