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Tromadance Film Festival Announces Lineup, Featuring Rodney Ascher’s ‘The Nightmare’

Tromadance Film Festival Announces Lineup, Featuring Rodney Ascher's 'The Nightmare'

READ MORE: Watch: Terrifying ‘The Nightmare’ Trailer from ‘Room 237’ Director Will Keep You Awake For Days

The selection committee of the 16thAnnual
Tromadance Film Festival has announced the festival’s final lineup. The two-day affair will take place in
Brooklyn, NY at The Paper Box on July 24 and 25. The best part is, it’s all free! Sticking to
their mission of being wholeheartedly devoted to the fans and filmmakers, the
festival does not charge for submissions or for entry to screenings. FrightPix,
a popular streaming service exclusive to horror films, sponsors the festival.

The lineup boasts three exciting feature films, including Rodney
Ascher’s “The Nightmare,” Luke Hyam’s “Xmoor” and Michael
Steves’ “Clinger.”

Stay alert, because Tromadance will also release a “Secret
Selection” in the coming days. Don’t worry, though, because a documentary on sleep paralysis, “The
Nightmare,” which premiered at Sundance and South by Southwest, will undoubtedly keep you up at

Below are brief synopses of the three films, courtesy of Tromadance.

“The Nightmare”

From the Director of Room 237, this visceral documentary examines a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.


Two adventure travelers go to the Xmoor in the British Midlands to track a mysterious giant monster. What waited for them there was something more terrifying than they could have imagined.


Fern Petersen has her life turned upside down when her overly affectionate boyfriend, Robert Klingher, dies in an embarrassing accident. When Robert returns from the dead as a love-sick ghost, he plots to kill Fern so they can be together forever.

The festival also features a number of short films, including Leah Johnston’s “Some Things Won’t Sleep,” Joshua Nelson’s “Cannibals of Clinton Road,” Ben Steiner’s “The Stomach” and many more.

READ MORE: Sundance Review: Rodney Ascher’s ‘The Nightmare’ is One of the Scariest Documentaries Ever

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