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Nightmare Fuel / The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

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  • Both transformation scenes.
    • The first one: When Victor seems to have him cornered, Wallace suddenly tosses Victor with enough force to throw him onto the AntiPesto van windshield. Then Wallace begins growing bigger, his hands and feet turning into paws, etc. While Gromit, Victor and Philip watching the whole thing in pure horror.
      • After Wallace runs away there's Victor's evil grin he gives to Gromit as he now knows about the Were-Rabbit's true identity. The lightning and thunder make it worse as well as the fact that he grins evilly again after Gromit drives away.
    • The second one especially, where Gromit is pinned against the door as Wallace is transforming and desperately begging him to help him.
  • The Were-Rabbit stalking the Vicar through the fogged-in churchyard, and attacking the vegetables on the church's offering table. The Vicar is so horrified when the beast shows itself to him (but not the audience) that he begs for divine mercy.
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  • The Were-Rabbit's silhouette ominously dissipating in the mist after attacking Growbag's garden.
  • When Wallace and Gromit think they've captured the Were-Rabbit and Wallace goes on the date with Tottington, Gromit makes a disturbing discovery. The giant rabbit footprints don't lead to the cellar where Hutch is, but upstairs. Then, as he follows them, the tracks turn from a rabbit's to a human's and they lead straight into Wallace's room...
  • The illustration of the Were-Rabbit from the Vicar's Book of Monsters is pretty unsettling.
  • Just the fact that Victor is still wanting to kill the Were-Rabbit despite being aware that it's Wallace. If anything, discovering the Were-Rabbit is the man who's seemingly stealing his girlfriend (whom he's only marrying for her money) away from him makes him even more determined to kill it. So determined in fact, he's willing to commit MURDER!
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  • The stakeout scene is appropriately ominous. It's eerily quiet, with almost no music or sound. Then, after Gromit tries getting Wallace to come back to the car by honking from him, looking down the tunnel that Wallace walked through, there's a Freeze-Frame Bonus when he gets back in... but the shadow of his ears (or rather, something else's ears) remain.
  • Wallace taking on the mannerisms of a rabbit when he and Hutch accidentally mind-meld. His voice is still distinctly his but his pop-eyed panicked expression doesn't seem to match it. Not to mention his hopping all over the place like a bunny comes across as quite jarring in the body of a human.
  • The Were-Rabbit itself. Despite it's Nightmare Retardant concept, it's actually absolutely terrifying. Just picture a giant furry beast who will eat all your veggies. All of them.
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