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Nightmare Fuel / Cool Cat Saves the Kids

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  • The Cool Cat head can be really creepy when viewed from certain angles.
  • The film's portrayal of Cool Cat as an All-Loving Hero comes off as unintentionally creepy and unsettling. He's ostensibly a child, but is played by (and looks like) a grown man, which gives weirdly-paedophilic undertones to every scene where he interacts with young children.
    Cool Cat: I'm Cool Cat, and I love all kids!
    • The dialogue doesn't help matters either. While in most films, an Accidental Innuendo is funny, many of Cool Cat's lines here contribute to his reputation as a Memetic Molester. A few examples:
    Cool Cat: You can't really stop it if you don't know where it's coming from.
    Maria: He doesn't have fun like we do.
    Cool Cat: I LOVE babies!
  • Good god, the sun and moon animation.
    YMS: This animation would fucking terrify me if I was a child. I know this because I'm an adult and I'm terrified.
  • The original cover for the YMS cut. There's a very creepy "I'm coming to getcha!" look on Cool Cat's face...
  • Every single closeup of Mama Cat.
  • At one point during the sandbox scene, Cool Cat's eyebrows change to ensure he looks angry. And, as you may have guessed, it looks creepy and unsettling. Not to mention the crew didn't do anything to alter Cool Cat's grin, so rather than just looking upset, Cool Cat looks crazed and unhinged. Not only that, but the brows are in that position in the wide shot before Butch walks up, making it look like Cool Cat is royally pissed off about building sandcastles (again).
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  • When Daddy Derek flirts with Mama Cat. From the looks of it, it's supposed to be cute and charming but given the circumstances, it instead comes off as creepy and unsettling.
  • Cool Cat's Dream Sequence, because of his eyes being open when trying to sleep, it looks like he is tripping out on hallucinogens or suffering from Sanity Slippage.
  • Cool Cat and his friends finding a gun in the backyard, which makes you think why a gun would be lying there in the first place.
  • In Bobsheaux's review of the book, he pointed out how Cool Cat's father, a cat, is also named 'Daddy Derek'. Who Derek Savage played in the movie. Let that sink in.
  • Butch the Bully, a kid who can't be more than ten, wielding a gun. Unfortunate Implications abound considering all the cases of school shootings in the past couple decades. How did Savage think for a second that taking the story in this direction was even in the same zip code as tasteful?
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  • This now-deleted tweet and these tweets are guaranteed to induce nightmares.


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