Ashley Wilson's hallucination of her face melting in "Bewitched?"
While the demons in the same tract are little more than mouthpieces for Jack Chick's bizarre views and conspiracy theories, their appearances are distinctly discomfiting. With faces like melting wax, they look like they could fit in well on a psychological horror movie, if they would just stop ranting about ecumenism.
Frequently, Scare 'Em Straight methods are used by Chick to the point where a reader feels sick reading some of his work. For example, in Happy Halloween, a mother only feels bad for her son because he lost heaven, but says he deserves it for not going to Sunday School.
Perhaps even more horrifying, or just as horrifying, is the fact that the boy's family is actually smiling and cheering as though nothing is wrong after their possibly only son is mowed down in the streets! Any ordinary parent, after their son died, would be a tad upset, if not furious, when a person tells them that their son is going to Hell the day after he died, but these parents just forget about their child and start laughing in joy when they realize they aren't going to Hell. What about that son of theirs? Who cares? They aren't going to end up like that horrible wretch for being a kid!
Same goes for Lance in "No Fear?": after he commits suicide and his friend Dolly is saved from the same fate by converting to fundamentalist Christianity along with her sister, they just forget about him, as if they're happy that they didn't end up in hell like Lance, who has just burned up and vanished into "the darkness outside". Seriously, they have no respect for the dead or even visit them, which brings out the "Christian" message that people should only care about themselves and forget about others if they die heathens.
Lance has a fairly terrifying scene in Hell. First his leg catches fire, then his entire body is ablaze, then the scene fades to black with only his screams. This time, Chick didn't settle for people falling into Hell and/or the Lake of Fire, or surveying their new surroundings in despair, but actually showed what it's like to burn alive.
A probably unintentional example of nightmare fuel occurs in the same tract, when a cat turns its head around like Reagan from The Exorcist to look at two demons outside of a window. While this is probably just a poorly executed drawing, the cat doesn't look like something that you would want to meet in a dark alley.
Some of the tracts are a little jarring, like "The Thing", especially the final.
Satan's appearance at the end of Somebody Goofed and Oops! He has this weird mix of positively goofy and grotesque that manages to somehow combine into disturbing. While the dialogue's ridiculous, the face sure isn't.
The nightmarish cherry on top of the sundae of fear: this is somebody's actual beliefs. Jack Chick is totally serious.
"Lisa," and the thought that someone somewhere may actually believe that raping your elementary-school-aged daughter and sharing her with a neighbor - oh, and also giving her herpes, apparently - is something that can be fixed with a little prayer. If Jack Chick's monstrous interpretation of God would forgive that so easily, then why not just hang with Satan? Or the Papal Conspiracy?
Because they don't want to be forgiven.
It's not just that everything is fixed because you tell Jesus you're really sorry, but in Jack Chick's world there's no real problem with raping your children as long as Jesus stops you in time. It takes more than just four or five months of regular gang rape before they get hurt from it. (Except for the herpes.)
The entire "The Sky Lighter" tract. Especially considering the fact that it is Abdulla's own grandmother who is trying to get him to blow himself up. And the fact that Abdulla blows himself up- and everyone else around him. Imagine surviving that and becoming deformed- or just witnessing it. And just the concept that the Deity who is supposed to love you would actually want you to do something so horrible. No wonder Yusuf is the only sane man in the entire tract.
There's also the fact that she doesn't bat an eye when her daughter-in-law dies in childbirth, and is merely annoyed that her husband failed in his suicide bombing mission. Imagine growing up in or marrying into a family that sees you as expendable.
The whole concept of a God that tortures people forever if they do arbitrary things like celebrate Halloween or play Dungeons & Dragons or simply doing missionary work to help improve people's lives without forcing religion down their throats.
Made all the more disturbing in that the author apparently thinks that his interpretation of God is "benevolent".
That photograph on the main page is kind of unnerving too the longer you look at it...