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17th Sep '17 11:43:26 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* ''The Vietnam War'', a documentary miniseries from Creator/KenBurns and Creator/{{PBS}} (of all networks), opens with shots of battlefield carnage in which just a few of the 58,000 American casualties are mowed down mercilessly in combat... while the TV-MA V icon is displayed proudly in the upper-left-hand corner of the screen.
12th Sep '17 9:51:42 PM MutantRobot
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** They also don't bother pretending to clean where they just took someone else's head off. Or respect the dude's corpse in any way, just shoving it off the chopping block with one foot. Nor do you even get a fresh head box - when your head is shoved down, you can still see the last guy's head in a box. And no, there's no room for yours in there as well.
8th Sep '17 10:14:05 AM Prinzenick
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* The very first shots of ''WesternAnimation/TheHeadlessChicken'' have the protagonist, Amos the Chicken, getting decapitated by a farmer on-screen, immediately establishing the cartoons horror-comedy tone.
8th Sep '17 10:08:40 AM Prinzenick
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* Just in case you needed a hint that Creator/RalphBakshi's ''WesternAnimation/TheLastDaysOfConeyIsland'' is not fun escapist entertainment, it opens up with very dark, grisly scenery and a clip of JFK's assasination being played ''three times in a row'', which also makes it clear that it does ''not'' intend to show a rose tinted view of the 1960's. And if that isn't enough of a hint, one of the first things you see a character in the film do is brutally murder his mother on screen for having sex with a clown.
6th Sep '17 3:47:57 PM dasuberkaiser
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* The novelization of ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' begins with a family getting caught in a nuclear explosion, complete with a brief graphic description of their bodies being torn apart. [[spoiler:This is part of a film Marty and his classmates watch. To make this even more out of place, it was a holdover from an earlier version of the plot. "Are you telling me this sucker is nuclear?" indeed.]]
* The first chapter of {{The Atomic Blood Stained Bus}} features a character attempting to commit rape, and a gory cannibal scene; the rest of the book is actually somewhat lighter with gore occurring intermittently rather than as a constant
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* The novelization of ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' begins with a family getting caught in a nuclear explosion, complete with a brief graphic description of their bodies being torn apart. [[spoiler:This is part of a film Marty and his classmates watch. To make this even more out of place, it was a holdover from an earlier version of the plot. "Are you telling me this sucker is nuclear?" indeed.]]
* The first chapter of {{The Atomic Blood Stained Bus}} features a character attempting to commit rape, and a gory cannibal scene; the rest of the book is actually somewhat lighter with gore occurring intermittently rather than as a constant
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5th Sep '17 7:04:24 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' (The 2003 anime adaptation of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'') starts off by showing the transmutation that caused the loss of Edward's leg and Alphonse's body. With copious amounts of blood from Edward's stump.

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* The 2003 adaptation of ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' (The 2003 anime adaptation of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'') starts off by showing the transmutation that caused the loss of Edward's leg and Alphonse's body. With copious amounts of blood from Edward's stump.



* The opening of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' has an ominous bit of background text superimposed on a dark screen, but for good measure the first scene contains a highly disturbing demonic form assaulting a village, almost eating a child, and eventually getting shot by an arrow [[EyeScream in the eye]], before melting away into a gigantic skeleton. Needless to say, anyone who brought their young daughter to see the cute anime princess should leave at this point.
** It's also noteworthy in this case that people often ignored the PG-13 rating; as the film came out in theaters in the middle of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' craze, and by extension, the family-friendly ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. People who were expecting a wholesome family adventure were promptly stricken with cries of WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids

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* The opening of ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' has an ominous bit of background text superimposed on a dark screen, but for good measure the first scene contains a highly disturbing demonic form assaulting a village, almost eating a child, and eventually getting shot by an arrow [[EyeScream in the eye]], before melting away into a gigantic skeleton. Needless to say, anyone who brought their young daughter to see the cute anime princess should leave at this point. \n** It's also noteworthy in this case that people often ignored the PG-13 rating; as the film came out in theaters in the middle of the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' craze, and by extension, the family-friendly ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. People who were expecting a wholesome family adventure were promptly stricken with cries of WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids



* ''Anime/BloodPlus'' begins with Saya's bloody rampage through a Vietnamese village--the most violent scene in the entire series.
** Let's expand on that. Even before the opening, you are treated to a scene from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. It quickly shifts to some flares, soldiers shooting monstrous creatures and Saya slaughtering everything in sight. You are most likely confused and horrified by now and to drive it even further, this is followed by a slow shot of a Vietnamese girl running away terrified only to be slashed in half by Saya. Cue opening.

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* ''Anime/BloodPlus'' begins with Saya's bloody rampage through a Vietnamese village--the most violent scene in the entire series.
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series. Let's expand on that. Even before the opening, you are treated to a scene from UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. It quickly shifts to some flares, soldiers shooting monstrous creatures and Saya slaughtering everything in sight. You are most likely confused and horrified by now and to drive it even further, this is followed by a slow shot of a Vietnamese girl running away terrified only to be slashed in half by Saya. Cue opening.



* The first episode of ''Anime/BlackButler'' ''II'' (that is, the second season) introduces [[CreepyChild Alois]] [[AxCrazy Trancy]] naked and bruised, in bed next to a [[ParentalIncest very naked old guy]], creepily muttering the word "[[MadnessMantra darkness]]" to himself over and over again.
** The entire episode counts as this, since it focuses on Alois being [[InsaneEqualsViolent sadistic]] and [[MoodSwinger crazy]], basically telling the viewers that this season is much darker than the last one. Throughout the episode, Alois proceeds to: gouge out a maid's eye with his fingers, tell creepy personal stories about his prolonged abuse to strangers, make vaguely sexual comments to [[DepravedHomosexual every male person he interacts with]], beat that (now one-eyed) maid again, and then cry about not wanting to be alone.

