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[[caption-width-right:180:''YOUR NEXT!!!''''']]



** The episode ends with an extremely [[NightmareFace bizarre-looking Squidward]] [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou running right up to the camera and screaming insanely at the viewer that you're next!]]

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** The episode ends with an extremely [[NightmareFace bizarre-looking Squidward]] [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou running right up to the camera and screaming insanely at the viewer that you're next!]]next!]] [Pictured For Season 10]


A yellow sponge can't be scary, right?

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A yellow sponge can't be scary, right?
Who terrifies viewers from under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants!



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[[caption-width-right:350:[[GainaxEnding Have]] [[TheVirus some!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[GainaxEnding Have]] "Have]] [[TheVirus some!]]]]some!"]]]]



* The entirety of "Krabby Patty Creature Feature", as the ghoulish premise has Sandy Cheeks create a new Krabby Patty that causes everyone who eats it to become a Krabby Patty zombie. The Krabby Patty zombies are scary alone, but they also are shown to be able to infect people and make them become Krabby Patty zombies by ''feeding themselves'' to their victims. And then at the end, Patrick, who is still a patty zombie, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou attempts to offer a bite to the viewer.]] This means one of two things: (1. [[ParanoiaFuel that the zombies may still be out there]] and this time around there may not be any more chum to cure them, and (2 that Patrick was trying to offer a bite to the viewer... ''Now how did the patty monsters infect the uninfected again?'')

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* The entirety of "Krabby Patty Creature Feature", as the ghoulish premise has Sandy Cheeks create a new Krabby Patty that causes everyone who eats it to become a Krabby Patty zombie. The Krabby Patty zombies are scary alone, but they also are shown to be able to infect people and make them become Krabby Patty zombies by ''feeding themselves'' to their victims. And then at the end, serving as Season 11's image, Patrick, who is still a patty zombie, [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou attempts to offer a bite to the viewer.]] This means one of two things: (1. 1) [[ParanoiaFuel that the zombies may still be out there]] and this time around there may not be any more chum to cure them, and (2 2) that Patrick was trying to offer a bite to the viewer... ''Now how did the patty monsters infect the uninfected again?'')


* "[=SpongeBob=] in Randomland" seems fairly normal for the most part (as normal as an episode titled ''[=SpongeBob=] in Randomland'' can get)...until [[https://twitter.com/OwShantae/status/1175441911945072640 this part]]. Squidward finds himself confronted by a series of doors and while the first two are a bit off settling, the third door simply features his bedroom...only to be hit with a JumpScare of himself with red eyes and black dripping tears with some ominous creepy screaming in the background (pictured). That's right: ''[=SpongeBob=]'' referenced '''FanFic/SquidwardsSuicide'''. Unsurprisingly, this scene was cut from the UK airing.

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* "[=SpongeBob=] in Randomland" seems fairly normal for the most part (as normal as an episode titled ''[=SpongeBob=] in Randomland'' can get)...until [[https://twitter.com/OwShantae/status/1175441911945072640 this part]]. Squidward finds himself confronted by a series of doors and while the doors... The first two are one features deformed Squidward and Spongebob, the second one features a bit off settling, horribly boil-covered facsimile of Squidward, and the third door simply features his bedroom...only to be hit with a JumpScare of himself with red eyes and black dripping tears with some ominous creepy screaming in the on a static background and with StockScream (pictured). That's right: ''[=SpongeBob=]'' referenced '''FanFic/SquidwardsSuicide'''. Unsurprisingly, this scene was cut from the UK airing.


* To some extent, parts of "Earworm". One scene when [=SpongeBob=] ran back home like crazy while singing to the tune of "[[EarWorm Musical Doodle]], "The song that you ran from is back again. You wonder will the madness will ever end".

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* To some extent, parts of "Earworm". One scene when [=SpongeBob=] ran back home like crazy while singing to the tune of "[[EarWorm Musical Doodle]], Doodle]]", "The song that you ran from is back again. You wonder will the madness will ever end".


* What, no love for “I Was A Teenage Gary”, which has one of the creepiest examples of BodyHorror in the series?

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* What, no love for “I Was A Teenage Gary”, which Gary” has one of the creepiest examples of BodyHorror in the series?
series, namely the scene where Spongebob slowly transforms into a snail after accidentally injecting himself with the snail plasma. Near the end of the episode, Squidward gets transformed into a snail as well. Thankfully, ''his'' transformation occurs offscreen (though [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] it was supposed to be shown ''onscreen'', which would have been far worse).



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* What, no love for “I Was A Teenage Gary”, which has one of the creepiest examples of BodyHorror in the series?


