History Creator / RobertBloch

12th Feb '16 6:15:25 AM aye_amber
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Believed by the mentally disabled young protagonist of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." He's so, so wrong. [[spoiler: She's a ManipulativeBitch who talks him into killing her husband -- but she receives a totally deserved [[SawAWomanInHalf end.]]]]
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Believed by the mentally disabled young protagonist of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." He's so, so wrong. [[spoiler: She's a ManipulativeBitch [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]] who talks him into killing her husband -- but she receives a totally deserved [[SawAWomanInHalf end.]]]]
12th Feb '16 6:12:33 AM aye_amber
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* CthulhuMythos: As mentioned above, one of the youngest authors to have known Lovecraft personally, and several of his stories take place in that universe; they are usually an affectionate {{homage}} under the usual [[LovecraftianTropes trappings.]]
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* CthulhuMythos: Franchise/CthulhuMythos: As mentioned above, one of the youngest authors to have known Lovecraft personally, and several of his stories take place in that universe; they are usually an affectionate {{homage}} under the usual [[LovecraftianTropes trappings.]]
12th Feb '16 6:09:06 AM aye_amber
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* DeadMansChest: The short story "Frozen Fear" has a man kill his wife, dismember her, and store the parts in a freezer (he plans to dispose of them the following winter by burning them). [[OrganAutonomy Supernatural]] karmic revenge ensues. Notably adapted as a segment of the 1972 British horror anthology ''Film/{{Asylum}}.''
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* DeadMansChest: The short story "Frozen Fear" has a man kill his wife, dismember her, and store the parts in a freezer (he plans to dispose of them the following winter by burning them). [[OrganAutonomy Supernatural]] karmic revenge ensues. Notably adapted as a segment of the 1972 British horror anthology ''Film/{{Asylum}}.''Asylum.''
12th Feb '16 5:59:10 AM aye_amber
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* FreudianExcuse
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* FreudianExcuseFreudianExcuse: ''Film/{{Psycho}}.''

* MommyIssues: ''Film/{{Psycho}}.''
12th Feb '16 5:54:12 AM aye_amber
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* {{Pyromaniac}}: The short story "Servant of the Flames" and the novel "Firebug" feature several.
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* {{Pyromaniac}}: PyroManiac: The short story "Servant of the Flames" and the novel "Firebug" feature several.
12th Feb '16 5:47:10 AM aye_amber
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Robert Bloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror / crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well known work is ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen).
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Robert Bloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror / crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well known work is ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen).

* ''Literature/{{Psycho}}''
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* ''Literature/{{Psycho}}''''Film/{{Psycho}}''

* MommyIssues: ''Literature/{{Psycho}}.''
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* MommyIssues: ''Literature/{{Psycho}}.''Film/{{Psycho}}.''

* SplitPersonality: Most prominent in ''Literature/{{Psycho}},'' but it pops up in some of his other stories. * SplitPersonalityTakeover: We see a classic example in ''Literature/{{Psycho}},'' but Bloch had an unusual variant in a couple of stories. In these the bad personality was treated as if it were an EnemyWithout (though it never manifests physically) and at the end of the story the two personalities decide to team up.
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* SplitPersonality: Most prominent in ''Literature/{{Psycho}},'' ''Film/{{Psycho}},'' but it pops up in some of his other stories. * SplitPersonalityTakeover: We see a classic example in ''Literature/{{Psycho}},'' ''Film/{{Psycho}},'' but Bloch had an unusual variant in a couple of stories. In these the bad personality was treated as if it were an EnemyWithout (though it never manifests physically) and at the end of the story the two personalities decide to team up.
12th Feb '16 5:42:00 AM aye_amber
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Creator/RobertBloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror / crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well known work is ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen).
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Creator/RobertBloch Robert Bloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror / crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well known work is ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen).
12th Feb '16 5:39:37 AM aye_amber
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** ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: "The Head Man" has a plot point hinge on the homonym "sow" (the verb) and "sew" -- but the story's set in Nazi Germany, and no such homonym exists in German...
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** ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: "The Head Man" has a plot point hinge on the homonym "sow" (the verb) and "sew" -- but the story's set in Nazi Germany, UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, and no such homonym exists in German...

