What interests us is not Kingsmouth's inclination to murder and the occult, but its failed attempts to cover them up. It suggests a town that cannot bear what it is, and is therefore destined - and desperate - to tear itself apart.
—The Dragon, in the aftermath of "Something Wicked", The Secret World
"Ah, quiet, insular communities. There's always something nasty going on behind closed doors."
—Zevran Arainai, Dragon Age: Origins
Unfortunately, my suspicions have been confirmed. I'm being watched. I must hide this book before He finds it. Remember—in Gravity Falls, there is no one you can trust.
— Dipper, reading the journal about the mysterious town, Gravity Falls
"Avoid small New England towns in general, really."
"There's a sort of evil out there. Something very, very strange in these old woods. Call it what you want. A darkness, a presence. It takes many forms but... its been out there for as long as anyone can remember and we've always been here to fight it."
—Sheriff Harry S. Truman, Twin Peaks
Don't judge a town by its cider. Monsters love small towns.
— Root, Person of Interest