Sounds like night terrors. Sounds horrible but they don't seem to have any memory of it next day. It passed with our DD1 although she does still suffer every now and then. We pick her up briefly (to break the terror) and then re-settle quickly with her usual doll & blanket and other than a few sobs sometimes, she settles easily.
Hi Tai, If it is night terrors, there is not much you can do. I used to get them as a child and so did DS (although he has grown out of them now).
When DS got them they tended to come in phases. In the midst of it, he had no idea who we were and we could not comfort him at all. In the end, we realised the best strategy was to just sit with him and let him do whatever he wanted (crawl/walk around - even downstairs if necessary) because that was the quickest way for him to calm down. We wouldn't try to distract/wake him or turn on the lights because that made things worse.
The next morning he would have no memory of it, but he would be more tired.
I used to let him catch up on a bit of sleep during the day because being tired/stressed made it worse.