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''Psycho'' Strings

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A common audio cue used when you want to establish that something is deeply Insane, Evil, or Unnatural, but the Ominous Latin Choir is off on vacation — A series of sharp, screeching notes on any string instrument. Sometimes this is paired with the Vertigo Effect. When done on strings, like in Hitchcock's Psycho, it is frequently used by three short, fast bow strokes below the bridge — the wooden piece that holds the strings up — of a cello.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })In most horror movies, if it's not strings, it's probably a waterphone.
Usually part of a "Psycho" Shower Murder Parody. See also Scare Chord and Drone of Dread for the deeper pitched cousin.
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Used liberally in Batman: Arkham Asylum, especially during the Scarecrow encounter. It's even played for laughs once. In the beginning, as the Joker is wheeled through Arkham, a doctor looks over the Joker. The Joker suddenly goes "BOO" accompanied by a scare chord, and scares the poor doctor shitless as he starts laughing. Quite funny the first time it happens.
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Finding Nemo, when Darla arrives.
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This is more along the lines of Psycho Synths, but in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, that note they play whenever the T-1000 is bearing down relentlessly on someone and it gets faster and more intense the closer he gets.
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Disturbing Psycho Strings are heard when nearing Horror Spectacles in Sunless Skies, accompanied by a blood red, pulsating tint on the corners of the screen. As if most of these Spectacles (Faith's Fall and the Grave of the Silent Saint particularly come to mind) weren't gruesome enough...
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Happens twice in one episode of Mrs. Brown's Boys. Although, as soon as it's over, she walks to the door, and yells at the violin players standing right there to PISS OFF!
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In Bioshock Infinite, violins play whenever Booker manages to pull off a Melee Finisher. In addition, the Songbird's Theme incorporates a lot of very sudden strings.
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In Pee-wee's Playhouse: "I'm going door to door, to make you this incredible offer..." (AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH! Ha ha!)
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Used in the first episode of Slayers when the Black Dragon attacks.
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These appear in an episode of Castle.
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The drowning music used throughout the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
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Hilariously done in The Simpsons in the episode "The Springfield Files", when Homer hears the strings from Psycho while lost in the woods... but it turns out to be an orchestra driving by on a bus.
Used in "Itchy & Scratchy & Marge" of season two whenever Maggie attacks Homer with a mallet. Also combined with a "Psycho" Shower Murder Parody.
Used in "The Bob Next Door" when Homer, Lisa, and Walt enter a room and find hundreds of pictures of Bart that have knives stabbed into them.
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Used often in the F.E.A.R. games whenever Alma appears, along with other scare events. At least one soundtrack piece uses a waterphone.
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In Deadly Premonition, Psycho Strings are widely used.
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood's track "Tribute to W.C. 1", used near the end when Greed attacks Father in a last-ditch attempt to stop the countrywide transmutation circle.
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In Dawn of War and its expansion packs have strings build up as an Aspiring Champion, Chaos Lord, or Chaos Sorcerer floats up into the air as Chaos energies swirl around them before slamming back onto the ground as a Bloodthirster of Khone appears in realspace.
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The Nightmare in Metroid: Other M gets these in its battle theme.
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Used in Kill Bill Vol. I. Said piece, "Twisted Nerve", is also by Bernard Herrmann.
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American Horror Story: Murder House uses the actual Psycho Strings as Maria is stabbed in the back to death at the end of the flashback in 'Home Invasion'.
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Hinted at in the song "Oh The Thinks You Can Think," played in recent productions of Seussical The Musical, in which the audience is invited to "Think of something horrible and hairy, something sinister and scary that you've never dared to think of before!" Cue ''Psycho'' Strings (big solo for second keyboardist).
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Parodied in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends where Cheese opens up the shower curtain with Eduardo inside and...
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Halo: Reach uses this in the first encounter with Zealots; specifically the "Bait and Switch" movement of the "Winter Contingency" OST track.
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Used in Django Unchained when John Brittle is about to whip a slave, before Django confronts him.
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Neon Genesis Evangelion has the tracks "EVA-00", "THE BEAST" and "The End of Midsummer."
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Richard Strauss's opera Salome uses an effect of this sort as Salome is listening for Jokanaan's death cry. The short sharp sound, made by double basses playing far higher than their usual range, is meant, according to the composer's footnote, to "resemble the stifled moans and groans of a woman."
