by Jessie Roberts
Vaughan Bell recommends the above short film:
The Devil in the Room is a fantastic short film about the experience of hallucinatory sleep paralysis – a common experience that has been widely mythologised around the world. Sleep paralysis is the experience of being unable to move during the process of waking – when you have regained consciousness but you’re brain has not re-engaged your ability to control your muscles. The reason the experience has been widely associated with mythological creatures is because in some people it can lead to intense emotions and hallucinations.