Title: A Fucking Cruel Nightmare

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Year: 2010

Genre: Extreme / Gore

Language: German

Runtime: 82 min

Director: Sebastian Zeglarski

Writer: N/A


A man wanders down a corridor and as he appears into each room that he passes by he becomes witness to acts of unbelievable cruelty as people are viciously and brutally tortured and murdered. Is it real or is it a nightmare?

Our thoughts:
Before I even started to watch "A Cruel Fucking Nightmare" I knew exactly what I was going to get - anybody would. However my expectations greatly diminished when this message popped up on the screen verbatim:

"This Film contains loads of cruel, nasty, brutal, sick and violent Scenes. Furthermore there are Necrophile Scenes and sick shit, that you don´t need to understand at all. Therefore it should bot be seen by anyone of you! Moregore hates you! This Movie is a fucking cruel Nightmare! We hope you´ll hate it!"

Really? Are we still really doing this? I wanted to stop the DVD right then and there because I simply do not have the patience to deal with such immature bullshit. But, I got the DVD so might as well sit through it.

Again, I had no presumptions about what I was going to get with "A Fucking Cruel Nightmare" because I knew it was German splatter, and by default, those movies offer very little. My assumptions were proven right since Sebastian Zeglarski pretty much did away with an unimportant aspect when it comes to these movies - the story. There is a general concept to the movie but the reality is that Sebastian and anyone else behind the movie focused on what people came to see: gore, violence, and depravity. The movie is basically a literal representation of its title.

It leaves very little to comment on since the movie is an hour and twenty-two minutes of one death scene after another, which is fine, to an extent, because that's what most people want out of these movies anyway. If that's all I'm going to get out of a movie I can only hope they make it worth my while but that was not the case, sadly. Lots of watery blood spraying and unbelievably bad props made "A Fucking Cruel Nightmare" an extremely tedious watch and boring by the twenty-minute mark. If this movie was looking to shock and offend me with its "cruel, nasty, brutal, sick, and violent scenes" then it has a long way to go and missed the mark entirely. Truth be told though, I very much doubt that is what they were aiming for when they were making this movie - they just wanted to make an over-the-top gore movie. I believe because the final product is a fairly bad and boring party movie (the type of movie people have playing on a TV in the background during a party) is why there is that very childish message in the beginning.

You can't hate my movie if I tell you that you're going to hate it!

Basically a "I'm rubber you're glue" mentality, and to me, that says a person doesn't have the confidence to stand behind their movie and already knows that it's not any good so they're trying to protect themselves from people like me. But I digress, I really didn't hate the movie because it was exactly what I thought it would be. I was disappointed by the fact that the majority of the "gore" was little more than water dyed red - let's just say "A Fucking Cruel Nightmare" is no "Violent Shit" or "Burning Moon". I can only see this movie working as a party movie because you have to be able to enjoy the most mindless and redundant shit possible to enjoy "A Fucking Cruel Nightmare" and not because it's bad but because it is so unbelievably boring. Sebastian Zeglarski may have a great gore film in him yet since he had some good ideas but it isn't with "A Fucking Cruel Nightmare".

Positive things:
- "Das Komabrutale Duell" doesn't seem so bad now.

Negative things:
- German splatter movies just aren't what they use to be.

Gore: 3.5/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 0/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 0/5

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