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* Max's nightmare in the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie''. His embarrassment about his father and worries about being too much like him cause him to dream about literally turning into Goofy in front of Roxanne, in a parody of a classic werewolf transformation [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments with Goofy's trademark laugh in place of the traditional howl.]]

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* Max's nightmare in the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie''. His embarrassment about his father and worries about being too much like him cause him to dream about literally turning into Goofy in front of Roxanne, in a parody of a classic werewolf transformation [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments with Goofy's trademark laugh in place of the traditional howl.]]]] On the other hand, some may find the transformation scary due to the sheer BodyHorror it features.


** Most female monsters in ''Sailor Moon'' after Season 1 fell into FetishFuel territory, regardless.

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** Most female monsters in ''Sailor Moon'' after Season 1 fell into FetishFuel MsFanservice territory, regardless.


* In ''VideoGame/ArmoryAndMachine'', all the BodyHorror monsters in the Bio Swamp are intended to be frightening with horrifying attacks such as self evisceration, sloughing their flesh off or writhing in agony. However, the lack of any images plus the frequency of the monsters using self-harm moves and doing absolutely nothing with their other moves[[note]]with one exception being the Vomiting Behemoth's Form Tank, which hits for an extremely laughable 10 damage[[/note]] takes away most of the horror and makes them seem like comically inept buffoons instead.

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* In ''VideoGame/ArmoryAndMachine'', all the BodyHorror monsters in the Bio Swamp (Weeping Hunchback, Irradiated Sore, Vomiting Behemoth, Mound of Despair and the boss Writhing Mass) are intended to be frightening with horrifying attacks such as self evisceration, self-evisceration, sloughing their flesh off or writhing in agony. However, the lack of any images plus the frequency of the monsters using self-harm moves and doing absolutely nothing with their other moves[[note]]with one exception being the Vomiting Behemoth's Form Tank, which hits for an extremely laughable 10 damage[[/note]] takes away most of the horror and makes them seem like comically inept buffoons instead.


* In ''VideoGame/ArmoryAndMachine', all the BodyHorror monsters in the Bio Swamp are intended to be frightening with horrifying attacks such as self evisceration, sloughing their flesh off or writhing in agony. However, the lack of any images plus the frequency of the monsters using self-harm moves and doing absolutely nothing with their other moves[[note]]with one exception being the Vomiting Behemoth's Form Tank, which hits for an extremely laughable 10 damage[[/note]] takes away most of the horror and makes them seem like comically inept buffoons instead.

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* In ''VideoGame/ArmoryAndMachine', ''VideoGame/ArmoryAndMachine'', all the BodyHorror monsters in the Bio Swamp are intended to be frightening with horrifying attacks such as self evisceration, sloughing their flesh off or writhing in agony. However, the lack of any images plus the frequency of the monsters using self-harm moves and doing absolutely nothing with their other moves[[note]]with one exception being the Vomiting Behemoth's Form Tank, which hits for an extremely laughable 10 damage[[/note]] takes away most of the horror and makes them seem like comically inept buffoons instead.

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* In ''VideoGame/ArmoryAndMachine', all the BodyHorror monsters in the Bio Swamp are intended to be frightening with horrifying attacks such as self evisceration, sloughing their flesh off or writhing in agony. However, the lack of any images plus the frequency of the monsters using self-harm moves and doing absolutely nothing with their other moves[[note]]with one exception being the Vomiting Behemoth's Form Tank, which hits for an extremely laughable 10 damage[[/note]] takes away most of the horror and makes them seem like comically inept buffoons instead.


Many B-movie creature features, especially those featured on [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]], were chock full of this, since most of them had very low budgets and had to rely on puppets and guys wearing carpets over their heads for their creature effects.

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Many B-movie creature features, especially those featured on [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]], were chock full of this, this since most of them had very low budgets and had to rely on puppets and guys wearing carpets over their heads for their creature effects.



* The creature from Creator/RogerCorman's "Creature from the Haunted Sea" (1961) one of the most goofy looking monsters in the history of cinema.

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* The creature from Creator/RogerCorman's "Creature from the Haunted Sea" (1961) one of the most goofy goofiest looking monsters in the history of cinema.



* The 1931 version of ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'' contains two misguided attempts at symbolism: a close-up shot of a Jerusalem cricket (which looks a lot like a giant bee) crawling out of a coffin and a "giant rat," played by an opossum. In the Spanish version of the film, the "giant rat" falls off of the ledge it is walking on during the shot. And then there's the [[MisplacedWildlife armadillos]] and the ''"terrifying"'' rubber bats on strings in that and ''so many other'' early Dracula films.

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* The 1931 version of ''Film/{{Dracula|1931}}'' contains two misguided attempts at symbolism: a close-up shot of a Jerusalem cricket (which looks a lot like a giant bee) crawling out of a coffin and a "giant rat," played by an opossum. In the Spanish version of the film, the "giant rat" falls off of the ledge it is walking on during the shot. And then there's there are the [[MisplacedWildlife armadillos]] and the ''"terrifying"'' rubber bats on strings in that and ''so many other'' early Dracula films.



* ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'': in the opening scenes the villagers claim a werewolf roams through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolf-like creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a werewolf, left alone a wolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal is walking around in Transylvania, Romania.
* The "bat suit" in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''. Apparently it was added because Gary Oldman didn't feel he could be scary enough for that scene. Ironic, since he was a lot scarier without the dippy rubber suit.

