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-> ''"[Rosalyn's] eyes had turned red, fangs began to grow out of her teeth, smoke bellowed out of her nose…"''
-->-- ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''

The sudden eruption of an enraged individual's head into that of a fauxdemonic monster many times its normal size, with bulging eyes, wagging tongue, pointed ears and teeth, and sometimes jets of steam or flame from its nostrils. Usually expected to cow the viewer into defeat or submission; usually doesn't work.

Rushing up to someone and getting in their face in a confrontational manner can have a similar effect.

Compare with ScaryFlashlightFace, GameFace, BurningWithAnger and LoomingSilhouetteOfRage. Close relative of NightmareFace. Also see ComicalAngryFace, where the character's head usually stays at a relatively normal size but still includes fangs or otherwise distorted teeth and bulging eyes. [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] [[Comicbook/RasAlGhul "the Demon's Head"]]. Or VideoGame/ClashAtDemonhead.


* A seemingly innocent little girl playing with her dollie in an Eggo Waffles commercial, when her brother tried snatching one of her waffles. "GET AWAY FROM MY EGGO!!!" indeed. Link to a video of that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud8p8gxqpJ4 here]]. It proved to be [[UncannyValley too scary]], so it was edited to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1XMjQKtoTQ this]].

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'': The Sextuplets do this to a {{Crossdressing}} Iyami, Dayon, and Chibita in Episode 10.
-->'''Osomatsu:''' [[BigShutUp SHUT UP!]] Rental girlfriends? You guys are nothing but [[YouMonster monsters!]] Look in the mirror, stupid.\\
'''Choromatsu:''' My ass hair is on fire, you uglies!\\
'''Karamatsu:''' Heh. I'm gonna barf.\\
'''Ichimatsu:''' Begone. I won't be able to eat.\\
'''Todomatsu:''' You're not even worth aroma planning.\\
'''Jyushimatsu:''' ''(pointing at Iyami)'' One out! ''(points to Chibita)'' Two outs! ''(points to Dayon)'' Three outs! CHANGE!\\
'''The Sextuplets:''' ''(all pointing, simultaneously)'' See ya, uglies! ''(walk away)''
* Sōun Tendō, and occasionally his daughters, from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''. Usually comes with an ArtShift that depicts the demon head in ukiyo-e style print, including spectral wisps and rolling flames, to explicitly reference traditional {{youkai}} artwork. It became such a RunningGag, that at one point a unimpressed Akane calmed him down by literally pulling a cork from it and causing it to fly off like a deflated balloon.
* Fujimura Taiga positively terrifies one of her students this way in the first episode of ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', reducing the boy to a state of BlueWithShock.
* Kiyomaro Takamine of ''Manga/ZatchBell'' (a.k.a. Kiyo) does this fairly often, even to having flames and heat-waves appear behind him.
* Yukino from ''Manga/KareKano'' had an extended sequence of chasing down someone who angered her while in full DemonHead mode.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''.
** Nami and Sanji have a tendency to do this a lot. Later on, it is actually ''weaponized'' by [[DragQueen Emporio Ivankov]].
* DaChief from ''Anime/DominionTankPolice'' is in a near-constant state of rage, complete with CrossPoppingVeins and bloodshot eyes; it doesn't take a lot to push him over the edge into full-blown DemonHead mode.
* An effect common in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime.
** "Leer" and "Scary Face", moves used in a battle, sometimes use this.
** Jesse of Team Rocket sometimes does this when she gets angry at James and Meowth, e.g. in "One Trick Phony".
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** Misty occasionally does it when she gets mad at Ash.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** You wouldn't expect Kagome to get to this point, but she does at least once.
** Shippo tries to stand in for Sango.
** Inu-Yasha himself does it at one point, too.
* In ''Manga/GegegeNoKitaro'', Kitaro's otherwise nice and quiet CatGirl friend Nekomusume would morph her face into a scary cat-monster when enraged or hungry for fish or mice. The version from ''Manga/HakabaKitaro'' is even ''worse'', since it's less cartoony and more horror-like.
* This happens a lot beginning in the late 200s to early 300s of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' when one character was yelling at another (usually in the more comedic episodes). Is usually Ran or Kogoro but could be anyone.
* ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai''
** Episode 8. Happens to head security maid Konoe Tsurugi while Taro is trying to get Cynthia to go to sleep.
** ''La Vérité''
*** Episode 1. Ikuyo Suzuki when she admits that she was lying.
*** Episode 5. Happens to Konoe again when Ryuuka asks to become one of the security maids protecting Taro. Konoe demands to know why they should hire Ryuuka, who is the leader of their enemies the Jihiyou family.
*** Episode 12. Two of Taro's personal maids get angry when the third keeps Taro to herself.
* ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' episode "Brittle Bullet". Haruko gets one when she's wearing an Elvis Presley costume and talking with Naota in his room.
* In ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', Miya is able to project one while maintaining a composed look. It still freaks out everyone that's looking at her at the time, however.
* In the early chapters/episodes of ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'', Iruka does this. A current theory on this is it's a combination genjutsu technique and some kind of technique that amplifies the users voice and vocal pressure, since you can see Naruto's hair ruffling in the wind as he's doing this.
* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': Dr. Knox stops Lan Fan and May Chang from trying to kill each other while both are injured and in his care. When May objects to him "trying to interfere with the affairs of their country", Dr. Knox does this, screaming that he doesn't ''care'' about the affairs of their country.
* In ''Anime/{{Tsuritama}}'', when Yuki Sanada gets really nervous his face becomes like this, but he can't help it. It's really very embarrassing for him.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The {{Animesque}} ''ComicBook/GoldDigger'' has a variation: Theodore Diggers' "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Flaming Skull Bit]]".

