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* ''NightmareFuel/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMenTellNoTales''


!!''Curse of the Black Pearl''

* Anytime the crew of the Black Pearl become skeletons.
** "You best start believin' in ghost stories, Miss Turner. You're ''in'' one!"
* The crew's attack on Port Royale.
* The destroyed merchant's vessel in the opening scene. At that point, first-time viewers have no clue of what happened beyond that creepy ship with the black sails that may or may not have been out of Elizabeth's imagination. When you know about the Pearl and its crew, you have to wonder how horrifying it must have been for them. Their first sight of the Pearl, the attack, the realization that this pirate crew ''just won't '''die'''''...
* Remember the hand that Elizabeth's father breaks off of a pirate, then shoves into the drawer during the fight when it attacks him, that apparently turns back to flesh once the curse is broken? Now remember that Elizabeth knocks two guys to pieces when she's freeing Gibbs and crew on the Pearl, and the fact that we never see those two again...

!!''Dead Man's Chest''
* This film in particular makes liberal use of the characters walking into scenes where something horrific has just happened, and experiencing the aftereffects just as whatever caused it finds them - Will on what he thinks is the Flying Dutchman is a particularly good example, but it's ''everywhere'' on Isla Pelegosta, from Will exploring the abandoned Pearl while it slowly becomes obvious that something terrible happened, or Jack finding a suspiciously vacant East India Trading Company settlement. This film used suspense and dramatic irony as much as it could for the sake of tension, and it makes the air of fear a lot more pronounced.
* The Kraken.
** Gibbs' description of the Kraken conjures some pretty unnerving images.
--->'''Gibbs:''' "If you believe such things, there's a beast does the bidding of Davy Jones: a fearsome creature with giant tentacles that'll [[BuffySpeak suction]] [[FacialHorror your face]] ''[[FacialHorror clean off]]'', and ''[[PrimalFear drag an entire ship down to the]] '''[[PrimalFear crushing darkness]]'''''...imagine, the [[SwallowedWhole last thing you know on God's green Earth is the roar of the Kraken and the reeking odor of a thousand rotting corpses...]]"
*** The worst part is, the audience gets to experience ''all of that.'' Even before we get that speech or even see the Kraken clearly, we see it pulling a ship full of innocent traders underwater to their deaths in an instant. When Will boards what he thinks it the Flying Dutchman, he sees a man with ''no face,'' and what's left horribly warped - the directors' best impression of a face suckered clean off. We only see the horrific image of its mouth clearly at the very end... but luckily we can't smell its breath.
* The [[MixAndMatchCritters crew of the Dutchman]], particularly Wyvern. The guy's been on the ship so long, [[BodyHorror he's stuck in the wall.]]
** When he pulls away from the ship to talk, only the front half of his body pulls away, and you can see his brain... or possibly what used to be his brain and has now become a chunk of brain coral, in which case it's still horrifying as a VisualPun.
* The Turkish prison scene where crows peck out a prisoner's eyes.
* The Pelegostans - imagine an island full of people who can hide anywhere, can and ''will'' catch you, and once they find you they will cook you and eat you without a second thought. The lead in before we discover them is particularly tense, with Will running into Cotton's Parrot who echoes the dead crewmen's screams of "don't eat me! Please, don't eat me!" while remaining totally oblivious of what was going on.
* The ubiquity and ruthlessness of the East India Trading Company, particularly how Beckett is effortlessly able to get anyone arrested, manipulated, controlled or outright murdered the moment he wants to... and there's nothing the heroes can do to stop him.

!!''At World's End''
* The opening begins with an onscreen hanging of pirates, including a child.
* Davy Jones [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kecHeY9ZOk4 killing a man with his tentacles]].
* Will being inducted as [[spoiler:Captain of the ''Flying Dutchman'', Bootstrap Bill personally cutting out his son's heart.]]
* When the heart of Davy Jones is [[spoiler:stabbed]], there's just something horribly... ''unnerving''... about the way Jones' tentacles writhe.
* Jack's hallucination of himself as [[spoiler: part of the ship, just like Bootstrap Bill]] in the third movie. A funnier instance, but still pretty freaky.

