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30th Jun '16 1:24:14 PM Morgenthaler
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See also {{Claustrophobia}} and BuriedAlive.
30th Jun '16 1:22:00 PM Morgenthaler
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See also BloodyHorror and {{Gorn}}.
30th Jun '16 1:21:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* The whole idea behind ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' was to make a film and boogeyman who is a compendium of all the primal fears that are known to be the subject of nightmares for people in every single part of the world (drowning, falling, being chased and finding yourself unable to run away, being eaten alive, being forced to watch helplessly as a friend or loved one is victimized, etc.), and actually uses those nightmares to get to them. The only universal nightmare that seems left out is end of the world dreams. That might be because, as Freddy is tied to the dream world itself, its ending is ''his'' primal fear.

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* ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'':
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The whole idea behind ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' it was to make a film and boogeyman who is a compendium of all the primal fears that are known to be the subject of nightmares for people in every single part of the world (drowning, falling, being chased and finding yourself unable to run away, being eaten alive, being forced to watch helplessly as a friend or loved one is victimized, etc.), and actually uses those nightmares to get to them. The only universal nightmare that seems left out is end of the world dreams. That might be because, as Freddy is tied to the dream world itself, its ending is ''his'' primal fear.
** According to WordOfGod (namely, Wes Craven), this is also the reason for Freddy wielding his iconic bladed glove. He picked that weapon for the villain because it physically evokes the killer claw of a great cat, one of mankind's oldest fears since the savanna days.
29th Jun '16 5:49:54 PM nombretomado
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* In AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Ziantha is trapped in D'Eyree's mind as she is entombed and killed; only Turan's sacrificing his last strength saves her. Then, as Vintra, she must psychically persuade Zuha to have her buried in a tomb.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', Ziantha is trapped in D'Eyree's mind as she is entombed and killed; only Turan's sacrificing his last strength saves her. Then, as Vintra, she must psychically persuade Zuha to have her buried in a tomb.
29th Jun '16 9:02:10 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''VideoGame/DeepSleepTrilogy'' embodies this trope, with lowly-lit areas and the presence of dark, humanoid creatures trying to capture you. They are entirely black, with [[TheDarknessGazesBack only two white eyes]].
23rd Jun '16 6:46:18 PM nombretomado
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** Some people found Hexxus to be the coolest, most entertaining part of an otherwise overly {{Anvilicious}} movie simply because of how over-the-top he was. His [[TimCurry voice actor]] may have played a big part in that...

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** Some people found Hexxus to be the coolest, most entertaining part of an otherwise overly {{Anvilicious}} movie simply because of how over-the-top he was. His [[TimCurry [[Creator/TimCurry voice actor]] may have played a big part in that...
16th Jun '16 9:45:04 AM Dravencour
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* The whole idea behind ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' was to make a film and boogeyman who is a compendium of all the primal fears that are known to be the subject of nightmares for people in every single part of the world (drowning, falling, being chased and finding yourself unable to run away, being eaten alive, being forced to watch helplessly as a friend or loved one is victimized, etc.), and actually uses those nightmares to get to them. The only universal nightmare that seems left out is end of the world dreams. That might be because, as he's tied to the dream world itself, its ending is ''his'' primal fear.

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* The whole idea behind ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'' was to make a film and boogeyman who is a compendium of all the primal fears that are known to be the subject of nightmares for people in every single part of the world (drowning, falling, being chased and finding yourself unable to run away, being eaten alive, being forced to watch helplessly as a friend or loved one is victimized, etc.), and actually uses those nightmares to get to them. The only universal nightmare that seems left out is end of the world dreams. That might be because, as he's Freddy is tied to the dream world itself, its ending is ''his'' primal fear.
28th May '16 7:46:33 PM nombretomado
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* If the original PlayStation had any critical hardware faults, it may get stuck on the Sony logo. [[ParanoiaFuel For maybe up to two minutes...]] And then it'll play one of two [[JumpScare sharp]] error jingles that are guaranteed to [[NightmareFuel horrify you]]. [[NeverSleepAgain Sleep well]].

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* If the original PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation had any critical hardware faults, it may get stuck on the Sony logo. [[ParanoiaFuel For maybe up to two minutes...]] And then it'll play one of two [[JumpScare sharp]] error jingles that are guaranteed to [[NightmareFuel horrify you]]. [[NeverSleepAgain Sleep well]].
10th May '16 6:45:49 PM ThatBitterTase
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** [[NightmareRetardant Now the antidote:]] [[Series/RedDwarf "You're born, and then you die. It's the part in the middle that matters, and that's still to come!"]]



** The third game gives us Nemesis. He's always watching you. ''Always.'' He can attack at any moment, any time he pleases. You think you're safe and then... '''"S.T.A.R.S."'''



* Literature/NightFall by Creator/IsaacAsimov is the story of a planet where night only arrives every 2049 years. The suddenly falling darkness drives people insane and collapses most of the civilization.

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* Literature/NightFall by Creator/IsaacAsimov is the story of a planet where night only arrives every 2049 years. The suddenly falling darkness drives people insane and collapses most of the civilization.
civilization. [[spoiler:It's not the darkness, but the sudden appearance of stars. Seeing how ''big'' the universe really is shatters everyone's psyches at once.]]




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* ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'' likes this one. You spend the game desperately pulling and pushing blocks in a mad attempt to outrun your impending demise, as the tower you're standing on falls apart a little at a time. Screw up, and you get to watch the main character scream and flail as he plummets into the inky void. LOVE IS OVER.
24th Apr '16 12:06:59 PM Alia_of
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* In ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy'' [[spoiler: half-blood troll Elise]] is known for her fear of encolsed spaces. She is killed by being put into an iron-bound box and left to suffocate.

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* In ''Literature/MaledictionTrilogy'' [[spoiler: half-blood troll Elise]] is known for her fear of encolsed enclosed spaces. She is killed by being put into an iron-bound box and left to suffocate.
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