* "Tea at the Treedome", which revolves around [=SpongeBob=] slowly dehydrating in Sandy's tree dome. His MadnessMantra of "I don't need it" while staring at a vase of water before he finally snaps, complete with a HeartbeatSoundtrack and GrossUpCloseUp of his face, is pretty creepy.

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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[MadnessMantra I don't]] [[HeartbeatSoundtrack need it...]] [[MemeticMutation I don't]] [[GrossUpCloseUp need it...]]"]]
* "Tea at the Treedome", which revolves around [=SpongeBob=] slowly dehydrating in Sandy's tree dome. His MadnessMantra of "I don't need it" while staring at a vase of water before he finally snaps, complete with a HeartbeatSoundtrack and the pictured GrossUpCloseUp of his face, is pretty creepy.



[[caption-width-right:291:'''You're...not...Patrick!''']]

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[[caption-width-right:291:'''You're...[[caption-width-right:291:'''[[VoiceOfTheLegion You're...not...Patrick!''']]Patrick!]]''']]



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[[caption-width-right:350:[[GainaxEnding Have]] [[TheVirus some!]]]]



* ''[=SuperSponge=]'' has several terrifying bosses like the shark sub, sea snake, bronze dogfish, and The Flying Dutchman. The former three can be quite scary looking, not to forget the accompanying boss music. In the GBA version, some enemies and bosses have a more aggressive appearance than in the UsefulNotes/PlayStation version. Some later levels can look grim.

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* ''[=SuperSponge=]'' has several terrifying bosses like the shark sub, sea snake, bronze dogfish, and The Flying Dutchman. The former three can be quite scary looking, not to forget the accompanying boss music.
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In the GBA version, some enemies and bosses have a more aggressive appearance than in the UsefulNotes/PlayStation version. version.
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Some later levels can look pretty grim.



* Some of the levels seem dark and depressing, such as Downtown Bikini Bottom, which is [[AlwaysNight set entirely at night]] and has no background characters except for the construction workers, with eel thugs patrolling the streets.
* Enemies can be unsettling, particularly the first eel you meet just standing at an empty counter in the Krusty Krab, and the clown anglerfish.
* The Lighthouse and Shipwreck areas have no music at all, save for the sounds of rain and thunder, making for an unsettlingly somber and atmospheric level. There's also something unnerving about a horde of giant jellyfish just floating calmly during this storm at the top, silhouetted by the lighthouse's light.

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* Some of the levels seem dark and depressing, such as Downtown Bikini Bottom, which is [[AlwaysNight set entirely at night]] and [[NothingIsScarier has no background characters except for the construction workers, workers]], with eel thugs patrolling the streets.
* Enemies The enemies in the game can be unsettling, particularly the first eel you meet just standing at an empty counter in the Krusty Krab, and the clown anglerfish.
* The Lighthouse and Shipwreck areas have [[SilenceIsGolden no music at all, save for the sounds of rain and thunder, making for an unsettlingly somber and atmospheric level.level]]. There's also something unnerving about a horde of giant jellyfish just floating calmly during this storm at the top, silhouetted by the lighthouse's light.


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[[caption-width-right:291:'''You're...not...Patrick!''']]



* In "The Gift of Gum", Patrick has given [=SpongeBob=] his prized possession: a house sized collection of gum that he's had for years, which apparently has all sorts of stuff like pizza, clothing and OTHER PEOPLE (they were living in it though). A good moment is when a pair of underpants comes out of the wad and it ''crawls'' to [=SpongeBob=] until it reaches his face, then it '''''[[SuddenlyShouting TALKS TO HIM!!!]]'''''

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* In "The Gift of Gum", Patrick has given [=SpongeBob=] his prized possession: a house sized collection of gum that he's had for years, which apparently has all sorts of stuff like pizza, clothing and OTHER PEOPLE (they were living in it though). A good moment is when a pair of underpants comes out of the wad and it ''crawls'' to [=SpongeBob=] until it reaches his face, then it '''''[[SuddenlyShouting TALKS TO HIM!!!]]''''''''talks to him!'''


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[[caption-width-right:259:Behold, the Fly of Despair!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Gee, Squidward, I didn't know
the Fly of Despair!]]buses ran this late!" "[[OhCrap They don't...]]"]]



* "Shanghaied" features Squidward being thrown by the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Flying Dutchman]] into the "Fly of Despair while Spongebob and Patrick watch in horror (pictured)," an abyss filled with terrifying imagery and sounds.
** There are also [[http://web.archive.org/web/20140202012254/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLCKJ8eAfUQ the alternate endings]] you could take a look at. They're even darker than the original ending; basically, what happens is that Patrick and Squidward both screw up the last wish and lead the trio to getting eaten ''for sure'', not to mention that they're still alive, trapped in the Dutchman's stomach for all eternity.

