History Film / DarkShadows

31st Jan '18 7:32:48 PM Eagal
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* CastingGag: Some people probably laughed upon finding out [[Film/LetMeIn Chloe Moretz]] was playing a [[spoiler: werewolf.]]
** And again, [[spoiler: Johnny Depp's character brutally murdering a character portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter]], in a film directed by Tim Burton nevertheless.
31st Jan '18 7:32:30 PM Eagal
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* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: The movie was released in 2012 but set in TheSeventies. The series it was adapted from ran from 1966 to 1971.
* TheSeventies: TurnedUpToEleven.



* BookcasePassage[=/=]SecretUndergroundPassage: You didn't expect a haunted old manor to have one of these, did you? Also {{discussed}} and {{lampshaded}}.

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* BookcasePassage[=/=]SecretUndergroundPassage: BookcasePassage: You didn't expect a haunted old manor to have one of these, did you? Also {{discussed}} and {{lampshaded}}.



* CheshireCatGrin: Angelique flaunts one as she says, [[WeMeetAgain "Hello, Barnabas. Remember me?"]]
** Honestly, she does this through the whole damn movie.

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* CheshireCatGrin: Angelique flaunts one as she says, [[WeMeetAgain "Hello, Barnabas. Remember me?"]]
**
me?"]] Honestly, she does this through the whole damn movie.



** HilariousInHindsight considering [[spoiler:what Carolyn morphs into during the climax.]] In fact, arguably it's more than just irony; Carolyn may actually have been making those noises ''because'' she was transforming...
* DenserAndWackier

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** HilariousInHindsight considering [[spoiler:what Carolyn morphs into during the climax.]] In fact, arguably it's more than just irony; Carolyn may actually have been making those noises ''because'' she was transforming...
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%%* DenserAndWackier



** GeniusBonus: There's a legend about Alice Cooper's stage name coming from a witch burned in Salem in the 17th century. Barnabas' line about being familiar with "her" after Carolyn says the name "Alice Cooper" makes sense, since at the beginning of the film it is stated that he became well-versed in witchcraft and the dark arts, so he may well have known about the "real" witch.



* OpenHeartDentistry[=/=]NotThatKindOfDoctor: Dr. Hoffman exploits this with Barnabas [[spoiler: in order to get a sample of his blood in order to try and become a vampire herself.]]

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* OpenHeartDentistry[=/=]NotThatKindOfDoctor: OpenHeartDentistry: Dr. Hoffman exploits this with Barnabas [[spoiler: in order to get a sample of his blood in order to try and become a vampire herself.]]



* [[Really700YearsOld Really 200 Years Old]]: Angelique. And Barnabas, of course.

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* [[Really700YearsOld Really Really700YearsOld: Angelique and Barnabas are over 200 Years Old]]: Angelique. And Barnabas, of course.years old.



* SequelHook: In the final scene of the film, [[spoiler: Dr Hoffman is shown underwater opening her eyes, implying she was successfully turned into a vampire and thus will probably be back to give Barnabas grief. For fun, this scene recalls a shot of the drowned Shelley Winters, in 1955's ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter''.]]
** [[WordOfGod Tim Burton and John August]] {{jossed}} this, saying that a sequel was very unlikely. It was only to mock how such soap operas end in a CliffHanger.
* TheSeventies: TurnedUpToEleven.

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* SequelHook: In the final scene of the film, [[spoiler: Dr Hoffman is shown underwater opening her eyes, implying she was successfully turned into a vampire and thus will probably be back to give Barnabas grief. For fun, this scene recalls a shot of the drowned Shelley Winters, in 1955's ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter''.]]
** [[WordOfGod Tim Burton and John August]] {{jossed}} this, saying that a sequel was very unlikely. It was only to mock how such
soap operas end in a CliffHanger.
* TheSeventies: TurnedUpToEleven.
CliffHanger.



* TheStinger: In the final scene of the film, [[spoiler: Dr Hoffman is shown underwater opening her eyes, implying she was successfully turned into a vampire. For fun, this scene recalls a shot of the drowned Shelley Winters, in 1955's ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter''.]]



