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25th Apr '17 4:10:33 PM Golondrina
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* Wildlife documentaries can sometimes show you the more unsettling side of nature, but few have so affected me as much as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuKjBIBBAL8&NR=1 this sequence]] from BBC documentary ''PlanetEarth'' concerning ants infected by the parasitic Cordyceps fungus. The intimate macro view of these creatures' distress as the fungus spreading through their brains modifies their behaviour to suit its needs makes it seem far more personal than simply a bunch of minute insects, and that's even before the BodyHorror kicks in as the fungus sprouts from the deceased ant's head, growing until it can release its spores across the colony below. And then, because that's simply not horrifying enough, they go ahead and show a montage of various other insect species' Cordyceps-sprouting corpses whilst the eerily haunting background music plays, the camera rotating slowly around each one to ensure that no detail is missed. DavidAttenborough's matter-of-fact narration over the whole thing does nothing to mitigate its effect.

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* Wildlife documentaries can sometimes show you the more unsettling side of nature, but few have so affected me as much as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuKjBIBBAL8&NR=1 this sequence]] from BBC documentary ''PlanetEarth'' concerning ants infected by the parasitic Cordyceps fungus. The intimate macro view of these creatures' distress as the fungus spreading through their brains modifies their behaviour to suit its needs makes it seem far more personal than simply a bunch of minute insects, and that's even before the BodyHorror kicks in as the fungus sprouts from the deceased ant's head, growing until it can release its spores across the colony below. And then, because that's simply not horrifying enough, they go ahead and show a montage of various other insect species' Cordyceps-sprouting corpses whilst the eerily haunting background music plays, the camera rotating slowly around each one to ensure that no detail is missed. DavidAttenborough's Creator/DavidAttenborough's matter-of-fact narration over the whole thing does nothing to mitigate its effect.



* Another DavidAttenborough doctumentary Africa features a sequence of giant carnivorous crickets (with copious close-ups) attacking helpless quelea chicks. The little beasts even ''squirt their own blood'' at the eyes of the parents. There is no God.

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* Another DavidAttenborough doctumentary Creator/DavidAttenborough documentary Africa features a sequence of giant carnivorous crickets (with copious close-ups) attacking helpless quelea chicks. The little beasts even ''squirt their own blood'' at the eyes of the parents. There is no God.
19th Apr '17 11:13:02 AM speedyboris
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* ''NightmareFuel/{{Nashville}}''
19th Apr '17 8:10:07 AM Knighthood45
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** ''Nightmare:Fuel/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''

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** ''Nightmare:Fuel/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''''NightmareFuel/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''
19th Apr '17 8:06:34 AM Knighthood45
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** ''Nightmare:Fuel/MightyMorphinPowerRangers''
19th Apr '17 7:56:23 AM Knighthood45
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** ''NightmareFuel/PowerRangersInSpace''
** ''NightmareFuel/PowerRangersRPM''
17th Apr '17 9:47:18 AM Nick7689
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* ''NightmareFuel/TheITCrowd''
16th Apr '17 3:31:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'' - Since it's about gladiators, of course we get some decapitations, dismemberings, slashed throats and whatnot. That's all par for the course. But when the writers decide they want to shock their hard-to-shock audience, they raise to the challenge.
** The episode The Thing In The Pit features a gladiator who cuts of the faces of his victims (onscreen) and wears them as masks for the next match.
** The episode Mark of The Brotherhood features a slave who does something that's very frowned upon, and so is emasculated (the results shown onscreen) and crucified as a punishment.
* The episode of ''{{Spooks}}'' with the disaster simulation, where the characters are walled up together in their office becoming less and less certain that there ''hasn't'' actually been a major nerve-gas attack on central London; intellectually, one ''knows'' the writers aren't going to wipe out the entire country halfway through the season, but watching the characters start to go off the deep end, one by one, had me ''climbing the fucking walls''.

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* ''SpartacusBloodAndSand'' - ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'': Since it's about gladiators, of course we get some decapitations, dismemberings, slashed throats and whatnot. That's all par for the course. But when the writers decide they want to shock their hard-to-shock audience, they raise to the challenge.
** The episode The "The Thing In The Pit Pit" features a gladiator who cuts of the faces of his victims (onscreen) and wears them as masks for the next match.
** The episode Mark "Mark of The Brotherhood Brotherhood" features a slave who does something that's very frowned upon, and so is emasculated (the results shown onscreen) and crucified as a punishment.
* The episode of ''{{Spooks}}'' ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' with the disaster simulation, where the characters are walled up together in their office becoming less and less certain that there ''hasn't'' actually been a major nerve-gas attack on central London; intellectually, one ''knows'' the writers aren't going to wipe out the entire country halfway through the season, but watching the characters start to go off the deep end, one by one, had me ''climbing the fucking walls''.
16th Apr '17 11:08:46 AM HeroGal2347
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* ''NightmareFuel/NightGallery''
5th Apr '17 4:14:05 PM Lucymae2
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* ''NightmareFuel/{{Fargo}}''
29th Mar '17 10:44:21 PM creader
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* ''NightmareFuel/BestFriendsWhenever''
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