Director: Dennis Bartok
I just watched Netflix’s Nails, and I can’t say I was impressed. Quite the opposite, unfortunately.
The story is centred on Dana (Shauna Macdonald) who gets hit by a car and ends up in a creepy hospital, because her insurance would not cover anything better. As it turns out, the hospital has a ghost that is trying to kill her. Naturally, nobody believes her ascribing her encounters with an evil ghost to anxiety or hallucination due to the accident. CCTV footage does not provide much help, because the ghost does not appear on camera albeit a nurse she called for help does see the creature on an occasion…
The film manages to be creepy and thus fulfills its role. However, there is not that much story here. We simply endlessly wait for a new attack and the ultimate success of the evil ghost. At the same time, there is a story of Dana’s husband who is having an affair but this is merely presented as her suspicion when her husband mentions new trainee in a sports centre where they both work. This part should have been explored in more details and there should have been more characters. Alternatively, there should have been a portrayal of Dana’s inner thoughts to make film more meaningful. I was not impressed with acting either because the fear and creepiness did not feel real.
With the way the film was made, it simply feels under developed and sloppy. I could not possibly recommend this.
Thank you for reading.