A nightmare is an unpleasant dream that can cause a strong emotional response from the mind, typically fear but also despair, anxiety and great sadness. The dream may contain situations of discomfort, psychological or physical terror. Sufferers often awaken in a state of distress and may be unable to return to sleep for a small period.
Nightmares can have physical causes such as sleeping in an uncomfortable or awkward position, having a fever, or psychological causes such as stress, anxiety, and as a side effect of various drugs. Eating before going to sleep, which triggers an increase in the body's metabolism and brain activity, is a potential stimulus for nightmares. Recurrent nightmares may require medical help, as they can interfere with sleeping patterns and cause insomnia.
The word "nightmare" derives from the Old English "mare", a mythological demon or goblin who torments others with frightening dreams. Subsequently, the prefix "night-" was added to stress the dream-aspect. The word "nightmare" is cognate with the older German term Nachtmahr.
Nightmares was a novel series of young adulthorror fiction that began in 1992 and published until 1996, running alongside other well-known young adult horror series such as Point Horror and Fear Street. The series was published by HarperCollins (UK) under their "Lions" imprint, and these books are often listed under either as publisher. Many of these books were published in other formats, either before or after their appearance in this series.
This may not be a complete list, but is expected to be nearly complete.
-- 1992 --
Horrorscope (1992) (by Nicholas Adams, ISBN 0-06-106109-3)
-- 1993 --
Class Trip (1993) (by Bebe Faas Rice, ISBN 0-00-674700-0)
Deadly Stranger (1993) (by M.C. Sumner, ISBN 0-00-674757-4)
Nightmare Inn (1993) (by T. S. Rue, ISBN 0-00-674758-2)
The Teacher (1993) (by Joseph Locke, ISBN 0-00-674759-0)
I.O.U. (1993) (by Nicholas Adams, ISBN 0-00-674684-5)
The Attic (1993) (by T. S. Rue, ISBN 0-00-674776-0)
The Pool (1993) (by T. S. Rue, ISBN 0-00-674777-9)
Treat is a split cassette shared between by Dutchpunk band The Ex and Scottish ex-pat tour mates Dog Faced Hermans. The album was recorded live while the two bands toured Europe together and was released only on cassette in 1990. That year the two bands also collaborated on the single "Lied der Steinklopfer" ("Stonestamper's Song") released under the name Ex Faced Hermans, as well as sharing live sound engineer Gert-Jan, credited as a full member of the Dog Faced Hermans who continued to tour with The Ex for more than a decade.
The following year the Dog Faced Hermans took time off and Hermans guitarist Andy Moor joined The Ex.
Santana is the debut studio album by Latin rock band Santana released in 1969. Over half of the album's length is composed of instrumental music, recorded by what was originally a purely free-form jam band. At the suggestion of manager Bill Graham, the band took to writing more conventional songs for more impact, but managed to retain the essence of improvisation in the music.
The album was destined to be a major release, given a headstart by the band's seminal performance at the Woodstock Festival earlier that August. Although "Jingo" failed to chart (only reaching #56), "Evil Ways", the second single taken from the album, was a U.S. Top 10 hit. The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 pop album chart and #26 on the UK Albums Chart. It has been mixed and released in both stereo and quadraphonic.
Allmusic awards the album 4 and a half stars, by stating "Carlos Santana was originally in his own wing of the Latin Rock hall of fame, neither playing Afro-Cuban with rock guitar, as did Malo, nor flavouring mainstream rock with percussion, as did Chicago."