The Nightmare UK Trailer Arrives. Rodney Asher‘s The Nightmare (2015) movie trailer stars Siegfried Peters, Yatoya Toy, Elise Robson, and Nicole Bosworth. The Nightmare‘s plot synopsis: “A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.”
Rodney Asher’s Room 237 (2012) was a certified hit in the documentary film-festival circuit back when it came out. People fawned over the mystery behind the subtext and deeper, hidden meanings in Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining (1980). They’re right to notice a certain allure, but I was fairly disappointed with Asher’s film, and would highly, undoubtedly recommend Kubrick’s Odyssey Pt. I and Beyond the Infinite – Kubrick’s Odyssey Pt. II (trust me – this guy is either completely nuts or on to some of the most incredible secrets of our modern age ever uncovered, and either way he’s produced two highly engaging, romantic conspiracy documentaries that you’d be hard-pressed not to fall in love with if you watch them alone at 1am).
Asher’s newest film takes on the phenomenon of sleep paralysis, and I’ve heard he does this extremely well, blending the nature of documentary form with fictional, terrifying flourishes in-between. I’ve even read reviews that claimed this film was scarier than anything they’d seen in years, and is capable of inducing some nightmares. The trailer certainly seems to corroborate these claims. There’s some scary imagery within. Sign me up, please.
Check out the poster and a more detailed synopsis, courtesy of DreadCentral, below:
“THE NIGHTMARE’S subjects hail from different backgrounds and walks of life but share eerily similar visions of malevolent, near-human beings that grow increasingly aggressive the longer the sleep paralysis recurs. Are these just random hallucinations or something more? Rational explanations get challenged by the similarities of the “shadow people” multiple subjects describe looming over them. Ascher, who has first-hand knowledge of sleep paralysis, brings the full intensity of this experience to the screen while maintaining empathy and respect for his subjects. As the film unfolds, distinctions between the documentary and horror genres fade as do easy lines between reality and the imagination.”
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