A Nightmare Wakes
Directed by Nora Unkel
Inspired by the torrid love affair of Mary and Percy Shelley as Mary writes her famous novel, Frankenstein. As Mary writes, the characters of her novel come to life and begin to plague her relationship with Percy. Soon, she must choose between true love and her literary masterpiece. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
In this stirring psychological horror, as Mary Shelley creates her masterpiece, Frankenstein, the novel comes to life and plagues her relationships.
Cast: Alix Wilton Regan, Giullian Gioiello, Claire Glassford, Philippe Bowgen, Lee Garrett
I think this was a rather well made movie, despite what others are saying, I would argue that it does fit on this website well. It is not a horror, but I would put it into a form of dark psychological story that I think fits this site well. I have watched movies on here with much less of a horror connection get raving reviews, so not sure why this one is being picked on. I think this movie was shot well, with a very strong aesthetic that kept me locked into the world. Overall I would consider this a great watch for those who prefer a slower tension.
This film is an over exaggeration of Mary Shelley’s life and marriage, which is why I gave it 3 stars. I would also argue the film focuses more on Shelley’s descent into madness (she did struggle with depression) and the obstacles that women writers faced during the time period, not so much on her marriage other than the fact that Percy was an a-hole. I still liked the movie. The acting was great and the film was shot beautifully. Another reviewer mentioned how the movie captured the writing process perfectly. Coming from a writer myself, I agree.
Certainly not horror, more of a tragic tale of one woman's descent into madness and loneliness. We watch while her own creation consumes her, it's a sad story of longing but not a horror film. I can see why it is getting low ratings on a platform like this, but it's a well-made movie nonetheless.
Good idea for a film but not enough going for it so am now watching Gothic based on others recommendations.
Beyond belief how boring this movie is. It's like a "non-movie" about Mary Shelley and the creation of her masterwork "Frankenstein". I mean, simplistic direction, horrible writing, subpar acting... just a bad, bad film. It's a shabby melodrama at best. Actually if you want a GOOD movie about this "haunted summer" of creatives, check out 1986's Ken Russell film "Gothic". A far superior film in every way. Natasha Richardson plays Mary Shelley in that one. Check it out. Do yourself a favor, don't check this one out.