Johnny Butler & Dani Mari have united to create a series of short films & music inspired by Dario Argento's trilogy The Three Mothers (Le Tre madri), (Suspiria, Inferno, Mother of Tears) & Wes Craven's films Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Last House on the Left. Johnny Butler combines sultry saxophone and other woodwind instrument melodies with Dani Mari's haunting witchy vocals. The creative process for the short films is unique in that the music is composed before the films are made.
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World Premiere at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.
Nightmare is a three part series of short films inspired and dedicated to the late Wes Craven’s early and iconic films, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes and Last House on the Left. Like Cruel Beauty’s other works, the trilogy brings in elements from each Wes Craven film and weaves its own unique story, set on Hogback Mountain in southern Vermont. Each film is its own chilling nightmare leading to the next. The score, composed before shooting the film, is eerily akin to an otherworldly chamber orchestra and combines Johnny Butler's sultry saxophone and other woodwind instrument melodies with Dani Mari's haunting witchy vocals.