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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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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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Indie Horror Movie “FOUND” Finds Distribution

Fangoria Magazine announced that Scott Schirmer’s award winning feature “Found” will receive distribution by The October People and that makes me smile a broad, toothy grin. Elsa and I watched “Found” at the IndieHorror.TV First Anniversary Party, and I’m looking … Continue reading

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Movie: “Mamá”

A feature length adaptation of this tasty short — courtesy of one Guillermo del Toro — is popping later in January. But the integrity and craft of this original short is exactly the kind of thing we love here at … Continue reading

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My Xmas Haul – 2012

Christmas is simply a horrible time of the year for me personally, emotionally, even existentially. I survived this one by seeking solace underground to daub some paint and tinker with tools, emerging just long enough to behave monstrously. The expectations … Continue reading

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Nightmare #326 – Deluxe Body Bag

(Male, 50s’) My dad has been gone for over 20 years so I only rarely dream about him but last night, I woke in a cold sweat. Dad was dead and we had called the company that was going to … Continue reading

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Nightmare #331 – The Invaders’ Barbecue

(Male, 40′s) I woke with oily puddles of half evaporated tears in my eyes this morning. Horrible dreams about my mother, where she was still alive, where people were having a barbecue on her back lawn, neighbors encroaching on her … Continue reading

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Nightmare #333 – Celebrity Eviction

(Male, 40′s) About a year ago, I moved back to my hometown to take care of my aging parents. In the dream, I come back to their house to find none other than Kanye West digging up the bushes in … Continue reading

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Nightmare #314 – Fires for the Dead

(Male, 30′s) This wasn’t really a nightmare that is it wasn’t a scary dream, that is, I wasn’t scared so much when I was actually IN the dream but once I woke up and started to think about it, it … Continue reading

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Nightmare #307 – Trapped in Reality TV

“…It was worse than horrible; it was a collection of everything dreadful that we’d ever gotten rid of…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #305 – Father Stabber

“…The blade only penetrated an inch or so, hardly enough to get past the belly fat and damage any essential organs…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #303 – My Gothic Vacation

(Male, 40′s) This was one of those dreams that starts off so real then goes straight into craziness. I was sleeping next to my wife — as I must have been when I was having this dream — and in … Continue reading

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Nightmare #301 – Dear Dead Dad

(Male, 50′s) I dreamt about my dad last night. He’s been dead for over twenty years. I was cleaning in his basement which was a mess when he died. Crap everywhere. All sorts of stuff. Half finished projects, materials to … Continue reading

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Nightmare #288 – Careless Delivery

“… I began to worry if Mom would have enough blood left in her…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #282 – Arms Full of Mom

“…the weirdest part was that she didn’t have any legs. I had to carry her…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #273 – Don’t Go “Home”

“…everything was shut off. We weren’t supposed to be there…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #268 – Toil, a Demon, Vampires and Wizards

“…I resumed my dream job which was taking apart greasy filthy machinery in order to salvage their screws, which is only slightly more demeaning than the job I do during my waking life…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #266 – Dark Wake

“…They had brought blankets and pillows and made beds in the long hard pews…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #255 – The Hungry Ghost

“…My Mom was there which also was strange because she’s dead…” Continue reading

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Creature Feature: Gruesome Twosome (1967)

“…em>Gruesome Twosome is a joyously campy diversion only slightly above a home movie that manages to achieve some remarkable moments, absolutely NONE of which are the least bit “scary” in the traditional sense…” Continue reading

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