"What happened to all the sadness and horror that used to traumatize children in the '80s? Where did we go wrong? Fortunately, the traumatizing moments are still there, just better hidden."No, not last week's leftover tuna casserole. Fridge Horror is, simply put, when something becomes terrifying after the fact. Maybe you thought about this or that plot point a little too hard, and suddenly you realize that everyone was trapped in stasis forever, or that the lovable child will grow up in a world where everyone around her is dead. This can be either intentional or unintentional by the author. Fridge Horror comes in two flavors:
- Frozen-By-Time: As a young one, you are too young to comprehend the Nightmare Fuel right before your eyes, but as an older person, you immediately wonder how you got through it unscarred.
- Quickthaw: The Nightmare Fuel isn't there until you take a good, long, deep thought and think about it.
- Anime and Manga
- Comic Books
- Fan Works
- Live-Action TV
- Newspaper Comics
- Tabletop Games (merged Card Games and Tabletop RPGs)
- Theme Parks
- Video Games
- Web Comics
- Web Original
- Western Animation
- Claire Lynch, which dominates discussions concerning TNA's worst angle, becomes even worse when one stops to think about it. Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian accuse Dixie Carter of having an affair with her employee, AJ Styles. To put an end to the accusations Carter and Styles present a pregnant drunken crackhead, Claire Lynch, who they were secretly helping rehab. Undaunted, Daniels and Kazarian find "photographic evidence" proving Styles the father of Lynch's child, that of Styles half asleep with Lynch posing over him. Rather either A)argue it's not evidence of sex or B) get a paternity test to see, Styles challenges Daniels to a match with the stipulation he will just accept the child if he loses or take a paternity test if he wins. As illogical as that all is one little bit during the build up to the match made it all so much worse when Styles insisted he had no sexual attraction towards Lynch and could have only ended up in such a position if drugged. This basically means Styles was wagering the possibility of raising a child conceived by his rapist. TNA didn't drop the angle because anyone with authority realized or cared about these implications but because "Lynch" realized people might have found out what her day job was and didn't want to be on television anymore.