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(Huffington Post)   Upcoming Neil Gaiman Novel #34: Children's Nightmares Turned Into Photographs   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 31
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2014-07-14 01:32:26 PM  
Some of those are pretty neat. But for horror photography Joshua Hoffine (link PNSFW gore) is the man.

www.gorestruly.com

Bonus since he uses his daughter in the photos.
 
2014-07-14 02:51:58 PM  
www.quiterly.com
 
2014-07-14 03:09:56 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.quiterly.com image 777x336]


They don't?
 
2014-07-14 03:10:07 PM  
Those new Sandman books kind of suck, huh?

And 'Ocean at the End of the Lane' was kinda weak, huh?
 
2014-07-14 03:12:36 PM  
Has anyone here had any experience with night terrors?
 
2014-07-14 03:24:58 PM  
Was anyone else thinking of the photos used in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"? Except the ones used that book were unintentionally creepy.
 
2014-07-14 03:37:03 PM  
Those were all pretty cool. The B&W gives the whole thing a look of desolation on top of the creepiness.
 
2014-07-14 03:38:50 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-14 03:46:39 PM  
Damn, that brings back some bad childhood memories.  Why don't I have these kinds of dreams now, when they aren't so bad?
 
2014-07-14 03:47:11 PM  

James Rieper: Has anyone here had any experience with night terrors?


My daughter was getting them, but she is getting better (she is 2).  What was really bad was that she had them on an airplane over the Atlantic.  Trying to calm her down while screaming in a plane full of people knowing full well there wasn't anything I could do about it is a nightmare in itself.

I used to have sleep paralysis, pretty frequently into my mid/late 20's.  Usually if I took naps during the day.  Laying there trying to get my arms to move or trying to roll myself off of my bed.  With enough will power I could force myself awake.  I honestly found it more intriguing then terrifying because I knew what was going on.

I still have moments like those, but most of the time it is more like I am dreaming that I am lying in bed other then "I am awake and cannot move".  Dream that I get up and take a shower only to wake up in the middle of it to..get up and take a shower.
 
2014-07-14 03:49:18 PM  
threepanelsoul.com
/Three Panel Soul
 
2014-07-14 03:55:38 PM  
I've suffered from sleep paralysis since I was very, very little.  With vivid open eye hallucinations that last for a few seconds after I wake-up.

"Nightmares" for me are the orange on the rainbow-spectra of dream categories.
 
2014-07-14 04:15:12 PM  

James Rieper: Has anyone here had any experience with night terrors?


For a while during my teen years. I don't remember much about the content of the dreams, but I remember on several occasions waking up to find myself bolting out of bed and running up the stairs.

Freaked my family out, but eventually they just stopped.

(What little I do remember is straight out of an alien abduction story. Lots of lying immobile and helpless on a table while shadowy figures stood over me. If I believed in such things, I'd be tempted to call them UFO-related PTSD flashbacks.)
 
2014-07-14 04:15:17 PM  

Burr: James Rieper: Has anyone here had any experience with night terrors?

My daughter was getting them, but she is getting better (she is 2).  What was really bad was that she had them on an airplane over the Atlantic.  Trying to calm her down while screaming in a plane full of people knowing full well there wasn't anything I could do about it is a nightmare in itself.

I used to have sleep paralysis, pretty frequently into my mid/late 20's.  Usually if I took naps during the day.  Laying there trying to get my arms to move or trying to roll myself off of my bed.  With enough will power I could force myself awake.  I honestly found it more intriguing then terrifying because I knew what was going on.

I still have moments like those, but most of the time it is more like I am dreaming that I am lying in bed other then "I am awake and cannot move".  Dream that I get up and take a shower only to wake up in the middle of it to..get up and take a shower.


Nothing like that for me, but had constant vivid dreaming (including frequent nightmares) until I was in my thirties.  My wife had to learn to push down on my chest if she had to wake me up, otherwise I'd sit bolt upright.

That all stopped, but I'm not sure why.
 
2014-07-14 04:52:35 PM  

James Rieper: Has anyone here had any experience with night terrors?


No, but check back with me tomorrow.
 
2014-07-14 05:03:24 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: They don't?


That's my darkest fear.
 
2014-07-14 05:05:45 PM  

Son of Thunder: James Rieper: Has anyone here had any experience with night terrors?

For a while during my teen years. I don't remember much about the content of the dreams, but I remember on several occasions waking up to find myself bolting out of bed and running up the stairs.
Freaked my family out, but eventually they just stopped.
(What little I do remember is straight out of an alien abduction story. Lots of lying immobile and helpless on a table while shadowy figures stood over me. If I believed in such things, I'd be tempted to call them UFO-related PTSD flashbacks.)


I still have those from time to time, even now (in my late 30's).  The dreams that come with them are invariably of the "chased by a shadowy inhuman figure" variety.

The main problem is that I'm half-blind and in full fight-or-flight mode for about 3 seconds, between the time when my body gets its mobility back and when I realize I was only dreaming.  During those few seconds, I lash out at anything between me and the way out of the room; the only saving grace is that I'm so disoriented I can rarely hit anything aside from the nightstand.

That, and the whole "the stairs are right outside the bedroom door" issue...
 
2014-07-14 05:06:16 PM  
I have kicked right through my bedroom door due to night terrors. Probably wake the family yelling about once a month.
 
