If the new trailer is any indication, the latest documentary from Rodney Ascher (last seen deconstructing The Shining with Room 237) is going to deliver what it promises: nightmares. The Nightmare takes on the peculiar phenomena of sleep paralysis and night terrors.
Even though sleep paralysis has a logical, scientific explanation, when you experience a sleep paralysis episode, it can feel like you're in a supernatural horror movie. And this short documentary won't make getting back to sleep any easier.
Conceptual photographer Nicolas Bruno has suffered from sleep paralysis since he was 15. In confronting the visions, and feelings of fear and helplessness, that can accompany this phenomenon, Bruno has discovered that transposing the notes from his sleep-paralysis journal to his photoshoots provides him a powerful…