Nails

Synopsis: Dana Milgrom (Shauna Macdonald) is a track coach and mother who's survived a near-death car accident, only to find herself paralyzed and trapped inside her own body. Forced to communicate via an artificial voice program and hooked to a breathing machine, she becomes convinced that a terrifying presence called Nails exists inside her hospital room. No one believes her - not even her own husband, who think she's experiencing a mental breakdown. As her marriage disintegrates and her grip on reality starts to shred, Dana fights to convince the doctors and staff that Nails is real and intent on destroying her.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Dennis Bartok
Production: Dark Sky Films
  2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
4.7
Rotten Tomatoes:
47%
Year:
2017
85 min
Website
19 Views


- Oh, don't wake up.

I'm running 20 k.

I'll be back to take

Gemma to school.

- It'll take a while

for her to come out

of the induced coma.

She has been in it

for almost two weeks.

As for the head injury

and brain swelling...

She may have memory loss.

- I'm hoping to wean her

off the ventilator soon.

The danger is,

if she stays on too long,

her lungs will forget

how to breathe.

Has she had any other

major health issues?

- I've been through

all this already.

She had meningitis

when she was four or five.

Other than that, nothing.

She's the healthiest

person I know.

- Thank god.

Probably saved her life.

I think she's waking up.

- Dana?

Dana, can you hear me?

It's me, honey.

- Attention, please.

Visiting hours are over

in fifteen minutes.

- G.

E.

G. G.

- Just try it again.

You don't have to

type out full words.

The program's

designed to predict

what you're trying to say.

- G.

E. Gemma.

- Gemma's good.

You know she's been

in here every day.

Reading to you.

Singing to you.

We wanna get you back home soon.

Hello?

- Hello?

Is anybody there?

Is anybody there?

- Visitors are reminded

to please use the hand sanitizer

when entering

or leaving the building.

Thank you.

- My tweets stay Intel...

- My eighteenth day in hell.

I feel trapped inside myself.

My own body is a prison.

I have to pee in a bag.

Eat through a tube.

Take me home.

Please.

I want to go home.

Trevor, you can come in.

- Hey, hey, hey.

You're getting pretty good on

your little speak 'n spell.

You'll be doing

all that scratching

and electro DJ stuff next.

- Someone...

Someone was...

- Someone in my room

last night watching me.

- Last night?

- I hear a strange noise

in my sleep.

- Well there's no-one

here now.

D'you want me to check?

No.

Nothing down here.

Just piss and poo.

What, you think there's

someone hiding in there?

Hello?

Anybody home?

No. Just supplies.

Look, I know this place

can give you the willies.

I mean, I've heard things,

especially at night

when someone kacks.

- Kacks?

- You know, expires.

Stops respirating.

Dies.

Time for Mr. Bodywash.

- I don't need...

- Hey.

How you doing?

- I'll be fine.

- What does that mean,

"I'll be fine"?

- I'll be fine.

- You're gonna have to put

a brave face on for mom now.

Okay?

Okay, here we are.

Look, I know it looks

a little rundown

from the outside, but...

The staff are really incredible.

- Please note that the loading

and unloading areas are

for emergency vehicles only.

Illegally parked vehicles

will be towed.

- Hey, do we need to sign in?

- That's okay, Mr. Milgrom.

- Thanks.

You're so talkative.

I can never shut you up.

- You're such a weirdo.

- So...

You're an athletics coach?

I always admired people

who can stay in shape.

I'm just lazy.

I sit and watch monster trucks

and rallying.

Don't suppose you'd be into that

what with you

being hit by a car.

Oh, I was, er,

just finishing up her bath.

- So, how's she doing today?

- We may need to adjust

her medication.

The painkillers are causing

some hallucinations.

She thought there was somebody

in her room last night.

- Maybe somebody walked in.

- None of the patients

on this wing

are walking around

at night, trust me.

I'll talk to

miss Leaming about it.

In the meantime, you might

wanna get the psychiatrist

to talk to her.

It's probably just

an anxiety attack.

It happens.

- Hey, Gemma, can I speak

to your mom for a second?

- I love you.

- Love you too.

- Hey, honey.

So, what's this about

someone in your room?

- Someone was

watching me last night.

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