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* The greatest unsung scary moment of ''Uzumaki'' is the end of Chapter 1, when Shuichi's dad dies. We've seen him do [[BodyHorror all that crazy shit with his eyes and his tongue...]][[CrossesTheLineTwice but the bathtub...the bathtub...]]

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* The greatest unsung scary moment of ''Uzumaki'' is the end of Chapter 1, when Shuichi's dad dies. We've seen him do [[BodyHorror all that crazy shit with his eyes and his tongue...]][[CrossesTheLineTwice ]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice but the bathtub...]] ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice the bathtub...]]]]''


* The creepy jokester kid who stalked Kirie. He gets hit by a car and, because no-one can be cremated anymore (due to the smoke from the cremations spiraling into the lake in a horrific manner), is buried- this alone is horrifying for most Japanese, by the way. Kirie and Shuichi come to put his soul to rest. They dig him up, open his coffin and his limp, rotting, stitched body beings springing towards them, complete with close ups of his maggot shedding limbs. To make it even worse, his body starts falling apart until he is nothing but a torso with the gigantic metal spring from the moving car he dived into for a bottom half...well, you can also take this as BlackComedy when he starts boinging all over the place.

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* The Mitsuru, the creepy jokester kid who [[StalkerWithACrush stalked Kirie.Kirie]]. He gets hit by a car and, because no-one can be cremated anymore (due to the smoke from the cremations spiraling into the lake in a horrific manner), is buried- this alone is horrifying for most Japanese, by the way. Kirie and Shuichi come to put his soul to rest. They dig him up, open his coffin and his limp, rotting, stitched body beings springing towards them, complete with close ups of his maggot shedding limbs. To make it even worse, his body starts falling apart until he is nothing but a torso with the gigantic metal spring from the moving car he dived into for a bottom half...well, you can also take this as BlackComedy when he starts boinging all over the place.


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDEQyK5ZH-E The teaser for the anime]] is pure surreal unease in video form, feeling almost like something out of a nightmare. Accompanied by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJMNrjAgwE0 an unsettling track]] by Colin Stetson, the composer for ''Film/{{Hereditary}}'', the trailer lovingly lingers on shots of Kurôzu-cho, which would be almost serene if not for the music... [[ParanoiaFuel and the spirals lurking everywhere... in the clouds, the river...]] The trailer then cuts to an image of a spiral, behind which appears a montage of panels from the original manga, popping up faster and faster, blurring together until the image almost looks like a thousand chaotic spirals all melding together... Then we see Kirie, turning slowly to look up into the sky... to see a massive SkyFace, implied to be [[GeniusLoci the Spiral itself]], a tornado spilling from its mouth as every cloud in the sky spirals together. A close-up on the face sees it distorting, spiraling, into a sinister SlasherSmile before we cut to the title card, which has one of the most sinister and understated uses of a TitleScream ever:

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDEQyK5ZH-E The teaser for the anime]] is pure surreal unease in video form, feeling almost like something out of a nightmare. Accompanied by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJMNrjAgwE0 an unsettling track]] by Colin Stetson, the composer for ''Film/{{Hereditary}}'', the trailer lovingly lingers on shots of Kurôzu-cho, which would be almost serene if not for the music... [[ParanoiaFuel and the spirals lurking everywhere... in the clouds, the river...]] The trailer then cuts to an image of a spiral, behind which appears a montage of panels from the original manga, popping up faster and faster, blurring together and mixing until the image almost looks like a thousand chaotic spirals all melding together... Then we see Kirie, turning slowly to look up into the sky... to see a the massive SkyFace, implied to be [[GeniusLoci the Spiral itself]], a tornado SkyFace of Shuichi's father, smoke spilling from its mouth as every cloud in the sky spirals together.together with the ash from his cremation. A close-up on the face sees it distorting, spiraling, into a sinister SlasherSmile before we cut to the title card, which has one of the most sinister and understated uses of a TitleScream ever:


* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDEQyK5ZH-E The teaser for the anime]] is pure surreal unease in video form, feeling almost like something out of a nightmare. Accompanied by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJMNrjAgwE0 an unsettling track]] by Colin Stetson, the composer for ''Film/{{Hereditary}}'', the trailer lovingly lingers on shots of Kurôzu-cho, which would be almost serene if not for the music... [[ParanoiaFuel and the spirals lurking everywhere.. in the clouds, the river...]] The trailer then cuts to an image of a spiral, behind which appears a montage of panels from the original manga, popping up faster and faster, blurring together until the image almost looks like a thousand chaotic spirals all melding together... Then we see Kirie, turning slowly to look up into the sky... to see a massive SkyFace, implied to be [[GeniusLoci the Spiral itself]], a tornado spilling from its mouth as every cloud in the sky spirals together. A close-up on the face sees it distorting, spiraling, into a sinister SlasherSmile before we cut to the title card, which has one of the most sinister and understated uses of a TitleScream ever:

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDEQyK5ZH-E The teaser for the anime]] is pure surreal unease in video form, feeling almost like something out of a nightmare. Accompanied by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJMNrjAgwE0 an unsettling track]] by Colin Stetson, the composer for ''Film/{{Hereditary}}'', the trailer lovingly lingers on shots of Kurôzu-cho, which would be almost serene if not for the music... [[ParanoiaFuel and the spirals lurking everywhere..everywhere... in the clouds, the river...]] The trailer then cuts to an image of a spiral, behind which appears a montage of panels from the original manga, popping up faster and faster, blurring together until the image almost looks like a thousand chaotic spirals all melding together... Then we see Kirie, turning slowly to look up into the sky... to see a massive SkyFace, implied to be [[GeniusLoci the Spiral itself]], a tornado spilling from its mouth as every cloud in the sky spirals together. A close-up on the face sees it distorting, spiraling, into a sinister SlasherSmile before we cut to the title card, which has one of the most sinister and understated uses of a TitleScream ever:

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDEQyK5ZH-E The teaser for the anime]] is pure surreal unease in video form, feeling almost like something out of a nightmare. Accompanied by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJMNrjAgwE0 an unsettling track]] by Colin Stetson, the composer for ''Film/{{Hereditary}}'', the trailer lovingly lingers on shots of Kurôzu-cho, which would be almost serene if not for the music... [[ParanoiaFuel and the spirals lurking everywhere.. in the clouds, the river...]] The trailer then cuts to an image of a spiral, behind which appears a montage of panels from the original manga, popping up faster and faster, blurring together until the image almost looks like a thousand chaotic spirals all melding together... Then we see Kirie, turning slowly to look up into the sky... to see a massive SkyFace, implied to be [[GeniusLoci the Spiral itself]], a tornado spilling from its mouth as every cloud in the sky spirals together. A close-up on the face sees it distorting, spiraling, into a sinister SlasherSmile before we cut to the title card, which has one of the most sinister and understated uses of a TitleScream ever:
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** The "mushrooms" are the really disturbing part of that arc. The hospital staff has mysteriously started serving mushrooms in all of the food, which everyone but the heroine raves about and becomes addicted to. But in actuality, [[IAteWhat they're the umbilical cords and placentas of the blood-fed babies.]] Every time one is cut off, it regrows, and if one's dropped on the floor, it'll take root and grow its own crop. A number of patients die at the hands of the mosquito-mothers while they're busy gorging on the macabre myconids.
* The creepy jokester kid who stalked the lead character. He gets hit by a car and, because no-one can be cremated anymore (due to the smoke from the cremations spiraling into the lake in a horrific manner), is buried- this alone is horrifying for most Japanese, by the way. The lead character and her boyfriend come to put his soul to rest. They dig him up, open his coffin and his limp, rotting, stitched body beings springing towards them, complete with close ups of his maggot shedding limbs. To make it even worse, his body starts falling apart until he is nothing but a torso with the gigantic metal spring from the moving car he dived into for a bottom half...well, you can also take this as BlackComedy when he starts boinging all over the place.

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** The "mushrooms" are the really disturbing part of that arc. The hospital staff has mysteriously started serving mushrooms in all of the food, which everyone but the heroine Kirie raves about and becomes addicted to. But in actuality, [[IAteWhat they're the umbilical cords and placentas of the blood-fed babies.]] Every time one is cut off, it regrows, and if one's dropped on the floor, it'll take root and grow its own crop. A number of patients die at the hands of the mosquito-mothers while they're busy gorging on the macabre myconids.
* The creepy jokester kid who stalked the lead character.Kirie. He gets hit by a car and, because no-one can be cremated anymore (due to the smoke from the cremations spiraling into the lake in a horrific manner), is buried- this alone is horrifying for most Japanese, by the way. The lead character Kirie and her boyfriend Shuichi come to put his soul to rest. They dig him up, open his coffin and his limp, rotting, stitched body beings springing towards them, complete with close ups of his maggot shedding limbs. To make it even worse, his body starts falling apart until he is nothing but a torso with the gigantic metal spring from the moving car he dived into for a bottom half...well, you can also take this as BlackComedy when he starts boinging all over the place.





