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The internet has been responsible for bringing the world a visual medium where there is, for the most part, little to no censorship on any matter, including decency and taste.

This does, as you imagine, have some drawbacks.

NOTE: Tropers are naturally curious. Having them stumble into links which scar them for life is not to everyone's tastes. Merely adding a link without a description is not enough for an example. Remember, even a description of what's behind the link covered up with spoiler tags is still scary on its own.

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Games

  • The Exmortis series and most of the works of Ben Leffer.
    • Has quite a lot of this. Some of it branches off into Paranoia Fuel instead, while some of it decides to take it to 11
  • The game Vorago, though made with intent to scare, had some parts with over-the-top nightmareish-ness. Watch the walkthroughs here, here, here, and finally here. This troper found the part after the protagonist's husband gets stung by the monsters to be the most scare-worthy.
  • Closure. This flash game is just plain freakin' unsettling. Especially when you start figuring out what it's about. It's a fun game in spite of it though, with a great gameplay mechanic.
  • Die Anstalt: Psychiatry for Mishandled Plush Toys. Everything that made Toy Story worthy of an entry on the Nightmare Fuel pages, but with severe mental disturbances. Take Dolly: After that Body Horror and Mushroom Samba, not to mention the expression on the wolf, This Troper will never look at reversible stuffed toys the same way again. And failing to help is even worse, because if you can't rescue everyone in one try (no second chance), it leads to the Tethercat Principle.
    • This one is in love with the game and thinks the characters are adorable. Plus if you do manage to save everyone in one go, it amounts to a massive Crowning Moment of Heartwarming (and it will probably make you want to buy all the character toys).
  • The House
  • There is this game on the internet called Ghost Motel, but I beg of you DON'T PLAY IT!!!!
    • Oh, god, I thought I'd put it to rest for good, but around 7 or 8 years later, someone HAS to remind me of it. Note to self - NEVER let curiosity get the better of you if you hear weeping coming from a nearby room.
    • Oh yeah? in one of the episodes, you have to search the motel for a demon that escaped. in one of the rooms, that corpse is still there,rotting. Gave me the Goosebumps.
  • CLARIS. AUTOPSY. "Claris is dead! Find out why!" This game is the opposite of a dress up doll. You take off her clothes (she wears a leaf under them), her skin, and her muscles. Oh yeah, (spoilers in case you wanted to spook yourself) She's not dead. You can see her heart beat. If you try to click it to bring attention to this-WHOOPSLOL NOW WE KNOW WHY SHEZ DED LOL!
    • (rocks back and forth) I think I just suffered the troper equivalent of a Heroic BSOD.
  • Hotel 626. Start off with the fact that it's only possible to play it between 6pm and 6am. When you can play the game, it's basically you playing a guest trying to escape an incredibly freaky hotel which is full of dark and demonic forces. Among other things, you must play a music box to keep a scary baby asleep, figure out how to escape from a room which you are locked in with a mad man (after three tries, he unties himself, turns out the light, and game over), and get dragged down the hall by evil spirits. And when you do finally escape, you get a cool down moment where the guest sits in his car and starts to pull out of the driveway while calming music plays. Before looking in the rearview mirror and seeing a corpse-like creature in the back seat.
    • The strangest part about it? Hotel 626 was made to promote Doritos. DORITOS!
    • There is now the wonderful game Asylum 626! As with the hotel, it's only playable from 6pm to 6am and is more of a barely interactive short movie than a game. You do, however, have to make a decision on who to kill at the end. Fun Fun!
  • Microbe Kombat is a simple game where you are trying to eat your rival microbes and grow. Sounded fun for this disease loving troper. No. She had to turn off the game because of The Virus baddies that turn up and can infect you and your enemies, and if you aren't careful, you'll explode and just leave more of the Virus behind. She was literally screaming like a baby during the last stage she could handle. Dear god, the rival microbes infected. *shudder* *sob*
    • And then you realized these kinds of stuff happens in the body all the time when someone gets sick, fortunately, we have white blood cells and T cells.
  • Get Lost allows you to explore the "unsafe and most assuredly haunted grounds" right away. The place is largely harmless, however...with the exception of one room, which contains an old woman's corpse in a chair and a portrait of a child nestled in the corner. Clicking on the corpse itself does nothing. However, if you click the portrait, the screen goes black, a close-up of the corpse appears for a split second, and you die. But it's never explained how or why you die, which somehow makes it ten times worse.
  • Monster Basement, a flash game series, has a bit of this, for examples, play it right here!
    • totheark's video responses. Just... totheark's video responses.
  • The Minoto Series is a bunch of cute point-and-click adventure games which are about as far from Nightmare Fuel as you can get...until Present of Santa 2. Go two screens right from the start and you come to a scene with a locker. Open the locker, and you're treated to a huge, writhing orange thing with bulging eyes, a gaping mouth and vestigial limbs constantly wiggling. It's actually just the Sun Boy from previous games who's gotten ridiculously fat and wedged inside the locker, but some of the Escape Games 24 players have gotten a nasty shock from it.
  • There's a site which has a game called "Find the ghost of Elvis in this picture" in which you have to try spot the ghost of deceased rock icon Elvis Presley, his beautiful singing voice echoing in the background while you look around for him...and then all of a sudden this monstrous ghoul thing appears on screen.
    • This site sounds like a Screamer, an innocuous website that lulls a casual viewer into a false sense of security by offering a game or some other activity which requires their concentration and then, Bam! Instant picture of a possessed Linda Blair with loud accompanying train whistle. The internet equivalent of sneaking up behind someone with a scary mask and tapping them on the shoulder.
      • As parodied in one ICarly online video.

 Spencer: Okay, you may not believe this, but my robot can actually cry. Here, look into its eyes.

(camera moves in closer)

Spencer: Now just keep looking. You'll see the tears in about 15 seconds.

(About 5 seconds later...)

Spencer: RAGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Heh... sorry if that scared you, but that's kind of the point.

