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Nightmare Fuel / A Haunting

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Who would have thought that a show about demons and malicious hauntings would be terrifying?

  • Special mention goes to the episode "Where Evil Lurks." A child was paralyzed below the waist due to the machinations of the episode's Big Bad, the demon Seth.
    • Speaking of whom, he looks like Lord Voldemort's spectral, even creepier cousin, and at one point he casually dismisses a large number of angry ghosts, showing exactly who is really to blame for the activities in the house. Even removing him did not stop things, as another demon showed up to pick up where he left off.
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  • "The Summerwind House" hits the middle of the road between Eldritch Location, Genius Loci and Haunted House and runs with it, for one of the most sinister episodes. Thank goodness the damn thing burned down.
  • The episode "Demon Child." Man. Just FREAKING MAN!!
    • Even worse, there's no guarantee that Man is truly gone: at the end of the episode, the mother states that they still occasionally hear ghostly whispers, and that she fears that Man is still out there, waiting for the chance to force its way back into their lives.
  • "The Possessed": Belial is a very, very different demon than previous ones. He's intelligent, powerful, and incredibly dangerous.
  • "Spellbound": Yes, the chair thing was goofy, but then we see the face of the creature haunting the house, and it looks like Freddy Krueger. And then there's the trippy occurrence at Sandra's last Wicca ceremony.
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  • "Ghost Hunter": Jamie's personality changes and random mumblings, all the scratch marks showing up on his body, and then new ones cutting themselves in as his mother watches. When John Zaffis arrives, there are even more. And during the exorcism, Jamie experiences some nasty Body Horror.
  • "House of the Dead", starring a Soul Music Guitarist. What, you thought only Soul Eater characters could make faces like that?
  • "Monster In The Apartment": Joseph. What looks like a small boy is really a terrifying demon with simply astounding powers of More Than Mind Control. How else would Bob suddenly appear from his job that fast? Its true appearance really sealed the deal, together with the fact it seemed only to target the vulnerable, if one thinks that the monster from the heroine's youth and Joseph were one and the same.
    • Thanks to a bigger budget, the new season is chock full of it. Special credit goes to "The Exorcism of Cindy Sauer." The villain of that episode is especially horrible, being responsible for one man committing suicide, and then trying to do the exact same thing to his wife, possessing her numerous times and conducting some of the nastiest More Than Mind Control out there.
  • "The Uninvited" has one of the freakier series of events, including a demon thing that seems hell bent on randomly attacking people in an extremely petty and unambitious way that somehow ends up terrifying.
  • "The Nightmare Upstairs" is even scarier if you have kids, and even worse if you are a kid, as it shows the parents repeatedly dismissing the incidents. The monster of the episode is absolutely terrifying due to one particular fact about it: it's The Faceless. It literally lacks a face, and can sometimes be seen wearing the form of those close to you. And then it gets into bed with people, and one investigator even turns over while trying to sleep and seeing its blank, empty black hole of a face. It then torments one of the girls by directly manifesting and then seizing control over every door in the place in the last minutes.
    • There is also the way it attacks the girls, in a manner very reminiscent of Attempted Rape, forcing them down and pushing itself all over them, a stifling, malevolent force. Yeesh...
  • Season 7 has already shown two horrifying demons: one who pushes people down stairs, shows a twisted, pale face connected to shadows, and massacres animals just to show it can; the other is basically a Living Shadow who is shown multiple times to be The Corrupter and a master of More Than Mind Control. It's even implied the so-called Supernatural-Proof Father is being influenced by it into being more abusive, including outright delivering the boys into its waiting jaws. What is worse, the latter demon is not even defeated fully: it's just shunted out of the house, and back into its woodland home.
  • The Fort from Episode 2 is also rather freakish looking, and makes you wonder if the Dad was influenced by the creature earlier than we knew.

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