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12th Feb '17 8:07:57 AM BoukenDutch
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* All over the place in the childrens book series ''Literature/BatPat'' and its animated adaption.
7th Feb '17 7:34:41 PM Vir
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* ''VideoGame/SpookysHouseOfJumpScares'' embraces this from the word go: the titular ghost greets you at the door looks like something out of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and the titular jump scares are nothing more than harmless and frankly adorable cardboard popouts of skeletons, ghosts, and the like. [[spoiler: After the fiftieth room, this rapidly gets subverted, with genuinely scary monsters and ApocalypticLogs of the last people to be here.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SpookysHouseOfJumpScares'' embraces this from the word go: the titular ghost greets you at the door looks looking like something out of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and the titular jump scares are nothing more than harmless and frankly adorable cardboard popouts of skeletons, ghosts, and the like. [[spoiler: After the fiftieth room, this rapidly gets subverted, with genuinely scary monsters and ApocalypticLogs of the last people to be here.]]
7th Feb '17 7:33:38 PM Vir
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Related to TheTamingOfTheGrue. See also NothingIsScarier, where the menace isn't visible but is all the scarier for that. Contrast AdultFear

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Related to TheTamingOfTheGrue. See also NothingIsScarier, where the menace isn't visible but is all the scarier for that. Contrast AdultFear
AdultFear.
7th Feb '17 7:32:47 PM Vir
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* TimBurton owes quite a bit of his career to this trope, especially during his early years as a director (mid-1980s to early '90s) when he was commonly thought of as a ''slightly'' unconventional children's filmmaker. Hence the bitter, outraged backlash against ''BatmanReturns'': Burton tried to be "funny-scary" and [[YouWereTryingTooHard overshot the mark]], becoming "scary-scary" - or, at least, that's what many commentators had us believe.

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* TimBurton Creator/TimBurton owes quite a bit of his career to this trope, especially during his early years as a director (mid-1980s to early '90s) when he was commonly thought of as a ''slightly'' unconventional children's filmmaker. Hence the bitter, outraged backlash against ''BatmanReturns'': Burton tried to be "funny-scary" and [[YouWereTryingTooHard overshot the mark]], becoming "scary-scary" - or, at least, that's what many commentators had us believe.




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* ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit: WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit''.



* ''{{Wishbone}}'s'' adaptation of ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' made the guillotine a menacing specter using only cabbages.
* ''HouseOfAnubis''

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* ''{{Wishbone}}'s'' ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'s'' adaptation of ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' made the guillotine a menacing specter using only cabbages.
* ''HouseOfAnubis''''Series/HouseOfAnubis''



* ''[[VideoGame/SpookysHouseOfJumpScares Spooky's House of Jump Scares]]'' embraces this from the word go: the titular ghost greets you at the door looks like something out of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and the titular jump scares are nothing more than harmless and frankly adorable cardboard popouts of skeletons, ghosts, and the like. [[spoiler: After the fiftieth room, this rapidly gets subverted, with genuinely scary monsters and ApocalypticLogs of the last people to be here.]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/SpookysHouseOfJumpScares Spooky's House of Jump Scares]]'' ''VideoGame/SpookysHouseOfJumpScares'' embraces this from the word go: the titular ghost greets you at the door looks like something out of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', and the titular jump scares are nothing more than harmless and frankly adorable cardboard popouts of skeletons, ghosts, and the like. [[spoiler: After the fiftieth room, this rapidly gets subverted, with genuinely scary monsters and ApocalypticLogs of the last people to be here.]]



* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' web serials. [[spoiler: Especially Tuyet's death]]

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* ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' web serials. [[spoiler: Especially Tuyet's death]]death.]]



* ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''.

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* ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''.''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack''.



* ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit: WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit''.
* Some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' including ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster Stare Master]]'' and ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]'' go into this territory.

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* ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit: WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit''.
* Some episodes of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' including ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster Stare Master]]'' Master]]" and ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero Lesson Zero]]'' Zero]]" go into this territory.
5th Dec '16 5:12:57 PM N1KF
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** The poster boy for DefangedHorrors would certainly be Koh the Facestealer, a massive centipede demon that steals faces. The [[TheBlank faceless monkey]] in front of his lair is a genuine scare, but it's his voice and his words, which are genuinely spine chilling.

