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Nightmare Fuel: Total Drama Island
This is only the first stage of his zombified change, it will get worse.
While Total Drama Island is a dramedy series, that doesn't mean that these moments couldn't end up giving you nightmares.
Izzy absofriggenlutely covered in bees. Damn...
In episode 2 of World Tour, Chris explains how the scarabs in Egypt have become dangerous since they're in heat, right before Chef releases a whole swarm of them. We see a bunch crawl onto one of the interns, and less than ten seconds later we see the intern's bones, picked clean of all meat.
Pretty much any fate of the interns, including the aforementioned one, has nightmare fuel to some degree ESPECIALLY in World Tour. The episodes that provide these are Walk Like An Egyptian Part 2, Anything Yukon Do I Can Do Better, Jamaica Me Sweat, Greece's Pieces, Picnic At Hanging Dork, African Lying Safari, Rapa-phooey, Awww, Drumheller, and Hawaiian Punch. For those curious about what their fates are, here is a link to them
The baby goat in "Slap Slap Revolution".
Psycho Gwen in "The Am-AH-zon Race", especially up close in this shot◊. Those eyes...
Courtney in season two. She can tear through a hotel like rice paper. Especially some of her facial expressions.
Trent in season two could qualify too. All of a sudden, he has a strange obsession with both Gwen and the number nine, complete with a creepy Leitmotif whenever both obsessions are provoked. Also, try comparing his character last season when he was one of the normal contestants to his character this season when he is one of the crazier contestants.
Season one Trent too. Things like the way it takes him a split-second to go from his usual nice guy act to threatening the beat Cody up if he's lying about Gwen liking him then straight back to nice guy again in Up the Creek, or how he encourages Chris (who definitely would have been treating Geoff badly enough on his own) to hurt Geoff worse with his worst fear might be little moments, but the hidden anger issues they indicated to me left me absolutely terrified for Gwen and very glad that they broke up in the second season.
At the same time, Alejandro looks even worse, with his hair being burnt off, all his skin completely fried, and his limbs mangled from being trampled on by the others - before being merged with a robot in a completely weird Star Wars parody.
Some of the campers' angry facial expressions from World Tour can give you the nightmares if you pause the show exactly at the right time.
Kelsey from the Aftermath shows just how obsessive with Trent she is. Not to mention her poem...
"Your hair is black...
My heart is blue...
I'll stuff you with rags...
And sew you up too!"
To make it worse, Word Of God confirms Kelsey is based on a real life fan and her Cody Doll. Although she isn't nearly as frightening,Or is she?
Chris falling and being impaled on a pole in "The Sand Witch Project", complete with a horrifying amount of blood. He was actually faking the whole thing, but that still doesn't stop this scene from being particularly horrifying to watch.
Sierra's stalkerish obsession with Cody.
Her knowledge of the Total Drama cast can be very nightmare-inducing. Especially since most of her information comes from their personal lives and have not been mentioned on the show or fanbase anytime before.
She's lied to his family to get information on him, discovered government protected information about him, watches him as he sleeps, put her arm-pit stink covered thumb in his mouth WHILE he was sleeping, hugs him so hard that he physically cannot breathe, molests him on a regular basis, forced him to marry her, wanted to strip him in public and even paralyzed his entire body and did who-knows-what to him while he was frozen. The fact that she ignores his pleads for her to stop makes everything all the more horrific. *shivers*
Boney Island from "Up the Creek". The monstrous creatures...
Cody after the garbage bomb explosion in "Phobia Factor". He looks like a zombie. Can't blame Bridgette for freaking out.
Sierra. She's clinically insane. And not funny-insane like Izzy. I'm talking "makes you wanna curl up into a little ball under your bed and pray she never finds you" insane. Her Leitmotif alone is enough to make this troper shudder.
Izzy can be terrifying too. Her bio describes her as ready to like a guy one day and ready to throw him off a cliff the next, meaning that she's probably planned or tried to kill the guys she's followed around, in other words she's an Axe CrazyStalker with a Crush. Her therapist even diagnosed her as psychotic. For all her insane obsession with Cody, at least Sierra's never actually threatened to kill Cody. Hints from Island and Action also show Izzy to be a pyromaniac with a penchant for blowing stuff up which is how she wound up being wanted by the RCMP after blowing up a compound.
Another one from Action: In "Masters of Disasters" the second stunt goes horribly wrong when Chef accidentally breaks the lever for the water flow, leaving the campers trapped inside a submarine prop rapidly filling up with water. Since the Grips had accidentally destroyed the combination lock code paper they won earlier, and the other exits were blocked by a shark and a jet of fire, they would all have drowned if Harold hadn't been able to crack the lock. While this situation is scary in and of itself, this reminds us that while Chris and Chef aren't actually trying to kill the contestants, Chris does like to make the challenges a little more interesting every now and then, with near fatal results at times. The fact that this is a kid's show and that Chris would face horrible lawsuits if anyone did die does nothing to deter this possibility.
