Director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Burying the Ex) and director Mick Garris (Sleepwalkers, Hocus Pocus) will be directing segments of ‘Nightmare Cinema’, a new horror anthology film. The five stories that make the film will be directed by five masters of horror. The other three segments will be from directors Ryuhei Kitamura (Midnight Meat Train), David Slade (Hannibal), Alejandro Brugues (Jaun of the Dead). The international team of directors will be working off of scripts written by Richard Christian Matheson, Sandra Becerril, David Slade, and Garris. ‘Nightmare Cinema’ is expected to begin filming in early 2016.
In an interview with Shock Till You Drop, Garris had this to say about the project:
“This is a feature-film collection of unique horror stories linked only by a desire to reach in and grab you by the terror gland, made by a group of directors from around the world, each with a vision unlike any other,” Garris told the site. “It’s the same philosophy I had when ‘Masters of Horror’ came to be, but in an anthology film format.”