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Nightmare Fuel / The Last Temptation of Christ

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  • A terrifying film in general. Throughout the movie there appear several calm moments but have an underlying sense of eeriness. However, there's several disturbing scenes.
  • One of them being a crucifixion scene in the beginning where a man is crucified for sedition. His screaming in the scene is just unbearable, and the look of guilt in Jesus' eyes when the blood from the man's ankles sprays on his face is just heartbreaking.
  • Jesus pulling his heart out. The scene is very ominously lit and has eerie yet epic music accompanying it.
  • Jesus healing the lepers after the aforementioned scene is made even more eerie is the music playing over the scene.
  • The crucifixion scene is very... eerie.
  • Any scene where Satan appears. It should be Nightmare Retardant, but the fact that it's just a pyro going off with an ominous British Accent combined with I Am Legion makes it downright terrifying.
  • A bizarre thing that happens after Jesus' death.
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    • To elaborate: the film abruptly stops and fades to white. Apparently this was not intentional; the camera failed at the exact moment Jesus expired. Rumors of Divine Intervention still linger.
  • In the novel: the scene where Barabbas kills the resurrected Lazarus. Barabbas, who had killed many times and had never felt any fear, ran away in horror after doing the deed, and we can see why.
  • The scariest and saddest part of the story comes in the form of the Last Temptation itself: what could be so overwhelmingly tempting that it might persuade Jesus Christ himself to abstain from his duty as the Messiah? The idea of having a normal life and family. Satan is able to twist such a pure desire into his favor, because he comes this close to making Jesus die "like a man," rejecting God's plan for him on the cross. Jesus barely returns to his senses enough to beg God for forgiveness, and it's hinted that had he stayed just a little longer, Satan would've totally won. The sad part comes in when you realize that Jesus' desire for a normal life is because he had been denied that sort of peace for most of his life.
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