History Film / Phenomena

7th Mar '18 8:20:16 AM nombretomado
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Was the main inspiration for the original ''VideoGame/ClockTower'' game for SuperFamicom.

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Was the main inspiration for the original ''VideoGame/ClockTower'' game for SuperFamicom.
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2nd Mar '18 2:05:14 PM RedScharlach
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: When Jennifer goes to Frau Brückners house if one pays close attention the living room looks pretty familiar, because it is exactly the same as the house in the Alps. This could symbolize that despite changes on the outside, the killer and his mother are still exactly the same as they always were. Also Jennifer mistaking a creepy doll for the boy is a warning for his less than canny and human appearance]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: When Jennifer goes to Frau Brückners house Brückner's house, if one pays close attention the living room looks pretty familiar, because it is exactly the same as the house in the Alps. This could symbolize that despite changes on the outside, the killer and his mother are still exactly the same as they always were. Also Jennifer mistaking a creepy doll for the boy is a warning for about his less than canny and human appearance]].



* IdiotBall: Some of the victims seem to go out of their way - [[TooDumbToLive like walking into dark forests or abandoned houses]] - to get killed.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Jennifer and Professor John [=McGregor=], who understands her better than any people her age.[[spoiler:Tragically it doesn't last long...]]

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* IdiotBall: Some of the victims seem to go out of their way - -- [[TooDumbToLive like walking into dark forests or abandoned houses]] - -- to get killed.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Jennifer and Professor John [=McGregor=], who understands her better than any people her age. [[spoiler:Tragically it doesn't last long...]]
12th Jan '18 1:46:45 PM MURPHYCHACHO
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* OffscreenKarma: [[spoiler: It's never openly stated but the film ends with the killers dead, one of them a teacher and deputy Headmistress of the school which means that the school's administration will be in deep shit and that at the very least the Headmistress will be removed from her position which is fair considering she tried to unlawfully incarcerate Jennifer.]]

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* OffscreenKarma: [[spoiler: It's never openly stated but the film ends with the killers dead, one of them a teacher and deputy Headmistress of the school which means that the school's administration will be in deep shit and that at the very least the Headmistress will be removed from her position which is fair considering she tried to unlawfully incarcerate Jennifer.]] Also, [[spoiler: the school is probably going to be facing a legal shitstorm once Jennifer's father, a famous and wealthy actor, finds out the Headmistress tried to have his daughter unlawfully incarcerated without so much as a phone call to her legal guardian.]]
21st Dec '17 7:07:46 PM Zarina
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%%* RearWindowInvestigation

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%%* * RearWindowInvestigation
21st Dec '17 7:06:41 PM Zarina
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]]. And [[spoiler: Frau Brückner by a chimp no less!]] Also, [[spoiler: despite [[WeHardlyKnewYou knowing so little of them]] and after learning what kind of people are within the boarding school, the student victims prior to Jennifer's arrival and Sophie's death can count too, as almost every female student except Jennifer is TheBully with no decent soul living there with the teaching staff filled with {{Sadist Teacher}}s led by a cruel DeanBitterman, making this boarding school of a doozy of a social CrapsackWorld within.]]
* AxCrazy:[[spoiler: Frau Bruckner loses it completely in the end and starts cackling like mad.]]
** [[spoiler: That's not even mentioning her son and how fucked up he is. He kills without provocation, and Frau Bruckner had to set up a special dumping ground for whenever he kills someone.]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]]. And [[spoiler:Sophie]] and [[spoiler: Frau Brückner by a chimp no less!]] Brückner.]] Also, [[spoiler: despite [[WeHardlyKnewYou knowing so little of them]] and after learning what kind of people are within the boarding school, the student victims prior to Jennifer's arrival and Sophie's death can count too, as almost every female student except Jennifer is TheBully with no decent soul living there with the teaching staff filled with {{Sadist Teacher}}s led by a cruel DeanBitterman, making this boarding school of a doozy of a social CrapsackWorld within.]]
* AxCrazy:[[spoiler: Frau Bruckner Brückner loses it completely in the end and starts cackling like mad.]]
** [[spoiler: That's not even mentioning her son and how fucked up he is. He kills without provocation, and Frau Bruckner Brückner had to set up a special dumping ground for whenever he kills someone.]]



