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22nd Aug '17 12:47:10 PM rjd1922
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* Played straight in one ending of the Super Nintendo horror game ''VideoGame/ClockTower''. The protagonist flees the house of death in a stolen car, and just as she thinks she's gotten away from it and the scissors-wielding murderer... [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cloth-6.gif cue scissors rising up,]] scream, and FadeToBlack.

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* Played straight in one ending of the Super Nintendo Famicom horror game ''VideoGame/ClockTower''.''VideoGame/{{Clock Tower|1995}}''. The protagonist flees the house of death in a stolen car, and just as she thinks she's gotten away from it and the scissors-wielding murderer... [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cloth-6.gif cue scissors rising up,]] scream, and FadeToBlack.
19th Aug '17 3:34:56 PM craleigh318
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* In ''VisualNovel/TheLetter'', the StringyHairedGhostGirl appears in Rebecca's mirror while she's driving her friend Isabella home, almost causing her to crash.
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8th Aug '17 10:42:38 AM SilverSupernova
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* Played for laughs in an early episode of TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy where Grim sneaks into the car of a man who was driving erratically since he was playing with his cell phone behind the wheel. After Grim kills the phone's battery, the driver barely avoids crashing and killing several kids who were crossing the street. As he realizes what he almost did, he adjusts his mirror and sees Grim in the backseat, causing him to panic and floor it again.
10th Jun '17 1:08:49 PM greshnak
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* This is how Dr. Cassandra meets time-hopping Cole in ''Series/12Monkeys''.
* ''Series/LethalWeapon''. In the Lawmen episode, Barton kidnaps Captain Brooks from such a position. The setting makes the trope so obvious of its actualization, that a nagging feeling can be anticipated.
3rd Apr '17 7:02:03 AM ShaSam
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Unfortunately, this can be TruthInTelevision.
25th Mar '17 7:09:41 AM erforce
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* In the remake of ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct132005'', two of the protagonists try to make for a car past the attack squad to get help. They seemingly manage to get to the car and start celebrating [[spoiler: then one of said squad pops up from behind the seat, murders one of them and captures the other.]]

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* ''Assault on Precinct 13''
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In [[Film/AssaultOnPrecinct131976 the remake of ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct132005'', 1976 original]], one character manages to leave the precinct through a sewer pipe, hotwires a car, and speeds off to call for help... only to be killed by a gangbanger hiding in the back seat.
** In [[Film/AssaultOnPrecinct132005 the 2005 remake]],
two of the protagonists try to make for a car past the attack squad to get help. They seemingly manage to get to the car and start celebrating [[spoiler: then one of said squad pops up from behind the seat, murders one of them and captures the other.]]
22nd Feb '17 7:55:18 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Used in ''Series/OneLifeToLive"''. Todd Manning has been stalking his victim Marty Saybrooke for several days, intending to persuade her into not testifying against him--he's planning to rape her again and possibly kill her. He lurks in the backseat of her car, but his attack his foiled when her friend shows up and unwittingly saves the day, with neither of them having ever been aware of his presence.

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* Used in ''Series/OneLifeToLive"''.''Series/OneLifeToLive''. Todd Manning has been stalking his victim Marty Saybrooke for several days, intending to persuade her into not testifying against him--he's planning to rape her again and possibly kill her. He lurks in the backseat of her car, but his attack his foiled when her friend shows up and unwittingly saves the day, with neither of them having ever been aware of his presence.
3rd Jan '17 5:16:23 AM upupandaway42
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* In the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' episode [[Recap/AgentsOfSHIELDS2E4FaceMyEnemy "Face My Enemy"]], Raina gets in her car to discover a HYDRA [[{{Mooks}} mook]] waiting for her in the backseat.
2nd Jan '17 4:41:49 PM Rossum
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* In ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' Dog does this to [[PapaWolf Big Chris]] by threatening Little Chris. [[MuggingTheMonster It does not end well for Dog]].
20th Dec '16 3:34:33 PM StFan
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'', story, "Harry Canyon," the title character is a taxi driver ready for this stunt with a disintegrator ray installed in the back of his seat to kill anyone trying to rob him.

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* In one ''ComicStrip/RobotmanAndMonty'' strip, the ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'', story, "Harry Canyon," protagonist is [[GenreSavvy afraid]] to adjust the title character is rear-view mirror of his car at night, [[LampshadeHanging citing]] the tendency of such an act to reveal a taxi driver ready for this stunt with a disintegrator ray installed killer waiting in the back of his seat seat. But he does it anyway, and freaks out upon [[NoFourthWall seeing the reader's eyes in the mirror]].
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'': Selford Depool does this
to kill anyone trying the hostess who had discovered his secret (that he was an escapee from the state asylum) and was taking the evidence to rob him. the police.



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* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'', story, "Harry Canyon," the title character is a taxi driver ready for this stunt with a disintegrator ray installed in the back of his seat to kill anyone trying to rob him.
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-->'''Eliot''': Don't talk. I know it's your first instinct to talk, but don't. Your best course of action is to nod.
-->'''Doctor''': Wh...
-->'''Eliot''': Nod. (Doctor nods) Good. I'm gonna need a couple things from you. I need your clothes, and I need your little invite to this party. Now this can go two ways; you can give them to me, and I can stuff you in the trunk of this car, which, by the way, looks pretty comfortable. Not a bad night. Or you can not give them to me... (Eliotís face hardens) and I can do exactly what you'd expect a crazy guy in your back seat to do to you.

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-->'''Eliot''': -->'''Eliot:''' Don't talk. I know it's your first instinct to talk, but don't. Your best course of action is to nod.
-->'''Doctor''': Wh...
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nod.\\
'''Doctor:''' Wh...\\
'''Eliot:'''
Nod. (Doctor nods) ''[Doctor nods]'' Good. I'm gonna need a couple things from you. I need your clothes, and I need your little invite to this party. Now this can go two ways; you can give them to me, and I can stuff you in the trunk of this car, which, by the way, looks pretty comfortable. Not a bad night. Or you can not give them to me... (Eliotís face hardens) and I can do exactly what you'd expect a crazy guy in your back seat to do to you.



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* In one ''ComicStrip/RobotmanAndMonty'' strip, the protagonist is [[GenreSavvy afraid]] to adjust the rear-view mirror of his car at night, [[LampshadeHanging citing]] the tendency of such an act to reveal a killer waiting in the back seat. But he does it anyway, and freaks out upon [[NoFourthWall seeing the reader's eyes in the mirror]].
* ''ComicStrip/DickTracy'': Selford Depool does this to kill the hostess who had discovered his secret (that he was an escapee from the state asylum) and was taking the evidence to the police.
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* A ''{{Suspense}}'' episode titled "Backseat Driver" stars Jim and Marian Jordan (aka FibberMcGeeAndMolly) as a married couple driving home from the movies who discover that an escaped killer has been hiding out in the back of their car.

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* A ''{{Suspense}}'' ''Radio/{{Suspense}}'' episode titled "Backseat Driver" stars Jim and Marian Jordan (aka FibberMcGeeAndMolly) as a married couple driving home from the movies who discover that an escaped killer has been hiding out in the back of their car.



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* ...and the driver behind was only flashing his lights/crashing into the back of her car to try to warn the woman about THE KILLER IN HER BACKSEAT!
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* ...and the driver behind was only flashing his lights/crashing into the back of her car to try to warn the woman about THE KILLER IN HER BACKSEAT!
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