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5th May '18 11:35:12 AM AnOverusedUsername
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* Also, did we forget to mention you may (or may not) occasionally hear [[spoiler: Isaac's mother]] yell her son's name whenever you clear Basement 1 as of the latest Booster Pack?
1st May '18 6:33:35 PM Rex-Blanchimont-ZERO
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* The designs for bosses in Wrath of the Lamb are horrifying, such as The Husk (pictured above). The new bosses seem to be the old ones... After you killed them. Most of them look absolutely horrible, [[UrineTrouble Peep]] looks the worst by far. He seems to have collapsed on the inside and [[EyeScream is bleeding from his eyesockets.]] [[http://i.imgur.com/JPGfDSm.jpg Here is the poster.]]
** Thankfully his design becomes less terrifying and much, MUCH more rage-inducing once you get the chance to [[ThatOneBoss actually fight him.]]

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* The designs for bosses in Wrath of the Lamb are horrifying, such as The Husk (pictured above). The new bosses seem to be the old ones... After [[BackFromTheDead after you killed them. them]]. Most of them look absolutely horrible, but [[UrineTrouble Peep]] Peep's]] (now known as The Bloat) looks the worst by far. He seems to have collapsed on the inside and [[EyeScream is bleeding from his eyesockets.]] [[http://i.imgur.com/JPGfDSm.jpg Here is Here's the poster.]]
** Thankfully That said, while the nightmares of his design becomes less terrifying and much, MUCH more rage-inducing once appearance will probably diminish sooner or later, The Bloat will likely continue to give you get the chance to nightmares [[ThatOneBoss actually fight him.of a different kind...]]



** And now we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aBb0M8HRCQ&channel=nicalisinc the very NSFW release date trailer]] for Rebirth. Sweet dreams!

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** And now we have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aBb0M8HRCQ&channel=nicalisinc the very NSFW release date trailer]] for Rebirth. Sweet dreams!dreams...



* The TrueFinalBoss of Sheol simply ''smiles'' before fighting you. It's unnerving.

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* The {{Satan}}, the TrueFinalBoss of Sheol simply ''smiles'' before fighting you. It's unnerving.



*** This one probably diminishes over time thanks to the description (''Yay, cancer!'') and how Isaac can simply drop it... though it's still rather chilling.



* [[spoiler:Isaac transforming into a demon]] in the final ending sounds awesome, right? ''[[NightmareFuel It's]] [[DownerEnding not]]''.

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* [[spoiler:Isaac transforming into a demon]] in the final ending sounds awesome, right? ''[[NightmareFuel It's]] [[DownerEnding not]]''. [[spoiler: And that breathing will haunt you for life...]]



* In ''Rebirth'', pretty much '''everything about End 16!''' [[spoiler:That breathing will haunt you for life...]]


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*** Eventually, [[WordOfGod Edmund McMillen stated on his Twitter that]] [[spoiler: [[https://twitter.com/edmundmcmillen/status/922696151651860480 "Hush is what Isaac sees his fate/death as (that being Blue Baby/???), and fighting it as it grows closer."]]]]


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* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpW0eWMkdJw trailer]] for "The Forgotten" update. It shows [[spoiler: Isaac's mother burying his skeleton after finding him dead in the chest]]. While this isn't too creepy on its own (it's more {{Tearjerker}} territory), the background music, "Hush (Jesus Loves Uke)", makes it at least a little creepy... [[spoiler: And then in TheStinger, [[NotQuiteDead Isaac's/The Forgotten's skeletal hand bursts from his grave]], [[JumpScare without any warning.]]]]
29th Mar '18 9:53:18 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the [[GameBreakingBug bugs]] of the game just fiddle with mook and boss behaviour, or lock you out of certain things. Some other bugs, however, are genuinely terrifying. One of the most persistent bugs happens after clearing a level, when, [[spoiler:after the game apparently freezing, replaces the bad dream intermission scene with a version completely in black and white, a la SinCity]]. Guaranteed to make you defecate bricks the first time you see it. Even more disturbingly still, no one really knows if it is a bug, an intentional feature, or [[ThrowItIn both]].

