History Film / ThePeopleUnderTheStairs

3rd Jun '17 11:04:37 PM marcoasalazarm
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* CoolGuns: Daddy's weapons of choice are a pump-action shotgun and a Desert Eagle.



* HomeAloneAntics: A very, ''very'' dark take on it. Even if Mommy and Daddy are the ones who have loaded the house with secret passages and traps up to the literal wazoo and should know them by heart, Fool and Alice and Roach are the ones that take the most advantage of them to move around stealthily and protect themselves (Roach has even been living on them for what seems like ''years'', even with Daddy constantly hunting him down).



* TheNineties: News footage of the bombing of Baghdad in the Persian Gulf War plays on a TV outside one of the captives' cells.

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* TheNineties: News footage of the bombing of Baghdad in the Persian Gulf War plays on a TV outside one of the captives' cells. This is pretty important because [[spoiler:when Fool presents the coins that Roach gave to him to a friend of the family, the man says that the couple of coins alone can pay for Fool's mother's operation and pay in full the family's rent... all the way to ''the year 2000''.]]


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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Daddy's main weapon is a pump-action shotgun that can have [[BayonetYa a bayonet attacked to it for stabbing people through the walls]].
1st Nov '16 8:17:05 PM LadyNorbert
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Grampa Booker warns Fool not to get involved with "that brother-sister act" after his first escape.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Grampa Booker warns Fool not to get involved with "that brother-sister act" after his first escape. It's implied that it's a family tradition.



* TheFool: Fool's nicknamesake. Played fairly straight, Fool gets by because he's clever, but he's damn lucky every time it counts.

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* TheFool: Fool's nicknamesake. Played fairly straight, straight; Fool gets by because he's clever, but he's damn lucky every time it counts.



* KidHero: Fool. This is taken to HomeAlone levels at a few points.

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* KidHero: Fool. This is taken to HomeAlone ''Film/HomeAlone'' levels at a few points.



* LikeBrotherAndSister: Although Alice and the eponymous People [[spoiler:aren't at all related]], she and Roach really care about each other. She feeds him (even though she knows she'll be beaten if/when she's caught) and he helps Fool find and rescue her.



* TookALevelInBadass: Fool goes from a timid coward not wanting to enter the house, to a clever genius who [[spoiler:kills their rabid dog by luring him to a wall to get stabbed by Dad]]. He goes back to the house without fear, sets the rest of the trapped boys free and [[spoiler:blows the house up with dynamite, killing Daddy]].

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* TookALevelInBadass: Fool goes from a timid coward not wanting to enter the house, to a clever genius who [[spoiler:kills their rabid dog by luring him to a wall to get stabbed by Dad]].Daddy]]. He goes back to the house without fear, sets the rest of the trapped boys free and [[spoiler:blows the house up with dynamite, killing Daddy]].



** Alice begins as a shy innocent damsel afraid of Mommy and Daddy to an impressive hero in her own right, who quickly turns the tables on them and gets angry when they threaten to kill Fool, attacks Mom from above when she attempts to kill Fool's Sister, and then stabs and weakens her, ultimately making Mom afraid of her instead, and giving the rest of the boys a chance to maul her to death.

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** Alice begins as a shy innocent damsel afraid of Mommy and Daddy to an impressive hero in her own right, who quickly turns the tables on them and gets angry when they threaten to kill Fool, attacks Mom Mommy from above when she attempts to kill Fool's Sister, and then stabs and weakens her, ultimately making Mom Mommy afraid of her instead, and giving the rest of the boys a chance to maul her to death.
11th Oct '16 10:36:58 PM CornwindEvilman
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* NoNameGiven: "Daddy" and "Mommy" are never given full names. Even in the credits, they're only listed as "Man" and "Woman".

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* NoNameGiven: "Daddy" and "Mommy" are never given full names. Even in the credits, they're only listed as "Man" and "Woman".[[note]]Though near the end of the film, the 'Woman' yells for the Man and calls him 'Eldon' in a very quick tossed off line, so maybe they originally did have names that were cut later and the editing team missed one.[[/note]]
20th Aug '16 11:05:49 AM Sharlee
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* MuggingTheMonster: Leroy's plan for Home-Invasion Robbing The Monster.

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* MuggingTheMonster: Leroy's plan for Home-Invasion Robbing The Monster.Monster kicks off the plot.
20th Aug '16 11:02:54 AM Sharlee
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* MuggingTheMonster: Leroy's plan for Home-Invasion Robbing The Monster.
7th May '16 10:24:42 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: For most of the movie we only see Daddy using the gimp suit as a sort of bizarre battle armor, [[spoiler: but after Fool escapes the first time, Mommy calls Daddy a "bad boy" and tells him "go straight to your room and get into your suit."]]
27th Apr '16 1:59:16 AM erforce
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* AuthorAppeal: Creator/WesCraven's [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet continued love for booby traps]] and [[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes survivalist tactics.]]

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* AuthorAppeal: Creator/WesCraven's [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet continued love for booby traps]] and [[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes [[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977 survivalist tactics.]]
2nd Dec '15 2:12:29 PM bt8257
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* MadWomanInTheAttic: The titular people under the stairs. Though their deformities and mental problems are the result of abuse from the villains.

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* MadWomanInTheAttic: MadwomanInTheAttic: The titular people under the stairs. Though their deformities and mental problems are the result of abuse from the villains.
7th Nov '15 10:22:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: Mommy and Daddy are played by Wendy Robie and Everett [=McGill=], who played married couple Ed and Nadine Hurley on ''TwinPeaks''.



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/PulpFiction Marsellus Wallace]] is Leroy and [[Series/MySoCalledLife Rayanne Graff]] is Alice.
2nd Nov '15 3:25:12 AM BohemianBob43
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* BigBadDuumvirate: Mommy and Daddy.
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