* TwentyMinutesIntoThePast: The movie was released in 2012 but set in TheSeventies. The series it was adapted from ran from 1966 to 1971.



* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:Werewolf!Carolyn doesn't hold out in the final fight as well as these spoilers would hint at.]]
* WorldOfHam
* {{Yandere}}: Angelique. Good lord, Angelique. She sets out to ruin an entire family simply because her beloved spurns her advances.

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* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler:Werewolf!Carolyn [[spoiler:Carolyn while in werewolf form doesn't hold out in the final fight as well as these spoilers would hint at.fight.]]
* %%* WorldOfHam
* {{Yandere}}: Angelique. Good lord, Angelique. She sets out to ruin an entire family simply because her beloved spurns dumps her advances.for a woman of higher class.



** Arguably, it's not just that. She mentions, during her visit to Collinwood, how she and Barnabas had lots of "fun". It's fairly safe to assume they at least had sex before he none too gently let her down and moved on to another woman, of higher class (which would no doubt anger her InferioritySuperiorityComplex). She went ''very'' overboard, but it's not like she didn't have some provocation.
28th Oct '17 9:37:56 PM Megazord
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* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: Angelique's scheme to turn Barnabas into a vampire, [[spoiler: have Carolyn turned into a werewolf]], and especially [[spoiler: having David's mother killed]] certainly backfired.

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* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: Angelique's scheme to turn Barnabas into a vampire, [[spoiler: have Carolyn turned into a werewolf]], and especially [[spoiler: having David's mother killed]] killed and then come back as a ghost to haunt him]] certainly backfired.backfired and brings about her defeat.
25th Oct '17 11:22:57 AM bitemytail
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* TheColonialPeriod: The story starts at the end of this period, shortly before UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution.
7th Jul '17 9:40:42 AM smoolia
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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Josette and Victoria are the virtuous, conservatively dressed, asexual good girls. Angelique is the [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage-baring]], sexually aggressive villainess.

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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: Josette and Victoria are the virtuous, conservatively dressed, asexual dressed good girls. Angelique is the [[AbsoluteCleavage cleavage-baring]], sexually aggressive villainess.
25th Jun '17 9:28:32 AM nombretomado
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** At one point Angelique spews out green vomit at Barnabas, as the possessed Regan did in ''TheExorcist''.

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** At one point Angelique spews out green vomit at Barnabas, as the possessed Regan did in ''TheExorcist''.''Film/TheExorcist''.
25th Jun '17 9:28:25 AM nombretomado
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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Angelique vomits [[CoveredInGunge green, bug-filled slime]] onto Barnabas a la ''TheExorcist''.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Angelique vomits [[CoveredInGunge green, bug-filled slime]] onto Barnabas a la ''TheExorcist''.''Film/TheExorcist''.
1st Mar '17 12:10:14 PM JamesAustin
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** Dr. Hoffman and Barnabas have a conversation about how filthy and disgusting life in England was. Creator/JohnnyDepp and Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter were the two leads in ''[[Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet SweeneyTodd]]'', which is set in such a place in London.
** Creator/ChloeMoretz' [[spoiler: "Woof"]] to Elizabeth is a clear reference to [[spoiler: MichellePfeiffer's famous "Meow" as Catwoman in ''Film/BatmanReturns'']], delivered in much the same way.

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** Dr. Hoffman and Barnabas have a conversation about how filthy and disgusting life in England was. Creator/JohnnyDepp and Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter were the two leads in ''[[Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet SweeneyTodd]]'', Sweeney Todd]]'', which is set in such a place in London.
** Creator/ChloeMoretz' [[spoiler: "Woof"]] to Elizabeth is a clear reference to [[spoiler: MichellePfeiffer's Creator/MichellePfeiffer's famous "Meow" as Catwoman in ''Film/BatmanReturns'']], delivered in much the same way.
24th Dec '16 8:13:10 AM Gosicrystal
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** [[spoiler: Julia Hoffman, who has her own not-entirely-reputable reasons for "curing" Barnabas this time around.]] See SequelHook.