* TalkingToThemself: see above.
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* TalkingToThemself: see See above.
12th Feb '16 5:36:47 AM aye_amber
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-->-- '''Robert Bloch''' Creator/RobertBloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror/crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'', and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well-known work is ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen). Bloch was one of the youngest members of the so-called "Lovecraft Circle", and Creator/HPLovecraft himself encouraged him to take up writing. !!Works by Robert Bloch with their own trope pages include: * [[Literature/DangerousVisions "A Toy for Juliette"]] * ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' * ''Literature/StrangeEons''
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-->-- '''Robert -->--'''Robert Bloch''' Creator/RobertBloch (1917-1994) was a prolific writer of horror/crime horror / crime fiction (with some forays into science fiction), writing hundreds of short stories and over 20 novels. He also adapted several of his works into teleplays for ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' (most famously the UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS2E14WolfInTheFold Wolf In the Fold]]"), ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'', ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents,'' and ''[[Series/{{Thriller}} Boris Karloff's Thriller]]'' (he also wrote for ''Series/ISpy''), as well as screenplays, many for Creator/AmicusProductions. His most well-known well known work is ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' (which he did not personally adapt for the screen). Bloch was one of the youngest members of the so-called "Lovecraft Circle", Circle," and Creator/HPLovecraft himself encouraged him to take up writing. !!Works by Robert Bloch with their own trope pages include: * [[Literature/DangerousVisions "A Toy for Juliette"]] * ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' * ''Literature/StrangeEons'' writing.

!!Tropes exhibited in the work of Robert Bloch * AfterlifeExpress: "That Hell-Bound Train"
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!!Tropes !! Works by Robert Bloch with their own trope pages include: * [[Literature/DangerousVisions "A Toy for Juliette"]] * ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'' * ''Literature/StrangeEons'' ---- !! Tropes exhibited in the work of Robert Bloch Bloch: * AfterlifeExpress: "That Hell-Bound Train"Train."

** AuthorTract: Bloch gets downright ''cranky'' about hippies in late-60s stories like "God is Not Mocked". ** There are some savage swipes at [[HorribleHollywood late 70's Hollywood]] in his novel ''Psycho 2'', with nearly everyone there either a whore or a degenerate. He also takes a few shots at the slasher genre, which he despised. * BeautyEqualsGoodness: Believed by the mentally disabled young protagonist of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". He's so, so wrong. [[spoiler: She's a ManipulativeBitch who talks him into killing her husband-- but she receives a totally deserved [[SawAWomanInHalf end.]]]]
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** AuthorTract: Bloch gets downright ''cranky'' about hippies in late-60s late '60s stories like "God is Not Mocked". Mocked." ** There are some savage swipes at [[HorribleHollywood late 70's '70s Hollywood]] in his novel ''Psycho 2'', 2,'' with nearly everyone there either a whore or a degenerate. He also takes a few shots at the slasher genre, which he despised. * BeautyEqualsGoodness: Believed by the mentally disabled young protagonist of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice". Apprentice." He's so, so wrong. [[spoiler: She's a ManipulativeBitch who talks him into killing her husband-- husband -- but she receives a totally deserved [[SawAWomanInHalf end.]]]]

* CthulhuMythos: As mentioned above, one of the youngest authors to have known Lovecraft personally, and several of his stories take place in that universe; they are usually an affectionate {{homage}} under the usual [[LovecraftianTropes trappings]].
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* CthulhuMythos: As mentioned above, one of the youngest authors to have known Lovecraft personally, and several of his stories take place in that universe; they are usually an affectionate {{homage}} under the usual [[LovecraftianTropes trappings]].trappings.]]

* DeadMansChest: The short story "Frozen Fear" has a man kill his wife, dismember her, and store the parts in a freezer (he plans to dispose of them the following winter by burning them). [[OrganAutonomy Supernatural]] karmic revenge ensues. Notably adapted as a segment of the 1972 British horror anthology ''Film/{{Asylum}}''. * DealWithTheDevil: In "That Hell-Bound Train". ** "Picture"
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* DeadMansChest: The short story "Frozen Fear" has a man kill his wife, dismember her, and store the parts in a freezer (he plans to dispose of them the following winter by burning them). [[OrganAutonomy Supernatural]] karmic revenge ensues. Notably adapted as a segment of the 1972 British horror anthology ''Film/{{Asylum}}''. ''Film/{{Asylum}}.'' * DealWithTheDevil: In "That Hell-Bound Train". Train." ** "Picture""Picture."