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* ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'': in the opening scenes scenes, the villagers claim a werewolf roams through the forest at night. The atmosphere is really creepy and the audience wonders what this creature will look like. When the protagonist goes to sleep the camera shows a wolf-like creature walking in the forest, but it's clearly not a werewolf, left alone a wolf, but a striped hyena! And it's strange to downright ridiculous that this animal is walking around in Transylvania, Romania.
* The "bat suit" in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''. Apparently Apparently, it was added because Gary Oldman didn't feel he could be scary enough for that scene. Ironic, since he was a lot scarier without the dippy rubber suit.



** The production team and writers seemed to invoke this trope willingly for ''Film/JasonX'', when he's presented with a hologram of 2 busty, naked co-eds saying that they love partying and having unprotected sex. HilarityEnsues. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTIuYjzqBU0 After a cut-back]] to the crew of the ship.

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** The production team and writers seemed to invoke this trope willingly for ''Film/JasonX'', ''Film/JasonX'' when he's presented with a hologram of 2 busty, naked co-eds saying that they love partying and having unprotected sex. HilarityEnsues. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTIuYjzqBU0 After a cut-back]] to the crew of the ship.



* ''Film/Venom2018'' is not much better, with the titular symbiote [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext developing a taste for tater tots]] and admitting that he is a loser on his home world, which is used to justify his HeelFaceTurn.

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* ''Film/Venom2018'' is not much better, with the titular symbiote [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext developing a taste for tater tots]] and admitting that he is a loser on his home world, homeworld, which is used to justify his HeelFaceTurn.



* Listen to the noise the parasites in ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' make. It sounds like DonaldDuck, for God's sake. Or maybe Yoshi. Fortunately Clover's roar more than made up for the silly parasite chittering.

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* Listen to the noise the parasites in ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' make. It sounds like DonaldDuck, for God's sake. Or maybe Yoshi. Fortunately Fortunately, Clover's roar more than made up for the silly parasite chittering.



* Creator/WesCraven's ''Film/{{Cursed|2005}}'' was a good example of this trope, where the scenes meant to be scary were downright funny, and the scenes meant to be funny were downright cheesy. From the predictable plot, to the bad acting, to the [[{{Narm}} cheesy dialogue]], this movie has it all. Strange how a film intended to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent reinvent the werewolf genre]] ends up falling back on every single [[NewerThanTheyThink Hollywood werewolf convention]]. There's the scene where a werewolf appears above the balcony after Christina Ricci's character taunts its fashion sense, flipping the bird and roaring "fuck you!", before dying in a hail of bullets. To be fair though, the movie turned out this way in part due to ExecutiveMeddling.

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* Creator/WesCraven's ''Film/{{Cursed|2005}}'' was a good example of this trope, where the scenes meant to be scary were downright funny, and the scenes meant to be funny were downright cheesy. From the predictable plot, plot to the bad acting, to the [[{{Narm}} cheesy dialogue]], this movie has it all. Strange how a film intended to [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent reinvent the werewolf genre]] ends up falling back on every single [[NewerThanTheyThink Hollywood werewolf convention]]. There's the scene where a werewolf appears above the balcony after Christina Ricci's character taunts its fashion sense, flipping the bird and roaring "fuck you!", before dying in a hail of bullets. To be fair though, the movie turned out this way in part due to ExecutiveMeddling.



* The 1989 horror movie ''Film/FoodOfTheGods2'' has a scene in which giant rats attack a swimming competition. The cheesy special effects however, kills any shred of horror from the scene. The intercutting shots of panicked people in a normal sized competition pool with shots of ordinary-sized rats walking around and splashing in an obvious miniature pool had no credibility whatsoever.

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* The 1989 horror movie ''Film/FoodOfTheGods2'' has a scene in which giant rats attack a swimming competition. The cheesy special effects effects, however, kills any shred of horror from the scene. The intercutting shots of panicked people in a normal sized competition pool with shots of ordinary-sized rats walking around and splashing in an obvious miniature pool had no credibility whatsoever.



* The 80's horror film ''Film/{{House}}'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmzsp4zbtG0 Sandywitch]], a disgusting, nightmarish monster that attacks and tries to kill main hero Roger Cobb. But any pretenses of it being scary quickly fade when it speaks, as it talks in a high-pitched chipmunk voice.

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* The 80's '80s horror film ''Film/{{House}}'' has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmzsp4zbtG0 Sandywitch]], a disgusting, nightmarish monster that attacks and tries to kill main hero Roger Cobb. But any pretenses of it being scary quickly fade when it speaks, as it talks in a high-pitched chipmunk voice.



* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' makes no attempt to soften the numerous deaths and murders from its source material... and gets away with that by adding generous amounts of this. The fearsome Captain Flint, for example, is shown at the beginning murdering fifteen of his own crew to keep his treasure a secret. Later, Long John Silver laughs over Flint's chosen signpost of two dead bodies on the path to the treasure. And finally... we find out that Flint once dated Benjamina Gunn. Who is played by Miss Piggy. Who complains that ''he was co-dependent.''
* The ''Film/FinalDestination'' series usually thrives on ParanoiaFuel, taking ordinary situations and turning them deadly in rather unexpected, but at least plausible manners. However, the more implausible deaths tend to have the opposite effect, and either have you rolling your eyes, or laughing hysterically. This was especially bad in the [[Film/FinalDestination3 third]] and [[Film/FinalDestination4 fourth]] films, where both of them include the overuse of illogical [[RubeGoldbergDevice domino effects]].

