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27th May '16 4:28:33 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Elementary}}'': The 'Run to Your Doom' version happens in "Hounded" when Charles Baskerville is struck by a truck while fleeing from what a witness describes as a huge glowing animal.
15th May '16 4:34:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Ghost}}'', Sam's very limited ability to interact with the physical world means that his primary means of fighting both of the film's villains is based in poltergeist scares. Both villains of the film meet their karmic ends this way, one by running into oncoming traffic and the other when his own panicked actions break the window he's trying to climb out of into deadly shards of glass - although judging by Sam's reactions, neither death was what he'd intended to accomplish with his hauntings.
* The '''Run to your doom''' variety is used frequently in ''Film/{{Young Sherlock Holmes}}'', as several elder gentlemen [[spoiler:who pissed off the wrong Egyptian cult as younger men]] are drugged with blow-darts, causing them to see terrifying hallucinations and run into traffic, leap out 3rd story windows, etc.

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* In ''Film/{{Ghost}}'', Sam's very limited ability to interact with the physical world means that his primary means of fighting both of the film's villains is based in poltergeist scares. Both villains of the film meet their karmic ends this way, one by running into oncoming traffic and the other when his own panicked actions break the window he's trying to climb out of into deadly shards of glass - although judging by Sam's reactions, neither death was what he'd intended to accomplish with his hauntings.
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* The '''Run to your doom''' variety is used frequently in ''Film/{{Young Sherlock Holmes}}'', as several elder gentlemen [[spoiler:who pissed off the wrong Egyptian cult as younger men]] are drugged with blow-darts, causing them to see terrifying hallucinations and run into traffic, leap out 3rd story windows, etc.



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7th May '16 5:47:04 AM CaptainTedium
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* The 1999's Disney short "How to Haunt a House," from ''HouseOfMouse'': at the beginning, we hear Goofy getting hit by a car so that he can be a ghost and demonstrate how to haunt a house, with DonaldDuck as the hauntee. After many amusing attempts that end in failure, he finally succeeds in scaring Donald, who runs out the door, is also hit by a car, and comes back inside as a rather angry ghost.

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* The 1999's Disney ''Mickey [=MouseWorks=]'' short "How to Haunt a House," from ''HouseOfMouse'': at House", which subsequently aired as part of ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'': At the beginning, we hear Goofy getting hit by a car so that he can be a ghost and demonstrate how to haunt a house, with DonaldDuck Disney/DonaldDuck as the hauntee. After many amusing attempts that end in failure, he finally succeeds in scaring Donald, who runs out the door, is also hit by a car, and comes back inside as a rather angry ghost.
6th Mar '16 8:16:23 PM Shadoboy
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* Specimen 1 from ''SpookysHouseOfJumpscares'' is simply a group of cardbord cutouts of cute-faced creatures that jump out with a ScareChord. By themselves they are harmless asides from making the character stop for a brief moment (and giving the titular jump scares to the player) but as the game progresses and the player finds [[KnightOfCerebus the other specimens]], Specimen 1's jumpscares become more effective as a deer-in-the-headlights style trap. According to the in-game profile, Specimen 1 has killed 4 people via heart attack.
9th Nov '15 7:29:53 AM gallium
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* In the film ''Deathtrap'' (adapted from the play by Ira Levin) [[spoiler:wife Myra Bruhl]] is literally frightened to death after witnessing a staged murder victim return from their grave. [[spoiler:She]] collapses from a fatal heart attack, and the conspirators shake hands over the body. There's an ongoing attempt to induce an earlier heart attack in the lead up to the 'murder' itself. The husband looks like he's going to commit murder, releases the tension with a JustJokingJustification, then suddenly chokes his victim to death.

