History NightmareFuel / StephenKing

22nd Sep '17 6:58:52 PM SlackerSpice
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** The visit that Wilfred receives from the months-dead Arlette and her court of rats, with bonus points for how her corpse looks by this point.
26th Aug '17 9:32:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ''NightmareFuel/{{DifferentSeasons}}''

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* ''NightmareFuel/{{DifferentSeasons}}''''NightmareFuel/{{Different Seasons}}''
10th Aug '17 2:11:05 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'' and ''{{Literature/Misery}}'' are prime examples. Made all the scarier because they could actually happen.



* ''Literature/SalemsLot''. The paranoia that permeates the whole story (a reflection of the real-life time period he was writing about, it turned out), the shortcut the Glick boys foolishly take home, seeing the ways all the townspeople are slowly turned - and the biggest shudder comes at the end, where Ben is looking at his old snow globe, [[spoiler: and seeing/imagining himself as a pale, bloodless, nearly brainless vampire, looking up at the real Ben from a window inside the house in the globe.]]



* On the subject of ''{{Literature/Misery}}'', the thought of being held prisoner to someone ''that'' delusional and ''that'' fixated with you for a time span of nearly half a year is horrifying. [[spoiler: And made worse by the revelation that Annie is not afraid to mutilate Paul in order to keep him under control and is ''completely'' deaf to his pleas and begging. She even cuts off his thumb and serves it on a birthday cake as the candle.]] What's really about the [[spoiler: "special candle"]] wasn't just Annie's not-so-subtle threat to [[spoiler:make him eat it]], but when the text suddenly went off for an entire page with no pauses, sounding almost sing-song at points. It shows how ''absolutely terrified'' Paul is.
** Annie [[spoiler: killing the young cop]]. Especially when she [[spoiler: ''mowes'' '''his head''']].
** She [[spoiler: MADE HIM DRINK ''MOP WATER!!!'']]She also made him [[spoiler: burn the only copy of his manuscript of]] [[spoiler:''Fast Cars''.]] It's a little harder to connect to that since typewriters aren't used that much anymore, but [[spoiler: to lose every last page of work]] is a writer's worst fucking nightmare.



** ''The Running Man'' - The origin of the Arnold movie, a desperate man tries to win the money needed to keep his wife and daughter alive. Now put yourself in his shoes and see how long you'd last.
10th Aug '17 2:00:50 AM PaulA
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* ''NightmareFuel/AptPupil''



* ''NightmareFuel/{{Christine}}''



* ''NightmareFuel/TheDarkHalf''
* ''NightmareFuel/TheDarkTower''
* ''NightmareFuel/{{Desperation}}''



* ''NightmareFuel/DoloresClaiborne''
* ''NightmareFuel/{{Dreamcatcher}}''
* ''NightmareFuel/DumaKey''



* ''NightmareFuel/GeraldsGame''



* ''NightmareFuel/{{Insomnia}}''



* ''NightmareFuel/TheLongWalk''



* ''NightmareFuel/{{Rage}}''



* ''NightmareFuel/{{Roadwork}}''
* ''NightmareFuel/RoseMadder''
23rd Jul '17 10:26:30 AM SavesTheDay
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* ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'' and ''{{Literature/Misery}}'' are prime examples. Made all the scarier because they could actually happen. REEEEEE!

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* ''Literature/{{Cujo}}'' and ''{{Literature/Misery}}'' are prime examples. Made all the scarier because they could actually happen. REEEEEE!



* Possibly some of the scariest parts of King's works are the point in his career where he published "The Bachman Books". To wit:

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* Possibly some of the scariest parts of King's works are the point in his career where he published "The Bachman Books". To wit:
20th Jul '17 12:32:34 PM Origamidragons
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** Also, the horrifying fate of [[spoilers: those [[FateWorseThanDeath trapped in]] [[AndIMustScream Bobbi's shed]], including ''her dog.'']]

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** Also, the horrifying fate of [[spoilers: [[spoiler: those [[FateWorseThanDeath trapped in]] [[AndIMustScream Bobbi's shed]], including ''her dog.'']]
20th Jul '17 12:32:13 PM Origamidragons
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* The ending of ''Literature/{{Revival}}''. Many have called it the most disturbing ending King has ever written, and considering his track record, [[UpToEleven that's saying a lot.]] In short, [[spoiler: the hero and villain of the story find out that once you die, there's no heaven to go to. There is only the Null--upon death, your soul is captured by giant ant-like beings and you are used as slave labor for a giant EldritchAbomination known as "Mother" and a host of other horrors. ''For all eternity.'' Oh, and Mother lashes out through the psychic connection they've been observing the Null through, killing the villain, and forcing the hero to kill the patient they were using as a gateway to close it. Its implied that Mother then drives everyone the villain had been "healing" insane and makes them commit suicide.]] The hero is left alive, but has to constantly numb himself with a coctail of anti-depressants, knowing that no matter what, sooner or later he [[spoiler: will also die and join the rest of mankind in the Null]].

