Daniel Isn't Real

Daniel Isn't Real

Daniel Isn't Real

A troubled uni student (Miles Robbins, Halloween) resurrects a childhood imaginary friend to help him cope after a family trauma in this horror-thriller. Initially the charismatic, imaginary Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, but eventually he has him fighting desperately for his own soul.

2019Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, drug use, sex scenes & content that may disturb96 minsUSA
HorrorThriller
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Reviews & comments

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

Its performatively extreme imagery thinly masks a rather banal view of male subjectivity and inner conflict.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Although it eventually settles into familiar genre tropes, for much of its running time Daniel Isn't Real proves a genuinely provocative shocker.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What starts as a mediocre psychological thriller finishes as a surprisingly toothsome and creative horror film, complete with creature features and journeys into the abyss.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Pitched somewhere between "Fight Club" and a Clive Barker creature feature, "Daniel Isn't Real" is a wild ride worth taking to be in the company of its promising young stars.

Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

press

A near-perfect combination of body horror, cosmic horror and psychological horror that gets under your skin while also finding its way into your heart.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Spectrevision's stylishly crafted psychological horror thriller has enough twists and finesse to attract favorable attention beyond genre bounds, signaling upbeat prospects for exposure in various formats.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

Its performatively extreme imagery thinly masks a rather banal view of male subjectivity and inner conflict.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Although it eventually settles into familiar genre tropes, for much of its running time Daniel Isn't Real proves a genuinely provocative shocker.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

What starts as a mediocre psychological thriller finishes as a surprisingly toothsome and creative horror film, complete with creature features and journeys into the abyss.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Pitched somewhere between "Fight Club" and a Clive Barker creature feature, "Daniel Isn't Real" is a wild ride worth taking to be in the company of its promising young stars.

Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

press

A near-perfect combination of body horror, cosmic horror and psychological horror that gets under your skin while also finding its way into your heart.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Spectrevision's stylishly crafted psychological horror thriller has enough twists and finesse to attract favorable attention beyond genre bounds, signaling upbeat prospects for exposure in various formats.

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