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Feb 18th 2021 at 5:17:09 PM

It shows a character looking horrified at something, but not it doesn't actually show what the scary thing is.

Feb 22nd 2021 at 6:52:44 AM

Yeah, I'm not getting enough out of that. [tdown]

Dghcrh Perfect Stranger from Small country that looks like a fish Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Perfect Stranger
Feb 22nd 2021 at 7:12:13 AM

Keep Until Better Image Suggested. Dexter's face in this scene and the way it cracked is one of the scariest moments IMO. I don't think there's anything that can make a better image. Although, for a counter suggestion, how about the title card of "Sore Eyes"?

Edited by Dghcrh on Feb 22nd 2021 at 5:20:49 PM

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Feb 22nd 2021 at 10:07:24 AM

Given that Dexter often has run-ins with weird creatures in the show, perhaps a picture of one of them might work, though it has to be scary, not just unsettling.

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Feb 23rd 2021 at 6:48:53 AM

[up] That sounds like a good idea. In the meantime, Keep Until Better Image Suggested.

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Feb 23rd 2021 at 9:14:49 AM

Keep Until Better Image Suggested

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Woman Enjoyer
Feb 24th 2021 at 10:55:05 PM

[up][up][up][up] I agree that the "Sore Eyes" title card might be creepy enough to work, but I worry it's almost too unsettling due to the realism.

The episode that scared me as a kid is "Chicken Scratch" but that's more Nausea Fuel.

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GastonRabbit A real nowhere man from Robinson, Illinois, USA Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
Feb 25th 2021 at 12:42:33 AM

[up][up] Why would it being too unsettling be a problem? This is a Nightmare Fuel page after all

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Dghcrh Perfect Stranger from Small country that looks like a fish Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Perfect Stranger
Feb 25th 2021 at 2:21:19 AM

Hunger Strike is another episode I found scary (especially the title card), but I think the current just needs a better caption. Since Dexter ended up looking like this due to contacting cooties, how about: "Cootie disease. Symptoms include paralisy, skin shedding, and bulged out veins"

Edited by Dghcrh on Feb 25th 2021 at 12:22:14 PM

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FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton
Feb 25th 2021 at 8:42:17 AM

I vote on no image, the current one is pretty bad.

Edited by FernandoLemon on Feb 25th 2021 at 1:43:06 PM

And we keep driving into the night. It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye...
Feb 25th 2021 at 9:07:38 AM

What's wrong with using the Sore Eyes title card image? It's very freaky looking, it comes from the show, and sure, it's in a different art style from the show itself, but the Nightmare Fuel page images for Courage the Cowardly Dog and The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack are also in a different art style from the show itself. And as for it being "too scary", it's not even the scariest NF image I've seen...

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Woman Enjoyer
Feb 25th 2021 at 9:14:25 AM

I think what I meant was more the issue of being too realistic, which looked weird for the page, but you're right that that just helps illustrate the point.

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Feb 25th 2021 at 11:19:09 AM

[tup] Y’know what, I’ll go with Sore Eyes.

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Feb 28th 2021 at 6:24:21 PM

Anyway, here's Sore Eyes at wikisize:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rsz_1sore_eyes_title_card.png

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rjd1922 Image Pickin' regular from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Image Pickin' regular
Mar 1st 2021 at 5:12:55 AM

[tup]Sore Eyes. The only real issue with Nightmare Fuel page images being "too unsettling" is if they're excessively gory.

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Mar 1st 2021 at 6:48:20 AM

That's enough consensus. 18's in and tagged; caption?

Old pic:

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dexterslab_373.jpg

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Mar 1st 2021 at 3:54:48 PM

What is seen cannot be unseen.

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Perfect Stranger
Mar 2nd 2021 at 3:11:58 PM

"Sore eyes are contagious"

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