I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams. -H. P. Lovecraft
It's often said that horror, in its deepest and most original sense, is birthed from dreams. Lovecraft used his dreams as the main driving force in his work, which birthed modern horror. Dreams have influenced horror since its inception, and it will continue to do so until it is over.
Dreams have the uncanny ability to put a show before us from our own minds in a jumbled projection of thoughts. This show is original, personal, and when it actually seems to make sense, fantastic. Nightmares, even moreso. Horror itself is a reflection of the nightmares of man.
This blog is here for two reasons.
1. What stories of yours have been influenced by dreams? Please explain the connection between the original dream and the story.
2. What were some of the scariest, most confusing/psychedelic, or grand nightmares/dreams you've had?