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 may need to rewatch it all over again but to me it seemed far too fractured and no way would I deal with a husband like she did. Can’t make a mistress a house wife.
Not my favorite. It was slow for me, and not scary. 3 skulls because it was entertaining at least.
Does a decent job of balancing the confusion and spiraling madness of the protagonist, for a moment; whether she is haunted by her creation, is her creation, or her environment has broken her or maybe a bit of all three - the thread starts to unravel as the film progresses and I don't think that even the writers were able to pull it back. Doesn't necessarily loses it's way, just never makes it to it's destination.
I’m not really sure how I feel about this one. Mary Shelley was never really given the recognition she deserved when she was alive. I realize this film is basically fiction, but I would imagine Mary herself would like anything “dark.”