!!''On Stranger Tides''
* The mermaids.
** ''Especially'' when you can hear the terrified screams of Barbossa's men as the mermaids slaughter them.
** The scene where one mermaid is singing and the others are swimming underneath the boat is very suspenseful and quite reminiscent of ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.
* [[spoiler: Blackbeard being seemingly flayed alive by the waterspout as his skeletal hand reaches out to the horrified Angelica.]]
** [[spoiler: Not to mention the fact that we can see his ''blood'' while his body is being torn apart.]]
*** [[spoiler: One can also see his guts for about a second, leaving his body only to be torn to pieces.]]
** [[spoiler: Don't forget how it seems to be ''reaching towards the screen''.]]
* The results of the ''Queen Anne's Revenge'''s riggings coming to life under Blackbeard's power and snatching up the would-be mutineers -- the men hanging from the now-tangled rigging like flies caught in a spider's web.
* The cook's FamilyUnfriendlyDeath where he gets [[KillItWithFire killed by the flamethrowers]] on Blackbeard's ship. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Twice]].

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!!''Curse of the Black Pearl''

* Anytime the crew of the Black Pearl become skeletons.
** "You best start believin'
Works in ghost stories, Miss Turner. You're ''in'' one!"
* The crew's attack on Port Royale.
* The destroyed merchant's vessel in the opening scene. At that point, first-time viewers have no clue of what happened beyond that creepy ship
this franchise with the black sails that may or may not have been out of Elizabeth's imagination. When you know about the Pearl and its crew, you have to wonder how horrifying it must have been for them. Their first sight of the Pearl, the attack, the realization that this pirate crew ''just won't '''die'''''...
* Remember the hand that Elizabeth's father breaks off of a pirate, then shoves into the drawer during the fight when it attacks him, that apparently turns back to flesh once the curse is broken? Now remember that Elizabeth knocks two guys to pieces when she's freeing Gibbs and crew on the Pearl, and the fact that we never see those two again...

!!''Dead Man's Chest''
* This film in particular makes liberal use of the characters walking into scenes where something horrific has just happened, and experiencing the aftereffects just as whatever caused it finds them - Will on what he thinks is the Flying Dutchman is a particularly good example, but it's ''everywhere'' on Isla Pelegosta, from Will exploring the abandoned Pearl while it slowly becomes obvious that something terrible happened, or Jack finding a suspiciously vacant East India Trading Company settlement. This film used suspense and dramatic irony as much as it could for the sake of tension, and it makes the air of fear a lot more pronounced.
* The Kraken.
** Gibbs' description of the Kraken conjures some pretty unnerving images.
--->'''Gibbs:''' "If you believe such things, there's a beast does the bidding of Davy Jones: a fearsome creature with giant tentacles that'll [[BuffySpeak suction]] [[FacialHorror your face]] ''[[FacialHorror clean off]]'', and ''[[PrimalFear drag an entire ship down to the]] '''[[PrimalFear crushing darkness]]'''''...imagine, the [[SwallowedWhole last thing you know on God's green Earth is the roar of the Kraken and the reeking odor of a thousand rotting corpses...]]"
*** The worst part is, the audience gets to experience ''all of that.'' Even before we get that speech or even see the Kraken clearly, we see it pulling a ship full of innocent traders underwater to
their deaths in an instant. When Will boards what he thinks it the Flying Dutchman, he sees a man with ''no face,'' and what's left horribly warped - the directors' best impression of a face suckered clean off. We only see the horrific image of its mouth clearly at the very end... but luckily we can't smell its breath.
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* The [[MixAndMatchCritters crew of the Dutchman]], particularly Wyvern. The guy's been on the ship so long, [[BodyHorror he's stuck in the wall.]]
** When he pulls away from the ship to talk, only the front half of his body pulls away, and you can see his brain... or possibly what used to be his brain and has now become a chunk of brain coral, in which case it's still horrifying as a VisualPun.
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* The Turkish prison scene where crows peck out a prisoner's eyes.
''NightmareFuel/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest''
* The Pelegostans - imagine an island full of people who can hide anywhere, can and ''will'' catch you, and once they find you they will cook you and eat you without a second thought. The lead in before we discover them is particularly tense, with Will running into Cotton's Parrot who echoes the dead crewmen's screams of "don't eat me! Please, don't eat me!" while remaining totally oblivious of what was going on.
''NightmareFuel/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd''
* The ubiquity and ruthlessness of the East India Trading Company, particularly how Beckett is effortlessly able to get anyone arrested, manipulated, controlled or outright murdered the moment he wants to... and there's nothing the heroes can do to stop him.

!!''At World's End''
* The opening begins with an onscreen hanging of pirates, including a child.
* Davy Jones [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kecHeY9ZOk4 killing a man with his tentacles]].
* Will being inducted as [[spoiler:Captain of the ''Flying Dutchman'', Bootstrap Bill personally cutting out his son's heart.]]
* When the heart of Davy Jones is [[spoiler:stabbed]], there's just something horribly... ''unnerving''... about the way Jones' tentacles writhe.
* Jack's hallucination of himself as [[spoiler: part of the ship, just like Bootstrap Bill]] in the third movie. A funnier instance, but still pretty freaky.