2014-07-14 05:52:40 PM  

nmrsnr: Some of those are pretty neat. But for horror photography Joshua Hoffine (link PNSFW gore) is the man.

[www.gorestruly.com image 850x850]

Bonus since he uses his daughter in the photos.


But he loses points for having autoplay music on his site (even though it's appropriate).
 
2014-07-14 06:23:40 PM  

James Rieper: Nothing like that for me, but had constant vivid dreaming (including frequent nightmares) until I was in my thirties.  My wife had to learn to push down on my chest if she had to wake me up, otherwise I'd sit bolt upright.


I still get those as well.  Bolting up in the middle of the night out of bed trying to either get away from something or trying to run to somebody.  Usually being chased.  Just vivid dreams and realistic nightmares.

I try to relax at least a half hour before bed, nothing that stimulates my mind.  If I play video games or watch TV it tends to affect my dreams.  My wife had to stop listening to the radio when we sleep because it messed with me too much.
 
2014-07-14 06:46:45 PM  
whenever you are afraid, just tell yourself the scariest most dangerous thing in the darkness.... is you.


/maybe, we don't have bears in these parts results may vary
 
2014-07-14 06:52:14 PM  
ideaspasm.com
 
2014-07-14 07:17:44 PM  
i.huffpost.com

I've had this one. The trick is to jump through the hedge into the garden of the guy who shouts at you when you are in his garden. He'll shout at you but that`s better than dinosaurs. Then you can leave his garden after a while (he really wants you to leave now but the noise of him shouting keeps attracting the dinosaurs and he won't stop shouting until you leave and you keep trying to talk to him and explain about the dinosaurs and get him to shut up so you can leave but he won't stop shouting) and sort of hide behind the wall a bit while the dinosaurs run in circles until you wake up.
 
2014-07-14 08:15:08 PM  
I had a dream recently that I guess was supposed to be one of those public humiliation nightmares, but I flipped it in the dream: I was in a television studio and for some reason, people thought I was Brad Paisley (we don't look alike). He was supposed to play a few songs on a TV show and I was there explaining that I wasn't him and this was all a mistake. Eventually a producer in a suit said to me: "I know, except you have to go out there and that's final". So I know who paisley is, don't really know any of his songs, and I spent the rest of the dream trying to figure out what tunes me and the band both knew. Then we went on TV, started playing "She" by Green Day and I woke up.

CSB
 
2014-07-14 08:51:15 PM  

nmrsnr: Some of those are pretty neat. But for horror photography Joshua Hoffine (link PNSFW gore) is the man.

[www.gorestruly.com image 850x850]

Bonus since he uses his daughter in the photos.


I'm wondering who the creepy bald dude is in some of the pictures, particularly the Pickman's Masterpiece set.
 
2014-07-14 09:38:24 PM  

Pentaxian: Was anyone else thinking of the photos used in "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"? Except the ones used that book were unintentionally creepy.


I immediately thought of that book. But I thought those pictures were intentionally creepy.
 
2014-07-14 10:14:13 PM  
That was...pretty weak sauce. (Excepting perhaps the first one.) Or maybe I just had some particularly f*cked-up nightmares as a kid. Or, maybe it's all just relative...

/A major theme seemed to be "human deformity," as in distortions/perversions of human form
//...even fairly innocuous crap in that general direction creeps me right the fark out, to this day:


2.bp.blogspot.com

///...then there were the sock monkeys...*shudder*
 
2014-07-15 12:28:12 AM  

nmrsnr: Some of those are pretty neat. But for horror photography Joshua Hoffine (link PNSFW gore) is the man.

[www.gorestruly.com image 850x850]

Bonus since he uses his daughter in the photos.


Uh, I guess if you can't recognize shiatty photoshop he's the man
 
2014-07-15 07:42:23 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-15 09:25:48 AM  
My wife wanted me to talk about my dreams.  I started to, but she became visibly upset just listening to them, so I stopped.  After that, I pretended not to remember or I just put her off (which she seemed ok with). I'd been writing them down in a journal instead, and that seemed to help me sort through them.

They tapered off and then stopped maybe five years ago.  I'm not sure why.  At that point I'd been experimenting more with lucid dreaming.  That seemed to help with the content but not the frequency.  Generally speaking I'm a more relaxed guy now, but I'm not sure if that's a cause or an effect.

There were some other really stressful things going on a few years before that.  The dreams seemed to go away as those things got better, but again I'm not sure if that's related.  I'd been through stressful periods before and, while stress could bring on a nightmare, resolving the stress wouldn't stop the overall pattern of having nightmares.

Sometimes they weren't "nightmares" per se, but they were just really intense.  At times I could even feel textures or smell things.  I'd see tiny cracks in the tile of a wall or the ripples from individual rain drops in a puddle.  When that happened, I knew I was really deep dreaming and would be completely exhausted the next day.
 
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2014-07-15 09:42:37 AM  

James Rieper: Has anyone here had any experience with night terrors?


My youngest used to get them all the time, weird shiat. It was like he was awake but not and the screaming was the worst thing you can imagine, like coming from deep inside the soul. Suddenly then he would stop, take a drink and fall back aslep.  We fixed it by making sure he went to the bathroom before going to bed, apparently his body was waking him up but not enough.
 
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