The kingdom of Saudi Arabia also did not want a repeat of the Zia-Zulfi nightmare.
In 1990, Twin Peaks gave the world a nightmare vision into the seediness beneath the placid veneer of small-town America.
While most home birthers rave, even evangelize, about their choice, for a small percentage, the fantasy becomes a nightmare.
late 13c., "an evil female spirit afflicting sleepers with a feeling of suffocation," compounded from night + mare (3) "goblin that causes nightmares, incubus." Meaning shifted mid-16c. from the incubus to the suffocating sensation it causes. Sense of "any bad dream" first recorded 1829; that of "very distressing experience" is from 1831. Cognate with Middle Dutch nachtmare, German Nachtmahr.
nightmare night·mare (nīt'mâr')
A dream arousing feelings of intense fear, horror, and distress.
An event or experience that is intensely distressing.