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    Rodney Ascher's Sleep Paralysis Doc 'The Nightmare' Almost Took Inspiration From 'Dogville' (Trailer)

    He follows up his 2012 'Room 237,' a deconstruction of hair-brained 'The Shining' theories, with 'The Nightmare' about the terrified victims of sleep paralysis. An Ascher Q&A follows, plus the new trailer.

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    Watch: 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.

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    Gravitas Ventures Acquires Horror Documentary 'The Nightmare' Ahead of SXSW Premiere

    "The Nightmare," premiering tonight at SXSW, brings the horrors of sleep paralysis to the screen.

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    Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmmakers #6: Rodney Ascher's 'The Nightmare' Examines the Fabric of Reality

    Sundance alum Rodney Ascher returns to the festival with his sophomore feature film, which like his first film, is also a documentary centered on yet another mind-bending topic.

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    Watch: Already Visited 'Room 237'? Dive Deep Into The Apollo 11 Theory With Doc 'The Shining Code 2.0'

    Today, Rodney Ascher's "Room 237" arrives in theaters (review here), and it deliver an outrageous serving of theories around Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" that position the masterpiece as anything but a horror film. With the Holocaust, the treatment of Native Americans and sexual abuse among the m...

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    Watch: 'Room 237' Director Rodney Ascher's Short Doc 'S From Hell' About 1964 Screen Gems Logo

    If you thought Rodney Ascher's upcoming "Room 237" was the peak of cinematic obsession, poring over the minutiae of the vast well of conspiracy theories surrounding Stanley Kubrick's beautiful horror movie puzzle box "The Shining," get ready to tumble a bit further down the rabbit hole. A couple of ...

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    'Room 237' Review: Why I Hated, Then Admired 'Shining' Doc

    A funny thing happened on the way to reviewing “Room 237.” When I first watched Rodney Ascher’s documentary about fanatical theories on Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” I found it so patience-testing and angering that I had to turn it off at the halfway point. When I watched it a second time, obliga...

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    'Room 237,' Kubrick Fanatics And a Bonus Recommendation

    The rapturous responses to Room 237 that came out of the Sundance Film festival seem wildly overstated, but understandable. This modest, entertaining, and at times visually clever documentary about The Shining -- in which a handful of obsessives decode the signposts to supposedly "true" m...

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