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Reviews: The Nightmare (2015)

nightmareHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
  • Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema
  • Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • [New – 11/12/15] | Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Just as Michael Myers was scarier before Rob Zombie gave him a backstory, The Nightmare is a more visceral (and empathetic) experience when it focuses on the personal details of its subjects’ stories. When it moves into the fuzzier territory of cultural representations of [sleep paralysis], it ends up being pretty surface level, and distracts from the stories being told.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: There are valid scientific explanations for what happens during sleep paralysis. However The Nightmare chooses to ignore all that and just indulge in fantasy.
  • Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film
  • [New – 11/12/15] | Greg Klymkiw @ The Film Corner
    • Excerpt: I’m not sure what’s scarier — seeing this movie if you’ve never experienced sleep paralysis, or if you have. Either way, Room 237 director Rodney Ascher has knocked one right out of the park with this chilling documentary focusing upon one of the most horrific experiences anyone can have in one’s sleep (or anytime for that matter) and, of course, the terror one experiences during the light of day, dreading sleep itself.
  • Daniel Lackey @ Cinema Axis
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: A fascinating and creepy experience that will have you praying you never know what sleep paralysis feels like.
  • Rob Wallis @ Of All the Film Blogs
    • Excerpt: What’s the worst night’s sleep you’ve ever had?
Updated: November 12, 2015 — 8:08 pm
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