Nightmare Fuel / Coronation Street

  • Anne Malone's death in 1998 when she was accidentally locked in the cold storage freezer in Fresco's while trying to set up Alma and Spider by tampering with the food products, after previously setting up Curly and then trying to shift the blame to Alma after Anne's falsely told he actually loves her. Her constantly calling for the security guard and banging on the door as she slowly froze to death was particularly disturbing.
  • As awesome and memorable as Richard Hillman was, you have to admit the circumstances around the murder of Maxine Peacock in 2003 was horrifying. She came home to check in on her infant son for a moment, she finds Emily (who was babysitting the boy) slumped over and bleeding profusely from a Tap on the Head, she sees Richard holding a crowbar in his hand, asks him what he was doing, to which he replies "You should have stayed at the party, Maxine." She then hears her son crying, she cries out and tries to run up to him, but he tackles her and proceeds to beat her to death in her own living room with her baby upstairs and while her husband and her mother at the latter's 50th birthday party none the wiser. And yes, she was left Dies Wide Open.
  • The 2010 Tram Crash is a mixture of this and Tear Jerker. The Joinery explodes for no reason whatsoever, which set off a chain reaction of a tram going off the rails and crashing into Dev's shop where Molly and her infant son were, trapping them and Sunita underneath the rubble. Ashley gave his life to save several of his friends and allowed himself to be crushed to death. note  While Sunita and baby Jack were able to be saved, Molly eventually died from her internal injuries and gave Sally a Deathbed Confession about Jack's true paternity (Kevin) as she painfully wheezed out her dying words. Rita also was trapped underneath the rubble of her own shop after the second part of the tram crashes into it, although she survives. Charlotte Hoyle is beaten with a hammer by John Stape to prevent her from telling about their role in Colin Fishwick's death. She doesn't die, but instead ends up in an irreversible coma with no brain activity, causing her parents to turn off her life-support, all of this happening as John's wife, Fiz, owing to the shock of the situation and fear that he was injured, gave birth to their daughter, Hope, who was born three months early and had to stay hospitalized for a while.