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* ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' makes no attempt to soften the numerous deaths and murders from its source material... and gets away with that by adding generous amounts of this. The fearsome Captain Flint, for example, is shown at the beginning murdering fifteen of his own crew to keep his treasure a secret. Later, Long John Silver laughs over Flint's chosen signpost of two dead bodies on the path to the treasure. And finally... we find out that Flint once dated Benjamina Gunn. Who Gunn...who is played by Miss Piggy. Who complains that ''he was co-dependent.''
* The ''Film/FinalDestination'' series usually thrives on ParanoiaFuel, taking ordinary situations and turning them deadly in rather unexpected, but at least plausible manners. However, the more implausible deaths tend to have the opposite effect, and either have has you rolling your eyes, eyes or laughing hysterically. This was especially bad in the [[Film/FinalDestination3 third]] and [[Film/FinalDestination4 fourth]] films, where both of them include the overuse of illogical [[RubeGoldbergDevice domino effects]].



*** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E4TheKrotons The Krotons]] are actually a lot scarier than most of these (Creator/RobertHolmes deserves some credit here), and there's somewhat more creativity to their concept (being made of living crystal). Unfortunately the costumes were too short and so they were given skirts to hide the actors' legs. The top half is a TinCanRobot and the bottom half is a ballgown. Doesn't help that 'Krotons' sounds like '[[UnfortunateNames croutons]]' and they have [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent inexplicable and unidentifiable accents (Brummie-Eastend-South African?)]]. Very strongly averted in the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' book ''Alien Bodies'', which exploits all of the {{Narm}} associated with them to make it both hilarious and shocking when the twist reveals they've been slaughtering Daleks by the ton and trying to steal the Doctor's corpse.

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*** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS6E4TheKrotons The Krotons]] are actually a lot scarier than most of these (Creator/RobertHolmes deserves some credit here), and there's somewhat more creativity to their concept (being made of living crystal). Unfortunately Unfortunately, the costumes were too short and so they were given skirts to hide the actors' legs. The top half is a TinCanRobot and the bottom half is a ballgown. Doesn't help that 'Krotons' sounds like '[[UnfortunateNames croutons]]' and they have [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent inexplicable and unidentifiable accents (Brummie-Eastend-South African?)]]. Very strongly averted in the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' book ''Alien Bodies'', which exploits all of the {{Narm}} associated with them to make it both hilarious and shocking when the twist reveals they've been slaughtering Daleks by the ton and trying to steal the Doctor's corpse.



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen The Tomb of the Cybermen]]" (while scary) features Cybermats - tiny robot bugs - that the script acts as if are terrifying. Viewers mostly reported finding them cute, which the BBC [[MascotMook went along with]], at one point even running a promotion where viewers could write in and get sent vaccuum-formed Cybermat parts to assemble into a toy. The next story to feature the Cybermats, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace The Wheel in Space]]", lampshaded this by having the Wheel staff react to the Cybermats as if they were cute while not making them any more harmless - one victim takes a Cybermat as a pet, and another even begs them to come closer before they kill him.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen The Tomb of the Cybermen]]" (while scary) features Cybermats - tiny robot bugs - that the script acts as if are terrifying. Viewers mostly reported finding them cute, which the BBC [[MascotMook went along with]], at one point even running a promotion where viewers could write in and get sent vaccuum-formed vacuum-formed Cybermat parts to assemble into a toy. The next story to feature the Cybermats, "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E7TheWheelInSpace The Wheel in Space]]", lampshaded this by having the Wheel staff react to the Cybermats as if they were cute while not making them any more harmless - one victim takes a Cybermat as a pet, and another even begs them to come closer before they kill him.



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]" has a subplot about a giant rat in the sewers of nineteenth century London. The effect was achieved by [[{{Slurpasaur}} filming an ordinary rat in a scale model of the sewer]] and intercutting it with reaction shots of the actors in the life-sized sewer set. We're already into {{Narm}} and SpecialEffectsFailure territory, but there's more. To complete the illusion, a nearly immobile life-sized giant rat was built. It looks jarringly different from the real rat, and is the exact opposite of threatening. This trope is in fullest effect in the cliffhanger where the camera dramatically zooms in to the cute rat plushie while the tense music reaches a crescendo.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]" has a subplot about a giant rat in the sewers of nineteenth century nineteenth-century London. The effect was achieved by [[{{Slurpasaur}} filming an ordinary rat in a scale model of the sewer]] and intercutting it with reaction shots of the actors in the life-sized sewer set. We're already into {{Narm}} and SpecialEffectsFailure territory, but there's more. To complete the illusion, a nearly immobile life-sized giant rat was built. It looks jarringly different from the real rat, rat and is the exact opposite of threatening. This trope is in fullest effect in the cliffhanger where the camera dramatically zooms in to the cute rat plushie while the tense music reaches a crescendo.



** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E2Meglos Meglos]]" has a power-crazy, sadomasochistic shapeshifting villain from a race that has a good enough understanding of technology to intimidate even the Time Lords, that is also a non-anthropormophic, non-animal, ''sessile'' [[PlantAliens cactus alien]]. It even has a little plant pot.
** The Myrka from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]" is an infamous example, from its design, to it being a PantomimeAnimal, to it being slow, even for a classic ''Doctor Who'' monster, to the fact that it couldn't do much.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E2Meglos Meglos]]" has a power-crazy, sadomasochistic shapeshifting villain from a race that has a good enough understanding of technology to intimidate even the Time Lords, that is also a non-anthropormophic, non-anthropomorphic, non-animal, ''sessile'' [[PlantAliens cactus alien]]. It even has a little plant pot.
** The Myrka from "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep]]" is an infamous example, from its design, design to it being a PantomimeAnimal, to it being slow, even for a classic ''Doctor Who'' monster, to the fact that it couldn't do much.



** In "Moloch", the titular villain, supposedly an extrapolation of the ultimate lifeform, turns out to be a hook-nosed, one-eyed LittleGreenManInACan who looked like a fried chicken! Apparently the cast kept [[{{Corpsing}} laughing so hard]] they eventually had to film heroes and villain separately.

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** In "Moloch", the titular villain, supposedly an extrapolation of the ultimate lifeform, turns out to be a hook-nosed, one-eyed LittleGreenManInACan who looked like a fried chicken! Apparently Apparently, the cast kept [[{{Corpsing}} laughing so hard]] they eventually had to film heroes and villain separately.



** Mind you, that at least feels congruous with the story there. It's not as bad as the Patients from ''VideoGame/SilentHill4: The Room''. They could have been scary, but due to the noise they make when hit, well... Nothing like a monster that BELCHES when hit to derail the scary, folks!

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** Mind you, that at least feels congruous with the story there. It's not as bad as the Patients from ''VideoGame/SilentHill4: The Room''. They could have been scary, but due to the noise noise, they make when hit, well... Nothing like a monster that BELCHES when hit to derail the scary, folks!



* Azrael from ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'' is so frighteningly badass that even Hakumen hauls ass in any opposite direction. However, he loses points for seeing a battle with [[CrazyAwesome Bang Shishigami]] as a friendly match as well as [[spoiler:be captured twice by Kokonoe, once in the start of his story, the second in the end of his story.]]

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* Azrael from ''VideoGame/BlazBlueChronophantasma'' is so frighteningly badass that even Hakumen hauls ass in any opposite direction. However, he loses points for seeing a battle with [[CrazyAwesome Bang Shishigami]] as a friendly match as well as [[spoiler:be captured twice by Kokonoe, once in the start of his story, the second in at the end of his story.]]



** The stalchildren from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' are skeletons that appears from the ground at Hyrule Field when the sun goes down, [[ParanoiaFuel and immediately start going after Link.]] Scary, huh? Not very, actually. The stalchildren are ridiculously easy enemies that don't deal much damage, and they are very slow, too. If you take a look at them, they even look [[UglyCute ridiculously cute.]] The fact that they are defeated in just two hits and even may lose their heads in a comical way makes them even more un-frightening.

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** The stalchildren from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' are skeletons that appears appear from the ground at Hyrule Field when the sun goes down, [[ParanoiaFuel and immediately start going after Link.]] Scary, huh? Not very, actually. The stalchildren are ridiculously easy enemies that don't deal much damage, and they are very slow, too. If you take a look at them, they even look [[UglyCute ridiculously cute.]] The fact that they are defeated in just two hits and even may lose their heads in a comical way makes them even more un-frightening.



* The indie horror game ''Forest'', being similar to ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'', does have a general creepy atmosphere but if you get caught by the ghost girl, you see she has the face of the [[Creator/{{Laina}} Overly Attached Girlfriend]].

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* The indie horror game ''Forest'', being similar to ''VideoGame/{{Slender}}'', does have a general generally creepy atmosphere but if you get caught by the ghost girl, you see she has the face of the [[Creator/{{Laina}} Overly Attached Girlfriend]].



* In Chapter 4 of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', there's a whole bunch of hype leading up to the chapter's villain. When you first arrive, you learn that he had cursed the bell to turn Twilight Town's residents into pigs whenever it tolls. Even the mayor falls victim to this! When you venture into the forest to get to this monster, you come upon a very creepy church like steeple. You fight through it to eventually reach the top... Only to find that the "monster" that was causing all this trouble is [[spoiler: a BedsheetGhost wearing a party hat and bowtie...]] Yeah, people laughed. But this trope is somewhat averted since he IS a real threat in that chapter and even becomes a recurring villain.

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* In Chapter 4 of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', there's a whole bunch of hype leading up to the chapter's villain. When you first arrive, you learn that he had cursed the bell to turn Twilight Town's residents into pigs whenever it tolls. Even the mayor falls victim to this! When you venture into the forest to get to this monster, you come upon a very creepy church like church-like steeple. You fight through it to eventually reach the top... Only to find that the "monster" that was causing all this trouble is [[spoiler: a BedsheetGhost wearing a party hat and bowtie...]] Yeah, people laughed. But this trope is somewhat averted since he IS a real threat in that chapter and even becomes a recurring villain.



* ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'': The Wendigo are meant to be absolutely terrifying, but can easily fall into this. The {{Wendigo}} is a creature that occurs when a human commits cannibalism; eating human flesh transforms them into a giant, creepy ''thing'' that has no lips or toes and the skin is pulled away from the teeth. Sounds utterly dreadful, but the Wendigo in this game don't come across as that. Mostly because they stumble and squirm around by walking on all fours and looking like clumsy spiders. There's also the case of [[spoiler:Wendigo Hannah]] still walking around with underwear on.

