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* ''Film/Halloween1978'' has [[spoiler:Annie Brackett]] fall dead on her car horn after Michael Myers cuts her throat.
* ''Film/LethalWeapon'': Murtaugh shooting [=McAllister's=] driver is punctuated by the driver falling onto the car horn.

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* ''Film/{{Wunschkonzert}}'': Not with a car. Two German soldiers are holed up in a church, in a combat zone, apparently France or Belgium. They know that the rest of TheSquad is out there, but the squad is lost in the fog, and there is a minefield. It so happens that one of the two men in the church is a musician, and he plays the church organ in order to signal the rest of the squad where to go. It works, but right at the end of the piece the organist holds the last note and keeps holding it. His buddy comes over and finds that the organist has been killed by Allied artillery and has flopped over onto the keyboard.

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* In ''Film/TheHand'', Brian slams his hand down on the car horn repeatedly as he is being strangled by the hand.

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* The opening credits of ''Film/{{Accident}}'' end with the car crash that kills the Brain's wife. She is shown smashing through the windscreen, followed by a prolonged blaring off the horn.

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* In the first few minutes of the ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'' pilot, two teenagers are shot to death while kissing in the front seat of a car. The scene ends with the horn blaring.

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* ''Series/TheMagician'': In "Illusion of Stainless Steel Lady", Tony fakes his death by AnimalAssassin by slumping forward in his car, his head on the steering wheel and the horse blaring.

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* ''Film/BlackZoo'': When the KillerGorilla murders Jenny in her garage, she falls against the steering wheel of her car: causing the horn to blare and summoning the neighbours.

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* ''Film/DTox'': When the truck carrying Hank and Gilbert crashes, Hank face plants on the steering wheel, setting the horn blaring. This alerts Malloy inside the rehab centre that something has gone wrong.

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* ''Film/ScarecrowSlayer'': When Karl swerves to avoid the Scarecrow, he crashes and face plants on the steering wheel, causing the horn to blare.

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* ''Film/Triple9'': When the gang are meeting to discuss Irina's offer, [[spoiler:Russel]]'s car rolls slowly round the corner, hits the wall, and stops. The horn starts blaring. When the door is opened, the gang finds a mortally wounded [[spoiler:Russell]] slumped forward on the wheel.


* Not dead but unconscious. TheTeaser to the ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode "The Silent Land" ends with Joyce crashing her car. The scene fades to the credits with the horn blaring as Joyce slumps unconscious on the steering wheel.

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Not dead but unconscious. TheTeaser to the ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode "The Silent Land" ends with Joyce crashing her car. The scene fades to the credits with the horn blaring as Joyce slumps unconscious on the steering wheel.wheel.
** In "Death and the Divas", an attempted murder by [[VehicularSabotage cutting the victim's brake lines]] end with the intended victim face planted on the steering wheel and the horn blaring.

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* ''Series/{{Cannon}}'': Happens in "Flight Plan", when Cannon is knocked unconscious and placed in car with the engine running in an attempt to asphyxiate him. He slumps on the steering wheel causing the horn to blare and making the bad guy come back and shove him off the horn.

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* Non-lethal version near the end of ''Film/GetOut2017''. When Chris crashes the car against a tree, his head comes to rest on the wheel which activates the horn. It only stops when Chris comes to and lifts his head.

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* ''Series/{{Between}}'': When Chuck and his small band of cohorts makes their escape attempt, Samantha is shot by a sniper as they stop to make plans; resulting in this trope.


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* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' when the Phantasm killed one of the mafiosi inside his own car.

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