History Film / VHS

19th Jan '18 2:00:11 PM jormis29
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* FalseInnocenceTrick: Possibly, in [[spoiler:"10/31/98,"]] if [[spoiler:the demon were escaping an [[HollywoodExorcism exorcism]] and not an instance of EvilInc, HijackingCthulhu as in ''Film/{{Siren}}'']].

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* FalseInnocenceTrick: Possibly, in [[spoiler:"10/31/98,"]] if [[spoiler:the demon were escaping an [[HollywoodExorcism exorcism]] and not an instance of EvilInc, HijackingCthulhu as in ''Film/{{Siren}}'']].''Film/{{Siren|2016}}'']].
13th Jan '18 2:56:45 PM BlueCaper
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* ShownTheirWork: Whether by accident or design, any time the video-cameras pass over a TV-screen, the screens flicker, which was common in the old CRTs shown in the movie.

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* ShownTheirWork: Whether by accident or design, any time the video-cameras pass over a TV-screen, the screens flicker, which was common in the old CRTs [=CRTs=] shown in the movie.
13th Jan '18 2:53:02 PM BlueCaper
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* FalseInnocenceTrick: Possibly, in [[spoiler:"10/31/98,"]] if [[spoiler:the demon were escaping an [[HollywoodExorcism exorcism]] and not an instance of EvilInc, HijackingCthulhu as in ''Film/{{Siren}}'']].
** [[{{Foreshadowing}} Alluded to]] in "Second Honeymoon." See {{Foreshadowing}}.



** In "Second Honeymoon", Stephanie and Sam use an electronic fortune-telling machine, and by the end of the segment, both of their fortunes come true in a twisted way: [[spoiler: Sam gets a fortune about someone close to him not being trustworthy, and ends up betrayed and murdered by his wife. Stephanie gets one about having a happy reunion with someone, and she and her girlfriend leave together as {{Karma Houdini}}s]]

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** In "Second Honeymoon", Stephanie and Sam use an electronic fortune-telling machine, and by the end of the segment, both of their fortunes come true in a twisted way: [[spoiler: Sam gets a fortune about someone close to him not being trustworthy, and ends up betrayed and murdered by his wife. Stephanie gets one about having a happy reunion with someone, and she and her girlfriend leave together as {{Karma Houdini}}s]]Houdini}}s]]. [[spoiler:Other arcs are]] referenced in the fortune card as well.



** In full force during "Second Honeymoon", when, after their encounter with a would-be hitch-hiker after dark, [[spoiler: said hitch-hiker is ''in their room'', recording them both with their own camera while wielding a switchblade]]. Nothing happens that night.

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** In full force during "Second Honeymoon", when, after their encounter with a would-be hitch-hiker after dark, [[spoiler: said [[spoiler:said hitch-hiker is ''in their room'', recording them both with their own camera while wielding a switchblade]]. Nothing happens that night.
13th Jan '18 2:34:46 PM BlueCaper
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** Arguably Clint as well in "Amateur Night", considering that while he was in par with Patrick and Shane's little sexipade, he wasn't ''that'' desperate.

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** Arguably Clint as well in "Amateur Night", considering that while he was [[SpyCam in par with on]] Patrick and Shane's little sexipade, sexcapade, he wasn't ''that'' [[TheLoinsSleepTonight wasn't]] ''[[AManIsAlwaysEager that]]'' desperate.
13th Jan '18 1:58:45 PM BlueCaper
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* CrapsackWorld: If indeed all the tapes, including the ones from the sequel(s?) take place in the same world then everybody is screwed. You have malevolent [[spoiler:aliens]], ghosts, monster/ghost/demons that look like digital glitches, succubi, an insane cult that brought a rampaging demon into the world and what looks like a ZombieApocalypse, an evil corporation (or at least a neglectful one), and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking psycho lesbians.]]

