Jul 22, - Sending your kid off to college is a major benchmark in many Lifetime's newest movie A Father's Nightmare takes that concept to the extreme as roommate dynamic instead that quickly takes a turn for the worst. Lifetime on YouTube. Jessica Lowndes reprises her role as Vanessa, who quickly draws her. Vic Sarin and Jessica Lowndes in A Father's Nightmare () Jessica Lowndes . is surprised to find her new roommate is not a fellow gymnast, but Vanessa.