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** Especially telling is that even the irredeemable bastard that is Percy is horrified by it, having presumably been stupid enough to believe that Del would die quickly, albeit more painfully.


** How bad is it? Sam Rockwell, the actor who played Wild Bill, utterly ''despised'' that scene, not just out of genuine disgust for what the character was doing, but because he actually [[MeanCharacterNiceActor got along really well with the actresses who played the girls off-set.]] It was so bad that one of the girls actually started crying just because of how real it got.

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** How bad is it? Sam Rockwell, Creator/SamRockwell, the actor who played Wild Bill, utterly ''despised'' that scene, not just out of genuine disgust for what the character was doing, but because he actually [[MeanCharacterNiceActor got along really well with the actresses who played the girls off-set.]] It was so bad that one of the girls actually started crying just because of how real it got.


** There's a reason why we have that infamous scene as the image on the [[NightmareFuel/LiveActionFilms Live Action Films Nightmare Fuel]] page!


* Can anybody watch Delacroix's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s9RYLabxCg horrifically botched execution]] and NOT squirm? Deliberately sabotaged by Percy, the sadistic guard, the scene goes on for several excruciating minutes. Instead of wetting the sponge that goes on the head of the person sitting in the chair, he leaves it dry, which interferes with the conductivity. As a result, instead of a relatively quick execution, the poor man's head catches fire and he dies an excruciating, tortuous death. Making it even ''worse'' is that John Coffey gets to feel ''everything'' Delacroix is feeling - every agonizing second - during the execution. [[WordOfGod Frank Darabont]] stated such horribly botched executions - albeit with a few less special effects - [[TruthInTelevision actually happened]] in RealLife. Part of what led to the electric chair being permanently retired in the majority of the states.

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* Can anybody watch Delacroix's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s9RYLabxCg horrifically botched execution]] (pictured to the right) and NOT squirm? react in fear? Deliberately sabotaged by Percy, the sadistic guard, the scene goes on for several excruciating minutes. Instead of wetting the sponge that goes on the head of the person sitting in the chair, he leaves it dry, which interferes with the conductivity. As a result, instead of a relatively quick execution, the poor man's head catches fire and he dies an excruciating, tortuous death.
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Making it even ''worse'' is that John Coffey gets to feel ''everything'' Delacroix is feeling - every agonizing second - during the execution. [[WordOfGod Frank Darabont]] stated such horribly botched executions - albeit with a few less special effects - [[TruthInTelevision actually happened]] in RealLife. Part of what led to the electric chair being permanently retired in the majority of the states.



** It's supposed to be the image on the [[NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel]] page, but it's not supposed to be changed.

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** It's supposed to be There's a reason why we have that infamous scene as the image on the [[NightmareFuel [[NightmareFuel/LiveActionFilms Live Action Films Nightmare Fuel]] page, but it's not supposed to be changed.page!


** It's not the image on the [[NightmareFuel]] page for nothing!

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** It's not supposed to be the image on the [[NightmareFuel]] page for nothing![[NightmareFuel Nightmare Fuel]] page, but it's not supposed to be changed.

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** It's not the image on the [[NightmareFuel]] page for nothing!


** The corpse itself made it even more frightening. Unlike Arlen's or [[spoiler: Coffey's,]] where the corpse would only show minor burn marks, Del's shows the reason why they call an electric execution a cooking. [[NightmareFuel/RevengeOfTheSith Darth Vader]] on Mustafar looked good in comparison.

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** The corpse itself made it even more frightening. Unlike Arlen's or [[spoiler: Coffey's,]] Coffey's, where the corpse would only show minor burn marks, Del's shows the reason why they call an electric execution a cooking. [[NightmareFuel/RevengeOfTheSith Darth Vader]] on Mustafar looked good in comparison.



** Think this scene can't get any more horrifying? Try being a child between 1998 and 2003. You may recognise the actor as the whimsical Mr. Noodle [[note]] His brother, not the original Mr. Noodle [[/note]] from ''Series/ElmosWorld''!

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** Think this scene can't get any more horrifying? Try being a child between 1998 and 2003. You may recognise recognize the actor as the whimsical Mr. Noodle [[note]] His brother, not the original Mr. Noodle [[/note]] from ''Series/ElmosWorld''!



* Coffey stating he can [[spoiler: still hear "pieces" of convicts screaming in Old Sparky's chamber, long after they've been executed.]]
** Not to mention Paul's internal comment on it immediately afterwards-- if what Coffey says is true, [[spoiler: Delacroix is undoubtedly screaming the loudest.]]

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* Coffey stating he can [[spoiler: still hear "pieces" of convicts screaming in Old Sparky's chamber, long after they've been executed.]]
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** Not to mention Paul's internal comment on it immediately afterwards-- if what Coffey says is true, [[spoiler: Delacroix is undoubtedly screaming the loudest.]]



* Paul's fate. [[spoiler:He ends up outliving all his family because he receives part of the life force of the death row inmate John's healing power. He believes this is punishment from God for executing John, despite him agreeing to the execution. As a result he's very much alive in the present day and in fairly good health despite being over 100 years old. And as Mr. Jingles is still alive and moving around despite being at least 64 years old, some math must be done: Mice normally only live less than four years. The average life expectancy of a white male in 1935 was 61. That means Paul is going to live at least '''eight hundred and seventy-six ''more'' years'''. [[PlayingWithSyringes Medical]] [[TheyWouldCutYouUp curiosity]] notwithstanding, it's likely he's only going to die if he kills himself.]]
* The way Wild Bill grabs John while the guards are taking him to the truck, Wild Bill was thought to be unconscious until he suddenly grabs John causing him to see Wild Bill's entire life and fearfully calls him a "a bad man" to which Wild Bill just sadistically smiles and responded with "thats right nigger, as bad as you want". The entire scene seems to imply that Bill has caught onto John's ability and just did it to torment him, that same experience was so horrifying for John that it also traumatised Paul when he was shown the same vision.

