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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.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,901-13,000) 12,974 $28,281
All Time International Box Office (Rank 12,201-12,300) 12,273 $2,642
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,901-18,000) 17,947 $30,923

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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:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Zipper Brothers, Campfire, Highland Park Classics, Wake Media, New City Road
Production Countries: United States

Supporting Cast

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

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Production and Technical Credits

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

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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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Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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