• The Nightmare (2015)

The Nightmare

Release Date: June 5th, 2015

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Eight people experience sleep paralysis, a condition which leaves them unable to move, speak or react.

Director: Rodney Ascher

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine

    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

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 60
    Screen International

    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

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