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1st Feb '17 1:25:20 PM AgentS7
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* Dr. Luis, BigBad of ''VideoGame/SouthOfReal'', has a fondness for Creator/FranciscoGoya. That would be bad enough on its own, but the Goya paintings change as the protagonist delves further and further into the mansion they grew up in. A highlight is the painting in the kitchen...[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Devouring_His_Son Saturn Devouring His Son]]. The revelation in that kitchen distorts the painting. It's also [[ImAHumanitarian related to said painting.]]
31st Jan '17 4:25:37 AM MeleKalikimaka
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'': Mr. Conductor tries on the top hat hanging in Sir Topham Hatt's office. When he does, the UncleSamWantsYou poster of Sir Topham changes expressions.
18th Jan '17 5:52:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* On [[TVTropes this very site]] In the forums for Halloween 2012, a system was implemented for the forum avatars that had this effect. When first viewed the avatar pictures are normal, but when you scroll offscreen then return to them, the picture is replaced with a random picture of something scary. Among these include a [[Series/DoctorWho Weeping Angel]], [[Film/TheExorcist demonic Regan]], [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man]], and {{Cthulhu|Mythos}}. There were also a few humorous ones like [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite a sprite of Cofagrigus]] and a Weeping Angel with a "ಠ_ಠ" smiley for a face. It was popular enough to inspire the special image for this very page.

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* On [[TVTropes this very site]] In the forums for Halloween 2012, a system was implemented for the forum avatars that had this effect. When first viewed the avatar pictures are normal, but when you scroll offscreen then return to them, the picture is replaced with a random picture of something scary. Among these include a [[Series/DoctorWho Weeping Angel]], [[Film/TheExorcist demonic Regan]], [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the Slender Man]], and {{Cthulhu|Mythos}}.Franchise/{{Cthulhu|Mythos}}. There were also a few humorous ones like [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite a sprite of Cofagrigus]] and a Weeping Angel with a "ಠ_ಠ" smiley for a face. It was popular enough to inspire the special image for this very page.
12th Dec '16 11:19:26 PM Sark0TAG
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* In ''VideoGame/TheSeventhGuest'', several paintings in the Stauf Mansion change in various ways, from one where a pair of hands attempt to push through the canvas, to a picture of a boy that talks and bares some vampire fangs at you, and a large portrait of Henry Stauf himself which, after a puzzle of altering his face is solved, shows Stauf's head slowly warping out of the painting and trying to attack the player.
2nd Dec '16 8:32:19 PM Materioptikon
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* The ''Literature/BigendBooks'' have an example in the hotel Hollis stays while in London. It's actually several paintings the staff keeps swapping.
18th Nov '16 5:27:04 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', the start of the first Bowser level has a portrait of Princess Peach at the end of a long hallway, which turns into a portrait of Bowser as you get closer.
3rd Nov '16 10:41:01 PM Sark0TAG
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* Seeing as it's a surrealist horror game [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness from the point of view]] of a painter who's [[SanitySlippage slowly going insane]] (or possibly retracing an already completed descent into madness), ''VideoGame/LayersOfFear'' contains a ''lot'' of creative variations on this trope, to the point that the line between CreepyChangingPainting and ChaosArchitecture begins to blur as everything is slowly consumed by paint.

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* Seeing as it's a surrealist horror game [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness from the point of view]] of a painter who's [[SanitySlippage slowly going insane]] (or possibly retracing an already completed descent into madness), ''VideoGame/LayersOfFear'' contains a ''lot'' of creative variations on this trope, to the point that the line between CreepyChangingPainting and ChaosArchitecture begins to blur as everything is slowly consumed by paint. [[spoiler: It comes to a head in the Wife ending, where just after the artist thinks he finally completed the perfect portrait of his wife, her image slowly warps out of the canvas and ''[[EvilLaugh laughs at him]]'', while changing into a deformed, charred figure.]]
21st Aug '16 12:19:17 PM nombretomado
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* In an issue of ''[[ECComics The Vault of Horror]]'', a story called "Southern Hospitality" features a painting of an old Southern gentleman who [[spoiler: stabs the antagonist through the eye with the sword he's holding.]]

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* In an issue of ''[[ECComics ''[[Creator/ECComics The Vault of Horror]]'', a story called "Southern Hospitality" features a painting of an old Southern gentleman who [[spoiler: stabs the antagonist through the eye with the sword he's holding.]]
28th Jul '16 11:32:24 PM Gingerkitteh
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* In the [[BigBoosHaunt Old Chateau]] in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum]], there is a room with a painting that looks normal if you look at it up close, but stares at you with [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] if you look away from it.

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* In the [[BigBoosHaunt Old Chateau]] in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum]], Platinum]]'', there is a room with a painting that looks normal if you look at it up close, but stares at you with [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes]] if you look away from it.
26th Jul '16 12:15:22 PM Qem95
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**This also happens in the first episode. Junior stares at his family photo before his mum, dad and him (in the photo) turn into franken-asparaguses causing Junior to run up the stairs and into his room.
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