Joko Anwar’s Horror Anthology “Nightmares and Daydreams” Debuting on Netflix

Netflix series Nightmares and Daydreams

June 8, 2024

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Acclaimed Indonesian director Joko Anwar (Satan’s Slaves, Impetigore) will release the chilling new Netflix series “Nightmares and Daydreams” this June. This supernatural anthology promises to blur the lines between reality and dreams, leaving viewers questioning their perceptions.

The trailer offers a glimpse into the unsettling world of “Nightmares and Daydreams.” Eerie visuals showcase everyday moments punctuated by glimpses of the bizarre – a shadowy figure in a crowded street, a malfunctioning television spewing distorted images. The tagline, “There isn’t necessarily a rational explanation behind every occurrence,” hints at the series’ exploration of the unexplained.

Nightmares and Daydreams” unfolds across seven unique episodes, each featuring a new story and a fresh cast. This episodic format allows for a diverse range of supernatural encounters, keeping viewers on their toes. The series boasts a talented ensemble cast, including Ario Bayu, Lukman Sardi, Yoga Pratama, Fachri Albar, Marissa Anita, and Sita Nursanti.

While each episode presents a standalone narrative, the series promises a deeper mystery lurking beneath the surface. The synopsis hints at interconnected plots and characters, culminating in a thrilling final showdown that ties everything together. This serialized approach builds anticipation and leaves viewers piecing together the puzzle as the season progresses.

Joko Anwar, known for his stylish and unsettling horror films, brings his signature touch to “Nightmares and Daydreams,” another exciting offering from the acclaimed director, showcasing his ability to weave suspense and supernatural chills.

Fans of Anwar’s work can expect even more thrills soon. His upcoming horror film, Siksa Kubur (Grave Torture), is a feature-length adaptation of his 2012 short film. Keep an eye out for news on this chilling project.

Prepare to enter a world where nightmares bleed into reality. Joko Anwar’s “Nightmares and Daydreams” premieres globally on Netflix on June 14, 2024. Dim the lights, grab your remote, and get ready to confront the unexplained.



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