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7th Dec '17 1:19:34 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''MetroidPrime 3'', at one point Samus opens a door on the wrecked and abandoned GFS Valhalla, at which point a the corpse of a deceased soldier is standing on the opposite side to greet her, then immediately crumbles to dust.

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* In ''MetroidPrime 3'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3'', at one point Samus opens a door on the wrecked and abandoned GFS Valhalla, at which point a the corpse of a deceased soldier is standing on the opposite side to greet her, then immediately crumbles to dust.
7th Nov '17 9:27:23 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' occasionally pulls this trope, but in one particularly harsh instance [[spoiler: while indulging in some [[RewardingVandalism equipment-seeking vandalism]], smashing a particular wooden beam to get at the health behind it will cause FOUR dead poison headcrabs to drop on you from above, totally unexpectedly]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' occasionally pulls this trope, but in one particularly harsh instance [[spoiler: while indulging in some [[RewardingVandalism equipment-seeking vandalism]], smashing a particular wooden beam to get at the health behind it will cause FOUR dead poison headcrabs to drop on you from above, totally unexpectedly]].
25th Oct '17 7:52:24 PM Mdumas43073
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Yes. Once again, the Peek-A-Boo Corpse -- the bane of squeamish horror movie watchers ''everywhere'' -- has made an appearance, rearing its ugly, eyeless, wormy head and worming its way into the nightmares of kids and adults alike.

If you're a naive moviewatcher (e.g., a child), there ''is'' no defense from the Peek-A-Boo Corpse, for there is no way to see it coming. Even if you've had ''some'' experience watching horror movies (and you can pretty much tell if a desperate DamselInDistress is going to run into trouble), there are still times and places when the Peek-A-Boo Corpse will pop out unexpectedly, scaring the bejeezus out of even the most hardened of horror fans, especially if it's a particularly hideous one. Most Peek-A-Boo Corpses like to hang around haunted houses and cemeteries, but occasionally they'll turn up in clean and innocuous environments where you'd least expect them (and where they'll have maximum shock value). A common way to find out if an ordinary, non-suspicious character is actually a villain is to have the heroine stumble upon a Peek-A-Boo Corpse hidden in their closet or basement. (Unfortunately, for the heroine, the villain is usually close by, watching this development, if they're not actively chasing her already.)

You can expect the identity of the Peek-A-Boo Corpse to be:

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Yes. Once again, the Peek-A-Boo Peek-a-Boo Corpse -- the bane of squeamish horror movie watchers ''everywhere'' -- has made an appearance, rearing its ugly, eyeless, wormy head and worming its way into the nightmares of kids and adults alike.

If you're a naive moviewatcher (e.g., a child), there ''is'' no defense from the Peek-A-Boo Peek-a-Boo Corpse, for there is no way to see it coming. Even if you've had ''some'' experience watching horror movies (and you can pretty much tell if a desperate DamselInDistress is going to run into trouble), there are still times and places when the Peek-A-Boo Peek-a-Boo Corpse will pop out unexpectedly, scaring the bejeezus out of even the most hardened of horror fans, especially if it's a particularly hideous one. Most Peek-A-Boo Peek-a-Boo Corpses like to hang around haunted houses and cemeteries, but occasionally they'll turn up in clean and innocuous environments where you'd least expect them (and where they'll have maximum shock value). A common way to find out if an ordinary, non-suspicious character is actually a villain is to have the heroine stumble upon a Peek-A-Boo Peek-a-Boo Corpse hidden in their closet or basement. (Unfortunately, for the heroine, the villain is usually close by, watching this development, if they're not actively chasing her already.)

You can expect the identity of the Peek-A-Boo Peek-a-Boo Corpse to be:



In order for a body to qualify as a Peek-A-Boo Corpse , its appearance must somehow jolt the viewer and the person finding it should either be (a) actively engaged in a search for something else or (b) running to escape some real or perceived danger. Note: In the event that the half-destroyed corpse-like body of the villain should pop out and scare the heroes after they had mistakenly thought that they had laid it to rest, it technically doesn't qualify as a Peek-A-Boo Corpse moment (the main reason being that... well... the villain isn't entirely a ''corpse'' yet...)

