Nightmare Fuel: Evillious Chronicles

  • Conchita eating herself.
    • Oh there's far more with Conchita. Her grotesque tastes, her powers as Necromancer, which she uses to decimate an army, the fact that she punishes undead soldiers by eating parts of them while they are conscious and that she simply refuses to die thanks to a Healing Factor granted through her Deal with the Devil. In the novel, her cannibalism of Carlos, Arte and Pollo is nothing but Nightmare Fuel. Conchita is more of a monster than a human by the end of her arc.
    • That particular scene in Evil Food Eater Conchita where she raises the undead soldiers to fight off the Beelzenian Army. It's all being witnessed by a horrified Carlos, who even recognizes some of the undead in the crowd as they literally tear the soldiers apart.
    • Arte and Pollo are even worse than they were as Hansel and Gretel. The scene in which they are chasing Platonic is like something out of a Slasher Movie, filled with childlike "Hide-and-Seek" dialogue from them (keep in mind, they are around their mid 20s) and they keep Hansel and Gretel's trait of smiling unsettlingly.
    • Banica's early childhood in the first chapter of the novel is very unnerving: The desperation of her household to keep themselves alive by eating anything they could get their hands on and becoming morbidly obese as a result, Meguru bullying her daughter and forcing food down her throat for no reason, and the entire household becoming a Dwindling Party as one by one the staff succumb to the disease. The worst part is the final scene, where a rabid Meguru decides to eat the corpse of one of their servants and Muzuri is driven to murder her in front of their young daughter.
    • This part of the novel also showcased the nightmare fuel that is the Gula disease: It gives its victims cravings for inedible and even dangerous things things like candle flames or broken mirrors. During the early stage of the curse, one of the Conchita estate's staff died after vomiting sewing scissors.
    • Many find the original EFEC song, with its disturbing lyrics and Banica's Descent into Cannibalism, to be nightmare fuel enough for this arc.
  • The entirety of "The Lunacy of Duke Venomania" is pretty disturbing as well, with the title character making a Deal with the Devil in order to lure women into his harem and keep them as sex slaves.
    • Not to mention that to activate these powers he had to stab himself in the chest with the Venom Sword. And he was totally okay with this too.
    • There is a lesbian character in the novel called Lolan Eve. The brainwashing Venomania does to her has to be extra-powerful to make her forget her sexuality, and her mental burden over being brainwashed into this heterosexual affair is so great she often is found lying still on the floor and eventually just... doesn't wake up one morning. What makes this worse is that the Venom sword keeps its victims brainwashed through regular sexual intercourse.
  • Allen's fate in the Story of Evil.
    • And what Riliane did to Elphegort.
    • Riliane's tyrannical reign in general, where she executes innocent people for the flimsiest reasons. Seeing her in the manga declare she was dead serious about executing Allen—for not letting her win at tag—was chilling.
    • Wiegenlied isn't safe either. Clarith's reaction when she hears about Michaela's death? She tries to bite her own tongue out! Even the soldiers holding her hostage were freaked out!
  • Ney Futapie is a fountain of Nightmare Fuel, from her maniacal murder of Michaela in Wiegenlied of Green to raising the dead while laughing in Praeludium of Red.
  • "The Tailor of Enbizaka." ALL OF IT.
  • Margarita systematically poisoning everyone in her entire town in "Gift from the Princess who Brought Sleep," and then she felt incredibly happy for it and poisoned herself too.
    • After working on illustrations for the novel, Ichika has even said she finds Margarita the most terrifying of all the sinners. This in comparison to Banica Conchita.
  • "Red Shoe Parade." As cheerful as it sounds, once you realize exactly what's going on, it ends up making "Conchita" sound like a Sesame Street song.
  • In "Capriccio Face," we have Conchita's servants. Especially the male one.
  • Gallerian's slasher smiles. Especially THIS ONE.
  • "Flower of the Plateau," in which Mikulia kills two people, her old employer and her own son because they're the only ones who know that she used to be a prostitute. The imagery doesn't help.
    • The below reveal that Mikulia succumbed to Death by Childbirth and that it was actually Eve really doesn't help.
  • The Master of the Hellish Yard is as terrifying as she is awesome. Seriously, just look at her. And to think, that's Gumi under there!
  • In "The Escape of Salmhofer, the Witch," we see Seth Twiright (played by Hiyama Kiyoteru) smiling creepily as he offers to let Meta become his lab rat.
  • In "Project 'MA'", it is revealed that Eve's supposedly loving relationship with Adam started when he gave her a brainwashing drug called Venom, so she'd be easier to manipulate as Ma.
  • Just when you thought Hansel and Gretel couldn't get any creepier, they pull faces like THIS in the "Waltz of Evil" guidebook. It just looks so...wrong
  • "Blood-Stained Switch." Where to begin? The protagonist has a psychological disorder that causes a murderous alternate personality to take control of her body at random intervals, and even though the protagonist tries to fight against her, she can't keep her in check. Said alternate personality proceeds to brutally murder her father, leaving his corpse so badly mangled that it's not even recognizable as a human body anymore and instead looks like "a pulpy lump of blood and flesh". The protagonist then receives medication that is supposed to subdue her alternate self, but even this doesn't work.
