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29th Oct '17 8:24:04 AM Kitchen90
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* In the 1996 film ''Film/TheCableGuy'', the main character Steven has a nightmare in which Chip (Jim Carrey) pounds on the door a few times but there's no answer, but later he bursts through the door and snarls...."I JUST WANT TO HANG OUT....NO BIG DEAL!" and chases him. This nightmare is a parody of the chase scene from ''Wolf''.

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* In the 1996 film ''Film/TheCableGuy'', the main character Steven has a nightmare in which Chip (Jim Carrey) (Creator/JimCarrey) pounds on the door a few times but there's no answer, but later he bursts through the door and snarls....snarls, "I JUST WANT TO HANG OUT....OUT. ...NO BIG DEAL!" and chases him. This nightmare is a parody of the chase scene from ''Wolf''.


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* ''Film/TheDayTheEarthCaughtFire'' plays the sequence throughout the movie. What starts with two atomic bombs being activated at the same time, ends with the Earth grasdually being pulled towards the Sun.
28th Oct '17 12:33:37 PM OlmoJV
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* During [[spoiler:the epilogue]] of ''FanFic/TheVow'', Shen dreams as a helpless spectator [[spoiler:his attack on the panda village, including his chase of the infant Po and his mother that ended with him murdering her, except that he's chasing his wife Lianne and their infant son. Unlike Po's mother, Lianne doesn't get a chance to hide her son before she's caught by Shen's wolves and killed by Shen personally, exactly the same way as he killed Po's mother in real life]]. The nightmare ends with [[spoiler:the dream version of Shen [[OffingTheOffspring ordering his son to be killed]]]].

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* During [[spoiler:the epilogue]] of ''FanFic/TheVow'', ''Fanfic/TheVow'', Shen dreams as a helpless spectator [[spoiler:his attack on the panda village, including his chase of the infant Po and his mother that ended with him murdering her, except that he's chasing his wife Lianne and their infant son. Unlike Po's mother, Lianne doesn't get a chance to hide her son before she's caught by Shen's wolves and killed by Shen personally, exactly the same way as he killed Po's mother in real life]]. The nightmare ends with [[spoiler:the dream version of Shen [[OffingTheOffspring ordering his son to be killed]]]].
20th Oct '17 8:54:58 AM Concrete4
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** Helen feels guilty for constantly spending more time with her friends than with her mother. [[spoiler:Shortly into her opening cutscene, she is walking down the street with two friends when she stops and sees something that reminds her of her mother in a store window. As she starts feeling guilty again, her mother's image appears faintly in the window. She gives Helen a sad gaze, but this abruptly turns into empty red eyes and a hideous snarl.]] The expression is just distorted enough to start heading into the UncannyValley, and the suddenness of it makes it as good as a screamer.

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** Helen feels guilty for constantly spending more time with her friends than with her mother. [[spoiler:Shortly Shortly into her opening cutscene, she is walking down the street with two friends when she stops and sees something that reminds her of her mother in a store window. As she starts feeling guilty again, her mother's image appears faintly in the window. She gives Helen a sad gaze, but this abruptly turns into empty red eyes and a hideous snarl.]] The expression is just distorted enough to start heading into the UncannyValley, and the suddenness of it makes it as good as a screamer.
18th Oct '17 7:26:39 AM xcountryguy
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* Himeno from ''Anime/{{Pretear}}'' has these in an episode of the anime. [[spoiler: It's actually caused by Takako/Fenrir, who wants to communicate with her.]]

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* Himeno from ''Anime/{{Pretear}}'' has these in an episode of the anime. [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's actually caused by Takako/Fenrir, who wants to communicate with her.]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}'' originally had one, where Riley sees [[spoiler: a future version of herself, driven mad by the voices in her head.]] This was cut after the author saw the movie and realized that Dream Productions doesn't work like that.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fic ''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}'' originally had one, where Riley sees [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a future version of herself, driven mad by the voices in her head.]] This was cut after the author saw the movie and realized that Dream Productions doesn't work like that.



