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22 Nightmare-Inducing TV Scenes People Can't Believe Actually Aired

I literally had nightmares after writing this post.

Recently we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the creepiest, most twisted TV villain scenes, and they DELIVERED. Here are the 22 most nightmare-inducing picks!

WARNING: Some of the submissions contain mentions of sexual assault and suicide. Also, many of them are really gory — I blurred those images out in case you would prefer not to see them!


1. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when Angel killed Jenny and then left her in Giles' bed for him to find:

Angel about to snap Jenny's neck at the school, then Giles seeing her in his bed

2. On Twin Peaks, when Bob crawled over the couch toward Maddy:

3. On Game of Thrones, when Joffrey showed Sansa her father's head:

4. On Sherlock, when Moriarty revealed who he was at the pool:

Sherlock says "People have died" while pointing a gun at Moriarty, and Moriarty responds "that's what people DO!"

5. On One Tree Hill, when Dan killed his brother, Keith:

6. On Haunting of Hill House, when Poppy's ghost convinced Olivia to kill her family:

Poppy tells Olivia there's a way to wake her kids up from their "bad dreams" (AKA, life)

7. On Hannibal, when Hannibal drugged Mason and told him to cut his face off and feed it to Will's dogs, which he did:

8. On American Horror Story: Freak Show, when Twisty the Clown hid in the toy store, then murdered the owner:

Twisty on the wall next to clown mannequins

9. On The Vampire Diaries, when Klaus drowned Carol Lockwood while Christmas music played:

10. On Lost, when Ben convinced Locke not to kill himself and then killed him two minutes later:

11. On Doctor Who, when the Weeping Angels manifested in Amy's mind and made her start counting down to her death:

Amy says "4..." and then the Doctor realizes there are angels in her mind, but she's already counting to 3

12. On Raising Dion, when Pat was revealed to be the Crooked Man:

Pat says he should've killed Charlotte in New Orleans, then his eyes turn black and he turns into blue energy as he transforms

13. On Boardwalk Empire, when Gyp Rosetti was introduced in a scene that showed him beating a mechanic for teasing him:

14. On The Magicians, when Reynard bit off Marina's finger and then ate her cat in front of her:

15. On Veronica Mars, when Veronica realized that Aaron Echolls was the murderer and that he was in the backseat of her car:

16. On X-Files, when Tooms followed the businessman home and went down his chimney:

17. On Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when the Gentlemen took away everyone's speech:

a man screaming but no sound is coming out while the Gentlemen prepare to cut him open

18. On Dexter, when the Trinity Killer killed Rita:

Rita dead in the bathtub

19. On The X-Files, when Mrs. Peacock and her son escaped while "Wonderful, Wonderful" played.

the oldest Peacock son talks to his mother, saying they'll move on and start a new family

20. On Breaking Bad, when Tuco beat a member of his crew to death in front of Jesse and Walt:

21. On Avatar: The Last Airbender, when Azula lost her mind after being betrayed by Mai and Ty Lee:

Azula yells at an apparition of her mother in the mirror, saying even she fears her

22. And finally, on Monster, when it was revealed that Johan had been impersonating his sister, Anna:

The wig is on a stool next to him. He looks in the mirror and smiles

Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.