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[[caption-width-right:350:Cannibalism, I'm lovin' it!]]

The heroes are looking for something suspicious. Possibly a murderer.

They find him busy at work on his grisly deed, but he perks up and notices our heroes.

Bonus points if the murderer is [[ImAHumanitarian having lunch]] in the process.

This is pretty much always shot from behind the murderer for dramatic reasons--it partially obscures the victim, lending ambiguity and tension to the scene and [[NothingIsScarier helping the audience's imagination to fill in the grisly details]].



[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Eva 01 does this to an Angel in an incredibly disturbing scene.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'': [[spoiler:This occurs in an episode where Batou recognizes the tactics of a serial killer from a CIA black op during a war. During the flash back they come upon a whole village brutally flayed alive and left to die. The killer in the flash back demonstrates this trope as Batou reaches out to touch him.]]
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has a similar one, except it's a family of three devouring their newborn. Alive.
* Creator/JunjiIto [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Binjo_Tsuji_4918.jpg shows us how it's done.]]

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Possibly happened in ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' more than once.

[[folder: Film]]
* Commonplace in ZombieApocalypse films. The heroes see somebody crouched over a body, then the zombie looks up and it's obvious they are eating from the body.
* Partial example in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' when Harry, Draco and Fang accidentally interrupt Voldemort's unicorn meal in the Forbidden Forest. He doesn't turn around, but he does look up, and there is blood on his lips.

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]

* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=157419 Desecrator Hag]] of [[CrapsackWorld Shadowmoor]].

[[folder: Video Games]]
* One of the most iconic moments in the ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise. In the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 first game]], a zombie (the first one you ever encounter in the game) does this as he's eating Kenneth. This example gets bonus points since you can later [[spoiler: find and watch a video of it from Kenneth's perspective filmed on his camera]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'', [[SecretCharacter 'Riot of Blood' Iori]] does this in one of his desperation moves.
* Early in ''VideoGame/{{FEAR}}'', Paxton Fettel is occupied over a labcoat's body. He looks back at the camera to reveal the blood smeared around his mouth.
* ''VisualNovel/SayaNoUta'' has Saya doing this. Fuminori doesn't catch it because of his warped vision.