History Film / HideAndSeek

20th Sep '17 3:59:04 PM LadyNorbert
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Emily's irrational behavior starts to worry David, and things come to a head when a woman he has befriended named Elizabeth (Elisabeth Shue) is killed while she is playing with Emily. Emily blames the murder on Charlie. David confronts his neighbor, believing him to be "Charlie", and drives him away...only to be immediately confronted with the ''real'' Charlie, [[spoiler: his own psychotic alternate personality.]]

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Emily's irrational behavior starts to worry David, and things come to a head when a woman he has befriended named Elizabeth (Elisabeth Shue) is killed while she is playing with Emily. Emily blames the murder on Charlie. David confronts his neighbor, believing him to be "Charlie", and drives him away... only to be immediately confronted with the ''real'' Charlie, [[spoiler: his own psychotic alternate personality.]]



** At the end of the movie in the US release, after [[spoiler: David/Charlie dies, Emily is shown at her foster home drawing a [[NightmareFuelColoringBook picture]] before going to school. Happy Ending, right? Well, the picture is of her with two heads, implying she has developed an alternate personality too.]]
** IN the second one, [[spoiler: Emily has been sent to a mental ward for observation. After Katherine tucks her in and leaves, Emily gets out of bed and starts looking for something. When she opens a closet door and says, "There you are," the camera then shows Emily staring at herself in a mirror with a slightly demonic smile.]]

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** At the end of the movie in the US release, after [[spoiler: David/Charlie dies, Emily is shown at her foster home drawing a [[NightmareFuelColoringBook picture]] before going to school. Happy Ending, ending, right? Well, the picture is of her with two heads, implying she has developed an alternate personality too.]]
** IN In the second one, [[spoiler: Emily has been sent to a mental ward for observation. After Katherine tucks her in and leaves, Emily gets out of bed and starts looking for something. When she opens a closet door and says, "There you are," the camera then shows Emily staring at herself in a mirror with a slightly demonic smile.]]



* PoliceAreUseless: After getting a call from a worried neighbor, the sheriff shows up with at the Callowways without back-up [[spoiler: and is soon knocked out with a shovel by Charlie.]]

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* PoliceAreUseless: After getting a call from a worried neighbor, the sheriff shows up with at the Callowways Calloways' home without back-up [[spoiler: and is soon knocked out with a shovel by Charlie.]]



* UsedToBeASweetKid: Emily seems happy and well adjusted in the scenes before [[spoiler: she sees her mother's bodied corpse in the bathtub.]]

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Emily seems happy and well adjusted in the scenes before [[spoiler: she sees her mother's bodied bloodied corpse in the bathtub.]]
29th Jun '17 11:09:55 AM Mdumas43073
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''Hide and Seek'' is a 2005 psychological thriller starring Creator/RobertDeNiro and a then relatively-unknown Creator/DakotaFanning.

This film is about a psychiatrist named David Callaway, who moves to upstate New York with his daughter, Emily, following the suicide of her mother. While settling into their new home, Emily begins conversing with an imaginary friend named Charlie, while at the same time becoming close to a neighboring couple who lost their own daughter to cancer.

Emily's irrational behavior starts to worry David, and things come to a head when a woman he has befriended named Elizabeth is killed while she is playing with Emily. Emily blames the murder on Charlie. David confronts his neighbor, believing him to be "Charlie", and drives him away...only to be immediately confronted with the ''real'' Charlie, [[spoiler: his own psychotic alternate personality.]]

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''Hide and Seek'' is a 2005 psychological thriller PsychologicalHorror film directed by John Polson, starring Creator/RobertDeNiro and a then relatively-unknown Creator/DakotaFanning.

This film is about a psychiatrist named David Callaway, Callaway (De Niro), who moves to upstate New York with his daughter, Emily, daughter Emily (Fanning) following the suicide of her mother. mother (Creator/AmyIrving). While settling into their new home, Emily begins conversing with an imaginary friend named Charlie, while at the same time becoming close to Laura (Melissa Leo) and Steven (Creator/RobertJohnBurke), a neighboring couple who lost their own daughter to cancer.

Emily's irrational behavior starts to worry David, and things come to a head when a woman he has befriended named Elizabeth (Elisabeth Shue) is killed while she is playing with Emily. Emily blames the murder on Charlie. David confronts his neighbor, believing him to be "Charlie", and drives him away...only to be immediately confronted with the ''real'' Charlie, [[spoiler: his own psychotic alternate personality.]]
23rd Mar '17 3:06:43 PM Isaac_Heller
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This film is about a psychiatrist named David Callaway, who moves to upstate New York with his daughter, Emily, following the suicide of her mother. While settling into their new home, Emily begins conversing with an imaginary friend named Charlie, while at the same time becoming close to a neighbouring couple who lost their own daughter to cancer.

Emily's irrational behaviour starts to worry David, and things come to a head when a woman he has befriended named Elizabeth is killed while she is playing with Emily. Emily blames the murder on Charlie. David confronts his neighbour, believing him to be "Charlie", and drives him away.