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In order for a body to qualify as a Peek-A-Boo Peek-a-Boo Corpse , its appearance must somehow jolt the viewer and the person finding it should either be (a) actively engaged in a search for something else or (b) running to escape some real or perceived danger. Note: In the event that the half-destroyed corpse-like body of the villain should pop out and scare the heroes after they had mistakenly thought that they had laid it to rest, it technically doesn't qualify as a Peek-A-Boo Peek-a-Boo Corpse moment (the main reason being that... well... the villain isn't entirely a ''corpse'' yet...)
19th Oct '17 7:59:07 PM SpacemanSpoof
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* A [[TheFunInFuneral comedic variation]] in "Sitting up with the Dead" by Music/RayStevens: Family and friends are at a wake for a dead uncle (in the middle of a dark and stormy night, of course), when the uncle's severe arthritis overcomes the restraints that were holding him down in the casket, to the great surprise of everyone present.
--> That lightning flashed and that thunder clapped, and that chain 'round old Uncle Fred went "snap", rattled and fell to the floor with a thump, and Uncle Fred just sat right up! [[ScreamingWoman *Ahh!*]]
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17th Oct '17 5:24:14 AM Ingonyama
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* In a case which reverses the above, a grandmother in Pennsylvania investigated a strange sudden thump in her home in 2016, only to find a mummified body in her attic which had fallen against the door. It turned out to be the body of her grandson who had disappeared two years before. Although police are still investigating, and both she and the rest of the family do not believe it, the current prevailing theory based on his Facebook posts before he disappeared is that troubles in his life had led him to suicide, and that after the search of the house, he had returned secretly some time later (the body was wearing different clothes than he'd last been seen in) and hung himself in the attic. What exactly caused the body to fall (the rafter breaking, the rope he used to hang himself wearing through and breaking) is unknown.

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* In a case which reverses the above, a grandmother in Pennsylvania investigated a strange sudden thump in her home in 2016, only to find a mummified body in her attic which had fallen against the door. It turned out to be the body of her grandson who had disappeared two years before. Although police are still investigating, and both she and the rest of the family do not believe it, the current prevailing theory based on his Facebook posts before he disappeared is that troubles in his life had led him to suicide, and that after the search of the house, he had returned secretly some time later (the body was wearing different clothes than he'd last been seen in) and hung hanged himself in the attic. What exactly caused the body to fall (the rafter breaking, the rope he used to hang himself wearing through and breaking) is unknown.
17th Oct '17 5:23:11 AM Ingonyama
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* In a case which reverses the above, a grandmother in Pennsylvania investigated a strange sudden thump in her home in 2016, only to find a mummified body in her attic which had fallen against the door. It turned out to be the body of her grandson who had disappeared two years before. Although police are still investigating, and both she and the rest of the family do not believe it, the current prevailing theory based on his Facebook posts before he disappeared is that troubles in his life had led him to suicide, and that after the search of the house, he had returned secretly some time later (the body was wearing different clothes than he'd last been seen in) and hung himself in the attic. What exactly caused the body to fall (the rafter breaking, the rope he used to hang himself wearing through and breaking) is unknown.
16th Sep '17 9:29:24 PM Dravencour
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* One of the victims in ''Film/PromNight'' gets killed after hiding from the killer in a storage closet and running into one of these.
21st Aug '17 1:09:32 PM Dravencour
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* A {{Jerkass}} non-main character whose karmic death would have been very satisfying if his corpse hadn't turned up in such a horrible, trauma-inducing way.

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* A {{Jerkass}} non-main character whose karmic death KarmicDeath would have been very satisfying if his corpse hadn't turned up in such a horrible, trauma-inducing way.
7th Aug '17 2:06:06 PM Gemser
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* ''VideoGame/HauntingStarringPolterguy'': Poltergeist Polterguy can summon a lot of them in various spots (e.g. the shower), they come with a surprising level of blood.
4th Jun '17 1:38:03 AM erforce
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* The ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies all climax with multiple Peek-A-Boo Corpses, in the form of previous victims, all popping up at once to terrorize the FinalGirl.
* ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning'' goes through the extra effort by having a corpse thrown through a window just scare the next intended victim.

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* The ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' ''Franchise/FridayThe13th''
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movies all climax with multiple Peek-A-Boo Corpses, in the form of previous victims, all popping up at once to terrorize the FinalGirl.
* ** ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVANewBeginning'' goes through the extra effort by having a corpse thrown through a window just scare the next intended victim.



* One of these very briefly (ahem) pops up in ''TheWickerMan'' when Sgt. Howie is searching the mortuary. Then again, what do you expect to find in a coffin? Of far more interest is [[ChekhovsGun the fact that it's only got one hand]].

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* One of these very briefly (ahem) pops up in ''TheWickerMan'' ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' when Sgt. Howie is searching the mortuary. Then again, what do you expect to find in a coffin? Of far more interest is [[ChekhovsGun the fact that it's only got one hand]].
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