Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237) meets eight sufferers of sleep paralysis and discovers the terror that awaits them when they fall asleep each night.
★★★★ “A nonfiction film more frightening than most of today’s narrative horror films.” – Guardian
“Rodney Ascher’s ‘The Nightmare‘ is one of the scariest documentaries ever.” – Indiewire
Imagine if every time you got into bed and began to drift off your body locked up, totally frozen. But you are not asleep. You can see and hear everything and that’s when the shadow men come.
In this documentary-horror film we experience the terror that a surprisingly large number of people suffer when they find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds every night. Using dramatic reconstructions, compelling first-hand accounts and slick cinematic trickery, The Nightmare will entertain, educate and completely petrify.