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18th May '16 12:45:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* A scare chord begins to play whenever you trick-or-treat at a house in ''CostumeQuest''. It ends either happily or frighteningly, depending on whether an adult or a monster opens the door.

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* A scare chord begins to play whenever you trick-or-treat at a house in ''CostumeQuest''.''VideoGame/CostumeQuest''. It ends either happily or frighteningly, depending on whether an adult or a monster opens the door.



* Get a game over in ''DragonsLair'' and your reward for failing will be an image of Dirk decaying into a skeleton accompanied by a very effective organ chord.

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* Get a game over in ''DragonsLair'' ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' and your reward for failing will be an image of Dirk decaying into a skeleton accompanied by a very effective organ chord.



* ''GhostRecon: Advanced Warfighter'' has a ringing scare chord signalling enemy ambushes.

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* ''GhostRecon: ''VideoGame/GhostRecon: Advanced Warfighter'' has a ringing scare chord signalling enemy ambushes.
5th May '16 2:47:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Not to mention the original ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' sound novels, where these techniques are used QUITE liberally. The first one happens when [[spoiler:the victims of the first twilight are found in the garden shed, their face smashed]]. Thou shalt shit your pants.

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** Not to mention the original ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' sound novels, where these techniques are used QUITE liberally. The first one happens when [[spoiler:the victims of the first twilight are found in the garden shed, their face smashed]]. Thou shalt shit your pants.



* The original sound novels of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' use these occasionally, and get some bonus points for actually making [[HellIsThatNoise the damn things]] ''scary'' rather than just startling.

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* The original sound novels of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' use these occasionally, and get some bonus points for actually making [[HellIsThatNoise the damn things]] ''scary'' rather than just startling.
5th May '16 2:12:48 PM aye_amber
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* TheDoors' 18 minute odyssey ''Celebration of the Lizard'' has Jim yell "WAKE UP!!!" after a few silent seconds somewhere in the [[spoiler:second or third]] minute.

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* TheDoors' Music/TheDoors' 18 minute odyssey ''Celebration of the Lizard'' has Jim yell "WAKE UP!!!" after a few silent seconds somewhere in the [[spoiler:second or third]] minute.
23rd Apr '16 9:42:09 PM Sudsy16
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* Used liberally in ''VideoGame/{{Wick}}''.
19th Apr '16 6:14:48 AM aye_amber
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* There's a pretty dissonant scare chord at the beginning of DepecheMode's "Love In Itself."

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* There's a pretty dissonant scare chord at the beginning of DepecheMode's Music/DepecheMode's "Love In Itself."
16th Apr '16 7:13:52 PM Adept
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* Parodied in ''TheEmperorsNewSchool'', where whenever the words "Condor Patch" are uttered, ominous music will play. Cue Kuzco saying it over and over.
* Several {{Garfield}} [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldSpecials specials]] from the 1980's were known for having the loud noise of a trumpet blare to startle the viewer. This happens in ''Garfield's Halloween Adventure'' when Garfield and Odie first encounter the creepy old man and later when the pirate ghosts first notice them, in ''A Garfield Christmas'' when Garfield climbs up the Christmas tree and then realizes just how high up he is, and ''Garfield's Babes and Bullets'' when it shows a giant thug spying on Garfield/Sam Spayde.

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* Parodied in ''TheEmperorsNewSchool'', ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'', where whenever the words "Condor Patch" are uttered, ominous music will play. Cue Kuzco saying it over and over.
* Several {{Garfield}} [[WesternAnimation/GarfieldSpecials specials]] {WesternAnimation/GarfieldSpecials from the 1980's were known for having the loud noise of a trumpet blare to startle the viewer. This happens in ''Garfield's Halloween Adventure'' when Garfield and Odie first encounter the creepy old man and later when the pirate ghosts first notice them, in ''A Garfield Christmas'' when Garfield climbs up the Christmas tree and then realizes just how high up he is, and ''Garfield's Babes and Bullets'' when it shows a giant thug spying on Garfield/Sam Spayde.
4th Apr '16 6:03:48 AM Neleton
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* Nothing can prepare you for the sudden guitar note that occurs at 1:44 in Thom Yorke's cover of Miracle Legion's "All For The Best"
2nd Apr '16 5:18:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* From ''TheSimpsons'':

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* From ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



* The ending theme to ''ActionLeagueNow'' ends with this.

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* The ending theme to ''ActionLeagueNow'' ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'' ends with this.
21st Mar '16 4:15:38 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in the slasher movie-themed episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld''. Everytime one of the characters makes a dramatic and scary statement Eric goes "Duh! Duh! Duh!" in imitation of a scare chord. The other characters get annoyed after he does this several times and they get him to stop.

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* Parodied in the slasher movie-themed episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld''.''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. Everytime one of the characters makes a dramatic and scary statement Eric goes "Duh! Duh! Duh!" in imitation of a scare chord. The other characters get annoyed after he does this several times and they get him to stop.



* Parodied in one episode of ''PeeWeesPlayhouse''. Several of Pee-wee's kept turning up missing, and every time, Pee-wee would exclaim "It's a mystery!" It would then cut to a creepy looking organist playing a scary chord. At one point, the organist missed a cue and Pee-wee had to repeat the line. Finally, at the end of the episode, Pee-wee turned to the organist and asked, "By the way, who are you?"

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* Parodied in one episode of ''PeeWeesPlayhouse''.''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''. Several of Pee-wee's kept turning up missing, and every time, Pee-wee would exclaim "It's a mystery!" It would then cut to a creepy looking organist playing a scary chord. At one point, the organist missed a cue and Pee-wee had to repeat the line. Finally, at the end of the episode, Pee-wee turned to the organist and asked, "By the way, who are you?"
21st Mar '16 9:57:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* DavidLynch ''loves'' these. See for example the first appearance of BOB in TwinPeaks, the hobo/monster behind the Winkie's dumpster in ''MulhollandDrive'', or their extremely frequent use in ''InlandEmpire''.

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* DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch ''loves'' these. See for example the first appearance of BOB in TwinPeaks, Series/TwinPeaks, the hobo/monster behind the Winkie's dumpster in ''MulhollandDrive'', ''Film/MulhollandDrive'', or their extremely frequent use in ''InlandEmpire''.''Film/InlandEmpire''.



* Julee Cruise's "Into The Night" is a languidly paced haunting ballad (as used to eerie effect in TwinPeaks) - then about 3 and a half minutes in, there's a slowly rising backwards cymbal, followed by 5 rapidly played ominous notes that are much louder and more high pitched than the rest of the song. Not quite a LastNoteNightmare though, as the song then goes on for another minute or so as though nothing ever happened.

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* Julee Cruise's "Into The Night" is a languidly paced haunting ballad (as used to eerie effect in TwinPeaks) Series/TwinPeaks) - then about 3 and a half minutes in, there's a slowly rising backwards cymbal, followed by 5 rapidly played ominous notes that are much louder and more high pitched than the rest of the song. Not quite a LastNoteNightmare though, as the song then goes on for another minute or so as though nothing ever happened.
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