History Film / Sinister

10th Jul '17 4:42:31 PM 309216364
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* SoreLoser: The Bughuul does not take it well when a family evades him. Probably why he goes after So-and-So at the ending...
3rd Jul '17 6:33:09 AM MikaHaeli8
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** When the reels are first seen on screen, they're kept in a particular box with slots for each one. [[spoiler:All but one are filled. The Oswalts were doomed from the off.]]

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** When the reels are first seen on screen, they're kept in a particular box with slots for each one. [[spoiler:All [[spoiler:[[http://www.geeksofdoom.com/GoD/img/2012/10/2012-10-10-sinister_filmreels.jpg All but one are filled. filled.]] The Oswalts were doomed from the off.]]
14th Jun '17 8:16:39 AM Cheapsunglasses
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** [[spoiler:His son, Zach, as well. [[LikeFatherLikeSon Must be genetic]].]]



* BigNo: [[spoiler:Zach lets out several of these, culminating in a very long one, after Deputy So-and-So destroys his camera, ruining his film.]]



* BolivianArmyEnding:
[[spoiler:The sequel ends this way, with Bughuul suddenly appearing in front of Deputy So-and-So via a radio that recorded one of Bughuul's murders. Given the implication that Professor Jonas from the first film was killed in the same way and Bughuul demonstrating TouchOfDeath earlier in the film, [[TheHeroDies So-and-So's odds aren't looking too good..]]]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding:
[[spoiler:The
BolivianArmyEnding:[[spoiler:The sequel ends this way, with Bughuul suddenly appearing in front of Deputy So-and-So via a radio that recorded one of Bughuul's murders. Given the implication that Professor Jonas from the first film was killed in the same way and Bughuul demonstrating TouchOfDeath earlier in the film, [[TheHeroDies So-and-So's odds aren't looking too good..]]]]
17th Apr '17 8:18:53 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* BolivianArmyEnding:[[spoiler: The sequel ends this way, with Bughuul suddenly appearing in front of Deputy So-and-So via a radio that recorded one of Bughuul's murders. Given the implication that Professor Jonas from the first film was killed in the same way and Bughuul demonstrating TouchOfDeath earlier in the film, [[TheHeroDies So-and-So's odds aren't looking too good..]]]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding:[[spoiler: The BolivianArmyEnding:
[[spoiler:The
sequel ends this way, with Bughuul suddenly appearing in front of Deputy So-and-So via a radio that recorded one of Bughuul's murders. Given the implication that Professor Jonas from the first film was killed in the same way and Bughuul demonstrating TouchOfDeath earlier in the film, [[TheHeroDies So-and-So's odds aren't looking too good..]]]]
17th Apr '17 8:14:24 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* AlliterativeName:
** [[spoiler:Stephanie Stevenson, the 'Family Hanging Out' murderer.]]
** Also, Clint and Courtney Collins from the sequel.
* ApocalypticLog: Used and mildly deconstructed. [[spoiler: The logs are actually made by the Bughuul's servants and are haunted by him. The logs ''are the cause of the apocalypse''.]]



* AlliterativeName:
** [[spoiler:Stephanie Stevenson, the 'Family Hanging Out' murderer.]]
** Also, Clint and Courtney Collins from the sequel.



* ApocalypticLog: Used and mildly deconstructed. [[spoiler: The logs are actually made by the Bughuul's servants and are haunted by him. The logs ''are the cause of the apocalypse''.]]



* AsYouKnow: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d. "He's twelve years old." "Mom, he knows how old I am."



* AsYouKnow: {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d. "He's twelve years old." "Mom, he knows how old I am."



