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11th Dec '17 1:06:46 AM calufrax
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* Parodied in ''Series/The IT Crowd'' when you hear 'Dun dun DUN!' only to find that [[spoiler: it's Moss' ring tone]].

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* Parodied in ''Series/The IT Crowd'' ''Series/TheITCrowd'' when you hear 'Dun dun DUN!' only to find that [[spoiler: it's Moss' ring tone]].
10th Dec '17 12:13:40 AM calufrax
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* Parodied in ''Series/The IT Crowd'' when you hear 'Dun dun DUN!' only to find that [[spoiler: it's Moss' ring tone]].
9th Dec '17 9:53:05 AM petrandreev13
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* In ''Film/TheExorcistIII'' there is a long shot down a hall in an asylum. Nothing special is going on, the night guard is getting off his shift and a nurse is delivering medicine. As the nurse turns down a hall, the camera suddenly jumps to her end of the hall, and that is when somebody wrapped in white linen and wielding a large knife and a "scare chord symphony" comes from the other side of the hall with the blade raised high. After a millisecond of that, the scene finishs on a shot of a clean white headless Jesus statue.

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* In ''Film/TheExorcistIII'' there is a long shot down a hall in an asylum. Nothing special is going on, the night guard is getting off his shift and a nurse is delivering medicine. As the nurse turns down a hall, begins to walk away, the camera suddenly jumps to her end of the hall, and that is when somebody wrapped in white linen and wielding a [[ShearMenace large knife scissors]] and a "scare chord symphony" comes from the other side of the hall with the blade blades raised high. After a millisecond of that, the scene finishs finishes on a shot of a clean white headless Jesus statue.
8th Dec '17 4:32:25 PM Vir
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** ''Ren and Stimpy'' owed most of its horrific atmosphere to this trope. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK2mE3Tf9Z8 This saw theme]] is a good example. Practically every episode has some of this, particularly whenever Ren went AxCrazy, which was often.
** Another scare chord plays after [[Recap/RenandStimpy2x07SonofStimpy something comes out of Stimpy's BUTT]], [[DudeNotFunny makes a sound...]][[DeconstructiveParody and smells funny!]]

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** ''Ren and & Stimpy'' owed most of its horrific atmosphere to this trope. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK2mE3Tf9Z8 This saw theme]] is a good example. Practically every episode has some of this, particularly whenever Ren went AxCrazy, which was often.
** Another scare chord plays after [[Recap/RenandStimpy2x07SonofStimpy [[Recap/RenAndStimpy2x07SonOfStimpy something comes out of Stimpy's BUTT]], [[DudeNotFunny makes a sound...]][[DeconstructiveParody and smells funny!]]
8th Dec '17 4:31:22 PM Vir
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has a recurring one, as heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYJ0N1JiYEI&feature=related here.]]

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'' has a recurring one, as heard [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYJ0N1JiYEI&feature=related com/watch?v=WYJ0N1JiYEI here.]]



* Venetian Snares' "Szamár Madár" has quite the horrifying number of scare chords at the beginning of their piece. This troper guarantees you'll jump at least once if you listen to it in a dark room in complete silence. Can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivxt2Pt4AI8&feature=related HERE]]

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* Venetian Snares' "Szamár Madár" has quite the horrifying number of scare chords at the beginning of their piece. This troper guarantees you'll jump at least once if you listen to it in a dark room in complete silence. Can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivxt2Pt4AI8&feature=related com/watch?v=ivxt2Pt4AI8 HERE]]



* Videogame/Titanic`s hidden mystery'' can seem like this not by a note, but with the sudden sound of a camera shutter, which is accompanied by a [[jumpscare transition]] where a quick face flashes on the screen.

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* Videogame/Titanic`s ''VideoGame/{{Titanic}}'''s hidden mystery'' can seem like this not by a note, but with the sudden sound of a camera shutter, which is accompanied by a [[jumpscare transition]] where a quick face flashes on the screen.



** It's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RELSX1rpiaY&feature=related played for laughs]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.

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** It's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RELSX1rpiaY&feature=related com/watch?v=RELSX1rpiaY played for laughs]] in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.



** The SA-X from ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion''. Especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39gX7GpYf0Q&feature=related that first scene.]] Or anytime the SA-X shows up. Scare Footsteps, more like.

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** The SA-X from ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion''. Especially [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39gX7GpYf0Q&feature=related com/watch?v=39gX7GpYf0Q that first scene.]] Or anytime the SA-X shows up. Scare Footsteps, more like.
27th Nov '17 6:13:43 AM Cryoclaste
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** The music playing when [[{{Pikmin}} Olimar]] takes Luigi to his spaceship in Episode 5 is haunting, but not quite scary. It does, however, start setting the tone for what comes next. Once they enter the spaceship, the music gets creepier, and the [[PsychoStrings violin screeches]] when Olimar [[spoiler: kills and chops up the Pikmin, combined with their death screams,]] will make you shudder every single time, even when you know it's coming.

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** The music playing when [[{{Pikmin}} [[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} Olimar]] takes Luigi to his spaceship in Episode 5 is haunting, but not quite scary. It does, however, start setting the tone for what comes next. Once they enter the spaceship, the music gets creepier, and the [[PsychoStrings violin screeches]] when Olimar [[spoiler: kills and chops up the Pikmin, combined with their death screams,]] will make you shudder every single time, even when you know it's coming.
11th Nov '17 6:15:32 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey'' games will often precede the current RandomEncounters theme with a jarring riff if the encounter starts off with an enemy ambush.
11th Nov '17 12:35:48 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/EtrianOdyssey'' games will often precede the current RandomEncounters theme with a jarring riff if the encounter starts off with an enemy ambush.
28th Oct '17 7:00:18 PM jormis29
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* ''Klarion the Witch Boy'' briefly added one in his name ("Klarion... bum bum BUM... the Witch Boy!"), and [[InsistentTerminology insisted that others addressing him use it as well]]. Since they were basically ''saying'' "bum bum BUM" (presumably with tonal changes) it didn't really do much for him.

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* ''Klarion the Witch Boy'' ''ComicBook/KlarionTheWitchBoy'' briefly added one in his name ("Klarion... bum bum BUM... the Witch Boy!"), and [[InsistentTerminology insisted that others addressing him use it as well]]. Since they were basically ''saying'' "bum bum BUM" (presumably with tonal changes) it didn't really do much for him.
13th Oct '17 10:37:18 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The Emergency Alert System's initial sound[[note]]SAME (Specific Are Message Encoding) tones that are played three times.[[/note]] can invoke this. It doesn't help that sometimes it's proceeded by dead air. Then again, it is supposed to get your attention.

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* The Emergency Alert System's initial sound[[note]]SAME (Specific Are Area Message Encoding) tones that are played three times.[[/note]] can invoke this. It doesn't help that sometimes it's proceeded by dead air. Then again, it is supposed to get your attention.
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