History Film / ShockCorridor

6th Jan '16 3:34:24 AM JulianLapostat
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* RefugeInAudacity: The whole movie, with it's over-the-top satire is filled with this.

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* RefugeInAudacity: The whole movie, with it's over-the-top satire is filled with this. The Trent episode is especially bold.



* SplashOfColor: While the movie is produced in black and white, the nightmares/visions of the characters are depicted in color.

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* SplashOfColor: While the movie is produced in black and white, the nightmares/visions of the characters are depicted in color. This is actually footage Fuller shot for a planned adventure film in Brazil's Karaja community, that ultimately got cancelled.
6th Jan '16 3:30:55 AM JulianLapostat
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Johnny wanted to solve the mystery of the murder at the asylum and get to the bottom of the case. To do so he enters as a mental patient [[spoiler:and finally goes insane for good]].


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* CentralTheme: America is a madhouse!
* CreateYourOwnVillain: All the inmates in the asylum are driven mad as a result of some failing in American society, whether it's the RedScare and Confederate Lost Cause, rampant bigotry, nuclear weapons and finally [[spoiler:tabloid journalism and obsession with fame]].


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* InsaneEqualsViolent: Averted in the case of Boden and Stuart and some of the other inmates who are harmless, but it's certainly true of Trent, the nymphomaniacs and Johnny.
* InternalizedCategorism: Trent has experienced so much bigotry that he starts mouthing them and even sports a Ku Klux Klan outfit despite being African-American.


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* RefugeInAudacity: The whole movie, with it's over-the-top satire is filled with this.


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* SocietyIsToBlame: All the inmates in the asylum are driven mad by certain ugly facets of American society.
5th Jun '15 8:23:22 PM JohnnyLurg
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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted. Johnny is traumatized by the nymphomaniacs' advances.



* EnthrallingSiren: The nymphomaniacs use the songs "My Bonnie" and "Java Jive" as siren songs.



* GeniusDitz: Dr. Boden, a brilliant nuclear scientist, has regressed to the mental level of a six-year old, spending his time drawing crude childish pictures and playing hide-and-go-seek.



* RoomFullOfCrazy: A mild version with the drawings in the Nymph ward.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy: A mild version with the drawings in the Nymph Nympho ward.


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* SelectiveObliviousness: Pagliacci views everything as an opera, often imitating the movements of an orchestral conductor around the other inmates. When Johnny screams during a panic attack, Pagliacci mistakes it for a sour note.
20th May '15 1:04:17 PM eroock
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* IrisOut: The movie starts with an Iris-In effect on the long asylum corridor.
23rd Apr '15 5:58:43 AM TrustBen
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* NapoleonDelusion: Stuart believes that he's UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar general J. E. B. Stuart.
22nd Apr '15 4:31:55 PM Patachou
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* ShoutOut: Music/JohnZorn's album ''Music/{{Radio}}'' has a track called "Shock Corridor".
3rd Mar '15 7:32:31 PM RushLimborg
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* {{Fanservice}}: Cathy's song number in a skimpy Vegas show-girl outfit.
3rd Mar '15 7:31:40 PM RushLimborg
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* BittersweetEnding / DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Johnny solves the mystery, the murderer is caught, and Johnny gets his Pulitzer. But his obsession leads to his mentally snapping--he is now catatonic, and a patient at the asylum. And there seems to be no hope for Cathy reconciling with him.]]
4th Mar '14 2:25:23 PM m8e
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1963 drama directed by SamuelFuller.

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1963 drama directed by SamuelFuller.Creator/SamuelFuller.
1st Jul '13 4:08:25 AM eroock
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* YouHaveToBelieveMe: Johnny, trying to convince the shrink of his sanity.
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