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Nightmare Fuel / Scrooge (1970)

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  • Scrooge in the bowels of Hell.
  • Before falling to Hell, Scrooge gets a good glimpse of what the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come looks like beneath his cloak. It's the Grim Reaper as a skeleton.
  • Jacob Marley's scream in the film is rather chilling, and when they see the wandering phantoms he forcefully wraps his chains around Scrooge's arm as they float outside. The phantoms look like goblins, zombies, and living skeletons, and in this version they reside in Hell.
  • In the film the door knocker changing into Marley's head is understated and creepy, with Marley matter-of-factly eyeing Scrooge and saying his name softly, then returning to normal.
  • The way Marley walks when he first enters the room. Encumbered by his chains, he is floating and limping at the same time.
  • In a way, "Thank You Very Much" (the first time). There's something so twisted about seeing Scrooge merrily singing along to a song that's mocking his memory and celebrating his death.


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