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The Nightmare (2015)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $28,281Details
International Box Office $2,642Details
Worldwide Box Office $30,923
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From Rodney Ascher, the director of “Room 237”, comes a documentary-horror film exploring the phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis through the eyes of eight very different people. These people (and a surprisingly large number of others) 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, (and had never heard of sleep paralysis before it happened to them), many see similar ghostly ‘shadow men.’ This is one of many reasons many people insist this is more than just a sleep disorder. THE NIGHTMARE digs deep into not only the particulars of these eight people’s uncanny experiences (through elaborate, sometimes surreal dramatizations), but it also explores their search to understand what they’ve gone through and how it’s changed their lives.


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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 5th, 2015 (Limited) by Gravitas Ventures
International Releases: October 9th, 2015 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
Video Release: September 4th, 2015 by Gravitas Ventures
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 91 minutes
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Keywords: Sleep Disorders, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Zipper Brothers, Campfire, Highland Park Classics, Wake Media, New City Road
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 7,572 $162 Jul 3, 2015 31


Maxwell Schneller    Forrest (Adult)
Trevor LaZelle    Forrest (Baby)
Malachi Cassel    Forrest (Child)
Siegfried Peters    Chris (Adult)
Brandon Berman    Chris (Age 5)
Kevin Riley    Chris (Age 12)
Annalee Cailing    Ana
Michael Mathis    Stephen
Jesse Swatling-Holcomb    Jeff
Madison Blue    Korinne

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Ross M. Dinerstein
Producer    Glen Zipper
Executive Producer    Jamie Carmichael
Executive Producer    Kevin Iwashina
Executive Producer    Ralph Zipper
Co-Producer    Tim Kirk
Director of Photography    Bridger Nielson
Editor    Rodney Ascher
Co-Editor    Saul Herckis
Sound and Music by    Jonathan Snipes
Production Designer    Ben Spiegelman
Costume Designer    Courtney Arthur
Casting Director    Jeff Olan

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June 5th, 2015

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In another improvement to our news this week, the Limited Releases column is expanding to cover both limited and VOD releases. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, “aren't you already talking about VOD on the Home Market Releases column?” Yes. However, those are for VOD releases for films that already played in theaters some time ago. This column will include films that debut on VOD either before, or simultaneously with, their theatrical release. We think this it an important change, as too often the Limited Release column was “Limited Releases Playing in New York City and Possibly Los Angeles.” For people in most of the rest of the country, there were no films on the list playing anywhere near them. This week, there are at least a few films worth checking out, including We Are Still Here, which is playing on VOD and Love and Mercy and Testament of Youth, which are theatrical-only releases that both have a shot at mainstream success. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2015/07/03 90 $162   1 $162   $28,281 31

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Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
United Kingdom 10/9/2015 $2,642 2 2 2 $2,642 10/13/2015
International Total$2,642 10/13/2015

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