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21st Apr '18 2:22:33 AM LlamaAdventure
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* Used throughout ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' to great effect. The composer favored repeated PsychoStrings to set the mood in some cutscenes.

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* Used throughout ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' to great effect. The composer favored repeated PsychoStrings to set the mood in some cutscenes.cutscenes and even in normal gameplay, to the point of making combat feel like you're on the monster's side of a fantasy slasher flick.
21st Mar '18 9:50:16 PM nombretomado
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* Used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHBHltNIDss Molecular Clock]] from ''RayStorm'', alongside {{theremin}}, doubling the creepy factor.

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* Used in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHBHltNIDss Molecular Clock]] from ''RayStorm'', ''VideoGame/RayStorm'', alongside {{theremin}}, doubling the creepy factor.
14th Mar '18 5:00:41 PM jjnonken
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* VideoGame/{{PAYDAY2}} has numerous melee weapons that can be selected. Unlike most weapons, you press Primary Fire to charge (hold to build to maximum damage) and release to strike. One of these weapons is a chef's knife dubbed [[http://payday.wikia.com/wiki/Psycho_Knife "Psycho Knife"]], and the game plays Psycho Strings as you charge it.
15th Jan '18 8:41:23 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'' and its expansion packs have strings build up as an Aspiring Champion, Chaos Lord, or Chaos Sorcerer [[PowerFloats floats up into the air]] as Chaos energies swirl around them before slamming back onto the ground as a Bloodthirster of Khone appears in realspace.
18th Dec '17 10:37:31 PM quietThunderstorm
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->''"Violins. Oh, no."''
-->-- '''Satsuki Miyanoshita''', ''Anime/GhostStories''
24th Sep '17 2:56:29 PM nombretomado
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* Used famously in ([[TropeNamer duh]]) ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. Alfred Hitchcock supposedly wanted the murder scene to be totally silent, but film composer BernardHerrmann had a better idea.

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* Used famously in ([[TropeNamer duh]]) ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. Alfred Hitchcock supposedly wanted the murder scene to be totally silent, but film composer BernardHerrmann Music/BernardHerrmann had a better idea.



* Used in ''[[Film/KillBill Kill Bill Vol. I]]''. Said piece, "[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Twisted Nerve]]", is also by BernardHerrmann.

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* Used in ''[[Film/KillBill Kill Bill Vol. I]]''. Said piece, "[[Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse Twisted Nerve]]", is also by BernardHerrmann.Music/BernardHerrmann.
22nd Sep '17 8:29:49 AM morenohijazo
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* According to Hideo Kojima himself, VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 was supposed to feature this at one point, with the source of the Psycho Strings actually [[NightmareRetardant just being a soldier playing the violin]]. The animation for this proved too troublesome for the time, so the idea was scrapped.

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* According to Hideo Kojima himself, VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' was supposed to feature this at one point, with the source of the Psycho Strings actually [[NightmareRetardant just being a soldier playing the violin]]. The animation for this proved too troublesome for the time, so the idea was scrapped.scrapped.
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'': The surface Corruption's theme uses these towards the end of the track, while the underground Corruption music has them at the beginning. The latter also has string sounds halfway through, but the tune is more melodic than psycho.
25th Jul '17 4:53:38 AM koopakoop
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* According to Hideo Kojima himself, VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 was supposed to feature this at one point, with the source of the Psycho Strings actually [[NightmareRetardant just being a soldier playing the violin]]. The animation for this proved too troublesome for the time, so the idea was scrapped.
12th Jul '17 5:53:08 AM Doug86
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* The ReducedShakespeareCompany uses PsychoStrings as the music cue for Hamlet stabbing Polonius.

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* The ReducedShakespeareCompany Creator/ReducedShakespeareCompany uses PsychoStrings as the music cue for Hamlet stabbing Polonius.
9th Apr '17 6:54:33 PM nombretomado
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* The entire shower scene is parodied in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', strings and all. It only serves to make Fuura Kafuka even creepier, too--while the stabber changes between every shot (Bruce Lee, Freddy Krueger, and the DrunkenMaster to name a few), it's ''Kafuka'' we see dashing around the corner out of the bathroom.

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* The entire shower scene is parodied in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'', strings and all. It only serves to make Fuura Kafuka even creepier, too--while the stabber changes between every shot (Bruce Lee, Freddy Krueger, and the DrunkenMaster to name a few), it's ''Kafuka'' we see dashing around the corner out of the bathroom.
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