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** It's not just the Virgin Mary either. The angels guarding her and even the baby Jesus in her arms have their eyes opened by the lightning flash. That brief frame is terrifying.

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* The fact that the entrance to the Court of Miracles is through a gothic, eerie medieval graveyard inside the grave of a French Crusader that died in UsefulNotes/TheCrusades.


** His final scene is the image above for a reason. While watching it, notice the color of his eyes and teeth. They're white like Esmeralda's and Quasi's, until he climbs the gargoyle to decapitate the Romani, ''then they turn yellow.''

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** His final scene is the image above for a reason. While watching it, notice the color of his eyes and teeth. They're white like Esmeralda's and Quasi's, until he climbs the gargoyle to decapitate the Romani, Roma, ''then they turn yellow.''


The Disney adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel (which is hardly light reading in itself) is one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest films ever produced by the studio]], featuring adult content like infanticide, the outright racist treatment of the Gypsy people, the abuse of religious power and creepy lust displayed by one of the most vile and frighteningly realistic villains in the history of animated films, and on-screen deaths for heroes and villains alike. As a result, it has [[NightmareFuel more than enough frightening moments and concepts to go around for the whole family]]. With all of this and the heavy adult themes present in the picture, it's startling to realize that the film somehow got a G rating from the MPAA...

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The Disney adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel (which is hardly light reading in itself) is one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest films ever produced by the studio]], featuring adult content like infanticide, the outright racist treatment of the Gypsy Roma people, the abuse of religious power and creepy lust displayed by one of the most vile and frighteningly realistic villains in the history of animated films, and on-screen deaths for heroes and villains alike. As a result, it has [[NightmareFuel more than enough frightening moments and concepts to go around for the whole family]]. With all of this and the heavy adult themes present in the picture, it's startling to realize that the film somehow got a G rating from the MPAA...



** His ''very introduction'' applies. As the gypsies are surrounded by soldiers, a huge shadow casts itself over the wall, revealed to be Frollo on his Bruiser of a horse. The pure ''terror'' in the male Gypsy's voice is as if he has come face to face with the devil itself; a textbook OhCrap reaction.

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** His ''very introduction'' applies. As the gypsies Roma are surrounded by soldiers, a huge shadow casts itself over the wall, revealed to be Frollo on his Bruiser of a horse. The pure ''terror'' in the male Gypsy's Romani's voice is as if he has come face to face with the devil itself; a textbook OhCrap reaction.



** During the opening sequence, Frollo looks positively ''demonic'' as he chases down and ultimately ''kills'' Quasimodo's poor mother, a Gypsy whose swaddled baby he initially thinks is stolen goods. There's no discretion either--you get to see Frollo kill her ''on-screen''. And if not for the Archdeacon's intervention, this guy would very well have murdered baby Quasimodo himself as well. And what's worse is that Frollo thinks he is guiltless and in the right (not to mention how he immediately, unhesitatingly moves to take another innocent life when he realizes what the woman actually had)!

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** During the opening sequence, Frollo looks positively ''demonic'' as he chases down and ultimately ''kills'' Quasimodo's poor mother, a Gypsy Romani woman whose swaddled baby he initially thinks is stolen goods. There's no discretion either--you get to see Frollo kill her ''on-screen''. And if not for the Archdeacon's intervention, this guy would very well have murdered baby Quasimodo himself as well. And what's worse is that Frollo thinks he is guiltless and in the right (not to mention how he immediately, unhesitatingly moves to take another innocent life when he realizes what the woman actually had)!



* The scene where Frollo explains his viewpoint of the Gypsy people to Phoebus. Hello, blatant genocide metaphor in a ''family-friendly movie.'' Especially bad for those of us whose relatives were, and continue to be, oppressed by anti-Gypsy (or anti-almost anything else, really) sentiment.

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* The scene where Frollo explains his viewpoint of the Gypsy Roma people to Phoebus. Hello, blatant genocide metaphor in a ''family-friendly movie.'' Especially bad for those of us whose relatives were, and continue to be, oppressed by anti-Gypsy anti-Roma (or anti-almost anything else, really) sentiment.



* The burning of the miller's house just because he and his family were supposedly hiding Gypsy. Said family included at least one child and a ''baby''. Frollo even tries to make Phoebus carry out the evil deed (which he ''very'' understandably refuses to do), and then tries to execute him when he rescues the people involved.