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This film is about a psychiatrist named David Callaway, who moves to upstate New York with his daughter, Emily, following the suicide of her mother. While settling into their new home, Emily begins conversing with an imaginary friend named Charlie, while at the same time becoming close to a neighbouring neighboring couple who lost their own daughter to cancer.

Emily's irrational behaviour behavior starts to worry David, and things come to a head when a woman he has befriended named Elizabeth is killed while she is playing with Emily. Emily blames the murder on Charlie. David confronts his neighbour, neighbor, believing him to be "Charlie", and drives him away.
away...only to be immediately confronted with the ''real'' Charlie, [[spoiler: his own psychotic alternate personality.]]
23rd Mar '17 3:04:26 PM Isaac_Heller
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* ManipulativeBastard: Charlie turns Emily against David, making her believe that David is the one who killed her mother [[spoiler: and that he s David's "good" side. Eventually, Emily catches on that the truth is the opposite - David is innocent and Charlie is the murderer.]]

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* ManipulativeBastard: Charlie turns Emily against David, making her believe that David is the one who killed her mother [[spoiler: and that he s he's David's "good" side. Eventually, Emily catches on that the truth is the opposite - David is innocent and Charlie is the murderer.]]
23rd Mar '17 3:03:52 PM Isaac_Heller
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%%* CreepyChild: Emily.

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%%* * CreepyChild: Emily.Emily throughout most of the film.



%%* IronicNurseryTune: The theme song "Hide and Seek."

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%%* * IronicNurseryTune: The theme song "Hide and Seek."



%%* KickTheDog: Emily's cat.
%%* TheKillerInMe

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%%* * KickTheDog: Charlie kills Emily's cat.
%%* TheKillerInMe
cat, in a way that makes David suspect that Emily did it.
* TheKillerInMe: [[spoiler: Charlie is an alternate personality of David's.]]



* LovecraftCountry: Averted. [[spoiler: The creepy neighbours and sherrif in this strangely underpopulated small town turn out to be harmless and/or concerned about Emily.]]
%%* MindScrew: In the same vein as [[spoiler: Film/{{Psycho}}]].
%%* MissingMom

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* LovecraftCountry: Averted. [[spoiler: The creepy neighbours neighbors and sherrif sheriff in this strangely underpopulated small town turn out to be harmless and/or concerned about Emily.]]
%%* * ManipulativeBastard: Charlie turns Emily against David, making her believe that David is the one who killed her mother [[spoiler: and that he s David's "good" side. Eventually, Emily catches on that the truth is the opposite - David is innocent and Charlie is the murderer.]]
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MindScrew: In the same vein as [[spoiler: Film/{{Psycho}}]].
%%* MissingMom* MissingMom: Emily's mother is killed at the start of the film.



%%* NightmareFuelColoringBook: [[spoiler:In one of the endings.]]

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%%* * NightmareFuelColoringBook: [[spoiler:In one of the endings.theatrical ending.]]



%%* NotSoImaginaryFriend: [[spoiler:Charlie]]

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%%* * NotSoImaginaryFriend: [[spoiler:Charlie]][[spoiler:Charlie, who turns out to be another personality of David's.]]
26th Oct '14 5:44:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* BrokenBird: Emily
* CatScare
* CreepyBasement

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BrokenBird: Emily
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* CreepyChild: Emily.

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* %%* CreepyChild: Emily.



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Emily.
* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: At the end of the movie in the US release, after David/Charlie dies, Emily is shown at her foster home drawing a [[NightmareFuelColoringBook picture]] before going to school. Happy Ending, right? Well, the picture is of her with two heads, implying she has developed an alternate personality too.]]
** In an alternate ending, [[spoiler: Emily has been sent to a mental ward for observation. After Katherine tucks her in and leaves, Emily gets out of bed and starts looking for something. When she opens a closet door and says, "There you are," the camera then shows Emily staring at herself in a mirror with a slightly demonic smile.]]
** [[spoiler:There are in fact five different endings. The third one shows her at the foster home and her drawing is completely normal, showing that she's fine. The fourth one has her being tucked by Katherine but then showing she's in the ward (different ending from the one mentioned above). And a fifth one has her in a completely different altogether foster home, playing with her reflection]].
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: to Norman Bates in Film/{{Psycho}}. They're protagonists, they fight antagonists not shown to us, they discover that they themselves are the antagonists, and they [[SplitPersonalityTakeover succumb to their evil personalities]].]]
* JekyllAndHyde:[[spoiler: David and Charlie]]
** [[spoiler: Possibly leading to StealthPun with the title.]]
* IronicNurseryTune: The theme song "Hide and Seek."

