THE DESCENT
2005, Lionsgate, 99 min, UK, Dir: Neil Marshall

Six women exploring a cave system in the Appalachian Mountains become trapped inside - and they’re not alone; as they struggle to find a way out, the group is pursued by flesh-eating humanoids. Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza and Alex Reid star in this creepy and claustrophobic British shocker. "A sensationally entertaining escalation of frights, the kind that make you wiggle and squirm as you alternately laugh at your own gullibility and marvel at the filmmaker’s cunning and craft" - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.


NAILS
2017, MPI/Dark Sky, 85 min, Ireland, Dir: Dennis Bartok

From the executive producer of ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and the award-winning producers of THE HALLOW and LET US PREY comes a terrifyingly claustrophobic thriller where evil is never more than an arm’s length away. After surviving a near-fatal accident, track coach and mother Dana (Shauna Macdonald, THE DESCENT) awakens in a hospital, paralyzed and imprisoned in her own body. While struggling to regain control of her life, Dana is confronted with a vindictive spirit: a terrifying presence called Nails, whom she is convinced exists inside her hospital room. Faced with skepticism from her husband, doctors and the staff, Dana is left struggling to keep her grip on reality as the targeted attacks grow increasingly violent. The debut feature from longtime Cinematheque programmer Dennis Bartok (who wrote the Lionsgate horror film TRAPPED ASHES), NAILS co-stars British comedian/actor Ross Noble (STITCHES) and Steve Wall (of Irish band The Stunning), with an eerie score by Gary Numan collaborator Ade Fenton. “At its core NAILS wants to scare, and it does a very good job of delivering on that front.” -- Josh Hurtado, Screen Anarchy.


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