History Film / Absentia

10th Apr '16 8:17:09 PM Mamealoney
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* KickTheDog: Jamie Lambert comes to the underpass with a yorkie in a garbage bag, presumably to try to trade for his father's life. Later, the police accuse him of being a serial killer, based on his cruelty towards animals.

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* KickTheDog: Partially subverted. Jamie Lambert comes to the underpass with a yorkie in a garbage bag, presumably to try to trade for his father's life. Later, the police accuse him of being a serial killer, based on his cruelty towards animals.
10th Apr '16 8:14:49 PM Mamealoney
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* KickTheDog: Jamie Lambert comes to the underpass with a yorkie in a garbage bag, presumably to try to trade for his father's life. Later, the police accuse him of being a serial killer, based on his cruelty towards animals.
10th Apr '16 8:07:23 PM Mamealoney
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* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever: Evil underpass.
10th Apr '16 8:05:47 PM Mamealoney
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* FateWorseThanDeath - The apparent fate of those in the grasp of the thing in the tunnel.

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* FateWorseThanDeath - The apparent fate of those in the grasp of the thing in the tunnel. It's the movie's tagline.
10th Apr '16 8:02:57 PM Mamealoney
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* AndIMustScream: Daniel's apparent fate was to be trapped in some sort of hellish limbo where he was tortured repeatedly.

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* AndIMustScream: Daniel's apparent fate was to be trapped in some sort of hellish limbo where he was tortured repeatedly. Reinforced when two separate victims of the tunnel ask disbelievingly, "You can see me?" implying that they have been attempting in vain to communicate for some time.


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* PoliceAreUseless: Callie tries to explain the trans-dimensional horror to the police after Daniel is re-abducted. Of course, the police don't believe her, and blame her fantastical stories on heroin use. Subverted at the end of the movie, when the police have a good idea that supernatural forces are at play, but are desperately trying to convince themselves that there is a rational mundane explanation.
10th Apr '16 7:48:35 PM Mamealoney
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* AdultFear - Much of the film deals with the effect of having a loved one go missing.

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* AdultFear - Much of the film deals with the effect of having a loved one go missing. Plus the fear of one's spouse losing their mind and no longer being the same person.
10th Apr '16 7:46:18 PM Mamealoney
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Both Trish and Callie are trapped in the tunnel with Daniel now, while Ryan is convinced they all just ran away.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Both Trish and Callie are trapped in the tunnel with Daniel now, while Ryan is convinced trying to convince himself they all just ran away.]]
31st Dec '14 5:17:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: AllTrollsAreDifferent: Trolls are [[BigCreepyCrawlies huge insect creatures]] which live [[AnotherDimension beneath]] tunnels and bridges. They abduct humans who enter their territory and trap them in their dimension. It's possible to barter with them, [[TheFairFolk though you'll have to figure out the rules on your own]], but it's ill-advised as it also attracts their attention to those around you.]]

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* [[spoiler: AllTrollsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Trolls are [[BigCreepyCrawlies huge insect creatures]] creatures which live [[AnotherDimension beneath]] beneath tunnels and bridges. They abduct humans who enter their territory and trap them in their dimension. It's possible to barter with them, [[TheFairFolk though you'll have to figure out the rules on your own]], own, but it's ill-advised as it also attracts their attention to those around you.]]



* [[spoiler: InfantImmortality: Subverted due to JackassGenie]].

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* [[spoiler: InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Subverted due to JackassGenie]].
22nd Nov '14 6:19:24 PM Mephistopheles
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The gift Callie gives to her incoming niece/nephew? [[spoiler: [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff]]]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The gift Callie gives to her incoming niece/nephew? [[spoiler: [[Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff]]]].''Literature/ThreeBillyGoatsGruff']].
18th Aug '14 9:12:14 AM ironballs16
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* AngstComa: [[spoiler: Daniel is suffering one upon his return, due to having been kept ''seven years'' by the entity under the bridge]].


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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The movie goes out of its way to balance this, with those still around debating what might have ''actually'' happened to those that went missing, since the only witnesses proposing the Magic are [[spoiler: a heroin addict, a man who'd vanished for 7 years and then ''re-''vanished, and a man who displayed some of the warning signs of a serial killer]]. The final scene all-but settles the matter.
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