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29th Jun '16 2:39:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Uniquely employed in ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', in which a ghost is shocked to discover its OWN corpse in a cupboard. [[spoiler: At the sight, the ghost faints.]]

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* Uniquely employed in ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'', in which a ghost is shocked to discover its OWN corpse in a cupboard. [[spoiler: At the sight, the ghost faints.]]
18th Jun '16 10:02:30 PM SithPanda16
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* There is one in ''Film/Gravity'' when Ryan investigates the abandoned shuttlewreck.

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* There is one in ''Film/Gravity'' ''{{Film/Gravity}}'' when Ryan investigates the abandoned shuttlewreck.
18th Jun '16 10:02:02 PM SithPanda16
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* There is one in ''Film/Gravity'' when Ryan investigates the abandoned shuttlewreck.
6th Jun '16 8:14:08 PM TheTropper
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* Just some random, hapless ghoul

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* Just some random, hapless ghoul
ghoul.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', while Mr. Incredible is on Nomanisan island he discovers the skeletal remains of a previous superhero called Gazerbeam in a cavern.The sight of the bones makes Mr. Incredible recoil in horror,before he discovers that Gazerbeam carved into the walls the password for Syndrome's database

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', while Mr. Incredible is on Nomanisan island he discovers the skeletal remains of a previous superhero called Gazerbeam in a cavern. The sight of the bones makes Mr. Incredible recoil in horror,before horror, before he discovers that Gazerbeam carved into the walls the password for Syndrome's database database.



* Creator/StevenSpielberg is probably the Grand PuppetMaster of the Peek-A-Boo Corpse.
** In ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', the hapless Richard Dreyfuss happens upon a particularly nasty example of this trope in an underwater wreck. (This one Spielberg reshot specifically to be as much of a JumpScare as it could).
** In ''Film/JurassicPark'', Creator/LauraDern has just escaped the raptors when she feels an arm on her shoulder -- oh look, Creator/SamuelLJackson's here! ...Nope, just his arm.
** ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' features a scene at the beginning where Franchise/IndianaJones, rushing to escape a CollapsingLair, runs straight into his traitorous -- and now {{karmic|Death}}ally {{impaled|WithExtremePrejudice}} -- former guide, Satipo, [[TooDumbToLive who forgot about the trap they discovered moments earlier]]. But this scene had nothing on the most pants-voidingly traumatic Peek-A-Boo Corpse gangbang ever filmed -- the scene where Marion attempts to escape from a crumbling Egyptian tomb only to find herself being [[AC:MASS ATTACKED BY A MOB OF HORRIBLE ROTTING MUMMIES WITH SNAKES CRAWLING OUT OF THEIR FACES OH GOD SPIELBERG AND GEORGE LUCAS I HATE YOU]] (Ahem. Didn't mean to yell there. But it's a testament to the effectiveness of that scene that it can still conjure up such revulsion and ire after 20+ odd years...)
** The only scenes which could rival the Peek-A-Boo Corpse scrum in ''Raiders'' would be those which occurred in the ending of the Spielberg-produced ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', which featured, among other things, the mother of the family being assaulted by corpses in the unfinished backyard pool. Later on, the entire family had to escape from a house where corpses in coffins were literally popping themselves up out of the floor and blocking their way. One even tossed itself onto the windshield of their departing car for good measure.
* Subverted in ''Film/TheMachinist''. At the start of the movie the main character is shown in an attempt to dump a body, [[spoiler: and later his fridge starts leaking blood after he fails to pay his electric bill. When opened, however, it only contains a large fish he caught.]]

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* Creator/StevenSpielberg is probably the Grand PuppetMaster of the Peek-A-Boo Corpse.
** In ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', the hapless Richard Dreyfuss happens upon a particularly nasty example of this trope in an underwater wreck. (This one Spielberg reshot specifically to be as much of a JumpScare as it could).
JumpScare).
** In ''Film/JurassicPark'', Creator/LauraDern Ellie Sattler has just escaped the raptors when she feels an arm on her shoulder -- oh look, Creator/SamuelLJackson's here! ...shoulder. Nope, just his arm.
** ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' features a scene at the beginning where Franchise/IndianaJones, rushing to escape a CollapsingLair, runs straight into his traitorous -- and now {{karmic|Death}}ally {{impaled|WithExtremePrejudice}} -- former guide, Satipo, [[TooDumbToLive who forgot about the trap they discovered moments earlier]]. But this Another scene had nothing on the most pants-voidingly traumatic Peek-A-Boo Corpse gangbang ever filmed -- the scene where later when Marion attempts to escape from a crumbling Egyptian tomb only to find herself being [[AC:MASS ATTACKED BY A MOB OF HORRIBLE ROTTING MUMMIES WITH SNAKES CRAWLING OUT OF THEIR FACES OH GOD SPIELBERG AND GEORGE LUCAS I HATE YOU]] (Ahem. Didn't mean to yell there. But it's a testament to the effectiveness with mummies with snakes coming out of that scene that it can still conjure up such revulsion and ire after 20+ odd years...)
their faces.
** The only scenes which could rival the Peek-A-Boo Corpse scrum in ''Raiders'' would be those which occurred in the ending of the Spielberg-produced ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', which ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'' featured, among other things, the mother of the family being assaulted by corpses in the unfinished backyard pool. Later on, the entire family had to escape from a house where corpses in coffins were literally popping themselves up out of the floor and blocking their way. One even tossed itself onto the windshield of their departing car for good measure.
* Subverted in ''Film/TheMachinist''. At the start of the movie the main character is shown in an attempt to dump a body, [[spoiler: and later his fridge starts leaking blood after he fails to pay his electric bill. When opened, however, it only contains a large fish he caught.]]



