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Nightmare Fuel / The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Ichabod's encounter with the Headless Horseman is one of the all-time classic examples. His maniacal laugh contributes greatly to the effect.
    • All the buildup to that is arguably even more of a gold-mine of terror—as a certain master once said, "There is no terror in the bang—only in the anticipation of it." The last 15 minutes of the Sleepy Hollow segment is all about the mental shock-and-trauma. Not only do we have Brom Bones's ultra-creepy song to put Ichabod on edge, Icky then has to trek home through a Forrest O'Doom where everything seems to want to kill him. And then something wants to kill him.
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    • The withered old man at the Halloween party that goes "And some don't even wear their skin!!" sets the mood with his eerie looks and delivery.

The Wind in the Willows

  • Toad weighed down at the bottom of the pond by his own ball and chain, struggling to grasp at a branch. This is terrifying because although toads can swim and can hold their breath for a long time, they can't breathe underwater.

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