The Nightmare Review (2015)


The Review (Spoiler Free)

The nightmare is horror documentary about sleep paralysis. The movie interviews 8 different people who have been experiencing sleep paralysis and re-enact their experiences. The documentary is basically re-enactment of their experience.  In visual horror experience, there aren’t much there.  All the re-enactment is done with cheesy CGI.  But I do understand that this is not a big budget movie.  The movie is feels like long TV show.

But what is so scary about the movie is that sleep paralysis is very real. I don’t really have experience with sleep paralysis personally, but I do know few of friends who has experience with it. Sleep paralysis is very common then you think it is, and it is terrifying experience. Many times, it is also religious experience, so it involves the demons and under spiritual beings.

The Director

The Nightmare is directed by Rodney Ascher who is responsible for another great horror documentary called Room 237.  Room 237 is documentary about Stanley Kubrick’s horror film, The Shining.

In the Nutshell

The movie is scary because of the its subject matter.  I gave 3 out of 5 stars.

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Genre: Documentary

Rotten Tomato Rating: 72% / 43%

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