    • Even Lego gets in on the act - on the Bionicle Piraka website, an innocuous join-the-dots routine flashes and roars when you get to the eleventh dot.
  • The first episode of the point-n-click adventure game Alice is Dead is funny. The second episode starts that way as well, but quickly takes a turn for the chilling.
  • The dreaded manticore of Which Way Adventure can be startling to those who are not expecting it (and you will not be expecting it) but woe betide the poor fool who goes to the circus and chooses to become a manticore keeper without knowing about it in advance. Anyone who has already encountered the manticore knows that this option is basically suicide, so it's more entertaining than scary. However, the oblivious find themselves faced with a sleeping hellspawned beast, and are given the option to either hold their breath, look for something to feed it, sneak past it or simply stay very still. Regardless of which option you choose, the manticore wakes up and stares at you evilly, which is punctuated by an ominous scare chord. Again, you are given the four options, and again, none of them work...and once you've made your choice, you are treated to a terrifying roar, a close-up of the manticore's face, and your death.
    • Also, the ship. Normally, being here means you're on one of the (many) paths that allow you to "win" the game. However, if you make your way here after the world is laid to ruin by a time-travelling Hitler (don't ask) you end up in a much darker area, and if you look closely, when you're about to go into the ship's bridge you can just about make out a face peering at you from the shadows ahead. There is no option to go back at this point; either you stop playing the game or you walk straight into the jaws of what turns out to be a zombie, again, complete with nightmarish close-up and sudden, horrible screech. Thankfully, this is followed by a brief but amusing sequence where you become a zombie yourself and go out in search of brains, which kind of takes the edge off.
      • Also also, arachnophobes are sure to have a field day with the path where you fall asleep and are turned into a butterfly and end up trapped in a spider web and no matter what option you choose a spider quickly descends upon you and eats you alive. Sweet dreams.
      • This troper tried the bit with the Manticore and was unimpressed. Then, when starting a new game, he chose the manhole, and OMGITSTHATMANTICOREAGAIN! I have no idea if this was a glitch or not...
      • It's not a glitch. This troper saw a video of it, and figured out that every time you get killed by a manticore, you have to face it twice before being able to play again.
        • Not every time. If you get the elusive "DOUBLE GAME OVER" by being killed by both the manticore and a giant spider, then I guess the game takes pity on you.
  • Curse of the Red Ninja is something of a spiritual successor to Get Lost, and is largely just an adventure game with an element of surreal humor. Just don't go into the dark forest and disturb the nest of sinister-looking birds, because a "protective Tengu mother" will appear right the hell out of nowhere and put a sudden and definitive end to both your fun and your ability to sleep.
  • This inexplicable attack on Cooking Mama from PETA. It may not to lead to any converts to the cause, but probably a few nightmares.
    • This troper adored the game. I found it very cute, and fun to play.
  • Colour My Dreams is full of this. From shadowy demons who suddenly leap offscreen to taunting messages written in blood, it's quite the departure from the previous games. The ending is worth the fear, though.
  • Some people find the Sub Machine series disturbing because of the emptiness of the places you explore and the eerie soundtrack, and/or for the sense of being watched and not knowing who to trust. You find evidence that other people have been there before you, including notes left for you, but so far you only really have two-way communication with Murtaugh, and not very often at all... and he is far from trustworthy. Also, while many of the locations look like they've been abandoned for a very long time, some places look as though people were there recently and had to leave in a hurry -- and every now and then you'll go someplace you've been before that has apparently been visited in your absence by someone or something who likes to break things.
    • From Submachine Network Exploration Experience:
      • "Report #173" at location 399 deals with the recurring themes of memory loss and disorientation, and suggests that the Submachine itself could be causing people to lose their memories, confusing and trapping them, and "harnessing their biomatter".
      • Location 712. The combination of the gun camera stills and the sounds -- a faint, steady electronic tone, interrupted by quick bursts of hard-to-make-out human voices, beeping, and static -- is very unsettling. Most of the soundtracks and background noises for the entire series are creepy, but this one in particular stands out.
  • This troper was playing "Croc Cannon" on Funbrain Playground with his brother when the computer malfunctioned. When the computer was restarted, instead of a crocodile, there was just a disembodied lower jaw floating on the water. This troper didn't sleep for a while.

Images


Interactive

  • Maid of Horror, a small (barely) interactive movie in the Neurotically Yours series. It starts out promising enough as goth chick Germain, decked out in a maid's uniform, starts giving you head, then goes straight into HONF territory when she practically eats your dick. Obviously, NSFW.
  • "Don't Take This Lolipop":Basically you click on the lolipop and allow the app like you you usually do with apps on Facebook. You then see a man on what looks like an old 90's computer scrolling through YOUR facebook page. Then he looks up your location on google maps. Eek!
  • This gem Play With Me. Muto is surreal with tons of body-shock horror; this is a moving child's doll, deep in the Uncanny Valley, with interactive body-shock horror. You just click on an object from the doll's house and the doll picks it up and plays with it. Whatever you choose, It Gets Worse.
  • There's an interactive web animation about how chocolate bunnies are made and you're given the choice of something to throw at the poor helpless bunny. When you click on said item something brutal happens to the poor bunny (he even screams in agony) and knocks him out- he is then dipped into a vat of chocolate and comes out as a chocolate bunny. Also the Hamster in the Microwave as well as many other Joe Cartoon ones.
    • Although the hamster's snarky remarks and exaggerated southern accent somehow softened the blow.
  • The Hospital
  • The 99 rooms is an online gallery featuring the extremely creepy art of Berlin artist Kim Köster displayed in the rooms of a broken down, decaying factory. Clicking on the pictures will cause them to move, and a couple of the rooms contain "jump scares" that will make you hit the ceiling. Not something to be viewed alone in a darkened room at night.
  • Watch and keep clicking "Next". It starts with a funny little animation of someone removing their flash drive before the computer say it's safe. Then it gets corrupted. Then the world gets corrupted.

Memes

  • Screamers. Yeah, most are pretty harmless and simple (like the Scary Maze Game). Then you stumble across one that's a mix of gorn, mind rape and nightmare fuel unleaded. This Troper was absolutely traumatized, to the point that she won't watch a video if she even suspects it'll be a screamer. Trust me, there are signs.
  • Z҉A҉L҉G҉O̚̕̚
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      • For those who are looking for actual information, Zaldgo is and was a meme based around a fictional Eldritch Abomination representing decay and chaos through the use of The Missingno-esque scrambled images and garbage characters similar to the above. The creepy thing about Zalgo mythology is that it does exist simply because people act like it exists. The moment you mention it's name, it appears, in the form of everyone around you saying his words in his voice. Every time he is mentioned. He can't do anything to you if you don't want him to. He exists because you want him to exist. And there's nothing you can do about it.
      • The other creepy thing is that Zalgo's influence on people is generally rendered as Eye Scream, usually in the form of blood or some other discharge from the eyes.
  • The Shadowlurker, a.k.a Horrifying House Guest, Never Alone or Uninvited Guest, a being that could best be described as a mix between Trollface and Kayako from Juon / The Grudge.
  • The numerous online references to Brian Peppers.
  • Everybody knows of Suiseiseki because of 'DESU DESU DESU', yes? Well, another Suiseiseki-based meme has been unleashed onto the internet -- the super-deformed (emphasis on the deformed) Jissouseki, which was introduced onto 2ch to much revulsion... until the frequenters started drawing fanart of the little things crapping on themselves and getting tortured in the most horrific ways possible. It's enough to make your skin crawl. DO NOT google it if you've got an extremely weak stomach.
    • Related to this phenomenon are the yukkuris -- blobby, deformed heads of Touhou characters that implore you to "TAKE IT EASY!" Unfortunately, for every cute yukkuri fanart on the internet, there's always one where the poor things are tortured and killed, among other atrocities. This is partly justified by the fact that Fanon has declared that they're filled with bean paste and not blood, but still...
      • Still? The bean paste gives people all the more incentive to chalk up fanart and fanfics of them being subject to all kinds of monstrosities. Most of the fics on the Yukkuri Wiki (i.e. "This Yukkuri") involve yukkuri cruelty. I can't take it easy!
      • Though yukkuris have an unfortunate tendency to be slaughtered mercilessly, sometimes they're the ones that do the killing... (Restored. We all need the counterpart to YOSIS' Tastes Like Diabetes Nitori remix... or do we?)
      • Since depictions of yukkuris are completely Depending on the Writer/Depending on the Artist, a great many abuse fans tend to see them as Always Chaotic Evil little pests so as to flimsily justify the torture and murder inflicted upon them. 'course, that excuse falls flat since portrayals are Depending On The Person, thus yukkuris don't necessarily have to be pests.
      • Yukkuri abuse? Pah, that's nothing. For real nightmare fuel I give you the comic Make Babies Easy (NSFW), which shows what happens when a Reimu that wants children shacks up with a Marisa that doesn't. (Answer: utter bugfuck insanity.)