* BolivianArmyEnding:[[spoiler: The sequel ends this way, with Bughuul suddenly appearing in front of Deputy So & So via a radio that recorded one of Bughuul's murders. Given the implication that Professor Jonas from the first film was killed in the same way and Bughuul demonstrating TouchOfDeath earlier in the film, [[TheHeroDies So-and-So's odds aren't looking too good..]]]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding:[[spoiler: The sequel ends this way, with Bughuul suddenly appearing in front of Deputy So & So So-and-So via a radio that recorded one of Bughuul's murders. Given the implication that Professor Jonas from the first film was killed in the same way and Bughuul demonstrating TouchOfDeath earlier in the film, [[TheHeroDies So-and-So's odds aren't looking too good..]]]]



* GeniusDitz: [[NoNameGiven Deputy So-And-So]] is GenreSavvy, has a criminology degree, and frequently dispenses useful information. He's also a CaptainObvious and constantly [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Comically Misses The Point]].

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* GeniusDitz: [[NoNameGiven Deputy So-And-So]] So-and-So]] is GenreSavvy, has a criminology degree, and frequently dispenses useful information. He's also a CaptainObvious and constantly [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Comically Misses The Point]].



* TheHero: Ellison in the first film, Deputy So & So in the second one.

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* TheHero: Ellison in the first film, Deputy So & So So-and-So in the second one.
12th Feb '17 6:19:55 PM MarkLungo
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''Sinister'' is a 2012 horror movie written by C. Robert Cargill [[note]]Of ''WebAnimation/{{Spill}}'' and ''Ain't It Cool News'' fame[[/note]], directed by Scott Derrickson, and stars Creator/EthanHawke as a TrueCrime writer who is desperate to write a new hit. In order to do so, he moves his family into the house where a grisly murder took place, so that he can write a book solving the case. When he finds a collection of home movies in the attic, he finds that there is more to the case than he thought...

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''Sinister'' is a 2012 horror movie written by C. Robert Cargill [[note]]Of ''WebAnimation/{{Spill}}'' and ''Ain't It Cool News'' fame[[/note]], fame[[/note]] and directed by Scott Derrickson, and Derrickson. It stars Creator/EthanHawke as a TrueCrime writer who is desperate to write a new hit. In order to do so, he moves his family into the house where a grisly murder took place, so that he can write a book solving the case. When he finds a collection of home movies in the attic, he finds that there is more to the case than he thought...
21st Jan '17 6:50:21 AM NightShade96
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* AlliterativeName : [[spoiler:Stephanie Stevenson, the 'Family Hanging Out' murderer.]]

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* AlliterativeName : AlliterativeName:
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[[spoiler:Stephanie Stevenson, the 'Family Hanging Out' murderer.]]



* {{Adorkable}}: Deputy So-and-So
* AdultFear: What's the most pressing fear in our hero's life? Alienating his family in pursuit of fame. This leads him to brush off the ''supernatural'' threat as nerves until [[spoiler:it's too late to stop.]]

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* {{Adorkable}}: Deputy So-and-So
So-and-So.
* AdultFear: AdultFear:
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What's the most pressing fear in our hero's life? Alienating his family in pursuit of fame. This leads him to brush off the ''supernatural'' threat as nerves until [[spoiler:it's too late to stop.]]



* AnimalMotifs: Judging by the Middle Age woodcut prints, Bughuul is associated with scorpions.

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* AnimalMotifs: AnimalMotifs:
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Judging by the Middle Age woodcut prints, Bughuul is associated with scorpions.



* AsYouKnow: {{Lampshaded}}. "He's twelve years old." "Mom, he knows how old I am."
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: In the second movie, the first thing you see is three people tied to crosses, and the person in the middle is set on fire. Pretty terrifying. But when you find out that person is the kids' abusive {{Jerkass}} father, it goes from terrifying to LaserGuidedKarma. [[KickTheSonOfABitch He's also the only one who dies in Zach's film.]]]]

