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Horror Channel's Night Terror App
By Emily Booth, Monday 24th February 2014
NT Emily PicHello my readers. This week I want to talk to you about Nightmares…

Why?

Because this week I am taking part in a Horror Channel experiment of sorts by testing out their brand new App, Night Terror!

Horror Channel has released as app designed to actually give you nightmares.  I couldn’t wait to have a go at this!

Like all journalists with an ounce of integrity I got my pen and paper by my bed ready to record the events of the night as I allowed the App to play out a scary story before I slept followed by strange frightening noises that play randomly throughout the night to initiate strange dreams.

Here is what I wrote down.

11pm “Just woke up, thought I saw a boy standing at the foot of my bed”

1.45am “Just had weirdest dream, I was – again in my house as if I was awake, but my house was huge the way buildings change in dreams, I saw and heard two women – strangers – walk into my house, they said they knew my boss from Horror Channel! But then somehow for some reason there was a huge – and I mean gigantic - snake/serpent creature with a head the size of a car, coiled up in my hallway and I was trapped between the snake and the banisters! I remember it opening its mouth, saliva dripping from fangs as tall as me. It took the two women in its mouth then turned on me. But I remember thinking “I can’t die in my own dream can I?!” So because I told myself that with all the mental power I could muster, the snake slithered away.”

End of dream experiment.

I remember that strange concept from the powerful and imaginative dreams I had as a child. Dreams that left me with severe migraines all day they were so vivid, I remember feeling exhausted from the action and terror I felt but the only thing that stopped me dying in my dreams was the power of the mind, telling itself – screaming at itself that “ ITS NOT REAL! I CAN’T DIE IN MY OWN DREAMS!”

I’ve not had that kind of dream for decades, strange that this app potentially dug deep into a part of my brain that used to dream like this all the time, it plucked out the child in me.

I’m glad the App did not give me a real ‘wake up in a sweat’ kind of nightmare as those are not fun, but rather a bizarre vivid dream, one in which I felt awake and asleep at the same time, one that reminded me of a very imaginative childhood!

I forgot how much my dreams used to make me think.

And now in 2014 we’re using technology to alter our dreams. I feel like I just stepped into a David Cronenberg Movie. It’s a brave new world, wanna join me?

You can tear through the fabric of your dreams too by downloading Horror Channel’s brand new NIGHTTERROR MOBILE APP for free here! I really want to hear from you on twitter #NightTerror about the weird dreams you had or even just feelings the next day as a result of using it. Open your mind!


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