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Nightmare Fuel: Web Animation
The Internet has time and time again proven that animated shorts, series and films made for the web can be just as nightmare-inducing as their counterparts in other media. Below are some of the creepiest, most unsettling, and outright most terrifying animations made just for the net.

NOTE: Tropers are naturally curious. Having them stumble into links which scar them for life is not to everyone's tastes. Merely adding a link without a description is not enough for an example. Remember, even a description of what's behind the link is still scary on its own.


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  • Psychosis is a short animated clip which used to be played on MTV a long time ago. Majorly freaky.
  • Diemos is an animation about a man seeking the ultimate horror. He is contacted in his sleep by an entity that will give him this experience, in return for his legs. And other parts.
  • Broken Saints is loaded with this, but the best example: Chapter 22, Act 2. There WILL be nightmares.
    • Also, Chapter 17 Act 1.
    • The Wizard Of Oz-themed opening to Chapter 20. "We're off to see the Wizard / the Wonderful Wizard of—" OH MY SWEET FUCKING BAJEZUS!!
    • The Vagrant.
    • Half the things depicted in the dream or dream-like sequences.
  • From the people who brought you Charlie the Unicorn, there's this unholy thing.
    • If you think that's bad, you haven't seen Mr. Happy Face. Sweet dreams!
  • You cannot comprehend the true horror of Ronald McGigyas...
  • David Firth, creator of Salad Fingers, also did a claymation video with the subject "Hell". It starts of as a fascinating use of stopmotion/claymation, but as the video goes on... well... claymation has never been so disturbing. David Firth is decidedly not a liar when he goes as far as to put a disclaimer on his work.
    • Firth's Jerry Jackson cartoons are usually just a bunch of silly So Bad, It's Good, but his JJ cartoon "Life & Death" gets downright creepy with its random warbling keyboard BGM and casual violence.
  • Charlie the Unicorn. "Shun the nonbeliever! SHUUUUN!"
    • Just those two unicorns in general. Brr..
    • "Goodbye Charlie... Yeah, goodbye Charlie..."
    • Poor Starfish's fate after Charlie makes his wish on him in Episode 4...All this for being possibly the only character to actually HELP Charlie!
  • Despite being a site focused mostly on weird animals, horror, and monsters, Bogleech's cartoons are typically very lighthearted. However, Ants and Abyssal could be considered a pure strain of this.
  • This SonicTheHedgehog parody You'll never see him the same way again. Also, the creator's deviantART gallery has some pretty creepy stuff in it to.
    • The creator of that parody was none other than WalrusGuy? ....soooo, yeah.
  • Alfreds Playhouse. A dog with repressed memories of sexual abuse. And serious scarred for life warnings.
    • It's pretty great, but there are a couple genuinely frightening moments in the "popsicle" scene and all of Part 2 (also qualifies as Squick). Here's an antidote.
      • The cure is worse than the disease!
  • This YTMND meme.
    • After looking at that for a while, try this.
    • But then this nice little video will make it much less scary.
      • The third is a foolproof method for getting rid of the baboon! The baboon stares in the window. The captioning recommends turning off the lights to make the baboon go away! After the lights go out, the glowing eyes stay there for a few seconds in the dark, then vanish... then there's a lightning flash, and now the baboon is inside.
  • Behold, the Youtube page bearing the Number of the Beast...
    • That same Youtube user (uh, the one who made the video, NOT 666) has quite a lot of creepy stuff to offer, a lot of it, like "none", combining pretty neatly with Mind Screw.
      • She has recently made videos of ant farms. This was done after she visited an abandoned house and took with her a bloody doll with what looked like intestines hanging from her body. The contrast makes it even creepier and also the fact that THAT DOLL is present in all of those videos. What did that doll do to her???
  • "Now that's what I call a BONE-r!"
  • "The Ultimate Washing Powder! Polsupah!"
    • It got worse. As it turns out, that video in particular was made by one Aleksander Wasilewski, who recently struck fame with his independent film, Lucky Day Forever. However, before that, he was in the spotlight for this beauty.Warning, NSFW.
  • Here's a HOSUE. Don't watch this if you want to sleep tonight.
