Nightmare Fuel / Life After People

Abandoned towns are already frightening enough, but seeing the entire world with no people is even scarier.

     Present-day populated locations 
  • Seeing your home city being abandoned in the series combines both Nightmare Fuel and Tear Jerker.
  • The entirety of Los Angeles being engulfed by a wildfire 10-15 years after people is really unnerving.
    • This is topped by an earthquake 50 years after people that makes quick work of most of LA.
  • A San Francisco cable car's cable snaps, sending it going downhill. In fact, it goes so fast that it ploughs through a car.
  • The dead zones around nuclear power plants.
  • The fate of the "Crypt of Civilization".
  • The episode "The Last Supper" is not for the weak of stomach. Here's a pleasant image: an entire supermarket filled with rotting food and infested with rats and insects.
  • An oil refinery near Houston explodes just an HOUR after people.
  • The fate of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Doesn't help that it's similar to what happened to chunks of the boardwalk in Hurricane Sandy.
  • Altanta would be overrun with kudzu. However, when the kudzu dries up, it forms a tinderbox. Once lightning strikes, the kudzu ignites and burns down most of Atlanta.

     Present-day abandoned locations 

     Other 
  • The mind-blowingly slow death of a lone caiman in a zoo's water tank. It won't escape, but being a reptile it will take it more than a year to die of hunger, and this wait will be entirely in the dark because the lights will go out long before that.
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