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* "Shanghaied" features Squidward being thrown by the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Flying Dutchman]] into the "Fly of Despair while Spongebob and Patrick watch in horror (pictured)," Despair", an abyss filled with terrifying imagery and sounds.
sounds while Spongebob and Patrick watch in horror.
** There are also [[http://web.archive.org/web/20140202012254/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLCKJ8eAfUQ the alternate endings]] you could take a look at. They're even darker than the original ending; basically, what happens is that Patrick and Squidward both screw up the last wish and lead the trio to getting eaten ''for sure'', not to mention that [[AndIMustScream they're still alive, trapped in the Dutchman's stomach for all eternity.eternity]].



* The episode "Graveyard Shift" ends with all the scary things being explained rationally. But it turns out the lights had been going on and off because ''the vampire from Film/{{Nosferatu}} had been flipping the light-switch.'' [[RogerRabbitEffect He's not even animated!]] And he makes a creepy smile at the end.

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** "[[KillAndReplace YOU DOODLE! ME SPONGEBOB!]]"
* The episode "Graveyard Shift" ends Shift", with its RealAfterAll villain, the Hash-Slinging Slasher (pictured for Season 2).
** The ending has
all the scary things being explained rationally. But it turns out rationally... but then the lights had been going star flickering on and off because ''the vampire from Film/{{Nosferatu}} ''[[Film/{{Nosferatu}} Count Orlok]] had been flipping the light-switch.'' [[RogerRabbitEffect He's not even animated!]] And he makes a creepy animated!]]
** ''Orlok's
smile at the end.final frame. JESUS.''



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[[caption-width-right:350:[[MemeticMutation Does THIS look unsure to you?!]]]]



** Just prior to the lines above, Squidward absolutely ''insists'' that Mr. Krabs take a look at a certain page of the employee handbook. The page he indicates has a piece of paper taped to it [[AndIMustScream with the words "HELP ME" written on it]]. Just to add a little nightmare fuel to the fire, that creepy, plastered-on smile never leaves Squidward's face.

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** Just prior to the lines above, Squidward absolutely ''insists'' that Mr. Krabs take a look at a certain page of the employee handbook. The page he indicates has a piece of paper taped to it [[AndIMustScream with the words "HELP ME" written on it]]. Just to add a little nightmare fuel to the fire, [[DissonantSerenity that creepy, plastered-on smile never leaves Squidward's face.face]].


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[[caption-width-right:259:Behold, the Fly of Despair!]]



* "Shanghaied" features Squidward being thrown by the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Flying Dutchman]] into the "Fly of Despair," an abyss filled with terrifying imagery and sounds.

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* "Shanghaied" features Squidward being thrown by the [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Flying Dutchman]] into the "Fly of Despair," Despair while Spongebob and Patrick watch in horror (pictured)," an abyss filled with terrifying imagery and sounds.



** Forgot to mention the fact that Mr. Krabs sold his soul for that to happen. Then it turns out he had already sold his soul to at least 20 other demonic entities, and [=SpongeBob=] to weasel out of a paycheck. What the hell is wrong with you, Mr. Krabs?!

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** Forgot to mention Even worse, the fact that Mr. Krabs sold his soul for that to happen. Then it turns out he had already sold his soul to at least 20 other demonic entities, and [=SpongeBob=] to weasel out of a paycheck. What the hell is wrong with you, Mr. Krabs?!



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[[caption-width-right:200:Talk about a ''literal'' FluffyTheTerrible!]]



* In "A Pal For Gary", Gary is paired with a creature of similar size (a green blobby-thing that [=SpongeBob=] names [[FluffyTheTerrible "Puffy Fluffy"]]) that opens its mouth and reveals '''tons of horrible-looking teeth.''' After eating a fridge worth of food, it grows into a massive, disgusting, all too detailed EldritchAbomination with '''''multiple [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Sarlacc]]-like tongues''''' and tries to eat Gary and [=SpongeBob=].

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* In "A Pal For Gary", Gary is paired with a creature of similar size (a green blobby-thing that [=SpongeBob=] names [[FluffyTheTerrible "Puffy Fluffy"]]) that opens its mouth and reveals '''tons of horrible-looking teeth.''' teeth''', as pictured. After eating a fridge worth of food, it grows into a massive, disgusting, all too detailed EldritchAbomination with '''''multiple [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi Sarlacc]]-like tongues''''' and tries to eat Gary and [=SpongeBob=].



