A documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of ‘Sleep Paralysis’ through the eyes of eight very different people. These people often find themselves trapped between the sleeping and waking worlds, totally unable to move but aware of their surroundings while being subject to frequently disturbing sights and sounds. A strange element to these visions is that despite the fact that they know nothing of one another, many see similar ghostly ‘shadow men.’ This is one of many reasons many people insist this is more than just a sleep disorder. This documentary digs deep into not only the particulars of these eight people’s uncanny experiences, but it also explores their search to understand what they’ve gone through and how it’s changed their lives.
Initial release: January 26, 2015
Director: Rodney Ascher
Running time: 1h 31m
Music director: Jonathan Snipes
Cast: Siegfried Peters, Yatoya Toy, Steven Yvette, Age Wilson, Nicole Bosworth, Elise Robson
Producers: Glen Zipper, Ross M. Dinerstein