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31st Mar '16 2:41:24 PM ObsidianFire
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* In Disney's ''Disney/BrotherBear'', Kenai is spooked by a rodent before the bear comes along. In the DVD Gag Commentary, the moose comment on how squirrels/chipmunks/etc. always appear before something bad happens, and [[WrongGenreSavvy falsely interpret every rodent afterwards as a sign of trouble]].

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* In Disney's ''Disney/BrotherBear'', Kenai is spooked by a rodent before the bear comes along. In the DVD Gag Commentary, the moose comment on how squirrels/chipmunks/etc. always appear before something bad happens, and [[WrongGenreSavvy falsely interpret every rodent afterwards as a sign of trouble]].trouble.



* Parodied in ''Film/TheresNothingOutThere'', where [[GenreSavvy Mike]] finds the cat and then wonders loudly how it got there. (See page quote)

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* Parodied in ''Film/TheresNothingOutThere'', where [[GenreSavvy Mike]] Mike finds the cat and then wonders loudly how it got there. (See page quote)
10th Feb '16 2:21:27 PM EricaB
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* In the [[TabletopGame/{{Fudge}} Fate]] setting TheSecretLifeOfCats, the [[Main/PlayerCharacter PCs]] are magical cats defending their human burdens from monsters. One ability you can acquire for your cat character is essentially this.
5th Feb '16 12:09:57 PM DrOO7
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* ''Film/{{Malice}}'': A young woman arrives home from school and can't figure out why her normally friendly cat is cowering under a chair. We soon learn—he's afraid of the intruder lurking off-screen, who promptly jumps out and attacks her.
17th Jan '16 10:06:55 AM nombretomado
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* A ''parrot'' scare was used on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', when an escaped macaw startles a woman in a laundry room. Bodies are found when she returns the bird to its apartment.

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* A ''parrot'' scare was used on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', when an escaped macaw startles a woman in a laundry room. Bodies are found when she returns the bird to its apartment.
16th Jan '16 9:39:48 PM KoopaKid17
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** Later on, this is played straight when the cats cross the bridge on train tracks. When a train speeds towards them, they jump off to the trestle below and avoid getting run over. They think everybody's safe...only to discover Marie drowning in the river below.
8th Jan '16 1:49:23 PM Willbyr
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* In ''MaiHime'', Akira is having a conversation with Takumi while Mai and Mikoto happen to overhear it. Akira suddenly draws her Element, and Mai and Mikoto think she's noticed them, but a cat emerges from the bushes, and Akira relaxes her guard while Takumi laughs.

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* In ''MaiHime'', ''Anime/MaiHime'', Akira is having a conversation with Takumi while Mai and Mikoto happen to overhear it. Akira suddenly draws her Element, and Mai and Mikoto think she's noticed them, but a cat emerges from the bushes, and Akira relaxes her guard while Takumi laughs.
10th Dec '15 11:09:40 AM FF32
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* Subverted for laughs in ''The KidsInTheHall: Brain Candy''. The plot of the movie revolves around a new (untested) wonder drug that cures depression. When the primary researcher who developed the drug realizes one of the laboratory test animals has entered a catatonic state, he becomes concerned and goes to check on the drug's first human test subject, an elderly widow who lives alone. He finds her home seemingly deserted and eerily silent. As he gingerly makes his way through the house, calling out for the woman, a cat [[spoiler:suddenly falls on his head from out of nowhere,]] startling him and the audience before it runs away. When the researcher looks up, [[spoiler:he sees half a dozen cats hanging from the ceiling by their claws.]]

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* Subverted for laughs in ''The KidsInTheHall: Series/TheKidsInTheHall: Brain Candy''. The plot of the movie revolves around a new (untested) wonder drug that cures depression. When the primary researcher who developed the drug realizes one of the laboratory test animals has entered a catatonic state, he becomes concerned and goes to check on the drug's first human test subject, an elderly widow who lives alone. He finds her home seemingly deserted and eerily silent. As he gingerly makes his way through the house, calling out for the woman, a cat [[spoiler:suddenly falls on his head from out of nowhere,]] startling him and the audience before it runs away. When the researcher looks up, [[spoiler:he sees half a dozen cats hanging from the ceiling by their claws.]]
21st Nov '15 6:59:29 AM Sharlee
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* ''How to Survive a Horror Movie'' cites cats jumping out of every door, cupboard, box, jar, or tube of toothpaste you open as clinching proof you're in a slasher movie.

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* ''How to Survive a Horror Movie'' ''Literature/HowToSurviveAHorrorMovie'' cites cats jumping out of every door, cupboard, box, jar, or tube of toothpaste you open as clinching proof you're in a slasher movie.
18th Nov '15 10:17:54 AM Nezumi
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* ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'' subverts this trope when it turns out the cat is a actually shapeshifting demon.

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* ''Film/NightOfTheDemon'' subverts this trope when it turns out the cat is a actually shapeshifting demon.
2nd Nov '15 4:36:56 PM VMacek
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* ''NightOfTheDemon'', directed by Lewton regular Jacques Tourneur, has Dr. Holden breaking into cult leader Karswell's mansion. In the library, a hissing cat makes him jump. Then, while he's searching, the doors slam shut and the cat morphs into a leopard.
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