- The Mandingo fights.
- The cold demeanor of the "winning" Mandingo being congratulated by Calvin Candie. He is either a remorseless killer, or, far more likely, he's been doing this for so long he's become totally desensitized to the horrific situation he is in in life.
- Also, Candie treats him like he's just done some hard work around the house, and not break a man's arm, gouge out his eyes, and then kill him with a fucking hammer to the face.
- Candie telling Big Fred to finish his opponent. With a hammer.
- D'Artagnan's death at the hands of Mr. Stonesipher's dogs (pictured), by far the nastiest death in the movie. This horrible scene showcases just how evil Calvin Candie truly is even before we see what Broomhilda is being put through, and is enough to affect Schultz for the rest of his life.
- Just about any of the scenes showing the brutality of slavery. Tarantino pulls no punches.
- Just the very thought of slavery in general, and seeing very graphic and realistic depictions of what was at one time a very real and very common practice.
- Some people just won't die. And they keep getting shot.
- Calvin Candie is really, really creepy and deranged when he is pissed.
- The Jump Scare that he causes when he swings the hammer just a few inches from Brunhildes head narrowly missing her and breaking a table in the process is very well done.
- Not to mention when he smashes the glass earlier in the scene. DiCaprio actually cut his hand and the cameras kept rolling. Which means that's real blood he's smearing on poor Hildy's face.
- Candie in general is a terrifyingly despicable and evil person. He's so bad that Leonardo DiCaprio actually apologized to the other members of the cast between takes for what his character said.
- The scene where Billy is willing to castrate Django while he was tied up upside down for hours.
- Stephen is blood-freezingly calm as he tells Django about how he will send him to the LeQuint Dickey Mining Company, how any atrocity they may inflict to him pales in comparison to that, how for Candie's death he is gonna suffer to the last breath."And as a slave of the LeQuint Dickey Mining Company, henceforth until the day you die, all day, every day, you will be swingin' a sledgehammer, turnin' big rocks into little rocks. Now, when you get there, they gonna take away your name, give you a number and a sledgehammer, and say, "Get to work!" One word of sass, they cuts out your tongue. And they good at it, too. You won't bleed out. Oh, they does that real good. They gonna work ya all day, every day 'till your back give out. Then, they gonna hit you in the head with a hammer and throw your ass down the nigger hole. And that will be the story of you, Django."
- Also how bleak the situation looked until he managed to escape. One would be forgiven to believe that there is no escape this time.
- The first shootout in Candieland, after Candie's death.
Nightmare Fuel / Django Unchained