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* %%* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Emily.
* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: There are five different endings, four of which play this straight.
**
At the end of the movie in the US release, after [[spoiler: David/Charlie dies, Emily is shown at her foster home drawing a [[NightmareFuelColoringBook picture]] before going to school. Happy Ending, right? Well, the picture is of her with two heads, implying she has developed an alternate personality too.]]
** In an alternate ending, IN the second one, [[spoiler: Emily has been sent to a mental ward for observation. After Katherine tucks her in and leaves, Emily gets out of bed and starts looking for something. When she opens a closet door and says, "There you are," the camera then shows Emily staring at herself in a mirror with a slightly demonic smile.]]
** [[spoiler:There are in fact five different endings. The third one shows her [[spoiler:her at the foster home and her drawing is completely normal, showing that she's fine. The fourth one has her being tucked by Katherine but then showing she's in the ward (different ending from the one mentioned above). And a fifth one has her in a completely different altogether foster home, playing with her reflection]].
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: to Norman Bates in Film/{{Psycho}}. They're protagonists, they fight antagonists not shown to us, they discover that they themselves are the antagonists, and they [[SplitPersonalityTakeover succumb to their evil personalities]].
fine.]]
* JekyllAndHyde:[[spoiler: David and Charlie]]
** [[spoiler: Possibly leading to StealthPun with The fourth one has [[spoiler:her being tucked by Katherine but then showing she's in the title.ward (different ending from the one mentioned above).]]
** The fifth one has [[spoiler:her in a completely different altogether foster home, playing with her reflection.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:David to Norman Bates in ''Psycho''. They're protagonists, they fight antagonists not shown to us, they discover that they themselves are the antagonists, and they succumb to their evil personalities.]]
* JekyllAndHyde: [[spoiler: David and Charlie, possibly leading to StealthPun with the title.]]
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IronicNurseryTune: The theme song "Hide and Seek."



* KickTheDog: Emily's cat.
* MindScrew: In the same vein as [[spoiler: Film/{{Psycho}}]].

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* %%* KickTheDog: Emily's cat.
* MindScrew: In the same vein as [[spoiler: Film/{{Psycho}}]].%%* TheKillerInMe



* MissingMom

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* %%* MindScrew: In the same vein as [[spoiler: Film/{{Psycho}}]].
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MissingMom



* NightmareFuelColoringBook: [[spoiler:In one of the endings.]]
* NosyNeighbor: Steve who comes to suspect that [[spoiler: David is endangering Emily]].
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: [[spoiler:Charlie]]

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* %%* NightmareFuelColoringBook: [[spoiler:In one of the endings.]]
* NosyNeighbor: Steve Steve, who comes to suspect that [[spoiler: David is endangering Emily]].
* %%* NotSoImaginaryFriend: [[spoiler:Charlie]]



* SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler: "It's okay. Daddy's gone now."]]
* TheKillerInMe

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* %%* SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler: "It's okay. Daddy's gone now."]]
* TheKillerInMe
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26th Oct '14 5:15:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: SplitPersonalityTakeover: "It's okay. Daddy's gone now."]]

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* [[spoiler: SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler: "It's okay. Daddy's gone now."]]
26th Oct '14 5:14:23 AM Morgenthaler
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''Hide and Seek'' is a 2005 psychological thriller starring RobertDeNiro and a then relatively-unknown Dakota Fanning.

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''Hide and Seek'' is a 2005 psychological thriller starring RobertDeNiro Creator/RobertDeNiro and a then relatively-unknown Dakota Fanning.
Creator/DakotaFanning.



However, a plot twist is soon revealed: [[spoiler: [[TomatoInTheMirror David IS Charlie]]. Charlie formed when David caught his wife cheating on him. In one night, David, under the Charlie personality, murdered his wife and made it look like she committed suicide. Of course, this means that David has also murdered Elizabeth. After discovering that he is responsible, Charlie [[SplitPersonalityTakeover takes him over for good]], saying [[ThatManIsDead "It's okay. Daddy's gone now"]].]]
27th Mar '14 1:02:37 PM LadyYuki
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* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: At the end of the movie in the US release, after David/Charlie dies, Emily is shown at her foster home drawing a [[NightmareFuelColoringBook picture]] before going to school. Happy Ending, right? Well, the picture of her with two heads, implying she has developed an alternate personality too.]]
** [[spoiler: There is an alternate ending to Hide and Seek where Emily is in a mental ward for observation. After Katherine tucks her in and leaves, Emily starts playing Hide and Seek. She open a closet door and says, "There you are." The camera then shows Emily staring at herself in a mirror with a slightly demonic smile.]]

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* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler: At the end of the movie in the US release, after David/Charlie dies, Emily is shown at her foster home drawing a [[NightmareFuelColoringBook picture]] before going to school. Happy Ending, right? Well, the picture is of her with two heads, implying she has developed an alternate personality too.]]
** [[spoiler: There is In an alternate ending to Hide and Seek where ending, [[spoiler: Emily is in has been sent to a mental ward for observation. After Katherine tucks her in and leaves, Emily gets out of bed and starts playing Hide and Seek. She open looking for something. When she opens a closet door and says, "There you are." The are," the camera then shows Emily staring at herself in a mirror with a slightly demonic smile.]]
23rd Mar '14 9:41:26 PM Trippetta
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* JumpScare: When Katherine reaches for the [[spoiler: presumably dead sheriff's gun he grabs her arm.]]
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