A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio – New Zealand, 2019 – reviews

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A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio is a 2019 New Zealand horror feature film being overseen by Argentinean directors Nicolás Onetti and Luciano Onetti (Abrakadabra; What The Waters Left Behind; Francesca; Sonno Profondo) who curated the selection of short films which make up the Black Mandala Productions anthology. The brothers created a new wrap around story for the collection – scripted by by Uruguayans Guillermo Lockhart and Mauro Croche  – while Luciano Onetti created the soundtrack score.

The production showcases shorts by directors from all around the world: Sergio Morcillo, Joshua Long, Jason Bognacki, Adam O´Brien, Matt Richards, A.J. Briones, Pablo S. Pastor and Oliver Park.


Rod leads a radio show dedicated to horror. Until suddenly the announcer begins to receive strange calls from a child who desperately asks for help. At first, Rod thinks that it is a bad joke until he discovers that this is not the case. These calls hide a dark secret…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“As a whole, it doesn’t hold up, its better parts not quite sturdy enough to hold the center. I can’t entirely discount this anthology outing, but I’d say you’re better served searching out the individual pieces than putting yourself through 95 minutes of inconsistent thrills.” Killer Horror Critic

“There are just enough really good segments to make A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio worth a watch. Short films can be hard to see. so take the opportunity this anthology provides. But the selection process needed to be better, and the stories themselves more focused for the film to be truly successful.” Voices from the Balcony


A Night of Horror: Nightmare Radio premiered at Cannes Film Festival as one of the seven films selected to participate in the ‘Upcoming Fantastic Films’ section of Blood Window.

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