AMERICAN NIGHTMARES (2018) Reviews and overview

 

‘Hallow’s Eve. Sleep well tonight.’

American Nightmares is a 2018 American horror anthology feature film produced, written and directed by Darin Scott and Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood and its sequel). The Patriot Pictures movie stars Danny Trejo, Vivica A. Fox, Nichelle Nichols, Chris Kattan, Clarence Williams III and Jay Mohr.

Plot:

Seven morality-themed horror tales surround Mister Malevolent (Danny Trejo), who hacks into two millennials’ computer screens and forces them to watch short video examples that reveal the consequences of various immoral crimes…

Reviews:

“Ultimately, I acknowledge American Nightmares with a mid-range grade out of admiration for its sincere intent to edutain. I’m merely discouraged that its creators slid from one of the most relevant horror anthologies of all-time to a VOD cheapie below the standard for their established talent.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt

“This horror anthology isn’t for everyone, but it should be. It mixes comedy and horror perfectly as is deliciously on-point. I enjoyed it even when I felt offended. That’s when you need to take a step back and look at what the story is really about.” Karina Adelgaard, Heaven of Horror

“How Nichelle Nichols wound up co-hosting this with Danny Trejo is beyond me, but I’ve seen weirder pairings. As usual, some of the stories are better than others and others would have been best left on the cutting room floor, but it’s not the worst anthology I’ve seen.” Bulletproof Qpid

Cast and characters:

Danny Trejo … Mr Malevolent
Nichelle Nichols … Mystic Woman
Jared Kusnitz … Stuart
Michael Felix … Jamal
Tamala Jones … Shanicka
Jason Olive … Jaylon
Giovanni Watson … Reggie
Wendy Davis … Lucy
Chelsea Mee … Mail Clerk
Jay Mohr … Raymond
Eddie Steeples … Floyd Johnson
Vivica A. Fox … Chris
Ruben Pla … Prison Guard #1
Nick Principe … Prison Guard #2
Tyee Tilghman … Chief Aid
Moniqua Plante … Jessica Owens
Kate Butler … Betty
Bradley Bundlie … John
Courtney Fansler … Missy
Michael Angelo Hodge … Stern Cop
Brendan Sexton III … Tommy Deuchet
Sam Puefua … Polynesian Delivery Man
Amanda Markowitz … Molly Booshay
Duane Whitaker … Mechanic
Rusty Cundieff … Black Lawman
Chris Kattan … Mr Preevy
Mark Christopher Lawrence … Borris
Molly Pan … Angel
Madeleine Coghlan … Tortured Girl
Jimmy Shubert … Hugh Bluff
James Duval … Felix
Rachel Axelrod … Female Bluff
Terri Ensor … Radio Technician
Barry Shabaka Henley … Bishop Love
Clarence Williams III … Roscoe
Cleo Berry … Clyde
Angel Laketa Moore … Janet
Jason Cabell … Cop
Alaa Habib … Gina (as Ella Arro)
Melissa Hayden … Leanne
Noel Gugliemi … William (as Noel G.)
Galen Howard … Saul
Gabriel Brown … Human Replicant

Fun Facts:

The original title was Tales from the Crib.

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