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Nightmare Man (After Dark Horrorfest) (2008)

Tiffany Shepis , Blythe Metz , Rolfe Kanefsky  |  R |  DVD
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tiffany Shepis, Blythe Metz, Luciano Szafir, Aaron Sherry, Jack Sway
  • Directors: Rolfe Kanefsky
  • Writers: Rolfe Kanefsky
  • Producers: Victor Kanefsky, Rolfe Kanefsky, Esther Goodstein, Frederico Lapenda
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: March 18, 2008
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00127RAIA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,901 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Nightmare Man (After Dark Horrorfest)" on IMDb

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After receiving a mysterious mask, Ellen Morris believes she was attacked by an evil being she calls "Nightmare Man." Her husband, Bill, believes she is crazy. On their way to the mental hospital their car breaks down and Bill goes to get gas, leaving Ell

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Predictable Nightmare Man January 19, 2009
The first thing I want to say is that I did enjoy this movie. It was a clever blend of Evil Dead, a revenge plot and standard gore fare. This is by no means a putdown as overall I did find this movie entertaining. Was it great? No. Was it horrible? No. So what was it about you may be asking, well, the premise of the film is that a woman orders a fertility mask for her husband because he can't seem to get it up. Maybe he needs some Extenze or Viagra, but no it's a fertility mask that supposed to correct this issue. Whatever, it's horror it doesn't always have to be plausible. She freaks out when she sees the mask and wants it out of her sight.

Anyway, she and her husband start on a vacation to get away for a while when the car runs out of gas. He goes off hiking to get some gas and she is attacked by someone in this mask, there is more build up to this but essentially that's when things start to go haywire.

From there we are treated to a lot of gore murders and some really goofy lines by a group of people that are staying in a cabin close by playing some erotic truth or dare games. Our lady stumbles upon this party and then the plot starts to unwind.

Things I liked about this flick:
Fast Moving - Decent Special Effects - Comedic Scenes - Some Surprises

Things I didn't like:
Poor Lighting - many scenes seem completely washed out and it makes it hard to see what's happening
Predictable Plot Overall - having seen my share of horror the plot is obvious from early on but there is a surprise

I would recommend this movie though if you want to have a fun time. It's not fantastic but it will provide some entertainment for it's running time. This is also one of the few discs that actually provides you with behind the scenes and more. It looks like the cast and crew had fun shooting this and the bonus footage is fun to watch.

Check it out, it's not a masterpiece but it is a nice distraction.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I almost gave up on it April 21, 2008
This movie was a pretty typical thriller with the cast of young sexy cannon fodder getting picked off one by because they do stupid things like go out for some fresh air when a mad killer is lurking about. Oh well, the girls were nice to look at. Anyway, it was pretty obvious what was going on here and then we reached the 69 minute mark. That's where the plot took a turn I wasn't expecting (someone else might but not me) and I thought this is really dumb and almost turned it off. Well I did not turn it off and I was rewarded because the final 20 mintues or so supplied an ending I for sure did not see coming and raised this above the 2 star rating I had in mind for it. NIGHTMARE MAN is not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination but for a lights out viewing with some friends and some snacks, this one delivers the goods and is not a bad way to spend 90 minutes. NIGHTMARE MAN is one of the more entertaining of the Horrorfest 2007 movies. There is some nudity in this one and every female in it takes off her shirt at least once. Most of the time it's done just for the sake of showing off for the camera. I won't give away the ending, but it's not typical of the Horrorfest movie endings, where everything is usually wrapped up nice and neatly for the forces of good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't stop laughing!! April 19, 2008
I love B or even C horror movies, and I've enjoyed most of the after dark films I've see. I will actuaally buy this when it gets under 1.00 on amazon market place. The filming wasn't great, the actors were attractive but only the girl playing Mia did what I would call acting. The setting of the house in the woods is a fave of mine, but the chases through the woods were terrible. I think it had to do with the budget, maybe it would have turned out better if he stalked, not ran throught the trees. I would only reccommend this to people who like B or below horror, and have enjoyed most of the other films to die 4. Otherwise, I can tell you right know that'll you'll hate this!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You Really Weren't Expecting A Classic, Were You?! August 19, 2009
The After Dark horror series remains a mixed bag. I haven't seen all of them, but the handful I've seen have been just OK at best. That is until I saw "Nightmare Man".
Sure, it's low budget(all the After Dark films are), but it's a fun variation on the slasher genre. A lot of the reviews on here complain about the acting. In actuality it's not bad for a low budget horror movie. Does anyone really expect Oscar worthy material in a movie called "Nightmare Man"?
In short, "Nightmare Man" is a campy, occasionally clever little film. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and it moves along at a good pace. What more can you ask for in a LionsGate video? More movies like this, for starters.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Nightmare of a Movie November 21, 2008
Don't let my review title confuse you: this movie was a nightmare in the WORST way. One of 2008's Eight Films to Die From, er For, this was my first installment. I'm hoping the other seven will be better.

