Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Adventure Into Fear Edition

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One of the greatest parts of the internet is finding words to describe things that I’ve never been able to clearly articulate before, like the fact that, as a child, I found the yearly airing of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ to be an utterly (but enjoyably) frightening experience.  As I’ve aged, I’ve found myself quietly enjoying a proper helping of horror in my comics (witness the death of alternate-Magneto in the first issue of the original ‘Marvel Zombies miniseries) and have developed an occasional practice of watching horror films alone in the dark in the dead of night to enhance their effect.  (It’s probably why I enjoy the ‘Paranormal Activity’ series so much.)  Even a goofy concept like Cyborg Superman can be terrifying, especially if you recall his origin issue, where a fully conscious Hank Henshaw watches helplessly as his friends die, his body decomposes around him, and he find that no matter HOW MUCH HE SUFFERS, he simply cannot die.  You almost understand what turns him into a twisted, nihilistic monster after all that…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) was absolutely and completely terrified by Gene Wilder in the boat scene, asking:  What is the most unexpectedly terrifying thing you’ve found in pop culture?  (Double points if it was never SUPPOSED to be scary.)