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

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Coburn666
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6 days ago

Brief but splendid and to the point

Craigus
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1 week ago

Loved it just wish there was more than 25ish minutes. That was a let down. Still a good watch

ErinN77
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1 week ago

Boomer “horror documentary” at least it was short.

WhyBother
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3 weeks ago

This was pretty cool. I would like to see more of his stuff on shudder!

ickycrunch
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1 month ago