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7th Jan '17 9:41:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''EternalDarkness'' had a painting that would change from lush fields to a hellish landscape depending on the character's sanity. Never sure whether it was due to the characters going insane or the ancients casting magick to make them insane.
* In ''{{Pokemon}} Diamond'' and ''Pearl'', the apparently haunted Old Chateau has a room with some kind of painting in it. You can't really tell ''what'' the painting is of, but there are glowing red eyes on it that disappear when you get too close, then come back when you turn your back.

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* ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' had a painting that would change from lush fields to a hellish landscape depending on the character's sanity. Never sure whether it was due to the characters going insane or the ancients casting magick to make them insane.
* In ''{{Pokemon}} Diamond'' and ''Pearl'', ''VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'', the apparently haunted Old Chateau has a room with some kind of painting in it. You can't really tell ''what'' the painting is of, but there are glowing red eyes on it that disappear when you get too close, then come back when you turn your back.
19th Nov '16 4:48:25 PM Jallen
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* 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).
* Similarly Ride/AltonTowers' ride ''Duel'' is set in a haunted mansion featured several paintings that change as you watch past them, most notably on the way out.
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* 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).
* Similarly Ride/AltonTowers' ride ''Duel'' is set in a haunted mansion featured several paintings that change as you watch past them, most notably on the way out.
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19th Nov '16 4:47:47 PM Jallen
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* Similarly Ride/AltonTowers' ride ''Duel'' is set in a haunted mansion featured several paintings that change as you watch past them, most notably on the way out.
13th Nov '16 3:57:29 AM Outis
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*In ''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'' the narrator of one episode finds a strange and valuable-looking book in a charity shop. The book has a number of woodcut illustrations, including a strangely compelling one of a starry, otherwise empty sky. Before he knows it, he's spent nearly an hour just staring at it. It turns out the book [[spoiler:is from a particularly nasty MagicalLibrary]].
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20th Jul '16 7:55:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''All Hallows' Eve'' by CharlesWilliams, a young artist paints a picture of a cult leader preaching to his congregation, and is disconcerted to find that it is the best thing he's ever done "and" reveals the spiritual emptiness of the cult leader and his followers. The leader himself is very pleased with it.

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* In ''All Hallows' Eve'' by CharlesWilliams, Creator/CharlesWilliams, a young artist paints a picture of a cult leader preaching to his congregation, and is disconcerted to find that it is the best thing he's ever done "and" reveals the spiritual emptiness of the cult leader and his followers. The leader himself is very pleased with it.
7th Jun '16 9:21:00 PM PaulA
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* Creator/MRJames' "The Mezzotint", is about a mezzotint engraving which depicts a supernatural creature gradually making off with the family residing at an English manor.
5th May '16 2:37:57 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Beatrice's portrait in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. Spooky for various reasons - most notably frequent deaths in front of it. Portraits. Most of the witches have a portrait that shows up at some point. How exactly the portraits are connected to the witches themselves hasn't been explained yet.

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* Beatrice's portrait in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. Spooky for various reasons - most notably frequent deaths in front of it. Portraits. Most of the witches have a portrait that shows up at some point. How exactly the portraits are connected to the witches themselves hasn't been explained yet.
26th Apr '16 5:00:08 AM Andyroid
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** In the Halloween cartoon "Jibblies 2", Homestar actually managed to walk ''into'' the painting, where it turned out that the goblin just wanted someone to come in so he could entertain them. For eternity.

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** In the Halloween cartoon "Jibblies 2", the Horrible Painting escapes from Strong Mad's closet and runs around giving everyone "the jibblies" (except [[CloudCuckoolander Homsar]]). Then Homestar actually managed decided to walk accept the goblin's offer to "come on in here" and walked ''into'' the painting, where it turned out that the goblin just wanted someone to come in so he could entertain them. For eternity.
21st Apr '16 5:21:34 AM Vir
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* 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.]]]]

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* Subverted in an [[UrbanLegend urban legend]] 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.]]]]
3rd Apr '16 4:13:50 AM Andyroid
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** Strong Mad keeps in his closet a painting of a creepy goblin with a torch (officially known as the Horrible Painting) that can apparently move and talk to a degree, which usually does nothing except creep people out (or, in Homestar-ese, give them the "jibblies"). ''Come on in heeere...''
** Homestar actually managed to walk ''into'' the painting, where it turned out that the goblin just wanted someone to come in so he could entertain them. For eternity.
--->'''Homestar:''' [[AreWeThereYet Has it been an eternity yet?]]

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** According to the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "bottom 10", Strong Mad keeps in his closet a painting of a creepy goblin with a torch (officially named the Rocoulm, but usually just known as the Horrible Painting) that can apparently move and talk to a degree, which usually does nothing except creep people out (or, in Homestar-ese, give them the "jibblies"). ''Come on in heeere...''
** In the Halloween cartoon "Jibblies 2", Homestar actually managed to walk ''into'' the painting, where it turned out that the goblin just wanted someone to come in so he could entertain them. For eternity.
--->'''Homestar:''' [[AreWeThereYet Has So, is it been an eternity yet?]]
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