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** [[spoiler: Julia [[spoiler:Julia Hoffman, who has her own not-entirely-reputable reasons for "curing" Barnabas this time around.]] See SequelHook.



* AndIMustScream: Barnabas is trapped in a coffin for 200 years.
** Barnabas seems to have dealt with this nightmare by obtaining a twisted sense of time while he was imprisoned. The second time he's imprisoned in a coffin, however, he believes it has been years or decades while he was only trapped for twenty minutes.

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* AndIMustScream: Barnabas is trapped in a coffin for 200 years.
** Barnabas
years. He seems to have dealt with this nightmare by obtaining a twisted sense of time while he was imprisoned. The second time he's imprisoned in a coffin, however, he believes it has been years or decades while he was only trapped for twenty minutes.



* DiegeticSwitch:
** The restoration of Collinwood and the family business is accompanied by a "Top of the World" soundtrack by the Music/{{Carpenters}}. The scene eventually switches to a Collinwood TV set showing Karen Carpenter performing the song. Aghast, Barnabas attacks the TV, crying out, "Reveal yourself, tiny songstress!"
** Played with in a scene where Barnabas, monologuing about his past, lays his arms on a '70s home organ, which plays a moody chord with inappropriately bouncy auto-accompaniment. Subsequent gestures generate {{ScareChord}}s and other out-of-place sounds, until Elizabeth finally switches it off.



* DiegeticSwitch: The restoration of Collinwood and the family business is accompanied by a "Top of the World" soundtrack by the Music/{{Carpenters}}. The scene eventually switches to a Collinwood TV set showing Karen Carpenter performing the song. Aghast, Barnabas attacks the TV, crying out, "Reveal yourself, tiny songstress!"
** Played with in an earlier scene, when Barnabas, monologuing about his past, lays his arms on a '70s home organ, which plays a moody chord with inappropriately bouncy auto-accompaniment. Subsequent gestures generate {{ScareChord}}s and other out-of-place sounds, until Elizabeth finally switches it off.

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* DiegeticSwitch: The restoration of Collinwood and the family business is accompanied by a "Top of the World" soundtrack by the Music/{{Carpenters}}. The scene eventually switches to a Collinwood TV set showing Karen Carpenter performing the song. Aghast, DistinctionWithoutADifference: Barnabas attacks the TV, crying out, "Reveal yourself, tiny songstress!"
** Played with
was not locked in an earlier scene, when Barnabas, monologuing about his past, lays his arms on a '70s home organ, which plays a moody chord with inappropriately bouncy auto-accompaniment. Subsequent gestures generate {{ScareChord}}s and other out-of-place sounds, until Elizabeth finally switches box for 200 years, it off.was 196.



* FinalBattle: In which [[spoiler: Carolyn is revealed to be a werewolf, Angelique is killed by the ghost of David's mother, and Collinwood Manor is destroyed]].

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* FinalBattle: In which [[spoiler: Carolyn [[spoiler:Carolyn is revealed to be a werewolf, Angelique is killed by the ghost of David's mother, and Collinwood Manor is destroyed]].



* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: [[spoiler: Dr. Hoffmann falls for her patient Barnabas. Later subverted, as it's revealed that she is more interested [[VampireVannabe in his vampire blood]] than his personality.]]

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* FlorenceNightingaleEffect: [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Hoffmann falls for her patient Barnabas. Later subverted, as it's revealed that she is more interested [[VampireVannabe in his vampire blood]] than his personality.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Carolyn being a werewolf: The first time we see Carolyn she's wearing a very short dress and throughout the whole film DoesNotLikeShoes (when she transforms her legs change so much they rip her tights); the second time she's eating under a painting of a full moon and her cousin says she makes animal noises at night. Angelique also refers to her as a "fetching creature". Also, the ''Scooby Doo'' episode featuring a werewolf and the secret passage features wolves howling at the moon.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Carolyn [[spoiler:Carolyn being a werewolf: The first time we see Carolyn she's wearing a very short dress and throughout the whole film DoesNotLikeShoes (when she transforms her legs change so much they rip her tights); the second time she's eating under a painting of a full moon and her cousin says she makes animal noises at night. Angelique also refers to her as a "fetching creature". Also, the ''Scooby Doo'' episode featuring a werewolf and the secret passage features wolves howling at the moon.]]



