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Scary or Die is a 2012 horror Anthology Film starring Corbin Bleu and Bill Oberst Jr. featuring five stories shown via the titular video streaming service.

  • "The Crossing": A group of friends who hunt down and murder undocumented immigrants get their just deserts.
  • "TaeJung's Lament": A man obsessing over the loss of his wife witnesses a kidnapping.
  • "Re-Membered": A hitman runs into some problems with disposing of his latest target.
  • "Clowned": A young man slowly turns into a were-clown.
  • "Lover Come Back": A woman uses voodoo to avenge her abuse.

This film contains examples of:

  • Arc Villain: Each segment has a villain: Buck and his friend Keith (two Serial Killers who prey on undocumented immigrants) in The Crossing, Min-ah (a seductive vampire in TaeJung's Lament, Detective Franks (a Dirty Cop turned Professional Killer) in Re-Membered, an unnamed were-clown in Clowned and Romano, a Domestic Abuser who will kill women for telling him not to cheat on them in Lover Come Back.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Emmett has the unnamed were-clown who gave him his monstrous curse.
    • Connie has Romeo, her abusive boyfriend who eventually murdered her.
  • Child Eater: Were-clowns have an uncontrollable urge to consume child flesh.
  • Clownification: Emmet gradually transforms into a Monster Clown after getting bitten by a demented birthday clown who reveals to be a malicious child-eating creature.
  • Facial Horror: The man in "Clowned" tries to rip the skin off his face with a razor and tear his lips off in an attempt to stop the clown transformation.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: No explanation is given as to where the were-clown that turned Emmett in Clowned came from; given the nature of Emmett's transformation, it might not even be sentient.
  • Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death
  • Half-Human Hybrid: Due to having had sex with Connie while infected by the were-clown curse, their baby is implied to be this, as we get a glimpse of big feet peeking out of the carrier.
  • Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday: "Clowned" is set around a birthday.
  • Karmic Death: The climax of "The Crossing".
  • Monster Clown: "Clowned" follows a man's slow transformation into a were-clown and fighting the clown that infected him.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: These are the beautiful seductress variety. And also Korean.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: This universe has were-clowns. The curse can be transmitted through bites and it's an irreversible Slow Transformation into a Monster Clown with a craving for human flesh, particularly children.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: There are two varieties shown: One group are made with radioactive waste and are your standard Romero shambling variety; the other one seen is a voodoo revenge Yandere zombie.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Buck and Keith hunt down and murder undocumented immigrants, and they sure aren't looking for Hans and Sven.
  • The Sociopath: Keith, a Serial Killer of undocumented immigrants. Unlike his partner in crime Buck, who at least cares for his girlfriend, Keith has no such redeeming qualities.
  • Suicide by Cop: Emmett uses a "Bang!" Flag Gun to trick some cops into gunning him down so he doesn't give into his kid-eating urges.
  • Tragic Monster: As a were-clown, Emmet is still depicted sympathetically due to him resisting the urge of harming innocents and him rescuing Andy from the original Monster Clown that cursed him.
  • Villain Protagonist:
    • The Crossing has Buck, a racist Serial Killer who targets anyone he thinks is an illegal immigrant.
    • Re-Membered follows Detective Franks, a corrupt cop acting as an assassin.

Alternative Title(s): The Crossing 2012