* ''Film/VanillaSky'', [[spoiler: the whole movie IS a nightmare, but there are many scenes picturing a dream/nightmare inside a nightmare/dream]]

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* ''Film/VanillaSky'', [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the whole movie IS a nightmare, but there are many scenes picturing a dream/nightmare inside a nightmare/dream]]



** And then there's the [[http://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2013/01/jabberwocky.png Jabberwock scene]], which seems to be cruelly engineered to traumatize children. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7dxhbHAGRE Watch if you dare]]. [[spoiler: It looks as though Alice has made her way home, but she's actually still stuck in the world Through the Looking Glass. She can see her parents on the other side of the mirror and cries for their attention, but her mom and dad can't hear or see her and she's left to wander the limbo-like mirror room. She comes upon the ''Jabberwocky'' book and starts to read it -- and then the monster (which could have been co-designed by H.R. Giger and Wayne D. Barlowe) comes charging into the room to eat her and then... that's the cliffhanger ending of the first episode of the two-part special!]]

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** And then there's the [[http://a.dilcdn.com/bl/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2013/01/jabberwocky.png Jabberwock scene]], which seems to be cruelly engineered to traumatize children. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7dxhbHAGRE Watch if you dare]]. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It looks as though Alice has made her way home, but she's actually still stuck in the world Through the Looking Glass. She can see her parents on the other side of the mirror and cries for their attention, but her mom and dad can't hear or see her and she's left to wander the limbo-like mirror room. She comes upon the ''Jabberwocky'' book and starts to read it -- and then the monster (which could have been co-designed by H.R. Giger and Wayne D. Barlowe) comes charging into the room to eat her and then... that's the cliffhanger ending of the first episode of the two-part special!]]



** How can one babble about Alice in Wonderland being nightmare fuel without including the [[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice American McGee]] version? She is an asylum patient in the game [[spoiler: After her parents burned alive in a house fire!]] and then there's the whole demon mode thing...*Shudders*

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** How can one babble about Alice in Wonderland being nightmare fuel without including the [[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice American McGee]] version? She is an asylum patient in the game [[spoiler: After [[spoiler:After her parents burned alive in a house fire!]] and then there's the whole demon mode thing...*Shudders*



* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/DeathStar'', a trooper transferred to the titled battle station starts having nightmares, some of them about his own death. They make it hard to sleep. Medical staff is short, so a surgeon reluctantly looks him over, takes his blood, and gives him medication. Then the Death Star fires on a prison planet, the trooper wakes up screaming, and his dreams get exponentially worse. The surgeon tells him that it turns out he's Force-Sensitive. [[spoiler: His dreams come true.]]

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* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/DeathStar'', a trooper transferred to the titled battle station starts having nightmares, some of them about his own death. They make it hard to sleep. Medical staff is short, so a surgeon reluctantly looks him over, takes his blood, and gives him medication. Then the Death Star fires on a prison planet, the trooper wakes up screaming, and his dreams get exponentially worse. The surgeon tells him that it turns out he's Force-Sensitive. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His dreams come true.]]



* In ''Literature/TheSilverCodex'', Xarissa's dreams are these she has to dream about horrible things happening in town.[[spoiler: Tevan has one where his mom blames him for being put in an asylum, and his abusive father say he will turn into him.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheSilverCodex'', Xarissa's dreams are these she has to dream about horrible things happening in town.[[spoiler: Tevan [[spoiler:Tevan has one where his mom blames him for being put in an asylum, and his abusive father say he will turn into him.]]



* ''VideoGame/DarkMessiah'' has a few nightmare cutscenes, which are made worse by the fact that they're in '''first person''' like the rest of the game. The worst part of those dreams was [[spoiler: they turn out to be the truth, and the thing you thought was real was the ACTUAL dream.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DarkMessiah'' has a few nightmare cutscenes, which are made worse by the fact that they're in '''first person''' like the rest of the game. The worst part of those dreams was [[spoiler: they [[spoiler:they turn out to be the truth, and the thing you thought was real was the ACTUAL dream.]]