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* Paul's fate. [[spoiler:He He ends up outliving all his whole family because he receives part of the life force of the death row inmate John's healing power. He believes this is punishment from God for executing John, despite him agreeing to the execution. As a result he's very much alive in the present day and in fairly good health despite being over 100 years old. And as Mr. Jingles is still alive and moving around despite being at least 64 years old, some math must be done: Mice normally only live less than four years. The average life expectancy of a white male in 1935 was 61. That means Paul is going to live at least '''eight hundred and seventy-six ''more'' years'''. [[PlayingWithSyringes Medical]] [[TheyWouldCutYouUp curiosity]] notwithstanding, it's likely he's only going to die if he kills himself.]]
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* The way Wild Bill grabs John while the guards are taking him to the truck, Wild Bill was thought to be unconscious until he suddenly grabs John causing him to see Wild Bill's entire life and fearfully calls him a "a bad man" to which Wild Bill just sadistically smiles and responded with "thats "that's right nigger, as bad as you want". The entire scene seems to imply that Bill has caught onto John's ability and just did it to torment him, that same experience was so horrifying for John that it also traumatised traumatized Paul when he was shown the same vision.


* The way Wild Bill grabs John while the guards are taking him to the truck, Wild Bill was thought to be unconscious until he suddenly grabs John causing him to see Wild Bills entire life and fearfully calls him a "a bad man" to which Wild Bill just sadistically smiles and responded with "thats right nigger, as bad as you want". The entire scene seems to imply that Bill has caught onto John's ability and just did it to torment him, that same experience was so horrifying for John that it also traumatised Paul when he was shown the same vision.

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* The way Wild Bill grabs John while the guards are taking him to the truck, Wild Bill was thought to be unconscious until he suddenly grabs John causing him to see Wild Bills Bill's entire life and fearfully calls him a "a bad man" to which Wild Bill just sadistically smiles and responded with "thats right nigger, as bad as you want". The entire scene seems to imply that Bill has caught onto John's ability and just did it to torment him, that same experience was so horrifying for John that it also traumatised Paul when he was shown the same vision.


** Really, even with Delcroix having committed a bad crime, you really don't even wanna watch him do through any of that. It's just that horrific.

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** Really, even with Delcroix having committed a bad crime, you really don't even wanna watch him do go through any of that. It's just that horrific.

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** Really, even with Delcroix having committed a bad crime, you really don't even wanna watch him do through any of that. It's just that horrific.


** The corpse itself made it even more frightening. Unlike Arlen's or [[spoiler: Coffey's,]] where the corpse would only show minor burn marks, Del's shows the reason why they call an electric execution a cooking. [[NightmareFuel/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin Skywalker]] on Mustafar looked good in comparison.

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** The corpse itself made it even more frightening. Unlike Arlen's or [[spoiler: Coffey's,]] where the corpse would only show minor burn marks, Del's shows the reason why they call an electric execution a cooking. [[NightmareFuel/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin Skywalker]] Darth Vader]] on Mustafar looked good in comparison.


** The corpse itself made it even more frightening. Unlike Arlen's or [[spoiler: Coffey's,]] where the corpse would only show minor burn marks, Del's shows the reason why they call an electric execution a cooking. [[NightmareFuel/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin Skywalker]] looked good in comparison.

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** The corpse itself made it even more frightening. Unlike Arlen's or [[spoiler: Coffey's,]] where the corpse would only show minor burn marks, Del's shows the reason why they call an electric execution a cooking. [[NightmareFuel/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin Skywalker]] on Mustafar looked good in comparison.

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* John Coffey not only feels all the pain going on around him, but it's implied he can sense pain that's happened in the past (he hears the screams of those who died in the electric chair long after they're gone) and, perhaps, that he can sense all pain ''everywhere.'' The story is set from 1932 to 1935. The first German concentration camps were being built in 1933. Maybe Coffey pleaded to be executed [[NightmareFuel because he knew what was coming and wanted to check out early]].


* Can anybody watch Delacroix's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s9RYLabxCg horrifically botched execution]] and NOT squirm? Deliberately sabotaged by Percy, the sadistic guard, the scene goes on for several excruciating minutes. Instead of wetting the sponge that goes on the head of the person sitting in the chair, he leaves it dry, which interferes with the conductivity. As a result, instead of a relatively quick execution, the poor man's head catches fire and he dies an excruciating, tortuous death. Making it even ''worse'' is that John Coffey gets to feel ''everything'' Delacroix is feeling - every agonizing second - during the execution. [[WordOfGod Frank Darabont]] stated such horribly botched executions - albeit with a few less special effects - actually happened in RealLife. Part of what led to the electric chair being permanently retired in the majority of the states.

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* Can anybody watch Delacroix's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s9RYLabxCg horrifically botched execution]] and NOT squirm? Deliberately sabotaged by Percy, the sadistic guard, the scene goes on for several excruciating minutes. Instead of wetting the sponge that goes on the head of the person sitting in the chair, he leaves it dry, which interferes with the conductivity. As a result, instead of a relatively quick execution, the poor man's head catches fire and he dies an excruciating, tortuous death. Making it even ''worse'' is that John Coffey gets to feel ''everything'' Delacroix is feeling - every agonizing second - during the execution. [[WordOfGod Frank Darabont]] stated such horribly botched executions - albeit with a few less special effects - [[TruthInTelevision actually happened happened]] in RealLife. Part of what led to the electric chair being permanently retired in the majority of the states.

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