** [[spoiler: Dr. Hoffman becoming a vampire: She's always wearing red and she's always thirsty. After the transfusions begin she also stays away from the light and asks people to shut the curtains. She also gets noticeably paler, and when Barnabas bites her and she gasps in pain it's shown she has fangs.]]

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** [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Hoffman becoming a vampire: She's always wearing red and she's always thirsty. After the transfusions begin she also stays away from the light and asks people to shut the curtains. She also gets noticeably paler, and when Barnabas bites her and she gasps in pain it's shown she has fangs.]]



* FrenchJerk: Angelique is a rare female example.

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* %%* FrenchJerk: Angelique is a rare female example.



* GreenEyedMonster: Angelique.

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* %%* GreenEyedMonster: Angelique.



* HauntedHouse

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* %%* HauntedHouse



* IfICantHaveYou
--> '''Angelique''': ''If I can't have you, I'll destroy you. And your family.''

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* IfICantHaveYou
IfICantHaveYou:
--> '''Angelique''': '''Angelique:''' ''If I can't have you, I'll destroy you. And your family.''



* NoExceptYes: Barnabas was not locked in a box for 200 years, it was 196.
21st Nov '16 3:50:13 AM axle-k89
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Carolyn being a werewolf: The first time we see Carolyn she's wearing a very short dress and throughout the whole film DoesNotLikeShoes (when she transforms her legs change so much they rip her tights); the second time she's eating under a painting of a full moon and her cousin says she makes animal noises at night. Angelique also refers to her as a "fetching creature".]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: Carolyn being a werewolf: The first time we see Carolyn she's wearing a very short dress and throughout the whole film DoesNotLikeShoes (when she transforms her legs change so much they rip her tights); the second time she's eating under a painting of a full moon and her cousin says she makes animal noises at night. Angelique also refers to her as a "fetching creature". Also, the ''Scooby Doo'' episode featuring a werewolf and the secret passage features wolves howling at the moon.]]



* GetOut: Two examples to Angelique, both in the climax. [[spoiler:Carolyn, having just transformed into a werewolf, roars at her, "GET OUT OF MY ROOM!", and then Elizabeth orders Angelique to get out of the house while aiming a gun at her. Angelique simply mocks her and brings parts of the house to life.]]



* GoToYourRoom: For Carolyn [[KickTheDog mocking David's mother, her own, dead aunt, right in front of David]], Elizabeth sends Carolyn to her room.



* InterspeciesRomance: Barnabas/Angelique; Barnabas/Victoria

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* InterspeciesRomance: Barnabas/Angelique; Barnabas/VictoriaBarnabas/Victoria.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Admittedly it's a HiddenHeartOfGold, but Carolyn counts. She spends most of the film acting bitchy and dishes out a nasty KickTheDog to David, but deep down she's still a good person who does care for those around her when the time comes. She tries to give Barnabas advice on how to court Victoria despite obviously thinking he's a weirdo, shows sincere approval at his idea of a party at Collinwood and participates in the festivities [[spoiler:and attempts to battle Angelique head-on in the climax.]]



* MamaBear: In the climatic fight, Elizabeth wields a shotgun against Angelique to protect her family.

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* MamaBear: MamaBear:
** Upon first seeing Barnabas, Elizabeth warns Carolyn and David to stay away from him and vice versa. Understandable because at this point she doesn't know who he is.
In the climatic fight, Elizabeth wields a shotgun against Angelique to protect her family.



* OhCrap: Barnabas definitely thought this after he rejected Angelique's offers and left the room, only to see a coffin on the other side of the door.

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* OhCrap: Elizabeth when Barnabas tells her who he is, as it also means he's a vampire. However, it diminishes pretty quickly when he tells her he will not harm her or anyone else in Collinwood, since they are family.
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Barnabas definitely thought this after he rejected Angelique's offers and left the room, only to see a coffin on the other side of the door.
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