Does "scary" work as noun here? Or something is skipped after "scary"?
Yes, the word "scary" in this case is used as a noun. This is a very unusual case of the word, and it is not actually grammatically correct to use "scary" as a noun. However, it is common in English to use words as different parts of speech or put them in places where they aren't normally used, so in this case, it is okay to use "scary" as a noun.
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