History Film / MerlinsShopOfMysticalWonders

18th Mar '18 10:45:42 PM lakingsif
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* HopeSpot: Despite the very forces of nature fighting him, David buries the monkey, and everyone's happy... but someone digs it up and sells it to his mother, who decides it would make a good present for her grandson. Well, time to die! [[{{Bowdlerization}} Err...]], barely escape with your lives, [[EndingFatigue again]], [[DeusExMachina when Merlin saves you]]!
* InfertilityAngst: Madeline can't conceive, and Jonathan blames her for it because he's a jerk.

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* HopeSpot: Despite the very forces of nature fighting him, David buries the monkey, and everyone's happy... but someone digs it up and sells it to his mother, who decides it would make a good present for her grandson. Well, time to die! [[{{Bowdlerization}} Err...]], barely escape with your lives, [[EndingFatigue again]], [[DeusExMachina when Merlin saves you]]!
* InfertilityAngst: Madeline can't conceive, and Jonathan blames her for it because he's a jerk.
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15th Feb '18 2:49:53 PM Rebochan
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* PostersAlwaysLie: Hee, hee, check out elderly Zurella in the poster. Along with that, there is no castle, the troll and dragon are only seen for a few seconds at the shop (we only see parts of the dragon) and Merlin never does magic. Nothing to denote the actual plot either.

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* PostersAlwaysLie: Hee, hee, check out The elderly Zurella in the poster. is now portrayed as a sexy slim faerie. Along with that, there is no castle, the troll and dragon are only seen for a few seconds at the shop (we only see parts of the dragon) and Merlin never does magic. Nothing to denote magic nor does the actual plot either. movie take place in a dark fantasy setting. This poster was later used for some of the international DVD covers as well.
26th Jan '18 1:25:22 AM Cryoclaste
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* MoodWhiplash: Thanks again to that ExecutiveMeddling: the creators' attempt to neuter the more steadily macabre second half was to add intentionally comical scenes of Merlin, in full regalia, wandering around town looking for a cymbal-banging monkey. The effect is something like randomly cutting together ''TheTwilightZone'' and ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''.

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* MoodWhiplash: Thanks again to that ExecutiveMeddling: the creators' attempt to neuter the more steadily macabre second half was to add intentionally comical scenes of Merlin, in full regalia, wandering around town looking for a cymbal-banging monkey. The effect is something like randomly cutting together ''TheTwilightZone'' ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'' and ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''.
7th Dec '17 10:44:35 AM MetaFour
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* InfertilityAngst: Madeline can't conceive, and Jonathan blames her for it because he's a jerk.
2nd Sep '17 1:11:03 PM HalcyonDayz
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* BodyHorror: Johnathan's PainfulTransformation after taking the youth potion. What little of the actual change we see on camera involves a disturbing ''bulging'' effect under his skin. The MST3K crew described it as "a mouse under my bald wig!"

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* BodyHorror: Johnathan's PainfulTransformation after taking the youth potion. What little of the actual change we see on camera involves a disturbing ''bulging'' effect under his skin. The MST3K ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' crew described it as "a mouse under my bald wig!"



* PainfulTransformation: Johnathan's transformation after taking the youth potion. There's a lot of screaming and most of it isn't even shown on screen, but what little we do see involves [[BodyHorror a pretty sickening effect]] accurately described by the MST3K crew as looking like "a mouse under [Johnathan's] bald wig."

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* PainfulTransformation: Johnathan's transformation after taking the youth potion. There's a lot of screaming and most of it isn't even shown on screen, but what little we do see involves [[BodyHorror a pretty sickening effect]] accurately described by the MST3K ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' crew as looking like "a mouse under [Johnathan's] bald wig."
10th Jun '17 4:14:11 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* LysistrataGambit: Inverted in the oddest way imaginable: Merlin's wife actually appears to '''threaten''' to have sex with him! She's probably intended to be threatening him with violence, but it's quite poorly written.

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* LysistrataGambit: Inverted in the oddest way imaginable: Merlin's wife actually appears to '''threaten''' to have sex with him! She's She probably intended to be threatening him with violence, but it's quite poorly written.
10th Jun '17 4:12:44 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* ArtifactOfDeath: The monkey with the Cymbals.

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* ArtifactOfDeath: The monkey with the Cymbals.cymbals.
2nd Apr '17 11:25:10 AM nombretomado
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* MoodWhiplash: Thanks again to that ExecutiveMeddling: the creators' attempt to neuter the more steadily macabre second half was to add intentionally comical scenes of Merlin, in full regalia, wandering around town looking for a cymbal-banging monkey. The effect is something like randomly cutting together ''TheTwilightZone'' and ''PeeWeesPlayhouse''.

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* MoodWhiplash: Thanks again to that ExecutiveMeddling: the creators' attempt to neuter the more steadily macabre second half was to add intentionally comical scenes of Merlin, in full regalia, wandering around town looking for a cymbal-banging monkey. The effect is something like randomly cutting together ''TheTwilightZone'' and ''PeeWeesPlayhouse''.''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse''.
19th Jan '17 12:48:21 AM dunicha
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* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: The opening of the film, in which the horror movie the kid is watching (actually the full version of the film used for the second half) gets cut off by a lightning storm knocking out the power. Grampa Borgnine remarks that he shouldn't be watching a scary movie anyway...[[CompletelyMissingThePoint ...before telling his son scary stories (one of which is ''based'' on said movie to boot!).]]

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* KidsShouldntWatchHorrorFilms: The opening of the film, in which the horror movie the kid is watching (actually the full version of the film used for the second half) gets cut off by a lightning storm knocking out the power. Grampa Borgnine remarks that he shouldn't be watching a scary movie anyway...[[CompletelyMissingThePoint ...before telling his son grandson scary stories (one of which is ''based'' on said movie to boot!).]]
13th Jan '17 11:45:25 AM Mdumas43073
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Born of quite possibly one of the most moronic cases of ExecutiveMeddling ever, '''''Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders''''' started as a horror anthology directed by Kenneth J. Berton. Unfortunately, the movie studios didn't want any more horror as family films were all the rage then. As a result, a flimsy FramingDevice about a child and his deeply unhinged grandfather (a poorly veiled AuthorAvatar played by a remarkably paunchy Creator/ErnestBorgnine) who tells his grandson stories during a power cut was attached (the program the grandson was watching before the power went out reminded Grandpa Borgnine "of a story [he] once wrote for TV"), a scene involving a séance turned into the ShowWithinAShow ColdOpen, and umm...not a lot else changed.

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Born of quite possibly one of the most moronic cases of ExecutiveMeddling ever, '''''Merlin's ''Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders''''' Wonders'' started as a horror anthology directed by Kenneth J. Berton. Unfortunately, the movie studios didn't want any more horror as family films were all the rage then. As a result, a flimsy FramingDevice about a child and his deeply unhinged grandfather (a poorly veiled AuthorAvatar played by a remarkably paunchy Creator/ErnestBorgnine) who tells his grandson stories during a power cut was attached (the program the grandson was watching before the power went out reminded Grandpa Borgnine "of a story [he] once wrote for TV"), a scene involving a séance turned into the ShowWithinAShow ColdOpen, and umm...not a lot else changed.
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