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12th Dec '17 8:35:20 AM Fulgur
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* ''Series/JonathanCreek'': In "Satan's Chimney", an axe is used to break down the door of an actress's dressing room to reveal a LockedRoomMystery: the actress has been shot dead in an empty, locked with with the window closed and no hole in the glass. [[spoiler:The axe was part of the murder. The killer used a gun hidden in the handle of the axe to shoot her as he smashed in the door.]]

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* ''Series/JonathanCreek'': In "Satan's Chimney", an axe this is used how characters in a movie get into a study in a pivotal scene where they are supposed to discover the suicide of the main character. The twist is that when they break down the door of an actress's dressing room to reveal a LockedRoomMystery: door, they find that the actress playing that character has been somehow shot dead -- in an empty, locked with room with the window closed and no hole in the glass. [[spoiler:The axe was part of the murder. The killer used a gun hidden in the handle of the axe to shoot her as he smashed in the door.]]
20th Oct '17 1:23:58 AM jamespolk
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* The {{Trope Maker|s}} and likely UrExample is 1919 silent film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' by D.W. Griffith. Yes, the same guy who infamously produced ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Maybe even more terrifying in that the woman locked inside the closet is a teenaged girl cowering from her abusive father.
* ''Film/ThePhantomCarriage'': David is drunk and endangering the children by getting too close to them (he has TB). His wife Anna locks him in the other room. The scene in ''Film/TheShining'' is a clear reference to this one, even if ''Film/TheShining'' is what every following ShoutOut is to. (Just as in ''The Shining'' 59 years later, a shot from the other side of the door captures the man looking in and then reaching for the knob.)

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* The {{Trope Maker|s}} and likely UrExample is 1919 silent film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' by D.W. Griffith. Yes, the same guy who infamously produced ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Maybe even more terrifying in that the woman locked inside the closet is a teenaged girl cowering from her abusive father.
father. The scene in ''Film/TheShining'' is a clear reference to this one, even if ''Film/TheShining'' is what every following ShoutOut is to.
* ''Film/ThePhantomCarriage'': David is drunk and endangering the children by getting too close to them (he has TB). His wife Anna locks him in the other room. The scene in ''Film/TheShining'' He chops through the door with a hatchet. This is a clear reference another shot highly similar to this one, even if ''Film/TheShining'' is what every following ShoutOut is to. (Just as in ''The Shining'' 59 years later, a shot from Shining'', complete with David looking through the other side of hole he's hacked in the door captures the man looking in and then reaching for the knob.)knob.
20th Oct '17 1:21:54 AM jamespolk
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* The {{Trope Maker|s}} and likely UrExample is 1919 silent film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' by D.W. Griffith. Yes, the same guy who infamously produced ''Film/BirthOfANation1915''. The scene in ''Film/TheShining'' is a clear reference to this one, even if ''Film/TheShining'' is what every following ShoutOut is to.

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* The {{Trope Maker|s}} and likely UrExample is 1919 silent film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' by D.W. Griffith. Yes, the same guy who infamously produced ''Film/BirthOfANation1915''. ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}''. Maybe even more terrifying in that the woman locked inside the closet is a teenaged girl cowering from her abusive father.
* ''Film/ThePhantomCarriage'': David is drunk and endangering the children by getting too close to them (he has TB). His wife Anna locks him in the other room.
The scene in ''Film/TheShining'' is a clear reference to this one, even if ''Film/TheShining'' is what every following ShoutOut is to.to. (Just as in ''The Shining'' 59 years later, a shot from the other side of the door captures the man looking in and then reaching for the knob.)
25th Aug '17 3:38:34 PM Angeldeb82
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* The TropeMaker and likely UrExample is 1919 silent film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' by D.W. Griffith. Yes, the same guy who infamously produced ''Film/BirthOfANation1915''. The scene in ''Film/TheShining'' is a clear reference to this one, even if ''Film/TheShining'' is what every following ShoutOut is to.

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* The TropeMaker {{Trope Maker|s}} and likely UrExample is 1919 silent film ''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' by D.W. Griffith. Yes, the same guy who infamously produced ''Film/BirthOfANation1915''. The scene in ''Film/TheShining'' is a clear reference to this one, even if ''Film/TheShining'' is what every following ShoutOut is to.



* Axes in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' are a quick way to break down wooden doors, though they cannot be locked so it's easier and quicker to just open them (breaking them down is only useful for relocating them). ''Iron'' doors, on the other hand, need a pickaxe to break through unless you can find a way to power them with [[{{Unobtanium}} redstone]].

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* Axes in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' are a quick way to break down wooden doors, though they cannot be locked so it's easier and quicker to just open them (breaking them down is only useful for relocating them). ''Iron'' doors, on the other hand, need a pickaxe to break through unless you can find a way to power them with [[{{Unobtanium}} redstone]].[[{{Unobtainium}} redstone]].
* In ''VideoGame/NightTrap'', while Kelly [[spoiler:reveals herself as a S.C.A.T. member to her friends]] in the bedroom, the two augers approach the bedroom door, and one of them pulls out a short ax and begins hacking at the door in hopes that it will open.
18th Jul '17 10:37:57 PM Kartoonkid95
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-->''"Edd:''' ''Good lord!'' [[SkewedPriorities You didn't even wipe your feet!]]

