Nightmare Time is a series of live-readings set in the tiny town of Hatchetfield. It is the third installment in the Hatchetfield Universe, and the first production of its type from Team Starkid. The series features the combined casts of The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals and Black Fridayand came about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first season consisted of three episodes, each containing two stories and was livestreamed throuhgout the month of October 2020. The first episode was streamed directly to YouTube on October 10, 2020 and the other two episodes were available via paid livestream and digital tickets streaming on October 17 and 24, 2020. They were released on YouTube on February 14, 2021.
The second season of Nightmare Time will likely consist of four episodes with seven stories. On August 18, Robert Manion released a tweet featuring a photo of an email from Nick Lang with the subject Nightmare Time Season 2, announcing that the season was very much in the works.
Nightmare Time is a series of livestreamed readthroughs of stories set in the Hatchetfield Universe. Season one consisted of three episode with two separate stories per episode, each 30-45 minutes long.
|Season||Episode||Stories||Date livestreamed||YouTube release|
|1||1||The Hatchetfield Ape-Man||October 10, 2020||October 10, 2020|
|2||Forever and Always||October 17, 2020||February 14, 2021|
|3||Jane's A Car||October 24, 2020||February 14, 2021|
|The Witch in the Web|
The second episode of Nightmare Time was livestreamed on October 17, 2020 and featured the stories Forever and Always and Time Bastard. It was initially streamed via paid livestream tickets and released as a digital ticket a day later. It was eventually released on YouTube on February 14 2021.
The third episode of Nightmare Time was livestreamed on October 24, 2020 and feature the stories Jane's A Car and The Witch in the Web. It was initially streamed via paid livestream tickets and released as a digital ticket a day later. It was eventually released on YouTube on February 14 2021.
The series features the entire Hatchetfield Cast. Where actors play multiple unnamed characters within one story they are listed as ensemble, a full list of the characters they play can be found here.
|Angela Giarratana||Episode 1||The Hatchetfield Ape-Man||Duchess Lucy Stockworth|
|Episode 3||Jane's A Car||Lex Foster|
|The Witch in the Web||Willabella Muckwab|
|Corey Dorris||Episode 1||Watcher World||Bill Woodward|
|Episode 2||Forever and Always||Bill Woodward|
|Time Bastard||Office Guy|
|Episode 3||The Witch in the Web||Ensemble|
|Curt Mega||Episode 1||The Hatchetfield Ape-Man||Jonathan Brisby|
|Watcher World||Curt's Sniggle|
|Episode 3||The Witch in the Web||Duke Keane|
|Dylan Saunders||Episode 2||Forever and Always||Tom Houston|
|Episode 3||Jane's A Car||Tom Houston|
|Jaime Lyn Beatty||Episode 2||Time Bastard||Charlotte|
|Episode 3||Jane's A Car||Jane Perkins|
|The Witch in the Web||Pamela Foster|
|James Tolbert||Episode 1||Watcher World||Blinky|
|Watcher World Barker|
|Episode 3||The Witch in the Web||Ensemble|
|Jeff Blim||Episode 1||The Hatchetfield Ape-Man||Chumby|
|Watcher World||Papa Sniggle|
|Man In A Hurry|
|Watcher World Cowboy|
|Episode 2||Forever and Always||Man In a Hurry|
|Time Bastard||Mr K. Davison|
|Episode 3||Jane's A Car||Tape Voice|
|The Witch in the Web||Voice 4|
|Joey Richter||Episode 1||The Hatchetfield Ape-Man||Dan Reynolds|
|Watcher World||Uncle Wiley|
|Episode 2||Forever and Always||Ted Spankoffski|
|Episode 3||Jane's A Car||Obnoxious Teen|
|The Witch in the Web||Wilbur Cross|
|Jon Matteson||Episode 1||Watcher World||Ensemble|
|Episode 2||Forever and Always||Paul Perkins|
|Episode 3||The Witch in the Web||Wiggly|
|Kendall Nicole||Episode 3||Jane's A Car||Tim Houston|
|The Witch in the Web||Hannah Foster|
|Kim Whalen||Episode 2||Forever and Always||Sylvia|
|Episode 3||Jane's A Car||Becky Barnes|
|The Witch in the Web||Miss Holloway|
|Lauren Lopez||Episode 1||The Hatchetfield Ape-Man||Donna Daggit|
|Watcher World Mother|
|Episode 2||Forever and Always||Emma Perkins|
|Time Bastard||Emma Matthews|
|Episode 3||Jane's A Car||Jacqueline Frost|
|The Witch in the Web||Donna Daggit|
|Mariah Rose Faith||Episode 1||Watcher World||Alice Woodward|
|Episode 3||Jane's A Car||Doug|
|The Witch in the Web||Webby|
|Nick Lang||Episode 1||The Hatchetfield Ape-Man||Rupert|
|Episode 2||Time Bastard||Employee 2|
|Robert Manion||Episode 1||The Hatchetfield Ape-Man||Professor Henry Hidgens|
|Episode 2||Forever and Always||Professor Henry Hidgens|
|Time Bastard||Professor Henry Hidgens|
|Episode 3||Jane's A Car||Ethan Green|
|The Witch In The Web||Ensemble|
As the series was be livestreamed from the performers' homes, a large crew was not necessary.
|Corey Lubowich||Technical Support|
|Matt Dahan||Musical Accompaniment|
11 songs featured in the first season of the Nightmare Time readings. They were written by Jeff Blim. The cast album was released February 8, 2021.
|Intro||Nightmare Time Theme||Nightmare Time Cast (excluding Kendall Nicole)|
|The Hatchetfield Ape-Man||The Hatchetfield Ape-Man||Jaime Lyn Beatty|
|Watcher World||The Blinky Song||Curt Mega|
|Snoozle Town||Angela Giarratana|
|With A Thousand Eyes||Jeff Blim|
|Forever and Always||Forever and Always||Robert Manion|
|Mariah Rose Faith|
|Time Bastard||Time Bastard||Kim Whalen|
|Jane's A Car||Jane's A Car||Dylan Saunders|
|The Witch in the Web||The Witch in the Web||Kendall Nicole|
|The Web I Spin For You||Mariah Rose Faith|
- The name 'Nightmare Time' is keeping with the Not Your Seed motif that is being developed throughout the Hatchetfield productions. Not Your Seed first appears as a song in TGWDLM, and later a guitar riff from the song can be heard in Black Friday's Made In America. This same riff can be heard at the beginning of the Nightmare Time trailer, and the series's title is a quote from the original song ("And look what happens, nightmare time").
- Part of the song playing in Nightmare Time's trailer can be found on Jeff Blim's 'Nightmare Time.' Instagram highlights. Posted around late-April 2020, it caused many fans to speculate as to what this music was for, many believing it to be for Nerdy Prudes Must Die. A clip of Jeff playing a different song can be found in the same highlight, posted around late-September 2020.
- In an interview with Julia Delbel, Nick Lang revealed that there was a discarded Nightmare Time story named Ethan Doesn't Die.