Stories

  • Candle Cove.
  • This story about how a little girl saw a horrifying demon in her window that had blood-dripping fangs. You may never hear Rick Springfeild's "Hole In My Heart" the same way again after reading this story. From a website purporting to contain true ghost stories.
  • On the subject of "true" stories: I can't believe no one mentioned r/nosleep. Best damn stories on the internet, and even the lower rated ones are full of HONF.
  • Sailor Nothing: Ami. Damn, even the mental image gives nightmares. A villain who seeks to refine evil as an artform abducts her, physically and mentally breaks her, and then presents her as his masterpiece to the rest of the cast.
  • Sam Hughes' Gorge is about humans happening upon a planet that happens to be a perfect sphere with no atmosphere. Kinetic probes find that the planet's substance is mostly magnesium. They send a drone down, and lose contact immediately. And with another. And another. Then they realize the planet was destroyed by a Grey Goo scenario. Then the planet starts launching rockets. The story ends with the flagship running for Earth, while all the other survey ships are consumed behind them, the nanoships expanding in all directions. The fastest human ship will take six months to reach earth, and the narration points out the nanomachines hadn't learned about spaceflight, not until they sent the drones down.
  • The darker and/or more perverted stories on Fur Affinity often show that one man's Fetish Fuel is another's Nightmare Fuel--for instance, stories in the "Belial" series often feature people being permanently merged together for the rest of their natural existence (e.g. a woman choosing to turn into a penis attached to another woman.) The fact that many of these stories are consensual can actually make it creepier.
    • Speaking of Fur Affinity, a user named Nequ writes SCP Foundation Rule 34. You have been warned.
      • Technically, it's doing to transformation fetishism what SCP does to Urban Fantasy; look at it in a realistic setting. They've stated several times that the stories are supposed to be horror, and participants are rarely doing it consensually. Quite the opposite.
  • The Ms. Scribe Story is a perfect example of the depths of depravity to which people will sink in the name of fandom involvement--and how rewarding such unconscionable actions can be. The story's finale is even worse: by then, you learn what sort of person the real Ms. Scribe is.
  • Many transformation and mind control stories can be this, even more so with a little Fridge Logic. Breasts of the Magi, for example, takes place in a world where the World of Fae re-synced with this world after a few hundred years absence. almost all of the Fae happen to look like really hot women. They tend to have very high libidos, and their standard method of proposing sex with a man is to corner them, kiss them, and stick their hand down their pants. That's right; it's sexual assault. This could be standard for fantasies, but later on in the story, some guy hides an aerosol can that causes breast growth and high libido in the girls' locker room. Not only does it cause date rape, but it turns the victims' effectively bisexual, and changes their bodies. Two "minor wish" spells combine in such a way as to cause the male lead to change shape repeatedly over several hours, including one which gives birth to several rapidly maturing kittens, and another which itself can cause alterations in others and make an entire bookstore a Zone of Arousal, so to speak, just by writing runes with a magic marker. And to top off the Unfortunate Implications sundae, it is twice mentioned how these events won't hurt anyone. Maybe a few pregnancies, but nothing serious.
    • Latex Bloom is about latex plant symbionts that invade womens'...lower bits, and keep them in a constant state of sexual excitement and orgasm. They can also act as pseudopenises. That's weird enough, but the protagonist ends up with one, then spends several weeks with her infected cousin and infected botanist aunt, whose greenhouse spawned the parasites in the first place. Infected gradually get better bodies, and have an enhanced libido and very compelling scent. The trio later progress from just incest to actively trying to infect people with these parasites, and the protagonist rapes a random girl in public through use of her tentacle(and said girl likes it). And they want to take over the world with it. Well, they're under the influence of the parasite, right? Well, no; the aunt specifically points out that all the parasite does is make them feel good, and everything they've been doing has been done of their own free will. Which means that either the parasite makes them think they're still free, or it's basically turned them into sociopaths without using mind control.
    • The "New Found Form" series involves a series of artifacts that turns people into and gives them the power to transform others into hypersexed furries, usually hermaphrodites. This allows for several interesting forms, including two people fusing into a bear-lizard hybrid, and a dinosaur-spider hybrid. The infection can be spread through nearly anything, including dairy products and the Internet.
  • An author with the online handle Wyld Blue has some conjoinment horror stories, such as "Tounge-Tied," in which a woman woke up in a tiny room with her tongue fused to another woman's tongue. Neither of the women felt any urge to eat or sleep...and so they stayed, stuck in that tiny room without an exit, for what seems like forever. I could not sleep that night and haven't been back to that site, wherever it was, since.
    • I have seen that story too. The mention that the other woman was "an unattractive Asian", the part where they both get a cold, and when their tongues shorten and pull them into a kiss did nothing to sell it to me. I used to be interested in conjoinment fics until I found how they almost always have elements of Rape Is Love in them. They're just ugly.
      • I stumbled upon one story (Warning: Extreme Squick-fuel) involving a sort of merger vampire, that appeared as a woman. If a man had sex with her, he'd become stuck, and eventually be absorbed into her body over a period of weeks. Then she'd turn into him, slowly, complete with his memories, plus the memories of all the previous victims. The lovingly described changes don't help. The initial protagonist figures out how to reverse the changes so she is absorbed into the man instead, effectively killing her. Then the man gets a blowjob. His lover gets stuck... And yes, it's explicitly called "love".
      • The author of that story remarked that he had no good ending for it. Someone else came up with one here, in which the latest victim severs their conjoined spinal cord with a knife, killing them both to prevent the cycle from repeating.
    • I know exactly which site, and that story is nothing compared to another one there called "Mergeopolis". Every day at a certain time, the entire populace gathers in a huge auditorium. Two names are called in slow succession, and they must approach the stage -- electric barriers and a numbing effect are used if necessary -- and are forced to conjoin, a process described as excruciating. As the two latest... choices... undergo this transformation and are led away, the narrator expresses relief that her name was not called. Then she freezes, realizing that someday it will.
  • Ted's Caving Story Even with the misspellings and early internet aesthetic, it's still known to be very, very eerie.
  • John Dies at the End has plenty of examples, but in one of the earliest instances, there were tiny little white worms of supernatural origin. They could fly through the air and drill their way into a person's skin. Once inside a host's soft tissues, a single one could swiftly convert the body mass into a swarm, exploding out at any time. A swarm could infest a person's entire body, turning them into a mind-controlled meat puppet that can choose to act indistinguishably from the original person. Each worm has intelligence comparable to that of a human, and they also hate you so much that just being in the same room as them can cause you physical pain. Despite this, the book is quite funny.
  • This story, titled "The Dog". The worst part being the fact that the writer insists that it's true, and it's hard not to believe them.
  • In Cradleland, the ba'thulaz eat brains of living creatures. And no, they do not kill them before eating them, but use the razor-sharp teeth in their lamprey-like mouths to cut open the skull and extract the brain while the organism is still alive. And they prefer the brains of sapient organisms- like humans.
  • Cor has written hundreds of vignettes and short stories about invisible, amorphous, sociopathic tickle monsters and their victims. The stories range from Black Comedy, Porn and more often than not veer into outright Nightmare Fuel. For anyone ticklish enough to be tortured by it this is about as scary as it gets.
  • Shadow Unit. Just... Shadow Unit: the woman who makes people choke to death on their tongues, the man who can walk unseen in front of a camera and erase himself from human memory, the woman who can kill you at a distance through sheer freakish bad luck -- and then there's William Villette, a serial rapist whose power is influencing people's emotions; some of his victims, years later, still believe that they deserved what he did to them, and that's only the backstory to what he does to Chaz, who incidentally happens to be his son. By his sister. Who he sexually assaulted before the anomaly took him over. Two sentences: "It's okay, baby. I just have to let the wings come out." (And that's just the major plot points -- some of the cases mentioned in passing are... yeah.)
    • "Guy was just... cold. And It showed him how to get warm. S'why he tucked them in when he was done with 'em."
    • "She'd started eating in the middle."
    • One gamma's power even is intuiting people's personal Nightmare Fuel.
  • The Dionaea House Something along the lines of "Blair Witchproject" meets "House of Leaves", this 4 part web-based story will definitely make you uneasy of scary noises in your house. Crowning Moments of Scary goes to Mark's texts when he finds the second house, each getting faster and shorter culminating in " THE DOOR IS OPEN", and Danielle's blog and her experience with the bathtub. red rover red rover let Jenny come over.
  • The Shape of the Nightmare to Come. A fan created setting based in the Warhammer 40k universe, except it's the Fifty-first millennium instead of the Forty-first. And everything went to hell. Certain examples of Nightmare Fuel include the account of the Tersis's voyage into the Deep Warp, the Blood Angels giving into the blood thirst completely, the New Devourer, the Ophilim Kiasoz, and most notably, at least in this troper's opinion, the Star Father. Imagine the Emperor ascended to godhood the day he died and decided the best way to protect humanity is to dominate it utterly, mind, soul, and flesh.
  • Ursula Vernon's Book of the Gear.
  • This short story, whilst not being as downright terrifying as some of the other things on here, may put you off of fried eggs for a while.


