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23rd Sep '15 10:29:33 AM NausicaaoftheSpirits
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* The scene where Wikus's [[{{Fingore}} fingernails start falling off]], a ShoutOut to Cronenberg's remake of TheFly.
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* The scene where Wikus's [[{{Fingore}} fingernails start falling off]], a ShoutOut to Cronenberg's remake of TheFly.Film/TheFly1986.
11th Jun '14 2:03:27 PM MozeeToby
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* It's implied that the Prawns are not an invasion force, but just look at the weaponry they have on board. Taking it further, it's explicitly designed to only work for a Prawn operator, which could imply that there are other species out there the Prawns have clashed with in the past. Just what the hell have they been fighting?
21st Mar '13 8:01:22 PM Doryna
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Removing spoiler tags for readability. Top spoiler warning added.
* The effect that the alien fluid has on Wikus. Most of the NightmareFuel in this movie runs on the BodyHorror of Wikus [[spoiler: transforming into a prawn.]] First, there's the vomiting, which is gross, but not necessarily horrifying. But then he starts hacking up black liquid, which sends him to the hospital and then discovers [[spoiler:his hand is turning into a prawn claw.]] And as the movie progresses, it gets worse, and then at the end, as Tania is being interviewed she shows the metal flower that was left at her door and then there's a cut to [[spoiler:Wikus fully transformed into a prawn, making the flower in District 9.]] The fact that [[spoiler:he still can remember his wife, and not knowing whether or not Cristopher will return to reverse the transformation or if it can even ''be'' reversed]] is unsettling.
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Aliens being mistreated? Someone being infected and turned into one of them? Who would think there could be any NightmareFuel in that? Major spoilers below. Do not enter the District if you do not want to see them. ---- * The effect that the alien fluid has on Wikus. Most of the NightmareFuel scares in this movie runs run on the BodyHorror of Wikus [[spoiler: transforming into a prawn.]] prawn. First, there's the vomiting, which is gross, but not necessarily horrifying. But then he starts hacking up black liquid, which sends him to the hospital and then discovers [[spoiler:his his hand is turning into a prawn claw.]] claw. And as the movie progresses, it gets worse, and then at the end, as Tania is being interviewed she shows the metal flower that was left at her door and then there's a cut to [[spoiler:Wikus Wikus fully transformed into a prawn, making the flower in District 9.]] 9. The fact that [[spoiler:he he still can remember his wife, and not knowing whether or not Cristopher Christopher will return to reverse the transformation or if it can even ''be'' reversed]] reversed is unsettling.

* Wikus's [[spoiler:growing exoskeleton]] puncturing his flesh [[spoiler:from the inside,]] causing it to bleed, and causing excruciating pain for Wikus.
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* Wikus's [[spoiler:growing exoskeleton]] growing exoskeleton puncturing his flesh [[spoiler:from from the inside,]] inside, causing it to bleed, and causing excruciating pain for Wikus.

* After Wikus's [[spoiler:arm]] is first discovered in the hospital and he's forced into what is basically a body bag for transportation to MNU while still alive and fully conscious is pretty damn terrifying in its own right * The MNU doctors [[spoiler:attempting to dissect Wikus, live and fully conscious. Not that they managed to do it in the end, but the fact he was one of them, he worked there and they were willing to do it so unquestioningly.]] Plus his [[spoiler:father-in-law]] just ''ignoring him''. * The scenes where Wikus is basically [[spoiler:being tortured in the MNU hospital room.]] * The MNU getting Wikus to test out the guns when they walk out a live prawn in front of him. What is even more awful is the fact that they keep on [[spoiler:electrocuting him]] even after he agrees to cooperate.
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* After Wikus's [[spoiler:arm]] arm is first discovered in the hospital and he's forced into what is basically a body bag for transportation to MNU while still alive and fully conscious is pretty damn terrifying in its own right * The MNU doctors [[spoiler:attempting attempting to dissect Wikus, live and fully conscious. Not that they managed to do it in the end, but the fact he was one of them, he worked there and they were willing to do it so unquestioningly.]] Plus his [[spoiler:father-in-law]] father-in-law just ''ignoring him''. * The scenes where Wikus is basically [[spoiler:being being tortured in the MNU hospital room.]] room. * The MNU getting Wikus to test out the guns when they walk out a live prawn in front of him. What is even more awful is the fact that they keep on [[spoiler:electrocuting him]] electrocuting him even after he agrees to cooperate.

