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

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Xyklorix
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21 days ago

The Little Miss No Name Doll From 1965 . That I paid $1,500 for had been moving around in different parts of the house. I’m scared. And I don’t know what to do !! My cats stare at it all day long now and grow and hiss !! I was told not to throw her away. Because it’s going to make it worse !! I am trying to get help from someone who knows about this type of situation !! I have been sick, every single I brought her home from the antique toy store in Manhattan. And my cats are not eating !! They won’t leave this room. I packed her away. And this morning she was right back on top of my dresser !! I am scared. Or I’m loosing my mind !!

Roger S.
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25 days ago

Creepy dolls!!! Very good show.

Justme2120
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a month ago

Little Miss No Name Doll. And it’s so scary. My cats are terrified of her. So I am putting it away.

Roger S.
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a month ago

I got a Vintage Doll From 1965. That was only produced for 1 year only. By the Toy Company Hasbro.

Roger S.
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a month ago