Frontispiece and titlepage. Introduces a horror host, later named Mr. Pook, for Nightmare. The contents page features the first mention of the term "horror-mood" in this title.
Art credited to Duran, with a signature that looks like D. Duran, but the D could be a stylised J.
From a dream by James Edgar. "Nightmare World" began a semi-regular series in which readers sent in their nightmare, which were then adapted into stories.
Cintron’s professional debut.
The Shoggoths series begins, with Hewetson using H. P. Lovecraft’s Shoggoths as villains, although the stories themselves are new, not adaptations. Hewetson’s Shoggoths didn’t physically resemble Lovecraft’s descriptions either.
Text article with photos.
The three parts of the story are titled: The Grotesque Gargoyle: The 1st Tale; And Starts 2: The Idiot Gargoyle!; and ..Now Starts the 3rd... the Darkness Gargoyle...
Although the gargoyles are identical, this story has nothing to do with the Human Gargoyles series. Next issue with the Gargoyles is Nightmare #10. Part 1 of 9?
The artist’s name is variously spelled with one or two L’s.
There was no feature logo in this story, but this was the first appearance for the Darkkos Manse (called Darkkos Mansion in the last page of the story).
Back cover. Due to a printer's error this story also appears in Warren's Eerie #42 in the same month. Art originally intended for Skywald's unpublished Science Fiction Odyssey #1.