History Film / SeasonOfTheWitch

22nd Apr '16 7:45:22 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Well, you [[HeyItsThatVoice might have missed]] Film/HammerHorror veteran Creator/ChristopherLee actually, as he's the plague-deformed Cardinal.
16th Mar '16 1:07:25 PM outlander2012
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-->'''Debelzaq''': OhCrap This is no witch! ''[begins frantically performing an exorcism]''

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-->'''Debelzaq''': OhCrap This is no witch! ''[begins frantically performing an exorcism]''
16th Mar '16 1:06:52 PM outlander2012
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-->'''Debelzaq''': OhCrap This is no witch! ''[begins frantically performing an exorcism]''
14th Oct '15 11:41:13 AM OlmoJV
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* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Kay the chorister's]] ability to [[spoiler:pronounce Latin]] allows him to [[spoiler:finish the ritual that destroys the Demon.]]

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* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Kay the chorister's]] ability to [[spoiler:pronounce Latin]] allows him to [[spoiler:finish the ritual that destroys the Demon.]]Demon]].
14th Oct '15 11:39:39 AM OlmoJV
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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Kay's ability to pronounce Latin allows him to finish the ritual that destroys the Demon.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Kay's ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Kay the chorister's]] ability to pronounce Latin [[spoiler:pronounce Latin]] allows him to finish [[spoiler:finish the ritual that destroys the Demon.]]
4th Oct '15 4:17:13 AM OlmoJV
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* BoisterousBruiser: Felson, greatly enjoys his fights and is quite a fun guy overall.

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* BoisterousBruiser: Felson, Felson greatly enjoys his fights and is quite a fun guy overall.



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Kay's ability to pronounce Latin allows him to finish the ritual that destroys the Demon.]]



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: In this case, ''Fantasy Writers'' Have No Sense Of Scale]]: The planned journey is 400 leagues -- that's 1,200 miles -- in six days on horseback and much of it through heavy woods.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: In this case, ''Fantasy Writers'' [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale Fantasy Writers Have No Sense Of Scale]]: The planned journey is 400 leagues -- that's 1,200 miles -- in six days on horseback and much of it through heavy woods.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: both Behman and Felson die to give Kay time to complete the exorcism. In Behman's case, it's also implied he would rather die himself than resort to tactics that would also kill the demon's innocent host.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: both [[spoiler:Both Behman and Felson die to give Kay time to complete the exorcism. In Behman's case, it's also implied he would rather die himself than resort to tactics that would also kill the demon's innocent host.]]



* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: Both Behman and Felson had chosen to retire from the crusading life, only to be persuaded to go on one last holy quest. They die near the end.]]

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* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: Both [[spoiler:Both Behman and Felson had chosen to retire from the crusading life, only to be persuaded to go on one last holy quest. They die near the end.]]



* UseYourHead: Felson is quite fond of this. [[spoiler:Unfortunately it doesn't work on Demons.]]

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* UseYourHead: Felson is quite fond of this. [[spoiler:Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately, it doesn't work on Demons.the Demon.]]
4th Oct '15 2:30:41 AM OlmoJV
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* NakedOnRevival: [[spoiler:When the Demon is destroyed, Anna -- the girl it was possessing -- reappears in its place naked.]]

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* NakedOnRevival: [[spoiler:When the Demon is destroyed, Anna -- the girl it was possessing -- reappears in its place naked. This is justified because when the Demon transforms her body to resemble it, her dress is ripped off.]]
14th Aug '15 2:21:03 AM Morgenthaler
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30th Jun '15 6:26:23 AM ChaoticNovelist
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''Season of the Witch'' is a 2011 supernatural-themed action adventure period film starring Creator/NicolasCage and Creator/RonPerlman as former Crusade Knights who must transport a witch to a monastery. Naturally things do not go well.

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''Season of the Witch'' is a 2011 supernatural-themed action adventure period film starring Creator/NicolasCage and Creator/RonPerlman as former Crusade Knights who must transport a witch to a monastery. Naturally things do not go well.\n



* AnachronismStew

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* %%* AnachronismStew



* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie]]

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* [[spoiler: AnyoneCanDie]]%%* AnyoneCanDie



* ButtMonkey: Through the course of the movie, the all ready unfortunately named Debelzaq gets stabbed through his palm with his own cross, rope burns on both of his hands, a lot of accusations of molesting the witch. And [[spoiler: he dies without much of a fanfare]]
* [[spoiler:CardboardPrison: It turns out the girl could have escaped from her cage at any time.]]
* CeilingCling / RunningOnAllFours: The [[spoiler:possessed monks.]]
* ChurchMilitant: A pretty solid description for the church served by Felson and Behman