[[folder:Eastern Animation]]
* [=TuTu=]'s mother from ''Animation/DaErDuoTuTu'' is especially capable of doing this, to the point where her victims will undergo ShamefulShrinking.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Fanfic/FullmetalLol'', [[spoiler:Winry]] grows a second head that tears out Ed's bowels whenever he [[spoiler:[[BerserkButton breaks her automail]].]] And [[PlayedForLaughs it is hilarious!]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Anime/SpiritedAway'': Yubaba's head is already huge, and when she gets spitting-fire and tentacle-hair mad it's damn scary.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-Pdlxd_rro Large Marge]] from ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'' was a source of much trauma because of this.
* Similarly enough, the Librarian Ghost from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' also does this. Interestingly enough, an earlier version of this puppet was rejected because it was too scary but then recycled and used in the vampire film ''Film/FrightNight1985''.
* In the 1980s vampire film ''Film/FrightNight1985'', the third phase of vampiric transformation is just like this.
* The dog PC in the film ''PAWS'' does this to scare off the main character's annoying little sister.

* Bes from ''Literature/TheKaneChronicles'', whose trademark attack is to scare the shit out of his opponent by distorting his face hideously and screaming "BOO!" Not that he's that handsome when he's not making that face.

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* More than a few {{youkai}} and {{obake}} are capable of doing this. Gaki, a type of life-stealing ghost created from humans who died of starvation (or while feeling avaricious or envious), are shapeshifters in general, but delight in suddenly assuming ghastly visages to startle and terrify. Ran, a CuteMonsterGirl from ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', is loosely based on the Gaki. According to traditional lore, Oni women normally look extremely beautiful, but can become terrifyingly ugly when angry or jealous.

