''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7130563/1/Camp_Nightmare Camp Nightmare]]'' is a ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' DarkFic by [=OnTheEdge7830=].

Calvin and Hobbes are sent to a day camp where everything is [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly sweet.]] Despite this, things go alright for them, right?

Wrong. ''Dead'' wrong, in fact.

After discovering the staff bathroom is filled with the partially-eaten corpses of children, the duo find themselves in a fight for their lives against the day camp staff, whose [[ImAHumanitarian practices]] and [[{{Cult}} origins]] grow increasingly sinister...
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!!This fanfic provides examples of:
* AnAxeToGrind: Jerome intends to [[OffWithHisHead behead]] Calvin with a hatchet.
* AuthorAppeal: The duo listen to Nickelback in the bathroom.
* BigWhat: Calvin when he learns the news.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Jerome's fate, thanks to the police.]]
* {{Cult}}: The day camp is just one installment of one of these.
* DisposingOfABody: Taken UpToEleven - the staff bathroom has ''dozens'' of child corpses.
* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]: [[spoiler:The "day camp" is closed, Jerome [[BoomHeadshot taken care of]], and Calvin and Hobbes, though a little shaken, remain unharmed.]]
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords]]: From [[spoiler:Jerome]]:
--> [[spoiler:"In the name of our {{cult}}, I make..."]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: See IncomingHam below.
--> '''Hobbes:''' [[LampshadeHanging What did he mean by, "just right"?]]\\
'''Calvin:''' [[GenreBlind I dunno, probably just some weird adult lingo.]]
* FromBadToWorse: Two of them.
** See WhamLine below.
** The revelation that the camp is a ''very'' widespread {{cult}}.
* GodwinsLaw: InUniverse - Calvin compares the camp to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz_concentration_camp Auschwitz.]] Ironic, given that the camp is on ''par'' with that place...
* HighPressureEmotion: Calvin, shortly before belting out a BigWhat.
* ImAHumanitarian: The counselors ''eat'' little kids.
* IncomingHam: Jerome's first words in the fic.
--> "Oh, WONDERFUL! He's six, right? That's the age limit! In other words, [[{{Foreshadowing}} JUST RIGHT!]] I assure you, ma'am, your son will have a DEE-LIGHTFUL time here!"
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident:
--> '''Jackie:''' Absolutely. We "accidentally" burn down the building, tell everyone we couldn't get the kids out in time, and we look injured, so everyone knows the building collapsed.
* MonsterClown: The counselors.
* NonIndicativeName: Hugs and Snuggles Day Camp is ''far'' from what the name suggests.
* OffWithHisHead: Jerome tries to do this to Calvin with [[AnAxeToGrind a hatchet.]]
* PoliceAreUseless: [[spoiler: Thankfully subverted. Calvin attempts to get a police officer to believe him, and he doesn't until Jerome comes crashing through, at which point he gets [[BoomHeadshot a shot to the skull.]]]]
* RoomFullOfCrazy: The basement of the camp is covered with the cult's symbol.
* SayMyName: Calvin's mom does this when telling him the news.
* SummerCampy: Hugs and Snuggles Day Camp. [[spoiler:It doesn't turn out well.]]
* TastesLikeDiabetes: InUniverse - Calvin and Hobbes think this of Hugs and Snuggles Day Camp. Then it starts going downhill ''fast''.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Hobbes upchucks after discovering the bodies.
* WhamLine: The end of Chapter 2, revealing the DarkFic nature of the story.
--> "Cool!" Calvin said. "But what's down there? It's so dark, I can't see anything. Hey! Cats have night vision, right? Use that!"\\
"Fine," Hobbes said. He looked down, then doubled over and [[VomitIndiscretionShot threw up.]]\\
"What? What is it?" Calvin asked frantically.\\
"See for yourself," Hobbes moaned, clutching his chest.\\
Calvin grabbed a light bulb overtop a stall, extended it, and shone it inside the hole.\\
[[DisposingOfABody It was filled with bodies.]]
** And then, shortly afterwards, in Chapter 3:
--> "Good." Jerome. "Do we know the story?"\\
"Absolutely," Jackie said. [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident "We "accidentally" burn down the building, tell everyone we couldn't get the kids out in time, and we look injured, so everyone knows the building collapsed."]]\\
"Excellent!" Jerome said. [[ImAHumanitarian "I bet those kids will taste good, too."]]
*** Then:
--> "But what does the skull signal mean?" Calvin said.\\
"I'll tell you what it means, Calvin!" came a voice. The duo turned around. Jerome and his cohorts were standing behind them. "It's only the symbol of our {{cult}}. It has branches all over the world. We are only this town's branch."
* WouldHurtAChild: The camp counselors ''[[ImAHumanitarian eat]]'' little kids.
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-->... [[Fanfic/CampNightmare How about we put that light away and pretend this never happened, OK?]]