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Waking Nightmare

A haunting real-life tale that delves into sleep paralysis.
4/5

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Justin Moriarty’s 2-minute horror film ‘Waking Nightmare’ delves deep into the unsettling realm of sleep paralysis. Inspired by the real-life experience of Sarah Blais, the film follows the central protagonist as she battles against a terrifying hallucination. Sonja Cirilo delivers a brilliant performance, capturing the vulnerability of a person trapped in a nightmare.

The film’s restrained use of dialogue only serves to enhance its haunting atmosphere, drawing the audience firmly into the terrifying experience. The high-quality sound design and post-production only add to the film’s chilling effect. Deborah Uzurin’s portrayal as the dreamer’s partner provides a necessary contrast to the nightmare, highlighting the stark reality of the situation. Casey Fitzgerald’s cinematography is well-executed, capturing the ominous tone of the film.

This short is a part of a wider series of films exploring sleep paralysis, but it stands out as a captivating and disturbing experience. Justin Moriarty has created a memorable and skillfully crafted horror in a short runtime. Sleep paralysis is often a topic that is unexplored in the horror genre, but this film tackles it head-on with spine-tingling results. Overall, ‘Waking Nightmare’ is a must-watch for horror fans and anyone interested in the vivid and unsettling world of sleep paralysis.

Brief Synopsis

An anthology series chronicling real stories of people’s experiences with sleep paralysis. Each episode retells a different, separate nightmare.
Waking Nightmare

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Credits

Director(s): Justin Moriarty
Writer(s): Justin Moriarty
Cast: Deborah Uzurin, Sonja Cirilo
Producer(s): Brigitte Mooney, Casey Fitzgerald, Justin Moriarty
Director of Photography: Casey Fitzgerald
Animation: Andrew Leone,Erica Langworthy

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Runtime: 3 min

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Waking Nightmare

A haunting real-life tale that delves into sleep paralysis.
4/5

Review

Justin Moriarty’s 2-minute horror film ‘Waking Nightmare’ delves deep into the unsettling realm of sleep paralysis. Inspired by the real-life experience of Sarah Blais, the film follows the central protagonist as she battles against a terrifying hallucination. Sonja Cirilo delivers a brilliant performance, capturing the vulnerability of a person trapped in a nightmare.

The film’s restrained use of dialogue only serves to enhance its haunting atmosphere, drawing the audience firmly into the terrifying experience. The high-quality sound design and post-production only add to the film’s chilling effect. Deborah Uzurin’s portrayal as the dreamer’s partner provides a necessary contrast to the nightmare, highlighting the stark reality of the situation. Casey Fitzgerald’s cinematography is well-executed, capturing the ominous tone of the film.

This short is a part of a wider series of films exploring sleep paralysis, but it stands out as a captivating and disturbing experience. Justin Moriarty has created a memorable and skillfully crafted horror in a short runtime. Sleep paralysis is often a topic that is unexplored in the horror genre, but this film tackles it head-on with spine-tingling results. Overall, ‘Waking Nightmare’ is a must-watch for horror fans and anyone interested in the vivid and unsettling world of sleep paralysis.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

An anthology series chronicling real stories of people’s experiences with sleep paralysis. Each episode retells a different, separate nightmare.
Waking Nightmare

Credits

Director(s): Justin Moriarty
Writer(s): Justin Moriarty
Cast: Deborah Uzurin, Sonja Cirilo
Producer(s): Brigitte Mooney, Casey Fitzgerald, Justin Moriarty
Director of Photography: Casey Fitzgerald
Animation: Andrew Leone, Erica Langworthy

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Runtime: 3 min
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