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* ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'': The Wendigo are meant to be absolutely terrifying, but can easily fall into this. The {{Wendigo}} is a creature that occurs when a human commits cannibalism; eating human flesh transforms them into a giant, creepy ''thing'' that has no lips or toes and the skin is pulled away from the teeth. Sounds utterly dreadful, but the Wendigo in this game don't come across as like that. Mostly because they stumble and squirm around by walking on all fours and looking like clumsy spiders. There's also the case of [[spoiler:Wendigo Hannah]] still walking around with underwear on.



* Up and sleepless at 3AM because you watched ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets''? [[https://www.youtube.com/user/MarbleYellowjackets No worries.]]

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* Up and sleepless at 3AM 3 AM because you watched ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets''? [[https://www.youtube.com/user/MarbleYellowjackets No worries.]]



** "TEH DAY OF ALL THE BLOD" was created by Website/{{Bogleech}} as an intentionally SoBadItsGood creepypasta in all caps about a man who starts bleeding everywhere until everyone gets sick of it and sends him to outer space. And the final twist is [[spoiler: that he was YOU (or he was a lady if you are a lady) and you forgot this every happened.]]

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** "TEH DAY OF ALL THE BLOD" was created by Website/{{Bogleech}} as an intentionally SoBadItsGood creepypasta in all caps about a man who starts bleeding everywhere until everyone gets sick of it and sends him to outer space. And the final twist is [[spoiler: that he was YOU (or he was a lady if you are a lady) and you forgot this every ever happened.]]



** For those unfamiliar with the origin of the name (or even some who are)[[note]]Its derived from the term Copy Pasta, a bastardization of Copy Pasta.[[/note]] the name "creepypasta" is a nightmare retardant itself. If you were trying to explain it to someone not versed in internet culture, there would probably be a moment they would think you are terrified of Italian cooking. Its kind of like if we called horror movies spookysalads.

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** For those unfamiliar with the origin of the name (or even some who are)[[note]]Its are)[[note]] It's derived from the term Copy Pasta, a bastardization of Copy Pasta.[[/note]] the name "creepypasta" is a nightmare retardant itself. If you were trying to explain it to someone not versed in internet culture, there would probably be a moment they would think you are terrified of Italian cooking. Its It's kind of like if we called horror movies spookysalads.



** Invoked in-universe with SCP-2006, a shapeshifter that wishes to instill pure fear in people. Thankfully, the SCP Foundation have managed to convince it that terrible {{B Movie}}s are the pinnacle of horror. Also subverted. The Foundation has to remind employees that 2006 is an extremely powerful entity with no known limits, and that a single slip-up is all that it would take to have it wreak untold havoc on the world. A short story by the author of SCP-2006 also implies that ''it's actually perfectly aware of the Foundation's very real fears''.

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** Invoked in-universe with SCP-2006, a shapeshifter that wishes to instill pure fear in people. Thankfully, the SCP Foundation have has managed to convince it that terrible {{B Movie}}s are the pinnacle of horror. Also subverted. The Foundation has to remind employees that 2006 is an extremely powerful entity with no known limits, limits and that a single slip-up is all that it would take to have it wreak untold havoc on the world. A short story by the author of SCP-2006 also implies that ''it's actually perfectly aware of the Foundation's very real fears''.



* [[http://wwwrunningwonthelp-lya.blogspot.com/ H(a)unting]] is a blog about three people and their encounters with [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]], who is one of the most genuinely creepy mythos creatures out there, particularly considering his origin - with the Rake and a second Slender-creature known as //IT// showing up later - and the Rake is essentially the main character's dog, Slenderman gives her candy for winning a Pokemon tournament and brings her a flashlight during a storm, and can not only be beat up by her, but by her pet chicken too. Oh, and she's conveniently immune to Slendy and the Rake's powers, and is special in almost every way. MarySue much? In any case, you simply cannot be afraid of a Slenderman who is afraid of a silkie chicken, brings frightened girls flashlights, and gives people Reeses candy for winning a video game tournament.

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* [[http://wwwrunningwonthelp-lya.blogspot.com/ H(a)unting]] is a blog about three people and their encounters with [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]], who is one of the most genuinely creepy mythos creatures out there, particularly considering his origin - with the Rake and a second Slender-creature known as //IT// showing up later - and the Rake is essentially the main character's dog, Slenderman gives her candy for winning a Pokemon tournament and brings her a flashlight during a storm, and can not only be beat beaten up by her, her but by her pet chicken too. Oh, and she's conveniently immune to Slendy and the Rake's powers, powers and is special in almost every way. MarySue much? In any case, you simply cannot be afraid of a Slenderman who is afraid of a silkie chicken, brings frightened girls flashlights, and gives people Reeses candy for winning a video game tournament.



* Anytime Slenderman appears in the works from ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. He is usually calling out "Hey Guys!" in an friendly tone (with demonic distortion), almost always has a smile on his face compared to his [[TheFaceless usual faceless appearances]], and seems like he actually wants to be part of whatever Marik and Bakura are doing at the time, whether it be filming a movie or making appearances in their Let's Plays.

