History Film / DarkShadows

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.
12th Nov '16 3:45:06 PM nombretomado
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* TrashTheSet: [[spoiler: Collinwood manor burns to the ground during Barnabas and Angelique's FinalBattle.]]
** JohnnyDepp mentions in an interview that the filming of his and Creator/EvaGreen's [[DestructoNookie sex scene resulted in a lot of trashed hotel rooms.]]

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* TrashTheSet: TrashTheSet:
**
[[spoiler: Collinwood manor burns to the ground during Barnabas and Angelique's FinalBattle.]]
** JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp mentions in an interview that the filming of his and Creator/EvaGreen's [[DestructoNookie sex scene resulted in a lot of trashed hotel rooms.]]
8th Nov '16 6:31:51 AM Anddrix
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** Creator/ChristopherLee shows up too, playing the aged fisherman Barnabas hypnotizes. Tim Burton frequently casts him in supporting roles; Christopher previously played the judge who sends Johnny to ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and Johnny's father in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. He also voiced Pastor Gallswells in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', and the Jabberwocky in ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.

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** Creator/ChristopherLee shows up too, playing the aged fisherman Barnabas hypnotizes. Tim Burton frequently casts him in supporting roles; Christopher previously played the judge who sends Johnny to ''Film/SleepyHollow'', and Johnny's father in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. He also voiced Pastor Gallswells in ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'', and the Jabberwocky in ''Film/AliceInWonderland''.''Film/AliceInWonderland2010''.
30th Oct '16 11:52:42 AM nombretomado
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** Dr. Hoffman and Barnabas have a conversation about how filthy and disgusting life in England was. JohnnyDepp and HelenaBonhamCarter were the two leads in ''[[Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet SweeneyTodd]]'', which is set in such a place in London.

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** Dr. Hoffman and Barnabas have a conversation about how filthy and disgusting life in England was. JohnnyDepp Creator/JohnnyDepp and HelenaBonhamCarter Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter were the two leads in ''[[Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet SweeneyTodd]]'', which is set in such a place in London.



** This is not the first time HelenaBonhamCarter has [[Film/HarryPotter begged mercy to a not-exactly human being.]]

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** This is not the first time HelenaBonhamCarter Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter has [[Film/HarryPotter begged mercy to a not-exactly human being.]]
30th Oct '16 11:49:28 AM nombretomado
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* TheAlcoholic: Willie Loomis, the manor's caretaker (JackieEarleHaley), and Dr. Julia Hoffman, the live-in psychiatrist (HelenaBonhamCarter).

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* TheAlcoholic: Willie Loomis, the manor's caretaker (JackieEarleHaley), (Creator/JackieEarleHaley), and Dr. Julia Hoffman, the live-in psychiatrist (HelenaBonhamCarter).(Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter).
25th Aug '16 2:55:42 PM Ciara25
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* DecoyProtagonist: The film starts off with Victoria on the train to he new job, and it appears she'll be one of the main characters. In fact she plays an extremely ancillary role to the plot of the film.

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* DecoyProtagonist: The After the prologue, the film proper starts off with Victoria on the train to he her new job, and it appears she'll be one of the main characters.protagonist. In fact she plays an extremely ancillary role to the plot of the film.
3rd Jul '16 1:56:55 AM I_love_dragons
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* GoThroughMe: Humorously averted when Willie tells Angelique this and she immediately flings him aside.

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* GoThroughMe: Humorously averted subverted when Willie tells Angelique this and she immediately flings him aside.
2nd Jul '16 9:21:29 AM axle-k89
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* KickTheDog:
** Angelique crosses the MoralEventHorizon by doing this, first by murdering Barnabas's parents, then Josette. And of course, continuing Barnabas's own suffering by turning him into a vampire and burying him alive.
** Angelique does this to the rest of the Collins family too, by ruining their fishery with her own, killing David's mother at sea, [[spoiler:turning Carolyn into a werewolf]], and then, [[spoiler:after they reopen their fishery, she destroys it again and turns the townspeople against them and Barnabas. Even though Barnabas ''did'' murder the construction workers, the hippies and Hoffman, he did not do it ForTheEvulz, as Angelique implies with her recording to the sheriff.]]
** Carolyn does this by mocking the fate of her dead aunt, David's mother, right in front of David. Elizabeth sends her to her room for it.


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* MissingMom: David's mother died at sea before the events of the film. Angelique was behind it.
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