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** The poster boy for DefangedHorrors Defanged Horrors would certainly be Koh the Facestealer, a massive centipede demon that steals faces. The [[TheBlank faceless monkey]] in front of his lair is a genuine scare, but it's his voice and his words, which are genuinely spine chilling.
27th Nov '16 4:16:29 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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Related to TheTamingOfTheGrue. See also NothingIsScarier, where the menace isn't visible but is all the scarier for that.

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Related to TheTamingOfTheGrue. See also NothingIsScarier, where the menace isn't visible but is all the scarier for that.
that. Contrast AdultFear
11th Nov '16 10:24:14 AM Vir
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' uses this sometimes, such as in episodes featuring Ghost Pokemon.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' uses this sometimes, such as in episodes featuring Ghost Pokemon.Pokémon.



* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Certain Pokedex entries in the series (especially about Ghost Pokemon) are this trope. For example, Gengar likes to imitate people's shadows under a full moon, and then laugh at their fright, Banette was a doll who seeks revenge on the child who disowned it, Dusclops traps anyone who looks into its eye into a void, and so on. Of course, none of this actually happens in-game. Some of it averts this, however, such as Hypno being a prime example of AdultFear. Usually, the pokedex is considered a prime source of nightmare fuel.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'': Certain Pokedex Pokédex entries in the series (especially about Ghost Pokemon) Pokémon) are this trope. For example, Gengar likes to imitate people's shadows under a full moon, and then laugh at their fright, Banette was a doll who seeks revenge on the child who disowned it, Dusclops traps anyone who looks into its eye into a void, and so on. Of course, none of this actually happens in-game. Some of it averts this, however, such as Hypno being a prime example of AdultFear. Usually, the pokedex Pokédex is considered a prime source of nightmare fuel.
6th Nov '16 7:28:43 AM wootzits
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* ''Anime/MonColleKnights'' has one episode where Prince Eccentro gets possessed by a vampire before seizing Professor Hiragi hostage. The Knights must fight their way through a castle filled with zombies, suits of armor, Frankenstein monsters, and more. Saban switched this episode around with a much earlier one, which is understandable (i.e. to tie in with Halloween, which isn't celebrated in Japan).



* Anime/MonColleKnights has one episode where Prince Eccentro gets possessed by a vampire before seizing Professor Hiragi hostage. The Knights must fight their way through a castle filled with zombies, suits of armor, Frankenstein monsters, and more. Saban switched this episode around with a much earlier one, which is understandable (i.e. to tie in with Halloween, which isn't celebrated in Japan).
* Manga/KeroroGunsou. A yukata-clad ghost lives in the Hinata family's basement, Fuyuki is a big fan of the occult, and episodes of the manga and anime center around spooky story contests among the main characters and their friends.
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' takes place entirely in a world full of spirits who dislike humans. Both of Chihiro's parents are [[spoiler: turned into pigs after eating some of the food there]]. And that's just the beginning of it all.

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* Anime/MonColleKnights has one episode where Prince Eccentro gets possessed by a vampire before seizing Professor Hiragi hostage. The Knights must fight their way through a castle filled with zombies, suits of armor, Frankenstein monsters, and more. Saban switched this episode around with a much earlier one, which is understandable (i.e. to tie in with Halloween, which isn't celebrated in Japan).
* Manga/KeroroGunsou.
''Manga/SgtFrog''. A yukata-clad ghost lives in the Hinata family's basement, Fuyuki is a big fan of the occult, and episodes of the manga and anime center around spooky story contests among the main characters and their friends.
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' takes place entirely in a world full of spirits who dislike humans. Both of Chihiro's parents are [[spoiler: turned [[spoiler:turned into pigs after eating some of the food there]]. And that's just the beginning of it all.
25th Oct '16 3:35:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[SnowboardKids Snowboard Kids 2]] features a course called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Haunted House]].

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* [[SnowboardKids Snowboard Kids 2]] ''VideoGame/SnowboardKids 2'' features a course called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Haunted House]].
21st Aug '16 12:40:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheHauntedMansion'' (feat. EddieMurphy) had a plethora of potentially traumatizing elements (especially considering its rating being ''PG'' yet involving ''suicide'' and ''melting faces'').

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* ''Film/TheHauntedMansion'' (feat. EddieMurphy) Creator/EddieMurphy) had a plethora of potentially traumatizing elements (especially considering its rating being ''PG'' yet involving ''suicide'' and ''melting faces'').
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