History Film / Ghostwatch

19th Jul '17 8:56:09 PM Gouken20xx
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* CameraAbuse: Interference with the sound and visuals increase proportionally with the level of paranormal activity.

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* CameraAbuse: Interference with the sound and visuals increase proportionally with the level of paranormal activity.activity, to the point that nothing is what it seems by an hour into the film.



** [[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...]]

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** [[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 Also, those timecoded CCTV cameras are all pretty much the eyes and ears of Pipes from very early in the show...]]



* 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.

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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.sequel, however, the fact they were effectively fleeing for their lives from the compromised outside broadcast unit...
11th Feb '17 1:36:51 PM Gouken20xx
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* StylisticSuck: The entire faux-authenticity of the thing is compounded, rather than diluted, by the very cheap production values, which are incredibly close to {{Crimewatch}} episodes of the era, and abundant use of practical effects. A modern equivalent would likely use a lot of JitterCamera footage and CGI, which would only cheapen the experience.

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* StylisticSuck: The entire faux-authenticity of the thing is compounded, rather than diluted, by the very cheap production values, which are incredibly close to {{Crimewatch}} CrimewatchUK episodes of the era, and abundant use of practical effects. A modern equivalent would likely use a lot of JitterCamera JitterCam footage and CGI, which would only cheapen the experience.
11th Feb '17 1:35:24 PM Gouken20xx
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* TheShowMustGoOn: Even after [[spoiler: Pipes has attacked the studio and everyone else has abandoned it, Parkinson stays put and continues to commentate on the action, or lack thereof]].

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* TheShowMustGoOn: Even after [[spoiler: Pipes has attacked the studio and everyone else has abandoned it, Parkinson stays put and continues to commentate on the action, or lack thereof]].thereof... right down to [[WhamLine reciting the nursery rhyme Pipes is associated with]]...]]


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* StylisticSuck: The entire faux-authenticity of the thing is compounded, rather than diluted, by the very cheap production values, which are incredibly close to {{Crimewatch}} episodes of the era, and abundant use of practical effects. A modern equivalent would likely use a lot of JitterCamera footage and CGI, which would only cheapen the experience.


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* TitleOnlyOpening: It begins with a simple title sequence, with a generic font. The actual title sequence is a few minutes later, and at least has some StockFootage in it. [[spoiler:This is intended to act as SuspensionOfDisbelief, due to it's nature as a drama.]]
24th Sep '16 4:45:16 AM Rungles
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* ScienceHero: Dr Lin Pascoe os styled this way. She took on the Early family's case as part of her own ongoing research into the paranormal and regards her work as legitimate, if non-traditional, empirical inquiry.

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* ScienceHero: Dr Lin Pascoe os is styled this way. She took on the Early family's case as part of her own ongoing research into the paranormal and regards her work as legitimate, if non-traditional, empirical inquiry.
24th Sep '16 4:43:09 AM Rungles
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* Science Hero: Dr Lin Pascoe os styled this way. She took on the Early family's case as part of her own ongoing research into the paranormal and regards her work as legitimate, if non-traditional, empirical inquiry.

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* Science Hero: ScienceHero: Dr Lin Pascoe os styled this way. She took on the Early family's case as part of her own ongoing research into the paranormal and regards her work as legitimate, if non-traditional, empirical inquiry.
24th Sep '16 2:08:39 AM Rungles
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* Science Hero: Dr Lin Pascoe os styled this way. She took on the Early family's case as part of her own ongoing research into the paranormal and regards her work as legitimate, if non-traditional, empirical inquiry.
10th Sep '16 11:07:45 AM Mdumas43073
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In 1992, the BBC made a Halloween {{Mockumentary}} styled as a live investigation into a supposedly haunted house inhabited by a woman and her two young daughters. The broadcast starts off with the cast and crew going over what the night will consist of, explaining the family's situation and inviting viewers to call in and share their own experiences with the supernatural, as well as giving name to the supposed entity, "Pipes". After that, you have to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHVqzRyaByM see it to believe it]].

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In 1992, the BBC Creator/TheBBC made a Halloween {{Mockumentary}} styled as a live investigation into a supposedly haunted house inhabited by a woman and her two young daughters. The broadcast starts off with the cast and crew going over what the night will consist of, explaining the family's situation and inviting viewers to call in and share their own experiences with the supernatural, as well as giving name to the supposed entity, "Pipes". After that, you have to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHVqzRyaByM see it to believe it]].
2nd Sep '16 8:36:27 PM Angeldeb82
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In 1992, the BBC made a Halloween {{Mockumentary}} styled as a live investigation into a supposedly haunted house inhabited by a woman and her two young daughters. The broadcast starts off with the cast and crew going over what the night will consist of, explaining the family's situation and inviting viewers to call in and share their own experiences with the supernatural, as well as giving name to the supposed entity, "Pipes". After that, you have to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHVqzRyaByM see it to believe it.]]

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In 1992, the BBC made a Halloween {{Mockumentary}} styled as a live investigation into a supposedly haunted house inhabited by a woman and her two young daughters. The broadcast starts off with the cast and crew going over what the night will consist of, explaining the family's situation and inviting viewers to call in and share their own experiences with the supernatural, as well as giving name to the supposed entity, "Pipes". After that, you have to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHVqzRyaByM see it to believe it.]]
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* CreepyCrossdresser: Raymond Turnstall.



* IronicNurseryRhyme: ''Round and round the garden...like a teddy bear...one step...two step...''

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* IronicNurseryRhyme: IronicNurseryTune: ''Round and round the garden...like a teddy bear...one step...two step...''



* JerkAss: Craig Charles does this quite well.

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Craig Charles does this quite well.



* MugglesDoItBetter: 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", [[spoiler:Subverted, as the ghost commandeers all of it.]]

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* MugglesDoItBetter: 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.]]



* TheShowMustGoOn: Even after [[spoiler: Pipes has attacked the studio and everyone else has abandoned it, Parkinson stays put and continues to commentate on the action, or lack thereof.]]

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* TheShowMustGoOn: Even after [[spoiler: Pipes has attacked the studio and everyone else has abandoned it, Parkinson stays put and continues to commentate on the action, or lack thereof.]]thereof]].



** Averted then Played Straight with Dr Emilio in the short story 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.]]

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** Averted then Played Straight with Dr Emilio in the short story 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.]]protagonist]].



* VillainousCrossdresser: Raymond Turnstall.
29th May '16 12:33:28 AM Rungles
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* AsHimself: Mike Smith, Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene and Craig Charles. This was a principal factor in the confusion over whether the show was real or not. That all were associated with light entertainment and/or children's television made it an especially effective use of the trope, as there is a near-constant MoodDissonance from the start between the cheery Beeb personalities and the spooky backdrop. The cameraman and sound man are also played by a real-life BBC camera team, and credited under their real names.

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* AsHimself: Mike Smith, Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene and Craig Charles. This was a principal factor in the confusion over whether the show was real or not. That all were associated with light entertainment and/or children's television made it an especially effective use of the trope, as there is a near-constant MoodDissonance from the start between the cheery Beeb personalities and the spooky backdrop. The cameraman and sound man are also played by a real-life BBC camera team, team and credited under use their real names.
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.]]
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