Created By: Unknown Troper on September 25, 2008
Back from the Dead, only it took several days/months/years to happen, and nobody was expecting the ex-corpse to need a way out of the ground. Basically, any scene where someone comes back to life inside a coffin and has to dig their way out of the ground. This has happened to pretty much every vampire ever, but is especially notable when it happens to non-vampires, who seem pretty horrified at the act and certainly weren't expecting to have to do it themselves. Examples:
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