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* The first episode of ''Anime/BlackButler'' ''II'' (that is, the second season) introduces [[CreepyChild Alois]] [[AxCrazy Trancy]] naked and bruised, in bed next to a [[ParentalIncest very naked old guy]], creepily muttering the word "[[MadnessMantra darkness]]" to himself over and over again.
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again. The entire episode counts as this, since it focuses on Alois being [[InsaneEqualsViolent sadistic]] and [[MoodSwinger crazy]], basically telling the viewers that this season is much darker than the last one. Throughout the episode, Alois proceeds to: gouge out a maid's eye with his fingers, tell creepy personal stories about his prolonged abuse to strangers, make vaguely sexual comments to [[DepravedHomosexual every male person he interacts with]], beat that (now one-eyed) maid again, and then cry about not wanting to be alone.



* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' shows off its dark nature by having a middle schooler [[DrivenToSuicide jump off a roof]] at the start.



* The adults only [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher]] series opens up with Frank recounting the fateful day in Central Park where his family where slain in a mob shootout. Complete with graphic depictions of Frank's dead family. Shortly afterwards, we see Frank laying waste to dozens of Capos with his signature M60, along with copious amounts of [[{{Gorn}} blood and gore flying everywhere]], that thanks to some brilliant artwork by Lewis Larosa is made equal parts [[NauseaFuel nauseating]] and awesome. It's important to note that all of this happens before the first issue is even ''finished''.

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* The adults only [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher]] ''[[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher]]'' series opens up with Frank recounting the fateful day in Central Park where his family where slain in a mob shootout. Complete with graphic depictions of Frank's dead family. Shortly afterwards, we see Frank laying waste to dozens of Capos with his signature M60, along with copious amounts of [[{{Gorn}} blood and gore flying everywhere]], that thanks to some brilliant artwork by Lewis Larosa is made equal parts [[NauseaFuel nauseating]] and awesome. It's important to note that all of this happens before the first issue is even ''finished''.



* ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' opens with the painter/author of the apocalyptic book committing suicide (from a first-person point of view, for bonus viewing pleasure). In case anyone missed the pre-credits opening, the story proper begins with TechnicalPacifist Hal Jordan being forced to shoot a man in the face in self-defense and sinking into a blood-splattered HeroicBSOD as the scene fades out.
** By the way, that man was (an ''extremely'' thinly veiled) Creator/DrSeuss. Just in case him killing himself didn't do it for you.
* The opening scenes of ''Literature/WatershipDown'' probably [[SugarApocalypse served as]] an inspiration for ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''.

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* ''[[ComicBook/DCTheNewFrontier Justice League: The New Frontier]]'' opens with the painter/author of the apocalyptic book committing suicide (from a first-person point of view, for bonus viewing pleasure). In case anyone missed the pre-credits opening, the story proper begins with TechnicalPacifist Hal Jordan being forced to shoot a man in the face in self-defense and sinking into a blood-splattered HeroicBSOD as the scene fades out.
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out. By the way, that man was (an ''extremely'' thinly veiled) Creator/DrSeuss. Just in case him killing himself didn't do it for you.
* The opening scenes of ''Literature/WatershipDown'' probably [[SugarApocalypse served as]] an inspiration for ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends''. The film actually is a kid's film, just a [[FamilyUnfriendlyViolence very]], [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath very]] graphic one.
27th Aug '17 11:52:31 AM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:Just another wholesome {{Creator/Disney}} mov-- wait, ''[[BigWhat WHAT?!]]'']]

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18th Aug '17 5:51:33 PM BoxerAndCrewSocks
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** ''Film/TransformersTheLastKnight'' opens with a brutal battle in medieval times, showing many humans being roasted alive by robotic dragons and a Merlin who does most of his magic while drunk; and the present day opening on the derelict neighborhoods of Chicago being heavily-ravaged by the events of the previous films [[spoiler: including Transformers being hunted by anti-robot extremists who brutally destroy the robot Canopy]].
6th Aug '17 4:15:49 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* ''Film/HardcoreHenry'''s opening has Henry's father calling him a pussy and then credits showing a violent montage of Henry's victims [[SoundtrackDissonance set to Music/TheStranglers' Let Me Down Easy]].

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* ''Film/HardcoreHenry'''s opening has Henry's father calling him a pussy and then credits showing a violent montage of Henry's victims [[SoundtrackDissonance set to Music/TheStranglers' Let "Let Me Down Easy]].Easy" by]] Music/TheStranglers.


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* Jamie T's ''Panic Prevention'' opens with him yelling "''[[BreathlessNonSequitur FUCKING CROISSANT!]]''". Undoubtedly hilarious, but not so much if you're listening to it for the first time near your parents.
6th Aug '17 3:55:35 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'''s opening scene of its first episode features the protagonist accidentally causing Miia to orgasm by pulling on her tail, which is immediately followed by an OP with a decent amount of risque fanservice.

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* ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'''s opening scene of its first episode features the protagonist accidentally causing Miia to orgasm by pulling on her tail, which is immediately followed by an OP with a decent amount of risque fanservice.fanservice, and another scene where Miia shows off her breasts.
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