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The trailer for Akiz Icon’s German horror film “Der Nachtmahr (The Nightmare)” is bound to be one of the most assaulting teasers you will see all week. With a barrage of striking images set against a soundtrack designed to make your heart race, the promo hints at a sensory experience that will only serve to be more terrifying and bizarre when seen on the big screen.
“Der Nachtmarh” centers on Tina, a 16-year-old girl who seemingly has everything a young teenager could ever ask for. After a massive party one evening, however, she begins experiencing nightmares in which she is haunted by an unusual creature. As reality and dreams collide, Tina finds herself befriending the monster and forging a relationship that will change the lives of everyone around her.
The film stars Carolyn Genzkow, Sina Tkotsch, Michael Epp and American musician Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth). The short on which the film is based premiered at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival.