History Film / Poltergeist

30th Aug '16 2:26:47 PM JoieDeCombat
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-->'''Steve:''' You son of a *bleep*! You moved the headstones but you ''left the bodies'', didn't you? You left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! ''YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES!! '''WHY?! WHY??!!'''''

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-->'''Steve:''' You son of a *bleep*! bitch! You moved the headstones but you ''left the bodies'', didn't you? You left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! ''YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES!! '''WHY?! WHY??!!'''''



* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: "This house is clean." [[spoiler: Nope - it's regrouping... and it's *bleep*...]]

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: "This house is clean." [[spoiler: Nope - it's regrouping... and it's *bleep*...''pissed''...]]
30th Aug '16 2:15:41 PM NealCruco
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-->'''Steve:''' You son of a bitch! You moved the headstones but you ''left the bodies'', didn't you? You left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! ''YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES!! '''WHY?! WHY??!!'''''

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-->'''Steve:''' You son of a bitch! *bleep*! You moved the headstones but you ''left the bodies'', didn't you? You left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! ''YOU ONLY MOVED THE HEADSTONES!! '''WHY?! WHY??!!'''''



* TrueBlueFemininity: Carol Anne's nightgown is blue and very feminine.

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* TrueBlueFemininity: Carol Anne's nightgown is pajamas are blue and very feminine.



* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Carol Anne's very feminine frilly blue nightgown trimmed with satin ribbons.

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* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Carol Anne's very feminine frilly blue nightgown pajamas trimmed with satin ribbons.



* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: "This house is clean." [[spoiler: Nope - it's regrouping... and it's PISSED...]]

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* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: "This house is clean." [[spoiler: Nope - it's regrouping... and it's PISSED...*bleep*...]]
13th May '16 1:04:07 PM erforce
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28th Apr '16 12:22:42 PM TheVoiceOfTreason
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* HereWeGoAgain: The house the Bowens are looking into at the end gives off the same vibe as their previous haunted house, complete with ominous tree. [[spoiler:They respond by driving off before the realtor has a chance to finish her sales pitch.]]



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Rather than tempt fate and spend the night in their "cleaned" house, the Bowens pack up what they can after they retrieve Maddie from the other side and get the hell out of Dodge [[spoiler: only to find the ghosts haven't been exorcised and really want their guide back.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Rather than tempt fate and spend the night in their "cleaned" house, the Bowens pack up what they can after [[spoiler:after they retrieve Maddie from the other side side]] and get the hell out of Dodge [[spoiler: only to find the ghosts haven't been exorcised and really want their guide back.]]



-- Kendra: I can't believe he said it. "This house is clean."
-- Maddie :[[spoiler: But it's not.]]

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-- --> Kendra: I can't believe he said it. "This house is clean."
-- Maddie :[[spoiler: --> [[spoiler: Maddie: But it's not.]]
28th Apr '16 12:16:14 PM TheVoiceOfTreason
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Rather than tempt fate and spend the night in their "cleaned" house, the Bowens pack up what they can after they retrieve Maddie from the other side and get the hell out of Dodge [[spoiler: only to find the ghosts haven't been exorcised and really want their guide back.]]


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* WhamLine: After they flee their house, Kendra gets Carrigan to say his CatchPhrase that the house is clean. Then...
-- Kendra: I can't believe he said it. "This house is clean."
-- Maddie :[[spoiler: But it's not.]]
27th Apr '16 4:07:16 PM TheVoiceOfTreason
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* ChekhovsGun: Two of the gifts the dad buys (the cell phone and the camera drone) play a role detecting the ghosts and then Maddie, respectively.
11th Apr '16 2:21:49 AM Laina1312
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* TokenMinority: The only non-white in the film who has a major role is Sophie, a member of Brooke's Department of Paranormal Research, who is a black. There's also Kendra's BlackBestFriend, Lauren, but she has a very minor role and only appears in webcam video.

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* TokenMinority: The only non-white person in the film who has a major role is Sophie, a member of Brooke's Department of Paranormal Research, who is a black. There's also Kendra's BlackBestFriend, Lauren, but she has a very minor role and only appears in webcam video.
9th Apr '16 9:36:01 PM Dimas28
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* ChekhovsGunman: Kendra is a fan of Carrigan Burke, an occultist and the host of a paranormal investigation reality show. Carrigan himself is later called by Brooke to help rescue [[spoiler: Maddie]].


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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Knowing that the Bowens will always be hunted by the spirits because of their attraction to Maddie, Carrigan ends up deciding to enter the other dimension to guide them to the light instead. However, the ending implies that he survives, which TheStinger outright confirms.]]


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* IfWeGetThroughThis: Surprisingly subverted. Carrigan promises Griffin to reveal how he got the scar on his forehead once Maddie is rescued and if Griffin survive. Since all of them make it through the night, ''Poltergeist'' style, Griffin does indeed reveal how he got that: [[spoiler: it's completely mundane and not related to the supernatural at all.]]


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* LaymansTerms: Not stated outright, but Brooke's TechnoBabble explanation about the other dimension definitely doesn't suit Kendra and Griffin well. Sophie ends up having to explain it through papers.
* ManlyTears: "I don't care about that whole supernatural thing. I just want to have my daughter back." Well said, Eric, well said.


