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Nightmare Fuel music.

This trope has been Nuked
Proposed By:
Thegeniusyoshi on Jul 1st 2017 at 5:48:16 PM
Last Edited By:
Thegeniusyoshi on Mar 15th 2019 at 2:35:34 AM
Name Space: Main
Page Type: trope

Up for Grabs; Needs Examples; Needs A Better Description

Music that is scary. Not sound effects, not ambience, music.


Video Games

Feedback: 12 replies

Jul 1st 2017 at 6:54:43 PM

Why haven't YOU added examples yourself?

Jul 1st 2017 at 7:09:04 PM

I have. Note the Toad Town Ruins.

Jul 1st 2017 at 7:09:06 PM

I have. Note the Toad Town Ruins.

Jul 1st 2017 at 7:34:14 PM

You need to add extra blank lines for the content to appear correctly.

Jul 2nd 2017 at 4:57:48 AM

  • Examples section
    • Added a line separating the Description and Examples section.
    • Added media section titles.
    • Namespaced work names.
    • Blue Linked work names.

Jul 4th 2017 at 7:11:52 AM

Thank you.

  • Added Hollijolli Village.

Mar 14th 2019 at 1:13:28 PM

Do we need this? It would be another YMMV audience reaction. Can be valid though...

Mar 14th 2019 at 6:44:40 PM

I don't see the point of this being a split of Nightmare Fuel. Awesome Music, sure, I can see how that'd be tropeworthy, but how often does music get described as Nightmare Fuel to warrant an entire subtrope?

Mar 14th 2019 at 7:29:33 PM

^ If Hell Is That Noise can be a trope I'm sure a "scary music" can be, too.

Mar 14th 2019 at 7:33:03 PM

^ That's an actual trope, though (as in, a tropeworthy concept that isn't YMMV)

This is just "music that is scary", which is a meaningless split from Nightmare Fuel. Like I said, I can see Awesome Music having enough examples to where this is necessary, to avoid Awesome pages being overflowing with music examples, but this is a pointless split.

Mar 14th 2019 at 9:01:49 PM

^ Thing is, I remember HITN being YMMV before...

Mar 15th 2019 at 2:35:34 AM

Absurdist game show Taskmaster works on the premis of a group of celebrites who have to complete progressively more absurd, pointless and occassionally demeaning tasks at the whim of an autocratic and capricious Taskmaster. The theme music is a surprisingly sinister hurdy-gurdy theme, like a circus gone to the bad.