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Nightmare Fuel: Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • Indiana Jones' treacherous companion having several tarantula's on his back, which Jones casually pushes off his body.
  • Jones' treacherous assistant pierced upon the booby trap Indy and he managed to escape from earlier. His horrified Nightmare Face makes it even more unnerving.
  • Major Toht threatening to burn Marion with a poker in The Raven bar. Heck, everything with Toht is terrifying due to the Reality Subtext that surrounds him.
    Toht: Fraulein Ravenwood, let me show you what I am used to...
  • The Well of Souls is this trope both for the audience and Indy. Unbelievable amounts of snakes. And mummies. And snakes slithering out of the mummies. GAH.
  • The (in)famous "opening of the Ark" sequence from the finale is incredibly jarring for a viewer who has thus far enjoyed an action/adventure movie with a relatively light tone and Bloodless Carnage. The shot of the melting face - quickly followed by an exploding head - would have been enough to give plenty of theatre-goers nightmares, although it is hardly as effective now considering how much it looks like a model.
  • Bloodless Carnage nothing. Earlier in the film, a Giant Mook is chopped up by the propeller of an airplane and while it happens off-screen, the copious amounts of blood on-screen are just as jarring.
    • It's never made clear, but in the long shot of the plane shortly before it explodes, a large smear across the sand with some chunky bits is seen near the plane....

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