The Russian Sleep Experiment – A Short Film

November 14, 2015

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email:


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In the 1940’s, post WWII, 3 political prisoners were part of a Russian experiment. The group was kept in a room and forced to inhale gas that prevented them from sleeping for thirty days. The experiment was designed to study the effects of sleep deprivation. The men went insane and carried horrible self mutilation, at least according to Creepypasta.  Now, a short film, based on the “The Russian Sleep Experiment”, has been made.




The short film was written and directed by Timothy Smith and stars Michael Alexander, Gary Brunner, Michael Bugard, Michael Stephen Bryant, Zachary Ross and Brett Solferino. ‘The Russian Sleep Experiment’ is now making it’s rounds at film festivals and is currently running a Kickstarter campaign .



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