!!''On Stranger Tides''
* The mermaids.
** ''Especially'' when you can hear the terrified screams of Barbossa's men as the mermaids slaughter them.
** The scene where one mermaid is singing and the others are swimming underneath the boat is very suspenseful and quite reminiscent of ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.
* [[spoiler: Blackbeard being seemingly flayed alive by the waterspout as his skeletal hand reaches out to the horrified Angelica.]]
** [[spoiler: Not to mention the fact that we can see his ''blood'' while his body is being torn apart.]]
*** [[spoiler: One can also see his guts for about a second, leaving his body only to be torn to pieces.]]
** [[spoiler: Don't forget how it seems to be ''reaching towards the screen''.]]
* The results of the ''Queen Anne's Revenge'''s riggings coming to life under Blackbeard's power and snatching up the would-be mutineers -- the men hanging from the now-tangled rigging like flies caught in a spider's web.
* The cook's FamilyUnfriendlyDeath where he gets [[KillItWithFire killed by the flamethrowers]] on Blackbeard's ship. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Twice]].
''NightmareFuel/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides''



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* Jack's hallucination of himself as [[spoiler: part of the ship, just like Bootstrap Bill]] in the third movie. A funnier instance, but still pretty freaky.


** "You best start believin' in ghost stories, Miss Turner. You're in one."

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** "You best start believin' in ghost stories, Miss Turner. You're in one."''in'' one!"



*** The worst part is, the audience gets to experience ''all of that.'' Even before we get that speech or even see the Kraken clearly, we see it pulling a ship full of innocent traders underwater to their deaths in an instant. When Will boards what he thinks it the Flying Dutchman, he sees a man with ''no face,'' and what's left horribly warped - the directors' best impression of a face suckered clean off. We only see the horrific image of it's mouth clearly at the very end... but luckily we can't smell it's breath.
* The [[MixAndMatchCritters crew of the Dutchman]], particularly [[OneSceneWonder Wyv]][[EnsembleDarkHorse ern.]] The guy's been on the ship so long, [[BodyHorror he's stuck in the wall.]]

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*** The worst part is, the audience gets to experience ''all of that.'' Even before we get that speech or even see the Kraken clearly, we see it pulling a ship full of innocent traders underwater to their deaths in an instant. When Will boards what he thinks it the Flying Dutchman, he sees a man with ''no face,'' and what's left horribly warped - the directors' best impression of a face suckered clean off. We only see the horrific image of it's its mouth clearly at the very end... but luckily we can't smell it's its breath.
* The [[MixAndMatchCritters crew of the Dutchman]], particularly [[OneSceneWonder Wyv]][[EnsembleDarkHorse ern.]] Wyvern. The guy's been on the ship so long, [[BodyHorror he's stuck in the wall.]]



* The beginning of the third movie opens with a hanging. Onscreen. With corpses and all. And a child gets hanged too.

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* The beginning of the third movie opens opening begins with an onscreen hanging of pirates, including a hanging. Onscreen. With corpses and all. And a child gets hanged too.child.



* The mermaids in ''On Stranger Tides''.

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* The mermaids in ''On Stranger Tides''.mermaids.



** {{Disney}}, the people who gave us [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]], presents man-eating mermaids that kill a large number of pirates and drag an ''entire ship and its crew'' to their watery grave.



*** [[spoiler: One can also se his guts for about a second, leaving his body only to be torn to pieces.]]

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*** [[spoiler: One can also se see his guts for about a second, leaving his body only to be torn to pieces.]]



* While the rigging of the ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' coming to life under Blackbeard's power and snatching up the would-be mutineers is kind of cheesy, there is a wonderfully creepy wide shot of the results -- the men hanging from the now-tangled rigging like flies caught in a spider's web.

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* While the rigging The results of the ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' Revenge'''s riggings coming to life under Blackbeard's power and snatching up the would-be mutineers is kind of cheesy, there is a wonderfully creepy wide shot of the results -- the men hanging from the now-tangled rigging like flies caught in a spider's web.

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*** [[spoiler: One can also se his guts for about a second, leaving his body only to be torn to pieces.]]

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** "You best start believin' in ghost stories, Miss Turner. You're in one."