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* AsYouKnow: {{Lampshaded}}.{{Lampshade|Hanging}}d. "He's twelve years old." "Mom, he knows how old I am."
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: AssholeVictim:
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In the second movie, [[spoiler: the first thing you see is three people tied to crosses, and the person in the middle is set on fire. Pretty terrifying. But when you find out that person is the kids' abusive {{Jerkass}} father, it goes from terrifying to LaserGuidedKarma. [[KickTheSonOfABitch He's also the only one who dies in Zach's film.]]]]



* BigBadWannabe: Bughuul has been accused of this, particularly in the second film, which seemingly shows that the the ghostly kids do all of the work corrupting and goading the next potential child to murder their family and record it, while Bughuul does very little aside from standing in the background looking menacingly or doing nothing but provide jumpscares.

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* BigBadWannabe: BigBadWannabe:
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Bughuul has been accused of this, particularly in the second film, which seemingly shows that the the ghostly kids do all of the work corrupting and goading the next potential child to murder their family and record it, while Bughuul does very little aside from standing in the background looking menacingly menacing or doing nothing but provide jumpscares.{{jump scare}}s.



* BloodyHorror: The advertising was pretty bloody, with a commercial of a girl smearing blood on the walls with her hands with the film's title appearing as the blood drips on the wall.

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* BloodyHorror: BloodyHorror:
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The advertising was pretty bloody, with a commercial of a girl smearing blood on the walls with her hands with the film's title appearing as the blood drips on the wall.



* BolivianArmyEnding:[[spoiler: The sequel ends this way, with Bughuul suddenly appearing in front of Deputy So & So via a radio that recorded one of Bughuul's murders. Given the implication that Professor Jonas from the first film was killed in the same way and Bughuul demonstrating TouchOfDeath earlier in the film, [[TheHeroDies So & So's odds aren't looking too good..]]]]

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* BolivianArmyEnding:[[spoiler: The sequel ends this way, with Bughuul suddenly appearing in front of Deputy So & So via a radio that recorded one of Bughuul's murders. Given the implication that Professor Jonas from the first film was killed in the same way and Bughuul demonstrating TouchOfDeath earlier in the film, [[TheHeroDies So & So's So-and-So's odds aren't looking too good..]]]]



* [[spoiler: CorruptTheCutie: Bughuul tries this with Dylan and Zach, however Dylan seems less receptive to his attempts, which makes Zach more easier to manipulate]].
* ChekhovsGun: When Ellison spots a huge scorpion in his attic, he drops a heavy box on top of it, breaking and sinking a few of the boards, much to his chagrin. Later, [[spoiler:when investigating odd noises in the attic during a blackout, he unknowingly steps on those weakened boards and falls through. While he's able to hang on for a few moments, it is later revealed that Bughuul's stolen children pulled him all the way down]].

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* [[spoiler: CorruptTheCutie: [[spoiler: Bughuul tries this with Dylan and Zach, however Dylan seems less receptive to his attempts, which makes Zach more easier to manipulate]].
* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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When Ellison spots a huge scorpion in his attic, he drops a heavy box on top of it, breaking and sinking a few of the boards, much to his chagrin. Later, [[spoiler:when investigating odd noises in the attic during a blackout, he unknowingly steps on those weakened boards and falls through. While he's able to hang on for a few moments, it is later revealed that Bughuul's stolen children pulled him all the way down]].



* ChildEater: Bughuul, the "Eater of Children". It's more of a "consume your soul" type deal, but his followers apparently took it a bit literally. [[spoiler:The 'eating' part appears to happen VERY SLOWLY - when Bughuul's former victims are seen, they appear to be in various stages of decomposition - presumably the reason there are only the 5 of them is that the previous ones have been completely consumed.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler: Clint Collins in the second film would count due to him being both an AbusiveDad and an agricultural magnate according to the newspaper clips about the marriage between him and his estranged wife.]]
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler: In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, when they are in the car and Ellison tells his daughter that yes, they are going back to their old house, she flashes a REALLY creepy smile for just a moment.]]

