History Film / TheHaunting1999

28th Jun '17 2:12:29 AM Ingonyama
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* ClosedCircle: The gates are locked every night when the Dudleys leave and, as in both the book and the original movie, they stay in town since "no one will come any closer than that" and "they couldn't even hear" if they needed help. In a concession to the modern setting, [[GenreSavvy Dr. Marrow has a cell phone for emergencies]] (and he uses it to call the hospital before Todd leaves with Mary), but this is, [[DiaboulsExMachina conveniently enough]], broken during Marrow's rescue of fugue-state Nell from the rickety wrought-iron staircase.

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* ClosedCircle: The gates are locked every night when the Dudleys leave and, as in both the book and the original movie, they stay in town since "no one will come any closer than that" and "they couldn't even hear" if they needed help. In a concession to the modern setting, [[GenreSavvy Dr. Marrow has a cell phone for emergencies]] (and he uses it to call the hospital before Todd leaves with Mary), but this is, [[DiaboulsExMachina [[DiabolusExMachina conveniently enough]], broken during Marrow's rescue of fugue-state Nell from the rickety wrought-iron staircase.
8th Jun '17 4:35:33 AM AlienPatch
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* FacialHorror: Poor Mary was injured by a piano chord strung too much. She might very possiby face disfigurement...or something worse.

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* FacialHorror: Poor Mary was the first to leave the house after being injured by a piano chord strung too much.harpischord. She might very possiby face disfigurement...or something worse.
8th Jun '17 4:34:20 AM AlienPatch
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* InfantInmortality: Averted by way of Hugh Crain killing his children. [[spoiler: This is what sets the events of the film into motion.]]

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* InfantInmortality: InfantImmortality: Averted by way of Hugh Crain killing his children. [[spoiler: This is what sets the events of the film into motion.]]
8th Jun '17 4:33:15 AM AlienPatch
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* ClosedCircle: The gates are locked every night when the Dudleys leave and, as in both the book and the original movie, they stay in town since "no one will come any closer than that" and "they couldn't even hear" if they needed help. In a concession to the modern setting, Dr. Marrow has a cell phone for emergencies (and he uses it to call the hospital before Todd leaves with Mary), but this is, [[GenreSavvy conveniently enough]], broken during Marrow's rescue of fugue-state Nell from the rickety wrought-iron staircase.

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* ClosedCircle: The gates are locked every night when the Dudleys leave and, as in both the book and the original movie, they stay in town since "no one will come any closer than that" and "they couldn't even hear" if they needed help. In a concession to the modern setting, [[GenreSavvy Dr. Marrow has a cell phone for emergencies emergencies]] (and he uses it to call the hospital before Todd leaves with Mary), but this is, [[GenreSavvy [[DiaboulsExMachina conveniently enough]], broken during Marrow's rescue of fugue-state Nell from the rickety wrought-iron staircase.



* FacialHorror: Poor Mary was injured by a piano chord strung too much. She might very possiby face disfigurement...or something worse.



* InfantInmortality: Averted by way of Hugh Crain killing his children. [[spoiler: This is what sets the events of the film into motion.]]



* PsychicPowers: Aside from Nell, both Marrow's snide commentary and her own reactions to the house imply his assistant Mary has these too. [[GenreSavvy Which may be why she was injured and made to flee the house]].

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* PsychicPowers: Aside from Nell, both Marrow's snide commentary and her own reactions to the house imply his assistant Mary has these too. [[GenreSavvy [[FridgeBrilliance Which may be why she was injured and made to flee the house]].
8th Jan '17 11:29:35 AM SeptimusHeap
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The assault upon Nell in her bedroom by Hugh Crain--his ghost plunges down from the ceiling toward her with a wide, leering mouth ([[{{Squick}} filled with many grasping arms]], no less), while the bed is pulled toward him and Nell is held pinned in place by [[RefugeInAudacity numerous long, thin wooden spikes decorated with barbs]]. WordOfGod described the ceiling moving downward and [[DoubleEntendre the spikes growing longer]] as a manifestation of Nell's claustrophobia, but [[FreudWasRight hmmm]]... See also HeirClubForMen.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The assault upon Nell in her bedroom by Hugh Crain--his ghost plunges down from the ceiling toward her with a wide, leering mouth ([[{{Squick}} filled with many grasping arms]], no less), while the bed is pulled toward him and Nell is held pinned in place by [[RefugeInAudacity numerous long, thin wooden spikes decorated with barbs]]. WordOfGod described the ceiling moving downward and [[DoubleEntendre the spikes growing longer]] as a manifestation of Nell's claustrophobia, but [[FreudWasRight hmmm]]...hmmm... See also HeirClubForMen.
16th Oct '16 10:04:49 PM Raptorslash
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** While Hugh Crain was by [[AbusiveParents no means]] [[HolierThanThou a pleasant character]] in ''[[Literature/TheHauntingOfHillHouse the original Jackson novel]]'' or the original film, his attitude was suggested to come in part from the accidental death of his first wife. In this adaptation he is explicitly identified as the malevolent presence in Hill House and in life he not only intentionally drove his first wife to suicide (and is strongly implied to have attempted to kill his second when she discovered his crimes) but kidnapped and murdered children from his mills.

