Exclusive clip shows you what “THE NIGHTMARE” looks like


There’s nothing more frightening than THE NIGHTMARE that seems real, and that’s the subject of a chilling new documentary opening this week. We’ve got an exclusive clip past the jump.

Haunting theaters and VOD beginning tomorrow, June 5 from Gravitas Ventures, THE NIGHTMARE is filmmaker Rodney Ascher’s follow-up to ROOM 237, his much-discussed exploration of the hidden meanings of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING. This time, he tackles the true and terrifying phenomenon of sleep paralysis, “exploring the phenomenon of through the eyes of eight very different people,” according to the official synopsis. “These people (and a surprisingly large number of others) often find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds, totally unable to move but aware of their surroundings while being subject to frequently disturbing sights and sounds. A strange element to these visions is that despite the fact that they know nothing of one another (and had never heard of sleep paralysis before it happened to them), many see similar ghostly ‘shadow men.’ This is one of many reasons many people insist this is more than just a sleep disorder. THE NIGHTMARE digs deep into not only the particulars of these eight people’s uncanny experiences (through elaborate, sometimes surreal dramatizations), but it also explores their search to understand what they’ve gone through and how it’s changed their lives.”

For a list of theaters where THE NIGHTMARE is opening and other info, hit up the movie’s Facebook page.


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