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Creepy trailer and first pics appear for Dennison Ramalho’s Fantasia premiere “THE NIGHTSHIFTER”

Friday, July 6, 2018 | Fantasia International Film Festival, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

After terrifying audiences at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival and elsewhere with his short films LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY and NINJAS, and the Coffin Joe movie EMBODIMENT OF EVIL (which he co-scripted), Brazilian filmmaker Dennison Ramalho has his feature directorial debut THE NIGHTSHIFTER world-premiering at Fantasia this month. We’ve got the new trailer and a couple of pics to share.

THE NIGHTSHIFTER will have its debut screening at Fantasia on Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m., with Ramalho in attendance; tickets go on sale tomorrow at 1 p.m. EST at the Fantasia website. The director also scripted the movie with Claudia Jouvin, and the cast includes Bianca Comparato, Daniel De Oliveira, Cauã Martins, Fabíula Nascimento, Annalara Prates and Marco Ricca. The synopsis: “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.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.