the Shadow people
I’ve actually experienced sleep paralysis but not in the form of a shadowy human. My experience was I was lying in bed and all of a sudden I couldn’t move. Black wolves started roaming around my room. One sat on my chest and slowly brought its face to mine but when I tried to scream, I couldn’t move.
This short was based on my experiences and stories from the internet. The particle effects are from Video Copilots light sabre plugin.