Videos: Animated

  • Tricky from Madness Combat. This Monster Clown JUST. WON'T. DIE. Ever.
  • The ending of this animation constantly gives this troper nightmares.
  • Saladfingers: A series of animations starring a masochistic green freak with fingers that look like a green Freddy Krueger glove who talks to finger puppets and likes touching rusty spoons and lives in a world with almost nobody else around, and when he meets somebody, he usually freaks out. Also, everything he says appears as text.
    • Actually, David Firth's entire output [1] qualifies. Salad Fingers is only the tip of the iceberg.
  • This Youtube video. An entire collection of horror scenes from various games and anime.
  • The first episode of GMod Idiot Box has a moment you probably should not watch late at night with the lights off.
    • Ah, I presume you're talking about when Chuckles gets thrown into a pit, and after the immortal "Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?" phrase, there's a massive close-up of Uberkleiner accompanied by the aforementioned sound? Don't worry, there's nightmare retardant in his appearance in episode 7 where he appears and says the Dumb and Dumber quote extremely fast before beam spamming Chuckles into the air.
  • Ah, a short student-film. It follows a young girl who somehow falls into a strange world while eating a bowl of alphabet soup...At first it's not too bad, though a bit ominous. The ground is slightly-soft and cracked, the sky is a brownish color, and look! Letters are floating by! A...H...A...H...The girl decides to follow the letters back to see where they're coming from and...it gets worse.
  • This Lasagna Cat video. It's pretty funny until the end, when Garfield's eyes grow so big, they fall off his face and roll on the table, leaving two disturbing empty sockets on his face. Shudder... The fact that it's set to "Eyes Without A Face" did not help.
    • Then it ends with the same creepy image of Jim Davis all the videos end with... only now his eyes are moving...
  • An Arbuckle Thanksgiving is a digital edit of the Garfield's Thanskgiving special and completely removes Garfield. For most of the video, it's pretty silly and doesn't have anything offensive. That is, until Jon sits down to eat...
    • What happens? A curious mind would love to know.
    • Took the Schmuck Bait for ya. Basically what happens is Jon gets put on a diet, he asks Liz out on a date for Thanksgiving, she eventually gives in, and there's a lot of Garfield-removed-related humor. Then eventually they sit down to dinner, and Jon remembers he's on a diet, and completely loses it. The video gives an analysis of his insanity, basically, and then he murders Liz with an chainsaw. The last clip shows a pool of Liz's blood spreading across the floor while Jon talks to Garfield, who of course, is hidden.
  • Story from North America. A pencil-drawn music video about a father trying to teach his son why you shouldn't kill spiders. Nightmarish moments include the father squishing one of the giant spider's eggs, the father caressing one of the spider's hairy legs, the father's nipples, and...let's just say that the father in general is Nightmare Fuel.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: The worst thing in the world.
    • I dunno, this is definitely in the running -- I had to hit "stop" 34 seconds in.
    • Oh no. The worst thing in the world is definitely this. How the hell could anyone find a cake like that remotely appetizing, even WITHOUT the artist's screaming in pain performance?
  • This trippy, surreal animation right out of Estonia (the very first shot marks it as made-in-Tallinn).
  • The darker works of Jeremy Lokken definitely count, specifically Coffee Break and The Ugly Duck.
  • Did you have any deep-sea nightmares recently? If so, DO NOT LOOK. The author of this also made a Pokemon-like monster collection called "Mortasheen" (a horse plague) which range from human-like zombies to altered animals, sentient objects and even puddles with multiple heads. Almost all of them (except the "mistake" class) have pain-inducing or downright lethal powers, of course.
  • This trailer for a theoretical 28 Months Later film, which combines clips from various anime series and video games to sound bites from the films to truly terrifying effect.
  • This extremely trippy animation about cows, complete with some very creepy music. I'll be seeing those spider-cow-things in my nightmares.
    • The creator of that video, Birmingham-based animator Cyriak Harris specialises in this sort of thing. If memory recalls correctly, he provided the trippy backgrounds in The Nostalgia Critic's Top 11 Mindfucks. "Watch them at your own risk", indeed.
  • Another Cyriak example: there's one website where they have "Live webcam from inside a particle accelerator". There's a few minutes of normal footage that makes you think it's real, then alarms go off and and a black hole appears and eats the camera, the lab and (presumably) the world. Eeek!
    • Most Cyriak's work fits this trope, including, but not limited to, Queenie, BeastEnders, and the adorably horrifying Meow. When he was commissioned to make a music video for a girly pop song, it was predictably less horrifying then usual but it still featured scenes such as a pair of scissors cutting through a landscape made of flesh, interspaced with blinking and moving eyes, and he himself described it as "a foot fetishists nightmare".
  • CHAINSAW MAID is a disturbing claymation project that I'm not sure I can even begin to describe. Seeing the red-haired woman vomit out blood and all her internal organs and then collapse face down into them, then after a few moments sit back up with a creepy blank stare and make a terrifying noise that I can only describe as 'hissing' was enough for me to close the tab and go into my happy place. It's safe to say I won't be getting much sleep tonight. The person who sent it to me thought it was hilarious.
  • Many of Film Cow's Cartoons. Charlie the Unicorn's already been mentioned, but that's just scratching the surface-their other cartoons include sadistic children's show mascots, man-eating Llamas, John Mc Cain's hallucinations, Ferrets who sing joyfully about the Holocaust and murder...and it's all played for laughs.
  • Kikia. Similar to the "Find the ghost of Elvis" example above, this famous Flash movie has a very soft Japanese song playing, with a cute picture of a relaxing stick figure... and then a horrible ghost face from Fatal Frame pops up with a bloodcurdling scream from nowhere. Hard cut to black. This troper was so terrified that he had to call his mother (who was out of town) and get talked down from his fear. He was still shaking an hour later.
    • There's a similar one on the Tales From The Crypt website. It has an average photo of an ice cream man in his truck,with the instructions to look closer. When you do look closely at it- the Crypt Keeper appears on the screen cackling and the words The Crypt Keeper fooled you also appear.
    • The Other Wiki has a bumper list of screamers, as compiled by one user. Fortunately, it isn't one itself.
    • This one is particularly cruel, as the page is actually a very interesting read, concerning the urban legend of Polybius. Of course, you can go to wikipedia and get much of the same info.
    • This troper has seen one that looks like a typical "Where's Waldo?", and at the bottom of the picture there's text recommending that you turn up the volume to get a hint. Suddenly a ghoul's face pops up on the screen, accompanied by a loud screeching noise. The first time I (unwittingly) watched it with some classmates during school, our screams got us banned from the computers.
    • Kikia had to be one of the first screamers, before the "Scary Maze" made them really popular. Thanks for reminding me; now I know I'm not the only one that saw it, which somehow doesn't provide any comfort whatsoever...
  • How could something so cute become so frightening?
  • Lilium. Merging Nightmare Fuel, Body Horror, and Soundtrack Dissonance in one convenient package! (NOT for the faint of heart. Or for the pregnant. Or... You get the idea.)
    • YMMV on the soundtrack dissonance. At the very least anyone who's seen Elfen Lied will associate that song with HONF and Tear Jerkers.
  • Many Shmorky animations on Something Awful are LOADED with this kind of stuff. One of his animations is a series of AVGN parodies called "Furious Famicom Faggot". The series progresses with the titular character becoming more and more insane, having bizzare hallucinations and freaking out until finally, in the last episode he dies of a brain tumor.
  • Weebl's original Badger Badger Badger was funny and kinda cute. The sequel however is truly terrifying.
    • The music for the first Badger Badger Badger itself is nightmare-inducing enough. The sequel did not help in the least.
  • This video (has flashing lights) is when colourful and garish turns into horrible and pants-wetting. Also counts as Mind Screw.
    • I can't stop laughing out loud whenever I'm watching that video... Which is Nightmare Fuel in itself, as I see absolutely nothing funny in it.
    • What I found disturbing was how much the screams brought to mind torture, or even rape.
    • Unless it's a prank, there's a fan-made video game of this. (Link to game thread; NOTE: I assume the game also has flashing lights).
  • Dining Room or There is Nothing. What the hell is going on? I scared...
  • This Tails Doll Short. OH DEAR GOD NO.
  • This video by a Buenos Aires Artist by the name of BLU contains enough Body Horror factor to be 98% Nightmare Fuel!
  • The Wanky Shit Demon. Talk about Nausea Fuel. You may not want to eat chocolate cake and/or white frosting for a while after seeing this...
  • From There She Is, of all things. During Step 4 Nabi has a brief Imagine Spot after seeing Nabi attacked by Interspecies Romance protesters. It lasts for all of two seconds, but basically it's... Doki getting more and more beat up, almost as if she's DISINTEGRATING. While she's smiling. Seeing that unsettled this Troper more than most slasher flicks do.
  • YoutubePoop: Bubble Buddy slaughters his victims without pity or remorse. While the poop itself is funny, the reason for it being scary is because it ties in with the Fridge Horror that is Bubble Buddy from the show itself. Not to mention the uploader admitted the video gave him nightmares.
  • "Bear Bear" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWA 7 Mq Dx F Ns. Dear lord that teddy bear with the mismatched eyes is all woobieish and cute until it decides that its kid doesn't love him anymore and tries to kill him with the evilest, most insane Slasher Smile ever animated into a stuffed animal. The red paint on the all black and white background doesn't and increasingly distorted scratched-up inner dialogue help either.
  • It's time to get creative.
  • IT LIVES, people. IT LIVES.
  • There's also this monstrosity. Oh sure, it starts out cute, but just wait....
  • Alfred's Playhouse, by the ever delightful Emily Youcis. Enjoy.
  • The Pier. In this delightful student project, a humanoid bird-like creature goes fishing on an old pier. From underneath the pier, a quadrupedal creature follows the bird-creature unseen. Suffice it to say that the bird-creature's fishing trip does not end well at all. Let this be a lesson to us all: always chew your food carefully.
  • "By accident!". It's a student film featuring CGI people from the Uncanny Valley hanging out. The nightmare fuel gets more and more potent when one of the characters starts seeing slasher smiles on the people around him.
  • Craziest, a short film about a girl who starts looking for patterns and meaning in the game of Scrabble in her quest to get the "triple-triple". What starts off as innocent enthusiasm becomes almost cult-like obsession- the solid black background, the eerily calm narration, the near-total lack of any background music and the sometimes surreal pictures and movement make this short extremely creepy to watch.

