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Nightmare Fuel / Cinderella

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"Oh, Crap!" is right!

  • Seeing Cinderella's smile from Gus Gus's point of view in the cage is a little unsettling.
  • Also, Gus's point of view of Lucifer roaring at him.
  • This scene in Tremaine's bedroom. There is no music, Cinderella speaks low and Tremaine suddenly shouts giving her Death Glares.
    • Lady Tremaine overall is a rare case of a Domestic Abuser played disturbingly straight in a family film. And because of it, she's considered one of the most frightening villains in Disney's library, right up there with freaking Maleficent.
  • The scene where the stepsisters rip Cinderella's homemade ball gown to shreds. Said dress was a memento of her biological mother's.
  • The scene when Cinderella is leaving the ball at the stroke of midnight, when she is chased by those scary-looking palace guards on those black horses.
  • The King going Ax-Crazy after he learns they lost Cinderella, nearly killing the Grand Duke with his sword. His mood swings in general can be scary, too.
    • The King even threatens to have the Grand Duke beheaded if he doesn't bring back the first woman whom the glass slipper would fit (whether or not it's the same girl from the ball).
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  • When Lady Tremaine locks Cinderella in her room.
  • Lady Tremaine's Death Glare when she finds out that it was Cinderella who attended the ball. The shadows make it more scary than it should have. While it was originally simply supposed to be menacing, the animators managed to make Lady Tremaine's trip up the shadowy stairs after Cinderella scary.
  • Bruno chasing after Lucifer in the climax. Just by looking at his face when he saw the cat, it almost looked like he was ready to kill it. Even if he was chasing the cat away to free Cinderella, it does make you think about how dark the concept was.


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