Written by Jonathan Wojcik
Nightmare Beings II
*TV STATIC NOISE*
While this monster doesn't do a whole lot, I'm fairly enamored with the visuals of it, especially what's inside the porthole. What the heck kind of being is this? Just a mass of living filth, turning on humankind?
The idea that this being exists only in the dream world, but wants to become real and can do so if given a real name, is an amazing concept all around. I could see this as the main antagonist in a whole game, film or series.
Anyway, it feels a lot like a Dorothy to me. Hi, Dorothy!
I don't think I did these beings justice, or that I'm even picturing them quite right...but if you're in the mood for a good spooking, this is an especially good story to think about the next time you're outside in the dark. They don't even have to do anything to be terrifying other than exist, stare at you, and make that damn noise.
This is another I'm not sure I'm picturing right, but I love the sound of its basic elements and even its adorable name, none of which does anything to lessen its inherent creepiness.
This is one of the very, very longest nightmares ever posted to this feature, but it's also makes one of its most unsettling narratives, with an amazing payoff and a rare plant-based monster, to boot!
THE PUPPET STUDENTS
In contrast, this is a much shorter one, but it also spins an absolutely chilling story with one of the most nerve-wracking final lines I have quite possibly ever read in my life. Sweet merciful Skellington, this dream is one quick, sick ride.
While I don't nearly have the time and energy to draw even a quarter of my favorites, reading your horrible, weird dreams has become one of my absolute favorite Halloween activities, and the comment threads in our previous entries are well worth checking out if you're hankering for some creeps!
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