The Nightshifter

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Brazilian writer and Director Dennison Ramalho isn’t holding back on the gore in his latest film The Nightshifter, even the trailer should come with a content warning.

But we are wholly intrigued by this concept and can’t wait for it to make its way to the U.S., it premiered at Toronto’s Fantasia Film Festival in mid-July.

Ramalho is a denizen of short film and contributed to horror anthology The ABCs of Death 2 with J is for Jesus.

The Nightshifter hasn’t set an official wide release date, so until then, we’ll just have to enjoy the trailer, and we are fine with that.

Here is the synopsis:

Stênio works the night shift at a morgue in a very large, very violent city. On the job, he sees cadavers in every conceivable state, often the victims of horrific gang warfare. While most would be rather unsettled by it all, Stênio is not.

For the dead speak to him. Not in any metaphorical sense but in a very literal way. Stênio was born with an occult gift and while not everyone would be at ease conversing with mutilated cadavers on slabs, he has learned that there are endless secrets that can be gleaned this way. Related to crime. To prosperity.

One day he learns a terrible secret about people in his own life. He commits the sin of acting on knowledge obtained from the dead, cursing himself and those dearest to him in the process.