Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, were chock-full of nightmarish situations and bizarre mental imagery. The fact that the woodcut illustrations portrayed most of the human characters as hideously ugly with grotesquely large heads didn't help much, either. Examples include:
The train scene in "Through The Looking Glass". Every single passenger on the train talks in unison and say the creepiest things like "poor child she should know where she is even if she can't remember her own name".
`If that there King was to wake,' added Tweedledum, `you'd go out— bang!—just like a candle!' Existential terror.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe. All mimsy were the borogroves, and the mome raths outgrabe. Spine-chilling.
The Jabberwocky illustration in the original book.Enjoy.
Alice almost drowning in her own tears. Not only is she so traumatized by everything so far that she bursts into tears, but it almost kills her.
The Duchess's Song which includes lyrics of "shaking a baby every time it sneezes"
Imagine living under a legal system which is based entirely on the whims of a bad tempered Jerk Ass who can have a person beheaded for even the slightest annoyance. And she annoys easily. While the King pardons all of the Queen's victims, he always has to do it in secret and we don't know how long it's going to last...