- The bag with the souls in it. Or the pendant. If not that, then how about how all the people of the town go to town on each other. This time the bad guy didn't torture the victims, he just manipulated everyone and made them torture each other.
- Watching Gaunt play everyone like fiddles and getting to have brief scenes with him after people leave the shop to make sure we know just how much of a bastard he is...and that he's Genre Savvy enough to avoid The Hero at all costs until the climax, when he thinks he can corrupt him, is terrifying. Also the fact that he's very clearly a Satan Expy and has been doing this for centuries despite admitting he has all the souls he'll ever need already. It's all For the Evulz.
- Brian Rusk, an eleven-year-old child, killing himself. Not only it's a scary thought by itself, but we see the whole process slowly taking away all the joy in his life. And if that wasn't bad enough, no one notices it except his even younger brother, that also ends up witnessing the suicide.
- Brian's mother being so far gone that she couldn't care less about it, because she's so wrapped up in her "dates with the King".
- Ace briefly considers taking one of the pistols and fleeing the country, and as if by magic, the tape recorder comes to life and Gaunt threatens him with a Fate Worse than Death if he even thinks about booking it.
Nightmare Fuel / Needful Things