The Nightmare

2015 horror documentary

Rating: 13/20

Plot: A terrifying look at sleep paralysis.

This is Rodney Ascher's second feature-length documentary, and since his first was the delightful Room 237 about The Shining, this one about sleep paralysis intrigued. There's a lot to keep you interested, including a variety of fascinating anecdotes by people who suffer from this strange phenomenon, but the reenactments start to feel a little cheesy and redundant after a while. You're also just not real sure what you're supposed to take away from any of this. There are a lot of creepy moments in this one, but its style eventually got old. You should watch it only if you're entertained by the subject matter rather than having a desire to be enlightened about it.

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