The entireGainax Ending of season three. Sure there's the ever-so-nightmarish Zombie Ezekiel and Darth Alejandro to threaten your dreams, but there's also the entire cast swimming for their lives away from falling lava rocks, Chris and Chef's boat crashing, and Heather about to be crushed by a giant flaming boulder. Also, never mind how Blaineley disappeared from the rest of the cast when they reached the water, (notice she's attached to a dolly). It probably makes you wonder, "What the hell were the producers thinking? Did they even think about how their fans would react to this?"
In "Who Can You Trust?" one of the challenges was to prepare fugu blowfish sushi and give it to a teammate without poisoning them. As it was, Trent made the mistake of allowing Lindsay to prepare the sushi for him. After eating a blob of what was left of the blowfish, he fell down, started to puke, and turned blue. As if that wasn't bad enough, the next thing we see is Chef in a nurse's uniform about to give him CPR, then the screen goes black and all we can hear is Trent dry heaving.
Some fans might have been frightened a bit after watching Ezekiel's cameo in Japan for the first time, a startling silhouette complete with red eyes and menacing facial expression.
Cody's weird stretchy expressions. The face he makes whenever he's flirting with Gwen makes him look like a rapist. The way his mouth stretches and the gap in his teeth goes all huge and his eyes go small, is just... Urgh.
There's Cody's alien doppelganger in "The Ex-Files", who is arguably creepier than Zombie Ezekiel. His facial expression as he closes in on Cody leaves little to the imagination...
Also, you know who later arrives and sees two Cody's, one of which happens to be the alien clone. Once Sierra hugs them both, the fake one bursts ectoplasm on both Sierra and the actual Cody.
Itís important that Gwen and eucalyptus leaves as far away from each other as possible and never let them be anywhere near each other. Because when you do, YA GET F***N' THIS!!!◊
A few moments from the series count as Fridge Horror if you think about it. For example, Izzy has been confirmed to be on the RCMP's Most Wanted list. Just what horrible crime is that psycho capable of?? Also, Area 51 in this universe is full of alien artifacts, a cloning machine, and at least one box that contains real. Live. Aliens!!! How many other aliens are trapped in Area 51, what are they capable of doing, and what terror would be unleashed if they got out???
Izzy explicitly states that she was arrested for accidentally setting a marine base on fire. Everyone was okay, but the RCMP was very, very pissed.
There were a lot of offhand remarks about interns that died or got injured, and they were pretty funny in a dark sort of way. But actually witnessing an intern go flatline in the infirmary is a bit much.
The various mutant animals in Revenge of the Island. The gigantic woolly beavers with spikes sticking out of their backs, the hairless squirrel that can shoot lightning out of its eyes, the venomous seagull-octopus fusions, the frog with three eyes, the supersized bipedal rabbit with two heads, the humongous land anglerfish, and the maggot that is more than a hundred times its logical size, with more to come. The only non-mutated animals that have been sighted thus far are the bird that Dawn was talking to in Truth or Laser Shark and the worm it was eating.
As of "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste", we can add supersized mutant naked mole rats to the list.
In "Runaway Model", Chris ponders what happened to the interns he sent to Boney Island for him. Of course, we are treated to a panning shot of their remains.
Dakota turning into a mutated monster, with plenty of Body Horror to spare. While it can be debated that the other contestants, such as Alejandro and Ezekiel deserved their fates, her only crime was being a bit of an Attention Whore. Most of the time, she's actually Spoiled Sweet.
In the same episode, Dakota actually plans to ''kill'' Chris for that! Yikes!
In "Grand Chef Auto," Mike finally controls his MPD. However, just as giving a speech, for a split second, you can see a silouette of Mike smiling evily. Even though he got voted off, this is possible foreshadowing for the next season. Big Bad for next season? Orsomethingfar worsethan that?
Speaking of Mike's multiple personalities, Fridge Horror kicks in when you think about how he even got the personalities in the first place. The triggers for his personalities are typically based off trauma. Considering he has four other personalities, all pretty weird and totally different, how screwed up has Mike's life been?!?!
Multiple Personality Disorder (more commonly known as Dissociative Identity Disorder), is developed in childhood after a recurring series of traumatic events, most often sexual and physical abuse. It's a psychological defense mechanism that "turns off" a person's sense of reality to escape a bad situation. This is called "dissociation". When this happens multiple times, that "turned off", or dissociated, state eventually develops its own experiences and perceptions and becomes a separate personality. Essentially, the birth personality retreats and is replaced by other personalities during times of distress. No, seriously. Google the Symptoms and Causes of Dissociative Identity Disorder. The truth behind Mike's disorder is, in this Troper's opinion, the most terrifying thing the show has done. And it's equally screwed up that Mike's disorder is played for comedy. Again, 99% of the time, this mental disorder develops in ABUSED CHILDREN!!! How did this get past the radar?
The fact that it's sort of implied that Blainely died at the end of "Hawaiian Punch". She isn't seen with the other characters in the ocean at the end of the episode nor has she been seen or mentioned on the show since.
Am I the only one who freaked out when Dakota lost her hair after going in that radioactive cave? The first things that came to my mind were CANCER and RADIATION POISONING. And although the way Stacy lost her hair after touching her toxic mushroom was done in a cartoony, slapstick fashion, the way Dakota lost her hair went straight into Dude, Not Funny! territory. She was even on a gurney in the infirmary, so she instantly looked like a cancer patient to me.