- The crash that caused Chuck to be stranded on the island counts as this.
- The windy sound through the entirety of it as the plane keeps plummeting is like something you'd hear while experiencing sleep paralysis.
- Chuck almost gets sucked into the surviving plane engine, which subsequently explodes into a hundred pieces.
- As does the scene where he knocks out his rotten tooth without receiving proper care from doctors and medicine to help him.
- Chuck is horrified when he finds the waterlogged corpse of one of the pilots. Quickly turns into a Tearjerker when he searches the body and finds a photo of his family, and then a heartwarmer when Chuck gives him a proper burial and grave.
- The first time Chuck attempts to leave the island and gets slammed down by a wave, he falls on an underwater coral reef, puncturing his leg. His underwater scream sells just how painful it is. Becomes Fridge Horror when you think about how such a massive wound might get infected (which it does).
- The very premise can be quite terrifying - after a devastating accident, you find yourself at the shores of an island isolated from the rest of the world. There are no means of outside interference or communication, no one else on the island to help you survive, and no knowledge of your surroundings. You are back to how man used to thrive millennia ago - scavenging for food or any type of resource, relying on pure survival instinct ill-equipped if at all, and Mother Nature at its rawest from every corner - from severe weather, rocky cliffs, brutal oceans, plant life lethal to the touch, predatory mammals and beyond.
Nightmare Fuel / Cast Away