History Main / DefangedHorrors

8th May '16 1:01:21 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''AaahhRealMonsters'' is a series about, well, monsters that scare humans. All of their "scare scenes" are very effective in showing how the monsters scare humans without scaring the audience in the process, mostly through giving said monsters individual personalities and motives (they're only doing it to complete school).

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* ''AaahhRealMonsters'' ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' is a series about, well, monsters that scare humans. All of their "scare scenes" are very effective in showing how the monsters scare humans without scaring the audience in the process, mostly through giving said monsters individual personalities and motives (they're only doing it to complete school).
10th Mar '16 10:27:14 PM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsDroidworks'' went this route, despite not being outright labeled as such. After the training missions are finished, you get to apply what you learned in several new missions, but this time the Empire's assassin droids are running around, and they will ''hunt you down'' unless you manage to outwit them. These droids have a fairly dumb AI, contrasting their chilling taunts, but the droid you build can't be equipped with [[ThouShaltNotKill any kind of shielding or weapons]], let alone game-saving. What caught many kids off guard is that despite numerous hintings of the droids' presence in the missions, it's never stated that they're actually there until [[OhCrap you see one face-to-face.]]
5th Mar '16 8:24:16 AM Folamh3
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* ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''

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* ''AreYouAfraidOfTheDark''''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', which uses the framing device of a group of friends telling scary stories around a campfire in order to convey stories of a similar calibre.
1st Feb '16 6:40:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Wishbone}}'s'' adaptation of ''ATaleOfTwoCities'' made the guillotine a menacing specter using only cabbages.

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* ''{{Wishbone}}'s'' adaptation of ''ATaleOfTwoCities'' ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' made the guillotine a menacing specter using only cabbages.
29th Jan '16 2:57:00 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Creator/RoaldDahl featured Defanged Horrors in a lot of his children's stories, but ''Literature/TheWitches'' may be his only book to take the full plunge into this genre.
26th Oct '15 2:28:11 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'''s Wicked Witch of the West managed to be remembered as one of the scariest--and most iconic--villains in cinematic history, even while appearing in a very family-friendly fantasy musical. She never really does anything particularly violent (aside from trying to burn the Scarecrow and threatening to drown Toto), and she has the rather petty goal of trying to reclaim her dead sister's ruby-encrusted shoes. But with Margaret Hamilton's gleefully psychotic performance, combined with some [[UncannyValley deeply unsettling makeup and prosthetics]], well... There's a damn good reason so many kids are terrified of her.
6th Oct '15 7:55:37 AM NoSpoilerz
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* ''[[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 hard, 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]]'' 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 hard, subverted, with genuinely scary monsters and ApocalypticLogs of the last people to be here.]]
19th Sep '15 9:22:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[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 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 hard, 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]]'' embraces this from the word go: the titular ghost greets you at the door looks like something out of AdventureTime, ''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 hard, with genuinely scary monsters and ApocalypticLogs of the last people to be here.]]
6th Sep '15 6:37:33 AM Hanz
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* ''[[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 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 hard, with genuinely scary monsters and an ApocalypseLog of the last people to be here.]]

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* ''[[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 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 hard, with genuinely scary monsters and an ApocalypseLog ApocalypticLogs of the last people to be here.]]
24th Aug '15 8:11:08 PM R1ck
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Not to be confused with TheTamingOfTheGrue. See also NothingIsScarier, where the menace isn't visible but is all the scarier for that.

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Not Related to be confused with TheTamingOfTheGrue. See also NothingIsScarier, where the menace isn't visible but is all the scarier for that.
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