* DeathTakesAHoliday: "The Pin" * DemBones: "Skeleton in the Closet" features the protagonist's uncle as this trope [[spoiler:and eventually the protagonist and his accomplice in murder]] ** "Pumpkin" features a [[HollywoodSatanism Hollywood Satanist]] EvilSorcerer who comes back as this trope. * DisposableVagrant: [[Main/SerialKiller "The Knife"]] in "Hobo" frequently targets the homeless.
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* DeathTakesAHoliday: "The Pin" Pin." * DemBones: "Skeleton in the Closet" features the protagonist's uncle as this trope [[spoiler:and [[spoiler: and eventually the protagonist and his accomplice in murder]] murder.]] ** "Pumpkin" features a [[HollywoodSatanism Hollywood Satanist]] EvilSorcerer who comes back as this trope. trope. * DisposableVagrant: [[Main/SerialKiller [[SerialKiller "The Knife"]] in "Hobo" frequently targets the homeless.

** This lovely image from "The Night Before Christmas" --->[[spoiler: Santiago: ''"The young man was stripped and tied to a tree. His genitals were smeared with wild honey. You've heard of the fire ants, amigo? They swarmed in this area-and they will devour anything which bears the scent of honey."'']] ** "The Model", which also has [[spoiler: OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace ''and'' VaginaDentata. Aiee!]]
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** This lovely image from "The Night Before Christmas" Christmas:" --->[[spoiler: Santiago: ''"The young man was stripped and tied to a tree. His genitals were smeared with wild honey. You've heard of the fire ants, amigo? They swarmed in this area-and area -- and they will devour anything which bears the scent of honey."'']] ** "The Model", Model," which also has [[spoiler: OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace ''and'' VaginaDentata. Aiee!]]

** The Creator/MarquisDeSade in "The Skull of the Marquis De Sade". ** Creator/AmbroseBierce in "I Like Blondes"
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** The Creator/MarquisDeSade in "The Skull of the Marquis De Sade". de Sade." ** Creator/AmbroseBierce in "I Like Blondes"Blondes."

** A literal Hollywood Satanist shows up in the story "Return to the Sabbath"-- later made into an episode of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' with Creator/ChristopherLee.
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** A literal Hollywood Satanist shows up in the story "Return to the Sabbath"-- Sabbath" -- later made into an episode of ''Series/AlfredHitchcockPresents'' with Creator/ChristopherLee.

* InsaneEqualsViolent: "The Screaming People", among others. * ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: In "That Hell-Bound Train," protagonist Martin makes a Deal with the Devil that the Devil can have his soul if he, Martin, has the power to stop time when he reaches the moment of perfect happiness. Because Martin is always convinced that he could be happier, he never uses that power during his lifetime. [[spoiler:After his death, he acknowledges this trope and uses his power to stop time aboard the hell-bound train so he can enjoy an endless journey with "all the jolly crew" of the damned.]] * UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: A favorite Bloch subject. Along with "Wolf in the Fold", there's his famous short story "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" and "A Most Unusual Murder," as well as "A Toy for Juliette" in ''Literature/DangerousVisions'' (which in turn inspired Creator/HarlanEllison's "The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World"). He also wrote the forward to the Franchise/{{Batman}} vs the Ripper {{Elseworld}} ''Gotham by Gaslight'', written as though by Jack himself. * LiteralGenie: The devil in "Picture" * MommyIssues: ''Literature/{{Psycho}}''.
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* InsaneEqualsViolent: "The Screaming People", People," among others. * ItsTheJourneyThatCounts: In "That Hell-Bound Train," protagonist Martin makes a Deal with the Devil that the Devil can have his soul if he, Martin, has the power to stop time when he reaches the moment of perfect happiness. Because Martin is always convinced that he could be happier, he never uses that power during his lifetime. [[spoiler:After [[spoiler: After his death, he acknowledges this trope and uses his power to stop time aboard the hell-bound train so he can enjoy an endless journey with "all the jolly crew" of the damned.]] ]] * UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: A favorite Bloch subject. Along with "Wolf in the Fold", Fold," there's his famous short story "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" and "A Most Unusual Murder," as well as "A Toy for Juliette" in ''Literature/DangerousVisions'' (which in turn inspired Creator/HarlanEllison's "The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World"). He also wrote the forward to the Franchise/{{Batman}} vs the Ripper {{Elseworld}} ''Gotham by Gaslight'', Gaslight,'' written as though by Jack himself. * LiteralGenie: The devil in "Picture" "Picture." * MommyIssues: ''Literature/{{Psycho}}''.''Literature/{{Psycho}}.''

