NIGHTMARE is an online horror and dark fantasy magazine. In NIGHTMARE's pages, you will find all kinds of horror fiction, from zombie stories and haunted house tales, to visceral psychological horror.
Welcome to issue one hundred of NIGHTMARE! It feels like a milestone of terror-and we couldn't have made it without the support of all our supremely talented writers-and dedicated and loyal readers like you. To celebrate, this issue is overflowing with original fiction from some of our most stalwart contributors over the years. Stephen Graham Jones commits the perfect-or at least a perfectly terrifying-crime in his new short "How to Break into a Hotel Room." Adam-Troy Castro reports from the set of an unsettling television show in "Rotten Little Town: An Oral History." If you're hungry for a monster, Desirina Boskovich is glad to oblige with her story "I Let You Out." Our ebook readers will also enjoy several bonus stories in this super-sized extravaganza: A tale of a viral threat from Sam J. Miller ("Darkness, Metastatic") and a modern, dark fairy tale from Maria Dahvana Headley ("Wolfsbane"). Our reprints this month include a fantastic scare from Tananarive Due ("Last Stop on Route Nine"), Gemma Files ("Thin Cold Hands"), Carmen Maria Machado ("The Things Eric Eats Before He Eats Himself"), Victor LaValle ("Up From Slavery"), and Laird Barron ("Jaws of Saturn"). But wait, there's more! Our nonfiction team has also gone the extra mile, for Team NIGHTMARE. Orrin Grey returns to "The H Word" with an essay about the way the Vietnam War changed the state of horror. Plus, we have author spotlights with our authors, a book review from Terence Taylor, and a roundtable interview with your humble (outgoing) editor and our amazing (incoming) editor Wendy N. Wagner. On top of all that, we've also got a special treat for our ebook readers: Assistant editor Xander Odell collected some of our staff and writers' favorite scares. Here's to another hundred issues-enjoy!