Nails

Paralyzed after a road accident, a woman encounters a malevolent ghost in her hospital room.

 

Ireland
2017
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Ghost Film
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Dimensional: 
Static
5.04
Just sick!
6
5.04
7.04
7.04
2
3
3
Performances
Pace
Dialogue
A brutal hit and run sends our main protagonist somewhere between life and death, a state from which she slowly recovers. She is paralyzed from the waist down, and she is connected to a medical ventilator through a tracheal tube. She can no longer speak and must use a speech synthesis program to communicate. Believe it or not, that’s not her biggest problem…
A ghost visits her constantly, and he’s got a nail fetish. She’s the only one who can see him, even on camera. This is a good film with a heroin that’s more interesting than the villain, which is a rarity. It’s not a film you will soon forget, but it won’t be your favorite one either. Nails is the perfect ghost story for those who are tired of the same old cliches.
The main issue with this movie, some will agree, is that it feels the need to give a backstory and an M.O. to its villain, and it’s just not necessary. The intention to personalize the ghost and make it the new Freddy Krueger is obvious and futile. If you’re not going to give your villain a cool costume, a tailored weapon and a sonata, then don’t even try.
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