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Saturday, 8 August 2015

THE NIGHTMARE [2015]

Documentary director Rodney Ascher sticks to his taste for horror with The Nightmare, an off-beat look into eight people's stories about the frightening things they encounter during sleep paralysis.
Like his previous film, Room 237, Ascher is attracted to what all the nutty bunnies of the world have to say and it results in a film that feels more like a Friday night "Weird Encounters" episode on FOX than it does a quality film on the phenomenon.  Each speaker narrates their story over dramatic re-enactments that are a blend of low-budget fun and laughably bad.  If you're not taking the material too seriously it can be entertaining for a while but after about 25 minutes it gets far too monotonous to be enjoyable anymore.

2 TV static Martians out of 5

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