* [[TheBully Scut Farkus]]: with yellow eyes, so help me God! When he first shows up, he's [[EvilLaugh laughing maniacally]] and chasing Ralphie, Flick and Schwartz.
** Schwartz's screaming "uncle!" while being essentially tortured is pretty disturbing.
** Just before that freak gets the beatdown from Ralphie, he taunts the latter with faux-crying. The zoom-in on Scuts face while he does that and the shrill noise he makes is just....*shivers*. Gawd! That's one UGLY kid!
* The scary department store Santa going into slow motion, with the music in the background slowing down to match.
** Aided and abetted by the 1st Person POV fisheye camera shots as Ralphie goes up to see him. We see a distorted and fast view of a very bitter Santa (with lurid red nose) and two mean elves! HO... HO... HO.....
* Schwartz being the victim of [[AbusiveParents quite audible child abuse]] after Ralphie scapegoats him for the fudge incident.
* The expression on Ralphie's face in [[http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/17/1723/RS53D00Z/posters/a-christmas-story.jpg the DVD cover]] for the movie is rather... [[SlasherSmile disturbing]].