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Nightmare Fuel: The Chronicles of Narnia

Original Series

  • The illustrations of Tash.
  • "Always winter... and never Christmas!"
    • That is, when this is expanded, the idea of eternally being witheld from a ceremony of hope is horrifying.
    • Many of Jadis's actions are Nightmare Fuel, but the fact that she exterminated all life on her original homeworld (other than herself, of course) with the Deplorable Word, and displayed no sign of remorse or regret over it, might just be the most horrifying.
  • The Truth in Television premise of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - being seperated from your family (one parent left in a civilian danger zone and one of which is directly fighting a war) because your enemies are raining bombs on your home every night - The Blitz
  • The Island Where Dreams Come True
    “Fools!” said the man, stamping his foot with rage. “That is the sort of talk that brought me here, and I'd better have been drowned or never born. Do you hear what I say? This is where dreams — dreams, do you understand, come to life, come real. Not daydreams: dreams.” There was about half a minute's silence and then, with a great clatter of armour, the whole crew were tumbling down the main hatch as quick as they could and flinging themselves on the oars to row as they had never rowed before; and Drinian was swinging round the tiller, and the boatswain was giving out the quickest stroke that had ever been heard at sea. For it had taken everyone just that half minute to remember certain dreams they had had — dreams that make you afraid of going to sleep again — and to realize what it would mean to land on a country where dreams come true.
    • For those of you who still do not get it, remember that Nightmares are also dreams. Think about that for a second.

Films

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

  • The whole scene just before Jadis kills Aslan.
  • Anytime the Witch turns some poor creature to stone. She even did it to a butterfly, a FREAKIN BUTTERFLY!

Prince Caspian

  • The hag (in the scene where they're trying to bring back the White Witch).
  • The minotaur being crushed under the gate and all the other Narnians being trapped.

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • The Sea Serpent. At first it just seems like a regular (if mildly scary) Sea Serpent but then partway through the battle... it opens up to reveal hundred and hundreds of legs, all writhing around. It's effectivly combining several Primal Fears: fear of drowning at sea, a huge foe, and a fear of insects.
  • The Dark Island. In the book it's a vaguely creepy location that is never mentioned after it is visited. In the movie, it is a Genius Loci Eldritch Abomination that wants nothing more than to swallow up the whole world with its own fears, and it is never explained where it came from or even why it exists, and it created the aforementioned Sea Serpent.
  • During the scene where people are being sold into slavery, the people who aren't get sacrificed to the Green Mist. It covers the boats and they're gone without a trace.
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