History Film / Session9

1st Jul '17 9:36:03 PM MoonByte
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* TalkingToThemself: There are two interesting variations. For one, there is Mary and her personalities. Mary can't communicate with anyone else, Princess only watches Mary and talks to Billy, Billy watches everyone and can contact all but Mary (though he avoids Simon) and Simon can talk to everyone, ''including'' Mary. And then there is [[spoiler: Gordon talking with already dead Phil in his head]]. Also possibly [[spoiler: Gordon talking to his dead wife on a broken phone]].

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* TalkingToThemself: There are two interesting variations. For one, there is variations.
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Mary and her personalities. Mary can't communicate with anyone else, Princess only watches Mary and talks to Billy, Billy watches everyone and can contact all but Mary (though he avoids Simon) and Simon can talk to everyone, ''including'' Mary. And then there is Mary.
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[[spoiler: Gordon talking with already dead Phil in his head]]. Also possibly [[spoiler: Gordon talking to his dead wife on a broken phone]].
1st Jul '17 9:35:17 PM MoonByte
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* TalkingToThemself: There are two interesting variations. For one, there is Mary and her personalities. Mary can't communicate with anyone else, Princess only watches Mary and talks to Billy, Billy watches everyone and can contact all but Mary (though he avoids Simon) and Simon can talk to everyone, ''including'' Mary. And then there is [[spoiler: Gordon talking with already dead Phil in his head]]. Also possibly [[spoiler: Gordon talking to his dead wife on a broken phone]].
1st Jul '17 9:30:35 PM MoonByte
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* DisproportionateRetribution: On one hand there is [[spoiler: Mary killing her brother for breaking her doll and then killing her parents because they were screaming in terror]]. And then there is [[spoiler: Gordon killing his wife because she accidentally spilled hot water on him and then his baby and dog because they were making noise]]. Whether this is also the reason behind [[spoiler: the death of the team members]] is left unclear with maybe the exception of [[spoiler: Phil]].



* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Gordon]].

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* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Gordon]]. And of course Mary from the recordings at one point.
* [[spoiler: SelfMadeOrphan]]: Why Mary ended up in the asylum.
1st Jul '17 9:23:48 PM MoonByte
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** They're ''all'' [[JerkAss jerkasses]] aside from [[TheWoobie Jeff]].

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** They're ''all'' [[JerkAss jerkasses]] aside from [[TheWoobie Jeff]]. Mike is a mild JerkAss as well, since he is more on the teasing rather than cruel side.



* {{Lobotomy}}: The practice of frontal lobotomy is discussed by the workers, and one eventually takes place.

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* {{Lobotomy}}: The practice of frontal lobotomy is discussed by the workers, [[spoiler: and one two eventually takes place.take place]].
17th May '17 12:43:04 PM FuzzyBoots
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* FollowTheLeader: Frequently compared to ''Film/TheShining''.
7th Nov '16 9:57:08 AM teenalphabro
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* PsychologicalHorror: There are only one or two "scare moments" throughout the film and instead the film relies on a lingering sense of tension and dread.


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* PsychologicalHorror: There are only one or two "scare moments" throughout the film and instead the film relies on a lingering sense of tension and dread.
11th Oct '16 4:39:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* MultiGenderedSplitPersonalities: A sub-plot revolves around a psychiatric patient named Mary Hobbes, who suffered from dissociative identity disorder and had three "alters" named The Princess, Billy and Simon. Billy and Simon sound very masculine and have masculine names while The Princess sounds more feminine. The film leaves it deliberately ambiguous whether this is actually a case of dissociative identity disorder or DemonicPossession.
7th Nov '15 5:54:12 AM Folamh3
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* EyeScream: See ChekhovsGun. [[spoiler: It's revealed that after Gordon lobotomized Hank, he left the silver 'ice-pick' embedded to the hilt in Hank's eye.]]

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* EyeScream: See ChekhovsGun. [[spoiler: It's revealed that after Gordon lobotomized Hank, he left the silver 'ice-pick' embedded to the hilt in Hank's eye. He does the same thing to Craig.]]
* FatalFamilyPhoto: Inverted. Gordon shows the team photos of his baby daughter and his wife, which might suggest Gordon will die before the end of the film. [[spoiler:Gordon survives. His team and his family are not so lucky.
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7th Nov '15 5:44:43 AM Folamh3
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Phil claims that everyone heard Amy say that Hank had gone to Miami to go to casino school, Gordon points out that none of them actually heard it: Phil claimed to have been on the phone to Amy, but they didn't actually hear her saying that herself. This clues the audience into the fact that [[spoiler:we haven't actually heard Gordon's wife over the phone, we're just seeing him supposedly talking to her.]]
7th Nov '15 5:40:26 AM Folamh3
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* SplitPersonality: Mary from the tapes.

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* SplitPersonality: Mary from the tapes. tapes appears to have three personalities named Princess, Billy and Simon. [[spoiler:Simon is the one which drove her to murder, and the end of the film implies that Simon is now inhabiting Gordon as well.]]
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