THE KNIGHTMARES is a spooky comedy filled with (still beating) heart, wit, and a handful of genuine scares; like Joe Dante and John Landis had a brainchild nine months after they invited Don Coscarelli over for a threesome (yeah, I went there).
The story revolves around a group of young punkish, nerdy goth friends, college students with a love for all things comic book and pop-culture geek, drawn into the fight against evil when one of their own, Gene, becomes infected with a vile parasitic seed, set to regrow a long deceased warlord from another world. Together they fight to save their friend, and discover secret truths about themselves and their closest mates. They stumble headfirst (literally) into sexy warlords from another dimension, semi-omniscient alien gods, divine items of untold power, vindictive bloodthirsty lycanthropes and a possessed demonic stuffed toy animal, all while racking up egregious amounts “cool points” and slinging zingers. There’s alchemian blondeness, a novice witch, a holy exorcist, and even a trio of zany ghosts, all fighting for Gene’s survival. Also, Bob’s a freaking quarter-werewolf! Not impressive, you say? Well that’s a whole quarter more werewolf than you!
Set in 1999 Philadelphia, in the age when cellphones had yet to dominate our lives and the internet had yet to become a household utility, THE KNIGHTMARES is a story driven by its bright relatable characters and twisty plot, through creatures of myth, random pop culture references, and dimensions into the places between spaces.
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