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3rd May '17 10:04:14 PM Gibblejip
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Avariation on W. W. Jacobs' famed short story "[[Literature/TheMonkeysPaw The Monkey's Paw]]". Ruthless businessman Ralph Jason (Richard Greene) is close to financial ruin. His wife Enid (Barbara Murray) discovers a Chinese figurine and wishes for a fortune. Ralph is killed on the way to his lawyer's office, the lawyer then advising Enid she will inherit a fortune from her deceased husband's life insurance plan. She uses her second wish to bring him back to the way he was just before the accident but learns that his death was due to a heart attack (caused by fright when he sees the figure of 'death' following him on a motorcycle).

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Avariation A variation on W. W. Jacobs' famed short story "[[Literature/TheMonkeysPaw The Monkey's Paw]]". Ruthless businessman Ralph Jason (Richard Greene) is close to financial ruin. His wife Enid (Barbara Murray) discovers a Chinese figurine and wishes for a fortune. Ralph is killed on the way to his lawyer's office, the lawyer then advising Enid she will inherit a fortune from her deceased husband's life insurance plan. She uses her second wish to bring him back to the way he was just before the accident but learns that his death was due to a heart attack (caused by fright when he sees the figure of 'death' following him on a motorcycle).



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The sole redeeming feature of most of the damned ones, is that in life, they had someone they cared about. Joanne had her daughter, the Elliots each other, Jason his wife and Major Rogers his dog.

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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The sole redeeming feature of most of the damned ones, is that in life, they had someone they cared about. Joanne had her daughter, the Elliots each other, Jason his wife wife, and Major Rogers his dog.



* TranquilFury: When Carter finally has enough of Rogers' [[TheNeidermeyer bullshit]] after one of the blind people dies because of it, he exacts revenge in a cold and calculating manner, with his features almost utterly expressionless as he traps Rogers, drives his dog mad with hunger and sets him through a torture maze before setting his crazed dog on him.

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* TranquilFury: When Carter finally has enough of Rogers' [[TheNeidermeyer bullshit]] after one of the blind people dies because of it, he exacts revenge in a cold and calculating manner, with his features almost utterly expressionless as he traps Rogers, drives his dog mad with hunger hunger, and sets him through a torture maze before setting his crazed dog on him.
3rd May '17 4:01:05 AM Shadowgazer
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* HopeCrusher: This is what Elliot did to Grimsdyke by taking away from him everything that he loved. He took away his dogs by using the law and framing them for his vandalism, the neighborhood children by indirectly accusing him of being a pedophile and the feelings of accceptance by making him believe that everyone hated him and wished he was dead. [[spoiler: Ironically and hypocritically, he didn't when Grimsdyke obliged to that last one.]]
31st Dec '16 11:44:43 PM Mdumas43073
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!!''Tales fron the Crypt'' Synopsis (From Wikipedia, with additions):

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!!''Tales fron from the Crypt'' Synopsis (From Wikipedia, with additions):
29th Dec '16 3:32:26 AM Mdumas43073
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* RecursiveCanon: During the "Bargain in Death" segment of ''Vault of Horror'', Maitland passes time by reading... a paperback novelisation of ''Tales of the Crypt''.

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* RecursiveCanon: During the "Bargain in Death" segment of ''Vault of Horror'', Maitland passes time by reading... a paperback novelisation of ''Tales of from the Crypt''.
29th Dec '16 3:31:19 AM Mdumas43073
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* RecursiveCanon: During the "Bargain in Death" segment of ''Vault of Horror'', Maitland passes time by reading... a paperback novelisation of ''Tales of the Crypt''.
29th Dec '16 3:27:15 AM Mdumas43073
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* DisasterDominoes: Eleanor Pritchit's frantic efforts to tidy up the house before her husband comes home.



* NeatFreak: Critchit.

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* NeatFreak: Critchit.NeatFreak / SuperOCD: Critchit, in "The Neat Job".
29th Dec '16 3:21:43 AM Mdumas43073
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* TheMirrorShowsYourTrueSelf: How Harold Rogers learns he's dining in a restaurant full of vampires... and how ''they'' learn he's not one of them.
29th Dec '16 3:18:06 AM Mdumas43073
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** Harold in the original "Midnight Mess" comic was just a poor schmoe who wandered into the wrong restaurant. Here he becomes a murderer so we don't feel too bad for him.

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** Harold in the original "Midnight Mess" comic was just a poor schmoe who wandered into the wrong restaurant. restaurant while visiting his sister. Here he becomes a murderer murders his sister so we don't feel too bad for him.
29th Dec '16 3:14:17 AM Mdumas43073
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Maitland (Michael Craig) is {{buried alive}} as part of an insurance scam concocted with his friend Alex (Edward Judd). Alex double-crosses Maitland, leaving him to suffocate. Two trainee doctors (Robin Nedwell and Geoffrey Davies) who live in the same boarding house as Maitland bribe a gravedigger (Arthur Mullard) to dig up his body to help with their studies. When Maitland's coffin is opened, he jumps up gasping for air, causing the doctors to run out into the middle of the road in front of Alex's car, which crashes. The gravedigger kills Maitland and when trying to close the sale of the corpse apologizes to the doctors for the damage to the head.

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Maitland (Michael Craig) is {{buried alive}} buried alive as part of an insurance scam concocted with his friend Alex (Edward Judd). Alex double-crosses Maitland, leaving him to suffocate. Two trainee doctors (Robin Nedwell and Geoffrey Davies) who live in the same boarding house as Maitland bribe a gravedigger (Arthur Mullard) to dig up his body to help with their studies. When Maitland's coffin is opened, he jumps up gasping for air, causing the doctors to run out into the middle of the road in front of Alex's car, which crashes. The gravedigger kills Maitland and when trying to close the sale of the corpse apologizes to the doctors for the damage to the head.


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* BuriedAlive: Maitland, in "Bargain in Death".
29th Dec '16 3:12:21 AM Mdumas43073
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* NoHonorAmongThieves: In "Bargain in Death", Maitland plans to double-cross Alex by killing him and keeping all the money for himself. Then he discovers that Alex has double-crossed ''him'' by leaving him buried alive.

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* NoHonorAmongThieves: In "Bargain in Death", Maitland plans to double-cross Alex by killing him and keeping all the insurance money for himself. Then he discovers that Alex has double-crossed ''him'' by leaving him buried alive.
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