The Nightmare is the latest film from Room 237 director Rodney Ascher, combining a mix of documentary interviews with eerie reenactments to explore the concept of sleep paralysis — a fairly common, if unsettling problem that plenty of people have faced. We have the first trailer for the upcoming horror documentary, which gathered a bit of attention when it played both Sundance and SXSW this year.
Essentially, Director’s Commentary is a new audio track for an old Frankenstein film, featuring the star of that original film, Leon Vitali. But it also includes contributions from actors Clu Gulager and Zack Norman, who weren’t in Terror of Frankenstein. Exactly how truthful or fictional the commentary is, Ascher won’t say (“A little mystery never hurt anyone”). Whatever exactly it is, it sounds fascinating and unique enough for me to break my unofficial rule and donate to the fundraiser.