New Trailer For Mara Shows The Nightmare That Is Sleep Paralysis

If you have ever experienced sleep paralysis, you will know just how terrifying it can be. But this trailer for new film Mara is set to make that nightmare even darker...

The film is being described as a supernatural horror and it looks like it will be well worth a watch if you like to have the living daylights scared out of you. A pillow to hind behind will be 100 per cent necessary.

Mara is set to star Olga Kurylenko, and will follow the story of a criminal psychologist. But while she is investigating the murder of a man, she falls victim to an ancient demon that murders people in their sleep. Lovely jubbly.

The film draws on sleep paralysis, which is also known as Sudden Unexpected Nocturnal Death Syndrome (SUNDS), as well as mythology.

Credit: Mara
Credit: Mara

The film will also star Javier Botet, Melissa Bolona, Craig Conway, Lance E. Nichols, Jacob Grodnik and Rosie Fellner.

People who have suffered from sleep paralysis describe it as feeling conscious but unable to move. It can happen when a person is between the stages of wakefulness and sleep.

For just a few seconds or even minutes, you might be unable to move or speak, and you might feel a sensation of pressure pushing down on you, or like you are being choked.

Credit: Mara
Credit: Mara

The film has turned sleep paralysis into some sort of demon or curse, which appears to enter the mind of Olga's character as she sleeps.

There is currently no release date for the film, meaning you will have to hold tight for more details on when you will be able to catch Mara in cinemas.

Expectations are already high for horror-seekers, as this movie has been produced by the same people who created Paranormal Activity and Insidious.


Prepare yourselves for a few nightmares after you have watched this one.

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