Writer: Mark Netter, M.J. Rotondi (Screenplay) Mark Netter, M.J. Rotondi (Story)
Starring: Andrew J West, Mei Melancon, Googy Gress, Ivan Shaw, Nicholas Guest, Caitlyn Folley, Bret Roberts
Plot: After a programmer working on a top secret surveillance program snaps in a murderous rage, a notorious code wizard with problems of his own moves into the startup offices to figure out what went wrong and deliver the final product. But the deeper he delves into the code, the more the code takes on a malevolent life of its own.
Verdict: Intelligent Horror
Story: Nightmare Code starts by making it clear that we will be watching four separate screens at once as Opt-dex dealing with a team being killed by a member Foster Cotton (Gress) before he killed himself. The company call in Brett Desmond (West) to uncover what is going on with the system.
Brett has to work with a team to learn what is making the computer code change what it is seeing and making simple ideas violent. When Brett finds the video of the killing he finds out a terrifying truth about what has been happening while he still has to deal with a personal issue.
Nightmare Code brings us a smart horror that tells the how story from the computer point of view, with the computer being the villain of the story it brings the idea from following the serial killer to a new dimension. I will say this starts off slow but as soon as you see the video about what happened everything just gets escalated to non stop viewing. I will admit this was a surprise because this really could have been a dire film but everything keeps you guessing which is a big plus for all the horror thriller films. (7/10)
Andrew J West: Brett Desmond is a brilliant hacker who has been bought in to figure out the bugs on a new system after the previous coder went on a killing spree at work. Brett has a law suit against him which is the only way he could have it lifted is to solve this problem which only seems to get more complicating every time he gets to truth. Andrew does a good job in this leading role showing how his character slowly starts to lose his mind. (7/10)
Mei Melancon: Nora Hunstman is one of the technicians working with Brett to figure out where the code is going wrong, she was part of the original team that worked on the project. Mei give us a good supporting performance. (7/10)
Googy Gress: Foster Cotton is the original coder who after creating the system ends up going on a killing spree of all the people who were against him while letting the people that showed him respect go. He becomes part of the system because of the way he died making the code even harder to crack. Googy does a good job especially through the computer version of the character. (7/10)
Support Cast: Nightmare Code has a small supporting cast which includes the techs working with Brett, his family along with the people who hired him. They all help with the final outcome of the film.
Director Review: Mark Netter – Mark does a great job bringing us a horror sci-fi with a twist in style along the way. (7/10)
Horror: Nightmare Code creates a good standard of horror along with horrific images and scenes that are full of suspense. (8/10)
Sci-Fi: Nightmare Code brings us into a world where computer programming can become an enemy, yes we have seen it before but not from the computer’s point of view. (8/10)
Thriller: Nightmare Code keeps you guessing to what will happen until the very end. (7/10)
Settings: Nightmare Code keeps most of the settings in one office floor where any other setting is only viewed through a video conversation. (9/10)
Suggestion: Nightmare Code is one for all the horror sci-fi fans to watch because it will be something different. (Horror Fans Watch)
Best Part: Computer point of view.
Worst Part: Slightly too much tech talk.
Oh My God Moment: Watching Foster’s killing spree.
Believability: No (0/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Chances of Sequel: No
Post Credits Scene: No
Oscar Chances: No
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Overall: A fresh sci-fi horror that will leave you shocked with the outcome.