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24th Dec '15 5:51:15 AM Seanette
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* There's the painting in ''Rose Madder'' by Stephen King. The content of the picture changing is not its most unusual feature... %% * The paintings in ''Literature/FourteenOhEight''.
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* There's the painting in ''Rose Madder'' ''Literature/RoseMadder'' by Stephen King. The content of the picture changing [[CreepyChangingPainting changing]] is not its most unusual feature... %% * The paintings in ''Literature/FourteenOhEight''.feature...
24th Dec '15 4:40:25 AM Adept
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* In Creator/RoaldDahl's ''TheWitches'', a witch traps a little girl inside a painting. She ages normally, and eventually disappears altogether.
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* In Creator/RoaldDahl's ''TheWitches'', ''Literature/TheWitches'', a witch traps a little girl inside a painting. She ages normally, and eventually disappears altogether.

* ''TheWitchsHouse'' features a Mona Lisa-esque painting that will, at one point, come alive and try to turn you into a painting.
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* ''TheWitchsHouse'' ''VideoGame/TheWitchsHouse'' features a Mona Lisa-esque painting that will, at one point, come alive and try to turn you into a painting.

* ''DarkSoulsII'': EverythingTryingToKillYou: TheGame now adds a painting to its arsenal. [[spoiler: Specifically a painting of [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] [[PiecesOfGod Nashandra]]. Seems she's [[HumanoidAbomination so cosmically wrong]] that even ''a simple painting of her'' is dangerous. Eat your hearts out, [[Series/DoctorWho Weeping Angels]]...]]
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* ''DarkSoulsII'': ''VideoGame/DarkSoulsII'': EverythingTryingToKillYou: TheGame now adds a painting to its arsenal. [[spoiler: Specifically a painting of [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen]] [[PiecesOfGod Nashandra]]. Seems she's [[HumanoidAbomination so cosmically wrong]] that even ''a simple painting of her'' is dangerous. Eat your hearts out, [[Series/DoctorWho Weeping Angels]]...]]
8th Oct '15 6:27:58 PM nombretomado
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* A 1940s [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Justice Society]] story featured the menace of ''The Paintings That Walked the Earth''.
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* A 1940s [[JusticeSocietyOfAmerica [[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica Justice Society]] story featured the menace of ''The Paintings That Walked the Earth''.
21st Sep '15 8:16:50 AM DracoKanji
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* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has one in Anor Londo. It sits inside a massive cathedral, where the only thing present are the painting and its guardians. It shows a haunting-looking hillside ruin blanketed in snow. [[spoiler: Coming here with the Peculiar Doll found when you return to your jail cell in the Undead Asylum pulls you into the painting, letting you explore the world inside. It's the sole location of one of the game's most disturbing enemies, the Legion. [[AvertedTrope Averted]] when you find out the thing that it's meant to seal is not evil, and in fact just wants to be left there with her people.]]
30th Aug '15 7:08:21 PM nombretomado
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* The portrait of the Master and his dog in ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate''. [[MST3K "It's a Frank Frazetta of Music/FrankZappa!"]]
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* The portrait of the Master and his dog in ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate''. [[MST3K [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 "It's a Frank Frazetta of Music/FrankZappa!"]]
30th Aug '15 4:46:32 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Contract'' features an asylum with portraits of a toddler wearing a three-piece suit. Note that [[FridgeBrilliance the suit is identical to Agent 47's]], echoing the EvilPlan of the head doctor to breed superhumans.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Contract'' ''VideoGame/HitmanContracts'' features an asylum with portraits of a toddler wearing a three-piece suit. Note that [[FridgeBrilliance the suit is identical to Agent 47's]], echoing the EvilPlan of the head doctor to breed superhumans.
27th Aug '15 12:52:53 AM narm00
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* ''Warhammer40000'' has one in Fulgrim's painting. Not only is it made from bodily fluids by a mad artist, it [[spoiler:contains either a daemon or Fulgrim's soul.]]
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* ''Warhammer40000'' ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has one in Fulgrim's painting. Not only is it made from bodily fluids by a mad artist, it [[spoiler:contains either a daemon or Fulgrim's soul.]]
14th Aug '15 10:23:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''CandymanDayOfTheDead''. The said Candyman's good side is held within a set of paintings, notably his own, and as everybody knows evil can't exist without good, so the girl had to destroy the paintings to kill(?) him.
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* ''CandymanDayOfTheDead''.''Film/CandymanDayOfTheDead''. The said Candyman's good side is held within a set of paintings, notably his own, and as everybody knows evil can't exist without good, so the girl had to destroy the paintings to kill(?) him.
11th Jul '15 6:17:15 AM Arivne
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[[folder:Fan Works]] * The Homestuck fan adventure ''Webcomic/AlabasterTheDoomedSession'' contains a lot of them, [[http://mspfanventures.com/?s=236&p=849 but their great moment is the Twin Peaks]].
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[[folder:Fan Works]] [[folder:Disney Theme Parks]] * The Homestuck fan adventure ''Webcomic/AlabasterTheDoomedSession'' contains Used in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's]] [[Ride/TheHauntedMansion Haunted Mansion]] attractions around the world. Several paintings depict seemingly innocent scenes - a lot of them, [[http://mspfanventures.com/?s=236&p=849 woman reclining on a couch, a ship at sea, a knight on a horse, to name a few - that change to horrific versions when lightning flashes outside nearby windows - the woman becomes a snarling tiger, the ship rides through a storm with tattered sails, and the knight and horse become skeletons. There are also a few that were originally installed at Walt Disney World that had eyes that would follow the riders, but the moving-eye effect (as well as most of the portraits) seems to have been removed during a 2007 overhaul of the ride, leaving the paintings static (although still suitably creepy in their great moment is the Twin Peaks]].design).

