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The Nightmare (Movie Review)

PLOT: ROOM 237 director Rodney Ascher continues his pseudo-documentary stylings by interviewing eight people victimized by sleep paralysis. The common thread? They're all more or less vexed by the same suffocating NIGHTMARE: sleep paralysis! REVIEW: After leaving the doc world astir with his thought-provoking Kubrick love-letter ROOM 237, filmmaker Rodney Ascher is back with...
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New stills from Rodney Ascher's The Nightmare

Rodney Ascher's new documentary, THE NIGHTMARE , is set for a VOD and limited theatrical release in just a few weeks, June 5th, and what’s on tap for today is a handful of creepy new stills, giving us a quick look at what Ascher’s horror doc has in store. Dig ‘em below! You can watch the most recent trailer right HERE if you missed it! In the film:...
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New trailer for Rodney Ascher's The Nightmare

Rodney Ascher's new documentary, THE NIGHTMARE , is getting set for its VOD and limited theatrical release on June 5th, and today we have an all-new trailer that sneaks up behind you. Dig it below! “ This project was a once in a lifetime opportunity to cross-breed two genres I love, documentary and horror. After exploring people's real-life waking nightmares in long,...
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Peep the trailer for Rodney Ascher's The Nightmare

A little over a week it's been since seeing the newest poster for Rodney Ascher's THE NIGHTMARE , the much anticipated follow up to his doc ROOM 237 . Well now we have a look at the first official trailer for the flick below. Cop a peek! THE NIGHTMARE’S subjects hail from different backgrounds and walks of life, but share eerily similar visions of malevolent,...
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First poster for Rodney Ascher's sleep paralysis doc The Nightmare

Rodney Ascher's new documentary, THE NIGHTMARE , is getting set for its premiere at the Stanley Film Festival before it hits VOD and limited theaters on June 5th. The first poster, from Badass Digest, is fantastic and terrifying in its simplicity—an empty bed teases the scariest place on earth. Awesome. “This project was a once in a lifetime opportunity to...
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Rodney Ascher's sleep paralysis doc The Nightmare gets a release date

Rodney Ascher's follow-up to ROOM 237 is the sleep paralysis documentary THE NIGHTMARE , which made its world premiere in February at the Sundance Film Festival (read our review HERE ). Ascher's film uses cinematic recreations to get the audience into the heads of everyday people suffering from sleep paralysis, a condition in which they regain consciousness but are unable to move or cry...
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Review: The Nightmare (Sundance 2015)

PLOT: A documentary focusing on the phenomenon of sleep paralysis as experienced by eight strangers. REVIEW: Rodney Ascher's THE NIGHTMARE should have been a slam­dunk. His SHINING doc, ROOM 237, was unsettling even if most if the interpretations put across in the film were nonsense. It had so much style that it didn't really matter if most of the participants...
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ABC's of Death 2 Blu-ray/DVD details and artwork revealed

ABC'S OF DEATH 2 brings us 26 more killer short films from an international conglomerate of directors, and now the wickedly fun anthology is headed to DVD and Blu-ray on February 3, 2015. 26 tales of death, one short film for every letter of the alphabet: this formula was used to explore macabre matters in Magnet Releasing’s THE ABC'S OF DEATH and the same framework...
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New look at Rodney Ascher's sleep paralysis doc The Nightmare

The mind behind ROOM 237 , a documentary that explores the batshit crazy interpretations of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING, will be hitting the Sundance Film Festival in January with his new film, THE NIGHTMARE . Directed by Rodney Ascher, THE NIGHTMARE focuses on exploring the demonic visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis and provoked by his very own unsettling...
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Stephen King slams Room 237 and The Shining - again

Stephen King is not a fan of Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING, I think any horror hound worth their weight knows this. And even though most of us are fans of that movie, and of course King's terrific book, it's always interesting (and kind of fun) to hear the author explain his revulsion to Kubrick's adaptation. And King's indeed at it again, this time in the...
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First look at chilling horror doc The Nightmare from Rodney Ascher

Quite a few people really dug Rodney Ascher’s strangely fascinating documentary ROOM 237 , which revolved around the various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING. Now, Ascher is back with his new documentary, THE NIGHTMARE , which explores just that—nightmares. Since production on the film just wrapped, they were nice enough to send over its first still....
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Here's the green band trailer for ABC's of Death 2

Just a couple of days after bringing you the awesome red-band trailer for the upcoming ABC'S OF DEATH 2, we've now got the green band trailer to share with you folks who want less gore, more bore. You're out there, right? I much prefer the red-band trailer but each his or her own. I like the gore! The sequel to the horror anthology features 26 new ways to die...
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