Much Like Evil, The Spooky-Kid Horror Movie Will Never Die

In Before I Wake, parents (Kate Bosworth, Thomas Jane) still grieving the loss of their young son decide to foster an adorable boy who'd be a perfect li'l angel ("He likes butterflies!") if only he didn't have such horrifying nightmares that come true. Yo kid, don't peek under the bed! » 3/16/15 2:40pm 3/16/15 2:40pm

Bad Dreams About Your Upcoming Exam May Work To Your Advantage

A recent study shows that medical students who had negative dreams about an exam the night before did better than those students who didn't. The results offer support for the Threat Simulation Theory, which suggests we dream as a way to prepare for real-life threats. » 11/04/14 6:00pm 11/04/14 6:00pm

A victim of sleep-paralysis recreates his visions in photographs

Conceptual photographer Nicolas Bruno has suffered from sleep paralysis since he was 15. In confronting the visions, and feelings of fear and helplessness, that can accompany this phenomenon, Bruno has discovered that transposing the notes from his sleep-paralysis journal to his photoshoots provides him a powerful… » 2/21/14 12:05pm 2/21/14 12:05pm

Short documentary turns folks into personifications of their nightmares

In Dreams is an experimental documentary on a familiar subject: common recurring nightmares. But with a little animation, the dreamers are transformed into the very things they fear when they close their eyes. » 12/08/13 4:00pm 12/08/13 4:00pm

Industry groups fund studies to prove cheese doesn't cause nightmares

There's a common bit of folk wisdom that claims ingesting cheese before bed can cause you to have weird dreams, nightmares, and even night terrors. In an effort to combat this myth, the cheese industry has been funneling money into poorly conducted (albeit pretty entertaining) scientific studies. » 11/11/13 10:30am 11/11/13 10:30am

What is the most common nightmare?

Scientists have been investigating nightmares for over a century. Their work has resulted in some seriously bizarre findings, but nothing is more strange than the discovery of what people's most common nightmares are. » 11/08/13 2:00pm 11/08/13 2:00pm

The episode of Xena: Warrior Princess that set women, TV and comedy…

Xena: Warrior Princess isn’t just a cult TV success, but a feminist icon. The tough warrior fought for the good of the realm in the show, but the show itself helped pave the way for a new generation of female action stars and entertainment. Which makes the show’s decision to chuck Xena to put Gabrielle in a horrible,… » 4/11/13 9:45am 4/11/13 9:45am

This life-size E.T. puppet is the creepiest thing that has ever existed

Do you like E.T. ? Do you enjoy aliens who try to abduct young children and look like scrotums? Do you hate yourself with the passion of a thousand dying suns? Then you might want to order yourself NECA's new 1:1-scale E.T. replica! This puppet stands nearly three feet tall, can be pre-ordered for $250, and has an… » 4/08/13 7:00am 4/08/13 7:00am

How to stop nightmares from destroying your sleep

Nightmares are one of the more loathsome aspects of the human condition. But there is a science behind these terrifying visions. And there are actually a few simple ways to keep the bad dreams away. » 10/17/12 11:33am 10/17/12 11:33am

This freaky statue of a furry, hoof-handed woman will clip-clop into…

There's art that challenging and art that's a little scary, and then there's art that you wouldn't want showing up in your back yard at night. This bizarre statue sitting off a road in Fredericton, New Brunswick, definitely falls into the latter category. She looks like she might just follow someone home. » 7/29/12 4:00pm 7/29/12 4:00pm

Real-Life Inception: Army looks to "counteract nightmares" with digital…

A soldier tries to sleep. But he is not safe in his dreams. Jolted awake by a nightmare, the combat veteran fumbles in the dark for his 3-D glasses. » 10/22/11 1:45pm 10/22/11 1:45pm

Sucker Punch artist Alex Pardee shows you what your nightmares look like

You've seen Alex Pardee's Sucker Punch character design posters and his disturbing half-digested children. Now behold his latest project, Vertigo: A Decade of Hunting Nightmares. Here's our exclusive look at Pardee's monstrous dream beasts. » 1/05/11 4:02pm 1/05/11 4:02pm

Check out Weta's special-effects test footage from the set of Darkchylde

How can you bring the vivid, disturbing transformations from Randy Queen's comic book Darkchylde to life on the big screen? New test footage, showing a nice Southern girl mutating into creatures from her nightmares, gives us our first glimpse. » 7/12/10 10:00am 7/12/10 10:00am