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6th Sep '17 11:45:15 AM Zuxtron
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'''Do:'''
* State the work and the scene.
* Explain ''what specifically'' is scary to you. Don't be unnecessarily gory, but someone reading the example should at least get a sense of what frightened you.

'''Do not:'''
* Write in [[ThisTroper first-person]]. We know it scared ''you'', otherwise why are you adding the example?
* Write in terms of what you think might frighten other people. Again, you're writing about ''yourself'', not the hypothetical opinions of other people.
* Write general examples. ("Everything in the movie!")
* [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Use a quotation as the example]].
* [[Administrivia/WeblinksAreNotExamples Use a weblink as the example]].
* Spoiler-tag anything.
* Post examples of FridgeHorror (this trope + FridgeLogic). That's what the Fridge page is for.

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'''Do:'''
* State This is a page whose name is intended to be taken more literally than most. It's not enough for material to be scary; to truly qualify, it has to be frightening enough to legitimately unnerve/disturb the work viewer, with actually being nightmare-inducing as the ultimate endpoint.
** Good signs that something IS Nightmare Fuel include if:
*** It left you feeling shaken even after the credits had rolled, you turned the last page, or are otherwise done with the work.
*** You have a hard time falling asleep if you think about it at night, or have a literal nightmare about it.
*** You dread that episode, scene, level, chapter, or song during re-watches,
and consider skipping it.
** With that said, don't add something just because it happens to be your personal phobia. For example, spiders can be scary and many people have arachnophobia, but just because a spider happens to be in
the scene.
* Explain ''what specifically'' is
work, it does not make a Nightmare Fuel entry. It needs to reasonably be scary to you. someone without the phobia.
**
Don't be unnecessarily gory, confuse tension with fear. If the hero is in trouble, but someone reading you know he'll make it out okay at the example should at least get a end, it's probably not Nightmare Fuel unless the threat is especially disturbing.
* Explain WHY the entry scared you. Try to convey your
sense of what frightened you.

'''Do not:'''
* Write
fear to your readers. Avoid putting up ZeroContextExamples.
** Remember that WeblinksAreNotExamples, and neither are quotes on their own. You should explain the horror
in [[ThisTroper first-person]]. We know it your own words, rather than rely on others to do so.
* Don't add things that ''might'' have
scared ''you'', otherwise why are someone. If it didn't scare you, and you don't personally know anyone else who was scared, you shouldn't be adding the example?
it to Nightmare Fuel.
* Write in terms of what Nightmare Fuel should stick to you think might frighten other people. Again, even after you're writing about ''yourself'', done with the work.
** If something is initially presented as scary but turns out to be harmless, it's most likely not Nightmare Fuel since TheReveal makes the scariness vanish.
** {{Jump Scare}}s are a good source of Nightmare Fuel, but not all of them automatically qualify: being startled is
not the hypothetical opinions of other people.
same as being scared.
* Write general examples. ("Everything Hypotheticals are not Nightmare Fuel:
** Remember that TrailersAlwaysLie: a scene that is presented as scary
in the movie!")
* [[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Use a quotation as
trailer could very well turn out to be inoffensive in the example]].
* [[Administrivia/WeblinksAreNotExamples Use a weblink as the example]].
* Spoiler-tag anything.
* Post
finished work. Only add examples of from unreleased works if they were especially terrifying in the previews.
** Fan theories do not belong on the Nightmare Fuel page under any circumstance. No matter how much evidence they have to support them, don't add them until they've been officially confirmed. In the meanwhile, take them to WildMassGuessing.
**
FridgeHorror (this trope + FridgeLogic). That's goes on the {{Fridge}} page, not Nightmare Fuel. Don't add it unless it's AscendedFridgeHorror.
* Keep in mind the work's intended audience when considering whether or not something is Nightmare Fuel.
** If something is normal or expected in the genre, it does not automatically qualify. Violence in a FightingSeries or gore in a horror movie must be especially disturbing or gruesome by the work's standards to be Nightmare Fuel.
** Remember that KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms. If a work is rated PG-13 or higher but would only be scary to young children, it's not Nightmare Fuel.
** The standards on
what qualifies as Nightmare Fuel are especially stringent on works aimed at children and pre-teens: kids have hyperactive imaginations, so even something benign can give them nightmares.
* Spoiler tags do not belong on Nightmare Fuel pages. Much of what scares us comes from [[SpoileredRotten inherently spoilery stuff]] such as death and
the Fridge page is for.
unknown, so finding spoilers on these pages should be expected.
21st Aug '17 11:59:20 AM OrionPax09
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21st Aug '17 11:56:54 AM OrionPax09
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* NightmareFuel/VisualNovels
20th Aug '17 12:20:37 PM Kissinger113
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* [[CrapsackWorld The]] [[SadistTeacher incredible]] [[WretchedHive depravity]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive and monstrosity]] [[AbusiveParents of]] [[HumansAreBastards human beings]] [[KidsAreCruel at]] [[TeensAreMonsters their]] [[CompleteMonster absolute worst]].

