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12th Feb '17 12:01:38 PM Ofidian
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* ''Film/{{Alien}}'' features Psycho Strings-themed music from composer Jerry Goldsmith in the third act, when Ripley, Parker and Lambert have decided to evacuate the ''Nostromo'' on the emergency shuttle. Parker and Lambert split from Ridley to obtain life support supplies for the shuttle, [[spoiler:the alien corners them. The Strings play most prominently when the alien turns slowly toward the petrified Lambert, its head and arm silhouetted against the emergency lighting. The track is called "Parker's Death".]]

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* ''Film/{{Alien}}'' features Psycho Strings-themed music from composer Jerry Goldsmith in the third act, when Ripley, Parker and Lambert have decided to evacuate the ''Nostromo'' on the emergency shuttle. Parker and Lambert split from Ridley to obtain life support supplies for the shuttle, and [[spoiler:the alien corners them. The Strings play most prominently when the alien turns slowly toward the petrified Lambert, its head and arm silhouetted against the emergency lighting. The track is called "Parker's Death".]]
12th Feb '17 11:51:37 AM Ofidian
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* ''Film/{{Alien}}'' features Psycho Strings-themed music from composer Jerry Goldsmith in the third act, when Ripley, Parker and Lambert have decided to evacuate the ''Nostromo'' on the emergency shuttle. Parker and Lambert split from Ridley to obtain life support supplies for the shuttle, [[spoiler:the alien corners them. The Strings play most prominently when the alien turns slowly toward the petrified Lambert, its head and arm silhouetted against the emergency lighting. The track is called "Parker's Death".]]
11th Feb '17 11:27:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Assasssin's Creed: Brotherhood'' score takes this trope [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnBUK9fO3vc to extremes]].
** ''Assassin's Creed: Revelations'' also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frgZ6lH7bLI has its own variation of this trope]].

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* ''Assasssin's Creed: Brotherhood'' ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'':
** ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''
score takes this trope [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnBUK9fO3vc to extremes]].
** ''Assassin's Creed: Revelations'' ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'' also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frgZ6lH7bLI has its own variation of this trope]].



* In ''GrandiaII'', the establishing music for Selene is a flute melody which degenerates into dissonant violins. It can be heard during the second part of "The Broken Seal" theme (OST).

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* In ''GrandiaII'', ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'', the establishing music for Selene is a flute melody which degenerates into dissonant violins. It can be heard during the second part of "The Broken Seal" theme (OST).



* The music played in X-8 in ''{{Eversion}}'' is basically just this, with the occasional drum sound in the background.

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* The music played in X-8 in ''{{Eversion}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Eversion}}'' is basically just this, with the occasional drum sound in the background.
11th Feb '17 11:26:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WarhammerOnline'''s music for Chaos-controlled areas uses these [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhl5UeTsvF4 to full effect]]. To help things sound even ''more'' discordant and unnatural, the musicians played their instruments upside-down.

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* ''WarhammerOnline'''s ''VideoGame/WarhammerOnline'''s music for Chaos-controlled areas uses these [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhl5UeTsvF4 to full effect]]. To help things sound even ''more'' discordant and unnatural, the musicians played their instruments upside-down.



* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} II'''s title music.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} II'''s ''VideoGame/DoomII'''s title music.
10th Jan '17 6:31:02 AM PhysicalStamina
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has these in its score sometimes.
5th Jan '17 6:50:56 AM akaun6899
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* Done in ''Film/BigFatLiar'' when Marty Wolf realizes that his skin and hair have been dyed blue and orange, respectively.
27th Dec '16 3:49:47 AM Rorosilky5
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=SLA9MIxX-Dw#t=596s Played nearly shot-by-shot]] in episode 47 of ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' complete with the strings.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=SLA9MIxX-Dw#t=596s Played nearly shot-by-shot]] Done with Escargoon and Dedede]] in episode 47 of ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars'' complete with the strings.''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'', in a PsychoShowerMurderParody scene.
27th Dec '16 3:47:27 AM Rorosilky5
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* Hilariously done in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in the episode [[/Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E10TheSpringfieldFiles "The Springfield Files"]], when Homer hears the strings from Psycho while lost in the woods...[[spoiler: but it turns out to be an orchestra driving by on a bus]].

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* Hilariously done in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in the episode [[/Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E10TheSpringfieldFiles [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E10TheSpringfieldFiles "The Springfield Files"]], when Homer hears the strings from Psycho while lost in the woods...[[spoiler: but woods... [[spoiler:but it turns out to be an orchestra driving by on a bus]].bus.]]
15th Dec '16 9:23:22 PM Doug86
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in an episode of ''ParkerLewisCantLose'': A man in a trenchcoat looks at a journal saying "The Chameleon escapes!", then orders a string quartet (which wasn't there before) to play a chilly music.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in an episode of ''ParkerLewisCantLose'': ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose'': A man in a trenchcoat looks at a journal saying "The Chameleon escapes!", then orders a string quartet (which wasn't there before) to play a chilly music.
12th Dec '16 8:40:15 AM Ulrik54
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* Dark ominous strings in ''VideoGame/SlenderTheArrival'' ([[HellIsThatNoise coupled with unhuman growling]]) is a sign that [[BrainwashedAndCrazy The Chaser]] is lurking and will hunt you down. Once the fast, 'psycho' strings kick in, ''she has found you''. [[FromBadToWorse And now you have to deal with her as well as]] [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the tall man himself]].
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