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With no [[MoralGuardians ratings system]], [[InfiniteCanvas no restrictions]], and nothing but your skills holding you back, the next update of your favourite {{webcomic}} might just be the one to be burned into your mind forever.

'''NOTE:''' ''[[SchmuckBait Tropers are naturally curious]]. Having them stumble into links which scar them for life is not to everyone's tastes. [[Administrivia/WeblinksAreNotExamples Merely adding a link without a description is not enough for an example.]] Remember, even a description of what's behind the link is still scary on its own.''
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!! Sub-pages:
[[index]]
* NightmareFuel/The10Doctors
* NightmareFuel/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja
* NightmareFuel/AvasDemon
* NightmareFuel/BrawlInTheFamily
* NightmareFuel/CommanderKitty
* NightmareFuel/CrouchingOstrichHiddenVulture
* NightmareFuel/CyanideAndHappiness
* NightmareFuel/{{Digger}}
* NightmareFuel/TheDreadful
* NightmareFuel/{{Drowtales}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Homestuck}}
* NightmareFuel/HyperboleAndAHalf
* NightmareFuel/{{Goblins}}
* NightmareFuel/GunnerkriggCourt
* NightmareFuel/LaMouetteNoire
* NightmareFuel/StandStillStaySilent
* NightmareFuel/OnePunchMan
* NightmareFuel/TheOrderOfTheStick
* NightmareFuel/{{Pacificators}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Precocious}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Webcomic/Prequel}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Roommates}}
* NightmareFuel/SandraAndWoo
* NightmareFuel/StandStillStaySilent
* NightmareFuel/StrongFemaleProtagonist
* NightmareFuel/{{Subnormality}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Sunstone}}
* NightmareFuel/ThroughRavensAndSongbirds
* NightmareFuel/VampireCheerleaders
* NightmareFuel/{{Xkcd}}
* NightmareFuel/{{Zoophobia}}
[[/index]]

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* [[http://www.whompcomic.com/ Whomp comic]]: [[http://www.whompcomic.com/2012/04/25/hair-today-bone-tomorrow/ This]] comic (25/4/2012) deals with what happens when your flesh falls off. Urgh.
* ''{{Achewood}}'' gives us [[http://achewood.com/index.php?date=09132005 Cartilage Head.]]
** The "Fast Times At Achewood High" arc (starting [[http://achewood.com/index.php?date=05092010 here]]) begins normally enough, but then it veers headlong into some pretty unnerving territory. To make this worse, [[MoodWhiplash this is coming off the heels of]] a pretty [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet arc]] with Philippe and his family. ''Thanks a fucking lot Onstad''
* On [[http://aikoniacomic.com/index.php?id=67 this page]] of ''{{Aikonia}}'', we are given a startling look at [[spoiler:the demon possessing]] Ariel and her very special student club. [[MonochromaticEyes No pupils? No problem!]]
* ''Webcomic/TheBongcheonDongGhost'' in its entirety.
* In ''{{Concession}}'' Joel/Miranda usually "infect" people by tentacle [[MindRape mind raping]] them as shown [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20090623 here]]. (NSFW)
** There's also this [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20080711 particularly traumatizing portrayal of Stan Lee]] played for humor. Shows the [[FurriesAreEasierToDraw other big reason]] [[UncannyValley not to use humans]]
** [[http://concessioncomic.com/index.php?pid=20091009 Alt-text]] [[LampshadeHanging Have I given you nightmares yet?]]
** And then this lovely bit [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/1067/ on Halloween.]]
*** You seem to have confused Concession with ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness''.
* ''WebComic/DeadOfSummer'', being a ZombieApocalypse scenario, runs on this. An example? [[http://www.deadofsummer.org/2008/01/07/comic-2126-bound-gagged/ This.]]
** There's also [[http://www.deadofsummer.org/2007/10/24/comic-2100-bug-bites/ Bug Bites]], where [[spoiler: [[Music/TheProtomen Commander]]]] is swarmed and bitten by insects so much that ''his movements are slowed''. On a later page, he screams that they're eating him alive.
