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THE NIGHTMARE

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THE NIGHTMARE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 90m 23s

Release date 09/10/2015

BBFCInsight strong language, psychological threat, sex references

Genre(s) Documentary, Horror

Director(s) Rodney Ascher

Cast includes Yatoya Toy, Siegfried Peters, Steven Yvette, Nicole Bosworth, Elise Robson, Age Wilson

Summary THE NIGHTMARE is a horror documentary about eight people who suffer from sleep paralysis and night terrors. The work features interviews with real people and re-enactments of their experiences.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 29/09/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE NIGHTMARE is a horror documentary about eight people who suffer from sleep paralysis and night terrors. The work features interviews with real people and re-enactments of their experiences.

Language

There is strong language ('f**k'). Milder terms include 'shit'.

Threat

There is strong psychological threat throughout as people re-count their experiences of sleep paralysis and night terrors. These are often accompanied by re-enactments showing horror style images of dark shadowy figures approaching people in their beds. There are jump moments. A re-enactment of a nightmare shows a metal claw attacking a man's crotch as he sits in bed and we see blood spurt around the covers.

Sex

A woman re-counts a night terror in which she felt like a 'presence' was having sex with her. This is accompanied by a scene showing a woman lying in bed with the sheets moving above her as if someone is on top of her. A man recounts a nightmare in which another man tells him he just "came all over his mother's sheets".

Details

Title
THE NIGHTMARE
Year
2015
Distributor(s)
Altitude Film Distribution
Classified date(s)
18/09/2015
Main language
English
Submitted run time
90m 23s
Approved footage
8134+8
BBFC reference
AFV329490
Registration number
CFJ37154

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