History NightmareFuel / StephenKing

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.
25th Aug '16 12:17:28 PM Sharlee
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** Also the strong implication that it can mess with peoples' minds to encourage them to keep it near them and wind up its key. (The fact that Hal never even considers the option of ''destroying'' the monkey - taking it to bits, or at least removing its arms so it can't clang its cymbals anymore - suggests the FridgeHorror possibility that it's influencing him ''all the time'', not just when it tempts him to wind it.)
10th Jul '16 1:04:07 AM Coenobium
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** Also that really creepy lawn jockey.
9th Jun '16 1:36:36 PM SithPanda16
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* ''NightmareFuel/SalemsLot''
9th Jun '16 1:36:03 PM SithPanda16
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* ''NightmareFuel/SalemsLot''
7th Jun '16 3:06:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[GeraldsGame Gerald's Game]]''. This one is psychological rather than monster-related. It has everything: paranoia, delusion, voices, and a dog eating Jessie's dead husband. She is handcuffed to the bed and as she gets more dehydrated she starts to hear more and more voices, coupled with someone she thinks is moving around the house while she is helpless, but for most of the story it seems this is another hallucination. She finally escapes by [[spoiler: slicing her wrists open on a shard of glass to provide lubricant to tear her hands out of the manacles. She ends up ripping a ton of skin off and almost dying from blood loss.]] Later she writes a letter to one of the people whose voice she heard, which involves [[InfoDump explaining what really happened and what her recovery process was]].

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* ''[[GeraldsGame Gerald's Game]]''.''Literature/GeraldsGame''. This one is psychological rather than monster-related. It has everything: paranoia, delusion, voices, and a dog eating Jessie's dead husband. She is handcuffed to the bed and as she gets more dehydrated she starts to hear more and more voices, coupled with someone she thinks is moving around the house while she is helpless, but for most of the story it seems this is another hallucination. She finally escapes by [[spoiler: slicing her wrists open on a shard of glass to provide lubricant to tear her hands out of the manacles. She ends up ripping a ton of skin off and almost dying from blood loss.]] Later she writes a letter to one of the people whose voice she heard, which involves [[InfoDump explaining what really happened and what her recovery process was]].
20th May '16 10:44:37 AM Seanette
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* The ending of {{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 {{Revival}}.''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.'']]
13th Apr '16 10:55:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** And then there's "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut" (a short story). The eponymous dimension is literally accessed by wormholes. Now imagine if you couldn't find a wormhole out, or the car crashed. Given the creatures of Literature/TheTalisman, TheMist, Literature/FromABuick8, Franchise/TheDarkTower series, TheJaunt and nearly every other inter-dimensional tale by Stephen King, we can only assume that such an event would not end well. Mrs. Todd drives maniacally enough to continually find new wormholes, each new route displays a new forest layout, and Mrs. Todd is obviously so warped from her experience that she might purposefully trap herself (and any passengers) in it. If you stumbled upon one of these routes naturally, you wouldn't sleep for decades. If you were guided by the only actual ''expert'', you run a high risk of not being alive if you get out.

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** And then there's "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut" (a short story). The eponymous dimension is literally accessed by wormholes. Now imagine if you couldn't find a wormhole out, or the car crashed. Given the creatures of Literature/TheTalisman, TheMist, Literature/TheMist, Literature/FromABuick8, Franchise/TheDarkTower series, TheJaunt and nearly every other inter-dimensional tale by Stephen King, we can only assume that such an event would not end well. Mrs. Todd drives maniacally enough to continually find new wormholes, each new route displays a new forest layout, and Mrs. Todd is obviously so warped from her experience that she might purposefully trap herself (and any passengers) in it. If you stumbled upon one of these routes naturally, you wouldn't sleep for decades. If you were guided by the only actual ''expert'', you run a high risk of not being alive if you get out.
6th Mar '16 10:05:52 PM WanderingBrowser
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** ''The Long Walk'' - An easy comparison to make to ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', an alternate universe America has 100 teen boys pulled from all fifty states to compete in "The Walk".

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** ''The Long Walk'' - An easy comparison to make to ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' and ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', an alternate universe America has 100 teen boys pulled from all fifty states to compete in "The Walk". What is "The Walk"? A literal ''death march'', forcing the contestants to walk an impossibly huge distance at gunpoint; anyone who slows down for too long, stops or tries to flee is shot dead. ''Why'' do they do this awful, pointless thing? ...No reason is ever given. It's just what's done.
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