[[folder:Fairy Tales]] * Inversion: There's an Eastern tale about boy who (unknowingly) spends the night in a cursed deserted monastery in which every night a Giant Demon Rat appeared and killed whoever slept inside; Since he loved to paint cats, he had spent all day painting them all over the walls of the monastery before going to sleep, that night, he wakes up hearing terrible screeching noises that are suddenly silenced, the next morning he finds the Giant Demon Rat dead in a pool of blood, the shock of the finding prevents him from realizing right away that the paws of the cats he painted the day before were also stained with blood... [[/folder]] [[folder:Fan Works]] * The Homestuck fan adventure ''Webcomic/AlabasterTheDoomedSession'' contains a lot of them, [[http://mspfanventures.com/?s=236&p=849 but their great moment is the Twin Peaks]].Peaks]]. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]] * Inversion: There's an Eastern tale about boy who (unknowingly) spends the night in a cursed deserted monastery in which every night a Giant Demon Rat appeared and killed whoever slept inside; Since he loved to paint cats, he had spent all day painting them all over the walls of the monastery before going to sleep, that night, he wakes up hearing terrible screeching noises that are suddenly silenced, the next morning he finds the Giant Demon Rat dead in a pool of blood, the shock of the finding prevents him from realizing right away that the paws of the cats he painted the day before were also stained with blood... * Used in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's]] [[Ride/TheHauntedMansion Haunted Mansion]] attractions around the world. Several paintings depict seemingly innocent scenes - a woman reclining on a couch, a ship at sea, a knight on a horse, to name a few - that change to horrific versions when lightning flashes outside nearby windows - the woman becomes a snarling tiger, the ship rides through a storm with tattered sails, and the knight and horse become skeletons. There are also a few that were originally installed at Walt Disney World that had eyes that would follow the riders, but the moving-eye effect (as well as most of the portraits) seems to have been removed during a 2007 overhaul of the ride, leaving the paintings static (although still suitably creepy in their design). * Subverted in an [[UrbanLegend urban legend]] where a woman is alone in a cabin that she thinks has paintings of creepy-looking people and can't sleep. When the sun comes up, she finds out that [[spoiler: there were no paintings. [[ParanoiaFuel Only windows.]]]] [[/folder]]

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[[folder:Videogames]][[folder:Urban Legends]] * Subverted in an [[UrbanLegend urban legend]] where a woman is alone in a cabin that she thinks has paintings of creepy-looking people and can't sleep. When the sun comes up, she finds out that [[spoiler: there were no paintings. [[ParanoiaFuel Only windows.]]]] [[/folder]] [[folder:Video Games]]
11th Jul '15 6:13:52 AM Arivne
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CreepyChangingPainting is a subtrope.
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CreepyChangingPainting is a subtrope. SubTrope.

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[[folder:Comicbooks]][[folder:Other Sites]] * ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1226 SCP-1226 ("Postmodernism")]]. SCP-1226 is a painting of a nuclear weapon detonating over a city. When a person looks at the entire painting they [[DevolutionDevice change into an unknown form of caveman]] and act in a brutal manner. [[/folder]]
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