* Need we even mention ''Film/TheRing''? If the one in the closet doesn't get you, the one in the chair will...

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* Need we even mention ''Film/TheRing''? ''Film/TheRing'' has plenty. If the one in the closet doesn't get you, the one in the chair will...will.
2nd Jun '16 4:48:59 PM jormis29
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* A non-main character who, [[AcquittedTooLate up until the discovery of his body, was considered the prime suspect in the Murder of the Week]] ("''Hunh. Guess he didn't do it after all''...")

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* A non-main character who, [[AcquittedTooLate [[SuspectExistenceFailure up until the discovery of his body, was considered the prime suspect in the Murder of the Week]] ("''Hunh. Guess he didn't do it after all''...")
8th May '16 6:04:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of the detective series ''SimonAndSimon'' featured a scene where the GirlOfTheWeek opened a closet in a nice, clean, unassuming house to find herself staring at a decaying, socket-eyed female corpse. Since the stench of decomposition would probably have been fairly noticeable, one might wonder why the woman wasn't more cautious about opening the door. (Yes... one ''might'' wonder... if one hadn't been so traumatized by the scene that they ducked under their bed and started to cry like this then-9-year-old editor did... Damn you, ''Simon & Simon''...)

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* An episode of the detective series ''SimonAndSimon'' ''Series/SimonAndSimon'' featured a scene where the GirlOfTheWeek opened a closet in a nice, clean, unassuming house to find herself staring at a decaying, socket-eyed female corpse. Since the stench of decomposition would probably have been fairly noticeable, one might wonder why the woman wasn't more cautious about opening the door. (Yes... one ''might'' wonder... if one hadn't been so traumatized by the scene that they ducked under their bed and started to cry like this then-9-year-old editor did... Damn you, ''Simon & Simon''...)
3rd May '16 4:13:11 AM eroock
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-->-- Rule #6 of the ''[[http://monsterlibrarian.com/horrorsurvive.htm Horror Survival Guide]]''

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-->-- Rule #6 of the Tip #6, ''[[http://monsterlibrarian.com/horrorsurvive.htm Horror Survival Guide]]''
3rd May '16 4:12:19 AM eroock
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->''"6. If you're running from something, you get to a car, and a corpse falls out of it, the car probably still works. Shove the body aside and start driving."''
--> -- ''[[http://monsterlibrarian.com/horrorsurvive.htm Horror Survival Guide]]''

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->''"6. If ->''"If you're running from something, you get to a car, and a corpse falls out of it, the car probably still works. Shove the body aside and start driving."''
--> -- -->-- Rule #6 of the ''[[http://monsterlibrarian.com/horrorsurvive.htm Horror Survival Guide]]''
29th Feb '16 5:37:08 AM Kitch
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* ''Not quite'' corpses, but in the early ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episode ''Pokemon Shipwreck'', when Misty's Goldeen finds Team Rocket drowning, it rescues them. The first thing that appears where Ash, Misty, and Brock are waiting is James, who is unconscious and blue. [[JumpScare It freaks them out.]]
29th Dec '15 11:03:13 AM HoursGoneBy
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* [[spoiler:Max Shreck]]'s final appearance ([[spoiler:as a black-charred skeleton after taking a direct tazer shot to the lips]]) in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' may partially qualify, as it is something of a "Gotcha!" moment. (Full credit denied since Batman *was* technically looking for [[spoiler:him/his remains]] during the preceding moments.)

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* [[spoiler:Max Shreck]]'s final appearance ([[spoiler:as a black-charred skeleton after taking a direct tazer shot to the lips]]) in ''Film/BatmanReturns'' may partially qualify, as it is something of a "Gotcha!" moment. (Full credit denied since Batman *was* ''was'' technically looking for [[spoiler:him/his remains]] during the preceding moments.)
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