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Nightmare Fuel: Rambo
  • Really, facing Rambo is nightmare fuel on its own. This is especially emphasized in the first film, where it is clear that many of the people searching for Rambo are scared out of their minds trying to find him.
  • The mineshaft in First Blood. Cornered by the National Guard in the entrance to a cave? Crappy. Being covered with rats while half-submerged in water in a narrow passageway with only a torch for light while trapped inside a mountain? Terrifying.
  • Colonel Zaysen from Rambo III is this. He destroys entire Afghan villages, kills innocent people, women and children with mines, bio-weapons and other evil stuff For the Evulz.
  • Rambo IV gets incredibly more of these moments, for obvious reasons:
    • The sickening brutality of the Burmese military towards the Karen villagers.
    • And when you find out that unfortunately the movie is not far off from the actual reality on the ground.
      • To twist the knife further, while filming in the Thailand side of the country's border with Burma, Stallone commented that the cast and crew got to see the brutality first hand.
    • Major Tint, period. He's is even scarier than the ruthless colonel Zaysen.
    • One of the missionaries got fed to pigs for looking at Maj. Tint the wrong way.
    • The Burmese army forcibly recruits boys to become soldiers. It suddenly dawns on you during the gang rape scene that those guys were probably gangpressed from a young age.
    • The ending battle is Bloodier and Gorier compared with the earlier battles in the earlier sequels. When Rambo surveys the damage he wrought, he is disgusted and finally goes home.
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