Sleep paralysis doc, The Nightmare, continues to look terrifying

A documentary that explores the real-life terrors of sleep paralysis.

I brought this one to your attention way, way back in September when we caught our first look at Room 237 director Rodney Ascher’s new documentary, The Nightmare. What Ascher aims to do with his new film is explore the demonic visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis and provoked by his very own unsettling experiences with the condition.

Recently announced to have its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, The Nightmare has released a couple of new stills displaying the kind of hidden terrors that lie in the nightmares of Ascher’s documentary. Really, this is some creepy stuff. Check it out for yourselves.

Ascher says of The Nightmare:

This project was a once in a lifetime opportunity to cross-breed two genres I love, documentary and horror. After exploring people’s real-life waking nightmares in long, free-flowing personal interviews, it was a bizarre trip through the looking glass to bring them to life and get lost inside of them on the set.

I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty more from this one as we inch closer towards its premiere, so keep an eye here!

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If you are ever attacked by a gorilla just sit back and relax while you enjoy the once in a life time feeling of your limbs being ripped off.

4 thoughts on “Sleep paralysis doc, The Nightmare, continues to look terrifying

  1. This looks both terrifying and fascinating. It’s been years since I’ve had a sleep nightmare (most of my nightmares are in real life – ha ha), but it would be interesting to see if there are any “trends” in people’s nightmares. It would also be interesting to see if there is a difference between young people and older people, or if a nightmare is a nightmare regardless of the age.

    1. You bring up some great points! What I found interesting when writing about this is just how many people suffer from this. I can’t imagine what that must be like so I’m intrigued to find out what goes on in these people’s dreams and seeing how they’re brought to life in the documentary.

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