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10th Nov '16 4:03:47 PM Puterboy1
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** The nightmare-inducing donkey transformation scene in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''.

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** The final phase nightmare-inducing donkey transformation scene in ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}''.



* ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'' has a scene where Professor Screweyes turns Louie and Cecelia into apes, with their transforming shadows projected onto Rex's stomach.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'' has a scene where Professor Screweyes turns Louie and Cecelia into apes, with their transforming shadows projected onto Rex's stomach. Play the scene of Rex transforming them back to human in reverse and it looks similar.
30th Oct '16 5:20:44 PM nombretomado
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* The Habeas Jennifer's Corpus page of ''HijinksEnsue'' uses one.

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* The Habeas Jennifer's Corpus page of ''HijinksEnsue'' ''Webcomic/HijinksEnsue'' uses one.
26th Oct '16 4:29:29 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''{{Film/Beowulf 2007}}''. We see Wealthow's reaction as Grendel's shadow appears to be tearing a man in half. Then we see the real thing, and yes, he's definitely tearing a man in half.

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* Subverted in ''{{Film/Beowulf ''{{WesternAnimation/Beowulf 2007}}''. We see Wealthow's reaction as Grendel's shadow appears to be tearing a man in half. Then we see the real thing, and yes, he's definitely tearing a man in half.
29th Sep '16 7:46:55 PM AtticusOmundson
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* The [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Vashta]] [[LivingShadow Narada]] in ''Series/DoctorWho'' are a ''living'' version of this trope. They are an enormous swarm of microscopic aliens that when joined together take on the appearance of a shadow without a source. They mimic the shape of the their victim's shadow, and by the time their prey realizes something's going on, [[DevouredByTheHorde it's already too late.]]
15th Sep '16 8:28:54 AM tipoima
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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Steven Universe}}'': In "Steven the Sword Fighter", when Holo-Pearl impales Pearl, part of the scene is shown as shadow
5th Sep '16 10:40:26 AM erforce
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* The murder scene from the 1945 horror film Film/TheBodySnatcher.
* Subverted in ''{{Film/Beowulf}}''. We see Wealthow's reaction as Grendel's shadow appears to be tearing a man in half. Then we see the real thing, and yes, he's definitely tearing a man in half.

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* The murder scene from the 1945 horror film Film/TheBodySnatcher.
''Film/TheBodySnatcher''.
* Subverted in ''{{Film/Beowulf}}''.''{{Film/Beowulf 2007}}''. We see Wealthow's reaction as Grendel's shadow appears to be tearing a man in half. Then we see the real thing, and yes, he's definitely tearing a man in half.
17th Jul '16 10:01:08 PM PaulA
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* The transformation of Kalibos from man to monster in ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' is done with only his shadow. This was in the days before morphing, so the only way to show it inexpensively was to do an animated shadow.

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* The transformation of Kalibos from man to monster in ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'' is done with only his shadow. This was in the days before morphing, so the only way to show it inexpensively was to do an animated shadow.
26th Jun '16 7:46:32 PM nombretomado
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* In the finale of ''TheDresdenFiles'': ''ComicBook/WelcomeToTheJungle'', we get to see the shadow of Moe the gorilla [[spoiler: as he dismembers the hag who had been hurting Will]]. And what the shadow shows is still a little graphic.

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* In the finale of ''TheDresdenFiles'': ''ComicBook/TheDresdenFiles'': ''ComicBook/WelcomeToTheJungle'', we get to see the shadow of Moe the gorilla [[spoiler: as he dismembers the hag who had been hurting Will]]. And what the shadow shows is still a little graphic.
25th Jun '16 2:29:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6vdg2ytDy0 7th life]] of ''{{Garfield}}: His 9 Lives'' has this during the final shots of a PainfulTransformation (though doesn't reduce the horror considering ''[[TransformationTrauma what is shown]]'' and the overall tension of the segment).

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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6vdg2ytDy0 7th life]] of ''{{Garfield}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Garfield}}: His 9 Lives'' has this during the final shots of a PainfulTransformation (though doesn't reduce the horror considering ''[[TransformationTrauma what is shown]]'' and the overall tension of the segment).



* Done in ''HotWheelsBattleForce5'' when [[spoiler:Krytus impales Zemerik.]]

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* Done in ''HotWheelsBattleForce5'' ''WesternAnimation/HotWheelsBattleForce5'' when [[spoiler:Krytus impales Zemerik.]]



* The [[AnimatedAdaptation HBO Series]] of {{Spawn}} uses this trope frequently. One prime example comes from the very first episode, just a couple of minutes in. Spawn bends a mob enforcer's arm back at an impossible angle and makes him [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoot himself with his own gun]]. But, perhaps the best example comes from episode 11 (Season 2, Episode 5); after [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown protecting]] [[BerserkButton Wanda]] from one of [[spoiler: Jason Wynn's]] assassins, Spawn finishes the guy off by lifting him into the air with his chains and ''snapping him in half''! While both of these deaths are shown only in shadow, Wanda witnesses the latter firsthand, and is justifiably [[StunnedSilence horrified at the sight]].
* In ''SWATKats'', there's a scene in the episode "The Giant Bacteria" wherein the title critter gobbles up a farmer and a cow. Both times, it's only shown in shadow (and when the farmer gets nommed, there's the added bonus of the creature's body obscuring the shadow).

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* The [[AnimatedAdaptation HBO Series]] of {{Spawn}} WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}} uses this trope frequently. One prime example comes from the very first episode, just a couple of minutes in. Spawn bends a mob enforcer's arm back at an impossible angle and makes him [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoot himself with his own gun]]. But, perhaps the best example comes from episode 11 (Season 2, Episode 5); after [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown protecting]] [[BerserkButton Wanda]] from one of [[spoiler: Jason Wynn's]] assassins, Spawn finishes the guy off by lifting him into the air with his chains and ''snapping him in half''! While both of these deaths are shown only in shadow, Wanda witnesses the latter firsthand, and is justifiably [[StunnedSilence horrified at the sight]].
* In ''SWATKats'', ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', there's a scene in the episode "The Giant Bacteria" wherein the title critter gobbles up a farmer and a cow. Both times, it's only shown in shadow (and when the farmer gets nommed, there's the added bonus of the creature's body obscuring the shadow).
11th Mar '16 8:06:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* Used in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' during the flashback showing Malik receiving his tattoos. (That sounds less dark than it should--said "tattoos" are actually scars carved in with a white-hot knife and he was ''ten years old at the time.'') The [[{{Macekre}} dub version]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} cut the scene entirely.]]

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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'':
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Used in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' during the flashback showing Malik receiving his tattoos. (That sounds less dark than it should--said "tattoos" are actually scars carved in with a white-hot knife and he was ''ten years old at the time.'') The [[{{Macekre}} dub version]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} cut the scene entirely.]]


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* At the end of ''Theatre/TheChildrensHour'' [[spoiler:Martha's]] suicide is depicted this way. [[spoiler:Karen]] tries to break open her bedroom door but when she does the camera lingers on her crying, only to pan away to a chair knocked over while a silhouette of [[spoiler:Martha's heels sways in the background]].
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