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* CrapsackWorld: If indeed all the tapes, including the ones from the sequel(s?) take place in the same world then everybody is screwed. You have malevolent [[spoiler:aliens]], ghosts, monster/ghost/demons that look like digital glitches, succubi, glitches; succubi; an insane cult that either [[SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan brought a rampaging demon into the world world]] or [[FalseInnocenceTrick failed]] to [[HollywoodExorcism exorcise]] it; and what looks like a ZombieApocalypse, an [[EvilInc evil corporation corporation]] (or at least [[NoOSHACompliance a neglectful one), one]]), and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking psycho lesbians.]]
13th Jan '18 1:23:41 PM BlueCaper
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: The guys in "10/31/98" go back to save the poor captive girl. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, once she becomes possessed, the favor is not returned.]]

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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: The guys in "10/31/98" go back to save the poor captive girl. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, once she becomes possessed, they reach [[RailroadTracksOfDoom railroad crossing]], [[FalseInnocentTrick the favor is not returned.returned]].]]
22nd Nov '17 2:34:13 AM ergeis
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** A minor one on "Amateur Night". Shane wasn't outright evil, but his intentions for the night certainly were less than honourable, since the plan was to film the sexual intercourse without the girl's knowledge. But once Lisa falls unconscious in drunken stupor, he stops his attempts with her.

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** A minor one on "Amateur Night". Shane wasn't outright evil, but his intentions for the night certainly were less than honourable, since the plan was to film the sexual intercourse without the girl's knowledge. But once Lisa falls unconscious in drunken stupor, he stops his attempts with her. The group may be voyeurs but they draw the line at statutory rape.
4th Nov '17 6:11:03 AM ergeis
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* DisproportionateRetribution: While Sam is a bit of a pushy jerk, nothing ever indicated that he was abusive towards his wife which makes [[spoiler: his murder rather excessive.]] She could have just asked for a divorce.
14th Oct '17 9:50:23 PM Isaac_Heller
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:[[PsychoLesbian Stephanie and her lover]], who kill Sam and escape.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:[[PsychoLesbian Stephanie and her lover]], who kill Sam and escape. Sam wasn't the best of husbands, true, but there was no valid reason whatsoever to resort to ''murder'' instead of just divorcing him.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Lisa's fate in "Amateur Night". It is likely that she survived [[spoiler:since it seems that Lily is a succubus-like creature who only shows interest in men]], but we have no visual confirmation. After all, she was lying unconscious just a couple of feet away from the creature, so who knows?

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Lisa's fate in "Amateur Night". It is likely that she survived [[spoiler:since it seems that Lily is a succubus-like creature who only shows interest in men]], men, plus the timeline of events doesn't really leave any space for Lily to kill Lisa]], but we have no visual confirmation. After all, she was lying unconscious just a couple of feet away from the creature, so who knows?
14th Oct '17 9:43:20 PM Isaac_Heller
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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: The guys in "10/31/98" go back to save the poor captive girl. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, once she becomes possessed, the favor is not returned.]]



%%* BitchInSheepsClothing:
%%** [[spoiler: Wendy]] in "Tuesday the 17th".
%%** [[spoiler:James]] from "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger".
%%** [[spoiler: Stephanie]] from "Second Honeymoon"

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%%* BitchInSheepsClothing:
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* BastardBoyfriend: Sam from "Second Honeymoon" isn't the best of husbands to Stephanie (pressuring her to let him film her in a state of undress and complaining excessively when she refuses, possibly lying to her about who was at the door, blaming her for disappearing money and being passive-aggressive toward her). This works against him when [[spoiler: Stephanie decides to help her new lesbian lover murder him.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Some characters aren't as benign as they initially appear to be.
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[[spoiler: Wendy]] in "Tuesday the 17th".
%%** ** [[spoiler:James]] from "The Sick Thing That Happened to Emily When She Was Younger".
%%** [[spoiler: Stephanie]] from "Second Honeymoon"
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