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14th Aug '16 10:36:42 PM WillDraco
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* Bensound.com offers up ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin with the royalty free track ''[[http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music/track/creepy Creepy.]]''
7th Aug '16 7:52:16 PM DrNoPuma
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* The Joker's {{Leitmotif}} from ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' is of this type.

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* The In ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', Joker's {{Leitmotif}} from ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' is of this type.an eerie tune played on a distorted circusy-sounding organ. In some parts, it even sounds a bit like Creator/JohannSebastianBach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor!
17th Jul '16 1:44:14 PM DrNoPuma
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'': "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FH99_W3qn4 Merry Go Round]]" would sound happy under normal circumstances, but it's downright [[SoundtrackDissonance disturbing]]'' when heard in the lower levels of the BigBoosHaunt level.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mfH_yZoyrs Dimentio, Charming Magician]] from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' is the magica, yet sinister {{leitmotif}} for the MonsterClown Dimentio. Interestingly, it has a very ''powerful'' mood, as if even the ''music itself'' is awestruck by Dimentio.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'': "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FH99_W3qn4 Merry Go Round]]" would sound happy under normal circumstances, but it's downright [[SoundtrackDissonance ''[[SoundtrackDissonance disturbing]]'' when heard in the lower levels of the BigBoosHaunt level.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mfH_yZoyrs Dimentio, Charming Magician]] from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' is the magica, magical, yet sinister {{leitmotif}} for the MonsterClown Dimentio. Interestingly, it has a very ''powerful'' powerful mood, as if even the ''music itself'' is awestruck by Dimentio.
17th Jul '16 1:40:44 PM DrNoPuma
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* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', in the lower levels of the Boo level.
* The music in Chortlebot Challenge in ''VideoGame/WarioLand Shake It''.

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* ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'', ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'':
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'': "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FH99_W3qn4 Merry Go Round]]" would sound happy under normal circumstances, but it's downright [[SoundtrackDissonance disturbing]]'' when heard
in the lower levels of the Boo BigBoosHaunt level.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mfH_yZoyrs Dimentio, Charming Magician]] from ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' is the magica, yet sinister {{leitmotif}} for the MonsterClown Dimentio. Interestingly, it has a very ''powerful'' mood, as if even the ''music itself'' is awestruck by Dimentio.
** In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioKart'', the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okAMB-4VPRg Ranked Out]]" jingle is a dark version of the first 10 notes from "Entry of the Gladiators".
* The music in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t45Xz1ziq8o Chortlebot Challenge Challenge]] in ''VideoGame/WarioLand Shake It''.''VideoGame/WarioLandShakeIt''.



* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioKart'', the "Ranked Out" jingle is a dark version of the first 10 notes from "Entry of the Gladiators".

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* In ''VideoGame/SuperMarioKart'', the "Ranked Out" jingle is a dark version of the first 10 notes from "Entry of the Gladiators".
16th Jul '16 7:30:00 PM DrNoPuma
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* In ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'', this type of music serves as the {{Leitmotif}} for the MonsterClown robot Chuckles.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/LeagueOfSuperEvil'', this type of music serves as the {{Leitmotif}} for the MonsterClown robot Chuckles.Chuckles, a deranged RobotClown who tortures people on their birthdays. It sounds pretty unnerving with his high-pitched voice and [[TheHyena constant laughter]].
21st Jun '16 12:36:28 PM WillBGood
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* Music/TheDoors' "Light My Fire" from ''[[Music/TheDoorsAlbum The Doors]]'' with Ray Manzarek's keyboard shrieking away for several minutes like some kind of infernal calliope. Robbie Krieger's "Oriental" flamenco guitar only makes the effect more eerie. Other examples from the Doors include "Strange Days", "You're Lost Little Girl", "Unhappy Girl", "People Are Strange", "Not To Touch The Earth", "The Unknown Soldier", "Spanish Caravan" (specifically the second half), "Five To One", and "L'America".
21st Jun '16 12:59:17 AM gewunomox
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* "Psycho Circus" by {{KISS}} opens with some very creepy circus music playing.
* Bruce Springsteen has a little calliope figure at the beginning and end of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCVJny3Va4I Magic]]" and some faint hurdy-gurdy in the bridge... while Bruce wanders through a CrappyCarnival. [[WordOfGod According to the Boss]], people who think it's about the [[http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=9137 the Bush Administration]] are mostly correct.

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* "Psycho Circus" by {{KISS}} Music/{{KISS}} opens with some very creepy circus music playing.
* Bruce Springsteen Music/BruceSpringsteen has a little calliope figure at the beginning and end of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCVJny3Va4I Magic]]" and some faint hurdy-gurdy in the bridge... while Bruce wanders through a CrappyCarnival. [[WordOfGod According to the Boss]], people who think it's about the [[http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=9137 the Bush Administration]] are mostly correct.
17th Jun '16 4:12:30 PM DrNoPuma
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* Website/YouTube composers Derek & Brandon Fiechter have a whole series of this type of music, and most of the songs are even labelled word-for-word as "Creepy Circus Music". Look [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9-TDHt7Tco&index=27&list=PLy_Q-5e78AnwCpp-M2T3aDzeYlnwF3W4r here]]. However, they also wrote a song called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JzDySYPxLc Circus Performers]]", a joyful song that completely averts this trope and is instead labelled as simply "Circus Music". It's still placed in their "Halloween Music" playlist, though, probably to keep it together with the ''creepy'' circus music.
9th Jun '16 6:21:21 AM Shadowgazer
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': The hyena theme sounds like a carnival of horrors that goes berserk after some time, fitting for such a group of deranged and clownish characters.
7th Jun '16 8:35:03 PM portaljumper339
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* The ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Heebie Jeebies" makes liberal use of this due to the MonsterOfTheWeek being a troupe of Phantom [[MonsterClown Mimes]], and it livens the genre up with threatening and booming drumbeats during more intense moments.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Heebie Jeebies" makes liberal use of this due to the MonsterOfTheWeek being a troupe of Phantom [[MonsterClown [[EnemyMime Mimes]], and it livens the genre up with threatening and booming drumbeats during more intense moments.
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