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Editorial

Editorial, November 2012

Welcome to issue number two of Nightmare! We’ve got a great issue for you, so click through to see what we have in store for you this month.

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Desirina Boskovich

I think the uncanny and the horrific are seen most powerfully from the edges of society. Because of this, I often choose narrators who are marginalized in some way, or whose connections to mainstream culture are for some reason tenuous.

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Interview: Peter Straub

I see the passage into death as an immense transition from the temporal into the eternal. I think there’s a tremendous focused power involved in that particular moment. Dead bodies for a while, I think, still have some of that force. So the idea of people who went around habitually murdering other people solely for the experience of murdering them, that is, participating in this great process—in an evil way, of course—from an unappetizing, mentally-ill manner, they couldn’t help but be interesting to me.

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Author Spotlight: Sarah Langan

I wrote this story about eight years ago, and, though I loved the premise, couldn’t make it work. Then, about three months ago, I realized the problem. I’d been skating the line between psychological and true horror—I’d never answered whether it was all in Mary’s head, or a true haunting. Once I answered that question, I could move forward.

Artist Showcase

Artist Showcase: Jeff Simpson

It’s difficult to explain why I’m attracted to things that are aesthetically on the darker or more somber and atmospheric side. I think it’s because I like to see things that have a little bit of mystery to them. I think sometimes it is difficult to separate mystery from fear or horror.

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Author Spotlight: Genevieve Valentine

A story of any sort has a psychology, and beyond that it’s just a matter of degrees.

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The H Word: The Other Scarlet Letter

Welcome to the “The H Word,” our monthly dissection of the horror genre. In it, we take the beast apart, piece by twitching piece, in an effort to see what makes it tick . . . to see what works and what doesn’t.

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Laird Barron

I’ve always been interested in world mythology, especially Norse. Late in 2011, I packed up my faithful hound Athena and drove an old truck pretty much non-stop from Montana to New York State. The story came to me as I visited a rest stop in Wyoming—two a.m. and a winter breeze rolling out of the Bad Lands.

Editorial

Editorial, October 2012

Welcome to issue number one of Nightmare! We’ve got a great issue for you, so click through to see what we have in store for you this month and in future issues.

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Jonathan Maberry

As much as I make a living writing about things that go bump in the dark, I don’t particularly fear them. Ghosts have very little track record for doing much harm, and I’m not afraid of a spirit that would slam a door or change the temperature in a room. Big yawn. Fictional spirits are different in that they are vehicles in which we can tell different kinds of stories.