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After the evil car falls down the cliff and dynamite is applied, the deputies are gazing in horror at the following apparition (1:11 onward) :

I mean, it is supposed to be really, really scary. Not that it is really scary with the bad, cheesy overacting, but it is supposed to be scary.

Erm...

What exactly am I supposed to see?

Wikipedia tells me "a monstrous demonic visage". I only see black smoke and a firewand and horrific classic music. Could be that I flunked at Rohrschach inkblots, I don't see anything remotely terrific.

Could someone show me in a still image what is supposed to be scary and where the demonic visage is?

  • Just for curiosity, the classical music alluded in the staccato is the theme of the original Dies Irae. – DaG Sep 18 '17 at 18:59
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Could someone show me in a still image what is supposed to be scary and where the demonic visage is?

Sure.

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I mean, it is supposed to be really, really scary. Not that it is really scary with the bad, cheesy overacting, but it is supposed to be scary.

Well that's a matter of interpretation and wholly subjective. Perhaps it was really scary in 1977 but 40 years have gone by and we've seen a lot more stuff since then.

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    This holds for exactly a whole millisecond and the result is a smiling smoke kermit with a butterfly on his eyes? – Thorsten S. Sep 18 '17 at 20:10
  • In the above video, pause about 1:26 and you'll also see the hand/claw. – SliderBlackrose Sep 18 '17 at 20:48
  • Yeah. 1:25 is where you can see the claw. 1:35 you can see a face form and a tongue come out of its mouth. – Chris Sep 18 '17 at 21:04
  • @SliderBlackrose Now that you say it, yes, the flaming debris I saw looks really like a hand/claw... – Thorsten S. Sep 18 '17 at 22:09

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