Nightmare Fuel: The Wire

  • Season 4 took this concept to new heights with Snoop and Chris, Marlo Stanfield's enforcers. The duo go around wantonly executing rival drug dealers and hauling anyone who doesn't bow down to Marlo into a vacant house, where they murder them and leave their bodies in impromptu coffins. The worst example of this occurs the first time we see their process, as Snoop and Chris calmly discuss how they're going to preserve the dead body right in front of the victim they're about to execute. The worst part is the dealer's please ("Chris...please.") and his nonchalant response ("Don't fret, boss. I've got you covered. Quick and clean, I promise"), then Chris shooting him after he's just vomited all over the floor.
  • Marlo ordered one man murdered simply for "talking back". This man was a security guard at a convenient store that Marlo pilfered two dum-dums from. All the security guard asked for was a little respect. By the end of the fourth season, the cops have found 22 bodies in vacant houses, and who knows how many other bodies there might be.
    • Many events and characters on the show are based on real events, including the use of abandoned houses as a place to stash bodies, and the eventual discovery of a large number of them. Imagine how many people walked past those houses for who knows how long without knowing about it... and imagine how many did know and said nothing for months due to being afraid of winding up like that themselves.
    Lester Freamon: This is a tomb. Lex is in there.
  • Public anti-STD education should consist of Bodies charming season 3 assessment of what Poot looks like when he visits the STD clinic:
    Dick lookin' like a fried chicken wing...
  • The fate of the girls in the container in season 2.
  • Hamsterdam at night is one of the most dreadful places imaginable.
  • In Season 5, Marlo meets with Sergei Malatov, who got locked up in Season 2. Marlo attempts, rather awkwardly, to charm the man by mentioning that he's been putting money in Sergei's canteen account. Sergei contemptuously dismisses the prospect of Marlo cozying up to him, reflecting that "in my county, this is not prison. This is nothing." At that moment, we realize that there is someone scarier than Marlo Stanfield. He just doesn't make a big deal out of it...which is part of the reason he's scarier.