  • VG Flash is an adorable little series about two cute little creatures in the world of video games. How could that be scary? Welcome to The Penitent. You may never eat shrimp again.
  • Spoilsbury Toast Boy is particularly full of this in all of its Mind Screw-y glory, especially during Toast Boy's freak outs, nightmares, and hallucinations. To give you a bit of perspective, this was made by the same guy who created Salad Fingers. Especially bad if you have a phobia of insects.
  • When viewed through the perspective of a normal human being who has NOT been subjected to several years of brutal psychological torture, almost every single part of Rejected is fucking terrifying. Especially the ending´┐Ż
  • Let's Make a New Friend (WARNING: flashing lights at that link). It's also known as agamemnon counterpart. It's basically what would happen if Giygas made a kids show.
  • The animation Suicide Mouse, based on an old creepypasta about a lost Disney cartoon so disturbing it made an employee commit suicide after watching the last two minutes. It first showed up on the /x/ (paranormal) board at 4chan, and is basically a long loop of Mickey Mouse walking down the street, badly animated in HyperCard with forlorn music. Then it cuts to black, and when it comes back the music is replaced by creepy sound effects and a woman screaming while the background goes berserk.
    • And then, along came a friendly, hyperactive user called kitty0706, who gave us a hilarious metric ton of Nightmare Retardant in the form of "The Gmod Suicide Mouse Survival Guide", which gave us a whole list of ways to make the video "A tad funnier". And it works, especially the last one - "This video is fake and so are you, BLAAARGH!"
    • Want more? Try The Game based off the animation. WARNING - NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART (If it was, it probably wouldn't be on this page.)
  • Many things made by YouTube user ChrisLyons3000 (formerly MrChriddof) aim for this.
  • Russian flash animation Selva [(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMDp6vtaqKU)], from Art-hur, based on the Slavic Mythology, with beautiful art and music from the russian group Theodor Bastard, is pretty scary from the begining, but in the end... DEAR GOD.
  • Kol-Belov:
  • No mention of Neurotically Yours's Maid of Horror? (Warning: NSFW) This animation starts off promising enough, but the ending was so horrifying, the creator took it down.
  • Crooked (Orcus) Rot is a stop-action video made by David Firth, the mind behind Salad Fingers. The video is a frightening collection of mannequin heads exchanging brain fluid, powering lightbulbs and skating around on wheels protruding from the neck.
  • The Justin Bieber Show. "No matter how much you scrub, you'll never be clean, Justin! NEVER BE CLEAN, JUSTIN!!"
  • Remember that wonderful little "Red Riding Hood" that you read when you were young? Newgrounds decided to fuck. It. UP.
  • Of course, for the bronies, there's always Hot Diggedy Demon's infamous PONY. MOV series. In this series, HDD takes all the characters you know and love, and tastefully redelivers them in rather twisted, albeit hilarious fashions. If you feel up to the challenge, check out the whole playlist .
  • Usually, those wacky YouTube machinima clips people make with Team Fortress 2 are silly in their absurdity. Then there's stuff like THIS.
    • In the same vein as the above: Snyphurr. Sweet JESUS, Snyphurr.
    • Team Fortress 2 Machinima has a whole amusment park's worth of terrible creatures. Heavydile Sewer Medic, Dic Soupcan and the legendary Painis Cupcake are just a few examples. Most want to kill you, and despite the ridiculous names, they are all TERRIFYING.
    • Even those that aren't otherworldly, like our good friend Christian Brutal Sniper, are horrific in their own special way.
    • While the Vagineer (first known appearance here) is certainly a creepy Gmod version of the Engineer, there's two monstrosities that make the Vagineer tame: the Vagi-scorp and the Engina. The first horrific creature is the Vagineer with the build of a scorpion that stabs unsuspecting victims with its "stinger." It will then wrap you into a cocoon and feed you to the greater monstrosity, the Engina. This otherworldly demon is a Giant!Vagineer, who at first appears headless; however, victims are lowered into its body, and will find its head has at the bottom of the body's abyss! Oh, and then it eats you.
    • The video may be titled "bedtime doctor", but you will not sleep ever again after watching it.
