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Nightmare Fuel / Tomorrow Never Dies

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For the James Bond Nightmare Fuel index, see here.

  • In his Establishing Character Moment, Stamper ruthlessly guns down all of the HMS Devonshire survivors.
    • The buildup to the murders is equally chilling. Stamper is told that there are survivors in the water and the film cuts to a creepy closeup of Carver's glasses as he types a headline about the deaths of those sailors even though they haven't happened yet. At one point he types in "BRITISH SAILORS KILLED", before pausing for a moment and changing the word "KILLED" to "MURDERED", and then ominously tells Stamper to make sure to use "the right kind of ammunition" when his subordinate calls in.
    • Bond and the audience are later treated to a Jump Scare from the corpses floating around inside the wreckage of the Devonshire.
  • Bond throws one of Carver's mooks into a newspaper printing press, crushing him to death inside the rollers. Cue a flow of blood-tainted newspapers emerging from the machine. The emergency alarm going off and the one-liner afterward adds to the gruesomeness.
    Bond: They'll print anything, these days.
  • Bond's execution of Dr. Kaufman; Even though he totally had it coming, his is an especially cold kill as Bond shoots him in the face.
    • The lead-in to this is pretty chilling in its own way. Bond enters his hotel room, and finds Paris dead on the bed. As he's caressing her dead body, he doesn't realize that the TV is playing a pre-taped broadcast announcing her death. That is, until the newscaster says Paris will be found with an unidentified man believed to be the victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Cue Dr. Kaufman announcing his presence in the room. After Bond surrenders his gun, Dr. Kaufman takes a VHS tape out of the VCR:
      Dr. Kaufman: This story will be on the news in an hour.
      James Bond: "Tomorrow's news today."
      Dr. Kaufman: Just so.
  • When Wai Lin and Bond are captured by Stamper's mercenaries after escaping the Devonshire wreckage, Stamper intends to torture them to death using the methods he learned from Dr. Kaufman, and shows them the instruments.
    • Specifically, the torture is one that's based on the Hindu concept of the Chakra; which are parts of the body that were seen as centers of life force (the body parts Carver mentions as an example are the heart and genitals). The very sharp instruments used in this type of torture are designed to probe those body parts and inflict the maximum amount of pain...while keeping the victim alive for as long as possible (Dr. Kaufman once managed to keep a poor sap going for 52 hours). If all that doesn't give you chills, then this line from Carver will:
      Carver: When you remove Mr. Bond's heart, there should be just enough time for him to watch it stop beating.
    • Even more horrifying is that Dr. Kaufman tells Bond that torture is a hobby for him. Aside from the thought that someone could do that to amuse themselves, imagine what the good doctor could do if this were his actual profession.
  • Elliot Carver is for the most part a rather hammy and bombastic villain. Except for one time: when he realizes his wife knows who Bond is and that Bond is a government agent. He's rather collected and has a lot of rage bubbling just below the surface as he decides, "I think we should set an appointment for my wife with the doctor." It's a stark contrast to his usual hamminess, enough that Gupta shows an initial reaction of shock.
  • Elliot Carver gets shredded by his own sea drill in a Gory Discretion Shot.
  • The Hellish Copter scene during the bike chase in Saigon. The chopper lowers it's rotor blades on a crowd of people while in pursuit of Bond and Wai Lin. Though it seems nobody was killed, it very well still could've happened.