Directed by: Rodney Ascher
Reviewed by: Brendan Graham
Didn’t expect to see a documentary at this year’s HorrorAthon did you? Well, it should feel pretty obvious why I just had to watch it right? Imagine you’re in bed at night, when all of a sudden, your body goes tingly and limp. Your body can’t move, and your eyes are wide open. You’re hearing frightening sounds, and then from the corner of your eye, that’s when you start seeing the shadows. This isn’t a horror movie, this is real, and it happens to people every day. It’s called Sleep Paralysis and The Nightmare brings together 8 people who suffer from it’s effects, and recreates their stories in chilling detail. How effective is it? Note: If you suffer from sleep paralysis, I’ve heard that this film may be triggering, keep that in mind as you read the review, and/or watch this film for yourself.