There are times when a documentary can be far more terrifying than any fictional film, and the upcoming The Nightmare looks to be one of them. I’m stoked the film is landing at the Seattle International Film Festival next month, and now a trailer is here for you to check out.
From director Rodney Ascher (The Shinning documentary Room 237), The Nightmare chronicles people who suffer from sleep paralysis, which sees them trapped, unable to move, in a state somewhere between sleep and wakefulness. On its own, that’s terrifying enough, but add to that people who are trapped in what are essentially waking nightmares. Ascher’s latest dives into this world, and the results are truly harrowing.
The Nightmare is currently making the festival rounds, and gets a VOD and limited release on June 5.