Nightmare considered themselves a friendly group that was dedicated to giving back to the members of Hack Forums. Nightmare members were always urged to help one another and by doing so, created a family style aura surrounding the group. The Nightmare did not have a set purpose, and instead, members were encouraged to be free thinkers and steer away from the regular 'status quo' that Hack Forums tends to set upon its members. Nightmare was created by Tɦɛ Gʀiɱ with the intended purpose of privately sharing his black hat material with fellow members, however Tɦɛ Gʀiɱ's plans did not go accordingly.
The Nightmare had two password protected sub-forums, The Underworld and Prism. These private sub-forums were where Nightmare members embarked upon their various range of group projects and only serious discussion was permitted.
Nightmare was formed on the 24th of March, 2016 after Tɦɛ Gʀiɱ purchased Specialists from Bull™. On the 17th of January, 2017, Tɦɛ Gʀiɱ announced that Nightmare would be re-branded, vowing that the next iteration would be much more impressive.