Primal Screen

Primal Screen

Directed by Rodney Ascher

Why are we simultaneously attracted to and repelled by the things that scare us the most? In this special presentation, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE) explores the pop culture that left dark impressions on us as children. Starting from the immortal ventriloquist dummy of MAGIC, Ascher asks real people to look back at pop-culture artifacts that traumatized them in their youth and describe the effect they had on their lives. A singular hybrid of documentary and horror, stare into the Primal Screen.

In this Shudder Original, acclaimed filmmaker Rodney Ascher explores the pop culture that left dark impressions on us as children.

Cast: Gregory Burkart, Daniel Ferranti, Gary Holland

Member Reviews

interesting, should make more related to other movies.

santiago.varon
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2 days ago

This should be a series. Just brilliant top to bottom.

Ben_Rock
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5 days ago

i liked it ill give it 5. i dont really have any complaints.

BiancaC
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9 days ago

Cool concepts. would like to see more

bo0bs
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10 days ago

At 27 minutes it doesn't outstay it's welcome. The direction and the music is superb and at the end, I wondered what episode 2 would be about, alas, this was a one-off. Needs to be picked up as a series, maybe different directors exploring primal fears from TV and film from childhood? Keep Jonathan Snipes music though...loved it!

Kentonda
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19 days ago