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* ChildEater: Bughuul, the "Eater of Children". It's more of a "consume your soul" type deal, but his followers apparently took it a bit literally. [[spoiler:The 'eating' part appears to happen VERY SLOWLY - when Bughuul's former victims are seen, they appear to be in various stages of decomposition - presumably the reason there are only the 5 of them is that the previous ones have been completely consumed.]]
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler: Clint Collins in the second film would count due to him being both an AbusiveDad {{abusive parent|s}} and an agricultural magnate according to the newspaper clips about the marriage between him and his estranged wife.]]
* CreepyChild: CreepyChild:
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[[spoiler: In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, when they are in the car and Ellison tells his daughter that yes, they are going back to their old house, she flashes a REALLY creepy smile for just a moment.]]



* DeathByIrony: In a manner of speaking. As far as we know, these aren't [[KarmicDeath Karmic Deaths]], since there's no evidence the victims aren't innocent, but [[spoiler:most of the Super 8 films]] demonstrate this trope: [[spoiler:three of the films each introduce a motif in the family's daily life before revealing that the murder is inspired by that motif. The tire swing inspires "Family Hanging Out"; "BBQ" opens with footage of a normal barbecue; and "Pool Party" is obviously only possible because the family owned a pool.]] The last two films to be shown flout this pattern, [[spoiler:since "Sleepy Time" features no buildup before the murder scene, and "Lawn Work" starts with some RedHerring footage of the family just watching TV,]] but the end of the movie brings this trope back in full force [[spoiler:when the latest murder turns out to have been [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] by the daughter's penchant for wall-painting.]]

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* DeathByIrony: In a manner of speaking. As far as we know, these aren't [[KarmicDeath Karmic Deaths]], {{Karmic Death}}s, since there's no evidence the victims aren't innocent, but [[spoiler:most of the Super 8 films]] demonstrate this trope: [[spoiler:three of the films each introduce a motif in the family's daily life before revealing that the murder is inspired by that motif. The tire swing inspires "Family Hanging Out"; "BBQ" opens with footage of a normal barbecue; and "Pool Party" is obviously only possible because the family owned a pool.]] The last two films to be shown flout this pattern, [[spoiler:since "Sleepy Time" features no buildup before the murder scene, and "Lawn Work" starts with some RedHerring footage of the family just watching TV,]] but the end of the movie brings this trope back in full force [[spoiler:when the latest murder turns out to have been [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] by the daughter's penchant for wall-painting.]]



* DoomedProtagonist: [[spoiler: Every single member of the family.]]
* DownerBeginning: The opening scene is one of the most horrifying on-screen murders ever shown in a movie.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: The only thing stopping it from being mega-downer is that Detective So-and-So has just about all the information about Bughuul and the entire mystery, so it's very possible for him to prevent the deaths of any more families.]]

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* DoomedProtagonist: [[spoiler: Every single member of the family.family in the first film.]]
* DownerBeginning: The opening scene of the first film is one of the most horrifying on-screen murders ever shown in a movie.
* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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[[spoiler: The only thing stopping it from being mega-downer in the first film is that Detective So-and-So has just about all the information about Bughuul and the entire mystery, so it's very possible for him to prevent the deaths of any more families.]]



* ForTheEvulz[=/=]HumanSacrifice: The reason why Bughuul [[spoiler:makes the children kill their own families before spiriting them away, which he could have done at any time without involving said families,]] is up for interpretation. The way he [[spoiler:makes them label the "Home Videos" with ironic titles]], as well as the variety and creativity of the murders, hints at least a touch of sheer sadism [[spoiler:and possibly to goad potential victims to watch the movies and unknowingly summon him]].
** [[spoiler: Further, given that Bughuul is a deity of images, making visual records of his actions may strengthen him, or his control, or simply be a part of 'worshipping' him.]]
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: In the movie, [[spoiler:so long as an image of Bughuul persists, he can use it to keep a foothold on the material plane.]]
** The very last shot [[spoiler: is a JumpScare where Bughuul appears and stares out of the screen. He's looking at ''you''.]]

