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

Just weird, and not very good. Very strangely made.

ashlandt
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18 days ago

Decent observation of fear. Left me wanting to venture into other phobias. Perhaps would have been better as a series.

ortiz123
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21 days ago

very creepy makes you think

Thehorror666
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22 days ago

This is amazing. Very creepy, well researched, perfect editing. Loved it.

PaulCounelis
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22 days ago

Like other people mentioned it seems like the first episode of a series examining fears and how those fears are inspired by certain types of horror films in children vs adult hood. Great premise for a series. Terrible as a stand alone.

SavageCelluloid
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a month ago