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* Anytime Slenderman appears in the works from ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''. He is usually calling out "Hey Guys!" in an a friendly tone (with demonic distortion), almost always has a smile on his face compared to his [[TheFaceless usual faceless appearances]], and seems like he actually wants to be part of whatever Marik and Bakura are doing at the time, whether it be filming a movie or making appearances in their Let's Plays.



** A non Treehouse of Horror example is the Screamatorium, a very low budget and pathetic ghost ride that features cheap ghosts stuck to the walls, a coffin containing nothing but a spring, and an old woman telling people about the "ravages of age." It then becomes hilarious when there's a skeleton that goes hee haw like a donkey!
** There is a Treehouse of Horror episode where Flanders attempts to make a "Hell House", a religious alternative to Halloween haunted houses with intent to scare people, in this case, children, into being a good Christian. It starts off as Nightmare Retardant, with a crappy sketch where Skinner gets hit by a cardboard bus after looking at a smutty magazine, punished for thinking the human body is beautiful. The children think it's stupid, and thus fails in converting them, so Flanders prays to God to give him the ability to scare the kids into religion. This trope is subverted: God answers, and Flanders turns into a Satan-looking monster and forces them to sit in a hellish realm, and watch several scenes featuring the consequences of the seven deadly sins. By the end, the children promise to be good Christians.

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** A non Treehouse of Horror example is the Screamatorium, a very low budget and pathetic ghost ride that features cheap ghosts stuck to the walls, a coffin containing nothing but a spring, and an old woman telling people about the "ravages of age." It then becomes hilarious when there's a skeleton that goes hee haw hee-haw like a donkey!
** There is a Treehouse of Horror episode where Flanders attempts to make a "Hell House", a religious alternative to Halloween haunted houses with the intent to scare people, in this case, children, into being a good Christian. It starts off as Nightmare Retardant, with a crappy sketch where Skinner gets hit by a cardboard bus after looking at a smutty magazine, punished for thinking the human body is beautiful. The children think it's stupid, and thus fails in converting them, so Flanders prays to God to give him the ability to scare the kids into religion. This trope is subverted: God answers, and Flanders turns into a Satan-looking monster and forces them to sit in a hellish realm, realm and watch several scenes featuring the consequences of the seven deadly sins. By the end, the children promise to be good Christians.



-->'''Homer''': What the hell ''is'' this thing?

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-->'''Homer''': --->'''Homer''': What the hell ''is'' this thing?



--> It's a [[BearsAreBadNews Guinea Bear]]!
--> No, it's a [[EekAMouse guinea mouse]], stupid!

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--> ---> It's a [[BearsAreBadNews Guinea Bear]]!
--> ---> No, it's a [[EekAMouse guinea mouse]], stupid!



-->"So, the Chamber of Farts has another victim, eh? Don't worry; there are no ghouls here. Only... ''farts!''"

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-->"So, --->"So, the Chamber of Farts has another victim, eh? Don't worry; there are no ghouls here. Only... ''farts!''"



** And then the episode where Frylock kills Shake, Meatwad and Carl, who come back as zombies to torment him into a nervous breakdown as his house burns down around him. Then they start getting into a repetitive, [[OverlyLongGag overly-long argument]] and it turns funny again.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has quite a bit of this. While there are some scary moments, they are often offset by funny moments, or the LampshadeHanging of their absurdity.

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** And then the episode where Frylock kills Shake, Meatwad Meatwad, and Carl, who come back as zombies to torment him into a nervous breakdown as his house burns down around him. Then they start getting into a repetitive, [[OverlyLongGag overly-long argument]] and it turns funny again.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has quite a bit of this. While there are some scary moments, they are often offset by funny moments, moments or the LampshadeHanging of their absurdity.



* Done intentionally in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXuR41eisnM this]] youtube video. It starts out showing a fairly horrifying soundtrack, and then doing so backwards. ''Then'', it plays [[HeroicMime Gordon Freeman's]] soundtrack backwards. Followed by the sound made when a certain enemy dies. [[spoiler: When played backwards, you get the song Bananaphone.]]

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* Done intentionally in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXuR41eisnM this]] youtube video. It starts out showing a fairly horrifying soundtrack, soundtrack and then doing so backwards. ''Then'', it plays [[HeroicMime Gordon Freeman's]] soundtrack backwards. Followed by the sound made when a certain enemy dies. [[spoiler: When played backwards, you get the song Bananaphone.]]



* Stories of interstellar and interplanetary disasters (rogue asteroids and comets, gamma ray bursts, runaway stars, etc.) become a little less scary when you realize [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet how small the Earth is]] compared to the absolutely vast size of the rest of the Milky Way. Odds are the vast majority will miss us, like they have for billions of years.

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* Stories of interstellar and interplanetary disasters (rogue asteroids and comets, gamma ray gamma-ray bursts, runaway stars, etc.) become a little less scary when you realize [[InsignificantLittleBluePlanet how small the Earth is]] compared to the absolutely vast size of the rest of the Milky Way. Odds are the vast majority will miss us, like as they have for billions of years.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DisneySingAlongSongs'': The "[[Franchise/TheHauntedMansion Grim Grinning Ghosts]]" number from ''Disneyland Fun'' has ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' dressed up as a BedsheetGhost during random intervals, softening the mood of the song.


** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'': In the 3DS remake and Hyrule Warriors, the moon's face was given more exaggerated features and a bigger nose.[[http://i.imgur.com/3rIzhsv.png]] The intention was probably making it look more unsettling, but it ended up looking far too grotesque and over the top, to the point of looking more derpy and cartoony than scary.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'': In the 3DS remake and Hyrule Warriors, the moon's face was given more exaggerated face's features and a bigger nose.were greatly exaggerated.[[http://i.imgur.com/3rIzhsv.png]] The intention was probably making it look more unsettling, but it ended up looking far too grotesque and over the top, to the point of looking more derpy and cartoony than scary.


** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'': Majora ''[[Music/MichaelJackson moonwalks]]'' during the final battle and has a ''ton'' of strange movements that make the battle a lot less scary and [[MoodWhiplash more hilarious]] than it would be otherwise.
** In the 3DS remake and Hyrule Warriors, the moon's face was given more exaggerated features and a bigger nose.[[http://i.imgur.com/3rIzhsv.png]] The intention was probably making it look more unsettling, but it ended up looking far too grotesque and over the top, to the point of looking more derpy and cartoony than scary.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'': Majora ''[[Music/MichaelJackson moonwalks]]'' during the final battle and has a ''ton'' of strange movements that make the battle a lot less scary and [[MoodWhiplash more hilarious]] than it would be otherwise.
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In the 3DS remake and Hyrule Warriors, the moon's face was given more exaggerated features and a bigger nose.[[http://i.imgur.com/3rIzhsv.png]] The intention was probably making it look more unsettling, but it ended up looking far too grotesque and over the top, to the point of looking more derpy and cartoony than scary.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cluefinders}} Reading'' has one section in which you have to feed the stone head (speaking in a very slow, low pitched, and raspy voice) reading comprehension answers. Sure enough, if you give it the wrong answer, it'll sound like it's choking or throwing up, making it humorous.


* ''Digimon'':

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* ''Digimon'':''{{Franchise/Digimon}}'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': parodied, how does The Flash (who switched bodies with [[{{BigBad}} Lex Luthor]]) convince the other villains he's evil? He doesn't wash his hands.


'''Barry:''' [[IronicEcho AAAAH!]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments What happened to]] ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments your]]'' [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments body, freak!?]]

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'''Barry:''' [[IronicEcho AAAAH!]] AAAAH! [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments What happened to]] ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments your]]'' [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments body, freak!?]]



** Kaworu was also meant to be [[UncannyValley unsettling.]] He ended up [[EnsembleDarkhorse becoming a fan favorite]] and many people were actually ''happy'' he showed up because of how utterly depressing the [[DarkerAndEdgier series]] [[DespairEventHorizon had]] [[HeroicBSOD gotten.]]

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** Kaworu was also meant to be [[UncannyValley unsettling.]] He ended up [[EnsembleDarkhorse becoming a fan favorite]] and many people were actually ''happy'' he showed up because of how utterly depressing the [[DarkerAndEdgier series]] [[DespairEventHorizon had]] [[HeroicBSOD series had gotten.]]



** There's an example almost certainly done on purpose. [[spoiler: Mysterious old man Onji, who had just effortlessly beaten Kuwabara, ''[[NightmareFuel rips off his face like a mask]]''...and then, in a puff of cartoonish pink smoke, reveals himself as [[InsistentTerminology "The Beautiful Demon Fighter"]] [[VillainousHarlequin Suzuki]].]] The horror of both the characters and the audience is instantly replaced with hilarious incredulity.

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** There's an example almost certainly done on purpose. [[spoiler: Mysterious old man Onji, who had just effortlessly beaten Kuwabara, ''[[NightmareFuel rips off his face like a mask]]''...and then, in a puff of cartoonish pink smoke, reveals himself as [[InsistentTerminology [[VillainousHarlequin "The Beautiful Demon Fighter"]] [[VillainousHarlequin Fighter" Suzuki]].]] The horror of both the characters and the audience is instantly replaced with hilarious incredulity.



** ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark''; the villain Gnorga has mildly frightening elements (namely her ability to imprison people helplessly in stone), but she has such a [[CardCarryingVillain one-dimensional]] [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad personality]] that she comes off as a [[EvilIsPetty petty bully]] instead of a truly fearsome villain. One scene that especially falls flat is when she and her husband chase after Rosie and Gus. It's very hard for them to look threatening when they chase after them on tiny ''tricycles''.

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** ''WesternAnimation/ATrollInCentralPark''; the villain Gnorga has mildly frightening elements (namely her ability to imprison people helplessly in stone), but she has such a [[CardCarryingVillain one-dimensional]] [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad one-dimensional personality]] that she comes off as a [[EvilIsPetty petty bully]] instead of a truly fearsome villain. One scene that especially falls flat is when she and her husband chase after Rosie and Gus. It's very hard for them to look threatening when they chase after them on tiny ''tricycles''.



* ''Film/Venom2018'' is not much better, with the titular symbiote [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext developing a taste for tater tots]] and admitting that he is a loser on his home world, [[AssPull which is used to justify his]] HeelFaceTurn.

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* ''Film/Venom2018'' is not much better, with the titular symbiote [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext developing a taste for tater tots]] and admitting that he is a loser on his home world, [[AssPull which is used to justify his]] his HeelFaceTurn.



