Following its world premiere at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival in February, a second trailer has emerged for Dennis Bartok’s Irish chiller Nails, and it gives us some right creepy glimpses of the titular entity.
Billed, rather promisingly, as being in the vein of The Babadook and Under the Shadow, Nails stars The Descent’s Shauna Macdonald, comedian/actor Ross Noble (Stitches) and Steve Wall (Dark Touch).
Macdonald plays ‘…happily-married track coach and mother Dana Milgrom, who’s survived a near-death car accident only to find herself paralysed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate via an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called ‘Nails’ exists inside her hospital room. No one believes her – not even her own husband and doctors, who think she’s experiencing a mental breakdown.’
Bartok – who wrote and produced 2006 horror anthology Trapped Ashes – makes his directorial debut with Nails, in which he also appears. Noble co-stars as Trevor Helms, a nurse’s aide at the hospital who slowly comes to believe that Dana’s paranoid visions may be real.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)