Nightmare Fuel / The Review Team

Because their just wasn't enough on the internet. Most of the stuff onwards are unmarked spoilers.

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  • During Z-Squared's Top Ten Most Hated Cartoon Characters list, Trixie is inducted and at one point, Collective Consciousness becomes her theme. Even a PMV occurs. It's may be a little cool but it can be downright FRIGHTNING.
  • There's list DEDICATED to what scared Z-Squared as a kid. Called Top Ten Scariest Nostalgic Characters, it must be watched to be decided if it's scary or just an ordinary list.
  • During the second-to-last skit in the YTP, 'Cauldron of Random', Ponyville gets a VERY unwelcome guest...
  • While this crosses over into funny territory, whenever we see a horribly designed character in the review of Foodfight, Sabrewolf's 2013 theme starts playing.
    • Hell, anytime that theme plays in any of the videos.
  • The 'Nosferatu' review takes a dark turn at the end. During the infamous scene from Spongebob that features the titular vampire, the screen then zooms in on the distorting image of Orlok smiling...and the laugh from Micheal Jackson's Thriller plays. The lights then flicker out.
  • The Space Stalin joke from the 'Aelita-Queen of Mars' review would have been funny...had it not been for the music....
  • In the review of 'Waxworks' (1924), we get the unexpected and soul-crushing return...of King Ghidorah.
    • Also, this set the stage for any bit of audio from Dante's Inferno being terrifying at the right time.
  • Mephisto's voice in the review of 'Faust' (1926). It just isn't...natural.
  • In the 'Metropolis' (1926) review, the voice for Fake Maria can be either considered hilarious or unnerving. It doesn't help that The New Dalek Theme is playing.
    • How can anyone forget the part where Slenderman appeared?
  • If you want to know a certain moment in the 'Phantom of the Opera' (1930) review, look in the fanfiction section.
  • The poster for 'Frankenstein' (1931) is basically a dark re-imagining of the original Frakenstein poster. And as for the monster himself...
  • Although this is easily funny, the appearance of SS 2 Sonic's Rule 34 profile can be this with the background, music, and horribly mangled voice.
  • In celebration of the new trailer for Jurassic World, a slightly modified trailer was uploaded. What was the music chosen? The Electro Suite from The Amazing Spiderman 2.
    • In a way, if you think about it, the lyrics kind of fit the Diabolus Rex in a way.
  • Remember that 'rain scene' during the final moments of 'Freaks' (1932)? Now imagine that with the theme from 'Christine'.
  • The sudden freeze-frame that happens when Z-Squared loses it for a moment during Part 1 of 'Vs. Nickelodeon'. Even Z-Squared is confused.
  • The newest 'Cauldron of Random' may be funny, but the recreation of the already terrifying trailer of 'The Swarm' (1978) is now incredibly chilling with the new music and the fact that it was the EDS who caused it in one our their usual blunders.
  • The stinger of 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' (1932). Basically, the 'Monkey Shines' trailer, only outfitted with bits and pieces of the film in question. However, if you expected not to see that ultra creepy cymbal monkey and the screaming monkey that were present before, THINK AGAIN.
  • The deleted scene from 'King Kong' (19330 done to the tune of the 'Psycho' Theme say a great deal about what Sir thought of it.
  • In 'Z-Squared Vs. Nickelodeon Part 4' the face Z-Squared made returns...and it's even more terrifying.
    • It kind of looks like Diablo....
    • It's been revealed that the creature is indeed Shadow-Squared.
  • In-Universe. You can already imagine the looks of horror on Megatron and Mr. Freeze's faces upon seeing their loved ones (who are possibly dead) encased in glass. This is basically the poster for 'The Black Cat' (1934).
  • Whatever that...THING was in the 'Werewolf of London' (1935) review. Strangely, it showed up during the Werewolf transformation. The screaming and the weird visuals only amplify the whole thing.
    • Wait a minute...is that the Moon Presence from Bloodborne?!
  • Anytime Kumasogami shows up in the 'Mad Love' (1935) review. Really shows how he can screw up a guy really bad.
  • Done as a joke during the '20,000 Leagues Under Sanity' credits. The final shot is the page image for the 'The Marvelous Mis-Adventures of Flapjack' Nightmare Fuel section. And it's played for laughs.
  • When Z-Squared was tackling the Breadwinners, he completely snapped and the face showed up again. The demonic voice certainly didn't help.
    • In the same review, when it was seemingly done, the screen starts glitching out like crazy. Then you hear a familiar laugh (and possible screaming)...The rest of it has absent music.
  • Noel's hatred towards Lean Pockets in 'Dr. Renault's Secret.
    • In that same episode, there's a journal entry displaying what what happens when you come across Nyarlathotep's symbols. You'll kill all your friends and any other living thing. The music and visuals didn't help at all.
  • Lucifer's cameo in 'Return of the Vampire'. Really?! Did we need to know he could do THAT?!.