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* ForTheEvulz[=/=]HumanSacrifice: ForTheEvulz: The reason why Bughuul [[spoiler:makes the children kill their own families before spiriting them away, which he could have done at any time without involving said families,]] is up for interpretation. The way he [[spoiler:makes them label the "Home Videos" with ironic titles]], as well as the variety and creativity of the murders, hints at least a touch of sheer sadism [[spoiler:and possibly to goad potential victims to watch the movies and unknowingly summon him]].
** [[spoiler: Further, Furthermore, given that Bughuul is a deity of images, making visual records of his actions may strengthen him, or his control, or simply be a part of 'worshipping' him.]]
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: In the movie, [[spoiler:so TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou:
** [[spoiler:So
long as an image of Bughuul persists, he can use it to keep a foothold on the material plane.]]
** The very last shot of the first film [[spoiler: is a JumpScare where Bughuul appears and stares out of the screen. He's looking at ''you''.]]



* GoryDiscretionShot: The videos of the worst murder in [[spoiler: Lawn Work]] does not show the carnage out right, choosing instead to pull away to Ellison's horrified reaction.
** In [[spoiler: Sleepy Time, the two adults murders are only shown reflected in Ellison's glasses, and the kid's murder is out of focus as Ellison looks away from the screen and drinks his whiskey.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: [[spoiler:Clint, ''oh god'' Clint. And by some extension, Zach]].

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* GoryDiscretionShot: GoryDiscretionShot:
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The videos of the worst murder in [[spoiler: Lawn Work]] "Lawn Work"]] does not show the carnage out right, outright, choosing instead to pull away to Ellison's horrified reaction.
** In [[spoiler: Sleepy Time, "Sleepy Time", the two adults murders are only shown reflected in Ellison's glasses, and the kid's murder is out of focus as Ellison looks away from the screen and drinks his whiskey.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: [[spoiler:Clint, ''oh god'' God'', Clint. And by Zach to some extension, Zach]].extent]].



** [[spoiler: The sequel reveals that a radio is also sufficient]]

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** [[spoiler: The sequel reveals that a radio is also sufficient]]sufficient.]]



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:In the first film, Ellison, along with his wife and son, is murdered by his Bughuul-possessed daughter]]
** [[spoiler: In the second film, the final scene implies that Deputy So & So is about to be killed by Bughuul.]]
*** [[spoiler: However, one could argue that Bughuul is just trying to scare him off. Since he has been doing that all through out the film and if he could have killed him he would have done it much eariler.]]
* IdiotBall: Grabbed firmly and lovingly by Ellison several times:

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* TheHeroDies: TheHeroDies:
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[[spoiler:In the first film, Ellison, along with his wife and son, is murdered by his Bughuul-possessed daughter]]
** [[spoiler: In the second film, the final scene implies that Deputy So & So So-and-So is about to be killed by Bughuul.]]
*** [[spoiler: However, one could argue that Bughuul is just trying to scare him off. Since off, since he has been doing that all through out throughout the film and if he could have killed wanted to kill him he would have done it much eariler.earlier.]]
* IdiotBall: Grabbed firmly and lovingly by Ellison several times:times in the first film:



** [[spoiler:After "escaping" Bughuul by leaving what he believes is a haunted ''house'', Ellison chooses to ignore the Deputy's call during the entire day, and only answers at the worst possible time: at night, after having drunk the coffee drugged by his daughter.]]

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** [[spoiler:After "escaping" Bughuul by leaving what he believes is a haunted ''house'', Ellison chooses to ignore the Deputy's call during calls throughout the entire day, and only answers at the worst possible time: at night, after having drunk the coffee drugged by his daughter.]]



* IDrankWhat: Near the ending, [[spoiler:Ellison glimpses into his coffee cup only to see a faint glowing residue at the bottom. Then he starts to lose strength...]]

