Extreme nouns


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Scary things versus safe – nouns list

‘Extreme nouns’ uses lists of nouns indexed by extremes for more creative ideas. This page shows examples of nouns related to scary things, shocking, safe and tame. Great for Halloween, pranks or suspenseful storytelling.

Scary or shocking things

  • Spider
  • Snake
  • Monster
  • Ghost
  • Skeleton
  • Graveyard
  • Serial Killer
  • Dinosaur
  • Rat
  • Bat
  • Vulture
  • Zombie
  • War
  • Gun
  • Firing squad
  • Electric chair
  • Executioner
  • Shark
  • Shadow
  • Clown
  • Interview
  • Dentist
  • Mother in law
  • Explosion
  • Bad Hair
  • Pimple
  • Rash
  • Scar
  • Thriller
  • Train crossing
  • Locked door
  • Car crash
  • Torture chamber
  • Sword
  • Noose
  • Volcano
  • Prison cell
  • Cellmate
  • Earthquake
  • Dark clouds
  • Biker
  • Crash helmet
  • Needle
  • Mushroom cloud
  • Doctor’s report
  • Dominatrix
  • Blood
  • Corpse
  • Alien probe
  • Axe
  • Piranhas
  • Radiation symbol
  • Roller coaster
  • Clown
  • UFO
  • Bridezilla
  • Cannibal
  • Interview
  • Human Sacrifice
Scary, safe, cute, nouns

Use something that is normally scary into something that is scared for an interesting idea.

Scary things, big things, dry things. Nouns lists. 100 pages.

Safe, harmless or tame things

  • Fluffy toy
  • Poodle
  • Fishbowl
  • Baby
  • Hippy
  • Church
  • Monk
  • Nun
  • Training wheels
  • Leash
  • Remote control
  • Pram
  • Rocking chair
  • Best in Show
  • Bubble
  • Dog trainer
  • Grey
  • Best in show
  • Train
  • Harness
  • Branded
  • Kiddy pool
  • Splinter
  • Paper cut
  • Ripple
  • Party hat
  • Clown
  • Bingo
  • Retirement village
  • Milkshake
  • Safety gear
  • Mum
  • Superhero

Mix and match lists of products and nouns from other pages in the full ebook with this scary things content to create interesting and original ideas.

10 examples of how using a noun associated with scary and a noun associated with safe would make for an unexpected storyline.

  1. “A group of adventurous teenagers accidentally stumble upon a haunted amusement park, where they must navigate the dangerous rides and attractions while being chased by ghosts
  2. “A babysitter is left alone to take care of a child in a house that turns out to be haunted, forcing her to use her wits and her babysitting skills to survive the night.”
  3. “A bank robber, on the run from the police, takes hostages in a seemingly normal bank, only to discover that the bank is haunted and the hostages are in grave danger.”
  4. “A group of friends go on a camping trip in the woods, where they encounter a terrifying creature that hunts them down one by one, forcing them to use their survival skills to make it out alive.”
  5. “A scientist, to prove the existence of ghosts, sets up an experiment in a haunted laboratory, but the experiment goes horribly wrong and the scientist is left to face the terrifying consequences.”
  6. “A police officer is called to investigate a string of murders in a small town, only to discover that the killer is a werewolf and the officer must use his training to stop the creature.”
  7. “A group of teenagers are on a school trip to a haunted museum, where they must solve the mystery of the haunted artefacts before they become the next victims.”
  8. “A family moves into a new house, only to discover that it is haunted by the spirits of the previous owners, forcing the family to uncover the truth behind the haunting before it’s too late.”
  9. “A truck driver, on a long haul trip, picks up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a vampire, and the driver must use his wits and his truck to survive the night.”
  10. “A group of friends on a road trip stop at a haunted hotel for the night but soon discover that the hotel is not just haunted but also controlled by a powerful witch. They must use their intelligence and friendship to overcome the witch and escape the hotel. “

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