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* The ending of ''Literature/{{Revival}}''. Many have called it the most disturbing ending King has ever written, and considering his track record, [[UpToEleven that's saying a lot.]] In short, [[spoiler: the hero and villain of the story find out that once you die, there's no heaven to go to. There is only the Null--upon death, your soul is captured by giant ant-like beings and you are used as slave labor for a giant EldritchAbomination known as "Mother" and a host of other horrors. ''For all eternity.'' Oh, and Mother lashes out through the psychic connection they've been observing the Null through, killing the villain, and forcing the hero to kill the patient they were using as a gateway to close it. Its implied that Mother then drives everyone the villain had been "healing" insane and makes them commit suicide.]] The hero is left alive, but has to constantly numb himself with a coctail of anti-depressants, knowing that no matter what, sooner or later he [[spoiler: will also die and join the rest of mankind in the Null]].Null]].
* ''Literature/TheTommyknockers'' features some prime BodyHorror as the townspeople of Haven [[spoiler:[[TransformationHorror slowly transform]]. First, they all lose their teeth, and later, those in a more advanced stage of transformation have their genitals replaced by tentacles, and their skin turns transparent, revealing their organs. By the end of the book, they don't even look human anymore, with their faces bulging out into snouts.]]
** Also, the horrifying fate of [[spoilers: those [[FateWorseThanDeath trapped in]] [[AndIMustScream Bobbi's shed]], including ''her dog.'']]
22nd Jun '17 10:42:00 PM DoctorFluffy
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** To expand on Uncle Otto's Truck: The narrator Quentin's uncle Otto one day becomes incredibly paranoid of a truck he and a partner had used for logging... [[spoiler: and that he'd likely used as a murder weapon to kill said partner.]] He inexplicably builds a one-room house across from it in spite of being very wealthy, and slowly loses his mind as he perceives the truck getting closer and closer, as he attempts to convince the narrator it's getting closer. The narrator can see it... sometimes... [[spoiler: and when he finds Uncle Otto dead, saturated in oil, a sparkplug shoved down his throat ([[NothingIsScarier no explanation for how it happened is ever given]]) he sees the truck right at the damn window.]]
26th Nov '16 7:28:32 PM SilentStranger
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** How about when the main character leaves the psychiatrists office after telling his story, then notices that the receptionist is away so he cant schedule his next appointment. So he goes back into the office... and the closet door is open.
--> '''The Boogeyman''': So nice...so nice... ''so niiiice...''



** ''The Dark Half'' has a rather disturbing part where the main character has surgery to remove a brain tumor, and it turns out its not a tumor at all, its a ''parasitic twin'', just a clump of flesh, teeth, hair and a single eyeball that had been nestled in his brain all this time. It's hinted that the twin might be the main characters EvilTwin rather than it just being a psycholigical problem, but its left ambigious.



* The ending of ''Literature/{{Revival}}''. Many have called it the most disturbing ending King has ever written, and considering his track record, [[UpToEleven that's saying a lot.]] In short, [[spoiler: the hero and villain of the story find out that once you die, there's no heaven to go to. There is only the Null--upon death, your soul is captured by giant ant-like beings and you are used as slave labor for a giant EldritchAbomination known as "Mother" and a host of other horrors. ''For all eternity.'']]

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* The ending of ''Literature/{{Revival}}''. Many have called it the most disturbing ending King has ever written, and considering his track record, [[UpToEleven that's saying a lot.]] In short, [[spoiler: the hero and villain of the story find out that once you die, there's no heaven to go to. There is only the Null--upon death, your soul is captured by giant ant-like beings and you are used as slave labor for a giant EldritchAbomination known as "Mother" and a host of other horrors. ''For all eternity.'']]'' Oh, and Mother lashes out through the psychic connection they've been observing the Null through, killing the villain, and forcing the hero to kill the patient they were using as a gateway to close it. Its implied that Mother then drives everyone the villain had been "healing" insane and makes them commit suicide.]] The hero is left alive, but has to constantly numb himself with a coctail of anti-depressants, knowing that no matter what, sooner or later he [[spoiler: will also die and join the rest of mankind in the Null]].
13th Oct '16 7:06:43 PM thestormtrooper
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-->When I saw the puddle of blood after he was taken away in handcuffs - oh my God, such a pool of it there was - all I could think of was those forty thousand people screaming ''KILL THE UMP'' the way they'd been screaming ''Bloh-KADE''. No one really knows it, but the kid didn't know that, either.

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-->When I saw the puddle of blood after he was taken away in handcuffs - oh my God, such a pool of it there was - all I could think of was those forty thousand people screaming ''KILL THE UMP'' the way they'd been screaming ''Bloh-KADE''. No one really knows means it, but the kid didn't know that, either.



** ''Rage'' - A high school loser finally snaps and guns down two teachers and holds his class hostage, forcing them all to work through his issues (and some of their own). Eventually, they all get a case of StockholmSyndrome and beat the living shit out of the one poor bastard who didn't fall for it, and who winds up catatonic for his troubles. Add to the fact that it was found in the possession of multiple school shooters, and you see why King had it pulled.

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** ''Rage'' - A high school loser finally snaps and guns down two teachers and holds his class hostage, forcing them all to work through his issues (and some of their own). Eventually, they all get a case of StockholmSyndrome and beat the living shit out of the one poor bastard who didn't fall for it, and who winds up catatonic for his troubles.troubles; in a prognosis it is mentioned that the mobbed teenager is not recovering and is still in the same condition, meanwhile the teenager who did kill his teachers is making progress, but is quite psychologically troubled by what happened that day. Add to the fact that it was found in the possession of multiple school shooters, and you see why King had it pulled.
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