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Nightmare Fuel / Ralph Bakshi

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As the first well known film director of animation strictly intended for adults, Bakshi's films have shocked and surprised audiences ever since their creation. For anyone only familiar with happy child friendly and safe family entertainment in animated cartoons, his stuff can be truly frightening and disturbing...

Cool World

  • The entire cartoon universe in this film is loud, obnoxious and truly unpleasant to be around.
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  • The more realistic Doodles and the chimera of deranged blackish cartoons that appears at the end.
  • The film was also originally meant to be an animated horror film about a half-human/half-cartoon girl who hates herself and tries to kill her father.


  • The bald headed mafiosi decapitating two ugly rats by shooting their heads off. In a close-up shot!
    • His own weird death is also memorably fucked up!
  • The Gross-Up Close-Up face of the Mafia don!
  • Those weird mosquito like creatures who work for the maffia don and kill anyone who bothers him.

Fritz the Cat

  • Seeing cute furry cartoon animals having sex, doing drugs and killing each other in cold blood is disturbing. And it certainly was for audiences back in 1972.
  • The death of Duke. He is shot by a stray bullet. Cut to a billiard ball slowly bumping to a motionless state, accompanied by the sound of heart beats slowly coming to a stop.
  • The rabbit's spaced out look after shooting himself up with heroin.
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  • The farmer who is so annoyed by the chickens in his truck that he smashes them to a bloody pulp!
  • Harriet getting sadistically beaten by her boyfriend and his gang, who are heavily implied to gang rape her immediately afterwards. Not only is she screaming and crying for them to stop the whole time, but the music score eventually devolves into cacophonous, atonal noise, making the whole scene viscerally horrifying. The fact that we don't see the worst of it, rather the scene cuts to a quiet evening outside their hideout a few minutes later, makes it even scarier.

Heavy Traffic

  • The rotoscoped strippers in some scenes look like a photograph negative. Frightening!
  • The scenes where the legless guy is shadowing people at night in the streets. All you hear are the sounds of his approaching wheels...!