* The thoroughly disturbing {{Gorn}} of the ''Dolcett Archives''. It's a series of webcomics about Gynophagia, that is cooking and eating women, sometimes alive. '''{{NSFW}} link''': http://www.necrobabes.org/dolcett/
* ''DominicDeegan'' - the last panel of [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2010-08-23 this strip]] makes it clear that [[spoiler:that guy Stunt left for dead is totally being consumed alive and ''conscious'' by the slimes. Just look into his eyes in that last panel...]]
* The horse....''thing'' from early in the run of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', seen [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050404 through the next five pages]].
** Zola's PsychoSerum - fueled rampage, culminating in panel 5 of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110103 this strip]]
* [[HedoneHigh Hedone High]]: "The Smote's Lullaby" is a fan song for an AUish animation. The basic story is that it's the singer warning their child about "The Smote" (Izm). They tell them various things that The Smote will do to them, including [[spoiler: sewing their mouth shut, blinding them, and then killing them.]] It gets even worse when you apply some [[FridgeHorror of the lyrics.]] "Please be good, my dear sweet child, or The Smote will get you too." Why is this scary? [[spoiler: This implies the singer has been/knows someone who has been killed already.]] Now think of the character in [[HedoneHigh Hedone High]] that cares for children, [[spoiler: was killed]], and knew The Smote personally...
* Grey from ''{{Inhuman}}'' His occasional backstory flashbacks occasionally show his body being torn apart/altered in various ways. That and the fact that whenever someone gets shot with the special Rulerist ammo, it's always in the face, and part of their head basically goes all 'splodey depending on where the bullet enters the face. It's happened twice. So far. Oh, and let's not forget Grey tearing that one guys organs out with a kitchen knife with a bit of a gut hook in the blade, and the one whose throat he slashed open, and the one he blasted with static electricity that he had built up over the day, the fact that Grey's a 'certified schizophrenic' (in his own words), the fact that his shadow LITERALLY talks to him (He's a telepath, interestingly enough. Other people see it too.) and the freaking headworms that sometimes sprout from various parts of his body and start trying to eat him alive. In fact, anyone who reads that comic and doesn't agree that it's some form of Nightmare Fuel should get their head checked. And perhaps the artist should too.
** It IS very graphic and a good read.
** The second flashback of Soshiko and Kyo's parents being murdered. Especially when it turns out that it was done [[spoiler:by Hekshanians.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'':
** Most notably the 'Games We Play In Hell' arc. 'Deeper and Worse' wasn't much better.
** The "Musical Holes" sequence in "The Games We Play in Hell". RapeAsDrama meets GladiatorGames, and it's a ''thousand'' times more nightmarish than it sounds.
** "Twist, Twist, Twist," if only for the "waitwhatWOAH, didn't see that coming" factor.
** Also, it's forerunner ''[[http://rtd.vitenka.com/Rtd1/index.phtml?page=00 Rework The Dead]]'', made possibly more terrifying by the fact that all the characters are furries. ZombieApocalypse... [-[[RecycledINSPACE WITH FURRIES!]]-].
** The premise for the story arc "Suffer" was becoming disturbing enough... [[FromBadToWorse then Drip]][[http://www.pholph.com/strip.php?id=5&sid=585 shows up.]]
** The arc, "What's Pissing Off Dalton," is terrifying. People are trapped underground after an earthquake, in an inclosed space with a psychopath off his meds who snaps at the drop of a hat, brutally beating people to death for the most minor of infractions...
* ''Webcomic/{{Kaspall}}'' has the Veritarc. The Veritarc is an entity born out of a children's scare story about lying, and we all know how terrifying those can be. He appears as a man in robes, carrying a walking stick, with his head covered with some manner of sack. The Veritarc comes for those who make a promise and break it... any promise, broken for any reason whatsoever. The Veritarc sends his children after you, living shadows that can appear from any dark place as though it were a door, and they collect you and send you to the Veritarc's home, a cold hall at the edge of the world. You can either sit there and wait for him, or run and make him chase you, but it's all the same, The Veritarc will slowly, relentlessly follow you, it's walking stick tapping in pace with every step he takes, until you can run no longer, and then he will catch you, and then... well, the next morning, they find you dead in your bed, with your little finger cut off.
