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21st Nov '17 7:28:04 PM intastiel
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* In ''Film/It2017'', a slide projector does this when Pennywise manifests through the images it's projecting.
1st Nov '17 5:34:15 AM Korodzik
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* In ''Videogame/{{Doom 3}}'' there's an [[ApocalypticLog audio log]] that mentions a technician getting his hand torn off by a machine that wouldn't stop running, even after it was disconnected from the power-grid. Presumably the work of the [[LegionsOfHell demons]], who were already messing with the Martian colonists before they invaded.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Doom 3}}'' there's an [[ApocalypticLog audio log]] that mentions a technician getting his hand torn off by a machine that wouldn't stop running, even after it was which had somehow activated despite being disconnected from the power-grid.power grid. The log also states that the machine is still running and they're unable to turn it off. Presumably the work of the [[LegionsOfHell demons]], who were already messing with the Martian colonists before they invaded.
23rd Sep '17 2:27:42 PM Sharlee
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* One recurring bit of creepy in Harbour Cottage, from ''VideoGame/TheLostCrown'', is how the cottage's vintage landline telephone keeps playing snippets of Walter de la Mare's poem "The Listeners" after dark, despite the wiring having been chewed to bits by rats years ago.
28th Aug '17 6:06:54 PM eroock
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9th Aug '17 8:44:11 PM NightShade96
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* One episode of TheFairlyOddParents ends with a publicly broadcasted song decrying BabysitterFromHell Vicki. Annoyed with the song, Vicki tries to turn her [=TV=] off, and later [[NoKillLikeOverkill smashes it]], to no avail.

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* One episode of TheFairlyOddParents ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' ends with a publicly broadcasted song decrying BabysitterFromHell Vicki. Annoyed with the song, Vicki tries to turn her [=TV=] off, and later [[NoKillLikeOverkill smashes it]], to no avail.
25th Mar '17 12:03:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/NanashiNoGame'', the [[HauntedTechnology cursed, nameless game]] switches on your [[NintendoDS TS]] on its own whenever it decides it's time for you to play it some more. Early on, your hero gets so freaked out they smash their system against the ground... and [[ClingyMacGuffin a new TS appears]], with all their personal information already entered and the game loaded up and ready to go.

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* In ''VideoGame/NanashiNoGame'', the [[HauntedTechnology cursed, nameless game]] switches on your [[NintendoDS [[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS TS]] on its own whenever it decides it's time for you to play it some more. Early on, your hero gets so freaked out they smash their system against the ground... and [[ClingyMacGuffin a new TS appears]], with all their personal information already entered and the game loaded up and ready to go.
13th Mar '17 5:42:39 PM ginsengaddict
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For example a character may be watching TV when the channel [[DoNotAdjustYourSet mysteriously changes to something ominous or relevant]]. They flip the channel back, and either it shows the same picture or waits, then turns back to the scene. They turn the TV off, and it turns back on, with the same scene possibly several times. They [[CutTheJuice rip the power cord]] out of the socket, and if they're lucky, get a brief pause before the TV turns itself on ''anyway'' and continues showing the scene. If they're really wound tight they might [[ShootTheTelevision smash the machine to smithereens]] only to find it just keeps running regardless or reconstructs itself when they're not looking.

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For example a character may be watching TV when the channel [[DoNotAdjustYourSet mysteriously changes to something ominous or relevant]]. They flip the channel back, and either it shows the same picture or waits, then turns back to the scene. They turn the TV off, and it turns back on, with the same scene possibly several times. They [[CutTheJuice rip the power cord]] out of the socket, and if they're lucky, get a brief pause before the TV turns itself on ''anyway'' and continues showing the scene. If they're really wound tight they might [[ShootTheTelevision [[PercussiveShutdown smash the machine to smithereens]] only to find it just keeps running regardless or reconstructs itself when they're not looking.
12th Mar '17 2:00:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' had a sketch in which a disgruntled TV owner returns his TV to a dealer, complaining that it turns on by itself. They go into an argument where the dealer scoffs at the complaint with "It didn't!" and the customer responds, "It did!" repeatedly, until the TV turns on by itself just as the customer described and MorganFreeman is on the screen saying, "It did!"

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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' had a sketch in which a disgruntled TV owner returns his TV to a dealer, complaining that it turns on by itself. They go into an argument where the dealer scoffs at the complaint with "It didn't!" and the customer responds, "It did!" repeatedly, until the TV turns on by itself just as the customer described and MorganFreeman Creator/MorganFreeman is on the screen saying, "It did!"
6th Mar '17 1:08:16 PM superidiotman00
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* One episode of TheFairlyOddParents ends with a publicly broadcasted song decrying EvilBabysitter Vicki. Annoyed with the song, Vicki tries to turn her [=TV=] off, and later [[NoKillLikeOverkill smashes it]], to no avail.

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* One episode of TheFairlyOddParents ends with a publicly broadcasted song decrying EvilBabysitter BabysitterFromHell Vicki. Annoyed with the song, Vicki tries to turn her [=TV=] off, and later [[NoKillLikeOverkill smashes it]], to no avail.
6th Mar '17 1:06:44 PM superidiotman00
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* One episode of TheFairlyOddParents ends with a publicly broadcasted song decrying EvilBabysitter Vicki. Annoyed with the song, Vicki tries to turn her [=TV=] off, and later [[NoKillLikeOverkill smashes it]], to no avail.
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