Nightmare Fuel: The Joy Luck Club
- Voice From The Wall is quite disturbing, from the beginning when Lena is imagining all sorts of dangers that could happen to a child every day, to her watching her mother go mad from depression and pain, to the sounds of a mother abusing her daughter on the other side of her bedroom wall. And Lena witnesses these nightmares at only ten years old.
- The tragedy that Lena's infant brother was born without a brain.
- Huang Taitai's treatment of Lindo in The Red Candle, when she refuses to sleep with her husband.
- The circumstances that drove An-Mei's mother to become a concubine.
- The death of Rose's four-year-old brother Bing in Half And Half is this and Tear Jerker.