Release Date: June 5th, 2015
Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 minPlot Summary
Eight people experience sleep paralysis, a condition which leaves them unable to move, speak or react.
Director: Rodney Ascher
As in Rodney Ascher's previous film, Room 237, the subject of obsession is complemented by a despairing attempt to process it, corral it, and somehow conquer it. show more
Neither as frightening as a good horror flick nor as enlightening as a straight documentary, Rodney Ascher's The Nightmare borrows from both worlds in its depiction of the phenomenon known as sleep paralysis. show more
Ascher may be a better media analyst, or mythologist, than chronicler of the human condition. With The Nightmare’s foregrounding of the paranormal and refusal to acknowledge the psychological, the project sometimes feels disingenuous. show more