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4th Dec '15 2:32:32 PM erforce
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* HenpeckedHusband: Sardonicus was one before the grave robbing incident.

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* HenpeckedHusband: Sardonicus was one before the [[RobbingTheDead grave robbing robbing]] incident.
1st Jan '15 7:29:18 PM Prfnoff
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'''''Mr. Sardonicus''''' is a horror film from the year 1961. It was directed by WilliamCastle and stars Guy Rolfe as the eponymous Sardonicus. It was based on the short story ''Sardonicus'' by Ray Russell.

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'''''Mr. Sardonicus''''' ''Mr. Sardonicus'' is a horror film from the year 1961. It was directed by WilliamCastle Creator/WilliamCastle and stars Guy Rolfe as the eponymous Sardonicus. It was based on the short story ''Sardonicus'' "Sardonicus" by Ray Russell.
17th Dec '14 8:18:27 AM erforce
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* AntagonistTitle

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* AntagonistTitleAntagonistTitle: Baron Sardonicus is the main villain.



* TheDogBitesBack: Krull at the end of the film.

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* TheDogBitesBack: Krull at At the end of the film.film, [[spoiler:Krull withholds the information that might save Sardonicus' life]].



* HenpeckedHusband: Sardonicus before the grave robbing incident.

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* HenpeckedHusband: Sardonicus was one before the grave robbing incident.



* MeaningfulName: Sardonicus was inspired to pick up his name after reading about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risus_sardonicus Risus Sardonicus]].

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* MeaningfulName: Sardonicus was inspired to pick up his name after reading about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risus_sardonicus Risus Sardonicus]].Sardonicus]], aka rictus grin.
9th Aug '14 4:14:02 AM erforce
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* AnimalTesting

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* GildedCage

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* TheIgor: Krull.
* LeanAndMean

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast
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* RobbingTheDead
* {{Ruritania}}

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* ScreamingWoman

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* TortureCellar
* TortureTechnician: Krull.
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22nd May '13 1:04:15 PM morenohijazo
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* StoryBranchFavoritism: Just before the end, producer William Castle appears and asks the audience to hold up cards so as to [[MultipleEndings vote for whether Sardonicus lives or dies]]... but Castle only filmed one ending, assuming (correctly) that [[HumansAreBastards the audience would always choose death]].
25th Mar '13 12:18:01 PM Cujo12345
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* MultipleEndings: The main marketing gimmick for this film. The film itself is a subversion in that only one ending was filmed; the "punishment poll" was entirely meaningless.

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* MultipleEndings: The main marketing gimmick for this film. The film itself is a subversion in that only one ending was filmed; the "punishment poll" was entirely meaningless.meaningless (maybe - see above intro).
25th Mar '13 12:17:12 PM Cujo12345
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As with other William Castle films, the movie's main marketing gimmick was the audience's chance to decide the title character's fate by "penalty poll", the outcome of which supposedly affected the film's ending (even though only one was shot).

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As with other William Castle films, the movie's main marketing gimmick was the audience's chance to decide the title character's fate by "penalty poll", the outcome of which supposedly affected the film's ending (even though ending. Though rumor claims only one ending was shot).actually shot, William Castle claims both were shot and the 'good' ending was just never chosen; given Castle's tenuous relationship with the truth, who knows.
15th Feb '13 4:18:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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15th Dec '12 12:02:45 PM Generality
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* GraveRobbing


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* RobbingTheDead
23rd Aug '12 11:47:35 PM erforce
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->-- '''Baron Sardonicus'''

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->-- -->-- '''Baron Sardonicus'''
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