     The Fanfiction 
  • During "Bieber Fever", a group of crazed Beliebers try to create a Bieber clone after Justin gets arrested. It Fails. Horribly.
  • During "For the Hell of It", the freaking DEVIL comes for his payment from Sir (long story). His design is a little disturbing and some of his lines are just plain chilling.
  • Though you may consider the deaths of the Disciples of Satan Funny, keep in mind they were sent out of an airlock, suffocated, and even BURNED in the atmosphere. OUCH.
  • A Song of Despair and Hope has a moment that can be summed up like this: PINK AND BLUE TORTURING SMALL ANIMALS IN FRONT OF FERTILITY. Jesus Christ, no wonder Charlie beat up the 2 so bad.
  • Imagine being the innocent people trapped in New York City with tons of destruction around you and a large Golem ready to spring into action.
    • It's also heavily implied that the Review Team might have gone insane from being trapped in a Prism Prison had they not been rescued.
    • Isn't Fridge Horror fun?
  • The Golus Constructs are also frightening, in their own way.
  • Do you wish to know about the reason Discord became evil? Well, say hello...to Nightmareus. Little is known about him now, but he's the creature that haunted Discord as a kid, caused Luna to break up with Discord, corrupt Discord while he was already in a state of dread, and it's also heavily implied that he was responsible for Nightmare Moon's appearance.
    • Guess what? He was. And apparently she and Nightmare Rarity are his daughters. Also the Alicorn Amulet was of his own creation. Starting to see a trend?
    • He also just HAD to make a video cameo in Sir's 'Phantom of the Opera' (1930) review. However, not only is said cameo frighting, but he could have something to do with Freddy Krueger! BALLS! His roar/scream doesn't help either.
  • What Dr. Caligari did to his "patients". They didn't ask to be insane to begin with...
  • Necrosan. Right off the bat, he's revealed to be the cause of poltergeist phenomena and he's a skeletal dragon that hunts down runaway souls. Not too bad at first, but then we see the pranks he pulls on the review team just because they wouldn't accept a potentially dangerous challenge. His pranks go from bloody hilarious to just plain vile. I mean, he tore off Basil's scales for pete's sake! Later, he goes from an affably evil trickster to a fearsome opponent upon the very notion of losing to mortals. Unlike Satan, who only knocked out his opponents, Necrosan wanted to SLAUGHTER his foes if he had the chance. And made this challenge because he was bored!
    • His appearance was later revealed. It didn't help AT ALL.
  • The beginning kill of 'Re-Vamped for the Occasion' could be considered one.
    • In the same episode, Flutterbat returns. However, it quickly turns awesome when she lays the smack-down on Orlok. It also doesn't last long.
  • Though the poster for 'Hands of Fate, Hands of Doom' is a bit sub-par, the look in Megatron's eyes is just not...natural.
  • Guess what? Necrosan returns yet again in the aptly named 'Necrosan's Revenge'. Now, he's gotten deadly serious when he plans to DESTROY LONDON if he doesn't get his revenge. However, the city is a fake. This shows that Necrosan really does have limits.
  • Lycos's backstory and eyes could count.
  • A scene from 'Gone Travelin' has the Basilosaurus attack the kids at the recently flooded at the time Cul-De-Sac. Just imagine being attacked by such a vicious predator when your troubles are already huge.
  • The poster for 'Alone Against Snippit' could be considered a little creepy.
  • Every extremely violent scene from 'Curtains for Them'. Sure, The Crazy Frogs and the Seacow were annoying, but the way Snippit killed them was very graphic.
    • How said monster was defeated could also count. Basically, being ripped into pieces. It doesn't kill him, though.
  • How could anyone forget that Sir nearly orphaned Chrysta by electrocuting Azazel during 'Metal Vs. Crystal'? He didn't mean it, but JEEZ!
    • What he was saying was also a bit unsettling. Basically, crazy gibberish.
    • While Robo-Lincoln looks ridiculous on the poster, his bio pic looks better. Albeit a bit intimidating with that never-ending stare of his.
  • Dracula, thanks to the Great Evil, has risen from the grave. He's now stuck in a Kinclocloptian body, but he had to basically kill the hapless alien to gain it! If he ever gets his old body back...
  • Necrosan's ominous warning at the end of "The Return of Necrosan's Revenge".
  • Imagine your kid has been captured by a creature with the intention of eating her and she's all alone in a cave with minimal chance of survival. Yeah, Mothra endures this in 'Snippit's Final Mission'.
    • Fairy can take care of herself, though...for a while.
    • Just how ominous that orb was. It's the Great Evil. Makes you wonder just how it earned that name.
    • Snippit's fate: burned alive by Godzilla's breath after his only words.
  • You think that's bad? How about Kal-Roh's fate from 'Anuby Villain'? eaten alive by tiny scarabs and the rest of his body buried alive by sand.