    • Odd Engies: The Fall of Mann, an entry for the 2012 Saxxy awards, involves, as the title implies, the mercs fighting mutated Engineers in a bleak, no longer patched or maintained world, and these abominations want nothing but death and destruction. You know things are hopeless when a RED Medic is ubering a BLU Heavy, and even the robots from MVM want to save the mercs from these creatures. The creepy music also really adds to the hopeless feeling.
  • Adidas presents us with this lovely commercial.
  • Black & White creator Peter Molyneux discovered that one of his employees had created this Mario animation. He immediately fired the employee and uploaded the video to Youtube for everyone to see. Apparently, it was supposed to be a satire about Nintendo "changing" their characters after the launch of the Wii. That doesn't make it any less disturbing, though.
  • All three videos of "Two Minutes of Terror" from Newsgrounds, but special mention goes to the second one, "The Watcher". Oh god.....the killer's face after it's pig mask fell off....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAxIv-43xEM
  • The Kryton from Threebrain
  • Everything by Cyriak. Seriously, this guy is messed up. Some prime examples include:
    • Baa: This is a movie about a sheep. such a nice OH GAWD IT SHOULDN'T DO THAT!
    • something: 1950's stock footage, and things have been done to it. Terrible terrible things.
    • hand fingers , a good example of Body Horror.
    • Cobwebs. Let's just say that if you're an arachnophobe, this is not the video for you.
    • [1] On Christmas Eve...he sees you when you're sleeping!
  • Bear Bear is a nice little mixture of horror and Tear Jerker. What happens when a teddy bear who suffers from Seperation Anxiety? Well......
  • They dumped her body into the molten light... Two men cut out a sleeping woman's heart, and dump her body into a pit. The woman comes back to kill them, and they cannot escape her. It is disturbing to say the least.
  • Don't Hug Me I'm Scared turns into this a little over 2 minutes through. It starts off as a cute, if not trippy, kids song but quickly elevates from there..
    • And, now...its sequel [2].
  • Red Minus:
    • Nyan Caxx. It initially starts out as a take on the Nyan Cat meme, but character Caxx is poisoned by a Malboro from Final Fantasy, at which point the video becomes nightmarish. Caxx appears surrounded corpses impaled on spikes, at which point a jump-scare occurs followed by: a boy bleeding from the eyes; a pile of skulls; a Slenderman-esque character murdering someone whilst another appears scared; a bloody knife; several hanged corpses; a screaming man with metal hooks under his skin; an arm with maggots burrowing out; and a creepy close up of an eye.
    • Justin Bieber eats a piece of Delicious Cake: An enormous spider climbs out of Justin Bieber's mouth, distending and stretching his head, before pulling cake into it's mouth and climbing back into him. His head re-forms, but he bleeds black goo from his ear and eye.
  • This video (from the creator of the infamous Jimmy Neutron Happy Family Happy Hour) which is supposedly a lost pilot for a Nick Jr. show called Gregory's Room. It starts out creepy enough with the ugly animation, robotic voice acting, and creepy dialog, but it gets worse at 0:43 when disorted backround music suddenly starts playing and the camera slowly pans into Gregory's face with flames burning in the backround. Sweet Dreams.
    Gregory: But no matter what we do, it will just be the two of us. Alone in this room. Just me and you.
    No parents.
    No police.
    No one can hear you.
    Embrace me.
    I. Need. Love.
    gReGoRy NeEdS lOvE...
    *Abrupt Cut*
  • This political cartoon depicts the NRA literally brainwashing people, with a quiet voice-over talking about how the world is full of bad people that are out to get you and the only way to protect yourself is to buy more guns.
  • "Breaking the Ice" by Oney NG. Basically what happens when Literal-Minded gets taken to a very horrifying degree.
  • "Mouse Fan Club" boasts creepy-looking and cheaply-animated CGI animations of such Disney characters as Mickey Mouse. (Close observation reveals some of them to have eyeballs inside their mouths!) They dance jerkily to looped electronic music from Super Mario Bros. 2, entertain a giant floating John Lasseter head, and boil Pete alive for asking for soup, according to the captions.


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