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* The burning of the miller's house just because he and his family were supposedly hiding Gypsy.Roma. Said family included at least one child and a ''baby''. Frollo even tries to make Phoebus carry out the evil deed (which he ''very'' understandably refuses to do), and then tries to execute him when he rescues the people involved.



** His final scene is the image above for a reason. While watching it, notice the color of his eyes and teeth. They're white like Esmeralda's and Quasi's, until he climbs the gargoyle to decapitate the Gypsy, ''then they turn yellow.''

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** His final scene is the image above for a reason. While watching it, notice the color of his eyes and teeth. They're white like Esmeralda's and Quasi's, until he climbs the gargoyle to decapitate the Gypsy, Romani, ''then they turn yellow.''


* The scene where Frollo explains his viewpoint of the Gypsy people to Phoebus. Hello, blatant genocide metaphor in a ''family-friendly movie.'' Especially bad for those of us whose relatives were, and continue to be, oppressed by anti-Gypsy (or anti-almost anything else, really) sentiment. It never ends.

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* The scene where Frollo explains his viewpoint of the Gypsy people to Phoebus. Hello, blatant genocide metaphor in a ''family-friendly movie.'' Especially bad for those of us whose relatives were, and continue to be, oppressed by anti-Gypsy (or anti-almost anything else, really) sentiment. It never ends.



* The fact that the entrance to the Court of Miracles is through the grave of a French Crusader that died in UsefulNotes/TheCrusades.


* Frollo being scared [[TearJerker for the first time in his life.]] Those statues seem to be staring into his very soul, and one can't help but shake the feeling that they ''really are.'' Especially when it focuses on the Virgin Mary...

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* Frollo being scared [[TearJerker [[KickTheSonOfABitch for the first time in his life.]] Those statues seem to be staring into his very soul, and one can't help but shake the feeling that they ''really are.'' Especially when it focuses on the Virgin Mary...


*** When he says "Let her taste the fires of hell," you can actually hear the faint screaming of a woman being burned alive! Chills.

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*** When he says "Let her taste the fires of hell," you can actually hear the faint screaming of a woman being burned alive! Chills.alive!



----> '''Soldier''': Minister Frollo, the gypsy has escaped!
----> '''Frollo''': ''What?!''
----> '''Soldier''': She's nowhere in the cathedral. She's gone.
----> '''Frollo''': But ''how'', I - never mind. Get out, [[BadBoss you idiot!]] I'll find her. '''I'LL FIND HER IF I HAVE TO BURN DOWN ALL OF PARIS!'''

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----> '''Soldier''': '''Soldier:''' Minister Frollo, the gypsy has escaped!
----> '''Frollo''': '''Frollo:''' ''What?!''
----> '''Soldier''': '''Soldier:''' She's nowhere in the cathedral. She's gone.
----> '''Frollo''': '''Frollo:''' But ''how'', I - never mind. Get out, [[BadBoss you idiot!]] I'll find her. '''I'LL FIND HER IF I HAVE TO BURN DOWN ALL OF PARIS!'''



** Can't forget Phoebus first meeting Judge Frollo, in the castle torture chamber, where you get to hear the sound of the previous captain of the guard being ''tortured to death''. Frollo even advices the TortureTechnician to [[ATasteOfTheLash whip]] his victim slower, because doing it too fast will make the new pain drown out the old one (which he speaks of [[ButForMeItWasTuesday in the most eerily casual manner possible]]). Oh, and WHAT was the captain's crime? "Disappointing" Frollo.

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** Can't forget Phoebus first meeting Judge Frollo, in the castle torture chamber, where you get to hear the sound of the previous captain of the guard being ''tortured to death''. Frollo even advices the TortureTechnician to [[ATasteOfTheLash whip]] his victim slower, because doing it too fast will make the new pain drown out the old one (which he speaks of [[ButForMeItWasTuesday in the most eerily casual manner possible]]). Oh, and WHAT was the The captain's crime? "Disappointing" Frollo.



