Want to be scared in under two minutes? Watch the brand new trailer for The Nightshifter which just creeped online.
On July 17th, Brazilian horror director Dennison Ramalho will premier his new film at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Dennison Ramalho is known for terrifying audiences with his short films Love for Mother Only and Ninjas. He also co-scripted the Coffin Joe directed movie Embodiment of Evil. Ramalho also had a segment in ABC of Death Part 2 called “J is for Jesus”. The Nightshifter will be his feature directorial debut and it looks absolutely incredible.
So what’s the story behind this terrifying trailer? Stênio works the night shift in a morgue in a very violent city. He sees corpses all night long, especially victims of gang warfare. Stênio isn’t scared though, because the dead speak to him. Literally. They open their mouths and have full-blown conversations with him. Stênio was born with a gift and uses this to learn secrets. One night he learns a terrible secret about people in his own life. But this gift comes with its own rules and when Stênio decides to act on the knowledge he has learned, he winds up cursing himself and those closest to him.
Within the opening moments of the trailer we’re greeted with a terrifying score and some horrific imagery. Clearly Ramalho will not shy away from the gore. The effects are in your face and very realistic. I’m excited to view them throughout the finished film.
Stênio works the night shift at a morgue in a very large, very violent city. On the job, he sees cadavers in every conceivable state, often the victims of horrific gang warfare. While most would be rather unsettled by it all, Stênio is not. For the dead speak to him. Not in any metaphorical sense but in a very literal way. Stênio was born with an occult gift and while not everyone would be at ease conversing with mutilated cadavers on slabs, he has learned that there are endless secrets that can be gleaned this way. Related to crime. To prosperity. One day he learns a terrible secret about people in his own life. He commits the sin of acting on knowledge obtained from the dead, cursing himself and those dearest to him in the process.
Definitely expect lots of blood, lots of chopped up body parts, and some really good scares! I think out of all the films playing at Fantasia, The Nightshifter is one of the ones I’m most excited for. And I have high hopes for Ramalho and his incredibly bright future in horror!