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28th Jun '16 6:01:57 PM Adept
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* Most of shark attack scenes in ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' are terrifying since you don't actually see the shark. Then when the shark does appear in the end, it looks so fake that it becomes laughable. Even when the film was being made, StevenSpielberg felt the shark looked too phony, resulting in the NothingIsScarier approach.

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* Most of shark attack scenes in ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' are terrifying since you don't actually see the shark. Then when the shark does appear in the end, it looks so fake that it becomes laughable. Even when the film was being made, StevenSpielberg Creator/StevenSpielberg felt the shark looked too phony, resulting in the NothingIsScarier approach.
17th Jun '16 3:09:23 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* If a {{Creepypasta}} fails in scaring Mutahar of WebVideo/SomeOrdinaryGamers, he will not be afraid of chewing it out, often adding hilarious images to it. This is turned UpToEleven with the "Shit-Pastas" series, where even his reading becomes more half-assed and often broken up by laughter.
11th Jun '16 11:51:34 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' episode "Doug's Nightmare on Jumbo Street" has our hero suffering from nightmares after watching a horror movie called ''The Abnormal'' and not being able to work up the nerve to see TheReveal of the monster's true form at the end. When he finally does, it becomes an in-universe version of this trope when "The Abnormal" turns out to be a guy in a lumpy, loudly-colored costume [[SpecialEffectFailure with an obvious zipper in the back]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' episode "Doug's Nightmare on Jumbo Street" has our hero suffering from nightmares after watching a horror movie called ''The Abnormal'' and not being able to work up the nerve to see TheReveal of the monster's true form at the end. When he finally does, it becomes an in-universe version of this trope when "The Abnormal" turns out to be a guy in a lumpy, loudly-colored costume [[SpecialEffectFailure with an obvious zipper in the back]]. He then has one last dream where he and his dog Porkchop encounter the Abnormal, spot its zipper, and get some good laughs when they see that the monster was being played by a tower of little dogs inside the suit.
11th Jun '16 11:28:58 PM LucaEarlgrey
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The polar opposite of NightmareFuel: Something meant to be truly terrifying (or at least somewhat frightening or disturbing) which instead comes off as stupid, laughable, cute, or all of them. As with NightmareFuel, examples will often be subjective. Often caused by SpecialEffectsFailure or StockSoundEffects; sometimes, for older titles with now-outdated special effects, it can simply be an example of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Of course, when used intentionally, it could be an IntendedAudienceReaction.

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The polar opposite of NightmareFuel: Something meant to be truly terrifying (or at least somewhat frightening or disturbing) which instead comes off as stupid, laughable, cute, or all of them. As with NightmareFuel, examples will often be subjective.subjective; what one may consider this, [[NarmCharm another may still find terrifying as heck]]. Often caused by SpecialEffectsFailure or StockSoundEffects; sometimes, for older titles with now-outdated special effects, it can simply be an example of SeinfeldIsUnfunny. Of course, when used intentionally, it could be an IntendedAudienceReaction.
7th Jun '16 8:01:03 AM MainManJ
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** Spoofed by Marty McFly in ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' when the future's 3D Jaws sequel: "Eh, Shark still looks fake."
6th Jun '16 6:01:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** Considering that SyFy Original Movies are made exclusively by the infamously Z-quality [[TheAsylum Asylum Studios]], this is hardly suprising.

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** Considering that SyFy Original Movies are made exclusively by the infamously Z-quality [[TheAsylum [[Creator/TheAsylum Asylum Studios]], this is hardly suprising.
27th May '16 3:55:26 AM totoofze47
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** The Zamtrios is this. It's a great white shark in every sense of the word, bu with developed limbs and the ability to crawl out of the sea in the frozen tundra. It can also swim through the ice and snow if it so pleases and can freeze you. If that isn't terrifying enough, it'll eventually generate ice that makes it more powerful and much more terrifying, making it a very intimidating boss. Fight him enough and he powers up again... by inflating like a balloon and bouncing and rolling around like one. One of the coolest, most badass and terrifying looking monsters to the most hilarious thing you've ever seen. Especially when you inflict enough damage for it to leave that phase, at which point it helplessly deflates like a cartoon character.

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** The Zamtrios is this. It's a great white shark in every sense of the word, bu but with developed limbs and the ability to crawl out of the sea in the frozen tundra. It can also swim through the ice and snow if it so pleases and can freeze you. If that isn't terrifying enough, it'll eventually generate ice that makes it more powerful and much more terrifying, making it a very intimidating boss. Fight him enough and he powers up again... by inflating like a balloon and bouncing and rolling around like one. One of the coolest, most badass and terrifying looking monsters to the most hilarious thing you've ever seen. Especially when you inflict enough damage for it to leave that phase, at which point it helplessly deflates like a cartoon character.


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* ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'': A relatively early cutscene shows a young woman transforming into a monster, which Aya must fight. However, many people agree that the creature's roar at the end sounds so much like a horse's neighing that it ruins the scariness of the scene.
16th May '16 9:08:27 PM Kuruni
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* Ultron's moveable humanoid face throughout ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. For some, it's just not as scary compared to the other images that closely resemble the twisted metal abomination he's based on. Also, the fact that Ultron appears to have ''[[ToothyBird teeth]]'' despite being a robot with no seeming need for human food.
** Ultron's penchant for snappy one-liners utterly ruins his scary factor. Compare to his first appearance, where he can barely talk.

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* Ultron's moveable humanoid face throughout ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. For some, it's just not as scary compared to the other images that closely resemble the twisted metal abomination he's based on. Also, the fact that Ultron appears to have ''[[ToothyBird teeth]]'' despite being a robot with no seeming need for human food.
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food. Ultron's penchant for snappy one-liners utterly ruins his scary factor. Compare to his first appearance, where he can barely talk.



** "We got the tools, we got the talent!"
16th May '16 3:55:13 PM ThatBitterTase
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* Ultron's moveable humanoid face at the end of the trailer for ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. For some, it's just not as scary compared to the other images that closely resemble the twisted metal abomination he's based on. Also, the fact that Ultron appears to have ''[[ToothyBird teeth]]'' despite being a robot with no seeming need for human food.

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* Ultron's moveable humanoid face at the end of the trailer for throughout ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''. For some, it's just not as scary compared to the other images that closely resemble the twisted metal abomination he's based on. Also, the fact that Ultron appears to have ''[[ToothyBird teeth]]'' despite being a robot with no seeming need for human food.food.
** Ultron's penchant for snappy one-liners utterly ruins his scary factor. Compare to his first appearance, where he can barely talk.
16th May '16 3:48:57 PM ThatBitterTase
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** The manga adaptations are this to many fans due to their usually terrible art.
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