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Screener Squad: Joko Anwar’s Nightmares and Daydreams

Joko Anwar's Nightmares and Daydreams Review


Hey to all you Christmas in July folks! You can get out of here with your awful snow and frozen heart. We are getting into the spooky scarys in the 2024 summer brought to you by Netflix. Joko Anwar Presents Nightmares and Daydreams is an anthology of seven chilling tales that have an odd connection. The show takes place in Jakarta, Indonesia over the decades. “Old House” is a story of long lost youth and an old folks home run by a cloaked cult. “The Orphan” asks if you’d adopt bad luck for big cash prizes. “Poems and Pain” is coming at you from the keyboard as a writer discovers her words may be inspired by real life in a supernaturally haunting way. “Encounter” asks what would you do if you saw an angel and took a photo of it? “The Other Side” invites you to a theater where time seems to completely stand still while it marathons outside. “Hypnotized” features a reluctant hypnotist who uses his ability to steal money one time and it comes back to haunt him. The finale, “P.O. Box” ties it all together in a global conspiracy of good vs evil that has been going on since the dawn of time. Bradly, Jena, and Mindy light the campfire and compare the dreadful tension experienced in dreams and reality, the hardships of surviving a dubbed scary story, and agree on the timeless themes of how frightening it is to be poor.


CREATED BY: Joko Anwar

STARRING: Ario Bayu, Yati Surachman, Faradina Mufti, Yoga Pratama, Nirina Zubir, Faqih Alaydrus, Marissa Anita, Restu Sinaga, Haydar Salishz, Lukman Sardi, Ersa Mayori, Teuku Rifnu Wikana, Sita Nursanti, Kiki Narendra, Fachri Albar, Poppy Sovia, Asmara Abigail, Niken Anjani




Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)

Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.



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Jena Perry. Aka Luna. Aka Dion. Aka Memori. Aka Dog whisperer. Aka whiskey connoisseur. As you can see, depending on when you met this Oakland, California native, you have experienced a completely different person, each time. After finally deciding on a 13+year career choice as a Videographer and Radio Personality, Jena balances her time between pursuing her Doctorate in Philosophy, providing insightful and funny critiques on films and Television, raising her daughter and dog in Ohio, and constantly fighting off the existential dread that is being a dope black woman in America in the 20th century.



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Having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, and being very disappointed at the lack of riding elephants her cartoons had promised her, Mindy spends the majority of her time as a film, theater, and voice over actress in the Austin, Texas area. They still give her money for being on HBO that one time, with her name in the credits spelled wrong. A nerdy geek, this award-winning actress joined One of Us figuring she’d put her summa cum laude BFA acting degree to good use…by judging other people’s acting. In the few seconds she gets to herself, Mindy bakes for charity, knits eccentric plushies, plays original RPG’s with her gamemaster husband, and spends time with her soulmate, Batman.



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