* "[=SpongeBob=] in Randomland" seems fairly normal for the most part (as normal as an episode titled ''[=SpongeBob=] in Randomland'' can get)...until [[https://twitter.com/OwShantae/status/1175441911945072640 this part]]. Squidward finds himself confronted by a series of doors and while the first two are a bit off settling, the third door simply features his bedroom...only to be hit with a JumpScare of himself with red eyes and black dripping tears with some ominous creepy screaming in the background. That's right: ''[=SpongeBob=]'' referenced '''FanFic/SquidwardsSuicide'''. Unsurprisingly, this scene was cut from the UK airing.

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[[caption-width-right:299:''Oh, this place is a'' '''''nightmare!''''']]
* "[=SpongeBob=] in Randomland" seems fairly normal for the most part (as normal as an episode titled ''[=SpongeBob=] in Randomland'' can get)...until [[https://twitter.com/OwShantae/status/1175441911945072640 this part]]. Squidward finds himself confronted by a series of doors and while the first two are a bit off settling, the third door simply features his bedroom...only to be hit with a JumpScare of himself with red eyes and black dripping tears with some ominous creepy screaming in the background.background (pictured). That's right: ''[=SpongeBob=]'' referenced '''FanFic/SquidwardsSuicide'''. Unsurprisingly, this scene was cut from the UK airing.


** For context regarding the scene where the Red Mist door originates, anyone outside of Randomland who enters it never returns. The doors surround SpongeBob and Squidward and not only prevent them from making a Krabby Patty delivery but also prevents them from ever returning home. If Rodger, a Mr. Krabs look-alike who made the order for the delivery, hadn't indirectly led them the way to the Krusty Krab, they would've likely remained in Randomland forever.

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** For context regarding the scene where the Red Mist door originates, anyone outside of Randomland who enters it never returns. The doors surround SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] and Squidward and not only prevent them from making a Krabby Patty delivery but also prevents them from ever returning home. If Rodger, a Mr. Krabs look-alike who made the order for the delivery, hadn't indirectly led them the way to the Krusty Krab, they would've likely remained in Randomland forever.


* For context regarding the scene where the Red Mist door originates, anyone outside of Randomland who enters it never returns. The doors surround SpongeBob and Squidward and not only prevent them from making a Krabby Patty delivery but also prevents them from ever returning home. If Rodger, a Mr. Krabs look-alike who made the order for the delivery, hadn't indirectly led them the way to the Krusty Krab, they would've likely remained in Randomland forever.

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* ** For context regarding the scene where the Red Mist door originates, anyone outside of Randomland who enters it never returns. The doors surround SpongeBob and Squidward and not only prevent them from making a Krabby Patty delivery but also prevents them from ever returning home. If Rodger, a Mr. Krabs look-alike who made the order for the delivery, hadn't indirectly led them the way to the Krusty Krab, they would've likely remained in Randomland forever.



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* For context regarding the scene where the Red Mist door originates, anyone outside of Randomland who enters it never returns. The doors surround SpongeBob and Squidward and not only prevent them from making a Krabby Patty delivery but also prevents them from ever returning home. If Rodger, a Mr. Krabs look-alike who made the order for the delivery, hadn't indirectly led them the way to the Krusty Krab, they would've likely remained in Randomland forever.


* "Spongebob in Randomland" seems fairly normal for the most part (as normal as an episode titled ''Spongebob in Randomland'' can get)...until [[https://twitter.com/OwShantae/status/1175441911945072640 this part]]. Squidward finds himself confronted by a series of doors and while the first two are a bit off settling, the third door simply features his bedroom...only to be hit with a JumpScare of himself with red eyes and black dripping tears with some ominous creepy screaming in the background. That's right: ''Spongebob'' referenced '''FanFic/SquidwardsSuicide'''.

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* "Spongebob "[=SpongeBob=] in Randomland" seems fairly normal for the most part (as normal as an episode titled ''Spongebob ''[=SpongeBob=] in Randomland'' can get)...until [[https://twitter.com/OwShantae/status/1175441911945072640 this part]]. Squidward finds himself confronted by a series of doors and while the first two are a bit off settling, the third door simply features his bedroom...only to be hit with a JumpScare of himself with red eyes and black dripping tears with some ominous creepy screaming in the background. That's right: ''Spongebob'' ''[=SpongeBob=]'' referenced '''FanFic/SquidwardsSuicide'''. Unsurprisingly, this scene was cut from the UK airing.



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*** Even worse, [[https://twitter.com/adampaloian/status/1175491793695019008 Adam Paloian]], the storyboard artist for this scene, said the original idea was to make the Squidward face ''get closer to the camera'' until Squidward closed the door, making an already scary scene even worse.

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