History Film / Ghostwatch

23rd Apr '16 2:53:02 PM DocStone
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* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: As more insight to Pipes' true nature comes to light, the theory is suggested that whatever it is may have started out as a spiritual entity that even predates humanity.]]
1st Mar '16 5:51:09 PM LeedsKing
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Only people who knew their parapsychology recognised that the idea of a ghost terrorising two girls in an ordinary British semi-detached house was based on the "real" life case of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enfield_Poltergeist Enfield Poltergeist]], in which it turned out that the girls were making it all up to get media attention.
18th Dec '15 5:09:35 PM Gouken20xx
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* CrazyPrepared: The house is fitted with timecoded CCTV cameras that can be remotely operated as well as devices for outside monitoring of atmospheric conditions and light frequency. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the ghostly presence is apparently capable of hijacking and manipulating the lot.]] The cameraman's kit is also capable of thermal imaging.

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* CrazyPrepared: The house is fitted with timecoded CCTV cameras that can be remotely operated as well as devices for outside monitoring of atmospheric conditions and light frequency. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the ghostly presence is apparently capable of hijacking and manipulating the lot.]] The cameraman's kit is also capable of thermal imaging. imaging.
** [[spoiler: The only times we see anything about the outside broadcasting, it's from much earlier than we think, and they're clearly having problems with it. Although, the cameras are all pretty much the eyes and ears of Pipes from very early in the show...]]
8th Nov '15 3:42:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Ghostwatch has a distinct Nineties feel, aping then-emerging docudramas like Crimewatch and making use of technology that was in vogue at the time, such as the light pen and the infrared vision (the latter commonly used on UsefulNotes/GulfWar reports).
8th Nov '15 3:41:28 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[BlatantLies We don't want to give anybody sleepless nights]]."''

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3rd Oct '15 10:24:25 AM Atlantis1930
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fates of both Craig Charles and the camera crew who accompanied Sarah into the house are not revealed either in the ending or the short story sequel.
3rd Oct '15 10:21:14 AM Atlantis1930
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** Played Straight with Dr Emilio in the short story sequel.

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** Averted then Played Straight with Dr Emilio in the short story sequel.sequel. Who is at first unmoved by the events of th TV show, declaring it all to be mass hysteria on a grand scale, but then [[spoiler: is attacked by Mr Pipes and has his face horribly gashed open, and then witnesses Mr Pipes becoming the apparition of Sarah Greene and possessing the protagonist.]]
3rd Oct '15 10:13:38 AM Atlantis1930
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** Played Straight with Dr Emilio in the short story sequel.
3rd Oct '15 6:43:29 AM Atlantis1930
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* TookALevelInJerkass: Parkinson gradually grows more and more curt and dismissive as the film goes on. [[spoiler:Justified as he was slowly getting possessed the entire time.]]
21st May '15 4:35:10 PM Rungles
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* MugglesDoItBetter: The rationale that Michael Parkinson gives for the project in-universe, stating that the myriad technology at their disposal will allow them to go "ghost-hunting on an unprecedented scale". [[spoiler:Subverted, as the ghost commandeers all of it.]]

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* MugglesDoItBetter: The With a part-time exorcist having already failed to root out the spirit, this is the rationale that Michael Parkinson gives for the project in-universe, stating that the myriad technology at their disposal will allow them to go "ghost-hunting on an unprecedented scale". scale", [[spoiler:Subverted, as the ghost commandeers all of it.]]
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