Primal Screen

Primal Screen

Directed by Rodney Ascher

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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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northbendbear
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1 month ago

Really enjoyed this, can we have more about different fears?

GhostBunbun
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1 month ago

Short and really good. Wish there were more episodes for different fears

Cookieman8820
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1 month ago

I enjoyed what was there but it would be better as a series with a new phobia each episode...

WykkedWiccan
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3 months ago

it was fine

mountainal
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5 months ago