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Can be heard faintly in Shrek 4-D when a spider comes down in front of Donkey.
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The opening of "One Winged Angel" from Final Fantasy VII, as well as Exdeath's theme from Final Fantasy V.
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In Grandia II, the establishing music for Selene is a flute melody which degenerates into dissonant violins. It can be heard during the second part of "The Broken Seal" theme (OST).
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The music played in X-8 in Eversion is basically just this, with the occasional drum sound in the background.
Also, it ends with a Last Note Nightmare.
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The track "A Deadly Monster or...?" from Code:Realize features them.
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The SNES/Genesis adaptation of Clue uses this as the motif for the knife.
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In Star Wars: The Clone Wars the main instrument in Ventress' leitmotif is a sinister sounding violin, emphasizing how dangerous and unpredictable she is.
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Used throughout the Resident Evil series, such as Tyrant's theme in the original, the Bandersnatch theme in Code Veronica, the Leech Zombie theme in 0, and the Neptune shark danger music in RE 1 Remake. The Noche (night battle) music and Mendez's battle theme in Resident Evil 4 overlap this with Drone of Dread.
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PAYDAY2 has numerous melee weapons that can be selected. Unlike most weapons, you press Primary Fire to charge (hold to build to maximum damage) and release to strike. One of these weapons is a chef's knife dubbed "Psycho Knife", and the game plays Psycho Strings as you charge it.
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The Joker's signature theme in The Dark Knight, "Why So Serious?" is built up of this. The best example is probably in the interrogation scene, where upon Joker's revelation that both Dent and Rachel have been kidnapped, the music begins, and comes to a climax where the Joker laughs manically at Batman's attempts to force details out of him.
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Paper Mario: Color Splash: Psycho Strings are featured in the track "Straw of Doom".
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To be heard in Dressed to Kill right after the hooker picks up the razor blade from the elevator floor.
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These are used in "Out of Luck" of My Little Pony Tales when Clover returns home and spots the teapot she believes is making her unlucky. They resurface later when the teapot is returned to the house again.
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In Conker's Bad Fur Day the music for "Frying Tonight" sounds like a track mostly composed of this.
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Assassin's Creed: Revelations also has its own variation of this trope.
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The X-Files uses a rather ominous violin-string plucking number in scary scenes—usually when the Monster of the Week is stalking (and then killing) its victims.
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Dark ominous strings in Slender: The Arrival (coupled with unhuman growling) is a sign that The Chaser is lurking and will hunt you down. Once the fast, 'psycho' strings kick in, she has found you. And now you have to deal with her as well as the tall man himself.
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A similar-sounding variation of the shrieking violins plays several times in Maximum Overdrive when the machines are trying to kill someone. But then, considering the nature of the movie and the fact that it's a "horror" movie that's not scary at all, the ''Psycho'' Strings come across as sort of a Large Ham.
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In Avatar: The Last Airbender, several of the scenes in the series finale, featuring Azula's Villainous Breakdown, are accompanied by these.
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The Ren & Stimpy Show: In the episode "Stimpy's Fan Club" we see an insane Ren contemplate strangling a sleeping Stimpy. It's after he says the line "Just...one...twist!" when the Psycho Strings start to come into play.
Also used in the episode "Haunted House" when Stimpy's taking a shower, in homage to Psycho.
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Grim Fandango: Used a few times, including when Chepito reveals the Demons of the Deep.
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Arthur and Fantomcat both have these in their score sometimes.
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They are used in at least one promo for My Cat from Hell.
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The Legend of Zelda:
In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, the Cave and Dark World Dungeon themes use this.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. is fittingly fond of these, being used in many tracks, notably in all of the main villain's themes, and the title opening, which has a Last Note Nightmare.
Chancellor Cole's Leitmotif in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. Also, the Bomb Trains' theme, to great effect.
The "Guardians Awaken" theme in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which is heard when Link accidentally draws the Guardians' attention while collecting Sacred Tears in the Silent Realm.
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Doom series:
Doom II's title music.
"In The Grip of Madness" from the Playstation and Saturn ports of Doom, scored by Aubrey Hodges, is composed entirely of bowed metal or waterphone-like screeching sounds.