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-->''"Edd:''' -->'''Edd:''' ''Good lord!'' [[SkewedPriorities You didn't even wipe your feet!]]
18th Jul '17 10:37:36 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Halloween episode "The Shinning", an obvious parody of ''Film/TheShining'', Homer does this:
-->(Homer chops through door)
-->'''Homer: ''' Heeeere's Johnny!
--> (camera pulls back to reveal empty room)
-->'''Homer: ''' D'oh!
-->(Homer chops through another door)
-->'''Homer: ''' [[Creator/DavidLetterman Daaaaavid Letterman!]]
-->'''Abe Simpson:''' Hi David, I'm Grampa!
-->'''Homer: ''' D'oh!
-->(Homer chops through another door)
-->'''Homer: ''' (holding a ticking stopwatch) I'm Mike Wallace, I'm Morley Safer, and I'm Ed Bradley. All this and Andy Rooney tonight on ''Series/SixtyMinutes''!
-->'''Family: ''' Aah!

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Halloween episode "The Shinning", the ''WesternAnimation/TreehouseOfHorror'' segment ''The Shinning'', an obvious parody of ''Film/TheShining'', Homer does this:
-->(Homer -->''(Homer chops through door)
-->'''Homer: '''
door)''
-->'''Homer:'''
Heeeere's Johnny!
--> (camera -->''(camera pulls back to reveal an empty room)
-->'''Homer: '''
room)''
-->'''Homer:'''
D'oh!
-->(Homer -->''(Homer chops through another door)
-->'''Homer: '''
door)''
-->'''Homer:'''
[[Creator/DavidLetterman Daaaaavid Letterman!]]
-->'''Abe Simpson:''' -->'''Grampa:''' Hi David, I'm Grampa!
-->'''Homer: ''' -->'''Homer:''' D'oh!
-->(Homer -->''[[RuleOfThree (Homer chops through yet another door)
-->'''Homer: ''' (holding
door)]]''
-->'''Homer:''' ''(holding
a ticking stopwatch) stopwatch)'' I'm Mike Wallace, I'm Morley Safer, and I'm Ed Bradley. All this and Andy Rooney tonight on ''Series/SixtyMinutes''!
-->'''Family: ''' Aah!-->'''Family:''' AAHHH!



* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Out with the Old, In with the Ed", the neighborhood kids break into Edd's house to rob him of his school supplies, with Rolf breaking down his front door down with a large axe.
-->''"Edd:''' ''Good lord!'' [[SkewedPriorities You didn't even wipe your feet!]]



* Take this UpToEleven and this is probably what happens when a smaller city is beiseged and the invading army decides to pull out a battering ram, with people hunkered up, cowering in their homes, hoping the gates will hold.

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* Take this UpToEleven and this is probably what happens when a smaller city is beiseged besieged and the invading army decides to pull out a battering ram, with people hunkered up, cowering in their homes, hoping the gates will hold.
23rd Nov '16 6:02:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* Armand in [[TheVampireChronicles The Vampire Armand]].

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* Armand in [[TheVampireChronicles The Vampire Armand]].''Literature/TheVampireArmand''.
29th Oct '16 1:37:10 AM foxley
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* ''Series/JonathanCreek'': In "Satan's Chimney", an axe is used to break down the door of an actress's dressing room to reveal a LockedRoomMystery: the actress has been shot dead in an empty, locked with with the window closed and no hole in the glass. [[spoiler:The axe was part of the murder. The killer used a gun hidden in the handle of the axe to shoot her as he smashed in the door.]]
23rd Oct '16 12:00:07 AM BattleMaster
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* The TropeMaker and likely UrExample is 1921 Swedish silent film ''Körkarlen'' (''Film/ThePhantomCarriage''). The scene in ''Film/TheShining'' is a clear reference to this one, even if ''Film/TheShining'' is what every following ShoutOut is to.

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* The TropeMaker and likely UrExample is 1921 Swedish 1919 silent film ''Körkarlen'' (''Film/ThePhantomCarriage'').''Film/BrokenBlossoms'' by D.W. Griffith. Yes, the same guy who infamously produced ''Film/BirthOfANation1915''. The scene in ''Film/TheShining'' is a clear reference to this one, even if ''Film/TheShining'' is what every following ShoutOut is to.
30th Jul '16 10:30:20 PM AHI-3000
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Return Of Stinkmeaner" has Tom, [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by the ghost of Stinkmeaner, parody the scene from ''Film/TheShining''.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "The Return Of Stinkmeaner" has Tom, "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back", while Tom is [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by the ghost of Stinkmeaner, parody he parodies the famous scene from ''Film/TheShining''.''Film/TheShining'' by hacking down Robert's bathroom door with an ax.



* Take this UpToEleven and this is probably what happens when a smaller city is beiseged and the invading army decides to pull out a Battering Ram, with people hunkered up, cowering in their homes, hoping the gates will hold.

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* Take this UpToEleven and this is probably what happens when a smaller city is beiseged and the invading army decides to pull out a Battering Ram, battering ram, with people hunkered up, cowering in their homes, hoping the gates will hold.



* The Military however, goes for a "Breaching Tool", the layman's term for this advanced piece of hardware is [[DropTheHammer Sledgehammer]].
* SWAT teams tend to use a small one-man Battering Ram to break through doors.

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* The Military military however, goes for a "Breaching Tool", "breaching tool", the layman's term for this advanced piece of hardware is [[DropTheHammer Sledgehammer]].
sledgehammer]].
* SWAT teams tend to use a small one-man Battering Ram battering ram to break through doors.
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