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Flashback or flashbacks may refer to:

  • Flashback (narrative), in literature and dramatic media, an interjected scene or point that takes the narrative back in time from the current point
    • Flashback episode, an episode of a television series that consists primarily of excerpts from previous episodes
  • Flashback (psychology), in which a memory is suddenly and unexpectedly revisited
    • Acid flashback, a reported psychological phenomenon in which an individual experiences an episode of some of LSD's subjective effects long after the drug has worn off
  • Flashback (welding), a dangerous hazard of using an oxyacetylene torch
  • Flashback arrestor, a device most commonly used in oxy-fuel welding and cutting to stop the flame from burning back up into the equipment


  • Atari Flashback, a line of video-game consoles that emulate various 1980s-era Atari games
  • Oracle Flashback, a means of retrieving data as it existed in an Oracle database at an earlier time
  • The Flashback trojan, a computer trojan that infects systems running Mac OS X

Roller coasters[edit]

Publications, books, comics and media[edit]

  • Flashback Media Group, a Swedish media group hosting Flashback, Scandinavia's largest discussion forum
  • Flashbacks (book), the autobiography of Timothy Leary
  • Flashback, a 2011 novel by Dan Simmons
  • Flashback Weekend, a horror/science fiction convention held annually in Rosemont, Illinois, USA
  • Flashback (comics), a mutant character in Marvel Comics
  • Flashback, a 1970s comic series by Alan Light, featuring reprints of significant Golden Age comic books
  • Flashback, a member of the Blood Syndicate in Milestone Media

Film, TV and radio[edit]

Video games[edit]