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sophie who mocked Jennifer behind her back and left her without bothering to even lock the door. [[spoiler: And Frau Bruckner who looked like a reserved and shy woman while she was actually a warped and tormented maniac.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jennifer survives the ordeal and the villains are killed but Dr. Mac Gregor and Morris, her only human friends are also dead and Jennifer hugs Inga the ape as a reminder that her only friends now belong to the animal kingdom.]]

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Sophie who mocked Jennifer behind her back and left her without bothering to even lock the door. [[spoiler: And Frau Bruckner Brückner who looked like a reserved and shy woman while she was actually a warped and tormented maniac.]]
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Jennifer survives the ordeal and the villains are killed killed, but Dr. Mac Gregor [=McGregor=] and Morris, her only human friends are also dead and Jennifer hugs Inga the ape as a reminder that her only friends now belong to the animal kingdom.]]



* TheCavalry: [[spoiler: A HUGE swarm of flies respond to Jennifer's distress when she's cornered by Bruckner's insane son, and they start devouring him before he falls into the lake.]]

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* TheCavalry: [[spoiler: A HUGE swarm of flies respond to Jennifer's distress when she's cornered by Bruckner's Brückner's insane son, and they start devouring him before he falls into the lake.]]



* DeanBitterman: The headmistress of the school. As cruel and unhelpful as Dr. McGregor was nice.

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* DeanBitterman: The headmistress of the school. As cruel and unhelpful as Dr. McGregor [=McGregor=] was nice.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Inga, Professor [=McGregor's=] chimpanzee assistant.[[spoiler: Unless you are an enemy and killer of her boss.]]

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Inga, Professor [=McGregor's=] chimpanzee assistant.[[spoiler: Unless you are an enemy and the killer of her boss.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: When Jennifer goes to Frau Brückners house if one pays close attention the living room looks pretty familiar, because it is exactly the same as the house in the Alps. This could symbolize that despite the change of the outside on the inside of the killer and his mother nothing changes. Also Jennifer mistaking a creepy doll for the boy is a warning for his less than canny and human appearance]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: When Jennifer goes to Frau Brückners house if one pays close attention the living room looks pretty familiar, because it is exactly the same as the house in the Alps. This could symbolize that despite the change of the outside changes on the inside of outside, the killer and his mother nothing changes.are still exactly the same as they always were. Also Jennifer mistaking a creepy doll for the boy is a warning for his less than canny and human appearance]].



* GeniusCripple: Professor John [=McGregor=] who can from his wheelchair help the police procedure by analysing the data of his insect pets.

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* GeniusCripple: Wheelchair-bound Professor John [=McGregor=] [=McGregor=], who can from his wheelchair help helps the police procedure by analysing the data of his insect pets.



* HouseOfBrokenMirrors: [[spoiler:The killer's house is more a hidden mirrors. Which makes it even more disturbing when you consider that they could just unhang them, instead of letting them serve as horrible reminders of the killer's reflection.]]
* IdiotBall: Some of the victims seem to go out of their way - like walking into dark forests or abandoned houses - to get killed.

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* HouseOfBrokenMirrors: [[spoiler:The killer's house is more a has hidden mirrors. Which makes it even more disturbing when you consider that they could just unhang remove them, instead of letting them serve as horrible reminders of the killer's reflection.]]
* IdiotBall: Some of the victims seem to go out of their way - [[TooDumbToLive like walking into dark forests or abandoned houses houses]] - to get killed.



* MadwomanInTheAttic [[spoiler:Frau Brückner's deformed son was chained to the basement the second time. She controlled him enough however for him to return after his nightly escapades.]]

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* MadwomanInTheAttic [[spoiler:Frau Brückner's deformed son was kept chained to in the basement the second time. She controlled him enough however for him to return after his nightly escapades.basement.]]



* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: Good God, Frau Bruckner's kid.]]
* NoNameGiven: [[spoiler: Frau Bruckner's son isn't referred to by name in the film, but it seems his designation is Patua.]]

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* NightmareFace: [[spoiler: Good God, Frau Bruckner's Brückner's kid.]]
* NoNameGiven: [[spoiler: Frau Bruckner's Brückner's son isn't referred to by name in the film, but it seems his designation is Patua.]]



* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: Frau Bruckner was raped 15 years ago, but her son has the stature of a five or six year old. Of course, then he turns around to face Jennifer and size doesn't matter anymore.]]

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* OlderThanTheyLook: [[spoiler: Frau Bruckner Brückner was raped 15 years ago, but her son has the stature of a five or six year old. Of course, then he turns around to face Jennifer and size doesn't matter anymore.]]
1st May '17 3:01:44 AM Shadowgazer
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25th Nov '16 4:50:58 AM MacedonianKing
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* MentorOccupationalHazard: Poor Professor [=McGregor=].[[spoiler:He understood to much to live]].

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* MentorOccupationalHazard: Poor Professor [=McGregor=].[[spoiler:He understood to too much to live]].



%%* NiceGirl: Jennifer.

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%%* * NiceGirl: Jennifer.Jennifer, who unfortunately has very few friends.
12th Sep '16 6:45:24 AM DivineDeath
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''Phenomena'' is a 1985 film directed and written by Creator/DarioArgento, starring a young Creator/JenniferConnelly (in her first leading role), huge swarms of flies and [[KillerGorilla a chimpanzee wielding a razor]]. The initial U.S. release of the film was edited down and re-titled ''Creepers'', though it has since then received an uncut DVD release in the States.

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''Phenomena'' is a 1985 film directed and written by Creator/DarioArgento, starring a young Creator/JenniferConnelly (in her first leading role), huge swarms of flies and [[KillerGorilla [[ManiacMonkeys a chimpanzee wielding a razor]]. The initial U.S. release of the film was edited down and re-titled ''Creepers'', though it has since then received an uncut DVD release in the States.
7th Sep '16 4:31:47 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]]. And [[spoiler: Frau Brückner by a chimp no less!]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Sophie]]. And [[spoiler: Frau Brückner by a chimp no less!]]less!]] Also, [[spoiler: despite [[WeHardlyKnewYou knowing so little of them]] and after learning what kind of people are within the boarding school, the student victims prior to Jennifer's arrival and Sophie's death can count too, as almost every female student except Jennifer is TheBully with no decent soul living there with the teaching staff filled with {{Sadist Teacher}}s led by a cruel DeanBitterman, making this boarding school of a doozy of a social CrapsackWorld within.]]



* DeanBitterman: The headmistress of the school. As cruel and unhelpful as Dr. Mc Gregor was nice.

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* DeanBitterman: The headmistress of the school. As cruel and unhelpful as Dr. Mc Gregor McGregor was nice.
7th Jun '16 4:08:42 AM Shadowgazer
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%%* FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Jennifer]].

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%%* * FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Jennifer]].



%%* KidHero: Jennifer.

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%%* * KidHero: Jennifer.Jennifer is a teenage hero but does better than the police thanks to her unique skills.



* OffscreenKarma: [[spoiler: It's never openly stated but the film ends with the killers dead, one of them a teacher and deputy Headmistress of the school which means that the school's administration will be in deep shit and that at the very least the Headmistress will be removed from her position which is fair considering she tried to unlawfully incarcerate Jennifer.]]



%%* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Dr. [=McGregor=].]]

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%%* * SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Dr. [=McGregor=].[=McGregor=] who was one of the last people who deserved to die in the film.]]



%%* WomanInWhite: Jennifer in the most iconic scenes.

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%%* * WomanInWhite: Jennifer in the most iconic scenes.scenes wears a white dress that floats in the wind. It makes the scenes even more atmospheric.
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