The land of soap operas can be a beautiful, fun-filled place, with romance and adventure at every corner! Then, there are times when things get creepy, scary and eerie. Whether it’s watching a serial killer wreak havoc in your favorite little town or a good character turning shady, daytime drama can explore a darker side, now and again. Below are some of the darkest moments in soap operas’ recent history.
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12. Days of Our Lives – Carly’s Buried Alive
When Vivian Alamain decided to bury her nemesis Carly Manning alive in the 1990s, soap opera fans sat at the edges of their seats, wondering if she’d accomplish this feat. Every Days fan’s worst nightmare eventually came true, and what made this storyline that much darker is Viv not only buried Carly alive in a coffin, but she also placed a device in the box so she could taunt Manning as the young lady slowly ran out of air. Thankfully, Alamain didn’t get away with the stunt, and Carly was saved; however, claustrophobic viewers everywhere felt Manning’s desperation throughout every single scene!