2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Nightmare

Sunday, March 15
11:00PM - 12:31AM

Alamo Lamar C
1120 S Lamar Blvd


Following his exploration on the deep effects of cinema in his feature Room 237, director Rodney Ascher now investigates the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. In this documentary-horror film, we experience the terror that a surprisingly large number of people suffer when they find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds every night. What should be explained by science gets complicated as sufferers from random backgrounds have very similar visions.

Section: Midnighters
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 91min

Director: Rodney Ascher

Executive Producer: Kevin Iwashina, Jamie Carmichael

Producer: Ross M. Dinerstein, Glen Zipper

Cinematographer: Bridger Nielson

Editor: Rodney Ascher

Production Designer: Ben Spiegelman, Evan Ross Murphy

Sound Designer: Jonathan Snipes

Music: Jonathan Snipes

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Tim Kirk, Executive Producer: Ralph Zipper, Co-Executive Producer: Ben Spiegelman, Co-Editor: Saul Herckis


Rodney Ascher is the director/editor of the film Room 237, a documentary exploring the signs, symbols, meanings, and metaphors five very different people have discovered within Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. His latest film, The Nightmare, had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Ross Dinerstein
(310) 253-9944

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Judith Baugin



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