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27th Jun '16 4:21:32 AM TheDreamer
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* In ''Film/DarkShadows'', Barnabas Collins uses this style of getting up in one scene.
4th May '16 12:37:31 AM PaulA
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* Played straight in Jean Cocteau's ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast La Belle et la Bête]]'' when the Beast is transformed into a handsome Prince. Done by having the actor fall backwards and reversing the film, of course.

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* Played straight in Jean Cocteau's ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast1946 La Belle et la Bête]]'' when the Beast is transformed into a handsome Prince. Done by having the actor fall backwards and reversing the film, of course.
10th Mar '16 11:10:24 AM FordPrefect
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* The Undertaker's Brother Wrestling/{{Kane}} also performs a similar bolt-upright sit up but his is more of an zombie-like sit up.

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* The Undertaker's Brother Wrestling/{{Kane}} also performs a similar bolt-upright sit up up, but his is more of an a zombie-like sit up.
19th Jan '16 11:22:12 AM ultimomant
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* The Undertaker's Brother Kane, also performs a similar bolt-upright sit up but his is more of an zombie-like sit up.

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* The Undertaker's Brother Kane, Wrestling/{{Kane}} also performs a similar bolt-upright sit up but his is more of an zombie-like sit up.
17th Sep '15 8:33:22 PM eroock
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* The UrExample and TropeMaker is almost certainly ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}: Eine Symphonie des Grauens'' (1922).



* The UrExample and TropeMaker is almost certainly ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}: Eine Symphonie des Grauens'' (1922).
4th Sep '15 8:07:50 AM MechWarrior
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[[caption-width-right:280:Dracula knows how to [[AlteredBeast "Rise from your grave!"]] in ''style.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:280:Dracula knows how to [[AlteredBeast [[VideoGame/AlteredBeast "Rise from your grave!"]] in ''style.'']]
2nd May '15 10:00:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/FrightNight''. The vampire Jerry Dandridge rises up out of his coffin this way after a stake is pounded into his chest. Watch it in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE7KosYg5Xs this trailer, starting at 1:40]].

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* ''Film/FrightNight''.''Film/FrightNight1985''. The vampire Jerry Dandridge rises up out of his coffin this way after a stake is pounded into his chest. Watch it in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE7KosYg5Xs this trailer, starting at 1:40]].
30th Apr '15 3:45:17 PM NinjaLore
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* WhatWeDoInTheShadows starts with a Pivotal Wakeup. Since the movie is a parody and the vampire in question is AffablyEvil, the levatation is sheepish and silly.

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* WhatWeDoInTheShadows ''Film/WhatWeDoInTheShadows'' starts with a Pivotal Wakeup. Since the movie is a parody and the vampire in question is AffablyEvil, the levatation levitation is sheepish and silly.silly.
* ''Film/LesDiaboliques'' evokes this shot [[NightmareFuel very effectively]] at its climax.
30th Apr '15 3:36:23 PM NinjaLore
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* WhatWeDoInTheShadows starts with a Pivotal Wakeup. Since the movie is a parody and the vampire in question is AffablyEvil, the levatation is sheepish and silly.
17th Sep '14 11:15:37 AM hbi2k
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* Rare heroic, non-vampiric example: when a party member is revived with a Zing or Kazing spell in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', they levitate to a standing position in this manner, head and limbs hanging limp until they are almost completely upright, before opening their eyes and assuming their normal battle posture.
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