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* SatelliteCharacter: Out of the three members of the Department of Paranormal Research, Sophie stands out the least, since she barely gets lines other than those related to explaining the paranormal thing. Brooke gets the distinction as leader and ex-wife of Carrigan, and Boyd is Carrigan's fan and even has a certain independent opinion that establishes his money-hungry nature, but Sophie's defining trait is being an investigator and nothing more. It is particularly significant since she's also the TokenMinority of the film.


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* TokenMinority: The only non-white in the film who has a major role is Sophie, a member of Brooke's Department of Paranormal Research, who is a black. There's also Kendra's BlackBestFriend, Lauren, but she has a very minor role and only appears in webcam video.
9th Apr '16 7:15:48 PM Dimas28
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* AmicableExes: Brooke and Carrigan.
* AscendedExtra: He's not really an extra, but Griffin, the counterpart of Robbie from the original film series, is essentially the reboot's main protagonist and [[TheHero hero]]. He has the most focus of the Bowens, and is actually the one who [[spoiler: saves Maddie from the other dimension]], as opposed to the original's Diane (the counterpart of the reboot's Amy).
* BigBrotherInstinct: Griffin to Maddie, especially after [[MyGreatestFailure leaving her to guard herself]] [[spoiler: which causes her to be taken to the other dimension.]] While the others are busy offering themselves to [[spoiler: go to the other dimension and become Maddie's guide]], Griffin wastes no time to do it himself. His mom is apparently very supportive of him to have this instinct, too.
--> '''Amy''': Be brave. If you're scared, Maddie's going to be scared too. You're her big brother. You have to be an example to her.
* BigSisterBully: Kendra is initially this to Griffin and Maddie (or at least just Griffin). [[CharacterDevelopment She softens up throughout the film due to all they go through]].
* CassandraTruth: Griffin's pleas about the poltergeists are denied all the time. At least until [[spoiler: Kendra experiences it first-hand and Maddie goes missing.]]
* CreepyDoll: In all its terrifying glory. And there's a ''closet full of them''.
* DysfunctionJunction: The Bowens are almost heading to this territory at the start, due to Eric losing his job while continuously preventing Amy from seeking job so she can write a novel. Losing a job means that the family have to move in to a lower-class neighborhood that their children dislike. Ironically, the problem that should have been the worst influence on the relationship, the poltergeists, actually ends up making them reconcile and team up to repel it, though [[spoiler: Maddie's disappearance]] might have something to do with it, too.
* EldritchLocation: [[spoiler: The other dimension.]]
* EverybodyLives: Should be no surprise, since the series is known for this trope despite being a high-end horror fiction.
* ImYourBiggestFan: Kendra and Boyd say some variation of this while meeting with their favorite idol, Carrigan. He just brushes it off.
* IWillFindYou: All of the Bowens [[spoiler: after Maddie's gone]] will do everything to have [[spoiler: her]] back. Exemplified best with Griffin when he denies Boyd's suggestion to use the paranormal activity for profit.
--> '''Griffin:''' I just want to have [[spoiler: my sister]] back.
* MiddleChildSyndrome: Griffin thinks he has this complex. He's not old enough to be given responsibilites like Kendra, and he's not young enough to warrant extra attention like Maddie. Plus, [[OutnumberedSibling he's the only son of the trio]].
* MommasBoy: A positive example. It's obvious that out of all her children, Amy adores Griffin the most, probably because he's the only boy.
* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: Specifically averted. Because he's unsure whether he will [[spoiler: survive going to the other dimension]], Carrigan says this to Brooke beforehand. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he survives.]]
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Said ''ad verbatim'' by Maddie to Griffin. He regrets it later, since that's [[spoiler: the last words he heard before Maddie goes to the other dimension.]]
* PrimalScene: Griffin walks in while his mom is lying half-dressed on bed and his dad undoing his trousers (but not underwear, thankfully).
* TheRemake: With some refreshing change in details.
* {{Squee}}: Kendra ''and'' Boyd, but especially Kendra, when Brooke calls in Carrigan. If you look closely in some scenes where Kendra is not the focus, [[FunnyBackgroundEvent you can see that she's locked in a perpetual smile while looking at Carrigan]].
* StayInTheKitchen: Not quite, but Eric disapproves of Amy seeking a job so she can pursue her dream: writing a novel.
* TheStinger: Confirms that [[spoiler: Carrigan does indeed survive after having entered the other dimension.]]
* SupernaturalProofFather: It takes some time to convince Eric that ''nothing'' makes sense in the house, and the poltergeists are real.
* WorkingWithTheEx: Brooke and Carrigan were formerly married, but separated because Brooke wanted to pursue formal education. They remain on good professional terms, though.
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2nd Apr '16 11:02:59 PM dangerdan97
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* EvilIsVisceral: Carol Anne's closet turning into a [[BowelsOfHell squidgy, pink, mucous throat-esophagus sort of thing]] with a tentacle reaching out to grab her and pull her in.

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* EvilIsVisceral: Carol Anne's closet turning into a [[BowelsOfHell [[WombLevel squidgy, pink, mucous throat-esophagus sort of thing]] with a tentacle reaching out to grab her and pull her in.
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