** "Tooth and Consequences" ** "The Bat is My Brother" * PungeonMaster: ''FredricBrown'' once told him that he was the best (or worst) punster he had ever known. ** ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: "The Head Man" has a plot point hinge on the homonym "sow" (the verb) and "sew"-- but the story's set in Nazi Germany, and no such homonym exists in German...
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** "Tooth and Consequences" Consequences." ** "The Bat is My Brother" Brother." * PungeonMaster: ''FredricBrown'' ''Creator/FredricBrown'' once told him that he was the best (or worst) punster he had ever known. ** ArtisticLicenseLinguistics: "The Head Man" has a plot point hinge on the homonym "sow" (the verb) and "sew"-- "sew" -- but the story's set in Nazi Germany, and no such homonym exists in German...

* RoboticReveal: The twist of "Iron Mask" is that [[spoiler:the man in the iron mask is actually a Nazi operated robot!]] ** Oh, it's even better than that. [[spoiler:The robot was built by Roger Bacon in the 13th century, absorbed Bacon's anti-France views (the French had imprisoned Bacon for heresy, or so the story says) and is working with the Nazis to destroy France once and for all. [[Creator/AnnaRussell I'm not making this up, you know.]]]] * SandNecktie: In "The Hound of Pedro", a bunch of Indians who try to rebel against their cruel Spanish overlord get this done to them-- and then their heads are used for bowling pins. [[spoiler: Ends with KarmicDeath with a really [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent odd twist.]]]]
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* RoboticReveal: The twist of "Iron Mask" is that [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the man in the iron mask is actually a Nazi operated robot!]] ** Oh, it's even better than that. [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: The robot was built by Roger Bacon in the 13th century, absorbed Bacon's anti-France views (the French had imprisoned Bacon for heresy, or so the story says) and is working with the Nazis to destroy France once and for all. [[Creator/AnnaRussell I'm not making this up, you know.]]]] * SandNecktie: In "The Hound of Pedro", Pedro," a bunch of Indians who try to rebel against their cruel Spanish overlord get this done to them-- them -- and then their heads are used for bowling pins. [[spoiler: Ends with KarmicDeath with a really [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent odd twist.]]]]

* SelfInsertFic: "The Closer of the Way", which takes the personal fallacy to new levels.
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* SelfInsertFic: "The Closer of the Way", Way," which takes the personal fallacy to new levels.

* SplitPersonality: Most prominent in ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'', but it pops up in some of his other stories.
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* SplitPersonality: Most prominent in ''Literature/{{Psycho}}'', ''Literature/{{Psycho}},'' but it pops up in some of his other stories.

* {{Tuckerization}}: Bloch wrote an affectionate TakeThat story about Creator/HPLovecraft, and his short story "ETFF" (about an alien going to a science fiction convention) reads like a Who's Who of popular sf authors (and fans) of the 1970s.
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* {{Tuckerization}}: Bloch wrote an affectionate TakeThat story about Creator/HPLovecraft, and his short story "ETFF" (about an alien going to a science fiction convention) reads like a Who's Who of popular sf authors (and fans) of the 1970s.1970's.

* WordAssociationTest: Like with {{Freudian Slip}}s, Bloch used these for wordplay-- but seldom as literal psychological tests; they were more likely to show up as a running chain of words and phrases in a character's thoughts.
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* WordAssociationTest: Like with {{Freudian Slip}}s, Bloch used these for wordplay-- wordplay -- but seldom as literal psychological tests; they were more likely to show up as a running chain of words and phrases in a character's thoughts.
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* Literature/StrangeEons
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* Literature/StrangeEons ''Literature/StrangeEons''
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