* The climax. Hoo boy, the climax. Especially regarding how Frollo acts during it.
** He makes this chilling remark during his last encounter with the Archdeacon:

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* The climax. Hoo boy, the climax. Especially regarding how climax:
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--->'''Frollo''': Leaving so soon? ''[Proceeds to swipe his sword madly at them]''

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--->'''Frollo''': --->'''Frollo:''' Leaving so soon? ''[Proceeds to swipe his sword madly at them]''



--->'''Frollo''': I should've known you'd risk your life to save that Gypsy witch! Just as your own mother died trying to save you.\\
'''Quasimodo''': What?\\
'''Frollo''': And now, [[IShouldHaveDoneThisYearsAgo I'm going to do what I've should've done]]... '''''''[[SuddenlyShouting 20 YEARS AGO!]]''''''' ''[Throws his cape over Quasi's face to try to toss him off the edge of the cathedral]''

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--->'''Frollo''': --->'''Frollo:''' I should've known you'd risk your life to save that Gypsy witch! Just as your own mother died trying to save you.\\
'''Quasimodo''': '''Quasimodo:''' What?\\
'''Frollo''': '''Frollo:''' And now, [[IShouldHaveDoneThisYearsAgo I'm going to do what I've should've done]]... '''''''[[SuddenlyShouting 20 YEARS AGO!]]''''''' ''[Throws his cape over Quasi's face to try to toss him off the edge of the cathedral]''



** If you really think about it, that line has a horrifically heartbreaking amount of weight behind it... yes, Quasi ''does'' want to hurt Frollo. ''[[TheDogBitesBack He always has]]''...

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** If you really think about it, that That line has a horrifically heartbreaking amount of weight behind it... yes, Quasi ''does'' want to hurt Frollo. ''[[TheDogBitesBack He always has]]''...

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* Clopin running through the crowd in the final battle scene with a HUGE SCYTHE, hacking at the horses and guards until he is surrounded by severed limbs. [[spoiler: He dies shortly afterwards.]]

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* Clopin running through the crowd in the final battle scene with a HUGE SCYTHE, hacking at the horses and guards until he is surrounded by severed limbs. [[spoiler: He dies shortly afterwards.]]
afterwards.



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The Disney adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel (which is hardly light reading in itself) is one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest films ever produced by the studio]], featuring adult content like infanticide, the outright racist treatment of the Gypsy people, the abuse of religious power and creepy lust displayed by one of the most vile and frighteningly realistic villains in the history of animated films, and on-screen deaths for heroes and villains alike. As a result, it has [[NightmareFuel more than enough frightening moments and concepts to go around for the whole family]]. With all of this and the heavy adult themes present in the picture, it's startling to realize that the film somehow got a G-Rating from the MPAA...

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The Disney adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel (which is hardly light reading in itself) is one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest films ever produced by the studio]], featuring adult content like infanticide, the outright racist treatment of the Gypsy people, the abuse of religious power and creepy lust displayed by one of the most vile and frighteningly realistic villains in the history of animated films, and on-screen deaths for heroes and villains alike. As a result, it has [[NightmareFuel more than enough frightening moments and concepts to go around for the whole family]]. With all of this and the heavy adult themes present in the picture, it's startling to realize that the film somehow got a G-Rating G rating from the MPAA...



* The sheer look on Quasimodo's face after [[spoiler:he breaks free of the chains holding him to Notre Dame.]] Having never seen Quasimodo truly angry before, it is [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11121/111213005/5132045-4484381303-38159.jpg frightening]].

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* The sheer look on Quasimodo's face after [[spoiler:he he breaks free of the chains holding him to Notre Dame.]] Dame. Having never seen Quasimodo truly angry before, it is [[https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11121/111213005/5132045-4484381303-38159.jpg frightening]].



* At the end of the stage version, [[spoiler: when Quasimodo is about to throw Frollo to his death, Frollo cries out "You don't want to hurt me!" The gargoyles/chorus whisper to Quasimodo, ''"Yes you do."'']]
** [[spoiler: It's taken UpToEleven in the Paper Mills Playhouse version as you see Quasimodo's final grasp of sanity slip, ensures Frollo can't escape and hurls him off the roof.]]

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* At the end of the stage version, [[spoiler: when Quasimodo is about to throw Frollo to his death, Frollo cries out "You don't want to hurt me!" The gargoyles/chorus whisper to Quasimodo, ''"Yes you do."'']]
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** [[spoiler: It's taken UpToEleven in the Paper Mills Playhouse version version, as you see Quasimodo's final grasp of sanity slip, ensures Frollo can't escape and hurls him off the roof.]]



