Daniel Isn't Real

Daniel Isn't Real

Directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer

As a boy, Luke invented an imaginary friend named Daniel who led them both into a world of fantasy and imagination. But after Daniel tricks Luke into doing something terrible, Luke is forced to lock him away. Twelve years later, the dangerous Daniel is back--and he now appears as a charming, maniuplative young man with a terrifying secret agenda. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE.

When Luke suffers a violent family trauma, he resurrects his dangerous childhood imaginary friend to help him cope.

Cast: Patrick Schwarzenegger, Miles Robbins, Sasha Lane, Hannah Marks, Mary Stuart Masterson

Member Reviews

My brother made me watch this and I'm REALLY glad he did!! One of my new favorites, a companion piece to Hereditary - different styles, same kind of metaphor for mental illness - I'm obsessed with the camera angles, artistic shots, and the two leads were able to prove their worth as actors despite being the children of big-name actors. Super impressive overall! Currently reading the book. 11/10 would recommend both :)

RipleyRobbie666
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2 days ago

Really interestimg with a dash of Cronenbergian body horror sprinkled in!

WOAH
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3 days ago

if you're a fan of horror, this movie is great. If you're a fan of horror and the relation of mental illness... this movie is obsessive. TBH I'll keep watching scenes of this movie til it routes out!!!

slovochi
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4 days ago

Very good, more odd than scary

kati
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6 days ago

I absolutely fucking loved it! It was an a really rad take on mental health & Patrick Schwarzenegger scared the shit out of me.

darthpickles
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7 days ago