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* In the film ''Deathtrap'' ''Film/{{Deathtrap}}'' (adapted from the play by Ira Levin) [[spoiler:wife Myra Bruhl]] is literally frightened to death after witnessing a staged murder victim return from their grave. [[spoiler:She]] collapses from a fatal heart attack, and the conspirators shake hands over the body. There's an ongoing attempt to induce an earlier heart attack in the lead up to the 'murder' itself. The husband looks like he's going to commit murder, releases the tension with a JustJokingJustification, then suddenly chokes his victim to death.
3rd Oct '15 11:48:21 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': In "The Curse of Beaton Manor", the killer poses as the ghost of the VictimOfTheWeek's brother, hoping to either induce a fatal heart attack or drive him to suicide. Ultimately it does both, as the victim suffers a heart attack while climbing on to a window ledge.
25th Aug '15 6:34:40 AM Odon
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* In the film ''Deathtrap'' (adapted from the play by Ira Levin) [[spoiler:wife Myra Bruhl]] is literally frightened to death after witnessing a staged murder victim return from their grave. [[spoiler:She]] collapses from a fatal heart attack, and the conspirators shake hands over the body.

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* In the film ''Deathtrap'' (adapted from the play by Ira Levin) [[spoiler:wife Myra Bruhl]] is literally frightened to death after witnessing a staged murder victim return from their grave. [[spoiler:She]] collapses from a fatal heart attack, and the conspirators shake hands over the body. There's an ongoing attempt to induce an earlier heart attack in the lead up to the 'murder' itself. The husband looks like he's going to commit murder, releases the tension with a JustJokingJustification, then suddenly chokes his victim to death.
25th Aug '15 6:28:16 AM Odon
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* In the film and play ''Deathtrap'', [[spoiler:wife Myra Bruhl]] is literally frightened to death after witnessing a staged murder victim return from their grave. [[spoiler:She]] collapses from a fatal heart attack, and the conspirators shake hands over the body.

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* In the film and ''Deathtrap'' (adapted from the play ''Deathtrap'', by Ira Levin) [[spoiler:wife Myra Bruhl]] is literally frightened to death after witnessing a staged murder victim return from their grave. [[spoiler:She]] collapses from a fatal heart attack, and the conspirators shake hands over the body.
3rd Aug '15 8:03:18 AM MasoTey
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* The Sacred Stiff version is used the ''Series/ElleryQueen'' episode "The Adventure of the Pharaoh's Curse", with a fatal fright being delivered to a man with a weak heart.

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* The Sacred Scared Stiff version is used the ''Series/ElleryQueen'' episode "The Adventure of the Pharaoh's Curse", with a fatal fright being delivered to a man with a weak heart.
22nd Jun '15 3:57:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[MontagueEgg Maher-Shalal-Hashbaz]]'', the Proctors [[spoiler:took advantage of their rich uncle's ailurophobia and heart disease and bought a ton of cats under a false ad. They set the kitties loose in his room during the night, and a fatal heart attack ensued. The cats were drowned afterwards, and only one escaped. Fortunately, the owners of the cat that escaped had befriended a traveling salesman, who got really suspicious.]]

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* In ''[[MontagueEgg ''[[Literature/MontagueEgg Maher-Shalal-Hashbaz]]'', the Proctors [[spoiler:took advantage of their rich uncle's ailurophobia and heart disease and bought a ton of cats under a false ad. They set the kitties loose in his room during the night, and a fatal heart attack ensued. The cats were drowned afterwards, and only one escaped. Fortunately, the owners of the cat that escaped had befriended a traveling salesman, who got really suspicious.]]



* ''NightGallery'' episode "The Ghost Of Sorworth Place". A ghost appears near the top of a flight of stairs. A man pursuing the ghost tries to grab it but falls through it and down the flight of stairs, breaking his neck.

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* ''NightGallery'' ''Series/NightGallery'' episode "The Ghost Of Sorworth Place". A ghost appears near the top of a flight of stairs. A man pursuing the ghost tries to grab it but falls through it and down the flight of stairs, breaking his neck.



* The Scared Stiff variant is attempted in an episode of ''{{Monk}}'', where someone wants to keep the Worlds Oldest Man from reaching his next birthday.

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* The Scared Stiff variant is attempted in an episode of ''{{Monk}}'', ''Series/{{Monk}}'', where someone wants to keep the Worlds Oldest Man from reaching his next birthday.
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