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* Most of the [[GameBreakingBug bugs]] of the game just fiddle with mook and boss behaviour, or lock you out of certain things. Some other bugs, however, are genuinely terrifying. One of the most persistent bugs happens after clearing a level, when, [[spoiler:after the game apparently freezing, replaces the bad dream intermission scene with a version completely in black and white, a la SinCity]].''ComicBook/SinCity'']]. Guaranteed to make you defecate bricks the first time you see it. Even more disturbingly still, no one really knows if it is a bug, an intentional feature, or [[ThrowItIn both]].
26th Feb '18 7:32:37 AM AlienPatch
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCMQT9s2qBA The trailer for Afterbirth+.]] Jesus CHRIST.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCMQT9s2qBA The trailer for Afterbirth+.]] Jesus CHRIST. [[spoiler: It shows a far more polished 3d animation of Isaac in his decrepit room drawing a picture of Guppy. All is well...until he starts bleeding from his nose. As that happens, all hell breaks loose, quite literally: the walls crack and insects appear, dead souls come from below his bed and demons start taunting him. Desperate, [[HopeSpot he flees to his chest to hide inside...but the monsters open the chest and enter it to attack poor Isaac. All of it in first person]]]].
** As if that wasn't bad enough, depending on how much do you believe this trailer, [[FridgeHorror the final ending adds another layer of horror to what we see]]: [[spoiler: the monsters no doubt spawn from Isaac's insanity, but [[FridgeHorror what if he didn't actually try to commit suicide in the end? What if he was merely trying to escape his inner demons and they somehow got to him anyways]]]]?



* While the (presumably) [[DownerEnding final ending]] of the series is more of a TearJerker, it can swing back this way. Isaac's breath [[spoiler:speeding up and slowing down and slowly turning blue as he suffocates in the chest]] is already bad enough, it has a huge dose of AdultFear in that [[spoiler:Isaac believes himself to be a demon and committed suicide after his family broke up]]. A ''[[spoiler:young boy committing suicide]]'', no less. Perhaps the most haunting aspect is when the camera pans through a wall of photographs and drawings, which starts normal, until [[spoiler:Isaac begins to draw himself as a demon]] with his parents arguing in the background.

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* While the The (presumably) [[DownerEnding final ending]] of the series is more of a TearJerker, it can swing back both this way.and a massive TearJerker. Isaac's breath [[spoiler:speeding up and slowing down and slowly turning blue as he suffocates in the chest]] is already bad enough, it has a huge dose of AdultFear in that [[spoiler:Isaac believes himself to be a demon and committed suicide after his family broke up]]. A ''[[spoiler:young boy committing suicide]]'', no less. Perhaps the most haunting aspect is when the camera pans through a wall of photographs and drawings, which starts normal, until [[spoiler:Isaac begins to draw himself as a demon]] with his parents arguing in the background.background.
** In fact, all of the game turns into a massive example of FridgeHorror because of this ending. [[spoiler: Every single thing in Isaac's horrifying journey, the sicknesses, the tumors, the bullying from his peers, the injuries from items like the nine inch nails, the malformed "twins", the brothers and sisters, the demons, places like the womb or its twisted versions, ''his very mother being a lovecraftian monster''...[[AllJustADream all of it were part of Isaac's lunacy and self-hatred]]. Talk about KidsAreCruel]].
16th Nov '17 5:20:39 AM FlakyPorcupine
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21st Aug '17 1:01:58 PM GoldenKeyblade
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[[caption-width-right:333:Say hello to The Husk, one of the many nightmares you'll see in this game.]]

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[[caption-width-right:333:Say hello to [[caption-width-right:333:This is The Husk, one of the many nightmares you'll see in this game.game. Believe it or not, he's one of the ''less'' dangerous ones.]]
8th Jul '17 11:56:40 AM nombretomado
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* The Halloween update included a new level, Sheol. Which, to quote TheOtherWiki, is: "The earliest conception of the afterlife in the Jewish scriptures. [[TheNothingAfterDeath A place of darkness to which all dead go, regardless of the moral choices made in life]], and where they are 'removed from the light of God'". You know, [[UpToEleven just in case this game wasn't dark enough!]]

