Follow TV Tropes

Following

History NightmareFuel / NeilGaiman

Go To



** There's also the shock factor of [[BigGood Aslan]] [[ShockingSwerve suddenly]] committing [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal]] and brutality. You'll never see him the same way again...

to:

** There's also the shock factor of [[BigGood Aslan]] [[ShockingSwerve suddenly]] suddenly committing [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal]] and brutality. You'll never see him the same way again...


* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQC0QVXa33o "Koumpounophobia"]] video made to tie in with [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} the ''Coraline'' film]], in which Gaiman talks about buttons and a fear of them. In the video includes a SurpriseCreepy clip from the beginning of WesternAnimation/Coraline where a doll gets [[EyeScream its button eyes removed]] and its mouth unsewn. The scariest part is at the end, where Gaiman puts [[BlackEyesOfEvil buttons over his eyes]] and then [[PsychoticSmirk smiles]].

to:

* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQC0QVXa33o "Koumpounophobia"]] video made to tie in with [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} the ''Coraline'' film]], in which Gaiman talks about buttons and a fear of them. In the video includes a SurpriseCreepy clip from the beginning of WesternAnimation/Coraline WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} where a doll gets [[EyeScream its button eyes removed]] and its mouth unsewn. The scariest part is at the end, where Gaiman puts [[BlackEyesOfEvil buttons over his eyes]] and then [[PsychoticSmirk smiles]].


* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQC0QVXa33o "Koumpounophobia"]] video made to tie in with [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} the ''Coraline'' film]], in which Gaiman talks about buttons and a fear of them. In the video includes a [[SurpriseCreepy surprisingly disturbing]] clip where a puppet gets [[EyeScream its button eyes removed]] and its mouth unsewn. The scariest part is at the end, where Gaiman puts [[BlackEyesOfEvil buttons over his eyes]] and then [[PsychoticSmirk smiles]].

to:

* The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQC0QVXa33o "Koumpounophobia"]] video made to tie in with [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} the ''Coraline'' film]], in which Gaiman talks about buttons and a fear of them. In the video includes a [[SurpriseCreepy surprisingly disturbing]] SurpriseCreepy clip from the beginning of WesternAnimation/Coraline where a puppet doll gets [[EyeScream its button eyes removed]] and its mouth unsewn. The scariest part is at the end, where Gaiman puts [[BlackEyesOfEvil buttons over his eyes]] and then [[PsychoticSmirk smiles]].


* One short story gave a focus on a Duke who was TheStoic and was described as a borderline [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who struggles to understand concepts of compassion and love before undergoing to "save" a queen only for his own understanding of said concepts in a ''very'' unnatural MindScrew journey. The Duke in question? '''''[[Music/StationToStation The Thin White Duke]]'''''. Yes, Neil wrote an origin story for Music/DavidBowie's character! And it as horrifying and unsettling as the character and what [[LostInCharacter Bowie himself became for a short period of time]].

to:

* One short story gave a focus on a Duke who was TheStoic and was described as a borderline [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who struggles to understand concepts of compassion and love before undergoing undertaking to "save" a queen only for his own understanding of said concepts in a ''very'' unnatural MindScrew journey. The Duke in question? '''''[[Music/StationToStation ''[[Music/StationToStation The Thin White Duke]]'''''. Duke]]''. Yes, Neil wrote an origin story for Music/DavidBowie's character! And it is as horrifying and unsettling as the character and what [[LostInCharacter Bowie himself became for a short period of time]].

Added DiffLines:

* One short story gave a focus on a Duke who was TheStoic and was described as a borderline [[TheSociopath sociopath]] who struggles to understand concepts of compassion and love before undergoing to "save" a queen only for his own understanding of said concepts in a ''very'' unnatural MindScrew journey. The Duke in question? '''''[[Music/StationToStation The Thin White Duke]]'''''. Yes, Neil wrote an origin story for Music/DavidBowie's character! And it as horrifying and unsettling as the character and what [[LostInCharacter Bowie himself became for a short period of time]].


** There's also the shock factor of [[LawfulGood Aslan]] [[ShockingSwerve suddenly]] committing [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal]] and brutality. You'll never see him the same way again...

to:

** There's also the shock factor of [[LawfulGood [[BigGood Aslan]] [[ShockingSwerve suddenly]] committing [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal]] and brutality. You'll never see him the same way again...

Added DiffLines:

* ''Click-clack the rattletrap'' is narrated by a young man who's babysitting for his girlfriend's little brother. The little boy tells him about click-clacks, which hang around in old houses and strip you out of your skin, then leave it hanging. They then possess other people's bodies. The narrator takes the little boy's hand and they climb up to the bedroom at the top of the house, going up the creaky old stairs as they do. At the top, they see one door left open, with ''things'' hanging inside. [[spoiler: The little boy pushes him in, and the door slams shut]].


