Writer/director Nora Unkel makes her feature debut with A Nightmare Wakes, a new biopic of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley. The film, which features a majority female crew, focuses in on Shelley's troubled relationship with her husband Percy, and the drug-infused conditions that led to the writing of her most famous work.
The film stars Alix Wilton Regan (The Wife) as Mary, Giullian Yao Gioiello (Netflix's Iron Fist) as Percy and Philippe Bowgen (the newest season of Veronica Mars) as Lord Byron. The film was part of Cannes 2019 Frontieres Platform and premiered at the Salem Horror Fest this past October. Expect lots of dark corridors, spooky sounds and lustful eye gestures.
A Nightmare Wakes premieres exclusively on Shudder on Thursday, February 4.