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30th Nov '17 2:11:05 PM RyanAfzal
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3rd Nov '17 7:59:49 PM Josef5678
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* [[FateWorseThanDeath Fates so horrific one can only wish for death]]. [[TakenForGranite Being turned into stone]], [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere being trapped in another dimension]], [[AndIMustScream being encased in a tomb for eternity]], or [[UnwillingRoboticisation being forcefully made into a machine without consent]]

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* [[FateWorseThanDeath Fates so horrific one can only wish for death]]. [[TakenForGranite Being turned into stone]], [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere being trapped in another dimension]], [[AndIMustScream being encased in a tomb for eternity]], or [[UnwillingRoboticisation being forcefully made into a machine without consent]]consent]].
31st Oct '17 5:41:13 PM lakingsif
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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, [[MissingChild having your child disappear]] or, worse, 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.]]
29th Oct '17 6:11:41 AM Hawaii_Knut
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** [[CessationOfExistence Being erased from existence]], whether if there's NothingAfterDeath or being [[{{Retgone}} actively erased by something, or someone.]]
2nd Oct '17 5:13:48 PM SithPanda16
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* A sexual or romantic obsession with someone [[StalkerWithACrush that]] [[{{Yandere}} goes]] [[IfICantHaveYou too]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse far]].

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* A sexual or romantic obsession with someone [[StalkerWithACrush that]] [[{{Yandere}} goes]] [[IfICantHaveYou too]] [[MurderTheHypotenuse far]].that goes too far.



* [[HellIsThatNoise Disturbing]] [[BrownNote noises]]. And by extension, [[VoiceOfTheLegion disturbing]] [[CreepyMonotone voices]].

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* [[HellIsThatNoise Disturbing]] [[BrownNote Disturbing noises]]. And by extension, [[VoiceOfTheLegion disturbing]] [[CreepyMonotone voices]].
27th Sep '17 1:35:42 PM WaterBlap
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* Mutilation of specific body parts, such as [[EyeScream the eyes]], [[FacialHorror face]], [[{{Fingore}} fingers]], [[TheToothHurts teeth]], [[GroinAttack genitalia]], [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe or]] [[OffWithHisHead even]] [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice worse]] [[BeatStillMyHeart than]] [[StrippedToTheBone those]] [[FlayingAlive injuries]].

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* Mutilation of specific body parts, such as [[EyeScream the eyes]], [[FacialHorror face]], [[{{Fingore}} fingers]], [[TheToothHurts teeth]], [[GroinAttack genitalia]], [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe or]] [[OffWithHisHead even]] [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice worse]] [[BeatStillMyHeart than]] [[StrippedToTheBone those]] [[FlayingAlive injuries]].or even worse than those injuries.



* [[CrapsackWorld The]] [[SadistTeacher incredible]] [[WretchedHive depravity]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive and]] [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters 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]] [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters monstrosity]] [[AbusiveParents of]] [[HumansAreBastards The incredible depravity and monstrosity of human beings]] [[KidsAreCruel at]] [[TeensAreMonsters their]] [[CompleteMonster beings at their absolute worst]].worst.
27th Sep '17 1:34:13 PM WaterBlap
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* [[AxCrazy Psychotic behavior]] presented in a [[CuteAndPsycho disturbingly]] [[PsychopathicManchild childish]], [[StepfordSmiler calm]], or [[DissonantSerenity serene]] manner, [[FridgeHorror alluding to the potential inhumane]] [[EmptyShell nature]] of the individual.
* [[FaceHeelTurn Former heroes]] [[RogueProtagonist committing]] [[MoralEventHorizon completely reprehensible acts both]] [[ObliviouslyEvil willingly]] [[MindControlEyes or]] [[GrandTheftMe worse]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy unwillingly.]]

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* [[AxCrazy Psychotic behavior]] presented in a [[CuteAndPsycho disturbingly]] [[PsychopathicManchild childish]], [[StepfordSmiler calm]], or [[DissonantSerenity serene]] manner, [[FridgeHorror alluding to the potential inhumane]] inhumane [[EmptyShell nature]] of the individual.
* [[FaceHeelTurn Former heroes]] [[RogueProtagonist committing]] heroes committing [[MoralEventHorizon completely reprehensible acts both]] [[ObliviouslyEvil willingly]] [[MindControlEyes or]] [[GrandTheftMe worse]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy unwillingly.]]
27th Sep '17 6:21:23 AM WaterBlap
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** [[CosmicHorrorStory The]] [[NothingIsScarier unknown]].

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** [[CosmicHorrorStory The]] The [[NothingIsScarier unknown]].



* {{Soundtrack Dissonance}}, when used correctly, can make a scene extremely horrifying.

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* {{Soundtrack Dissonance}}, when used correctly, can make a scene extremely horrifying.scarier.



* [[BigBrotherIsWatching A totalitarian authority]] [[TheCaligula of any kind]] [[AndIMustScream so harsh that one wishes to die or escape from it]].

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* [[BigBrotherIsWatching A totalitarian authority]] [[TheCaligula of any kind]] [[AndIMustScream so harsh that one wishes to die or escape from it]].it.



* [[MindRape Having your mind played with]], be it [[LaserGuidedAmnesia wiping your memory out]], [[MindControl mind control]], [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]], {{gaslighting}}, re-enacting past horrific events, [[MindProbe invasion of your thoughts]], or whatever else [[IncrediblyLamePun comes to mind]].

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* [[MindRape Having your mind played with]], be it [[LaserGuidedAmnesia wiping your memory out]], [[MindControl mind control]], {{mind control}}, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]], {{gaslighting}}, re-enacting past horrific events, [[MindProbe invasion of your thoughts]], or whatever else [[IncrediblyLamePun comes to mind]].mind.
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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