  • Here's a hefty dose of inner horror for ya? You know how a now more psychotic version of Meta-Ridley is Gumball's father now? Well, that could explain why Gumball is so genre savvy. It also might explain why he had another personality in 'The Name'. Namely, VOICES IN HIS HEAD. Indeed, Gumball might inherit his psychosis one day...
  • In 'Ire of the Isle', we learn what happened to the other people on the titular island. Jones brought his family along to enjoy the place, but, when they didn't like it, he then allowed the vegetation to reduce them to shambling, decaying corpses that very-much function like super-zombies. He was planning on doing that to the heroes, as well.
  • The first part of 'My Son, the Idiot' has Godzilla have a dream that's more ominous than Nightmare inducing. Makes you wonder, though...
  • One part in the recent quickie has Bubsy be torn apart by a Shear Kraken. It's deserved, but rightfully acknowledged as morbid.
  • Necrosan's plan has been revealed. He's going to call upon the Hellspawn to do his bidding. Something is DEFINITELY GOING DOWN.
  • The Con Rin. An obscure cryptid hailing from Viatnam? Huh. That's not too b-OHGODWHATISTHATONTHECOVER?!
  • Lycos is back. And he's not happy.
  • '20,000 Leagues Under Sanity' is mostly a tame arc, but it has its moments.
    • Karkinos was dangerously close to eating Flapjack. And consider what it looked like close-up on the original 'Ocean Hunter'.
    • Colonel Kernal is a monstrous sight to behold. Any naysayer of Rob Liefeld should know exactly what's coming. His plan to create Super-Soldiers in even worse.
    • The way to the control panel for Flapjack and Tafeli is quite harrowing.
    • Colonel Kernal completely losing it near the end.
  • The TAWOG fanfic, 'The Spark', had its share of moments.
    • Darwin was never the most sane of the bunch, but, given the right circumstances, he can become a clear sociopath. All of this lead to Alex's horrible demise (being electrocuted into near nothing!). Thank goodness he got punished for that.
    • What happened to Nicole's uncle should give you a clear understanding of why she fears snakes. Apparently, somebody filled his piñata with hordes of snakes. Unfortunately, they forgot to check if they were poisonous.
    • Everything to do with Ethereal-Shock. From his psychotic rants to his clear desire to fry everyone who wronged him. The music certainly does not help, especially during his rampage in the Expo.
    • Mother Brain's battle form is taken directly from Super Metroid. Remember that moment that freaked you out? Imagine a kid in place of Samus now. Her rants and vow for vengeance at the end also count.
  • 'Necrosan-The Final Challenge' was a magnet for this.
    • Just how psychotic Necrosan has gotten overtime. He's so consumed by revenge that he's willing to kill his servants and slaughter everyone the Team ever loved.
    • As awesome as Oblivion is, you have to admit his entrance was nothing short of ominous.
    • Faust's true form. He starts LAUGHING when it happens, even.
    • Beelzebub is just so freaking gross to look at. The descriptions of the Seven Deadly Sins are also worth mentioning. Especially Lust, who has a teenage girl sticking out of her abdomen. And she's still alive.
    • Kumasogami summoning more Fleshsaurs and subjecting Mothra to cold-blooded torture.
    • Anything to do with Lucifer. The way he deals with his foes is just MEAN. He's probably the biggest sociopath in the series.
    • Guess what? Nyarlathotep is a character now. Apparently, he's so powerful and terrifying that SATAN cringes at his very mention. He also resides in the Void from 'TAWOG'. According to other pieces of fanart by Zibulewsky, he's responsible for all the terrible things in 'Steven Universe' as well.
    • Where to even start with Sin?! Basically, imagine if you gave Necrosan (who was already mentally unstable) way too much power and a new menacing look. He eats souls simply for fuel and the way he does it would make Malthael from 'Diablo 3' proud. Out of spite, he betrays Titan and his minion in the worst way imaginable. He has a giant ugly plant eat Dementia, he entraps Rep-Stallion is rock, he rips apart Mysterious molecule by molecule in the form of a tornado, and he causes Eru to wither into a mindless skeleton. He then goes on to ravage the Candy Kingdom, killing people left and right. Especially horrendous is the way he kills Canyon. He swallows her whole in a way that screams 'Fetish Retardant' and she's gone from cursing to screaming for her life before going silent. He proceeds to kill Jake (soul absorption) and Bubblegum (eating alive) in front of Z-Squared, Marceline, Finn, and Tafeli. When the team seemingly finishes him off, he comes back and massacres them in bloody and gory ways (including impaling Fluttershy through the spine). He then decides to torture Z-Squared by making him endure Harmony Korine movies and Land Before Time Sequel songs. The last straw is when he kills Tafeli without a second thought.
    • Even the way he dies is a bit much. Granted, he deserved it, but the souls bursts out of his body (now alive, thankfully) and his skin begins to peel off. Not even the muscle from the previous form is there. All the while, he's screaming and roaring in hate and terror.

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