Mr. Nightmare’s face and real name
Tyler Benjamin Ventura was born in New York City, USA on 2 May 1992 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s a YouTuber and a social media star under his professional name of Mr. Nightmare, who’s perhaps known best for his eponymous YouTube channel, which he launched on 3 August 2014; it’s today subscribed to by close to 5.5 million people, and numbers over 800 million views of all his videos combined. He uploads only scary content, including videos in which he’s telling short scary stories, both made-up and real.
Logo turned into a really cool gif by Chris Scurlock. Yo artists, feel free to send me some cool stuff, I always enjoy seeing fan art. pic.twitter.com/hNnA4Am5Hl
— Mr Nightmare (@Mista_Nightmare) September 17, 2020
He’s amongst the most secretive of YouTubers, as he hasn’t shown his face on the internet, and only his voice can be heard in his videos. There’s a picture of a man on the internet, who’s believed to be Mr. Nightmare, but he hasn’t confirmed the picture’s authenticity.
Early life, mother and education
Mr. Nightmare was raised in New York by his parents, about whom nothing’s known as they prefer to be left out of media. He hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child. Mr. Nightmare once stated that his mother was sick, and that he had to take some time off YouTube to take care of her; he also mentioned that, at that time, a popular YouTuber wanted to collaborate, but that he didn’t have time for it because of his mother’s needs.
Mr. Nightmare became interested in video games while attending a local elementary school, and was mostly focused on playing them on his PlayStation 1 console. It was when he was around 10 years old that he became interested in scary stories, especially in true ones.
Mr. Nightmare was into sports during his high school years, and played football for the school team, and occasionally tennis and basketball with his friends. He matriculated in 2010, and although he hasn’t spoken of his further education, many of his fans believe that he attended college, from which he graduated in 2014.
First YouTube channel
Prior to launching his channel “Mr. Nightmare”, he had another channel which he was running together with a friend. The two were mostly focused on uploading gaming and skateboarding content, but as they lost interest, they chose to close it down.
Most popular YouTube videos
Mr. Nightmare is mostly popular for his ability to scare people with his stories, as well as for knowing so many true scary stories. We’re about to mention three of his most popular YouTube videos, which have helped him gain many subscribers.
His #1 video – “3 Creepy True School Lockdown Stories” – has been watched more than 25 million times since 14 June 2016; the title’s self-explanatory.
Mr. Nightmare’s second most popular video – “3 True Lockdown Horror Stories” – has been viewed more than 11 million times since 13 April 2017, and features him telling three true scary stories, which were emailed to him by his subscribers.
His third most popular video – “10 Nightmarish Animals you will be Happy are Extinct” – has been seen over 11 million times since 27 November 2015, and features Mr. Nightmare speaking about 10 scary animals which no longer exist.
Mr. Nightmare has amassed more than 40,000 followers on Instagram, and has uploaded 15 pictures, none of which feature himself.
He launched his Twitter account in February 2015, and has since accumulated more than 80,000 followers, while he’s tweeted nearly 500 times; he mostly uses Twitter to announce the release of his new YouTube videos. Mr. Nightmare is also active on Facebook, and is followed by more than 5,000 fans. Additionally, he has nearly 400 followers on TikTok, and over 400 likes of both his videos combined.
Love life and relationships
Mr. Nightmare is highly secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t spoken of any women (or men) whom he has perhaps been with.
This is why there are various rumors circulating the internet concerning his love life and sexual orientation.
It’s believed by some that Mr. Nightmare’s gay, and that this is why he doesn’t speak about his love life. There was a man on Reddit who claimed that he had once dated Mr. Nightmare, but it was later proven that he was lying, and the post was deleted.
There are also those who believe that Mr. Nightmare is today in a long-term relationship with a non-celebrity American girl, and that he prefers to keep her away from the media’s attention, however, this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of September 2021, Mr. Nightmare appears to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Mr. Nightmare’s physically quite active, and apparently has multiple training sessions at the gym each week. He’s also following a strict diet, as he doesn’t eat fast food; his favorite foods are pasta and baked potatoes.
He’s into travelling, and has been to various US states. Mr. Nightmare seems to enjoy spending time in nature rather than in overcrowded cities – his dream travel destination is said to be the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
He’s a huge lover of animals, and has apparently been spotted walking his two dogs by a couple of his fans.
Mr. Nightmare likes to listen to music, and his favorite band is The Lumineers, while his favorite performer is Ed Sheeran.
He’s keen on watching movies late at night, and his favorite actor and actress are Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman, while a couple of his favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age, height and net worth
Mr. Nightmare’s age is 29. If the rumors concerning his appearance are true, Mr. Nightmare has short brown hair and green eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and he weighs around 150lbs (70kgs).
As of September 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1.5 million.