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Nightmare Fuel / Gilligan's Island

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Radioactive Gilligan- just as creepy in context.

  • In the episode "The Little Dictator" Gilligan has a nightmare that he is a president but turns out he is a puppet dictator, literally, in his nightmare he is a marionette on strings and the exiled president is playing with Gilligan as if he was a real puppet and laughs evily.
  • In the episode "And then there were none" when Gilligan had a nightmare he was Mr. Hyde, he looked more terrifying each time Ginger mentioned food.
  • At the end of "Physical Fatness" the photo-negative footage of Gilligan was pretty creepy. (It makes the page image.)
  • More than one viewer felt that during the show's "Jack and the Beanstalk" dream-episode, Alan Hale was genuinely frightening as the giant.
  • "Ghost a Go-Go" uses the Bedsheet Ghost trope (albeit it's a man pretending to be a ghost) and while the episode mostly keeps it from being Nightmare Retardant, it doesn't quite reach this trope. There is, however, one scene in the episode where Gilligan is woken up by the "ghost", opens the blinds, and sees the guy standing right outside his window staring at him.
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  • Any time the headhunters show up. Even though they’re usually defeated in rather comedic ways (always by scaring them away), the fact that a tribe of natives who react to any outsiders by ritualistically lopping off their heads exist in (relatively) modern day is pretty scary.

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