http://www.indiewire.com/article/wa...irector-will-keep-you-awake-for-days-20150501Watch: Terrifying 'The Nightmare' Trailer from 'Room 237' Director Will Keep You Awake For Days
Rodney Ascher takes on sleep paralysis in what many critics are calling one of the most terrifying documentaries ever made.
Between directing "The Shining" conspiracy documentary "Room 237" and a segment for the horror anthology sequel "The ABCs of Death 2," it's clear director Rodney Ascher has a special place in his heart for all things terror. The director's latest project, "The Nightmare," is his scariest effort yet as he explores the real-life nightmares of subjects who suffer from sleep paralysis. The film had a successful premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Interviewing eight adults who suffer from sleep paralysis and resulting night terrors, Ascher explores his subjects' terrifying semi-conscious states while also recreating their horrific dreamscapes for the viewer to witness. The result is a unique non-fiction experience that holds its own against the hits of the horror fiction genre. If the debut trailer for "The Nightmare" makes anything clear, it's to definitely avoid seeing it alone.
My son saw this one at school, on one of those days when they watched a film after testing was finished. it gives me hope that the local public education system is a little more open-minded than they used to be. (In my day, we were treated to films about nutrition and school-bus safety on those days.).. enjoy mate ... and I haven't watched this one yet but it might be a good double bill? ..
After watching this I'm wondering, is it just me or are these people even more self-centred than the residential folks they decry? No responsibilities to anybody but themselves, and good luck to them, but their attitudes don't sit too comfortably for some reason. The people here represent the generation that promoted the goddamn consumerist ethic in the western world and now they just wanna leave the mess for everybody else. Something about that irks me.Got a real gem here. Last night there was a story about Slab City (long-term US desert locale with quite a large community of squatters living rent free) on the news saying the bureaucrats were going to cut off their water supply. As I was seeking the video (thought someone had posted it here - maybe its in Human Condition) I found this in the search.
Vagrants? Itinerants? Squatters? Drifters? Homeless? Those who've chosen to roam have often been derided by the sedentary community. I think it looks very tasty. If I were single again ...
Without bounds: Perspectives on a Mobile Lifestyle
Get it while its hot, folks. These good free docos have a habit of disappearing from freeview.
It was also discussed on the Randi thread when it was first shown. From this post on wards:Last night on BBC4 there was a documentary about James Randi - I thought it was really good. It got a bit soppy at the end (owing to the documentary makers trying to make some feeble connection between him basing his career on Revealing Truth when his partner had been concealing his original identity and was actually an illegal immigrant) but apart from that.. Although it did have me ranting at the television over that self-serving twerp Uri Geller and also some disgraceful 'faith healer' in America. As one man against the forces of willful stupidity he's done pretty well. Well worth a watch and will be on the iplayer for a while.
Into Cambodia, IIRC. Straight To Hell on a moped. Was Dana Stone with him? I must read it again. I love the way Herr describes the borderlands the correspondents straddled between the lunacy and the light. What a writer.I remember the passage in Dispatches about Sean Flynn heading into the jungle on a motorbike, never to be seen again.
In a search of exceptional images, he traveled with Special forces units and irregulars operating in remote areas. While on assignment in Cambodia in April 1970, Flynn and fellow photojournalist Dana Stone were captured by communist guerrillas. Neither man was seen or heard from again.