* When Wikus tries to [[spoiler:cut his alien claw-hand off, but instead just cuts off one of the alien digits.]] The pain is so great, Wikus then starts to drop the [[ClusterFBomb Cluster Fok Bomb]]. * Wikus cheerfully taking a flamethrower to a nest of prawn eggs. ''The prawn babies are still alive. And they're screaming in pain as they're burnt.'' And if that weren't enough, Wikus cheerfully explains to the camera what they're doing, and then compares the popping sound it's making to [[{{Squick}} popcorn.]]
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* When Wikus tries to [[spoiler:cut cut his alien claw-hand off, but instead just cuts off one of the alien digits.]] digits. The pain is so great, Wikus then starts to drop the [[ClusterFBomb Cluster Fok Bomb]]. * Wikus cheerfully taking a flamethrower to a nest of prawn eggs. ''The The prawn babies are still alive. And they're screaming in pain as they're burnt.'' And if that weren't enough, Wikus cheerfully explains to the camera what they're doing, and then compares the popping sound it's making to [[{{Squick}} popcorn.]]

* The Nigerians [[spoiler: eating]] the poor alien.
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* The Nigerians [[spoiler: eating]] eating the poor alien.
7th Jan '13 5:50:34 PM fq
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* The effect that the alien fluid has on Wikus. Most of the NightmareFuel in this movie runs on the BodyHorror of Wikus [[spoiler: transforming into a prawn.]] ** First, there's the vomiting, which is gross, but not necessarily horrifying. But then he starts hacking up black liquid, which sends him to the hospital and then [[spoiler:that's when he discovers that his hand is turning into a prawn claw.]] And as the movie progresses, it gets worse, and then at the end, as Tania is being interviewed she shows the metal flower that was left at her door and then there's a cut to [[spoiler:Wikus fully transformed into a prawn, making the flower in District 9.]] The fact that [[spoiler:he still can remember his wife, and not knowing whether or not Cristopher will return to reverse the transformation or if it can even ''be'' reversed]] is unsettling. ** What was just as horrifying was [[spoiler: the scene at the party, in which Wikus spews black liquid onto the cake, and then reaches in his delirium for the paper towels to start futilely mopping it up. That small, subtle gesture represented a last desperate gasp at clinging to normalcy, an attempt to put off just a little longer the horrible BodyHorror that would characterize and shape the rest of the film. The way time stops and slows to draw attention to the precise last moment before reality irrevocably breaks is simultaneously terrifying and heart wrenching.]] ** Wikus's [[spoiler:growing exoskeleton puncturing his flesh from the inside,]] causing it to bleed, and causing excruciating pain for Wikus. ** The scene where Wikus's [[{{Fingore}} fingernails start falling off]], a ShoutOut to Cronenberg's remake of TheFly. * After Wikus's arm is first discovered in the hospital and he's forced into what is basically a body bag for transportation to MNU while still alive and fully conscious is pretty damn terrifying in its own right
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* The effect that the alien fluid has on Wikus. Most of the NightmareFuel in this movie runs on the BodyHorror of Wikus [[spoiler: transforming into a prawn.]] ** ]] First, there's the vomiting, which is gross, but not necessarily horrifying. But then he starts hacking up black liquid, which sends him to the hospital and then [[spoiler:that's when he discovers that his [[spoiler:his hand is turning into a prawn claw.]] And as the movie progresses, it gets worse, and then at the end, as Tania is being interviewed she shows the metal flower that was left at her door and then there's a cut to [[spoiler:Wikus fully transformed into a prawn, making the flower in District 9.]] The fact that [[spoiler:he still can remember his wife, and not knowing whether or not Cristopher will return to reverse the transformation or if it can even ''be'' reversed]] is unsettling. ** What was just as horrifying was [[spoiler: the * The scene at the party, party in which Wikus spews vomits black liquid onto the cake, and then reaches in his delirium for the paper towels to start futilely mopping it up. That small, subtle gesture represented a last desperate gasp at clinging to normalcy, an attempt to put off just a little longer the horrible BodyHorror that would will characterize and shape the rest of the film. The way time stops and slows to draw attention to the precise last moment before reality irrevocably breaks is simultaneously terrifying and heart wrenching.]] ** wrenching. * Wikus's [[spoiler:growing exoskeleton exoskeleton]] puncturing his flesh from [[spoiler:from the inside,]] causing it to bleed, and causing excruciating pain for Wikus. ** * The scene where Wikus's [[{{Fingore}} fingernails start falling off]], a ShoutOut to Cronenberg's remake of TheFly. * After Wikus's arm [[spoiler:arm]] is first discovered in the hospital and he's forced into what is basically a body bag for transportation to MNU while still alive and fully conscious is pretty damn terrifying in its own right

* The worst bit for him may have been the scene when they're getting him to test out the guns and they walk out a live prawn in front of him. What was even more awful was the fact that they kept on [[spoiler:electrocuting him]] even after he agreed to cooperate.
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* The worst bit for him may have been the scene when they're MNU getting him Wikus to test out the guns and when they walk out a live prawn in front of him. What was is even more awful was is the fact that they kept keep on [[spoiler:electrocuting him]] even after he agreed agrees to cooperate.

