15The Murder of a Living Shoe - Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Director Robert Zemeckis’ Who Framed Roger Rabbit? had several questionable moments for a movie that was clearly marketed towards children (a plot based on a murder, dialogue full of adult innuendo), but the most terrifying character was certainly the villainous Judge Doom (played by Christopher Lloyd) who kills cartoon characters with a corrosive liquid known as "The
Judge Doom demonstrates the power of his lethal juice by killing an adorably anthropomorphic squeaking shoe, lowering him slowly into the acid bath. Seeing him executing the clearly terrified piece of footwear (as private investigator Eddie Valiant looks on in helpless horror) is the stuff of nightmares, registering as much visceral dread as any horror film. We’re getting all choked up just thinking about it. R.I.P shoe!