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* IDrankWhat: Near the ending, ending of the first film, [[spoiler:Ellison glimpses into his coffee cup only to see a faint glowing residue at the bottom. Then he starts to lose strength...]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Ellison has shades of this. He brushes off his kids so much that it would be safe to consider it some early form of ParentalAbandonment, has a drinking problem (although justified with the things he uses it to cope with), and destroys his relationship with his family by moving to the house for another book. He starts to change near the end, [[spoiler:although an axe to the head stops character development for him.]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Ellison has shades of this. He brushes off his kids so much that it would be safe to consider it some early form of ParentalAbandonment, has a drinking problem (although justified with the things he uses it to cope with), and destroys his relationship with his family by moving to the house for another book. He starts to change near the end, [[spoiler:although an axe to the head stops character development for him.]]



* JumpScare: A number of them throughout the movie.

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* JumpScare: A number of them throughout the movie.movies.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Trevor's night terrors are one of the ambiguities - is he having night terrors because of Bughuul, or is it just a coincidence? In-universe, this is why Ellison persists in spite of the creepy things he sees: since ThisIsReality, and many of the things he sees can have mundane causes, he doesn't assume anything is supernaturally wrong [[spoiler:until it is no longer "maybe."]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Trevor's night terrors are one of the ambiguities - is he having night terrors because of Bughuul, or is it just a coincidence? In-universe, this is why Ellison persists in spite of the creepy things he sees: since ThisIsReality, and many of the things he sees can have mundane causes, he doesn't assume anything is supernaturally wrong [[spoiler:until it is no longer "maybe."]]"maybe".]]



* NightmareFuelColoringBook: The interior of the lid of the "Home Movies" box, with childish drawings depicting the murders. [[spoiler:And every new child adds his or her own family to it before leaving this world]].

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* NightmareFuelColoringBook: NightmareFuelColoringBook:
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The interior of the lid of the "Home Movies" box, with childish drawings depicting the murders. [[spoiler:And every new child adds his or her own family to it before leaving this world]].



* NoNameGiven: Deputy So-And-So

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* NoNameGiven: Deputy So-And-SoSo-And-So.



* NothingIsScarier: The "Lawn Work" reel, which has you waiting on the edge of your seat, knowing what WILL happen, but the ScareChord will still make you jump.

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* NothingIsScarier: NothingIsScarier:
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The "Lawn Work" reel, which has you waiting on the edge of your seat, knowing what WILL happen, but the ScareChord will still make you jump.



* OnlySaneMan: Surprisingly Deputy So and So is the most level headed character in the movie.
* OpaqueLenses: The camera pulls away from the Sleepy Time home movie, but shows the actual murder through the reflection on Ellison's glasses.

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* OnlySaneMan: Surprisingly Deputy So and So So-and-So is the most level headed level-headed character in the first movie.
* OpaqueLenses: The camera pulls away from the Sleepy Time "Sleepy Time" home movie, but shows the actual murder through the reflection on Ellison's glasses.



* ReligionOfEvil: In the backstory where some children were sacrificed to an evil god.

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* ReligionOfEvil: In the backstory backstory, where some children were sacrificed to an evil god.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Ultimately, Ellison just becomes another victim and Bughuul's method and succeeds without fail]]
* ShownTheirWork : The filmmakers did a research on the looks and aesthetics of the Black Metal music genre in order to create Bughuul's look and symbol, to make them look distinctive from the genre. This also helps if keen listeners of the Black Metal genre are able to hear snippets of Norwegian Black Metal-Experimental band Music/{{Ulver}} in the first and second film.

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler: Ultimately, Ellison just becomes another victim victim, along with the rest of his family, and Bughuul's method and succeeds without fail]]
Bughuul is free to kill again]].
* ShownTheirWork : ShownTheirWork:
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The filmmakers did a research on the looks and aesthetics of the Black Metal music genre in order to create Bughuul's look and symbol, to make them look distinctive from the genre. This also helps if keen listeners of the Black Metal genre are able to hear snippets of Norwegian Black Metal-Experimental band Music/{{Ulver}} in the first and second film.



