History NightmareFuel / Goosebumps

18th Feb '17 8:58:15 PM Lullaby22
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** It gets worse when you consider the FridgeHorror of The Masked Mutant: He impersonated a teenage girl so flawlessly that Skipper still believed "Libby" was on his side right up until the moment that The Mutant revealed the deception. In short, he can not only shapeshift, but he's a fairly skilled actor too. Imagine what someone like that could do if they had a motive beyond "kill my biggest fan": The mutant could have impersonated any number of influential figures, up to and including The President, allowing him to sieze a great deal of political power.
8th Feb '17 11:58:06 AM b3900
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* ''Welcome to Dead House'' is also considered one of the episodes that is genuinely scary thanks to its atmosphere and the fact the entire town are creepy zombies that want to feed on the family that moves in.

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* ''Welcome to Dead House'' is also considered one of the episodes that is genuinely scary thanks to its atmosphere and the fact the entire town are creepy zombies that want to feed on the family that moves in.and gloomy atmosphere, music, and well done zombie makeup.
7th Feb '17 11:22:51 AM b3900
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* ''The Werewolf of Fever Swamp'' is probably the scariest episode of the series. With genuinely creepy atmosphere and a scary looking and sounding werewolf. The episode even has animals that are ''killed'' by the werewolf (off screen, but still disturbing)!
* ''Welcome to Dead House'' is also considered one of the episodes that is genuinely scary thanks to its atmosphere and the fact the entire town are creepy zombies that want to feed on the family that moves in.
18th Jan '17 3:35:29 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* The TV episode of ''How to Kill a Monster'' is also pretty [[{{Narm}} narmtastic]], but, good ''god'', [[HellIsThatNoise the sound that monster makes sounds like an elephant from the depths of hell]], and it's not pretty.
17th Jan '17 3:29:13 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* ''The Girl Who Cried Monster'' is one of the most well-remembered books of the ''Goosebumps'' series, and for good reason. It seems to be your average CryingWolf plot where a girl, Lucy Dark, sees a local librarian, Mr. Mortman, becoming a bug-eating monster after the library closes. Nothing really out of the ordinary until the {{twist ending}}, where Lucy's parents invite Mr. Mortman over for dinner. [[spoiler:And by that, we mean it literally. Lucy's parents invite Mr. Mortman ''to be their dinner'']], because, as it turns out, [[spoiler:the entire Dark family is comprised of monsters. And they seem to be quite efficient at devouring other living beings. Lucy and her brother have yet to grow their fangs, though.]] ''Yeesh...''
** FridgeHorror: Lucy's little brother was so afraid of all the made-up monsters Lucy told him about; imagine how he must've felt finding out [[spoiler:that he, as well as his family members, are the genuine article!]]

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* ''The Girl Who Cried Monster'' is one of the most well-remembered books of the ''Goosebumps'' series, and for good reason. It seems to be your average CryingWolf plot where a girl, Lucy Dark, sees a local librarian, Mr. Mortman, becoming a bug-eating monster after the library closes. Nothing really out of the ordinary until the {{twist ending}}, where Lucy's parents invite Mr. Mortman over for dinner. [[spoiler:And by that, we mean it literally. Lucy's parents invite Mr. Mortman ''to be their dinner'']], because, as it turns out, [[spoiler:the entire Dark family is comprised of monsters. And they seem to be quite efficient at devouring other living beings. Lucy and her little brother Randy have yet to grow their fangs, though.]] ''Yeesh...''
** FridgeHorror: Lucy's little brother Randy was so afraid of all the made-up monsters Lucy told him about; imagine how he must've felt finding out [[spoiler:that he, as well as his family members, are the genuine article!]]
17th Jan '17 3:28:13 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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** FridgeHorror: Lucy's little brother was so afraid of all the monsters Lucy told him about; imagine how he must've felt finding out that he's [[spoiler:a real life monster!]]

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** FridgeHorror: Lucy's little brother was so afraid of all the made-up monsters Lucy told him about; imagine how he must've felt finding out that he's [[spoiler:a real life monster!]][[spoiler:that he, as well as his family members, are the genuine article!]]
17th Jan '17 3:26:07 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* ''The Girl Who Cried Monster'' is one of the most well-remembered books of the ''Goosebumps'' series, and for good reason. It seems to be your average CryingWolf plot where a girl, Lucy Dark, sees a local librarian, Mr. Mortman, becoming a bug-eating monster after the library closes. Nothing really out of the ordinary until the {{twist ending}}, where Lucy's parents invite Mr. Mortman over for dinner. [[spoiler:And by that, we mean it literally. Lucy's parents invite Mr. Mortman ''to be their dinner'']], because, as it turns out, [[spoiler:the entire Dark family is comprised of monsters. And they seem to be quite efficient at devouring other living beings. Lucy and her brother have yet to grow their fangs, though.]]