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* [[CrapsackWorld The]] [[SadistTeacher incredible]] [[WretchedHive depravity]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive and and]] [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters monstrosity]] [[AbusiveParents of]] [[HumansAreBastards human beings]] [[KidsAreCruel at]] [[TeensAreMonsters their]] [[CompleteMonster absolute worst]].
27th Jul '17 2:22:36 AM AlleyOop
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This is an AudienceReaction, so leave it on YMMV and Nightmare Fuel tabs and don't get too worked up about what specifically goes into it -- what's NightmareRetardant for one person may well be Nightmare Fuel for another.

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This is an AudienceReaction, so leave it on YMMV and Nightmare Fuel tabs and don't get too worked up about what specifically goes into it -- what's NightmareRetardant for one person may well be Nightmare Fuel for another.
another. Focus on what frightens ''you'', not what you think may or may not frighten someone else.

For examples where this trope comes about as the result of FridgeLogic rather than anything occurring onscreen, please see FridgeHorror.



* Explain ''what specifically'' is scary. Don't be unnecessarily gory, but someone reading the example should at least get a sense of what frightened you.

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* Explain ''what specifically'' is scary.scary to you. Don't be unnecessarily gory, but someone reading the example should at least get a sense of what frightened you.



* Write in terms of what you think might frighten other people. Again, you're writing about ''yourself'', not the hypothetical opinions of other people.




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* Post examples of FridgeHorror (this trope + FridgeLogic). That's what the Fridge page is for.
6th Jun '17 9:07:41 PM PillarGeneral8
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* NightmareFuel/{{Opera}}
12th Apr '17 5:17:48 AM AsForMyHandle
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* Oh, look, [[ManEatingPlant that plant wants you as dinner]].

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* Oh, look, [[ManEatingPlant that plant wants you as dinner]].
9th Apr '17 6:40:13 PM DarthRevanFTW
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** Swarms of fear-inducing animals such as [[SwarmOfRats rats]], [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snakes]], spiders, or [[TheSwarm insects]].

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** Swarms of fear-inducing animals such as [[SwarmOfRats rats]], [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent snakes]], spiders, [[SpiderSwarm spiders]], or [[TheSwarm insects]].
18th Feb '17 11:32:54 AM SithPanda16
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* {{Adult Fear}}s. Those things children seldom worry about: economic failure, romantic failure, watching helplessly as your children die, or possibly even TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
** Bonus points if this (or even any of the other) Nightmare Fuel scene(s) was/were [[BasedOnATrueStory what actually happened in history/real life.]]

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* {{Adult Fear}}s. Those things children seldom worry about: economic failure, romantic failure, watching helplessly as your children die, or possibly even TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
**
TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Bonus points if this (or even any of the other) Nightmare Fuel scene(s) was/were [[BasedOnATrueStory what actually happened in history/real life.]]



* Rotting corpses, [[ZombieApocalypse possibly reanimated]].
** [[PeekABooCorpse Especially those that suddenly appear to scare us without warning.]]

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* Rotting corpses, [[ZombieApocalypse possibly reanimated]].
**
reanimated]]. [[PeekABooCorpse Especially those that suddenly appear to scare us without warning.]]



* [[EatTheCamera When the mouth completely takes up the screen, especially in black.]]
** Getting SwallowedWhole in the process.

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* [[EatTheCamera When the mouth completely takes up the screen, especially in black.]]
**
]] Getting SwallowedWhole in the process.
27th Jan '17 2:31:37 PM Fighteer
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!!Notes to editors
All Nightmare Fuel examples should be specific and give details of what was scary. This is not TroperTales, so don't write in first person.

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!!Notes to editors
editors:
All Nightmare Fuel examples should be specific and give details of what was scary.provide details. This is not TroperTales, so don't write in first person.



* Explain ''what specifically'' is scary.

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* Explain ''what specifically'' is scary.
scary. Don't be unnecessarily gory, but someone reading the example should at least get a sense of what frightened you.



* Write in [[ThisTroper first-person]]. We know it scared you, otherwise why are you adding the example?

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* Write in [[ThisTroper first-person]]. We know it scared you, ''you'', otherwise why are you adding the example?example?
* Write general examples. ("Everything in the movie!")
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