* Just for starters, try to imagine books aimed at ten-year-old children containing this amount of brutality but with human characters.
** "I will show you... eternityyy..." *''Sickening crunch''*
** "[[HypnoticEyes Look into my eyes...]] See? They are the twin pools of eternity. Sink into them, and you will find [[DarkIsEvil darkness]] and [[DeadlyEuphemism rest.]]"
%% * In this Troper's opinion, the scene where Matthias rescues Warbeak from Asmodeus puts it UpToEleven. Here we have Cluny who captures Warbeak. She [[DistressedDamsel gets tied down so she can't fly away]]. Surrounding the clearing is very tall grass. Some of it begins to move from a far and we see shots of Asmodeus slowly approaching as if trying to track Warbeak down with his smell. Matthias is on the other end of the tall grass, under a lot of pressure. Not only because he has to rescue Warbeak, but also has to avoid being seen by Cluny or Asmodeus. Just a matter of who gets to whom first is scary enough. (Cartoon-only scene.)
* Captain Fraul's death in ''Lord Brocktree''. He's swarmed by a bunch of spider crabs and then [[WhatHappenedTotheMouse suddenly disappears from the story]]. Later on, Dotti and Lord Brocktree stumble upon his corpse in a tunnel, which had been reduced to a skeleton. That's right. ''Crabs'' turned a fully-grown stoat ''into a fucking skeleton''.
* Blodd Apis in ''Doomwyte''. She was a hermit hedgehog who lived in harmony with the [[BeeAfraid thousands of bees]] near her den. When a few Redwallers find her while looking for the final [[MineralMacguffin Doomwyte Eye]], she [[SlippingAMickey gets them drunk enough to pass out]], and tries to murder all of them with her bees. Only Foremole's slight sobriety saved them, and then Apis spilled her [[BuffySpeak bees-kill-this]] juice, which she was about to apply to the Redwallers, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard on herself]]. [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Cue the screaming.]]
* The most nightmarish death in the series by far is [[spoiler:Ungatt Trunn]]'s. First, [[spoiler:his spine is broken by Lord Brocktree. Then his "carcass" is tossed out towards the sea. However, it is revealed later on that [[AndIMustScream he's still alive, but can't move or speak, is enduring an unbearable amount of pain, and the tide is slowly coming in, ready to take his body into the sea.]] It isn't until [[TheDogBitesBack one of his former comrades comes by and kicks him into the sea]] that he actually dies.]] Did we mention an entire (albeit short) chapter is dedicated to his death?
* Also from ''Doomwyte'', Baliss the Slayer. Starts off as a highly effective silent killer. After getting a face full of hedgehog spikes, and said wounds become infected, the snake goes completely insane. For comparison, take Asmodeus, make him bigger, smarter, and generally more dangerous. Now make him batshit insane and blind. Not pretty.
* [[TwoFaced Slagar and Riggu Felis']] [[NightmareFace wounded faces.]]
** In the AnimatedAdaptation, which usually uses a GoryDiscretionShot during violent or otherwise scary moments, we get a ''good'' view of Slagar's scars. [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/redwall/images/d/dd/Slagar_unmasked_T.V_series.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100907013144 Sleep tight, Dibbuns!]]
--->'''Slagar:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I... AM...]] (takes off his mask, revealing his NightmareFace) [[spoiler:CHICKENHOUND!]]
* The ''Freebeast'''s shipwreck. Martin and his friends are sailing in calm, foggy waters when out of nowhere, a massive iceberg shows up right in front of them. No one even had the time to react before the ship crashed; the iceberg was so huge that it mangled the boat ''and crushed Bladeribb to death''.
* [[spoiler:Balefur]]'s death in ''Outcast''. He was a total jerk, but he didn't deserve such a horrible death.
** There's also Swartt's horrific revenge on two dissenters. He forces one of them to feed the other a dead crow, and has to eat all of it, including the bones, which he ''chokes to death on''. Then, Swartt has the other one executed for "murdering" the former.
* Mariel's flashback sequence is scary but not particularly nightmare-inducing until the reader (possibly specifically the female reader) hits about age twelve and the FridgeHorror [[RapeAsDrama implications]] kick in. May or may not actually have been meant that way, but it hits the right button and ''aargh.''
* You gotta feel sorry for all the hell [[BreakTheCutie Abbot Durral]] went through in ''The Pearls of Lutra''. Getting captured by lizards, getting repeatedly threatened by Lask Frildur, and not a single beast was there to reassure him that everything ''might'' be okay (except Romsca). When shit finally hits the fan and Romsca and Lask's crews get into a huge fight, Abbot Durral is sitting in Romsca's cabin, alone and utterly defenseless. He blocks the door with a bunch of junk and simply sits in the corner of the cabin for an entire day hoping all the noise will go away. The next morning, something happens that would make any regular abbot shit himself: [[spoiler:''someone starts banging on the door and hacking away at it.'' Once the door has a huge hole in it, the beast on the other side shoves his head through it. Surprise! It's Lask Frildur!]] [[NothingIsScarier Cue chapter's ending]].
* Buppler and Braggio's deaths in ''The Rogue Crew''. The latter is decapitated, and his head is planted on the ''Greenshround'''s foremast. The former had his spine crushed by the ship's wheel, and Razzid leaves him lying on the ground to die ''while he's screaming for help''.
