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Apr 24th 2019 at 9:28:27 PM •••

\"No examples, please. We\'re just defining the term. If we did include examples, chances are we\'d be sued for accidentally scaring some of our more delicate readers into the next life, if you catch our drift.\"

Well, it would be nice if at least text-only (link can be optionally added, then again even Creepypasta page on this very wiki has links) examples are compiled. Given that we already have Nightmare Fuel, in which most of the examples are subtle scares or fridge horror instead of jump scares.

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May 31st 2018 at 2:23:35 PM •••

Are there any alternatives that can be listed? I came here partly hoping to find examples of counter tropes, concepts/methods/tropes that manage to achieve utter terror without Jack-in-the-Box scares. For that matter, I imagine it'd be shorter (and possibly more interesting) to have a list of horror works that can be noted for a relative absence of jump scares.

Apr 21st 2017 at 1:52:51 PM •••

Is there any reason Jump Scares from outside the horror genre can't be listed? Or even attempts at Playing With a Jump Scare?

Oct 10th 2010 at 2:23:30 PM •••

Why can't we have examples? That's part of the fun of reading TV Tropes!

Oh and BOOOOO!

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Dec 11th 2010 at 10:08:40 AM •••

I agree. Seriously guys, that's what we come here for.

Mar 16th 2011 at 3:39:12 PM •••

On one hand, yeah, true, but on the other, this is HARDLY the only trope to lack examples, and, well, it's about in every horror work. EVER. It's such a classic and widely used trope that you can find it almost everywhere. I mean, you just have to turn on the TV and OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT BEHIND YOU!

Heh. Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Jul 6th 2011 at 5:01:17 PM •••

Seriously, it NEEDS at least 1 example.

Dec 6th 2011 at 3:19:20 PM •••

To fix, merge with the screamer article.

Feb 4th 2012 at 5:33:07 PM •••

I'd like to see examples of films that avert the trope. Horror films that don't contain jump scares, or at least have only one or two very well done jump scares. That way I can use the page to scavenge for potentially great horror films.

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