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* ''The Girl Who Cried Monster'' is one of the most well-remembered books of the ''Goosebumps'' series, and for good reason. It seems to be your average CryingWolf plot where a girl, Lucy Dark, sees a local librarian, Mr. Mortman, becoming a bug-eating monster after the library closes. Nothing really out of the ordinary until the {{twist ending}}, where Lucy's parents invite Mr. Mortman over for dinner. [[spoiler:And by that, we mean it literally. Lucy's parents invite Mr. Mortman ''to be their dinner'']], because, as it turns out, [[spoiler:the entire Dark family is comprised of monsters. And they seem to be quite efficient at devouring other living beings. Lucy and her brother have yet to grow their fangs, though.]]]] ''Yeesh...''
** FridgeHorror: Lucy's little brother was so afraid of all the monsters Lucy told him about; imagine how he must've felt finding out that he's [[spoiler:a real life monster!]]
17th Jan '17 3:22:01 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* ''The Girl Who Cried Monster'' is one of the most well-remembered books of the ''Goosebumps'' series, and for good reason. It seems to be your average CryingWolf plot where a girl, Lucy Dark, sees a local librarian, Mr. Mortman, becoming a bug-eating monster after the library closes. Nothing really out of the ordinary until the {{twist ending}}, where Lucy's parents invite Mr. Mortman over for dinner. [[spoiler:And by that, we mean it literally. Lucy's parents invite Mr. Mortman ''to be their dinner'']], because, as it turns out, [[spoiler:the entire Dark family is comprised of monsters. And they seem to be quite efficient at devouring other living beings. Lucy and her brother have yet to grow their fangs, though.]]
15th Jan '17 6:00:25 PM Idek618
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* ''Broken Dolls'' was another story that ran on the NothingIsScarier trope. We know the old woman did something to Tamara's brother, but we aren't told directly if she was trying to turn him into a doll or is she was stealing his soul to give one of her dolls perfect features. We're also given the implication that this woman has been alive for an impossibly long time, and there's an entirely unsettling moment made of AdultFear during her confrontation with Tamara:

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* ''Broken Dolls'' was another story that ran on the NothingIsScarier trope. We know the old woman did something to Tamara's brother, but we aren't told directly if she was trying to turn him into a doll or is if she was stealing his soul to give one of her dolls perfect features. We're also given the implication that this woman has been alive for an impossibly long time, and there's an entirely unsettling moment made of AdultFear during her confrontation with Tamara:



*** The TV Show version wasn't much better. Greg starts ballooning up and Shari is literally just wasting away. Greg manages to figure out the solution but having his older brother (who conveniently works at a photo shop, this was the 90's when digital cameras weren't the norm yet) switch the negatives on the pictures. But as he goes to do them, Greg and Sari are on their last legs and Greg starts ballooning to the point he'll likely explode. And, while we don't see all of Shari's body, we see her hand is ''becoming a skeleton''. And this was all as Greg is yelling for his brother to hurry. Just...yeesh.

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*** The TV Show version wasn't much better. Greg starts ballooning up and Shari is literally just wasting away. Greg manages to figure out the solution but by having his older brother (who conveniently works at a photo shop, this was the 90's when digital cameras weren't the norm yet) switch the negatives on the pictures. But as he goes to do them, Greg and Sari are on their last legs and Greg starts ballooning to the point he'll likely explode. And, while we don't see all of Shari's body, we see her hand is ''becoming a skeleton''. And this was all as Greg is yelling for his brother to hurry. Just...yeesh.
14th Jan '17 9:55:24 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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** And while he [[AssholeVictim definitely had it coming]], Toggle's fate at the end of the book. The ghosts of his victims rise from the pianos, take back their hands, and then drag him screaming into the forest out back, [[Nothingiscarier never to be seen again.]]

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** And while he [[AssholeVictim definitely had it coming]], Toggle's fate at the end of the book. The ghosts of his victims rise from the pianos, take back their hands, and then drag him screaming into the forest out back, [[Nothingiscarier [[NothingIsScarier never to be seen again.]]
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