Also from Doom PSX/Saturn, "Creeping Brutality" has a repeating synth strings sequence that is initially played at normal pitch, but is pitch-shifted to Psycho level in the middle part.
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Halo:
This is often used during Flood encounters, eg in the songs "Devils... Monsters", "Shadows" (sounds much like the actual Psycho strings), "Lament for Pvt. Jenkins", "Ancient Machine", "Dread Intrusion", and "Gravemind".
Halo: Reach uses this in the first encounter with Zealots; specifically the "Bait and Switch" movement of the "Winter Contingency" OST track.
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Mass Effect 2 uses this is in part of the Overlord DLC's boss music. It conveys an appropriate sense of panic for the circumstances.
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A lot of BioShock's music uses violins to represent madness, such as in Doctor Steinman's battle theme.
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In Heathers, high-pitched violins and electric guitar are often played in the background of J.D.'s songs and dialogue, specifically in his "that school was society" rant towards the end.
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These are used in an episode of Garfield and Friends called "Monday Misery", in which Garfield learns, to his dismay, that it's Monday, the day of the week that he hates most. These notes are used to trigger a parody of a horror movie trailer:
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Used in Attack of the Clones, when Anakin Skywalker attacks the Sand People who killed his mother Shmi.
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The In the Groove song "Determinator".
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The "Guardians Awaken" theme in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which is heard when Link accidentally draws the Guardians' attention while collecting Sacred Tears in the Silent Realm.
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Pick any episode of Lost.
The whole soundtrack, really.
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Kim Possible does it twice, once with Bonnie taking a shower as a homage to Psycho's famous scene, and again when music from the film plays after Ron falls off his bike and water comes from his head.
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Used in many songs in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, "Epiphany" in particular.
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The Shining uses excerpts of Pendrecki's Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima, mentioned in the Music tab, as well as material by Bela Bartok and Gyorgy Ligeti.
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Gothitelle uses it as it's Battlecry.
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Also used in the episode "Haunted House" when Stimpy's taking a shower, in homage to Psycho.
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The soundtrack for There Will Be Blood.
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In Johann Sebastian Bach's cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4) the 3rd movement contains a series of 11 very sharp chords played on a solo violin.
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The entire shower scene is parodied in Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, strings and all. It only serves to make Fuura Kafuka even creepier, too—while the stabber changes between every shot (Bruce Lee, Freddy Krueger, and the Drunken Master to name a few), it's Kafuka we see dashing around the corner out of the bathroom.
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The background music for Cabin Fever features a motif that uses double beats of a creepy string note, adding a sinister undertone to a passionate sex scene. The music cue and dialogue during the scene suggest that one of the characters is passing the deadly disease to their one-time lover. This is later revealed to be true.
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Clock Tower: The First Fear has it in some of the times Jennifer goes into panic mode or discovers something, examples including when strangled by her reflection in the mirror, when seeing blood come out of the sink, when finding Laura's body, either in her shower or armor deaths, seeing the zombie in the closet, and so on.
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Heard in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "May The Best Pet Win" when Opal bares her claws at the beginning of the Guts test.
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In Metroid Prime: Hunters, Sylux's battle theme consists of high-pitched strings which actually use the "psycho note pattern" in some parts.
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Heard twice in Invader Zim, once when an old lady throws up sawdust on GIR in "Door to Door", and again during one of Dib's crazy fits in "Halloween Spectacular of Spooky Doom".
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Warhammer Online's music for Chaos-controlled areas uses these to full effect. To help things sound even more discordant and unnatural, the musicians played their instruments upside-down.
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Alien features Psycho Strings-themed music from composer Jerry Goldsmith in the third act, when Ripley, Parker and Lambert have decided to evacuate the Nostromo on the emergency shuttle. Parker and Lambert split from Ridley to obtain life support supplies for the shuttle, and the alien corners them. The Strings play most prominently when the alien turns slowly toward the petrified Lambert, its head and arm silhouetted against the emergency lighting. The track is called "Parker's Death".
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood score takes this trope to extremes.
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. is fittingly fond of these, being used in many tracks, notably in all of the main villain's themes, and the title opening, which has a Last Note Nightmare.
