In the studio are sleep paralysis researcher Christopher French and filmmaker Carla MacKinnon discussing the science and cultural history of sleep paralysis night-mares, as well as techniques for preventing it and how to deal with it when the shadows show up in your doorway.
At the center of the discussion is MacKinnon’s new documentary Devil in the Room, which is just now being screened at film festivals in the UK.
MacKinnon herself is a sleep paralysis sufferer, and she combines her personal experience with current research to depict this fascinating and sometimes horrifying state of consciousness on film.
And she does this with the help of really creepy puppetry art, by the way.
Here’s the link to the podcast. It’s about 23 minutes.
You can find out more about MacKinnon’s new documentary and her related Sleep Paralysis project here.
PS Here’s one of my favorites stills from the movie: