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What Terrors Lurk In The Short Film ‘THE NIGHTMARE’

Freakin’ sleep paralysis.

If there’s one thing I find terrifying, it’s sleep paralysis, because I, myself, suffer from it on occasion and when it’s happening to you, it’s scary as hell. That’s why I found Rodney Ascher’s 2015 documentary THE NIGHTMARE to be so effective. And I’m also eagerly anticipating the upcoming feature DEAD AWAKE from director Phillip Guzman, screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick (creator of the FINAL DESTINATION franchise) and starring THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL’s Jocelin Donahue.

Now we have another addition to the untapped sleep paralysis horror sub-genre. Earlier this year, you may recall that we showcased a few horror shorts from the You Tube series SCARY ENDINGS; Yummy Meat and Welcome To The Circus. The entire gang behind those shorts is back and have kicked off their second season with… “The Nightmare!” Check it out below!

Written and directed by John Fitzpatrick, THE NIGHTMARE stars Carlee Baker, James Monarski and Chris Schellenger. In it, Kim’s sleep is disrupted when a demonic goblin enters her dream, determined to manifest itself in the real world. With her husband Brad right beside her but unaware of what’s going inside her mind, can Kim wake up before it’s too late? The short was produced by Brian Chandler, Jessica Chandler, Ryan Dillon, Sarah Fitzpatrick, John Fitzpatrick & Adam J. Yeend.

Want more SCARY ENDINGS? Be sure to check out the 10 shorts that make up Season One and subscribe to their official You Tube channel. You can also keep tabs via their official website.