* The destroyed merchant's vessel in the opening scene. At that point, first-time viewers have no clue of what happened beyond that creepy ship with the black sails that may or may not have been out of Elizabeth's imagination. When you know about the Pearl and its crew, you have to wonder how horrifying it must have been for them. Their first sight of the Pearl, the attack, the realization that this pirate crew ''just won't fucking '''die'''''...
* Remember the hand that Elizabeth's father breaks off of a pirate, then shoves into the drawer during the fight when it attacks him, that apparently turns back to flesh once the curse is broken? Now remember that Elizabeth knocks two guys to pieces when she's freeing Gibbs and crew on the Pearl, and the fact that we never see those two again . . .

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* The destroyed merchant's vessel in the opening scene. At that point, first-time viewers have no clue of what happened beyond that creepy ship with the black sails that may or may not have been out of Elizabeth's imagination. When you know about the Pearl and its crew, you have to wonder how horrifying it must have been for them. Their first sight of the Pearl, the attack, the realization that this pirate crew ''just won't fucking '''die'''''...
* Remember the hand that Elizabeth's father breaks off of a pirate, then shoves into the drawer during the fight when it attacks him, that apparently turns back to flesh once the curse is broken? Now remember that Elizabeth knocks two guys to pieces when she's freeing Gibbs and crew on the Pearl, and the fact that we never see those two again . . .
again...






* Will being inducted as[[spoiler: Captain of the ''Flying Dutchman'': Bootstrap Bill personally cuts out his son's heart.]]
* When the heart of Davy Jones is [[spoiler:stabbed]], there's just something horribly... ''unnerving''... about the way Jones's tentacles writhe.

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* Will being inducted as[[spoiler: Captain as [[spoiler:Captain of the ''Flying Dutchman'': Dutchman'', Bootstrap Bill personally cuts cutting out his son's heart.]]
* When the heart of Davy Jones is [[spoiler:stabbed]], there's just something horribly... ''unnerving''... about the way Jones's Jones' tentacles writhe.






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* When the heart of Davy Jones is [[spoiler:stabbed]], there's just something horribly... ''unnerving''... about the way Jones's tentacles writhe.


-->'''Gibbs:''' "If you believe such things, there's a beast does the bidding of Davy Jones: a fearsome creature with giant tentacles that'll [[BuffySpeak suction]] [[FacialHorror your face]] ''[[FacialHorror clean off]]'', and ''[[PrimalFear drag an entire ship down to the]] '''[[PrimalFear crushing darkness]]'''''...imagine, the [[SwallowedWhole last thing you know on God's green Earth is the roar of the Kraken and the reeking odor of a thousand rotting corpses...]]"

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-->'''Gibbs:''' --->'''Gibbs:''' "If you believe such things, there's a beast does the bidding of Davy Jones: a fearsome creature with giant tentacles that'll [[BuffySpeak suction]] [[FacialHorror your face]] ''[[FacialHorror clean off]]'', and ''[[PrimalFear drag an entire ship down to the]] '''[[PrimalFear crushing darkness]]'''''...imagine, the [[SwallowedWhole last thing you know on God's green Earth is the roar of the Kraken and the reeking odor of a thousand rotting corpses...]]"



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* Remember the hand that Elizabeth's father breaks off of a pirate, then shoves into the drawer during the fight when it attacks him, that apparently turns back to flesh once the curse is broken? Now remember that Elizabeth knocks two guys to pieces when she's freeing Gibbs and crew on the Pearl, and the fact that we never see those two again . . .


** When he pulls away from the ship to talk, only the front half of his body pulls away, and you can see his brain.

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** When he pulls away from the ship to talk, only the front half of his body pulls away, and you can see his brain.brain... or possibly what used to be his brain and has now become a chunk of brain coral, in which case it's still horrifying as a VisualPun.


* The [[BiologicalMashup crew of the Dutchman]], particularly [[OneSceneWonder Wyv]][[EnsembleDarkHorse ern.]] The guy's been on the ship so long, [[BodyHorror he's stuck in the wall.]]

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* The [[BiologicalMashup [[MixAndMatchCritters crew of the Dutchman]], particularly [[OneSceneWonder Wyv]][[EnsembleDarkHorse ern.]] The guy's been on the ship so long, [[BodyHorror he's stuck in the wall.]]


* The cook's FamilyUnfriendlyDeath where he gets [[KillItWithFire killed by the flamethrowers]] on Blackbeard's ship twice.

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* The cook's FamilyUnfriendlyDeath where he gets [[KillItWithFire killed by the flamethrowers]] on Blackbeard's ship twice.ship. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Twice]].

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* While the rigging of the ''Queen Anne's Revenge'' coming to life under Blackbeard's power and snatching up the would-be mutineers is kind of cheesy, there is a wonderfully creepy wide shot of the results -- the men hanging from the now-tangled rigging like flies caught in a spider's web.

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