Daniel Isn’t Real: A New Psychological Horror From Spectrevision

Production company Spectrevision has a couple of great new flicks releasing soon. An adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s much-loved The Colour Out Of Space directed by Richard Stanley and starring Nicolas Cage. And the other film is Daniel Isn’t Real, the film I am about to tell you all about.

I have been looking forward to seeing a trailer for new Spectrevision produced horror Daniel Isn’t Real. It has been on my radar for some months now but I had very little info to go on. Well, it was worth the wait, this looks a fun, dark psychodelic ride.

Directed and co-written by Adam Egypt Mortimer with co-writer Brian DeLeeuw.

The film follows a teen called Luke (Miles Robbins). After suffering a violent family incident and calls upon his old imaginary friend, Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger) to help him heal. But Daniel’s odd behaviour has the opposite desired effect on Luke, testing his sanity & pushing him further into obscurity.


Troubled college freshman Luke (Miles Robbins) suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, Daniel helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him to the very edge of sanity and into a desperate struggle for control of his mind — and his soul.

The trailer looks impressive and what a great choice of music to go with it. Daniel Isn’t Real looks beautifully mind-fuckingly good with a great vibrant visual tone just like what we’d get from a Refn movie. A great trailer as it just intices and draws you in without spoiling any of the plot.

You can check out the official trailer RIGHT HERE

Set for release on VOD and select theatres on December 6th via Samuel Goldwyn Films. A wider release is then expected for streaming platform Shudder although no date has been confirmed. I will make sure to update the article when I find out any more information.

More on Daniel Isn’t Real and other Spectrevision releases coming soon. As always, thanks for reading.

Words By Gary gamble 
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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