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Used throughout Drakengard to great effect. The composer favored repeated ''Psycho'' Strings to set the mood in some cutscenes and even in normal gameplay, to the point of making combat feel like you're on the monster's side of a fantasy slasher flick.
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Doctor Who:
In the new series, whereas the Daleks get the Ominous Hebrew Chanting, the Cybermen get the Psycho Strings. The same sound effect was used for the Family of Blood. And in the classic series, the Daleks get the Psycho Bleeps.
Also in the revived series, the Master gets his own distinctive ''Psycho'' Strings theme, which is four loud drum beats.
As does Davros, which is actually a re-arrangement of the Midnight monster's theme.
The Weeping Angels' Leitmotif is nothing but Psycho Strings.
Craig Owens' baby son Alfie (sorry: "Stormageddon: Dark Lord of All") also gets his own dramatic chord.
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In The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, the Cave and Dark World Dungeon themes use this.
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Done in Big Fat Liar when Marty Wolf realizes that his skin and hair have been dyed blue and orange, respectively.
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In Star Wars: Clone Wars, General Grievous' nightmarish assault on the beleaguered Jedi is set to a mix of trumpets and ''Psycho'' Strings, proving that that possessing mastery of the force will still mean nothing in the face of shock-and-awe tactics and superior swordsmanship. And that Jedi are still very much capable of feeling absolute terror.
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In the episode of South Park where Damien, the Antichrist and Son of Satan, arrives at South Park Elementary, and ultimately wants to fit in and be just another kid, his entrance is always presaged by an ominous choir singing a Latin phrase ending in Domine - "Lord".
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In Pikmin 2, the theme for the battle against Titan Dweevil is full of this. In fact, the more parts you take off of him, the more intense the ''Psycho'' Strings get! Every single song (about to attack, [insert element here] attack, and so on) during this battle has these at some point.
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Used in Daddy Day Care when Max "misses".
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Mystery Diagnosis often pulls this off when the subject of the current segue experiences a new and terrifying syndrome, usually one which puts them at risk of imminent death. A related 'plonk' stock sound is often played as well for emphasising the confusion some of the patients and subjects experience when witnessing symptoms, be it those of their own or someone close to them.
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The intro track to Sepultura's Schizophrenia album features this.
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In Miitopia, these will play if a Mii sees their friend give another Mii a gift at the inn, or vice-versa if they see another Mii give their friend a gift. The same music will also play if a Mii that becomes a rumor subject or has another Mii do an impression of them overhears it.
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Surprisingly, this shows up in Katawa Shoujo. The piece is called "High Tension", and the first time you hear it, it is seriously unnerving. It comes right the hell out of nowhere and it's not he sort of thing you've expect out of a game like Katawa Shoujo.
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles when Neal discovers what Del did to the bathroom, and that he had been washing his face in the water Del was using to soak his socks.
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Chandler Bing of Friends accidentally got the top of his toe cut off to the sound of Psycho Strings. When he arrives at the hospital, a carrot top was brought instead.
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Used in Babylon 5 when Lyta uses her abilities to perform a Psychic-Assisted Suicide on a Drazi.
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Used alot in Ghost Stories, with episode 11 dub lampshading it.
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Assassin's Creed:
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood score takes this trope to extremes.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations also has its own variation of this trope.
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Terraria: The surface Corruption's theme uses these towards the end of the track, while the underground Corruption music has them at the beginning. The latter also has string sounds halfway through, but the tune is more melodic than psycho.
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In Hollow Knight, the Deepnest ambience mainly consists of atonal violin squeaks. The Forgotten Crossroads/Deepnest Battle Theme Music also uses this.
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Used in the Spongebob Squarepants episode "Bummer Vacation" in which Sponge Bob's sitting in Patrick's house after being forced by Mr. Krabs to take a vacation and hiring Patrick as his temporary replacement. When Patrick finds him, Sponge Bob looks (and acts) completely insane, complete with Psycho Strings.
Used in the episode "Squeaky Boots" when Mr. Krabs goes insane with guilt after stealing rubber boots he gave to Spongebob.
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The very same strings are used whenever Carrie (1976) uses her telekinetic powers.
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Used in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya when the SOS Brigade discovers their host stabbed to death on the island. It also makes up the majority of Asakura's theme music.
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