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** While Hugh Crain was by [[AbusiveParents no means]] [[HolierThanThou a pleasant character]] in ''[[Literature/TheHauntingOfHillHouse [[Literature/TheHauntingOfHillHouse the original Jackson novel]]'' novel]] or the original film, his attitude was suggested to come in part from the accidental death of his first wife. In this adaptation he is explicitly identified as the malevolent presence in Hill House and in life he not only intentionally drove his first wife to suicide (and is strongly implied to have attempted to kill his second when she discovered his crimes) but kidnapped and murdered children from his mills.
16th Oct '16 10:04:20 PM Raptorslash
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** While Hugh Crain was by [[AbusiveParents no means]] [[HolierThanThou a pleasant character]] in the novel or the original film, his attitude was suggested to come in part from the accidental death of his first wife. In this adaptation he is explicitly identified as the malevolent presence in Hill House and in life he not only intentionally drove his first wife to suicide (and is strongly implied to have attempted to kill his second when she discovered his crimes) but kidnapped and murdered children from his mills.

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** While Hugh Crain was by [[AbusiveParents no means]] [[HolierThanThou a pleasant character]] in ''[[Literature/TheHauntingOfHillHouse the novel original Jackson novel]]'' or the original film, his attitude was suggested to come in part from the accidental death of his first wife. In this adaptation he is explicitly identified as the malevolent presence in Hill House and in life he not only intentionally drove his first wife to suicide (and is strongly implied to have attempted to kill his second when she discovered his crimes) but kidnapped and murdered children from his mills.
15th Oct '16 1:44:02 AM Raptorslash
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** While Hugh Crain was by [[AbusiveParents no means]] [[HolierThanThou a pleasant character]] in the novel or the original film, his attitude was suggested to come in part from the accidental death of his first wife. In this adaptation he is explicitly identified as the malevolent presence in Hill House and in life he not only intentionally drove his first wife to suicide (and is strongly implied to have killed his second when she discovered his crimes) but kidnapped and murdered children from his mills.

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** While Hugh Crain was by [[AbusiveParents no means]] [[HolierThanThou a pleasant character]] in the novel or the original film, his attitude was suggested to come in part from the accidental death of his first wife. In this adaptation he is explicitly identified as the malevolent presence in Hill House and in life he not only intentionally drove his first wife to suicide (and is strongly implied to have killed attempted to kill his second when she discovered his crimes) but kidnapped and murdered children from his mills.
15th Oct '16 12:31:46 AM Raptorslash
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* AdaptationalVillainy: While Hugh Crain was by [[AbusiveParents no means]] [[HolierThanThou a pleasant character]] in the novel or the original film, his attitude was suggested to come in part from the accidental death of his first wife. In this adaptation he is explicitly identified as the malevolent presence in Hill House and in life he not only intentionally drove his first wife to suicide (and is strongly implied to have killed his second when she discovered his crimes) but kidnapped and murdered children from his mills.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy:
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While Hugh Crain was by [[AbusiveParents no means]] [[HolierThanThou a pleasant character]] in the novel or the original film, his attitude was suggested to come in part from the accidental death of his first wife. In this adaptation he is explicitly identified as the malevolent presence in Hill House and in life he not only intentionally drove his first wife to suicide (and is strongly implied to have killed his second when she discovered his crimes) but kidnapped and murdered children from his mills.mills.
** While he isn't a villain, Marrow outright lies about the purpose for the guests staying at the house, while Montague, his book counterpart, and Markway, his equivalent in the 1963 film, were open about the supernatural nature of the experiment from the start.
15th Oct '16 12:25:51 AM Raptorslash
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* AdaptationalVillainy: While Hugh Crain was by [[AbusiveParents no means]] [[HolierThanThou a pleasant character]] in the novel or the original film, his attitude was suggested to come in part from the accidental death of his wife. In this adaptation he is explicitly identified as the malevolent presence in Hill House and he not only drove his first wife to suicide (and is strongly implied to have killed his second) but kidnapped and murdered children from his mills.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: While Hugh Crain was by [[AbusiveParents no means]] [[HolierThanThou a pleasant character]] in the novel or the original film, his attitude was suggested to come in part from the accidental death of his first wife. In this adaptation he is explicitly identified as the malevolent presence in Hill House and in life he not only intentionally drove his first wife to suicide (and is strongly implied to have killed his second) second when she discovered his crimes) but kidnapped and murdered children from his mills.
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