* [[GenderBender The fate]] of the four [[JerkJock jerk jocks]] in ''TheWotch'' ''tries'' to be KarmicTransformation, but only manages to be utterly disturbing with the fact that 1) they're STUCK and 2) their memories of their former selves are ''erased'', leading to a disturbing case of NotHimself. And Jo? It's the WORST. They were going for funny, it ends up even more disturbing than the above. Also, what happened to [[spoiler: Scott, his girlfriend and Ivan]]. Damn YOU, Miranda.
** Ming Mei's story as well, with a huge dose of AssPull to boot. But really, let's say that the whole ''Consequences'' arc is HONF, especially because we ''know'' the leading girl has done a LOT OF DAMAGE, yet the aforementioned consequences NEVER COME.
* Almost all of ''LegoRobotcomics'', [[http://legorobotcomics.com/?id=71 this specific story]] and the next four pages are truly horrifying.
* [[spoiler: Phe's death]] from ''Webcomic/TheMeek.'' Made even more nightmarish from the fact that [[spoiler: her poisoning is VERY realistic. The tracheotomy is just icing on the cake.]]
** Followed shortly by the horrific way the [[spoiler: ambassador]] is killed in retribution.
** [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/05/17/2-36/ Dagre says]] [[http://www.meekcomic.com/2010/06/01/2-38/ hel lo.]]
* ''Main/{{Mindmistress}}'' - specifically, what MM does to [[http://mindmistress.comicgenesis.com/stolen36.htm Anansi Webb]]. For those who don't get it, she's [[spoiler:not really turning Anansi into a spider - but making her ''think'' she is works just as well...]]
* Some of the things seen in ''Webcomic/NatureOfNaturesArt'' are... ''disturbing'' (the fact that the characters are animals may or may not make it worse). For starters, the first arc, ''10%+'', involves sapient animals being stripped of their human-level intelligence and left as mindless base animals. Now think about the effects that would have on a human being...
** Meanwhile, ''Secretary'' has the [[spoiler:incomplete]] Malice Style, which can have such wonderful effects as [[spoiler:having your body fall apart with pieces of corn coming out and ''[[http://www.nofna.com/?T=1-1-12-217 punching the bones]] [[http://www.nofna.com/?T=1-1-12-218 out of your arm]]''. And the ''complete'' version of it... well, there's something to be said about ripping open a female jerboa's innards... which turn out to be inner demons in the form of jerboa fetuses... and to top it all off, as SV is dying, he has a hallucination of himself melting away into a skeleton]]. ''Secretary'' is just plain charming, isn't it?
* ''Webcomic/NoRestForTheWicked'': The witch sequence ''starts'' with the knowledge that they are looking for a serial killer of children. [[http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/03-33.html Starting here]], it piles on from there.
* ''PennyAndAggie'': [[http://pennyandaggie.com/index.php?p=1094 You and I, we have a lot to talk about...and so little time.]] Unlike most of the examples on this page, one can see this scenario playing out in RealLife. Which just makes it so much worse.
* [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1293 This]] strip from ''QuestionableContent''. ''I want to taste your fluids''
** [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1711 This]] guest strip. ''I want to taste your nightmares''
** [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1754 Dora]] the EldritchAbomination.
** [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1584 Mieville.]] Oh dear God. Played for laughs in the comic directly after that.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'''s "Schlocktoberfest" storylines ranged from the merely macabre to the downright terrifying. This editor is ''still'' trying to repress the 2007 storyline (involving, among other things, a grotesque, animated headless corpse, and nanobots leaping from said corpse after turning into miniature lizardlike monsters bent on destruction).
** The one from 2001 involving the crew fighting a bunch of ''Alien'' style creatures would have been scary enough, but having it ''from the alien children's point of view'' somehow made it even scarier and more depressing. The way Schlock finishes them all off is mild in comparison.
** Schlocktoberfest 2005 -- [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-11-09 Kevyn's assessment of what happened to PFC Adam Monk ]] [[spoiler: after being eaten alive by a megalodon]]; suddenly those healing upgrades don't seem like such a good idea after all....
* ''[[http://mysilverfilteredworld.comicgenesis.com/d/20091018.html Slashed, an Industrial Nightmare]]'' seems to exist for this purpose alone.
