Nightmare Fuel / The Muppet Christmas Carol

Rizzo: Ooh, that's scary stuff. Should we be worried about the kids in the audience?
Gonzo: Nah, it's alright. This is culture.

  • Every scene with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
    • Which is one of the reasons Gonzo and Rizzo abandon the narration till the finale. Partly, to let the scene play without comedy, but also because they were creeped out.
      • Even Gonzo assures the audience that they'll return in the finale. Thankfully, they do after Scrooge wakes up from his nightmare.
    • The Ghost is terrifying, but the looters who go through Scrooge's stuff after his death are also terrifying. One of them is literally a Giant Spider in a hat.
  • While the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is intentionally creepy, the child-like Ghost of Christmas Past is legitimate Nightmare Fuel.
    • Well she's not that bad in some scenes.
  • The scene where Jacob Marley's face appears on the door knocker and starts wailing at Scrooge.
  • The chaaaaiiins...
    • The song the two of them sings is supremely creepy when you take the time to read the lyrics.
      Doomed, Scrooge!
      You're doomed for all time
      Your future is a horror story
      Written by your crime
      Your chains are forged
      By what you say and do
      So, have your fun
      When life is done
      A nightmare waits for you
    • This adaptation also went all out with the chains; they not only appear out of nowhere at one point to constrict Scrooge, but at the end of the number they slither out from the darkness and slowly drag the Marleys into the shadows. Oh, and the song is interrupted when the chains actually start strangling them.
    • A bit of Fridge Horror involving the Marleys; there's a point where they gloat evilly over their evicting an entire orphanage and laugh at the poor orphans' misery...then they shudder in horror at what they just said. Their punishment must have been awful if they feel that guilty about it.
      • This is Fridge Brilliance if you've read the original story. The ghosts that Marley meets up with outside are all repentant because their punishment isnt just being forced to wander for eternity carrying the weight of their cruelty, they are now exposed every minute of every day with the misery they could have helped alleviate but just ignored. But they can't ignore it anymore, and eternity is a very long time...
  • Before the Marleys appeared, Scrooge was enjoying his snack when the bell suddenly rang a bit. He looked up at it, then heard a creak from the stairs. But thought nothing of it and resume eating, until it rang again, this time much longer. After it stopped, the fire went out. When we see a luminous light from downstairs, along with an ominous chorus.
    • And when the bell rings the second time, the camera gives us a Staggered Zoom toward Scrooge, who is now looking unnerved.
  • While the moment where Gonzo accidentally sets Rizzo's tail on fire has been known to send the audience into fits of laughter it has also been known to terrify small children.