Category Archives: Nightmares

A Last Minute Guide to Krampus

If you are a reader of the Dailynightmare.com, you certainly are aware of our fascination with Krampus. We hold such admiration for Holiday Troll that we have named him #2 on the list of scariest Christmas monsters. We’ve watched with … Continue reading

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Learning to Tease with Luna Legare

Last Tuesday in the basement of Bona Sera, Ypsilanti, local burlesque star Luna Legare taught me a thing or two about stripping in public. Sure, there were shimmery gloves, sparkly costumes, and dance music, but lessons of the new burlesque … Continue reading

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Hunting Ghosts at the Historic Howell Theater

When my buddy and fellow horror writer, David C. Hayes invited me to hunt ghosts at a fundraiser for the Historic Howell Theater, I only had two questions: Would I get to wear an unlicensed nuclear reactor on my back … Continue reading

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Nightmare #362: The Bad Assassin

(Male, 50’s) There is no way I can convey the absolute terror I had in this dream. Reading over what I’ve written down makes it all sound like kind of a joke, but honestly, I woke up in the middle … Continue reading

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Nightmare #361: Belief and fear

(Male, 40s) As a child, I had a recurring nightmare about a monster under my bed. The horrific thing about it was not its scaly skin, nor its long and sinewy arms and legs, nor its needle-sharp teeth (I knew … Continue reading

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#360: House of 1000 Copses

(70% Female, 30% Norse Warrior, 1014 years old) As a teen, I had a recurring nightmare that I was trapped in a house which had been overtaken by a massive, sinister forest. Ungodly large trees had grown up right through … Continue reading

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#359: Very Hairy

(Female, 30’s) Okay, here’s a hilariously weird, hairy dream I had recently. In the dream, I was getting dressed to go out. I decided to hear a sleeveless top, so I stood in front of a mirror and lifted my … Continue reading

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#358: Child Vampire

(Male, 30’s) I don’t remember the whole nightmare story, but I remember one awful scene involving a child vampire.

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Nightmare #357: Awful knowledge

(Female, 50’s) I had a dream so awful last night that I haven’t been able to think or talk about it without crying, but you asked me to write it down so here goes. The dream was about carrying around … Continue reading

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Nightmare #356 – The Child Coffin Merchant

(Male, 50’s) This happened at the end of a much longer dream. My partner and I were walking through a dark area, shadowy streets. There was some element of danger, too. We weren’t alone on these streets and it was … Continue reading

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“A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness” (2013) — Movie Review

Roughly half way through “A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013)” is a prolonged shot of a man fishing on a lake while a rainstorm gently builds around him. The shot is stable with the only movement provided by … Continue reading

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Nightmare #355: Locked out

(Male, 40s) This bad dream came at the end of a night of bad dreams, one right after the other. They weren’t all scary, but they were all disturbing and unsettling, which made for a really crappy night of sleep. … Continue reading

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Nightmare #354: Strange Supper

(female 30s) I don’t remember the rest of the dream, only one strange scene of it– which I would consider a nightmare for sure. I was in some new place with people I didn’t know, and across the room, there … Continue reading

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Nightmare #353: Lost in the Landscape

(Female 20s) I’m not sure if this counts as a nightmare, but here goes. I have a couple of landscapes that reoccur in my dreams. They are like the background to a different story each time, but when I see … Continue reading

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Nightmare #352: Saving the Town from Godzilla

(Female 40’s) This was a crazy dream I had when I was a kid that mixed up those monster movie plots with Nancy Drew-style problem solving. It was about how I used my smarts to save the town from Godzilla– … Continue reading

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Three and a half reasons I love “Blood Orgy at Beaver Lake”

Everyone has one good love song, one good novel and maybe one good movie in them, and the real achievement of digital culture is that more folks– everyday regular folks like you and me– can have the opportunity to record … Continue reading

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Nightmare #351: Bad Dad versus Good Dad

(Female 50’s) This dream is so obviously rooted in television sit-com culture of the 1960’s, like Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, and Gilligan’s Island– as are many of my childhood experiences. Now that I think about it, a lot of … 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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Nightmare #349: Deadly Jailbreak

(Male, 50’s) Just a dark and sad dream. I woke up really shaken so who’s to say this wasn’t a nightmare. I was on a 5-person team, and one of the guys was someone I used to work with at … Continue reading

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News Flash: Winter is OVER: Violin Monster is RETURNING to Ann Arbor

This just in to the DailyNightmare News Network: Beloved lycanthropic fiddler known as Violin Monster is reportedly in mid-migration BACK to the streets of Ann Arbor, just in time for the Festifools Parade this weekend. Locals are heartened by this … Continue reading

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