* ''VGCats'' made [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=275 FROSTY THE GODDAMN SNOWMAN]] horrifying.
* ''WapsiSquare'' has had many moments, such as [[http://wapsisquare.com/comic/the-smell-of-burning-spider/ this]] lovely little bit of EyeScream.
** Tina's Revelation that she was [[spoiler: the girl that was in the car that collided with the back of the bus that almost killed Monica]].
* ''TheZombieHunters''. They're [[TheUndead zombies]]. They outnumber you 100-to-1. They all [[EverythingIsTryingToKillYou want to eat you]]. But [[OurZombiesAreDifferent some of them]] retain just enough humanity that you feel sorry for them... which makes them far, far scarier than the [[NightOfTheLivingMooks shuffle-and-groan]] variety
** Basilisk zombies. Zombies that eat you alive are bad. Zombies that [[DeadlyGaze paralyze]] you by [[RedEyesTakeWarning looking]] at you, whereupon you can't fight, run, or ''[[AndIMustScream scream]]'' while the thing shambles over to eat you is... worse.
*** Here's some FacialHorror [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=157 goodness]]. [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=158 And after.]] Sweet dreams.
** And don't forget the [[TheBerserker Berserker]] zombies, that can [[SuperSpeed run]] over 30mph, are [[SuperStrength extremely strong]], and [[AxCrazy love]] to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]] their victims for as long as the person [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown can take]] before biting them. And they do all that while ''[[SlasherSmile grinning]]'' and ''[[TheHyena chuck]][[LaughingMad ling]]''. And they sometimes move in groups of ten to ''twenty''.
** And the Hunters: they're [[StealthExpert silent]], [[SuperSpeed fast]], [[SuperReflexes agile]], love to hang out in forests and building complexes, can jump [[LeParkour long distances]], and stalk their prey [[SuperPersistantPredator relentlessly]]. They are the ninjas of the zombie world.[[ParanoiaFuel There could be one right behind you now, and you'd never know until it took a bite out of you...]]
** And the Spitters. They don't [[BreathWeapon spit]] zombie virus or zombie attractant on you, they spit freaking [[HollywoodAcid ACID]] that [[ViralTransformation turns you]] into a zombie almost [[PoisonIsCorrosive instantly]] when it hits your bloodstream!
** The Howler (Think Siren from VideoGame/KillingFloor )
** Normally, TheZombieHunters doesn't really scare me that much. At best, I get disturbed by a few things here and there. But the scariest thing I've seen in the strip actually wasn't zombie related. Look [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=407 here]]. The faces in the first two panels. Those freak me out whenever I look at them. Normally, the artwork is very lovely to look at, but something is a bit...[[UncannyValley off]] with these guys' faces, don't you think?
* From late in the ''ProblemSleuth'' archives comes (spoilers) [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=4&p=001690 the most horrifying fractal ever]]. Just keep hitting "next", BTW.
* HannaIsNotABoysName: ''Lee.'' Especially when he [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=452 possesses]] [[http://hanna.aftertorque.com/?p=473 {...}]]
* ''[[http://www.vermillionworks.com/vp/ Vampire Phantasm]]'' & ''[[http://www.drunkduck.com/Vampire_Phantasm_X/ Vampire Phantasm Excrucio]]''. VP starts off with Orlock murdering the Jack's wife and baby daughter by ripping them to pieces, turning Jack into a vampire, and spending the next century torturing him into insanity. Excrucio is worse.
