Sherlock Holmes (film)/Nightmare Fuel

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  • In the first movie, Ambassador Standish's death. Thanks to a hidden sprinkler that sprayed gasoline on him during a rainy night, and the spark from his pulling the trigger of his gun whilst pissed off at Blackwood, Standish gets set on fire, wails helplessly, stumbles through a window ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF THE BUILDING, and demolishes a parked carriage. See for yourself.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOB 26 XGL Wb 8&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLDJ 6 Bs 4 Yc 1 DXU Ks Jo Tyg UVQ
  • More or less every one of Moriarty's appearances in A Game of Shadows qualifies. If attempting to kill Watson out of spite, murdering Irene once she's outlived her usefulness and then throwing the evidence in Holmes' face, manipulating a man into planting bombs and committing suicide by threatening his family, or attempting to start World War I for the sake of war profiteering doesn't convince you that the man is a Complete Monster, the scene where he impales Holmes on a meat hook and dangles him from the ceiling while gleefully singing along with a cheerful little Schubert tune probably will.
  • Let's not forget his vow to dream up "the most creative of endings for the doctor...and his wife." Given what we've seen of Moriarty by that point in the movie, the audience knows he's deadly serious, and if his idea of an interrogation involves meat hook torture, God only knows what the cruelest death he could imagine would be. All for the sake of destroying Holmes. And he includes Mary, who as far as he knows hasn't even done anything against him. Shiver.
  • Poor Watson during the factory scene in A Game of Shadows. He's pinned down by sniper fire, forced to listen to his best friend shrieking in agony while Moriarty tortures him, probably envisioning all sorts of horrific possibilities about what is actually taking place, and unable to do a thing about it. Until he realizes that he's hiding behind a BFG, at least. And even then, he seems quite aware of the terrifying possibility that his desperate attempt at a rescue has actually killed Holmes.