You got to hand it to Burger King. They sure don’t play around with their seasonal promotions. We’ve already told you about BK’s ” Scary Black Cherry Slushie“, the frozen drink so fiendish it dyes your mouth as black as the void. But today the sovereign of sandwiches unveiled its latest creation. Lo, The Nightmare King: 1/4 pound of “savory flame-grilled beef“, a “100% white meat” crispy chicken fillet, melted American cheese, despair*, thick-cut bacon, mayo, and onions, on a glazed green sesame seed bun. Delicious.

Now I know what you’re thinking. “The Nightmare King? Does it taste like a nightmare? Does it feed on my fear? DOES IT KNOW?” Well, yes, all of those things are true. But what earns the ‘The Nightmare King‘ its hellish title is its reported ability to cause nightmares. Burger King actually promises that its newest sandwich will increase your chances of night terrors.


According the the Burger King spokesman, the restaurant worked together with Paramount Trials and Florida Sleep & Neuro Diagnostic Services, Inc. as well as Goldforest Inc. to conduct a scientific study on The Nightmare King’s ability to generate nightmares. Over the course of ten days researchers monitored the sleep patterns of 100 test subjects. The study reveals that after the subjects ate the burger, “incidence of nightmares increased by 3.5 times.”

This isn’t the fast food giant’s first wrangle with eerie edibles. In 2016 Burger King released its infamous “Halloween Whopper”. The sinister sandwich with two pitch black buns. It was a ghoulish burger sure to put you in the holiday spirit, but due to a mix-up in its food coloring, it…turned your insides a gangrenously green.

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The Nightmare King will be available starting Monday, October 22 for a limited time at participating restaurants. Which I would guess is all of them. Who wouldn’t want a spooky burger that keeps those 31 Days Of Halloween rolling all night long?! Will you be ordering a Nightmare King? Let us know on Twitter, Reddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook.

*Despair available upon request.