* Charlie and Jamie's respective backstories from KhaosKomix. Charlie [[spoiler: gets attacked by a classmate, [[TeensAreMonsters Natalie Geln]], for [[DisproportionateRetribution being a male-to-female transsexual]]. Natalie gives her a choice; either she subjects herself to a ''seriously'' TraumaticHaircut, or Tom, her [=FtM=] transsexual best friend, [[MoralEventHorizon GETS RAPED BY NATALIE'S POSSE OF BULLIES]]. After cutting Charlie's hair, Natalie reveals that [[ParanoiaFuel she knows where she lives and if she doesn't leave town she will attack her]] ''[[ParanoiaFuel again]]'', [[FridgeHorror possibly fatally this time]], [[ParanoiaFuel IN HER OWN HOME]]]]. Poor Charlie and Tom both had no other choice but to run. Jamie, meanwhile, was not only [[spoiler: ''raped'' by someone that he might have known quite well (his rapist being drawn in a seriously creepy NightmareFuelColoringBook way doesn't help at all) but he also had a ''brutally'' abusive HeteronormativeCrusader of a [[EvilMatriarch mom]]. When she catches Jamie PlayingDoctor with Alex, her immediate response is to "clean him". She does this by '''''[[MoralEventHorizon DOUSING HIM IN SCALDING HOT WATER UNTIL HE FINALLY CONFESSES THAT HE DID SOMETHING "UNCLEAN" AND PROMISES TO NEVER DO IT AGAIN]]''''']]. Dear ''god''.
* The [[ColdBloodedTorture deaths]] of Sean, Alec, Mao, and Evan in ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' are horrifying; Alec is given the chair, Evan is ''[[GroinAttack genitally mutilated by drills]]'', Sean is put on the firing range, and finally Mao '''has his limbs telekinetically bent and snapped, before his heart is exploded.''' *shiver*
** And it gets worse when you consider ''why'' they're being killed. Both in-universe and [[RealitySubtext out]], the four of them worked together on a parody of Sonichu. And that was it. Oh, and Evan had a character stolen from him and used in Sonichu and demanded the artist stop drawing the character and give it back. That's it. DisproportionateRetribution doesn't even ''begin'' to cover it.
** Can we just say the whole of Sonichu?
*** It's the [[PsychopathicManChild author's]] ''dream world''. All the horrible things are stuff ''he wants to happen''. '''[[FridgeHorror THINK ABOUT THAT.]]'''
*** The author is a DaydreamBeliever with a tenuous grasp on reality-he thinks that Sonichu is real. [[FridgeHorror Think about]] [[AGodAmI what that makes him]] [[GodIsEvil in his own mind.]]
** The author drawing ''graphic porn'' of a girl he befriended. Needless to say, they aren't friends anymore.
*** And then he drew graphic porn of ''his community college's dean''.
** [[PsychopathicManchild Christian]] [[NoSocialSkills Weston]] [[ItsAllAboutMe Chandler]] is either BileFascination incarnate, or ''Nightmare Fuel extraordinare.'' Thank God [[EpicFail he'll never succeed in anything but that.]]
* The alt-text that goes with [[http://xkcd.com/893/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip, particularly because we're on that path:
--->The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there's no good reason to go into space--each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision.
* [[http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2003/08/15 This strip]] from ''PennyArcade'' is both creepy ''and'' funny at the same time.
* Sometimes even ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has its moments. Probably the most prominent example is [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-01-06 Lord Tedd's rage]] and even Susan [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-07-02 can look terrifying]] with a [[BattleAura Hair Aura]].
** It may only [[ItMakesSenseInContext make sense in context,]] but [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-01-28 this]] definitely qualifies.
* In MoonCrest24, Morchego's (AKA: Pain Brain) ability allows her to transfer the pain she feels onto her opponent, and since Dwayne drilled her head, [[{{Squick}} yeah...]]
* [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=812#comic This]] strip of SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal. Especially when you read the AltText...
** [[spoiler: hi billy]]
* This woman giving a near SlasherSmile-like grin in this ''Last Kiss'' comic [[http://www.gocomics.com/lastkiss/2014/02/07]].
* ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'':
** [[http://www.dragonball-multiverse.com/en/page-342.html Pages 342 through 351]].
** U13 Kakarotto...[[http://www.dragonball-multiverse.com/en/pages/final/0610.png just see this page]] and Chapter 27... Made even more horrifying by the single fact that, had the Goku we know and love not hit his head as a child when his ship landed on earth, [[FridgeHorror that's what Goku would be today...]] Oh, it gets ''worse''. Turns out Kakarotto and Krillin were ''good friends'', and for one panel, we see Kakarotto being as innocent as his U18 counterpart.
** The Kaioshin's rather direct way of dealing with upcoming dangers, like killing Frieza and Cooler when they were children and Broly when he was an infant, in the Universe 1/10 Special was noted to be too violent by fans.
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