* TheSmartGuy: The Professor

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* TheSmartGuy: The ProfessorProfessor.



* SupernaturalProofFather: Averted, as Ellison is the first person to discover that something is wrong.

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* SupernaturalProofFather: SupernaturalProofFather:
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Averted, as Ellison is the first person to discover that something is wrong.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Pretty much every scary part of the movie is shown in the trailer.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: TrailersAlwaysSpoil:
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Pretty much every scary part of the first movie is shown in the trailer.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:Zach was a pretty average kid and seemed to be a kind older brother to Dylan before Bughuul took a hold of him, makes his death a bit more tragic, even if he was the AssholeVictim]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler: AbusiveDad Clint Collins is this in the eyes of the law under his payroll and the press when describing him as an "[[CorruptCorporateExecutive agricultural magnate]]" when he marries Courtney, his "high school sweetheart" according to the newspapers in the second film.]]

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: [[spoiler:Zach was a pretty average kid and seemed to be a kind older brother to Dylan before Bughuul took a hold of him, which makes his death a bit more tragic, even if he was the AssholeVictim]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler: AbusiveDad {{Abusive parent|s}} Clint Collins is this in the eyes of the law under his payroll and the press when describing him as an "[[CorruptCorporateExecutive agricultural magnate]]" when he marries Courtney, his "high school sweetheart" according to the newspapers in the second film.]]



* XMeetsY: Due to being set in the rural countryside, the sequel can be described as "''Sinister'' meets ''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn''"

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* XMeetsY: Due to being set in the rural countryside, the sequel can be described as "''Sinister'' meets ''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn''"
''Franchise/ChildrenOfTheCorn''".
15th Oct '16 10:05:00 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* SmugSnake: [[spoiler:Clint and Zach Collins in the sequel, as they both think they are above everybody else and gets what they want.]]
23rd Sep '16 12:03:14 AM arrgh
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** [[spoiler: Further, given that Bughuul is a deity of images, making visual records of his actions may strengthen him, or his control, or simply be a part of 'worshipping' him.]]
4th Sep '16 4:55:07 AM MikaHaeli8
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** In the old interview, Ellison jokes about [[spoiler:how he'd rather have his hands cut off than write a book for fame or money. He ends up getting his hands cut off anyway. Along with his head, legs, arms...]]

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** In the old interview, Ellison jokes about [[spoiler:how he'd rather have his hands cut off than write a book for fame or money. He ends up getting his hands cut off anyway.in his pursuit for fame and/or money. Along with his head, legs, arms...]]



** His wife Stacy also has some shades of it. She can't seem to be able to discuss family problems without A) [[HystericalWoman screaming at her kids or Ellison and loud enough that Ellison can hear it while drunk and working]], and B) blaming Ellison for everything, as if he's the one telling his work's crime cases to his kids to get them traumatized and/or making them paint the walls with it. Whatever her worries and points are, she is NOT helping things out and acts less as a supporting loved one and more often as a stress factor for Ellison.

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** His wife Stacy Tracy also has some shades of it. She can't seem to be able to discuss family problems without A) [[HystericalWoman screaming at her kids or Ellison and loud enough that Ellison can hear it while drunk and working]], and B) blaming Ellison for everything, as if he's the one telling his work's crime cases to his kids to get them traumatized and/or making them paint the walls with it. Whatever her worries and points are, she is NOT helping things out and acts less as a supporting loved one and more often as a stress factor for Ellison.Ellison.
*** It is implied at the beginning that their marriage is strained thanks to Ellison's failed follow-ups to ''Kentucky Blood'' and constantly moving house. Tracy explicitly says that if this one didn't work out, she would "take the kids and go to [her] sister's".
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