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Opening Night of Menton3′s Katabasis Show at Last Rites Gallery

If the Doktor and I had our druthers — and a large travel budget or a private plane–, I have no doubt where we would be tonight: at the opening of Katabasis, menton3’s first solo show at the Last Rites … Continue reading

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Movie: “The Woman”

Be prepared for a unsettlingly creepy and weirdly gory viewing with The Woman (Bloody Disgusting Selects), directed by Lucky McKee, based on a book by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee, also titled The Woman. If you expect to be surprised, … Continue reading

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Nightmare #350: Bloody, bloody nose

(Female 40′s) I don’t know if this counts as a nightmare, but it was a bad dream. It’s got the same things happening as other bad dreams I’d had, which is kind of funny when you think about it: pain, … Continue reading

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A Haunted Michigan Vacation

Sometimes, when looking for excitement and adventure, one has to go no further than one’s own backyard– or one’s state. Although I am Michigan born and bred, I have been informed that “Pure Michigan” was waiting for me, but I … Continue reading

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Nightmare #348: When the Worms Come Out

(Female, 30′s) I had this dream when I was about 5 years old; it’s a vivid dream that I still remember clearly. I was in the kitchen (in what was, in the dream, “my” house). Tiny red worms started crawling … Continue reading

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The Necronomicon for Kids?

A friend of ours bought this journal for her child. Her child thought the journal was scary. Now it’s ours. Look familiar?

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Nightmare #347: Assassination Attempt

(Female, 50s) This nightmare had a very realistic feeling, which made it even more confusing. I mean, assassination? Really? My husband recently passed away, but in the dream he was still alive. The weird thing was we were in bed … Continue reading

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Nightmare #346: Scary Garden, Scary Basement

(Female, 60) In this nightmare, I was at the home of an acquaintance. Susan is a bit bossy and demanding in real life and can even be a little bit scary because she’s so self-assured, but nothing as extreme as … Continue reading

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Katabasis Kickstarter Project: Dark and Funded

Katabasis is a hard cover art book based on a solo art show by Menton J. Matthews III at the Last Rites Gallery in New York in April, 2014. And it’s also a successfully funded Kickstarter project. We’re pleased to … Continue reading

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“Til Death Do Us Part” — Severed Heads Wedding Cake

Oh, to be young and in love, and just starting out in life! There’s the excitement of planning the wedding and coming up with the perfect everything to convey just what you mean to each other. Each aspect of a … Continue reading

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Dailynightmare’s Best of 2013

2013 was a horrifically exciting year for the denizens of the Dailynightmare.com. We undertook new projects, traveled to new places, and made new connections. Here’s a look back at the highlights of 2013: Face casting date and followup We ventured … Continue reading

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Nightmare #345: Ear Aches and Metal Scraps

(Female, 50s) This might be my oldest nightmare from childhood, and one that’s stuck around in my memory for years. I don’t remember how old I was when I had it, probably around 5. It seemed to bring a bunch … Continue reading

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Nightmare #344: Worst Nightmares from Kids

(Female, 30′s) This wasn’t my dream, but my 5 year old son’s nightmare, some years back. I remember it quite clearly. He woke in the night, as he often did at that age, whimpering fitfully and not quite awake. I … Continue reading

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“A Horrible Way to Die” (2010) — Horror Thriller Cure for Heartbreak

Neil Sedaka sang it right years ago: breaking up is hard to do. There are the memories, good and bad, the sort that linger and haunt a person in the middle of the night. There’s the loneliness and now having … Continue reading

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Happy Krampusnacht to You!

If you haven’t been informed: beware! Today is the day that St Nicholas and his mountain troll companion, Krampus, come to visit to the children. To the good little ones, St Nicholas gives gifts, but bad children are punished by … Continue reading

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Video: Scary Japanese Tire Commercial… with warning!

A good reason, which you may not have considered, for buying the very best tires!

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What is the Most Common Nightmare?

Over at i09, Robert T. Gonzalez poses the question, “What is the most common nightmare?” To find an answer, he turns to a body of nightmare research generated worldwide since the 1930′s by psychologists Antonio Zadra, Michael Schred and many … Continue reading

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21st Annual Marshall City Rec Haunted Trail

Of all the holiday seasons, the Doktor and I enjoy Halloween best of all. We have our traditions — Nosferatu at the Michigan Theater, decorations and frightening foods, the masques and costumes, the surprises and treats — and we’ve made … Continue reading

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Frightful Food: Entrails made of Bananas and Brown Sugar

As a fan of horror and food, I was beside myself to discover Kitchen Overlord’s section on “The Noshing Dead.” Delicious recipes with simply GHASTLY presentation. I’m linking here to a dish that resembles entrails made from bananas and brown … Continue reading

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Nightmare #343: Faster and Faster

(Male, 40′s) This is a recurrent dream-image that I’ve had all my life– like as far back as I can remember. It may have started in adolescence, but I’m not sure exactly when. The set-up of the dream varies– the … Continue reading

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