** In VideoGame/SilentHill3, the opening level is a nightmare, which is ended by Heather being killed and waking up in a diner. [[spoiler: Turns out dreams come true in Silent Hill]].

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** In VideoGame/SilentHill3, the opening level is a nightmare, which is ended by Heather being killed and waking up in a diner. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out dreams come true in Silent Hill]].



* ''VideoGame/FableII'' has a sequence in which [[spoiler: after you are shot by Lucien, you enter [[LotusEaterMachine a dreamlike state where Rose and your parents are still alive]], and live on a peaceful farm. At first, this is very pleasant, until nighttime. You wake up to the sound of a music box and leave the farm, but your sister follows. If you head down a path beyond a now-opened gate, your sister begs you not to leave and eventually vanishes with a desperate BigNo, and the area outside turns out to be full of fire and dead bodies, all while [[SoundtrackDissonance a music box is playing in the background]].]]

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* ''VideoGame/FableII'' has a sequence in which [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after you are shot by Lucien, you enter [[LotusEaterMachine a dreamlike state where Rose and your parents are still alive]], and live on a peaceful farm. At first, this is very pleasant, until nighttime. You wake up to the sound of a music box and leave the farm, but your sister follows. If you head down a path beyond a now-opened gate, your sister begs you not to leave and eventually vanishes with a desperate BigNo, and the area outside turns out to be full of fire and dead bodies, all while [[SoundtrackDissonance a music box is playing in the background]].]]



* Gabriel's recurrent nightmare is a very important plot point in the first game, ''[[VideoGame/GabrielKnight Sins of the Fathers]]''. [[spoiler: It is actually tied to Gunter's last moments, and has been tormenting his descendants for 300 years.]]

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* Gabriel's recurrent nightmare is a very important plot point in the first game, ''[[VideoGame/GabrielKnight Sins of the Fathers]]''. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It is actually tied to Gunter's last moments, and has been tormenting his descendants for 300 years.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[spoiler: both the Hunter's Dream and Nightmare of Mensis are formed by two rivaling [[EldritchAbomination Great Ones]] with surrogate hosts, The Nightmare of Mensis was formed by Mergo using Queen Yharnam and Micolash as the host to grant insight to the School of Mensis, while the Hunter's Dream was formed by Moon Presence using [[DeathSeeker Gehrman]] as the host in order to [[StartXToStopX undo the Great One's unintentional madness]] brought to Yharnam, and this is the exact origin of the Hunt. The [[CosmicHorrorStory entire story of Yharnam]] revolves around the two rivaling nightmares, and you can explore the two nightmares to uncover the truth of the dreams.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Bloodborne}}'', [[spoiler: both [[spoiler:both the Hunter's Dream and Nightmare of Mensis are formed by two rivaling [[EldritchAbomination Great Ones]] with surrogate hosts, The Nightmare of Mensis was formed by Mergo using Queen Yharnam and Micolash as the host to grant insight to the School of Mensis, while the Hunter's Dream was formed by Moon Presence using [[DeathSeeker Gehrman]] as the host in order to [[StartXToStopX undo the Great One's unintentional madness]] brought to Yharnam, and this is the exact origin of the Hunt. The [[CosmicHorrorStory entire story of Yharnam]] revolves around the two rivaling nightmares, and you can explore the two nightmares to uncover the truth of the dreams.]]



* ''WebComic/DeadOfSummer'' has one, starting [[http://www.deadofsummer.org/2007/10/08/comic-293-bad-dreams/ here]] and ending [[http://www.deadofsummer.org/2007/10/24/comic-2100-bug-bites/ here]]. [[spoiler: The latter part isn't just a dream.]]

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* ''WebComic/DeadOfSummer'' has one, starting [[http://www.deadofsummer.org/2007/10/08/comic-293-bad-dreams/ here]] and ending [[http://www.deadofsummer.org/2007/10/24/comic-2100-bug-bites/ here]]. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The latter part isn't just a dream.]]
8th Oct '17 1:24:28 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of {{Jessie}} opened with a nightmare where Jessie was eaten by a giant version of Mr. Kipling.

