The Nightmare (2015)

  • Documentary, Horror
  • 1h 31m

A documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of sleep paralysis through the eyes of eight very different people.

They often find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds, totally unable to move but aware of their surroundings while being subject to disturbing sights and sounds. A strange element to these visions is that despite the fact that they know nothing of one another, many see similar ghostly “shadow men.” This is one of many reasons people insist this is more than just a sleep disorder.

This documentary digs deep into not only the particulars of these eight people’s uncanny experiences, but it also explores their search to understand what they’ve gone through and how it’s changed their lives.

“In the faces of these men and women, ranging in age from their 20s to their 40s and spread out everywhere from Los Angeles to Manchester, you can see the genuine terror they suffered — and, in some cases, continue to suffer.” — Rene Rodrigues, Miami Herald


Rodney Ascher




United States


Gravitas Ventures

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