* Another example from Wes Craven that ended up this way due to ExecutiveMeddling is ''Film/DeadlyFriend'', in large part because it ''wasn't even originally intended to be a horror film'', but the studio wouldn't allow Craven to film it any other way. Most infamously, the scene where Samantha [[YourHeadAsplode obliterates an old woman's head]] [[ImprobableWeaponUser with a basketball]] is played for horror value, but it's so ridiculously filmed and [[SpecialEffectsFailure looks so unconvincing]] that it's impossible to find it horrifying in the slightest. Even worse in this regard is the GainaxEnding where [[spoiler:Samantha transforms into a robot and strangles Paul to death]].

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* Another example from Wes Craven that ended up this way due to ExecutiveMeddling is ''Film/DeadlyFriend'', in large part because it ''wasn't even originally intended to be a horror film'', but the studio wouldn't allow Craven to film it any other way. Most infamously, the scene where Samantha [[YourHeadAsplode obliterates an old woman's head]] [[ImprobableWeaponUser head with a basketball]] is played for horror value, but it's so ridiculously filmed and [[SpecialEffectsFailure looks so unconvincing]] that it's impossible to find it horrifying in the slightest. Even worse in this regard is the GainaxEnding where [[spoiler:Samantha transforms into a robot and strangles Paul to death]].



* How do you apply this to a NightmareSequence setpiece where you're locked inside an asylum/prison cell, while [[DescendingCeiling the ceiling]] [[TheWallsAreClosingIn and the walls]] move to make the space smaller and smaller, forcing you to stay close to the door, where the {{Onryo}} BigBad known for an InUniverse [[InstantDeathRadius instant]] [[StrippedToTheBone liquefaction]] {{touch|OfDeath}} is watching you? As ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]: Extraction Point'' shows us, wait [[GoodBadBugs for the collision physics to wonk up and glitch you through one of said moving walls]].

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* How do you apply this to a NightmareSequence setpiece where you're locked inside an asylum/prison cell, while [[DescendingCeiling the ceiling]] [[TheWallsAreClosingIn and the walls]] walls move to make the space smaller and smaller, forcing you to stay close to the door, where the {{Onryo}} BigBad known for an InUniverse [[InstantDeathRadius instant]] [[StrippedToTheBone liquefaction]] {{touch|OfDeath}} instant liquefaction touch is watching you? As ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]: Extraction Point'' shows us, wait [[GoodBadBugs for the collision physics to wonk up and glitch you through one of said moving walls]].



** An in-universe example with [[NamedAfterSomeoneFamous Willie Nelson]], a monster who lives in the Aqua Teens' attic, but isn't very good at being scary even when Master Shake tries to teach him how to. [[RoomFullOfCrazy And then they find out]] [[NightmareFuel what the attic looks like...]]

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** An in-universe example with [[NamedAfterSomeoneFamous Willie Nelson]], a monster who lives in the Aqua Teens' attic, but isn't very good at being scary even when Master Shake tries to teach him how to. [[RoomFullOfCrazy And then they find out]] [[NightmareFuel out what the attic looks like...]]



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' episode "Doug's Nightmare on Jumbo Street" has our hero suffering from nightmares after watching a horror movie called ''The Abnormal'' and not being able to work up the nerve to see TheReveal of the monster's true form at the end. When he finally does, it becomes an in-universe version of this trope when "The Abnormal" turns out to be [[PeopleInRubberSuits a guy in a lumpy, loudly-colored costume]] [[SpecialEffectFailure with an obvious zipper in the back]]. He then has one last dream where he and his dog Porkchop encounter the Abnormal, spot its zipper, and get some good laughs when they see that the monster was being played by a tower of little dogs inside the suit.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' episode "Doug's Nightmare on Jumbo Street" has our hero suffering from nightmares after watching a horror movie called ''The Abnormal'' and not being able to work up the nerve to see TheReveal of the monster's true form at the end. When he finally does, it becomes an in-universe version of this trope when "The Abnormal" turns out to be [[PeopleInRubberSuits a guy in a lumpy, loudly-colored costume]] [[SpecialEffectFailure costume with an obvious zipper in the back]]. He then has one last dream where he and his dog Porkchop encounter the Abnormal, spot its zipper, and get some good laughs when they see that the monster was being played by a tower of little dogs inside the suit.


* ''Film/SpiderMan3'': Venom is pretty much living horror, so it's a little disconcerting to hear Creator/TopherGrace's voice coming out of his mouth. And whenever he talks he pulls back the face so Topher Grace's face can be seen; that also doesn't help. As lampshaded by ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'', what was [[FridgeLogic even the point]] of having the scary [[GameFace Venom face]], if he just pulls it back when he talks?
* ''Film/Venom2018'' is not much better with the titular symbiote [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext developing a taste for tater tots]] and admitting that he is a loser on his homeworld which is used to justify his HeelFaceTurn

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* ''Film/SpiderMan3'': Venom ComicBook/{{Venom}} is pretty much living horror, so it's a little disconcerting to hear Creator/TopherGrace's voice coming out of his mouth. And whenever he talks he pulls back the face so Topher Grace's face can be seen; that also doesn't help. As lampshaded by ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'', what was [[FridgeLogic even the point]] of having the scary [[GameFace Venom face]], if he just pulls it back when he talks?
* ''Film/Venom2018'' is not much better better, with the titular symbiote [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext developing a taste for tater tots]] and admitting that he is a loser on his homeworld home world, [[AssPull which is used to justify his HeelFaceTurn his]] HeelFaceTurn.


* ''Franchise/Digimon'':

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* ''Franchise/Digimon'':''Digimon'':

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