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Nightmare Fuel / From Russia with Love

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For the James Bond Nightmare Fuel index, see here.

The Film

  • Donald "Red" Grant in general. There's rarely been a more evil, stone-cold, implacable psychopath in the entire Bond series. Every time he shows up, someone dies.
    • The very opening scene. It looks like Grant has killed James Bond by brutally strangling him, with the victim completely helpless... until it's revealed it was a human practice target wearing a mask imitating Bond's face.
    • A special mention has to go to his murder of the Bulgarian agent in Hagia Sofia. Grant doesn't need gadgets or weapons, he can kill a person with just a couple of blows.
    • "The first one won't kill you. Not the second. Not even the third. Not until you crawl over here and you kiss my foot!
  • SPECTRE henchmen using humans as practice targets.
  • The scene where Blofeld (off screen) describes how Siamese Fighting Fish pick off their tired opponents, and how he compares them to how SPECTRE operates.
  • Kronsteen's death. Even though he dies in 12 seconds, it seems like an eternity. Even Klebb was visibly sweating and shaken by this.
    • For that matter, Rosa Klebb's death near the end of the movie. After getting shot, she gives off a death wail, before slowly crumpling to the ground for like a minute and a half, mouth still open in pain. And all of this is on-screen.