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* ButtMonkey: Through the course of the movie, the all ready unfortunately all-ready-unfortunately named Debelzaq gets stabbed through his palm with his own cross, rope burns on both of his hands, a lot of accusations of molesting the witch. And witch and [[spoiler: he dies without much of a fanfare]]
* [[spoiler:CardboardPrison: CardboardPrison: [[spoiler: It turns out the girl could have escaped from her cage at any time.]]
* CeilingCling / RunningOnAllFours: %%* CeilingCling: The [[spoiler:possessed monks.]]
* %%* ChurchMilitant: A pretty solid description for the church served by Felson and Behman



* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession]]
* EvilPlan: The villain [[spoiler: is a demon that seeks the only book with the knowledge to banish it back to hell in order to destroy it]] and the entire movie is the heroes helping them find it. Also a case of UsingYouAllAlong.
* [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale Fantasy Writers Have No Sense Of Scale]]: The planned journey of 400 leagues -- that's 1,200 miles -- in six days. On horseback. Much of it through heavy woods.
* GameFace: Both witches and wolves have these.

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* %%* ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession]]
DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: The witch is actually a girl possessed by a demon.]]
* EvilPlan: The villain [[spoiler: is a demon that seeks the only book with the knowledge to banish it back to hell in order to destroy it]] and the entire movie is the heroes helping them find it. Also a case of UsingYouAllAlong.\n
* [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale Fantasy Writers SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: In this case, ''Fantasy Writers'' Have No Sense Of Scale]]: The planned journey of is 400 leagues -- that's 1,200 miles -- in six days. On horseback. Much days on horseback and much of it through heavy woods.
* GameFace: Both witches and wolves have these.scary faces when they're attacking.



* HotWitch [[spoiler:Or so they think -- actually it's a case of DemonicPossession.]]



* KnightInSourArmor: Behman.
* MacGuffin: The Key of Solomon, which is the whole reason for the journey.

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* %%* KnightInSourArmor: Behman.
* MacGuffin: The Key of Solomon, which Solomon is the whole reason for the journey.journey. They need it to deal with the witch.



* NoNameGiven: The witch, though it's finally {{subverted}} at the end of the film when [[spoiler:she's exorcised and introduces herself as Anna]].
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Nic Cage and Ron Perlman play 14th century Europeans with broad American accents. Bizarrely inverted with the supporting characters, most of whom were played by British or European actors. The director apparently instructed them ''all'' to speak with American accents, presumably to blend in with the lead actors. Unfortunately, none of them were using the ''same'' American accent. And very few of them were [[OohMeAccentsSlipping using it consistently.]]

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* NoNameGiven: The witch, though it's finally {{subverted}} at No one cares what the end of the film when [[spoiler:she's witch's name is so the audience doesn't learn it. [[spoiler:Then she's exorcised and introduces herself as Anna]].
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Nic Cage and Ron Perlman play 14th century Europeans with broad American accents. Bizarrely inverted with the supporting characters, most of whom were played by British or European actors. The director apparently instructed them ''all'' to speak with American accents, presumably to blend in with the lead actors. Unfortunately, none of them were using the ''same'' American accent. And very Very few of them were [[OohMeAccentsSlipping using it consistently.]]



* OminousLatinChanting
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler:They're people who have died of plague who have become possessed by minor demons. Cutting off their head works just as well though.]]
* ThePlague: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The plague]].
* PlayingWithFire
* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: both Behman and Felson had chosen to retire from the crusading life, only to be persuaded to go on one last holy quest.]]

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* %%* OminousLatinChanting
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler:They're people who have died of plague who have become possessed by minor demons. Cutting off their head works just as well though.well.]]
* ThePlague: [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment The plague]].
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Black Death is present here.
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PlayingWithFire
* {{Retirony}}: [[spoiler: both Both Behman and Felson had chosen to retire from the crusading life, only to be persuaded to go on one last holy quest.quest. They die near the end.]]



* SavageWolves: Dire wolves, even.

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* SavageWolves: Dire wolves, even. They give our heroes a lot of trouble.



* SuperStrength: The first clue the girl isn't some innocent scapegoat tortured into making a false confession.

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* SuperStrength: The first clue the girl isn't some innocent scapegoat tortured into making a false confession.confession is when she demonstrates strength beyond that of humans.



* [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo You Said You Would Let Me Go]]: In the prologue, one of the accused witches confesses thinking her life will be spared.

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* [[YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo You Said You Would Let Me Go]]: YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: In the prologue, one of the accused witches confesses thinking her life will be spared.
16th May '15 10:16:51 PM nombretomado
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Well, you [[HeyItsThatVoice might have missed]] HammerHorror veteran Creator/ChristopherLee actually, as he's the plague-deformed Cardinal.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Well, you [[HeyItsThatVoice might have missed]] HammerHorror Film/HammerHorror veteran Creator/ChristopherLee actually, as he's the plague-deformed Cardinal.
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