Videos: Live Action

  • This... abomination of a video series. (NSFW at all)
  • Follow Me
  • This Neil Cicierega video.

  Soon the eggs we laid in Ryan's urethra will hatch!

    • I laid the MOST eggs!
    • In fact, most of his non-Puppet Pals videos tend towards really morbid and surreal humor. This troper laughed at all of them, but still feels frightened at the thought of having a slumber party.
  • Are you afraid of clowns? Well this will make you fear them even more. A toy clown crawls towards a child trying to get to sleep. Vaugely freaky until the grand finale... The kid, who's pulled the covers over his face, looks back at the clown doll and it's become a real clown with blood around the mouth and stuff... Not only that, but after the end of the video, the toy, with its creepy Slasher Smile, stares at you for a full minute.
  • The Wyoming Incident. It was part of a goon-made ARG, but Jesus Christ this is unsettling to watch.
  • No Through Road. The sign... The masked dude... The eerie music loop...
  • There Are Monsters. c: C: (: [8 {B....
  • A rather unknown video reviewer named Jacob Rudduck once did a review of Uninvited. First reaction with the Southern Belle was slightly funny. But the ending... If you think The Dark Knight version of Joker scares the shit outta you, you'll be scared of him even more. In a nutshell... After Jacob was finished with the review, he went to the toilet and he saw THAT Southern Belle (and instead of a skull face, she has Joker's face) (though it's obviously someone else). Then the camera proceeds to 'show' how Jacob gets the nasty end against that Ghost Lady, complete with her psycho ripping, her face closeups and her hysterical laugh. Brrr...!
  • Let's Meet the Candy: Marshmallow Murder. Egads.
  • Nippon Kazauwa! AAAAAAAAAH HA HA HA HA HA HA!
  • Scissors. Or, what Cosmo Jarvis does when he isn't making awesome music. It's a Tom Waits-esque paranoia trip induced by a suicide. Half-narm, half-legitimate horror.
    • Or for that matter, the short film based on his song He Only Goes Out on Tuesadays. It's about the horrors perpetrated on a nine year old boy by his father. What's so awful about this is the fact that he just get's away with it.
  • The ending of the Cunningham Muffins advertisement. The entire thing is funny, with flavors like Choco-choco Chip, Asbestos and Elephant... and then there's the blood-flavored muffin. The blood on the lady's mouth is a really creepy moment.
  • Fantastic Hey Hey Hey. Picture the uncanny valley crossed with Hell itself.
    • I have a pretty high tolerance for Uncanny Valley and robots, but this video always, always makes me want to wet myself and cry.
    • There is, at last, some explanation for this horror -- this is Tara, an android built by John Bergeron (scroll down to number 7). It doesn't make her any less terrifying, though.
    • As if to drive home this point, the sequel features the two ponies bloating disturbingly in mid-conversation, an inexplicable Santa Claus-lizard hybrid that demands Charlie put a banana in his ear (in song!), then bursts into flames, and inexplicable tentacles coming out of a vortex in Charlie's back.
      • The third sequel or the YouTube Live edition. Between a door that can see into your soul, the "scariest thing ever" at the very beginning, prehensile tongues, legs bending in directions they were not meant to bend, and continued mutilation of Charlie, the third one borders on Nightmare Fuel. The portrayal of Rick Astley with tentacles, scary eyes, and snake mouth in the YouTube Live version only makes this troper suspect the entire point of the Charlie franchise is to poke fun at Nightmare Fuel.
  • This video. The human-heads on animal bodies and the awfully slow singing is bad enough, but then throw in a distorted bubbly mutating filter over it all...
    • WHY? I couldn't click the close tab button quickly enough, and the sound.. the sound persisted...
  • Ronald Will Get You
  • Behold, Monster Clown zombies. I'm surprised the guy who found Happy Meal didn't click this and post it here.
  • Mockingbird. It starts innocently enough; with a man listening to his wife singing a lullaby to his son. Then the wife walks in through the front door holding groceries; meaning she couldn't possibly be in the room with the kid. Adult Fear much?
  • Arachnophobes, before using insecticide, be sure to check the label... A guy talks to the camera about a big spider he found in his backyard (cue footage of a pretty big spider) and sprays some insecticide... only he grabs "insect steroids" by accident. Cue CGI spider as big as an entire room and CGI dismemberment.
  • 5 Second Films is mostly comedy; however, that doesn't stop them making the occasional blackened gem such as "Super-Psyched", "Wishbone", or "Untitled". (Untitled actually originally ran around Halloween; they replaced the main page with it, and ran it full screen. So anyone logging in got a face full of rabbit, and that's scarier than it sounds)
    • And what exactly does "Untitled" entail?
      • It goes something like this: One of the cast members (I don't remember who, and I'd rather not watch it again) sets up a camera in front of a TV screen, giving an infinate loop effect of sorts. He's then stabbed in the arm from offscreen, before a Nightmare Faced rabbit-monster appears for the last few seconds, screaming.
      • The rabbit-monster is the psychotic Nesquik bunny from an earlier episode.
  • "The Winter Stalker". "Hello, Katie...Did you know I've been...watching you?" Yeah, the ending's almost sweet, but DAMN if that Santa isn't horrifying.
  • This horror short called "The Cat With Hands". Uncanny Valley much?
  • Some youtube user thought it was a fun idea to upload a video of Lady Gaga's Bad Romance in G Major!
  • Pixels. 80s gaming nostalgia is back, and it wants to destroy everything. Imagine being trapped in those subway tunnels when the exits vanish. Nothing in there but you, your fellow travellers, and a hungry Pac-Man. Or maybe he's eating the stations whole. Imagine seeing one of the cars turning to pixels, then collapsing, then trying to evade the same fate. Imagine seeing the bomb and trying to find cover--
  • Every episode after episode 5 of Fabulous Life of Bratz, especially any episode where someone dies.
  • A mysterious video was linked in the comments of a Everyman HYBRID video, and it was pretty freaky. These guys are in the woods, one guy goes missing, cameraman finds the missing guy's dead body IMPALED ON A FUCKING POLE, guys run away, one guy looks for his phone, gets pulled away by someone, cameraman runs outside, SHRIEKS AND SPLATTERS BLOOD ON A TREE. Link for If you wanna see it, but be warned, make sure you have an empty stomach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzx 3 Tywd E Tg
  • The time {Munchie} took over Microsoft Sam's Youtube channel "The Worst Movies Ever". Gave me freaking nightmares and messed with my perception of reality.
  • The Savannah College of Art and Design put out a few short films that are available on youtube. In one of them, a little girl is playing outside, bored, when she meets a giant, smiling #2 pencil. She picks up the pencil and draws a cake in the air, and it becomes a cake! She draws a kite in the air, and it becomes a kite! She and her pencil friend run around playing with the things they draw! ...Sounds sweet and whimsical? ...It really isn't.
  • The Cynical Mass remix of Friday as seen here
  • There's a video called Don't Hug Me I'm Scared. It starts out with cute Muppet characters and a catchy song that makes it seem like it's from a children's show. Near the middle we get a Mood Whiplash where everything becomes surreal and gore-filled.