* The scene in which Wikus cheerfully takes a flamethrower to a nest of prawn eggs. ''The prawn babies are still alive. And they're screaming in pain as they're burnt.'' And if that weren't enough, Wikus cheerfully explains to the camera what they're doing, and then compares the popping sound it's making to [[{{Squick}} popcorn.]] * In the scene where Wikus is out evicting aliens, he is trying to lure out Christopher's child to be taken away, saying to his son [[BlatantLies "It's the Sweety-Man..."]]
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* The scene in which Wikus cheerfully takes taking a flamethrower to a nest of prawn eggs. ''The prawn babies are still alive. And they're screaming in pain as they're burnt.'' And if that weren't enough, Wikus cheerfully explains to the camera what they're doing, and then compares the popping sound it's making to [[{{Squick}} popcorn.]] * In the scene where Wikus is While out evicting aliens, he Wikus is trying to lure out Christopher's child to be taken away, saying to his son [[BlatantLies "It's "[[BlatantLies It's the Sweety-Man..."]]]]"
7th Nov '12 1:57:29 PM fq
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* When Wikus tries to [[spoiler:cut his alien claw-hand off, but instead just cuts off one of the alien digits.]] The pain is so great, Wikus then starts to drop the [[ClusterFBomb Cluster Fock Bomb]].
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* When Wikus tries to [[spoiler:cut his alien claw-hand off, but instead just cuts off one of the alien digits.]] The pain is so great, Wikus then starts to drop the [[ClusterFBomb Cluster Fock Fok Bomb]].
28th Aug '12 12:37:57 PM fq
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** The scene where Wikus's [[{{Fingore}} fingernails start falling off]], which is possibly a ShoutOut to Cronenberg's remake of TheFly.

** After Wikus's alien arm is first discovered in the hospital and he's forced into what is basically a body bag for transportation to MNU while still alive and fully conscious is pretty damn terrifying in its own right ** The MNU doctors [[spoiler: attempting to dissect Wikus, live and fully conscious. Not that they managed to do it in the end, but the fact he was one of them, he worked there and they were willing to do it so unquestioningly.]] Plus his [[spoiler: father-in-law]] just ''ignoring him''. ** And let's not neglect to mention the scenes where [[spoiler: Wikus is basically being tortured in the MNU hospital room.]] ** The worst bit for him may have been the scene when they're getting him to test out the guns and they walk out a live prawn in front of him. What was even more awful was the fact that they kept on [[spoiler: electrocuting him]] even after he agreed to cooperate. ** The scene where Wikus is scarfing catfood (which is pretty disturbing in itself) then he chokes and suddenly spits out a few molars. ** When Wikus tries to [[spoiler: cut his alien claw-hand off, but instead just cuts off one of the alien digits. The pain is so great, Wikus then starts to drop the [[ClusterFBomb Cluster Fock Bomb]].]] ** Wikus's [[spoiler: growing exoskeleton puncturing his flesh from the inside, causing it to bleed, and causing excruciating pain for Wikus.]] * How can we forget the scene when Wikus cheerfully takes a flamethrower to a nest of prawn eggs? ''The prawn babies are still alive. And they're screaming in pain as they're burnt.'' And if that weren't enough, Wikus cheerfully explains to the camera what they're doing, and then compares the popping sound it's making to [[{{Squick}} popcorn.]] * In the scene where Wikus is out evicting aliens, Wikus is trying to lure out Christopher's child to be taken away, saying to his son [[BlatantLies "It's the Sweety-Man..."]]
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** Wikus's [[spoiler:growing exoskeleton puncturing his flesh from the inside,]] causing it to bleed, and causing excruciating pain for Wikus. ** The scene where Wikus's [[{{Fingore}} fingernails start falling off]], a ShoutOut to Cronenberg's remake of TheFly. * After Wikus's alien arm is first discovered in the hospital and he's forced into what is basically a body bag for transportation to MNU while still alive and fully conscious is pretty damn terrifying in its own right ** * The MNU doctors [[spoiler: attempting [[spoiler:attempting to dissect Wikus, live and fully conscious. Not that they managed to do it in the end, but the fact he was one of them, he worked there and they were willing to do it so unquestioningly.]] Plus his [[spoiler: father-in-law]] [[spoiler:father-in-law]] just ''ignoring him''. ** And let's not neglect to mention the * The scenes where [[spoiler: Wikus is basically being [[spoiler:being tortured in the MNU hospital room.]] ** * The worst bit for him may have been the scene when they're getting him to test out the guns and they walk out a live prawn in front of him. What was even more awful was the fact that they kept on [[spoiler: electrocuting [[spoiler:electrocuting him]] even after he agreed to cooperate. ** * The scene where Wikus is scarfing catfood (which is pretty disturbing in itself) then he itself), chokes and suddenly spits out a few molars. ** * When Wikus tries to [[spoiler: cut [[spoiler:cut his alien claw-hand off, but instead just cuts off one of the alien digits. digits.]] The pain is so great, Wikus then starts to drop the [[ClusterFBomb Cluster Fock Bomb]].]] ** Wikus's [[spoiler: growing exoskeleton puncturing his flesh from the inside, causing it to bleed, and causing excruciating pain for Wikus.]] Bomb]]. * How can we forget the The scene when in which Wikus cheerfully takes a flamethrower to a nest of prawn eggs? eggs. ''The prawn babies are still alive. And they're screaming in pain as they're burnt.'' And if that weren't enough, Wikus cheerfully explains to the camera what they're doing, and then compares the popping sound it's making to [[{{Squick}} popcorn.]] * In the scene where Wikus is out evicting aliens, Wikus he is trying to lure out Christopher's child to be taken away, saying to his son [[BlatantLies "It's the Sweety-Man..."]]
6th Jul '12 7:19:32 AM Rabukurafuto
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** What was just as horrifying was [[spoiler: the scene at the party, in which Wikus spews black liquid onto the cake, and then reaches in his delirium for the paper towels to start futilely mopping it up. That small, subtle gesture represented a last desperate gasp at clinging to normalcy, an attempt to put off just a little longer the horrible BodyHorror and TransformationTrauma that would characterize and shape the rest of the film. The way time stops and slows to draw attention to the precise last moment before reality irrevocably breaks is simultaneously terrifying and heart wrenching.]]
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** What was just as horrifying was [[spoiler: the scene at the party, in which Wikus spews black liquid onto the cake, and then reaches in his delirium for the paper towels to start futilely mopping it up. That small, subtle gesture represented a last desperate gasp at clinging to normalcy, an attempt to put off just a little longer the horrible BodyHorror and TransformationTrauma that would characterize and shape the rest of the film. The way time stops and slows to draw attention to the precise last moment before reality irrevocably breaks is simultaneously terrifying and heart wrenching.]]

