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** An in-universe moment happens where little girl is on the subway home with her mom after seeing "the Little Mermaid"musical. At an intersection in the tunnels, she catches a quick flash of the Master feeding in one of the tunnels. Though it was quick and she didn't realize what she had spotted, the glimpse is enough to make the girl start sobbing, cuddling her mother the entire way home, traumatized. The narration says the Master KNEW she saw him, aware of everything, especially when feeding.
** Another comes when Ephraim gets to his apartment and finds the Master waiting, tall enough to have his head brush the ceiling. He paralyzes Eph with his ability, and would have died if Setrakian didn't come. Before he flees, he [[IHaveYourWife says he has Eph's "pig wife"and his "pig son"]].

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** An in-universe moment happens where a little girl is on the subway home with her mom after seeing "the Little Mermaid"musical.Mermaid" musical. At an intersection in the tunnels, she catches a quick flash of the Master feeding in one of the tunnels. Though it was quick and she didn't realize what she had spotted, the glimpse is enough to make the girl start starts sobbing, cuddling her mother the entire way home, traumatized. The narration says the Master KNEW she saw him, aware of everything, especially when feeding.
** Another comes when Ephraim gets to his apartment and finds the Master waiting, tall enough to have his head brush the ceiling. He paralyzes Eph with his ability, and would have died if Setrakian didn't come. Before he flees, he [[IHaveYourWife says he has Eph's "pig wife"and wife" and soon his "pig son"]].


** Another comes when Ephraim gets to his apartment and finds the Master waiting, tall enough to have his head brush the ceiling. He paralyzes Eph with his ability, and would have died if Setrakian didn't come. Before he flees, he [[IHaveYourWife says he has Eph's "pig wife"and his "pig son"]].




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** An in-universe moment happens where little girl is on the subway home with her mom after seeing "the Little Mermaid"musical. At an intersection in the tunnels, she catches a quick flash of the Master feeding in one of the tunnels. Though it was quick and she didn't realize what she had spotted, the glimpse is enough to make the girl start sobbing, cuddling her mother the entire way home, traumatized. The narration says the Master KNEW she saw him, aware of everything, especially when feeding.
* One of Joan Luss's neighbours comes to her house looking for his kids(suggested to be other Strigoi victims)and is piled on by Strigoi. Multiple of them feeding on him likens it to being vacuum packed from the amount of draining he suffers.


* Regis Air Flight 753. Immediately after landing at JFK International Airport, it goes completely dark, turning off all its lights and not responding to any signals. When the authorities board the plane, they find that all but four of the 210 people aboard dead from unknown causes, with no sign of violence or trauma. It turns out that the Master was smuggled aboard in his coffin, and when the plane landed he came out. He paralyzed the passengers with his psychic "murmur" and systematically murdered nearly every man, woman, and child aboard, sucking them dry and infecting their corpses one by one. The four "survivors," who don't have a clue what happened, are even unluckier; they were infected too, and all of them are ravenous vampires within the week. The only purpose of their slightly prolonged lives was to distract from the Master himself.

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* Regis Air Flight 753. Immediately after landing at JFK International Airport, it goes completely dark, turning off all its lights and not responding to any signals. When the authorities board the plane, they find that all but four of the 210 people aboard dead from unknown causes, with no sign of violence or trauma. It turns out that the Master was smuggled aboard in his coffin, and when the plane landed he came out. He paralyzed the passengers with his psychic "murmur" and systematically murdered nearly every man, woman, and child aboard, sucking them dry and infecting their corpses one by one. The four "survivors," who don't have a clue what happened, are even unluckier; they were infected too, and all of them are become ravenous vampires within the week. The only purpose of their slightly prolonged lives was to distract from the Master himself.



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* Regis Air Flight 753. Immediately after landing at JFK International Airport, it goes completely dark, turning off all its lights and not responding to any signals. When the authorities board the plane, they find that all but four of the 210 people aboard dead from unknown causes, with no sign of violence or trauma. It turns out that the Master was smuggled aboard in his coffin, and when the plane landed he came out. He paralyzed the passengers with his psychic "murmur" and systematically murdered nearly every man, woman, and child aboard, sucking them dry and infecting their corpses one by one. The four "survivors," who don't have a clue what happened, are even unluckier; they were infected too, and all of them are ravenous vampires within the week. The only purpose of their slightly prolonged lives was to distract from the Master himself.


* Compared to [[Franchise/{{Twilight}} more]] [[Series/TheVampireDiaries romanticized]] [[Series/TrueBlood depictions]] of vampires in fiction, the vampires in this show are portrayed more on the lines of [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] with their proboscis like appendages they use to kill their victims and copious amounts of BodyHorror.