Websites

  • Mortasheen, Bog Leech's attempt at making a Mons series. First off, the author apparently has a thing for horrifying parasites that reproduce through body horror, such as the Septiclown, Scumbat, Tachinoid, Fevile and Ragamuffet to name a few. Secondly, there are the Devilbirds, birds whom were subjected to negative psychic energy as eggs and feeding on those energies in the most horriffic manner possible, like driving people to murderous rage (Wrath); causing them to go insane from fear (Bonnagander), stealing their bodies (Envy), making them attached to a blood-red pearl that sucks their minds away and enslaves them to it (Greed), to name a few. Oh, and there is a whole class of Eldritch Abominations, including a tentacle rape monster. And most of the monsters in the "Zombie" class result from zombies attempting to copulate.
  • Game FAQs will occasionally have the front page themed for a recent game. Once, the "theme" was Condemned 2, and the home-page has a decapitated, fanged clown-head and a dead baby plastered all over the place. Who the HELL decided that this was a good idea?
  • Rotten.com. Contains graphic, real photos of horrific deaths and injuries, such as actual photos of the famous, gruesome Black Dahlia murder. Possibly the highest of Nightmare Fuel.
    • The Black Dahlia murder was the murder of Elizabeth Short in 1947. She was found, by a mother walking with a three-year-old girl no less, cut in half at the waist and with her mouth cut open to each ear. She had been deliberately posed and had apparently been forced to eat feces before dying. The killer, who has never been identified, was upset that the case was starting to slip from the media's attention, called the local newspaper and mailed them the contents of her purse. Creepy.
  • The late Encyclopedia fucking Dramatica. There's a reason it wasn't safe for work. The "Kittens" page is enough to make your eyes bleed and your head explode, the "Offended: page would make it explode quicker, and the people on the ED forums are the lowest of the low.
    • Unfortunately, it's still around. The good trolls of the internet have taken it upon themselves to preserve it in a mirror site.
    • Read the posts on any "Discussion" page: the majority of the site's editors seem to believe there's actually some truth to what they're writing (if not, they're really good at pretending--or have gotten so caught up in the "fun" that they can no longer tell the difference). That a bunch of random schmucks on the internet can demonstrate as much unified hatred and ignorance this side of the Westboro Baptist Church is pretty damn horrific.
    • In case you're wondering "how low?"...when one of their own was killed in a car accident, they took to ridiculing him on the forums and hijacked his account. Anyone who objected or said otherwise was labeled a "faggot".
  • There is a website where people wrote out various alternate history scenarios. Several of them were frightening, but the one that takes the biscuit the most basically had North Korea nuking the whole world and everybody dying, which was Nightmare Fuel enough, except that the writer described the Mars Rover Opportunity continuing to explore Mars and beaming back data of past life on Mars to a dead Earth. Both Nightmare Fuel and Tear Jerker.
  • What's this? Cracked.com? Like that lame knock off of Mad magazine? Well, I bet this website will be full of silly, goofy articles for me to read! Let's see here..."The 7 Most Horrifying Parasites on the Planet..." "The 6 Deadliest Creatures That Can Fit in Your Shoe""7 Terrifying Creatures You'll Never See Coming..." "5 Cosmic Events that Could Kill You Before Lunch...""5 Recent Scientific Advances (And How They'll Destroy Us All....)"
  • The Speculative Dinosaur Project. An Alternate History that asks the question "what if the asteroid had missed and dinosaurs had continued to evolve to the modern day?" The answer, earth becomes a Death World. In Our timeline plants got a break of a few million years between the dinosaurs and the first large mammals. On this world they didn't, so there are many kinds of plants that contain deadly neuro-toxins that can kill you in seconds just by touching them. The classic dinosaur predators continued to evolve of course, giving us creatures like the Abelisaurs (convergently similar to T-Rex), the "Ninja" (an aptly named stealthy killer that descends from raptors), and the Imperial Saber Tyrant, the largest predator on earth that combines traits of Tyrannosaurs and saber cats. The giant crocodiles are still around, as are new groups like "cutter crocs" "cruncher crocs" and "croclions". There are many kinds of "near birds" still around, many of whom have sharp teeth. One of them sprays toxic puke when threatened. There are also many kinds of "true birds" that are just as bad. The "gobbler" is a lot like our timeline's terror birds, the "city finches" live in eusocial colonies (like ants, bees, mole rats) and swarm anything that threatens them, (killing even an Abelisaur in seconds), carnivorous "Penguins of death" in Antarctica (including one species called the "piranhakeet" that swarms giant squid tearing them apart), and to top in all off, there are entire ecosystems of fish, parasites, and tadpoles living inside the colons of some dinosaurs, and a species off bird called the "rectal probe" that eat them.
    • Fortunately, there are quite a few relatively cuddly things to act as Nightmare Retardant, a lot of them mammals (who are on average much smaller here) particularly what happens with all the offshoots of the humble platypus.
    • You wanna talk about cute cuddly mammals? There's a group of primates, offshoots of lemurs who evolved as small tree dwelling mammalian predators similar to house cats or racoons. They go on to describe in detail their complex social systems, how some of them live as far north as Sweden and can hibernate in winter, how they can't see in color, how very effect they are at killing their prey with their combination of opposable thumbs and retractable claws, how some of them have been known to use tools. Then the Fridge Horror comes in, they split from the lemurs at around the same time as, in our timeline, the group of primates that produced monkeys, apes, and HUMANS branched off. The page even asks the question "Is a tree fox a sort of failed human... or is a human, ultimately a failed tree fox?"
  • There's an extraordinarily scary website which is about Elvis Presley's death and various stories concerning it. One of them is the rather gory story of how Elvis died.
  • Hyperbole and a Half, by Allie Brosh, is an illustrated web blog that nine times out of ten is absolutely hilarious. This, however, is apparently the missing tenth time. It begins as an innocuous enough tale, involving the blogger as a four-year-old child and the cake her mother made for a relative's birthday party. This lasts approximately as long as the second panel. It only gets worse from there. Especially jarring due to severe Mood Whiplash, as the Jacob's Ladder-esque drawings are interspersed with perfectly ordinary narration. Christ.
  • This interactive website about the Salem Witch Trials. Which is also part of at least one school's canon.
  • "Every night throughout the world hundreds of people dream about this face." It's hard to understand, but this face just makes {{Pro-Mole me}} shiver.
  • Everything on this site and its many pages. Warning: some images have gorn, squick, Body Horror, and are very NSFW.
  • The Horror and Gruesome sections of Snopes.