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* One episode of {{Jessie}} ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' opened with a nightmare where Jessie was eaten by a giant version of Mr. Kipling.
4th Oct '17 7:40:12 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' suffers through nightmare sequences on at least three different occasions:
** In "Connie's New Job Offer," Miss Brooks dreams she leaves Madison and becomes the mayor of a city in New Jersey. However, the dreams ends with Councilman Conklin impeaching her for her tyrannical rule over the city.
** In "Connie Tries To Forget Mr. Boynton," Miss Brooks' efforts to forget about Mr. Boynton leads her to see his face on everyone: the American ambassador to India, a society matron, a fourteen-year-old boy, even a baby. Fortunately, ItsAllJustADream.
** In "Friendship," Miss Brooks suffers a recurring dream where a man chases her with a knife.
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4th Oct '17 7:29:19 AM johnsmithxxi
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* WesternAnimation/''DuckTales1987'': It happens to Scrooge twice, at the beginning of "Earthquack" and the beginning of "The Unbreakable Bin." Both dreams involve Scrooge in his money bin, being attacked by the Beagle Boys.

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* WesternAnimation/''DuckTales1987'': ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': It happens to Scrooge twice, at the beginning of "Earthquack" and the beginning of "The Unbreakable Bin." Both dreams involve Scrooge in his money bin, being attacked by the Beagle Boys.
4th Oct '17 7:28:56 AM johnsmithxxi
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* WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987: It happens to Scrooge twice, at the beginning of "Earthquack" and the beginning of "The Unbreakable Bin." Both dreams involve Scrooge in his money bin, being attacked by the Beagle Boys.

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* WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987: WesternAnimation/''DuckTales1987'': It happens to Scrooge twice, at the beginning of "Earthquack" and the beginning of "The Unbreakable Bin." Both dreams involve Scrooge in his money bin, being attacked by the Beagle Boys.
4th Oct '17 7:28:12 AM johnsmithxxi
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* WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987: It happens to Scrooge twice, at the beginning of "Earthquack" and the beginning of "The Unbreakable Bin." Both dreams involve Scrooge in his money bin, being attacked by the Beagle Boys.
28th Sep '17 11:26:43 AM ZimFan89
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* The ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fic ''Intercom'' originally had one, where Riley sees [[spoiler: a future version of herself, driven mad by the voices in her head.]] This was cut after the author saw the movie and realized that Dream Productions doesn't work like that.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' fic ''Intercom'' ''Fanfic/{{Intercom}}'' originally had one, where Riley sees [[spoiler: a future version of herself, driven mad by the voices in her head.]] This was cut after the author saw the movie and realized that Dream Productions doesn't work like that.



NightmareSequence: In Literature/TheSilverCodex Xarissa's dreams are these she has to dream about horrible things happening in town.[[spoiler: Tevan has one where his mom blames him for being put in an asylum, and his abusive father say he will turn into him.]]

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NightmareSequence: * In Literature/TheSilverCodex ''Literature/TheSilverCodex'', Xarissa's dreams are these she has to dream about horrible things happening in town.[[spoiler: Tevan has one where his mom blames him for being put in an asylum, and his abusive father say he will turn into him.]]



* One episode of ''Bones'' cold-opens with the titular character having a nightmare related to a recurring BigBad. After a few very well-crafted snap-cuts and surreal rapid-fire imagery, however, the impact is somewhat reduced when the sequence cuts to a shot of hundreds of versions of the BigBad, each holding random case-related objects.

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* One episode of ''Bones'' ''Series/{{Bones}}'' cold-opens with the titular character having a nightmare related to a recurring BigBad. After a few very well-crafted snap-cuts and surreal rapid-fire imagery, however, the impact is somewhat reduced when the sequence cuts to a shot of hundreds of versions of the BigBad, each holding random case-related objects.
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