* Zwilt the Shade, the Marlfoxes and Malkariss. When they first appear they are mysterious to the point of being creepy as hell. You at first know nothing about them, they are feared by basically everyone for being "Magic", "Invicible", and "Deadly". [[spoiler:All were revealed to be frauds, but the reader doesn't know that until later on.]] A good example of this are the Flitchaye. In most of their appearances it was never revealed what they actually were aside from cannibalistic monsters.
* Vilaya's plan in general. [[AdultFear Kidnapping kids from all over the country]] [[spoiler:even murdering one]], gets even worse from there... [[spoiler:after the kids escape they run into a hedgehog who enslaves them again this time trapping them on an island giving murderous threats and threatening to eat the younger ones if they don't be his slaves]], many of these kids are just toddlers... could you imagine how traumatized they would be for life?
* While the [[BigScrewedUpFamily Marlfoxes]] are established as a pack of fratricidal backstabbers fairly early on, the last of the Marlfoxes gives himself [[LastOfHisKind that status]] by [[spoiler:pushing his sister into a lake full of ravenous pike. Lantur was a bitch ([[StealthPun no pun intended]]), but she did NOT deserve that.]]
** Maybe so, but she did [[spoiler:MindRape ''her own mother'' into insanity]], and it's heavily implied [[spoiler:she would have tossed Mokkan into the lake with no second thoughts, if he didn't do it to her first.]]
* Clogg's fate in ''Martin the Warrior'', possibly. He's left all alone in Badrang's huge, deserted fortress after all the vermin who once occupied it are dead or fled. He's also left completely insane and reduced to laughing madly to himself and trying to drive off seabirds from his new domain...seabirds are carnivorous, and Clogg is stated to be fat and slow.
* Tsarmina's hydrophobia episodes in ''Mossflower'' might also count. Especially at the end, when, [[spoiler:in trying to get away from Martin, she somehow backs up all the way into the lake and is pulled under by her heavy clothes]].
* Lonna Bowstripe after [[spoiler:Raga Bol gets killed]]. Picture this: [[spoiler:you see a badger consumed with Bloodwrath, and then he proceeds to use a rat's carcass ''[[GrievousHarmWithABody as a flail to kill other vermin]]''. And when he's done slaughtering all these beasts and smashing their bodies apart, the badger looks you dead in the eyes, and then throws Raga Bol's body against a tree. And then he ''smiles'' like absolutely nothing grotesque just happened]]. No wonder Toran and the other Redwallers were afraid to approach him.
** Even more scary: according to the text, Lonna [[spoiler:hunted down EVERY SINGLE VERMIN of Raga Bol's crew who managed to escape and killed them as part of his RoaringRampageOfRevenge. This implies that no matter how well those vermin hid or how far they got, Lonna tracked them and most likely killed them in a horrific manner.]]
* Badgers are nightmarish for the vermin in general, [[MookHorrorShow especially when they're consumed with the Bloodwrath]]. Just knowing that [[GentleGiant a kind and gentle beast]] can easily turn into [[AxCrazy a psychotic, bloodthirsty maniac who slaughters anything]] ''and everything'' in his or her way just because their BerserkButton was pushed is very unsettling. There's nothing you can do except run, get on your knees and beg for your life before the badger kills you, or try to fight the badger, [[CurbStompBattle and die ten seconds later]]. Even kindbeasts who pose no threat to a badger are usually warned not to be anywhere near them when they're consumed with Bloodwrath. And at that point, [[FridgeHorror you have to wonder if a badger has accidentally killed an innocent(s) simply for being around them when the Bloodwrath strikes...]]
* In ''High Rhulain'', Slothunog. Both in-universe and out. It's a giant prehistoric monster living in a vast, unfathomably deep lough in the middle of Green Isle. It also has a ravenous taste for flesh, and is the main way that Riggu Felis punished otters for treason.
* Speaking of snakes, there is a sibling trio of snakes in ''Triss''. As if this weren't bad enough, they are literally chained together by their tails (which are rotting from lack of circulation beneath the chain) and attack as one unit. The only way to tell they're coming is by the horrible stench that precedes them everywhere. To make matters even worse, they inhabit Brockhall, which you may remember as the place where Martin the Warrior's army stayed before Redwall was built. Brockhall is little more than an abandoned house of horrors now, and to add icing to the terror cake, the mummified remains of the three snakes' mother is in there also, forever locked with the corpse of the vermin king that killed her. Oh, and these three snakes also manage to [[spoiler:kill Shogg, Triss's best friend]].
* The very first death of the series occurs four very short chapters into the first book; Skullface the rat is run over by a cart, which would be gruesome enough were he human. Imagine what a full-sized horse and cart does to a rat-sized creature, and he lives long enough to hear Cluny yell back at him.
--> '''Cluny:''' Tell the devil that Cluny sent you, Skullface!
* And then there is the Abyss to the south that separates Loamhedge and Redwall. ''Loamhedge'' and ''Mattimeo'' both visit this place. In ''Mattimeo'' they drop a stone to see how deep it is. It apparently goes down far enough that ''the stone can't land''.
* A subtle part of Cluny's intro which, if you know a bit about wildlife, makes him a lot more threatening; it is mentioned that he lost his eye in a battle with a pike, while the fish in question lost its life. While the sizes seemed to fluctuate a lot in later books, throughout the first one the animals were regular-animal-sized. Rats usually weigh between two hundred and three hundred grams. Cluny is an unusually large rat; he might make as much as five hundred grams (picture a bag of sugar). An average pike weighs sixteen kilos, or as much as a large toddler, and big ones can be up to twenty-eight kilos.