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Nightmarefuel: 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.
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.
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.
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???
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.
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�
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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
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 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.