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.
Every society has its rites of passage. In this month's first original short, Kurt Fawver takes us into one town's terrifying entry to adulthood: "The Bleeding Maze." Our other original story, "The Skin of a Teenage Boy is Not Alive," by Senaa Ahmad, explores the effects of demonic possession. We also have reprints from Amanda Downum ("Spore") and Richard Gavin ("The Word-Made Flesh"). In the latest installment of our column on horror, "The H Word," Darcie Little Badger talks about the differences between jump scares and dread. We also have author spotlights with our authors, and an interview with author Nathan Ballingrud.