* How can we forget the scene when Wikus cheerfully takes a flamethrower to a nest of prawn eggs? ''The prawn babies are still alive. And they're screaming in pain as they're burnt.'' And if that weren't enough, what really did it for me was how Wikus cheerfully explains to the camera what they're doing, and then compares the popping sound it's making to [[{{Squick}} popcorn.]]
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* How can we forget the scene when Wikus cheerfully takes a flamethrower to a nest of prawn eggs? ''The prawn babies are still alive. And they're screaming in pain as they're burnt.'' And if that weren't enough, what really did it for me was how Wikus cheerfully explains to the camera what they're doing, and then compares the popping sound it's making to [[{{Squick}} popcorn.]]
2nd Jun '12 1:46:22 PM fq
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** First, there's the vomiting, which is gross, but not necessarily horrifying. But then he starts hacking up black liquid, which sends him to the hospital and then [[spoiler:that's when he discovers that his hand is turning into a prawn claw.]] And as the movie progresses, it gets worse, and then at the end, as Tania is being interviewed she shows the metal flower that was left at her door and then there's a cut to [[spoiler:Wikus fully transformed into a prawn, making the flower in District 9.]] The fact that [[spoiler:he still can remember his wife, and not knowing whether or not Kristopher will return to reverse the transformation or if it can even ''be'' reversed]] is unsettling.
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** First, there's the vomiting, which is gross, but not necessarily horrifying. But then he starts hacking up black liquid, which sends him to the hospital and then [[spoiler:that's when he discovers that his hand is turning into a prawn claw.]] And as the movie progresses, it gets worse, and then at the end, as Tania is being interviewed she shows the metal flower that was left at her door and then there's a cut to [[spoiler:Wikus fully transformed into a prawn, making the flower in District 9.]] The fact that [[spoiler:he still can remember his wife, and not knowing whether or not Kristopher Cristopher will return to reverse the transformation or if it can even ''be'' reversed]] is unsettling.
26th May '12 4:27:11 PM potados
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** And let's not neglect to mention the scenes where [[spoiler: Wikus is basically being tortured in the MNU hospital room.
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** And let's not neglect to mention the scenes where [[spoiler: Wikus is basically being tortured in the MNU hospital room. ]]
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