Nightmare Fuel: Gorillaz
- There's plenty of it, but the Cyborg is basically a nightmare fuel manufacturing plant. Her creepy, frigid demeanor, combined with the lovely incident where we see her without her face, make her wholly terrifying.
- The Evangelist. *shudder*
- Some of the videos border on this.
- The last fifty or so seconds of "Rock the House" aren't particularly pleasant, either. Squick.
- Try listening to the first part of "M1 A1" when driving alone late at night and without feeling a little bit frightened. "Hello? Is anyone there?" repeated as you travel down the dark, desolate road echoes the movie that sound bite is from...
- The entire video for Clint Eastwood is spooky, what with the zombie gorillas and Del the rapping ghost, but the creepiest part for this troper is right at the beginning when Murdoc gives a really evil sounding laugh and fading to a close up of his face wearing a sinister expression.
- Demon Days
"And then came a sound. Distant at first, it grew into castrophany so immense it could be heard far away in space. There were no screams. There was no time. The mountain called Monkey had spoken. There was only fire. And then... nothing."
- Sweet Jesus, "Fire Coming Out of a Monkey's Head." The freakishly emotionless Vincent Price-esque narration. The ominously droning background music. The twisted storybook-style music video/animation (*shudder* Strangefolk...). And the crown jewel on all this, the GODDAMN ENDING LYRICS.
"NOW ENTERING... THE HARMONIC DOOR..."
- And one last thing. The intro for Demon Days. Oh god.
- "Feel Good Inc." is a rich, stylish song with a vivid nonconformist message, but its video creeps into Fridge Horror territory the more you think about it. How long have the people been trapped in the tower? Apparently long enough to facilitate military helicopters circling the building so no one will escape. And then there's 2D's helpless, troubled demeanor, which falls somewhere between eerie and heartbreaking. Not to mention Murdoc's persistent gyrating.
- Also, the way 2D turns around, jerkily twisting his body around until his head is on completely backwards before he finally turns it too.
- On the subject of that song, the laughter in the background occasionally sounds Laughing Mad. *shudders*
- Plastic Beach
It's all good news now, because we left the taps running for a hundred years...
- The inside◊ of Cyborg Noodle. It's even scarier in her ident for Plastic Beach.
- Seeing Robo!Noodle all hooked up by wires in Plastic Beach was unnerving as well, but it's less unnerving than the art on the CD sleeve depicting her in the same situation... hunched over with a dark grin.
- Also in Plastic Beach, for your enjoyment, sarcasmo.
- A giant heap of trash in the middle of the ocean? Yeah, the writers weren't making that up. And the real one is the size of Texas. Still, "Great Pacific Garbage Patch" makes for an awesome swear.
- "Pirate Jet", the closing track on (most editions of) Plastic Beach, with its creepy-yet-catchy chord progression played on jangly synthesizers while 2D sings about how we're wasting so much water.
- Or it could even be about using up so much oil and how the Earth is doomed because of it.
- This ad for Plastic Beach album. What the hell is 2D looking at?
- The black body-bag looking thing in the lobby that moves when you click it. What's in there, anyway? Anyone brave enough to click it enough times to find out?
- The "Superfast Jellyfish" video is terrifying. The jellyfish are way too happy for things that have just been microwaved and are in the process of being eaten. Their movements are pure Uncanny Valley as well; somehow the flopping is reminiscent of hanging victims.
- The expressions and dancing of the only human to star in the clip grow steadily more bizarre and creepy as the video goes on. It looks like he's enjoying his breakfast a little too much...
- Several moments in the "On Melancholy Hill" video fall under this Robo!Noodle puking up a (still alive) octopus frightens even those in canon (namely 2D) and, while the manatee-napping bit is more of a Tear Jerker than anything else, the way that Boogieman is sort of... massaging the poor thing can definitely give you the jibblies.
- The song itself is not at all scary — except for the ending. By the end of the song, you've been fully immersed in the ambiance of the song's feel-good nature, then an ominous bell appears out of nowhere and completely shatters that immersion in the most eerie and chilling way imaginable.
- The fact that this is a world in which Murdoc Niccals not only has yet to be safely locked away from society, but was in fact forced to care for a coma patient, was allowed to keep joint custody of a small child, and is now "legally entitled to experiment on monkeys" should be Nightmare Fuel enough.
- Murdoc drugging 2D during his radio show was exceptionally horrifying.
- His general treatment of 2D, especially during Phase 3.
- Not to mention the bit when Murdoc is screaming about "the fog."
- Though probably Played for Laughs, 2D screaming "HE'S KEEPING ME PRISONER!" during Pirate Radio 4 (found on the Gorillaz website) is actually fairly unsettling once you look past the hamminess of it. He just sounded really, really desperate.
- The entirety of the Rockit video gives of an extremely creepy vibe. It includes 2D staring directly into the camera with glowing white eyes and talking zombie heads popping out of every direction, to name a few.
- 2-D's black eyes. One who begins to listen/watch the Gorillaz may wonder why they look like that, and soon shudder at the reason for it — although despite his creepy appearance, in terms of personality he's harmless and kind of adorable in his own, stupid way. Murdoc, on the other hand...
- There's the upbeat, prideful tone of Superfast Jellyfish... Which also happens to be about disastrous overfishing and polluting the sea until nothing's left alive.
The sea is radioactive...The sea.. has gone silent.
- Then we have "Stylo," with its funky, cool sound; as well as 2D's Madness Mantra.
Overload, overload, overload, comin' up to the overload...
- The video for "DoYaThing" has a segment in which 2D casually scoops human ears out of a jar to put on his toast. Where on earth did he get those from? Are those real human ears from flesh and blood?
- This troper thought that the point of the video was that we don't know what's real and what's in 2D's head, so hopefully we can write off those ears as bacon or something.
- While on the subject of "DoYaThing", the part where we look into Murdoc's room is very spooky. All you see is darkness while you hear cries of animals and something that sounds like human sobbing. I don't think anyone wants to know what goes on in there.
- The album cover for "The Fall" can be this, even if only a little. It shows a dark room filled with silhouettes of equipment and a very anxious-looking 2D with huge, white eyes, like something bad just happened. This troper cannot look at it for long without feeling slightly unnerved.