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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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You cannot subvert something "hard." A subversion is such a black and white concept that there is no variation in severity. See the "Not a Subversion" page for more info.
* ''[[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.
18th Jun '15 7:01:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Goosebumps}}''. The stories tread a very fine line, often ''threatening'' something truly horrible (usually in vague language), [[RuleAbidingRebel but not actually going through with it]].
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* ''{{Goosebumps}}''.''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}''. The stories tread a very fine line, often ''threatening'' something truly horrible (usually in vague language), [[RuleAbidingRebel but not actually going through with it]].
26th May '15 3:18:56 PM MechWarrior
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* ''The {{Bailey School Kids}}'' features a quartet of schoolchildren who constantly run into [[MonsterMash horror-movie monsters]] who want nothing more than to... teach and/or coach sports? Of course, the entire premise is MaybeMagicMaybeMundane, so the people they run into could be just plain old weird, rather than out-and-out paranormal.
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* ''The {{Bailey {{Literature/Bailey School Kids}}'' features a quartet of schoolchildren who constantly run into [[MonsterMash horror-movie monsters]] who want nothing more than to... teach and/or coach sports? Of course, the entire premise is MaybeMagicMaybeMundane, so the people they run into could be just plain old weird, rather than out-and-out paranormal.
26th May '15 3:16:56 PM MechWarrior
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* ''EpicMickey''.
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* ''EpicMickey''.''VideoGame/EpicMickey''.

* ''TowerOfTerror'' film, based on theme park ride.
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* ''TowerOfTerror'' ''Film/TowerOfTerror'' film, based on theme park ride.
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