* The implication that the cycle will endlessly continue...and the survivors will never be able to tell the tale, and nobody will be allowed to remember, allowing it to perpetuate.

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* The implication that the cycle will endlessly continue...and the survivors will never be able to tell the tale, and nobody will be allowed to remember, allowing it to perpetuate.perpetuate.
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* Shuichi's mother after witnessing her husband's corpse, [[BodyHorror having perished due to him forcibly contorting his body into a spiral shape in a wooden tub]], develops an intense phobia of Spirals. A phobia so great, that upon realizing her fingerprints were spirals, [[Fingore she took a knife and skinned them off]]. Then, as if that wasn't bad enough, it was called to her attention that the cochlea (a piece of the inner ear) is spiral-shaped, so she ''stabs herself in the ear trying to cut it out!'' To make matters even worse, the inner ear is largely responsible for keeping a person properly oriented, and so infections or damage can cause someone to become dizzy - the poor woman basically removed her ability to balance, and spent the rest of her short life in a constant state of vertigo, feeling as if she was turning in a never-ending '''''spiral'''''.

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* Shuichi's mother after witnessing her husband's corpse, [[BodyHorror having perished due to him forcibly contorting his body into a spiral shape in a wooden tub]], develops an intense phobia of Spirals. A phobia so great, that upon realizing her fingerprints were spirals, [[Fingore [[{{Fingore}} she took a knife and skinned them off]]. Then, as if that wasn't bad enough, it was called to her attention that the cochlea (a piece of the inner ear) is spiral-shaped, so she ''stabs herself in the ear trying to cut it out!'' To make matters even worse, the inner ear is largely responsible for keeping a person properly oriented, and so infections or damage can cause someone to become dizzy - the poor woman basically removed her ability to balance, and spent the rest of her short life in a constant state of vertigo, feeling as if she was turning in a never-ending '''''spiral'''''.


* Shuichi's mother after witnessing her husband corpse, [[BodyHorror having perished due to him forcibly contorting his body into a spiral shape]], develops an intense phobia of Spirals.So great, that upon realizing her fingerprints were spirals, she cut them off. Then, as if that wasn't bad enough, it was called to her attention that the cochlea (a piece of the inner ear) is spiral-shaped, so she ''stabs herself in the ear trying to cut it out!'' To make matters even worse, the inner ear is largely responsible for keeping a person properly oriented, and so infections or damage can cause someone to become dizzy - the poor woman basically removed her ability to balance, and spent the rest of her short life in a constant state of vertigo, feeling as if she was turning in a never-ending '''''spiral'''''.

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* Shuichi's mother after witnessing her husband husband's corpse, [[BodyHorror having perished due to him forcibly contorting his body into a spiral shape]], shape in a wooden tub]], develops an intense phobia of Spirals.So Spirals. A phobia so great, that upon realizing her fingerprints were spirals, [[Fingore she cut took a knife and skinned them off.off]]. Then, as if that wasn't bad enough, it was called to her attention that the cochlea (a piece of the inner ear) is spiral-shaped, so she ''stabs herself in the ear trying to cut it out!'' To make matters even worse, the inner ear is largely responsible for keeping a person properly oriented, and so infections or damage can cause someone to become dizzy - the poor woman basically removed her ability to balance, and spent the rest of her short life in a constant state of vertigo, feeling as if she was turning in a never-ending '''''spiral'''''.


* Shuichi's mother cutting off her fingerprints was bad enough... Then it was called to her attention that the cochlea (a piece of the inner ear) is spiral-shaped, so she ''stabs herself in the ear trying to cut it out!'' To make matters even worse, the inner ear is largely responsible for keeping a person properly oriented, and so infections or damage can cause someone to become dizzy - the poor woman basically removed her ability to balance, and spent the rest of her short life in a constant state of vertigo, feeling as if she was turning in a never-ending ''spiral''.

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* Shuichi's mother cutting off after witnessing her husband corpse, [[BodyHorror having perished due to him forcibly contorting his body into a spiral shape]], develops an intense phobia of Spirals.So great, that upon realizing her fingerprints was were spirals, she cut them off. Then, as if that wasn't bad enough... Then enough, it was called to her attention that the cochlea (a piece of the inner ear) is spiral-shaped, so she ''stabs herself in the ear trying to cut it out!'' To make matters even worse, the inner ear is largely responsible for keeping a person properly oriented, and so infections or damage can cause someone to become dizzy - the poor woman basically removed her ability to balance, and spent the rest of her short life in a constant state of vertigo, feeling as if she was turning in a never-ending ''spiral''.'''''spiral'''''.


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