* As does NightmareFuel/TheSandman.
* And NightmareFuel/{{Neverwhere}}.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQC0QVXa33o "Koumpounophobia"]] video made to tie in with [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} the Coraline film]], in which Gaiman talks about buttons and a fear of them. In the video includes a [[SurpriseCreepy surprisingly disturbing]] clip where a puppet gets [[EyeScream its button eyes removed]] and its mouth unsewn. The scariest part is at the end, where Gaiman puts [[BlackEyesOfEvil buttons over his eyes]] and then [[PsychoticSmirk smiles]].

to:

* As does NightmareFuel/TheSandman.
''NightmareFuel/TheSandman''.
* And NightmareFuel/{{Neverwhere}}.
''NightmareFuel/{{Neverwhere}}''.
* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQC0QVXa33o "Koumpounophobia"]] video made to tie in with [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} the Coraline ''Coraline'' film]], in which Gaiman talks about buttons and a fear of them. In the video includes a [[SurpriseCreepy surprisingly disturbing]] clip where a puppet gets [[EyeScream its button eyes removed]] and its mouth unsewn. The scariest part is at the end, where Gaiman puts [[BlackEyesOfEvil buttons over his eyes]] and then [[PsychoticSmirk smiles]].


* "Babycakes", by Neil Gaiman; a little piece written for PETA that's about exactly what the title says.

to:

* "Babycakes", by Neil Gaiman; a little piece written for PETA that's about exactly PETA. One day, all the animals in the world disappear. At first, people have no idea what to do... then someone suggests using babies for everything we used to use animals for. [[EatsBabies Food]], product testing, clothing... after all, "Babies canít talk. They can hardly move. A baby is not a rational, thinking creature." And so life goes on as normal... until one day, all the title says.babies disappear too. The short story ends there, but the comic adaptation ends with an old woman being experimented on, implying that humanity has moved on to using the elderly. Gaiman himself said it was the only thing he wrote that really scared him.

Added DiffLines:

** That's not to mention the narrator talking about his backstory (mother institutionalized on probably trumped-up accusations by her own father kills herself, leaving the narrator in a sucky orphanage and with a drive for revenge on whoever his father was...) and his casual description of his current job as "troubleshooter."


* [[''Don't Ask Jack'' http://thebusyteacherspage.com/wp-content/teaching/Language%20Arts/Short%20Stories/Dont%20Ask%20Jack%20-%20Neil%20Gaiman.pdf]], three pages about a ScaryJackInTheBox in which nothing particularly bad actually happens, but manages to be utterly chilling regardless. Listen to Gaiman himself narrate it [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScaryJackInTheBox here]].

to:

* [[''Don't Ask Jack'' http://thebusyteacherspage.[[http://thebusyteacherspage.com/wp-content/teaching/Language%20Arts/Short%20Stories/Dont%20Ask%20Jack%20-%20Neil%20Gaiman.pdf]], pdf ''Don't Ask Jack'']], three pages about a ScaryJackInTheBox in which nothing particularly bad actually happens, but manages to be utterly chilling regardless. Listen to Gaiman himself narrate it [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScaryJackInTheBox here]].

Added DiffLines:

* [[''Don't Ask Jack'' http://thebusyteacherspage.com/wp-content/teaching/Language%20Arts/Short%20Stories/Dont%20Ask%20Jack%20-%20Neil%20Gaiman.pdf]], three pages about a ScaryJackInTheBox in which nothing particularly bad actually happens, but manages to be utterly chilling regardless. Listen to Gaiman himself narrate it [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScaryJackInTheBox here]].


** There's also the shock factor of [[LawfulGood Aslan]] [[ShockingSwerve suddenly]] committing [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal]] and brutality. You'll never see him the same way again..

to:

** There's also the shock factor of [[LawfulGood Aslan]] [[ShockingSwerve suddenly]] committing [[FaceHeelTurn betrayal]] and brutality. You'll never see him the same way again..again...


* The short story ''Keepsakes and Treasures'' describes the narrator's rendezvous with a prostitute, with whom he deals gently and considerately. So far, so... surprisingly unsquicky. Then everything promptly takes a bullet train to hell when you find out that she was nine years old.

to:

* The short story ''Keepsakes and Treasures'' describes the narrator's rendezvous with a prostitute, with whom he deals gently and considerately.considerately... initially. So far, so... surprisingly unsquicky. Then everything promptly takes a bullet train to hell [[spoiler: when you find out that she was nine years old.old]].


** Oh, there's so much worse. All of Susan's body has been eaten by Aslan except for her head. She's dead but still [[AndIMustScream aware]], and, having died with her eyes opened, she's ForcedToWatch as Aslan slowly eats her sister. As for her brothers, all that's stated is that the White Witch takes them but exactly what she does to them is [[NothingIsScarier never elaborated on]]. It's only said that they end up as some twisted... thing. Susan's torment only ends once Aslan devours her skull.

to:

** Oh, there's so much worse. All of Susan's body has been eaten by Aslan except for her head. She's dead but still [[AndIMustScream aware]], and, having died with her eyes opened, she's ForcedToWatch as Aslan slowly eats her sister. As for her brothers, all that's stated is that the White Witch takes them but exactly what she does to them is [[NothingIsScarier never elaborated on]]. It's only said that they end up as some twisted... thing. Aslan then performs oral sex on the Witch. Susan's torment only ends once Aslan devours her skull.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 41

Top