We start off with a young woman getting an African fertility mask--from Rome. Guess they were all out of stock in Africa. Anyway, seems she and her husband are having troubles--albeit he can't PERFORM. What that has to do with a fertility mask escapes me, but I digress. So she thinks the mask is grotesque, and throws it in the floor. The next thing you know, she's taking a shower (nudge, nudge; wink, wink) and the lights go out, and she's scared, and she's running around the house, and it's pitch black outside (when not two minutes ago it was broad daylight), and then she...ZZZZZZzzzzzzz. You get the idea.

Nightmare Man has absolutely nothing going for it. If you can't figure it out in the first five minutes, you need to turn in your horror card. It wasn't funny. It wasn't campy. It wasn't suspenseful. It wasn't scary. It wasn't much of anything. The acting (as would be expected in most of these "period pieces,") was atrocious. The husband had the acting range of a turnip. The remainder of the cast, while still not having the stage presence of a rock, were a little better than he was.

Horribly directed by Rolfe Kanefsky (and edited even worse), the film is rated R for ridiculous, some feisty situations, and nudity. I would recommend having an amputation performed sans anethesia before I would recommend this movie.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Decent Movie.....Until The End
I usually enjoy most of After Dark Horrorfest's movies. Borderland, Frontier(s), Deaths of Ian Stone, etc, but this may unfortunately have to be an exception. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kane's Review
5.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare Man
This movie is awesome. these afterdark films are excellei thought that this movie was pretty good. the story was kind of shaby but hey thats what you get with these low budget... Read more
Published on September 18, 2012 by David
1.0 out of 5 stars HORRIBLE
I wasted my time watching this piece of crap on instant stream because it had 4 stars. Only realized later it was from 1 ridiculous review. Do not waste your time. Read more
Published on September 3, 2012 by Isabelle Gray
1.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare Movie!!
There was nothing redeemable in this movie. It was just one long dragged out flick. The acting sucked, the story line,(not one to speak of). Read more
Published on June 17, 2012 by DeniseJ Holder
1.0 out of 5 stars I could have made this movie with my home video camera
BAD!! thats all that really describes this film, the acting is horrible and the film quality is worse! Read more
Published on March 19, 2012 by Justin M. Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars 1 Problem....Horrible Acting.
I Really Liked the film. The Only problem, that i had with it, is the acting. they should have chosen another actress to play the lead. Read more
Published on August 15, 2011 by Kaelan
4.0 out of 5 stars A Nightmare In The Last House In The Woods...
NIGHTMARE MAN is a nice little chiller w/ several things going for it. 1)- The plot twists, though somewhat predictable, are fun. 2)- the pacing is quick and relatively painless. Read more
Published on January 8, 2011 by Bindy Sue Frřnkünschtein
4.0 out of 5 stars Blythe Metz is an excellent psycho babe
This review is for the Amazon VOD rental of this film. I rented this film for one reason,
Blythe Metz. Read more
Published on October 31, 2010 by dannho
2.0 out of 5 stars Erotic? No. Scary? No. Garbage? Yes
I'm not sure what this film was trying to accomplish. The acting and story are so amateurish and cheesy, that you wonder if you're supposed to laugh or in fact be scared. Read more
Published on September 23, 2010 by TheJackal86
1.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare Man
Nightmare Man is a cliche slasher flick with an ending that almost makes it okay, except that you can't make a bad, cliche movie "okay" so it doesn't. Read more
Published on February 22, 2010 by ribcage
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