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A Nightmare Wakes Mary Shelley as She Writes Her Masterpiece in Thriller’s DVD Giveaway


A Nightmare Wakes Mary Shelley as She Writes Her Masterpiece in Thriller’s DVD Giveaway

The DVD cover for writer-director Nora Unkel’s thriller, ‘A Nightmare Wakes.’

Sometimes the most frightening experiences in life can take place entirely in a person’s mind. Acclaimed ‘Frankenstein’ author, Mary Shelley, is contending with such occurrences in the new thriller, ‘A Nightmare Wakes.’ The title dreams she begins developing while scribing her hit book are making her question what’s truly happening in her real life, and what’s only ensuing in what will become her signature novel.

RLJE Films will distribute the feature on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on Tuesday, July 6. The DVD will be sold for an SRP of $27.97, and include several bonus features, including cast audition tapes, Max Fedore concept art, Ginna Wall concept character sketches, Jenn Stroud costume design sketches, Deidra Catero sketch art, Alex Schaefer concept poster, ‘A Nightmare Wakes’ proof of concept and the featurette, ‘A First Look at ‘A Nightmare Wakes.’

In honor of ‘A Nightmare Wakes’ disc distribution, ShockYa is offering three lucky winners a DVD of the drama. To enter, email us at Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘A Nightmare Wakes’ DVD giveaway in the email’s subject line, and include your mailing address in the message. You have until July 6, the day of the movie’s release, to enter, and you can enter the contest once daily. On July 6, we’ll pick the winners at random, and notify them through email. Good luck!

Nora Unkel made her feature film writing and directorial debuts on the thriller. ‘A Nightmare Wakes’ stars Alix Wilton Regan (‘The Wife’), Giullian Gioiello (‘Scream: The TV Series’), Claire Glassford (‘Collateral Beauty’), Philippe Bowgen (‘The Mick,’ ‘Supernatural’) and Lee Garrett (‘The Undoing’).

‘A Nightmare Wakes’ follows author Mary Shelley (Regan), who, while composing ‘Frankenstein,’ descends into an opium-fueled fever dream and carries on a torrid love affair at a remote lake house. As she writes, the characters of her novel come to life and begin to plague her relationship, which forces everyone, including herself,—to question her sanity.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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