[[folder: Stand-Up Comedy]]
* Creator/BillCosby has this happen in his ''Chocolate Cake for Breakfast'' sketch; his wife comes downstairs and sees, [[TitleDrop well, her kids having chocolate cake for breakfast]], although it's more of a DemBones-head.
-->''"I've often heard of people having a conniption, but I'd never seen one. You don't wanna see 'em! My wife's face...split. The skin and hair split and came off of her face so that there was nothing except the skull! And orange light came out of her hair and it lit all around! And fire shot from her eye sockets and began to burn my stomach! And she screamed, in this Banshee's voice; 'WHERE DID THEY GET CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM!?'"''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'', Kabal has a fatality where he removes his mask, exposing his horrifically scarred face. As per this trope, it appears to us with greatly increased size, glowing eyes, wagging tongue, and a rather chilling scream. This actually manages to scare his victims to death.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'':
** White Mage in [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2004/11/11/episode-481-black-belt-walks-into-a-bar/ this installment]]. (Scroll down a bit.)
** [[spoiler:Chaos later appears as one of these on Sarda's body after Sarda overloaded himself with magic power.]]
* [[Webcomic/ProblemSleuth Mobster Kingpin]] transforms into [[OneWingedAngel Demonhead Mobster Kingpin]], who is predictably one of these. What's notable about this, however, is that once he transforms, he ''stays'' looking like that.
* ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''
** [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0074.html Pauline can get quite scary if she wants.]]
** [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0236.html Played very straight by Angelo.]] It's just another hint that he's not quite human.
* The Operator does this [[http://mansionofe.comicgenesis.com/d/20030919.html at one point]] in ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE''.
* Professor Dr. from ''Webcomic/TheBMovieComic'' [[http://www.bmoviecomic.com/?cid=904 uses it in the fifth movie]] to get an answer from Mopey. According to TheRant, he learned it from Sōun Tendō.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'' review of ''Film/GoodBurger'', when the line "Welcome to [[TitleDrop Good Burger]], home of the Good burger. Can I take your order?" is said for the last time, the nostalgia critic replies; "Yes. '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPd_Ktr7FWk DIIIIIIIIIIIIE!!!]]'''" and his face is replaced by that of the Balrog from the ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Lord of the Rings]]''.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Ozu from ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' tends to do this when angered. However, most of the characters work for him, so this generally ''does'' work, if only because he can fire all of them.
* Exhibited several times by Starfire in the {{Animesque}} ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', usually when another girl was flirting with Robin, and once by Raven in silhouette.
* ''Once'', and ''only'' once by the title character on the Asian-influenced ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', complete with waving arms, BlankWhiteEyes, CrossPoppingVeins, and face reddening. Due in part of the show's well-known characteristic of disdaining from over-the-top cartoony anime tropes in favor of utilizing the more cinematic style of anime, the effect overall left a bad taste in the mouths of viewers.
* ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' has a very creepy example of this in the episode "Courage in the Big Stinkin' City", with a girl playing the violin that Courage walks in on that changes into claymation.
** Eustace also achieves a similar effect with a giant mask he [[HammerSpace pulls out of nowhere.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'': Numbuh 3 when you make her mad. Complete with [[FireballEyeballs flaming eyes]] and [[ScaryTeeth truckloads of razor-sharp teeth]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies''. Happens to Sam and WesternAnimation/MartinMystery in the {{crossover}} episode "Totally Mystery Much?"
* The title character on ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', usually mild-mannered to a fault, gets really angry at Filburt for making Rocko miss the deadline on a sale at the grocery store, and does this when threatening to do something NOT VERY NICE!!
* [[BewareTheNiceOnes Pinkie]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes Pie]] is seen doing this in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Last Round-Up", while being extremely furious because she thinks the normally-honest Applejack is [[BerserkButton trying to weasel out of a promise]], which is [[ExactWords not what she's actually doing]].
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' ''APPLEJACK! '''[[VoiceOfTheLegion YOU PINKIE PROMISED!!]]'''''
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' uses this sometimes, such as [=SpongeBob=] yelling at Mr Krabs that he wants to go to bed in "Argh!", Plankton yelling "GET OUT!" in "New Leaf" after Mr. Krabs destroyed his properties, and most recently "Squid Plus One", used by Squidward twice.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': {{Parodied}} when, near the end of "Hit The Diamond", five Homeworld Rubies fuse into one ''giant'' Ruby Fusion and then demand the Crystal Gems to tell them where [[spoiler: Jasper]] is.