  • The ambiguity of Ma, the Sorceress of Time, as to who and what she is. Her creepy expressions whenever she appears don't help matters.
  • Kayo Sudou deserves special mention for having some decidedly creepy scenes in the yonkoma. Though they're Played for Laughs, it descends into Fridge Horror when you realize that one of them has her following her 'lover' all around town, even when he's taking a bath, and he doesn't seem to notice. Just how long has she been stalking him for?
  • "The Muzzle of Nemesis" features a younger Nemesis smiling sweetly after she kills her own sister with a giant, magical octopus.
    • Going into this a little further, the whole sequence that focuses on Gallerian and his already creepy "doll obsession" has Nemesis' voice becoming warped from the rest of the song, and features a shot of the real Michelle screaming in terror as she’s about to drown.
    • Nemesis' furious expressions. She's not fooling around here; she really wants Gallerian dead.
  • "And Then the Girl Went Mad -End of a Moonlit Night-" showcases Ma's excellent parenting skills; namely, intentionally or not (although Nemesis thinks it is by the end), she leaves poor Nemesis in their house in the woods, alone, for an unspecified time until she slowly starts to go insane and forgets how to feel any emotion except...wrath. Even worse is the fact that Nemesis starts hallucinating that Hansel and Gretel are taunting her and mocking her for being abandoned.
  • The Muzzle of Nemesis album booklet reveals that Nemesis eventually became the Evillious equivalent of Adolf Hitler (complete with being referred to as a "Fuhrer"). She also ends up creating a superweapon known as "Punishment" that could potentially cause the destruction of Evillious itself; during the test run, it burned an entire forest to the ground.
    • And according to Seven Crimes and Punishments? She succeeded.
  • The instrumental "Welcome to the Forest" that opens the "Evils Forest" album. It starts out like a cute, happy romp you would hear in an adventure story. Then it begins to dissipate into something that sounds like it would be right at home in a horror movie. Fittingly enough, it leads into "Master of the Graveyard".
  • Fans found the Sloth novel to live up well to its hype before release. A few gems in particular were Margarita's inner monologue having an entire section of her just repeating I am the Sleep Princess and the illustration of a maniacal Julia standing in her Room Full of Crazy.
    • It's worse than that. That isn't Julia at all- that's the fourth member of Pere Noel: Fourth Shadow, Mayrana Blossom. She and Julia are the cofounders of Pere Noel, and Mayrana is obsessed with Julia, to the point where she had Seventh Magician use the Venom Sword to make her look almost exactly like Julia and act as Julia's decoy. That particular scene is taken from a very tense moment in the novel when Elluka and Gumillia confront Mayrana in her own home, upon which she reveals that the Room Full of Crazy is the result of her writing runes all over the house in order to specifically seal Elluka's Magic Music powers. A battle results in which Mayrana demonstrates terrifying use of fire magic, and very nearly defeats Elluka and Gumillia.
      • And how she is defeated in the battle just makes it even worse. Gumillia forces her outside, into a bed of greeonian plateau roses (which are the same plant from which the Gift poison is derived), and uses plant magic in order to make the roses rip her body apart with their thorns to the point where she resembles the foliage surrounding her. Dear Held, Gumillia can be horrifying.
    • The crowner is after Margarita's suicide, however, where the audience learns that it was all a lie, Margarita's entire existence. She's been dead since infancy and the girl that we've all been watching this whole time was a doll (well, Eve Moonlit to be precise,) pulling an illusion on everyone it came in contact with. And it wasn't the first time that we, as well as the other characters, were tricked like this. That's serious Paranoia Fuel.
    • And Mikulia died while giving birth to her son, prompting Eve to take over. Platonic too, though the audience doesn't learn what happened to the real girl. It was all Eve. Paranoia Fuel indeed.
  • The premise behind "Survival 'MA' -Who Will Survive?-". Four women are competing to brutally slaughter each other for the right to give birth to the Twin Gods, and all of them are stated as becoming downright demonic in their drive. Even more horrifying, Irina kills all of the contestants, orchestrating Milky's death by falling off a cliff, Ly Li's apparent death by hanging, and literally stabbing Elluka (her own sister-in-law) in the back. And nobody figures out what she had done until it was too late.
  • From the Gift novel's bonus story, there's something disturbing about having a casual conversation with a man who's holding up a severed head. Granted, he needed the head so Seventh Magician could make his face look like the right one, but still.
  • Full-Moon Laboratory is pretty creepy, especially since it's out of context of the rest of the series. The Rin-character up trying to revive something (or someone) in a lab? Staining her robes with blood doing so?
  • Kayo's ultimate fate as revealed in "The Weathered Head at Onigashima". She was caught for her crimes, beheaded and her head was hung up in a gibbet and left to rot.
  • While there are high-tension points at several places in the story, it's especially creepy to see the Irregular that was born from the Clockworker's Doll in the "Seven Crimes and Punishments" story's final Wrath chapter. There's just something awfully uncanny about him and how he chases Hansel and Allen brokenly calling for his mother, the doll.