Nightmare Fuel: Dance Moms

Yes, that is an 11-year-old doing a Carrie-inspired routine.

Abby described herself in her Facebook bio as "your worst nightmare". Apparently, she wasn't kidding, and this applies to both her and the show.
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  • Maddie's "Disappear" solo combines this with Tear Jerker. The music is excellently creepy, and Maddie does such a powerful job of conveying her character—an abused girl who kills herself via drowning—that it seems scarily real.
  • "Where Have All the Children Gone?" is easily one of the scariest dances to date, if not the scariest. The accompaniment isn't music, it's actually spoken-word, which makes it all the creepier. All the girls are wearing the exact same white dress, Vivi-Anne pushes Mackenzie on a creepy swing, and if it wasn't scary enough, the girls start disappearing one by one after some act of suicide with subtle hints as to how they killed themselves. Nia clutches her throat, Chloe clutches her stomach, Maddie slits her wrist, Paige jumps offstage, and so on.
    • Probably the creepiest part is the very end, where all of the girls have disappeared, but the previously used swing is still swinging by itself...
    • The lyrics of the "song" used classify as Nightmare Fuel all on their own.

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