History Main / SpookyPhotographs

20th May '16 6:30:43 AM erforce
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* There's a darkroom scene in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'' where Ray and Egon develop photos of the [[SpookyPainting haunted painting of Vigo]] that were taken with special, ghost-sensitive film. The photos they see are double-exposed with the image of the river of evil slime flowing under the city. As the two Ghostbusters examine this, the developed photos catch fire and the door locks, and they're only saved by Winston breaking the door down.

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* There's a darkroom scene in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'' ''Film/GhostbustersII'' where Ray and Egon develop photos of the [[SpookyPainting haunted painting of Vigo]] that were taken with special, ghost-sensitive film. The photos they see are double-exposed with the image of the river of evil slime flowing under the city. As the two Ghostbusters examine this, the developed photos catch fire and the door locks, and they're only saved by Winston breaking the door down.
18th Apr '16 4:53:19 PM Eievie
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Hey, my holiday snaps are back! Let's see... sand, beach, sunset, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment sand, palm trees, sand, more palm trees]], [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs sandy palm trees...]]

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Hey, my holiday snaps are back! Let's see... see… sand, beach, sunset, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment sand, palm trees, sand, more palm trees]], [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs sandy palm trees...]]
trees…]]



* 1. Spectral Snaps: Overlapping with SeeThruSpecs, Spectral Snaps reveal objects normally invisible to humans - ghosts and [=UFOs=] are common ones. Detail ranges from blurry blurred blur to crystal clear figure.
* 2. Foreboding Photos: The picture somehow reveals the future. Whether it blurs out the faces of those not long for this world, or depicts a brand new car as a smash-out wreck, the photographs contain depictions of future events - and they are ''never'' good.
* 3. Negative Negatives: One step beyond Foreboding, these photos actively curse the victim, causing unfortunate, often ironic, events to befall the subject.

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* 1. Spectral Snaps: # '''Spectral Snaps:''' Overlapping with SeeThruSpecs, Spectral Snaps reveal objects normally invisible to humans - ghosts humans--ghosts and [=UFOs=] are common ones. Detail ranges from blurry blurred blur to crystal clear figure.
* 2. Foreboding Photos: # '''Foreboding Photos:''' The picture somehow reveals the future. Whether it blurs out the faces of those not long for this world, or depicts a brand new car as a smash-out wreck, the photographs contain depictions of future events - and events--and they are ''never'' good.
* 3. Negative Negatives: # '''Negative Negatives:''' One step beyond Foreboding, these photos actively curse the victim, causing unfortunate, often ironic, events to befall the subject.
7th Apr '16 12:36:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* King's novella ''The Sun Dog'' features a very... ''special'' camera. Pictures taken with it don't show what it was pointed at, but have a large black dog in the background that gradually comes into focus, getting closer and closer, and looking more and more menacing. Despite this, a character [[WhatAnIdiot keeps taking pictures with the camera]] (it's established that doing so is not entirely voluntary). Three guesses what ends up happening.

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* King's novella ''The Sun Dog'' from the collection ''Literature/FourPastMidnight'' features a very... ''special'' camera. Pictures taken with it don't show what it was pointed at, but have a large black dog in the background that gradually comes into focus, getting closer and closer, and looking more and more menacing. Despite this, a character [[WhatAnIdiot keeps taking pictures with the camera]] (it's established that doing so is not entirely voluntary). Three guesses what ends up happening.
24th Mar '16 4:48:25 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' played with this one. [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] shows up in both a photograph and Nodoka's mind reading book, unintentionally looking really scary, even though she just wants to talk to someone. So the class exorcists show up and try to get rid of her. Sayo is saved when Asakura accidentally takes a picture of her in which she isn't scary looking.

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* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' played with this one. [[CuteGhostGirl Sayo]] shows up in both a photograph and Nodoka's mind reading book, unintentionally looking really scary, even though she just wants to talk to someone. So the class exorcists show up and try to get rid of her. Sayo is saved when Asakura accidentally takes a picture of her in which she isn't scary looking.scary-looking.



* In ''[[Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase MoonPhase]]'', this is the result of every photo Kouhei takes.

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* In ''[[Anime/TsukuyomiMoonPhase MoonPhase]]'', ''Manga/TsukuyomiMoonPhase'', this is the result of every photo Kouhei takes.