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* Compared to [[Franchise/{{Twilight}} [[Literature/{{Twilight}} more]] [[Series/TheVampireDiaries romanticized]] [[Series/TrueBlood depictions]] of vampires in fiction, the vampires in this show are portrayed more on the lines of [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s with their proboscis like proboscis-like appendages they use to kill their victims and copious amounts of BodyHorror.


* Eichorst's [[LooksLikeOrlock true face]] is immensely disturbing.

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* Eichorst's [[LooksLikeOrlock [[LooksLikeOrlok true face]] is immensely disturbing.


* Captain Redfern recounting his childhood night terror, Mr. Leech. Sure, it's a ripoff of Mr. Flip in ''SalemsLot,'' but it's one of the creepiest parts of the book.

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* Captain Redfern recounting his childhood night terror, Mr. Leech. Sure, it's a ripoff of Mr. Flip in ''SalemsLot,'' ''Literature/SalemsLot,'' but it's one of the creepiest parts of the book.
* The Master. He is a towering nightmare of of a vampire, whose face remains hidden throughout the first book, although it's implied to be even more horrifying than any of his drones. By the second book, he's been burned by the sun, leaving him to [[BodyHorror walk around with pieces of his crispy flesh flaking off]]. Further, he has the ability to incapacitate his prey through telepathy, leaving them fully vulnerable and unable to do anything while he feeds.


Being a series about vampires co-created by GuillermoDelToro, NightmareFuel was bound to happen.

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Being a series about vampires co-created by GuillermoDelToro, Creator/GuillermoDelToro, NightmareFuel was bound to happen.


* Captain Redfern recounting his childhood night terror, Mr. Leech. Sure, it's a ripoff of Mr. Flip in ''[[Literature/SalemsLot]],'' but it's one of the creepiest parts of the book.

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* Captain Redfern recounting his childhood night terror, Mr. Leech. Sure, it's a ripoff of Mr. Flip in ''[[Literature/SalemsLot]],'' ''SalemsLot,'' but it's one of the creepiest parts of the book.



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* Captain Redfern recounting his childhood night terror, Mr. Leech. Sure, it's a ripoff of Mr. Flip in ''[[Literature/SalemsLot]],'' but it's one of the creepiest parts of the book.


* The autopsy of the vampirized [[spoiler:Captain Doyle Redfern]] combines this with NauseaFuel.

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* The autopsy of the vampirized [[spoiler:Captain Doyle Redfern]] combines this with NauseaFuel.NauseaFuel.
* Eichorst's method of feeding. He keeps a guy chained up in a room, and when he wants a snack... He just winches the chain in (while his victim is ''screaming, moaning and pleading'' to "Just ''kill'' me already!") until the guy's head is basically on a chopping block, then drinks his blood while stroking the guy's forehead. Brr.


* Gabriel Bolivar's [[spoiler:genitalia falling off]].

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* Gabriel Bolivar's [[spoiler:genitalia falling off]].off]].
* The autopsy of the vampirized [[spoiler:Captain Doyle Redfern]] combines this with NauseaFuel.


* The death of Ephraim's mortician friend, Dr. Bennett. While performing autopsies on the [[spoiler:seemingly]] dead airline passengers and noting all the abnormalities in their bodies, he notices one of their hearts begins beating... while outside of its chest. He inspects closer and is attacked by worms inside the heart, one of them succeeding in burrowing under his skin. He manages to get it out [[spoiler:only to immediately be EatenAlive by the revived, dissected airline passengers]]. All the while [[SoundtrackDissonance "Sweet Caroline" plays in the background]].

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* The death of Ephraim's mortician friend, Dr. Bennett. While performing autopsies on the [[spoiler:seemingly]] dead airline passengers and noting all the abnormalities in their bodies, he notices one of their hearts begins beating... while outside of its chest. He inspects closer and is attacked by worms inside the heart, one of them succeeding in burrowing under his skin. He manages to get it out [[spoiler:only to immediately be EatenAlive by the revived, dissected airline passengers]]. All the while [[SoundtrackDissonance "Sweet Caroline" plays in the background]].background]].
* Eichorst's [[LooksLikeOrlock true face]] is immensely disturbing.
* Gabriel Bolivar's [[spoiler:genitalia falling off]].



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* The transformation of several infected humans: the hideous physical and mental decay as they devolve into savage, blood-drinking monsters whose will is no longer their own and being incapable of doing anything about it.
* Setrakian's days in the concentration camps, when he and the other camp inmates live and die at nothing more than the sadistic whims of the German guards. Making it worse is the Master prowling the camps at night, feeding as he wishes.

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