Sleep Paralysis Film: Just in Time for Halloween

We’ve said before that sleep paralysis is the scariest sleep disorder, and a new documentary is out to prove it.

Individuals who experience sleep paralysis feel like they’ve awakened from sleep, but are unable to move or speak.  In many cases, the paralysis is accompanied by terrifying hallucinations.  It’s a sleep disorder that was largely unknown until just a few years ago, and has been blamed for everything from demon stories to tales of alien abduction.

In the new documentary, The Nightmare, filmmaker Rodney Ascher used submitted stories and actor portrayals to try to explain the terror that victims of sleep paralysis feel.  Some have said it might be the scariest documentary ever made.

You can view the trailer below, and watch the entire documentary on Netflix and other video on demand services.

Hat tip to Gizmodo for the heads up about this movie.