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

I dont know if this is supposed to be a show or a movie, but gawd damn that was good.

TallStonedLanky
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4 days ago

do more please!!

Ccherzog
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a month ago

Short and better for it. Has some really unobtrusively intriguing set design where the spotlighting and dark backgrounds make it look like everything is just happening in a void. narration is well put together too.

dorkules
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a month ago

Really good. Just sad that all the good movies mentioned are not on Shudder.

Puce1973
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a month ago

Awesome!

mikewill1208
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a month ago