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* The 2008 Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida featured their own take on Bloody Mary, in this case a phobia therapist who attempted to cure her patients of their fears by exposing them to the extremes of their fears (usually accidentally driving them insane). The website featured a long backstory and buildup to the event, showing her various cases. Her first patient to ''die'' was a photographer who saw frightening images in his photographs; she locked him in a glass coffin with a limited oxygen supply and flashbulbs going off all around him, giving him the choice of leaving the coffin to face his fear or suffocating. He chose the latter. As each case was tied into a haunted maze, the photographer's case became Dead Exposure, which was supposed to be traveling through a zombie apocalypse through photographs. The house was completely black and key props, scenery, and costumes were painted with blacklight-sensitive paint and blacklight strobes flashed simultaneously with the sound effect of a camera snapping, giving the impression of being caught in a series of photographic negatives.

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* The 2008 Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida featured their own take on Bloody Mary, in this case a phobia therapist who attempted to cure her patients of their fears by exposing them to the extremes of their fears (usually accidentally driving them insane). The website featured a long backstory and buildup to the event, showing her various cases. Her first patient to ''die'' was a photographer who saw frightening images in his photographs; she locked him in a glass coffin with a limited oxygen supply and flashbulbs going off all around him, giving him the choice of leaving the coffin to face his fear or suffocating. He chose the latter. As each case was tied into a haunted maze, the photographer's case became Dead Exposure, which was supposed to be traveling through a zombie apocalypse through photographs. The house was completely black and key props, scenery, and costumes were painted with blacklight-sensitive paint and blacklight strobes flashed simultaneously with the sound effect of a camera snapping, giving the impression of being caught in a series of photographic negatives.
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* Parodied in [[http://buttersafe.com/2009/08/13/vacation-photos/ this]] ''{{Buttersafe}}'' strip.

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* There are a lot of these in TheSlenderManMythos. There's some perfectly normal picture... and then [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent somewhere in the background]], [[HumanoidAbomination this tall, thin, black figure is watching]]. The best ones are really easy to miss unless you're paying close attention.

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* Parodied in [[http://buttersafe.com/2009/08/13/vacation-photos/ this]] ''{{Buttersafe}}'' strip.

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* There are a lot of these in TheSlenderManMythos.Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos. There's some perfectly normal picture... and then [[MeaningfulBackgroundEvent somewhere in the background]], [[HumanoidAbomination this tall, thin, black figure is watching]]. The best ones are really easy to miss unless you're paying close attention.




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* Anyone who has seen video in ''TheRing'' and will die in seven days will have their faces blurred when their picture is taken.

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* Anyone who has seen video in ''TheRing'' ''Film/TheRing'' and will die in seven days will have their faces blurred when their picture is taken.



* In ''JuOn: The Grudge'', Izumi and her friends appear in photographs which have their eyes covered by mysterious black smears.

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* In ''JuOn: ''Film/JuOn: The Grudge'', Izumi and her friends appear in photographs which have their eyes covered by mysterious black smears.




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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-978's]] [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-978 photographs]] depict the subject's suppressed desires.

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* [[Wiki/SCPFoundation SCP-978's]] Wiki/SCPFoundation: SCP-978's [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-978 photographs]] depict the subject's suppressed desires.

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* Though not exactly featuring ghosts most photographs by DianeArbus are pretty scary.

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* Though not exactly featuring ghosts ghosts, most photographs by DianeArbus Creator/DianeArbus are pretty scary.

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17th Feb '16 2:02:04 PM Mamealoney
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* ''Film/ThePact'': A ghostly hand pcan only be seen in photos (printed copies, or through the viewfinder of a digital camera). Subverted when the viewfinder shows a gaunt male figure walking through the living room. We're led to believe this means the figure is a ghost. It's actually a trick of perspective: we would have been able to see the figure even without the camera, because he was an alive human.
4th Feb '16 7:28:42 PM Generality
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Also see SpookyPainting.

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May come from a MagicalCamera. Also see SpookyPainting.
3rd Jan '16 12:04:47 AM TheKaizerreich
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[[quoteright:200:[[BrownLadyOfRaynhamHall http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ghost_photo.jpg]]]]

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26th Dec '15 8:10:27 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheWell'', Kagura sends Tark a photo before heading to Aitou village in ''The Suffering''. When Tark gets the photo, Kagura's face is distorted and her companions are headless.
22nd Dec '15 2:26:13 PM Generality
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* There's a darkroom scene in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'' where Ray and Egon develop photos of the [[SpookyPainting haunted painting of Vigo]] that were taken with special, ghost-sensitive film. The photos they see are double-exposed with the image of the river of evil slime flowing under the city. As the two Ghostbusters examine this, the developed photos catch fire and the door locks, and they're only saved by Winston breaking the door down.
7th Nov '15 6:58:01 AM MetroidPeter
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* A [[FriendlyGhost friendly]] example occurs in TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening. After Link helps a ghost come to peace and return to its gravestone, he can visit the gravestone later and have his picture taken next to it. The same ghost will photobomb the photo by appearing next to him [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming happy]].
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