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(READ DESCRIPTION) Nightmare Fuel Non-Horror Movie Scenes

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This is the thread for unintentionally scary or intentionally scary scenes in non-horror films.

Please do not use any pictures, as you might trigger someone’s phobias or generally simply freak them out, so it is best you don’t use pictures, just describe them in detail. 😃

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I watched Attack the Block when I was nine, it was the first MA15+ film I’d ever watched (that I can remember). It’s an action sci-fi film (I guess it has elements of horror) but it freaked the hell out of me at the time. One of my favourites now.

Not enough people read the EU.

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Judge Doom. Red eyes. Nuff said.

I am part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor. Take me away!

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LuckyGungan2001 said:

I watched Attack the Block when I was nine, it was the first MA15+ film I’d ever watched (that I can remember). It’s an action sci-fi film (I guess it has elements of horror) but it freaked the hell out of me at the time. One of my favourites now.

What exactly did the scary scenes contain?

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Fuckin’ Disney, man.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Back when Disney didn’t just have heart, but balls, too.

I am part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor. Take me away!

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Well Duracell it’s like Frank Zappa once said: My balls feel like a pair of miracas, oh God I probably got the ghonakah-kah-kackas.

Man what an artist.

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I should flog myself for not having listened to more Zappa.

I am part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor. Take me away!

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Spuffure said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

I watched Attack the Block when I was nine, it was the first MA15+ film I’d ever watched (that I can remember). It’s an action sci-fi film (I guess it has elements of horror) but it freaked the hell out of me at the time. One of my favourites now.

What exactly did the scary scenes contain?

People dying.

Not enough people read the EU.

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Does the ‘Luke staring at Luke through Vader’s mask in Empire’ count? Because if your brain doesn’t register that face as Luke’s, your brain is going to go into a spasm of uncomprehensive terror, as mine did when I was five.
You Will Be

DuracellEnergizer: “^He’s embraced the absurd. Don’t expect to gain any conventional understanding from his posts.”
A New Hope Technicolor Recreation (Released!)
The Force Awakens Restructured (V2 Released!) and The Starlight Project

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-The Swamps of Sadness and Gmork from The NeverEnding Story.
-Large Marge from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.
-Ditto’ the assimilation scene from Superman III, and also the Phantom Zone in the first film.
-Not film, but the monster from The Man Trap (Star Trek TAS) is pretty freaky, especially the reveal.

Lord of the Rings - Principal Photography cuts (WIP):
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Lord-of-the-Rings-Trilogy-Restructured-to-match-the-Rough-cutScript/id/64399#1258894
Caligula’expanded OST, V2 Released:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Caligula-1979-Expanded-OST/id/48671
The Shining’s complete OST:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-SHINING-Complete-Score/id/57316

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Stop motion animation always holds a special place in my heart for its inherent creep factor, in particular creatures composited against live action. There’s just something about the jerky movements that add a strange, unsettling layer to whatever the effect is, and usually it was some deformed monster to start.

I will always remember the 1986 Eddie Murphy movie The Golden Child for this reason. Not otherwise the most memorable or respected movie, listed as a “fantasy comedy film”. I won’t go deep into the plot details, a lot about some magic knife and the most 80s approach to Tibetan mysticism you could ever hope for. Oh, also the main villain worships the devil and transforms into a giant literal demon with wings that chases down Eddie Murphy and a little boy.

sardo numspa

You just don’t know how to brace for that as a kid, definite nightmare fuel.

And that’s not even as crazy as whatever is going on with the final boss from a movie like Howard the Duck
(also released in '86)!

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I don’t know if it was meant to be scary but the faceless people in the Doctor episode The Idiot’s Lantern were pretty unsettling as a kid. They’re probably the thing that cemented my idea for a long time that Doctor Who was some scary adult show on the level of Black Mirror. I also was reminded of it every time I saw the faceless heads of the stormtroopers in the Lego Imperial Star Destroyer I had.