Other

  • In Red vs. Blue: Reconstruction, as the Meta is about to assimilate Delta, the other A Is it's abducted appear and welcome him. Especially creepy is the sing-songy, child-like voice: "Delta! We missed you, Delta! Dellllltaaaaa!!!!!" That was the point when this troper knew, for sure, that the Red Vs. Blue transition from comedy to drama was absolutely going to work. It's legitimately freaky.
  • The surprise at the end of ScrewAttack.com's "Lost VGV Jack Golf" was simply pure evil.
    • I believe it was from a German coffee commercial.
  • After years of absurd humor, X-Entertainment served up some Nightmare Fuel for the 2007 edition of its Advent Calendar feature. Hidden links led to cryptic clues, unnerving videos, and alarming images.
    • Then Leviathan finally appeared in person at the climax of the story. For those of us who assumed he'd be a giant sea-monster, the form he actually took on was different. It was worse.
  • Also from X-Entertainment: There was an article about a Teddy Ruxpin toy that a girl took to church with her and the toy suddenly became possessed- sprouting devil horns, eyes turning red and speaking in a demonic voice. Now that's a literally a Demonic Dummy!
  • Most of Chris Redfields' hallucinations in The Dark Id's R Emake LP can fall under this, but it was this chapter where it was worst.
  • Harry S. Plinkett's reviews. It starts out like any other armchair/nerd youtube review, but every so often we are...'treated' to a glimpse into the life of Mr.Plinkett, a centenarian serial killer who has killed his three wives, at least a dozen hookers and an entire Korean family. His methods are...unorthodox to say the least as they have involved such things as wells, cars, razors, Raid, cockroaches, and a rusty old refrigerator. Huh. Made worse by the fact that he seems to mention such atrocities in passing while he treats the Star Wars prequel series as a sort of cinematic holocaust.
  • Dead Ends. Zombies have never been more scary.
  • Survival of the Fittest can fall into this at times, for obvious reasons based on the site's premise (as it is based off of Battle Royale). Sometimes the violence can slide into Narm territory, or even darkly humorous. Other times, though... well, it can get downright disturbing. It gets worse when you remember that these characters are most of the time Ordinary High School Students.
  • There is a lovely Canadian woman who has created her own youtube channel called theLittleFears.
  • Protect and survive: A timeline by Macragge1 on Alternate History Dot Com. It's an alternate history involving a nuclear war in 1984 and it's effect on the North East of England. Of particular note is the update where A bomb scare turns out to be a dead baby. Nearly all of it is on a similar level though.
  • Pokémon. For the most part, they're cute and cuddly, right? Come on, even Mewtwo, the badassiest of the badass Pokémon is kinda huggable. If you agreed with that sentiment, as this Troper did, prepare to have your mind utterly raped . Oh, God...It even made MEW frightening. I'll be under my blanket...
    • There is another one, more of a story, about a hacked Red version being called Black Version(no relation to the official Black/White version). After starting and defeating your rival for the first time, you see you have 2 pokemon, the starter and a Ghost one(named Ghost). Searching the video on Youtube gives a long story about it, but here is part of the story that happens in this hacked game. The Ghost has Curse, that's it. However, instead of stealing health or decreasing health for power, the screen turns black, you hear a distorted rival/wild/foe's pokemon, and it says *name of enemy pokemon* is gone(the remake on Fire Red will most likely say died instead of gone). This can be used on the trainers as well, and if it is on a trainer battle, you can either run or use curse again. If you used curse on the trainer after their pokemon "died," you noticed they are gone now, returning to the same screen shows a tombstone where they should be. After you beat the game and check the hall of fame, it goes from bad to worse. You see a screen of a sizable amount of tombstones, and a movable old character(which is revealed to be you many years later). After returning to the place you started, it shows all the pokemon and trainers you used curse on, then you fight Ghost without anything. You only struggle, and at a certain point when you have critical health, Ghost uses Curse on you and the screen turns black forever. Restarting will show that the save is gone. Short version of it is: Ghost's Curse attack KILLS your opponents, the trainers, and you see a parade of victims that you KILLED. And at the end, that same monster kills you.
      • If you want to read the full story of "Pokemon Black," go here.
      • There's a homebrew NDS file that is basically that same story, except it's got a bunch of pictures and music that fits well with the story. The ending, however... Oh god, just play it on a flash cart in an actual DS. Emulating this homebrew file doesn't give the same effect.
    • YMMV on some of them, though. I tought that Electabuzz was cute. If you ignore the source, others could fit in works like D&D of McGee's Alice. The rest of them...groan. I shouldn't have done that...
    • Voltorb looks like a strawberry muffin, and Cubone looks like a Pyramid Head to me...
    • And Arcanine looked awesome. Seriously, I want one of those!
    • This video. Just this video. NEVERSLEEPAGAIN.jpg
    • The Lavender Town Tone, also referred to as Lavender Town Syndrome, is another creepy story about the things that would scar you for life that were in the original Japanese version 1 cartridges of Pokemon Red and Green. There was also a sequel that had picture proof that the things described in the original story were actually in the game.
  • For some reason this site was considered as Nightmare Fuel... by members of a British football forum! (with the trope name even being quoted - before the thread got pulled for being spam. Possibly NSFW if you're viewing in work.
  • They're coming to take me away, ha haaa! No, not the song, but even scarier.
    • My laptop gave me the evil eye ;__; *clicks away and rushes to the bathroom*
  • Anata wa — suki desu ka?
    • Oh wow. Not only is it somehow creepier when it's all in Japanese and you expect a screamer (thankfully there is none) but the end... oh god oh god. Dick move on the part of the creator, but a brilliant one. No, I won't spoil it.
      • I will. It's about an Urban Myth of a specific pop-up; you close it, you die. Two friends were talking about it, and one of them searches it up on the internet. He couldn't find much, so he went back to looking at his normal sites instead. But then appear the very pop-up, and a child's voice, both asking him 'Anata wa - suki desu ka?' ("Do you like - "). Every time he closes the pop up, it'd reappear with the voice mangled until finally, it fully asks him 'Do you like the Red Room?' and there's a website listing names. He notices his friend's name is the last entry. And then he realized there's something behind him. Next scene is their school's student gossiping about two students who killed themselves and painted their own room red with their blood. And then the pop-up appears on your screen.
  • My GOD. Fear Clinic gets progressively more terrifying. Especially as the patients don't survive being treated for their fears.
  • This Let's Play of Pokémon Quartz has Foxy's breakdown at the end. The music linked to it does not help. But by far the worst of it comes with this picture and the accompanying caption;

  HELP ME, SOMEONE, HELP! THE VOICES WON'T STOP, THOSE HIDEOUS VOICES, THOSE WRETCHED DAMNABLE FUCKING VOICES, CALLING FOR ME, DEMANDING ME, SCREAMING FOR ME!!!!!!

