All Dogs Go to Heaven/Nightmare Fuel

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.
Jump to navigation Jump to search

...I can't tell which is worse: The pink smoke, or the Devil Dog.
  • The film sports a disturbingly vivid sequence that is mostly recalled for putting the fear of divine punishment and existential dread in its young audience. Our protagonist, Charlie, has returned from Heaven to the Earth but is warned by an eerie voice that he can never come back; when the watch that is ticking away his life stops, that's it. This leads to a scene where the watch stops and Charlie is sucked into Hell. Now he's trapped on a ship slowly sinking into a lake of lava while he's being tormented by demon rats and a gigantic devil thing. Charlie screams for help covered in demons as the end of the ship he's on slowly descends into the lava... and then he wakes up.
  • Also, at the end of the film, a giant fiery figure strongly implied to be Lucifer himself appears, who turns the whole sky red, coupled with subtly ominous music. It doesn't help that he's there to take Charlie back to Hell with him. Worse, for half a second it looks like the devil is entering Anne-Marie's room...
    • What makes this scene even scarier? If one looks closely, they see the demon wasn't there to just get Charlie, he BROUGHT him there and was going to take him back afterwards. That means Charlie spent the time between his death and that moment in Hell, likely in the situation he dreamed about. No wonder he looked so upset...


  • Carface's vision of his fate, despite being a catchy musical number, does manage to invoke this, apparently on purpose! And Belladonna, when she snaps...oh boy!
  • Red, the demonic cat from All Dogs Go To Heaven 2.
  • King Gator, the grotesquely animated crocodile, has horrified children for years with his sexually ambiguous nature and innuendo (specifically, the song "Let's Make Music Together"). Not that scary.
    • I thought everyone, even in the film, agreed that that never happened.
    • The film never agreed. The gator comes back and eats someone! That's nightmare fuel, being eaten by that singing monstrosity.
    • This troper saw the movie in childhood, and did not even remember that scene, much less remembered being scared by it. Twelve years later, though, it strikes me as one of the most disturbing things in a film ever due to the fact that the alligator is eating the dog WITH THE LITTLE GIRL WATCHING!!! Good Lord.
  • The scene where Charlie falls in the water and frantically grabs for the watch while he sinks still gives me the shivers.
  • That demonic dog diva Belladonna is extremely terrifying at times.
  • This troper found Charlie's murder at the start of the first film to be extremely frightening. Imagine this, you got out of death row, your friends and customers are over-joyed to see you, your business partner who is also one of your closest friends is giving you a fair amount of profit and offers to find a place for you to hide and you go out and have a big party during Mardi Gras. Until you get so drunk that you can barely stand and taken to a dock by your business partner's lackey....then you feel the car hitting you while your best friend is desperately trying to warn you of your impending death.
    • Also in addition, the scene in Heaven. No really, I was actually scared of this scene. Maybe it was the Mood Whiplash from a deep, frighting crime related death scene of the main character to a fluffy sugar bowl based afterlife, the strangely calming music, the overly nice and law-abiding dog angel or the idea of being stuck in such a boring, sweet place for all eternity and being damned to hell for trying to go back to earth (which many people/dogs who died unexpectedly most likely did). I side with Charlie, I would NOT like to stay there forever.
    • Also the scene where Itchy is almost killed by Carface and his lackeys along with the shot of Charlie's casino burning down. Up till this point Itchy was my favorite character, to see the poor guy limping, covered in bruises and cuts and begging Charlie to give up on the casino so they both won't be killed almost made me burst into tears.