Home to some of the most intriguing characters in comic book history, Gotham City, when viewed by the right creative eye, can become the setting of a full-on horror story. With their Batman statue, Sideshow Collectibles proved that even the Dark Knight is not immune to being perceived as a monster. The next character in the Gotham City Nightmare Collection is one of the creepiest to walk the streets of Gotham, and Sideshow's daring depiction of the iconic villain may even give Batman nightmares.

Revealed by Sideshow as a special holiday season treat, the Nightmare Joker statue offers a haunting new take on the Clown Prince of Crime. We all knew that the Joker was mad, but this new statue (what has been revealed of it so far) brings Batman's nemesis to a whole new level of insanity.

Showing the Joker as he may appear to someone overtaken with fear (or someone who took a deep pull on the Scarecrow's fright-filled hallucinogen), this statue stretches the character's grin into an impossibly wide smile packed with rows of teeth that look ready to gnash down on anyone unlucky enough to get too close.

Sideshow has so far only revealed a fraction of the new Joker statue, but full details and photos will eventually be revealed, and we'll be sure to share them with you when the time comes. In the meantime, you can see the new teaser image of the Joker statue below... just make sure it's not the last thing you see before you go to bed.

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.