I wouldnt really say that it is scarry, Its just something that is hard to get out of your mind. It may be because his hair is shorter and darker than usual. I also had trouble sleeping after seeing the picture, but as I said I think a lot of it was just that he had changed his appearance for the movie he was working on. I only viewed the photo out of curiosity, and will
never again look at it, respectfully I wish I had never looked at all.
Others believe he should not be praised, I however, believe that despite any of the problems he had, River Phoenix also had a lot of good in him, and was truely a beatiful person.