History Film / TowerOfTerror

1st Feb '17 7:14:09 PM Mdumas43073
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1st Feb '17 7:13:57 PM Mdumas43073
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->'''Buzzy: ''' Comin'?.\\

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->'''Buzzy: ''' Comin'?.\\Comin'?\\
25th Jan '17 4:40:36 AM klausbaudelaire
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If such tropes were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride" or "Theme Park-to-Screen Adaptation"; a unique twist on something that's usually the other way around.

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If such tropes were to exist, this This movie would be has since been the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride" or "Theme Park-to-Screen Adaptation"; FilmOfTheRide, a unique twist on something that's usually the other way around.
5th Nov '16 6:17:46 PM klausbaudelaire
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Weird, albeit justified, example. Most of the scenes involving the hotel were filmed at the actual attraction in Disney World, which was the only version of the ride in existence at the time. Thus, although the movie is set and mostly filmed in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, it switches to UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} whenever anyone gets close to the tower. Fortunately, Florida and southern California have a similar climate and the area around the attraction was made up to look like Hollywood anyway. The Florida scenes were filmed first, in case you were wondering.
7th Aug '16 1:29:15 AM klausbaudelaire
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* EveryGirlIsCuterWithHairDecs: Sally wears a big pink hair bow throughout the film.
26th May '16 8:04:02 PM tropeminer
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* DefrostingIceQueen: Jill's trust in Buzzy has been shaken ever since he got fired and constantly rejects any story he pitches whenever he pops up in her office. However, he gradually wins her back with his story on the hotel.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: Jill's trust in Buzzy has been shaken ever since he got fired and constantly rejects any story he pitches whenever he pops up in her office. However, he gradually wins her back with his story investigation on the hotel.
26th May '16 4:26:18 AM tropeminer
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If the trope were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride"; a unique twist on something that's usually the other way around.

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If the trope such tropes were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride"; Ride" or "Theme Park-to-Screen Adaptation"; a unique twist on something that's usually the other way around.
25th May '16 4:58:20 AM tropeminer
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If the trope were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride"; a surprise twist on something that's usually the other way around.

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If the trope were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride"; a surprise unique twist on something that's usually the other way around.
25th May '16 4:57:35 AM tropeminer
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* Adaptation Expansion: In the ride, the 5 passengers were just nameless characters that appeared at various points. The movie gives them names and some background along with some history of the hotel.

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* Adaptation Expansion: AdaptationExpansion: In the ride, the 5 passengers were just nameless characters that appeared at various points. The movie gives them names and some background along with some history of the hotel.



* HotScoop: Jill Perry.

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* HotScoop: Jill Perry. No suprise as she's played by Nia Peeples.
25th May '16 2:23:08 AM tropeminer
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Before ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean,'' this MadeForTVMovie was the first film to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror''.

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\n->'''Buzzy: ''' Comin'?.\\
'''Q:''' What, are you kidding, man? No way, this place is haunted.\\
'''Buzzy:''' Yeah, right. (''doors slam by themselves behind him'')

Before ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean,'' this 1997 MadeForTVMovie was the first film to be based on a ride from the Ride/DisneyThemeParks, in this case ''Ride/TheTwilightZoneTowerOfTerror''.



If the trope were to exist, this movie would be the TropeMaker for "The Film of the Ride"; a surprise twist on something that's usually the other way around.



* Adaptation Expansion: In the ride, the 5 passengers were just nameless characters that appeared at various points. The movie gives them names and some background along with some history of the hotel.
* AllHallowsEve: Not only the night of the accident, but also Abigail's birthday.



* CatchPhrase: Q's "Cha-Ching".
** Also, Dewey's "GO-ing up".
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Abigail]] making everyone collect items on a scavenger hunt in order to complete the spell.
* ChildMage: [[spoiler:Abigail, back in 1939 with the Book of Souls]]



* DefrostingIceQueen: Jill's trust in Buzzy has been shaken ever since he got fired and constantly rejects any story he pitches whenever he pops up in her office. However, he gradually wins her back with his story on the hotel.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Buzzy gets his job and Jill back, Q inherits and reopens the hotel and the ghosts are free, but only after going through hell and barely escaping death, solving the mystery.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Abigail, once she learns the truth.]]
* FamousAncestor: Downplayed with Q's grandpa being one of the ghosts who disappeared and his great-grandpa building the heirloom hotel.
*{{Foreshadowing}}: "I think I just let a ghost into your apartment".



* IronicNurseryTune

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* IronicNurseryTuneHotScoop: Jill Perry.
* IronicNurseryTune: Sally Shine eerily sings "It's Raining, It's Pouring" as a ghost (just like in the ride) to Buzzy and Anna.



* LighterAndSofter: Only by a very slim margin from it's source material. See Defanged Horrors above.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Though it is magic lightning, so...



* LightningCanDoAnything: Though it is magic lightning, so...


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* MrFixIt: Played with Chris "Q" Todd, who doubles as the PluckyComicRelief.


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* OldFlame: Jill to Buzzy.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler:What ultimately breaks the spell.]]
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