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Source:  Miami New Times

Director Rodney Ascher has made a career of exploring fascinating concepts via documentaries.

His first feature, “Room 237,” was all about a variety of interpretations that obsessed fans found in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.”  His second, “The Nightmare,” was more horror based, interviewing people who suffer sleep paralysis and recreating their experiences on film.

Ascher’s latest project, “Primal Screen,” available on Shudder, is a series that dives into the pop culture artifacts that traumatized us in our youth. The first installment focuses on ventriloquist dummies, specifically the one from Richard Attenborough’s “Magic.”

Read the story at the Miami New Times.

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