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Nightmare Fuel: Independence Day

  • The destruction of NYC, Washington, and Los Angeles, which ends the first act. Imagine seeing buildings completely obliterated by a fireball that you can't outrun. Critics at the time praised this scene for its haunting realism, which became even more hauntingly real on 9/11 five years later.
  • The Alien Autopsy scene.
    • "The arm is moving..."
    • Following that, the alien communicating via Dr. Okun and making the aliens' motives horribly clear:
    President Whitmore: What is it you want us to do?
    Alien: Die... dieeeeee...