Nightmare Awakens

A NIGHTMARE WAKES (2020) Reviews and overview of Frankenstein creation film

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The birth of Frankenstein

Nightmare Awakens is a 2020 American film adaptation of the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. In creating her masterpiece, she gives birth to a monster.

Written and directed by Nora Unkel. The Eggplant Picture & Sound-Wild Obscura Films production stars Alix Wilton Regan, Philip Bowgen, Jullian Yao Gioello and Lee Garrett. Producer: Frédéric Fier, Robert Menzies, Gabriel Rosenstein, Devin Shepherd and Eric Tavitian.

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…Junkel’s film meticulously adapts the story of Frankenstein to the context of his creation. With this approach, we have an idea of what the process might look like, and Ms. Unkel makes a point of presenting some of the key life experiences that undoubtedly enabled Mary to write such a horrific and enduring story. Rough

…By revisiting familiar, creative and archetypal stories, the film bypasses their most interesting and challenging elements. The film never quite finds the balance between biopic tendencies and fantasy elements, resulting in a punishing film that doesn’t deserve the martyrdom it seeks to inflict on Mary Shelley. The horror of the good old days

Nightmare Awakens, like many low-budget period plays, sometimes pushes its boundaries, and some elements can’t help but feel a little anachronistic […] But it’s a smart and haunting little film, a gothic fantasy about the grandmother of all gothic horror. Depending on your attitude, this may inspire you to write your masterpiece or completely discourage you. Boston Castle.

Nora Unkel has added a powerful addition to Mary Shelley’s legacy, and it’s a damn good start to the film. No portrayal of the characters is exaggerated; even Philip Bowgen’s highly artistic depiction of Lord Byron does not fit the icon of depravity like a glove…. Nightmare Awakens is a story about abuse, postpartum depression and what a creator affected by marriage has to do with his work. Anyone who likes the Frankenstein story will probably enjoy this movie. Horror Story

Honestly, like the novel, I could go into the night about the subtleties and heartbreaking moments of this film that I haven’t even mentioned yet, but I think I’ll save that for later. Suffice it to say that the love Nora Unkel and her ensemble have for Shelley as a complex and thoroughly human character is evident in every moment of this film. Criticism of the murderous horror

Mary’s muse is embodied by the supernatural power that drives her to write. The writing process of Frankenstein becomes as painful and traumatic as the birth of Maria’s children. Nightmare Awakens creates a gothic and dark atmosphere of the 19th century. It is a twentieth-century film with well-designed scenery and music that plunges the viewer into the deep nightmare of Maria’s awakening. Rue de la Morgue


World premiere at the Salem Horror Festival in October 2020. Sinking on Shudra on the 4th. February 2021.

The actors and characters:

Alix Wilton Regan… Mary ShelleyPhilippe Bowgen… Lord Byron-Juillian Yao Gioello… Percy Shelley-Lee Garrett… Dr John PolidoriClaire Glassford… Claire ClairemontShannon Spangler… Harriet Shelley-Nicholas Freeland Clark… Harriet Shelley… Harriett Garrett…


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