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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?]]
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.]]
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