** If you really think about it, that line has a horrifically heartbreaking amount of weight behind it... yes, [[spoiler: Quasi ''does'' want to hurt Frollo. ''[[TheDogBitesBack He always has]]''...]]
** As the actor playing Frollo disappears into the shadows during his "fall", [[spoiler: a heavy bundle dressed in robes suddenly drops from the ceiling and crashes through the beams at the back of the stage: Frollo's plummet reaching its only possible destination]]. Up against the swell of the chorus, it makes for one hell of a jump-scare

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** If you really think about it, that line has a horrifically heartbreaking amount of weight behind it... yes, [[spoiler: Quasi ''does'' want to hurt Frollo. ''[[TheDogBitesBack He always has]]''...]]
has]]''...
** As the actor playing Frollo disappears into the shadows during his "fall", [[spoiler: a heavy bundle dressed in robes suddenly drops from the ceiling and crashes through the beams at the back of the stage: Frollo's plummet reaching its only possible destination]]. destination. Up against the swell of the chorus, it makes for one hell of a jump-scareJumpScare.



-->'''Esmeralda:''' No-- ''no!'' A demon! Help! Help, please!
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-->'''Esmeralda:''' No-- ''no!'' A demon! Help! Help, please!
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!!The 1923 Franchise/UniversalHorror Film:
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* Dead and dying rioters lying on the ground, covered in molten metal.
* Between his wild hair, furry hands, and the fact that one of his eyes is completely covered by a large wart, Quasimodo can be rather frightening at first glance. Of course, [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold that just ties into the themes of the story]], as he's actually a very noble character.
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--->''Judge Claude Frollo sought to purge the world of vice and sin.\\

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--->''Judge Claude Frollo sought longed to purge the world of vice and sin.\\



*** Cant forget the hellish monk choir draped in red robes who provides the chorus of ''Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa''. (Latin for "my fault, my most grievous fault" or "I am guilty, I am so guilty" in more modern language) said right after he says he's not the one at fault. [[note]]This is actually a part of the mass, called "Confiteor" or "I confess", which can be summed up as everyone in church admitting they have sinned often and much with thoughts, words, deeds and neglect, and asking, among others, the Virgin Mary, the saints and angels and each other, to pray for them.[[/note]]

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*** Cant Can't forget the hellish monk choir draped in red robes who provides the chorus of ''Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa''. (Latin for "my fault, my most grievous fault" or "I am guilty, I am so guilty" in more modern language) said right after he says he's not the one at fault. [[note]]This is actually a part of the mass, called "Confiteor" or "I confess", which can be summed up as everyone in church admitting they have sinned often and much with thoughts, words, deeds and neglect, and asking, among others, the Virgin Mary, the saints and angels and each other, to pray for them.[[/note]]





The Disney adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel (which is hardly light reading in itself) is one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest films ever produced by the studio]], featuring adult content like infanticide, the outright racist treatment and mass genocide of the Gypsy people, the abuse of religious power and creepy lust displayed by one of the most vile and frighteningly realistic villains in the history of animated films, and on-screen deaths for heroes and villains alike. As a result, it has [[NightmareFuel more than enough frightening moments and concepts to go around for the whole family]]. With all of this and the heavy adult themes present in the picture, it's startling to realize that the film somehow got a G-Rating from the MPAA...

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The Disney adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel (which is hardly light reading in itself) is one of the [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest films ever produced by the studio]], featuring adult content like infanticide, the outright racist treatment and mass genocide of the Gypsy people, the abuse of religious power and creepy lust displayed by one of the most vile and frighteningly realistic villains in the history of animated films, and on-screen deaths for heroes and villains alike. As a result, it has [[NightmareFuel more than enough frightening moments and concepts to go around for the whole family]]. With all of this and the heavy adult themes present in the picture, it's startling to realize that the film somehow got a G-Rating from the MPAA...

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** After Notre Dame itself was partially destroyed by fire on April 15th 2019, it's become even worse in hindsight.


* The climax. Hoo boy, the climax. Especially regarding how Frollo acts during it.



** Frollo chases after Quasimodo and Esmeralda onto the cathedral balcony. Losing track of his prey, he scans the dark balcony. He looks and sees the two hiding below the balcony gargoyles, and viciously attacks the duo with his sword, one swipe barley nicking Quasi's arm.

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** Frollo chases after Quasimodo and Esmeralda onto the cathedral balcony. Losing track of his prey, he scans the dark balcony. He looks and sees the two hiding below the balcony gargoyles, and viciously attacks the duo with his sword, one swipe barley barely nicking Quasi's arm.

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