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Nightmare Fuel: Grizzly Man
  • A movie about a man eaten by bears is bad enough. Then there's Herzog's reaction to the Apocalyptic Log...
    • And it's not just that they were eaten by bears. The audio itself is six minutes long, during which Treadwell is alive and conscious while being gored, which means that the attack was neither quick nor painless. Treadwell's girlfriend tried to fight the bear off but failed, powerless to stop the bear from dragging Treadwell into the woods, and left alone by herself before the bear came back for her. Here's The Other Wiki's description of what was left of them: "The mangled remains of Treadwell and Huguenard were discovered quickly upon investigation. Treadwell's disfigured head, partial spine, and right forearm and hand, with his wrist watch still on, were recovered a short distance from the camp. Huguenard's partial remains were found next to the torn and collapsed tents, partially buried in a mound of twigs and dirt." It's the most horrific sort of death imaginable.
      • There are pictures. Just Googling Treadwell's name brings them up. I'm not sure if they're authentic or not, but they look like they could be, and that's more than enough to make Brain Bleach sound real appealing after viewing said images.
    • What's particularly scary about Herzog's reaction to the audio is the very quiet way he says, "Turn it off," when he's finally had enough. There's something artificial about his calm that seems to indicate he's trying very hard not to freak out. Werner Herzog is freaked out. Eventually you see tears coming from his eyes and his hands trembling from the tape.
      • To make the point clearer for those who do not know about Werner Herzog... well, we are talking about a guy who once during an interview got shot by an unseen sniper, and his response was "It was not a significant bullet. I am not afraid". And yet this man made of iron, was visibly shaken by the audio record. And he advised the tape be destroyed.
  • Some of Treadwell's rants can be a bit disturbing at times. Some rants that come to mind are the ones involving poachers and a particular instance where he's in his tent and starts yelling for various deities (God, Allah, and some Hindu gods) to send rain and end a drought that's afflicting the animals he loves so much. While it's not always the content that's disturbing, his general demeanor can be unsettling; at some points he appears to be emotionally unstable (exhibiting wild mood swings) and extremely paranoid. Can double as a Tear Jerker when you think about how badly he needed help and never got it.

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