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25th Oct '17 3:51:54 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* ''The Teacher from the Black Lagoon'', along with its sequels and has nothing to do with [[Manga/BlackLagoon a manga]], is about a boy who hears rumors that a certain teacher or school staff is a monster [[WouldHurtAChild who will hurt a child]] in a nasty, but clean, way. At the end, it is revealed that the rumors are false and the teacher is fun and [[FriendToAllChildren child-loving]]. ''Black Lagoon Adventures'', a chapter book series, does keep the staff as monsters, but they don't do anything scary and the conflicts presented are RealLife everyday problems a child would face.

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* ''The Teacher from the Black Lagoon'', along with its sequels and has nothing to do with [[Manga/BlackLagoon a manga]], is about a boy who hears rumors that a certain teacher or school staff is a monster [[WouldHurtAChild who will hurt a child]] in a nasty, but clean, [[BloodlessCarnage non-gory]], way. At the end, it is revealed that the rumors are false and the teacher is fun and [[FriendToAllChildren child-loving]]. ''Black Lagoon Adventures'', a chapter book series, does keep the staff as monsters, but they don't do anything scary and the conflicts presented are RealLife [[SliceOfLife everyday problems a child would face.face]].
27th Sep '17 12:52:38 PM SeptimusHeap
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* 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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* 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'': ''Film/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.
1st Sep '17 10:40:03 PM ElSquibbonator
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* The earlier ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books

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* The earlier ''Literature/HarryPotter'' booksbooks, as per the page quote. The later ones [[DarkerAndEdgier dispense with the "defanged" aspect altogether.]]
1st Sep '17 10:38:33 PM ElSquibbonator
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[[TropesAreTools This is by no means a put-down of the genre]]. Hardcore stuff like ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' or ''Franchise/SilentHill'' is not really suitable for giving ten-year-olds a good Halloween scare. This is simply the media version of the campfire or sleepover ghost story.

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[[TropesAreTools This is by no means a put-down of the genre]]. Hardcore stuff like ''Film/{{Se7en}}'' or ''Franchise/SilentHill'' is not really suitable for giving ten-year-olds a good Halloween scare. This is simply the media version of the campfire or sleepover ghost story.
story. If it's done ''badly'', though, the movie often comes across as simply cheesy.



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.TheTamingOfTheGrue, which may be an eventual byproduct of this. See also NothingIsScarier, where the menace isn't visible but is all the scarier for that. Contrast AdultFear.
16th Aug '17 12:28:44 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* ''The Teacher from the Black Lagoon'', along with its sequels and has nothing to do with [[Manga/BlackLagoon a manga]], is about a boy who hears rumors that a certain teacher or school staff is a monster [[WouldHurtAChild who will hurt a child]] in a nasty, but clean, way. At the end, it is revealed that the rumors are false and the teacher is fun and [[FriendToAllChildren child-loving]]. ''Black Lagoon Adventures'', a chapter book series, does keep the staff as monsters, but they don't do anything scary and the conflicts presented are RealLife everyday problems a child would face.
4th Jun '17 5:51:36 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''VideoGame/SpookysHouseOfJumpScares'' embraces this from the word go: the titular ghost greets you at the door 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.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SpookysHouseOfJumpScares'' ''VideoGame/SpookysJumpScareMansion'' embraces this from the word go: the titular ghost greets you at the door 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.]]
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.
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