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Old 25-08-2013, 13:37
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I noticed lately that horror films always use the same scenes and copy, things such as

1..When they are in a house the lights go out and they get a camera and flash it and we see the flash lights and images of someone or something there

2..When someone rings the bell and they go and stand in the road leaving the door wide open, so then the monster or killer gets inside the house..they come back inside and lock the door again unknown to them that they are inside

3...When being chased they find the cars keys and are rushing to get the engine started, they either drop the keys in a fluster or the engine wont start up, then they have to lock to doors and whoever is after them smashes the windows and kill them anyway

any more
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Old 25-08-2013, 16:32
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oh another one is when someone is in the bathroom, and open the mirrored cabinet, when they shut it there is always someone there behind them, eg the killer or monster
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Old 25-08-2013, 16:49
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:04
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Somehow, the occupants of haunted houses or ones with poltergeists manage to get to sleep at night. In The Conjuring (an otherwise good film in my opinion) they easily fall into deep sleep despite various horrors occurring in that very bedroom.

Oh, and so-called friends sneaking up and greeting someone who is obviously terrified by touching them on the shoulder. No one ever does that in real life, or even in other types of film, but they always do it in horror movies.
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:14
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1. They walk into a dark room where they had heard a weird or creepy noise, and call out: "Hello? Is anyone there?"

2. They brush teeth in front of a bathroom mirror. One of these three possible scenarios will happen:
a) they bend down to spit out toothpaste and stand up right and gasp loudly when they see someone standing behind them
b) they open the mirror door for whatever and as they close the door, they gasp when they see someone standing behind them
c) they swipe the steam off the mirror and gasp when someone is standing behind them.

Edit: Orangemaid has already mentioned that one. Sorry.

3. The family dog whines and prances around in nervous excitement when outside a new house or room.
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:18
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1. They walk into a dark room where they had heard a weird or creepy noise, and call out: "Hello? Is anyone there?"

2. They brush teeth in front of a bathroom mirror. One of these three possible scenarios will happen:
a) they bend down to spit out toothpaste and stand up right and gasp loudly when they see someone standing behind them
b) they open the mirror door for whatever and as they close the door, they gasp when they see someone standing behind them
c) they swipe the steam off the mirror and gasp when someone is standing behind them.

Edit: Orangemaid has already mentioned that one. Sorry.

3. The family dog whines and prances around in nervous excitement when outside a new house or room.
Another one used in The Conjuring!
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:23
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This one is from the recent series of Luther but it also happens in horror films.


A couple hear something in the attic. The man decided to go have a look. It's quiet for a bit but then there is a lot of noise and commotion.
In this instance the man is put halfway the bedroom roof by the serial killer.

What does the terrified women do? Does she run downstairs and out of the house?
Nope, she hides in the closet and waits for the killer to come and find her.


As she peeks through the slits in the closet door she sees the killer walk past. She holds her breath to be as quiet as possible.
Is she safe? Is she ****! as the closet door is pulled open and she is dragged out and murdered to death!!!!
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:29
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There ws a film back in the 80s called Battle Beyond the Stars, the ship and the footage of the ship was reused lock stock and barrel in a film called Space Raiders and several other budget movies.

Best of all, one scene makes an appearance as an Easter egg in Batchelor Party.
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Old 25-08-2013, 17:37
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'Is someone there?'

'It's perfectly safe...' BAM.
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Old 25-08-2013, 18:47
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oh another one is when someone is in the bathroom, and open the mirrored cabinet, when they shut it there is always someone there behind them, eg the killer or monster
that one has to be the most copied scene ever .

wonder who did it first .
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Old 25-08-2013, 19:02
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When the stupid bimbo always falls and decides to crawl backwards!
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Old 25-08-2013, 21:21
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People don't get killed while looking behind then or over their shoulder

you could run a mile like that, but the second you stop and look forward again the nutter will be standing a matter of inches in front of you.
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Old 26-08-2013, 00:57
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Not reusing a scene as such, but the Wilhelm scream has been used in over 200 films in the last 60 years.

Wilhelm scream compilation
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Old 26-08-2013, 11:58
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When something creepy happens to a character , and they go and show there mate everything s all normal again.
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Old 26-08-2013, 14:30
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Not a scene as such, but every Star Wars film has the line "I have a bad feeling about this"
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Old 26-08-2013, 16:33
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Ding Ding

"Oh, it's you" turns round and walks back into house.

Slash, slash/ Bang, bang
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Old 26-08-2013, 18:09
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When the killer turns out to be a woman !
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Old 26-08-2013, 19:22
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that one has to be the most copied scene ever .

wonder who did it first .
Also works with fridges. We'll see someone open the fridge door to select something, and when they shut it - BOO! Someone (or something) has appeared in the space previously obscured by the open door.

Another one - a seemingly defeated foe (be it killer, monster or demon) suddenly pops up again immediately before the credits roll.
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Old 05-05-2014, 15:52
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When they have their backs turned and a dead body or monster ( Alien etc), is covered with that cover and we see it move ( happened in The Thing and Predator V Alien) .The camera focuses on the ''objects'' then we know its gonna move
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Old 05-05-2014, 16:09
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Not movies, but in TV land Joss Whedon has recycled his own stuff several times. In particular when a female character has just discovered the guy she's in love with has slept with someone else...cut to her curled up in a ball crying her eyes out.
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Old 05-05-2014, 19:17
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The phone rings, it's someone familiar and they have a brief chat. Once they hang up, the phone rings again. The victim assumes it's the same person and asks all jokey/ flirty, and it turns out to be the killer.
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Old 05-05-2014, 20:55
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Person stands over our good guy/girl about to kill them then right at the last second they're killed by someone standing behind them, probably someone we'd presumed was dead. This is used so much! I just roll my eyes.
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Old 05-05-2014, 21:10
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Not movies, but in TV land Joss Whedon has recycled his own stuff several times. In particular when a female character has just discovered the guy she's in love with has slept with someone else...cut to her curled up in a ball crying her eyes out.
that's very unlike joss whedon's heroines tbh
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Old 05-05-2014, 21:17
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Michael Bay literally reuses scenes in his films. Transformers - Dark Side of the Moon had a car chase that had already been seen in The Island, only they added CGI Autobots as required.
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Old 05-05-2014, 21:33
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that's very unlike joss whedon's heroines tbh
Whedon's characters are very emotional creatures. That means they often get hurt, despite their strength.
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