  • Japanese Youtuber nana825763.
  • Euron131: "BREEEEEDIIIIING"
  • A Let's Play of The Path by thevoiceofdogSA isn't too bad...he narrates each girl's journey like a fairytale, and has some nice Black Comedy jokes thrown in...but then he plays Ginger's route. After the seemingly-happy playdate with a girl in red, the LPer starts talking about how what a nice ending this was--only to start screaming and panicking when he sees Ginger shuffling towards the house. The video is slowed down, distorting the sounds, the guy is screaming so loud that it warps his voice on the microphone...And just his dialogue is creepy too. "GINGER! DON'T GO IN THE HOUSE, PLEASE! GINGER, CAN YOU HEAR ME? IF YOU GO INTO THE HOUSE I WON'T BE ABLE TO SAVE YOU! GINGEEEEER!" And then after the final animation, where there was once a calm and neutral "The End," there is now a broken and horrified whisper of "It's never going to end...is it?"
  • "3 Guys, 1 Hammer." If seeing a man getting beaten to death with a sledge hammer wasn't frightening enough, consider the fact that it wasn't scripted. Everything seen in that video was an actual murder.
  • The "Mr. Bucket" episode of Board James is full of this. If you weren't afraid of a plastic bucket with a clown nose and an affinity for balls... YOU WILL BE. especially the part where James attempts to kill Mr. Bucket by drowning him in the sink, all while Mr. Bucket is gurgling his theme song. "I'm miiiiister buuuuuuckeeeeet..."
  • Ever heard of Alice Is Dead 2? Well, here it is. http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/524348 If you want a scare, put on the headphones and look out side a hole in the game. Sweet dreams...
  • The ending of Dirty the Pooh and the Hundred-Acre Shitpile, Chapter One: In Which Rabbit Stuffs Almost Everything Right in His Ass and a Stupid Black Nigger Goes Poo-Poo in Bed. The creepy music combined with Pooh and Eeyore talking about death makes for some pretty severe Mood Whiplash, especially in a series as over-the-top hilarious as Dirty Potter.
    • As well as Dirty the Pooh Chapter 3. Inspired by Neon Genesis Evangelion, this features:
      • Piglet getting eaten by Pooh and Kanga, just after Pooh melts his eyeballs.
      • Roo getting cut into bits by a samurai sword-wielding Pooh
      • Trees breaking Rabbit's spine, and Pooh eating his heart, then using his intestines to throttle Piglet
      • Demonic Spiders eating Owl's face
      • The destruction of the Hundred Acre Wood
      • Pooh in general. "It's time for...assembly...from Hell!
      • "I want souls... thousands and thousands of doomed souls..."
    • And this is in Dirty Potter, a series that runs entirely on Rule of Funny. At least it had Ron Weasley's triumphant return (and subsequent banning) and the Four Horsemen of the Stinkocalypse, and their 666 fire-breathing penises.
  • In Survival of the Fittest, the gore of some scenes is simply unbelievable, including firecrackers being shoved into... *ahem* a part of a woman's anatomy - need more be said? Another, somehow creepier example is the death of Damien Carter-Madison, whereupon he is swamped by the ghosts/zombies of all of his deceased classmates and dragged through a door into a realm which is strongly applied to be hell. The knowledge it is the hallucination of a dying teenager does little to comfort the reader.
    • This troper, a newbie to the SotF scene, was disturbed by the latest character deaths of Guy Rapide and Mary McKay. Mary, the girl who got pregnant to Guy (who doesn't want anything to do with the kid), snaps, ties an unconscious Guy to a chair, saws halfway through one ankle and completely through the other, then saws through his penis, and then saws his neck off. And then eats the penis. Meanwhile, local crazy Wade Wilson arrives, and has hallucinations about a chestburster popping out of Mary's stomach. So he stabs her stomach repeatedly, and then wipes the unborn foetus, which got stuck to his knife, onto Guy's bloody torso. Read it all in its bloody, horrifying glory here.
  • Doomsday Arcade, when Cooking Mama appears, if her eyes don't scare the fuck out of you, then the part where she stabs someone while maintaining a sociopath's smile will.
  • British YouTuber RandomDCE released a series of videos in response to the people who said he was too negative known as Percy Positive reviews, introducing a high-pitched penguin thing known as Percy Positive, who would deliver cheerful reviews of movies. Percy would go over the top however and say creepy lines such as "Isn't mass murder GREAT?" and "Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go take my pills.". Many fans said Percy was creepy and wished him dead. They all soon regretted this when DCE, for Halloween, made This.

 Percy Positive: Hello everyone. My name is Zombie Positive, and I love those organs in your nice warm bodies.

  • In a discussion about Squick on a newsgroup, someone mentioned a dream... he had incredibly bad acne, and went to the doctor, who injected a drug that opened the pores on his face to an inch wide, then removed the bits of acne grue with tweezers. Bad enough, but then the doctor dripped a bit of sweat and part of his face dissolved. That was over ten years ago, and I still have nightmares about it occasionally, and those creepy-ass dried seed husks that some places sell for flower arrangements bring it back...
    • I believe you're talking about lotus pods. That is exactly why the shock-meme "lotus breast" was devised. (Don't look it up!)
    • Oh god, why did I succumb to morbid curiousity? 'Breasts, seeds and pods? Can't be that ba-AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!'
    • Since we're talking about acne... Some people have mentioned, that when they had extremely bad acne, they imagined all sorts of creepy stuff what was going on, such as flesh growing inside the pores, pulsing sickenly and how you would pull a string of flesh out of it.
      • Urban legends being urban legends, though, I am extremely reluctant to believe that. Besides, I also use face-washing stuff to deal with his acne, so it's not as much of a threat as people hype it up to be. Having mouth ulcers on the other hand, is not fun in any way.
  • Arch Oboler, creator of the horror/suspense radio show Lights Out, issued an album (which I own) called Drop Dead! An Exercise in Horror. One of the audio plays in this is called "The Dark," about a strange black mist that turns people inside out. Never, even in Customs, will a rubber glove ever sound so dire.
    • Heh. That just reminds me of The Simpsons Halloween V where they all got turned inside out at the end and started singing..."One! Chorus line of people, dancing till they make us stop...Too! Many dancing people, covered with blood gore and glop..." As Bart is dragged away by Santa's Little Helper...
  • For that matter old time radio horror as a format. You have to go into it with the right state of mind since the overly melodramatic style and genre defining "over explaining things for the audience" can quickly turn them into Narm or Nightmare Retardant if you're not in the right mood, but go into some of them right state of mind and you will never be creeped out as much. Many websites have MP 3 files of many of the old shows which have long since fell out of copyright like Lights Out, Quiet Please, Inner Sanctum, and the Mysterious Traveler.
  • There's just too much sauce.
  • The viral marketing for 2010's The Last Exorcism included a short online video that was circulated on chat sites like Chat Roulette and Facebook. In this clip, a young woman teases the other person chatting by unbuttoning the top of her blouse and smiling seductively, then she puts her head down for a moment. When she puts her head back up, her eyes roll into the back of her head, her mouth opens (revealing sharp fangs) and she screams as she lunges at the camera - and again right after the screen cuts to black. The worst part was that you could be a kid surfing innocently and just happen to come across this clip while randomly searching for people to chat with.
  • On the Ask Ms. Fortune blog from Tumblr, when Skullgirls character Ms. Fortune was asked how she felt about Double, she said she wasn't too worried about her and seemed confident in fighting her. Next thing you know, she's not quite herself.
  • The Wikipedia page for Encyclopedia Horrifica can be creepy, if you just open it and watch for a few seconds. Try it.
    • Did. Nothing happened. Kind of a let down.
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