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* The Halloween update included a new level, Sheol. Which, to quote TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, is: "The earliest conception of the afterlife in the Jewish scriptures. [[TheNothingAfterDeath A place of darkness to which all dead go, regardless of the moral choices made in life]], and where they are 'removed from the light of God'". You know, [[UpToEleven just in case this game wasn't dark enough!]]
26th Jun '17 12:32:16 AM greatpikminfan
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* In the Shop floor of Greed Mode (not to be confused with the regular shops seen throughout), some of the waves include harmless shopkeepers/secret room corpses that spawn alongside enemies. This would be par for the course of the game's creepiness, but it gets worse when one considers what it might represent: [[spoiler:As the gameplay is all-but confirmed to be a metaphor for Isaac's imagination as he gets closer and closer to death, and the Keeper (a playable shopkeeper) is the version of a deceased Isaac we see after Greed Mode, it could represent Isaac's mind throwing more and more corpses to remind him what is going to happen since he remains suffocating in his chest. In other words, as the Shop is pretty far in to a Greed Mode run, he's getting close to death by that point -- something that the shopkeepers growing in number around him could represent.]] Then there's the more obvious ParanoiaFuel: Imagine turning around in the middle of a room swarming with enemies, finding dead bodies of ''you'' that don't move or do anything, but are slowly growing in number.

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* In the Shop floor of Greed Mode (not to be confused with the regular shops seen throughout), some of the waves include harmless shopkeepers/secret room corpses that spawn alongside enemies. This would be par for the course of the game's creepiness, but it gets worse when one considers what it might represent: [[spoiler:As the gameplay is all-but confirmed to be a metaphor for Isaac's imagination as he gets closer and closer to death, and the Keeper (a playable shopkeeper) is the version of a deceased Isaac we see after Greed Mode, it could represent Isaac's mind throwing more and more corpses to remind him what is going to happen since he remains suffocating in his chest. In other words, as the Shop is pretty far in to a Greed Mode run, he's getting close to death by that point -- something that the shopkeepers growing in number around him could represent.]] Then there's the more obvious ParanoiaFuel: Imagine turning around in the middle of a room swarming with enemies, finding dead bodies of ''you'' that don't move or do anything, but definitely weren't there before and are slowly growing in number.
26th Jun '17 12:30:39 AM greatpikminfan
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* In the Shop floor of Greed Mode (not to be confused with the regular shops seen throughout), some of the waves include harmless shopkeepers/secret room corpses that spawn alongside enemies. This would be par for the course of the game's creepiness, but it gets worse when one considers what it might represent: [[spoiler:As the gameplay is all-but confirmed to be a metaphor for Isaac's imagination as he gets closer and closer to death, and the Keeper (a playable shopkeeper) is the version of a deceased Isaac we see after Greed Mode, it could represent Isaac's mind throwing more and more corpses to remind him what is going to happen since he remains suffocating in his chest. In other words, as the Shop is pretty far in to a Greed Mode run, he's getting close to death by that point -- something that the shopkeepers growing in number around him could represent.]] Then there's the more obvious ParanoiaFuel: Imagine turning around in the middle of a room swarming with enemies, finding dead bodies of ''you'' that don't move or do anything, but are slowly growing in number.
6th Jun '17 12:57:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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However, a lot of the game's horror can count as Tear Jerker. Isaac is abused and destitute, always unloved, always hated, in a house with an overly religious -- and also homicidally, sociopathically insane -- mother who hears voices. Oh, and the gateway to the Underworld is underneath his house filled with undead or otherwise demonic abominations of all kinds, that also adds a little bit to it.

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However, a lot of the game's horror can also count as Tear Jerker.TearJerker. Isaac is abused and destitute, always unloved, always hated, in a house with an overly religious -- and also homicidally, sociopathically insane -- mother who hears voices. Oh, and the gateway to the Underworld is underneath his house filled with undead or otherwise demonic abominations of all kinds, that also adds a little bit to it.
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