* ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters pre-game]] can fall into a mixture of this and FunnyAneurysmMoment from time to time. A lot of threads come off as ordinary high school RP fare... until you remember this is only setting up characterizations for the [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne actual storyline]]. As a result, sometimes pre-game threads can become particularly cringe-worthy as the game goes on, especially once you remember that the cute, likable character you've been reading gets [[BreakTheCutie broken]] and then [[KillTheCutie killed]], or alternatively, goes AxCrazy and ''then'' killed (bonus points if there is any {{Foreshadowing}}!).
* ''Evolution'' has plenty of this, once you start thinking about the nature of the powers. A fair portion of them qualify as BodyHorror, such as Johnny Marsh's transparent ''skin'', Iris Landon growing mold from her mouth, Keira [=MacDonald=]'s coughing up smoke, and Simon Matthew's '''flaming hot palms'''. A few abilities that don't sound too horrific still qualify; for example, Taryn Gregory having [[BloodyMurder crystallizing blood]] sounds bad enough already, until handlers applied FridgeLogic on what would happen during [[NoPeriodsPeriod certain times of the month]]. Add in the detail that even if these characters survived, most of them would be essentially be unable to live a normal life ever again, and Evo manages to be a deep well of NightmareFuel. After all, the concept essentially revolves around your average OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent getting abducted, [[PlayingWithSyringes experimented on]], given life-altering abilities, and then put through a death match. [[EvilutionaryBiologist And all in the name of evolution]].
* ''SOTF-TV'' can be seen as the more light-hearted version, especially when compared to the very bleak and depressing Program. However, when one thinks about the premise of TV, the horror sets in at the realization that millions of people are enjoying and sometimes actively rooting for teenagers to kill each other. The children in the show are seen more as characters than actual people and the trivialization of children's deaths can be terrifying and depressing, even moreso than Program.