History NightmareFuel / ChickTracts

28th Sep '17 12:01:46 AM CaptainMar-Vell92
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** While the demons in the same tract are little more than mouthpieces for Jack Chick's bizarre views and conspiracy theories, their appearances are distinctly discomfiting. With faces like melting wax, they look like they could fit in well on a psychological horror movie, if they would just stop ranting about ecumenism.

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** While the demons in the same tract are little more than mouthpieces for Jack Chick's bizarre views and conspiracy theories, their appearances are distinctly discomfiting. With faces like melting wax, they look like they could fit in well on a trippy, psychological horror movie, if they would just stop ranting about ecumenism.
4th Sep '17 9:25:02 PM Delphi
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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter, Ashley Boswell, to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''not'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion by making her promise to and threatening to throw her out if she doesn't, and then gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being irredeemable.

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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable reprehensible human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter, Ashley Boswell, to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''not'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion by making her promise to and threatening to throw her out if she doesn't, and then gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being irredeemable.
25th Jun '17 9:27:52 AM nombretomado
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** A probably unintentional example of nightmare fuel occurs in the same tract, when a cat turns its head around like Reagan from ''TheExorcist'' to look at two demons outside of a window. While this is probably just a poorly executed drawing, the cat doesn't look like something that you would want to meet in a dark alley.

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** A probably unintentional example of nightmare fuel occurs in the same tract, when a cat turns its head around like Reagan from ''TheExorcist'' ''Film/TheExorcist'' to look at two demons outside of a window. While this is probably just a poorly executed drawing, the cat doesn't look like something that you would want to meet in a dark alley.
24th Jun '17 5:51:25 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0072/0072_01.asp "The Mad Machine"]] shows a rather subtly (well, for Chick) painted near-future dystopia that does ''not'' depend on Catholic conspiracies, Antichrist's world government or demonic puppet masters to be horrifying. Instead, it's just all the little madnesses and social problems of real life, amplified just a little to show that the world is damaged and getting worse: an eerie vision of financial turmoil, international tension, politicians with no solutions, [[SadClown sad clowns]] and scared citizens who turn to psychiatry, prescription medicine and drug abuse to escape their growing sense of wrongness. It's a very different type of horror from Chick's usual stories, but very effective in its own way.
** Further, the narration is written in the style of a madman's stream of consciousness:
--->IT SEEMS PEOPLE CAN'T STAND THIS RAT RACE\\
THE THREAT OF WAR\\
SKYROCKETING PRICES\\
ALONG WITH MASSIVE FAMINES ON THE HORIZON\\
JUST BECOMES TOO MUCH FOR MANY PEOPLE
24th Jun '17 7:43:22 AM ACW
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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter, Ashley Boswell, to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''not'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion by making her promise to and threatening to throw her out if she doesn't, and then gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being a CompleteMonster.

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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter, Ashley Boswell, to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''not'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion by making her promise to and threatening to throw her out if she doesn't, and then gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being a CompleteMonster.irredeemable.
21st Jun '17 7:18:45 AM Vampireandthen
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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter, Ashley Boswell, to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''not'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion by making her promise to by threatening to throw her out if she doesn't, and then gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being a CompleteMonster.

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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter, Ashley Boswell, to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''not'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion by making her promise to by and threatening to throw her out if she doesn't, and then gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being a CompleteMonster.
20th Jun '17 7:59:19 AM Vampireandthen
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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter, Ashley Boswell, to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''not'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion, and gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being a CompleteMonster.

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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter, Ashley Boswell, to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''not'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion, religion by making her promise to by threatening to throw her out if she doesn't, and then gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being a CompleteMonster.
20th Jun '17 7:43:50 AM Vampireandthen
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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''note'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion, and gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being a CompleteMonster.

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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter daughter, Ashley Boswell, to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''note'' ''not'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion, and gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being a CompleteMonster.
20th Jun '17 7:43:01 AM Vampireandthen
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* [[https://www.chick.com/m/reading/tracts/readtract.asp?stk=1059 The opening panels of the Bully]] are utterly disturbing due to the main character, Harry Boswell. This son of a bitch, in the opening panels, establishes himself as a thoroughly replenishable human being. The man has such an irrational hatred of religion that when the man he is drinking with, Andy, mentions that his wife is taking his daughter to church, he flips out, and threatens to kill Andy and his entire family if his daughter takes up religion, and right in a bar no less, in front of the bartender, who does nothing. When he leaves, for some reason, Andy tells the bartender ''note'' to call the police, due to how nuts and dangerous Harry is, despite the very real danger there is to his wife and Harry's daughter, Ashley. Then we learn that Harry destroyed his wife because of the fact she was religious, and will do the same to his daughter if she becomes religious as well. When Ashley is driven home by Andy's wife, Megan, Harry is waiting for them with a massive stick, and forces Ashley out of the car and into the house, before threatening to burn Megan's house down, with her entire family in it. Then we learn that every time his wife went to mass, he would beat her, and enjoyed throwing out her Bibles when she died. The icing on the cake of it all, however, is when he forces his daughter to give up religion, and gets her ''addicted to alcohol,'' preferring her passed out and drunk than religious, even smiling at the sight of her unconscious. Only when he has a near death experience and sees hell does he stop being such an asshole, but his actions in the opening are so completely monstrous, one cannot help but wish he had died and went to hell. His HeelFaceTurn is the only thing keeping him from being a CompleteMonster.
27th May '17 3:02:03 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0079/0079_01.asp The Letter"]] has the most horrible nightmare fuel in all of Chick's production. The story is about an unmarried woman who apparently has one close friend that she loves and cares about more than anything else in the world. (And as an aside, [[HideYourLesbians deliberately]] or [[LesYay not]], the writing makes it ''very easy'' to read more than friendship into their relationship--She even has her photo on her nightstand.) But this woman (who is a Christian believer, though implicitly a liberal one) never talked with her friend about the faith, fearing that this would end their very close friendship. And now, she learns from an angel that this woman that she loved ''died last night, and is now in hell forever''--And ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone it's her fault]]'', because she was selfish and valued being together more than saving her friend from everlasting torment.

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* [[http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0079/0079_01.asp The "The Letter"]] has the most horrible nightmare fuel in all of Chick's production. The story is about an unmarried woman who apparently has one close friend that she loves and cares about more than anything else in the world. (And as an aside, [[HideYourLesbians deliberately]] or [[LesYay not]], the writing makes it ''very easy'' to read more than friendship into their relationship--She even has her photo on her nightstand.) But this woman (who is a Christian believer, though implicitly a liberal one) never talked with her friend about the faith, fearing that this would end their very close friendship. And now, she learns from an angel that this woman that she loved ''died last night, and is now in hell forever''--And ''[[MyGodWhatHaveIDone it's her fault]]'', because she was selfish and valued being together more than saving her friend from everlasting torment.
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