THE NIGHTMARE is an original horror documentary directed by Rodney Ascher, the acclaimed director of the hit Stanley Kubrick analysis... Room 237.
The film exploring the phenomenon of sleep paralysis through the eyes of 8 very different people. These people (and a surprisingly large number of others) often find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds, totally unable to move but aware of their surroundings while being subject to frequently disturbing sights and sounds. Strangely, despite the fact that they know nothing of one another and had never heard of sleep paralysis before it happened to them, many see similar ghostly “shadow men.” Just one of many reasons people insist this is more than just a sleep disorder. The film digs deep into not only the particulars of these 8 people’s uncanny experiences through elaborate, sometimes surreal dramatizations, but also explores their search to understand what they’ve gone through and how it’s changed their lives.
- via Apple