History Film / WhatLiesBeneath

27th Jan '16 2:27:36 PM ChrisDen
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* EvilDetectingDog: Played with. Coop doesn't seem to detect ghosts or see any wrongdoing (aside from the scene where he barks at the lake instead of jumping in to get his ball). [[spoiler: Even when Norman is revealed to be the killer, [[PetTheDog he doesn't attack him]]. However when he sees Claire lying motionless in the tub, he refuses to leave her prompting Norman to drag the dog out of the bathroom.]]
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* EvilDetectingDog: Played with. Coop doesn't seem to detect ghosts or see any wrongdoing (aside from the scene where he barks at the lake instead of jumping in to get his ball). [[spoiler: Even when Norman is revealed to be the killer, [[PetTheDog he doesn't attack him]]. However when he sees Claire lying motionless in the tub, he refuses to leave her her, prompting Norman to drag the dog out of the bathroom.]]

* {{Foreshadowing}}: Claire having a car accident prior to the events of the film is mentioned a few times. [[spoiler:It turns out she had the accident after driving off in a heartbroken rage after discovering Norman's affair, and the accident left her unable to remember the affair - until Madison makes her remember.]]
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Claire having a car accident prior to the events of the film is mentioned a few times. [[spoiler:It turns out she had the accident after driving off in a heartbroken rage after discovering Norman's affair, and the accident left her unable to remember the affair - -- until Madison makes her remember.]]

* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Norman killed Madison when she threatened to go to university authorities about their relationship, which would have likely gotten him fired and ruined his reputation and tries to kill Claire when she figures everything out]]
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Norman killed Madison when she threatened to go to university authorities about their relationship, which would have likely gotten him fired and ruined his reputation reputation, and he tries to kill Claire when she figures everything out]]

** The first time [[spoiler:Claire's face morphs into that of Madison's]] is jarring enough. The ''second'' time it happens - when [[spoiler:Claire's face suddenly morphs into Madison's very dead, very decomposing face]] - is downright ''horrifying''. * KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Norman is killed in the same way he murdered Madison - via drowning. Not only that, but he dies in the same lake in which he disposed of her body.]]
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** The first time [[spoiler:Claire's face morphs into that of Madison's]] is jarring enough. The ''second'' time it happens - -- when [[spoiler:Claire's face suddenly morphs into Madison's very dead, very decomposing face]] - -- is downright ''horrifying''. * KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Norman is killed in the same way he murdered Madison - -- via drowning. Not only that, but he dies in the same lake in which he disposed of her body.]]

* OhCrap: A particularly chilling version happens towards the end, when Claire realises that [[spoiler:Norman most certainly did ''not'' dial 911.]] Later, during the climax, Norman has one when [[spoiler:the very dead Madison ''tilts her head towards him''.]]
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* OhCrap: A particularly chilling version happens towards the end, when Claire realises realizes that [[spoiler:Norman most certainly did ''not'' dial 911.]] Later, during the climax, Norman has one when [[spoiler:the very dead Madison ''tilts her head towards him''.]]
16th Jan '16 12:12:07 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Norman.]] * BitchInSheepsClothing:: [[spoiler:Norman]], after TheReveal of why Madison haunts the Spencers.

* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler:At first, much like the revelation of Creator/EmmaRoberts' role in ''Film/{{Scream 4}}'', it seems Norman was just another heroic male lead for Harrison Ford to play opposite Michelle Pfeiffer's female lead as Claire, but then, it's revealed Norman is the BigBad, while Claire is the sole main protagonist.]]

* EvilDetectingDog: Played with. Coop doesn't seem to detect ghosts or see any wrongdoing (aside from the scene where he barks at the lake instead of jumping in to get his ball). [[spoiler: Even when Norman is revealed to be the killer, he doesn't attack him. However when he sees Clair lying motionless in the tub, he refuses to leave her prompting Norman to drag the dog out of the bathroom.]]
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* EvilDetectingDog: Played with. Coop doesn't seem to detect ghosts or see any wrongdoing (aside from the scene where he barks at the lake instead of jumping in to get his ball). [[spoiler: Even when Norman is revealed to be the killer, [[PetTheDog he doesn't attack him. him]]. However when he sees Clair Claire lying motionless in the tub, he refuses to leave her prompting Norman to drag the dog out of the bathroom.]]

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* EvilDetectingDog: Played with. Coop doesn't seem FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Norman, thanks to detect ghosts or see any wrongdoing (aside from the scene where he barks at the lake instead of jumping in to get his ball). [[spoiler: Even when Norman is revealed to be the killer, he doesn't attack him. However when he sees Clair lying motionless in the tub, he refuses to leave her prompting Norman to drag the dog out of the bathroom.actor Harrison Ford's natural acting charm.]]
6th Nov '15 8:15:03 PM nombretomado
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* {{Homage}}: Some scenes are an homage to ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' and ''RearWindow''.
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* {{Homage}}: Some scenes are an homage to ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' and ''RearWindow''.''Film/RearWindow''.
24th Sep '15 6:22:04 PM Scoutstr295
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Both the trailer and the poster came with the tagline, "He was the perfect husband, until his one mistake followed them home." This gives away that the plot will eventually lead to Norman and that the storyline involving the neighbors is a RedHerring.

* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer ''completely'' spoils the fact that [[spoiler:Norman had an affair with Madison, and by extension also spoils that the ghost is not Mary Feur, but Madison Elizabeth Frank.]]
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailer ''completely'' spoils the fact that [[spoiler:Norman had an affair with Madison, and by extension also spoils that the ghost subplot involving the couple next door is not Mary Feur, but Madison Elizabeth Frank.a RedHerring.]]
24th Sep '15 6:20:06 PM Scoutstr295
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Both the trailer and the poster came with the tagline, "He was the perfect husband, until his one mistake followed them home." This gives away that the plot will eventually lead to Norman and that the storyline involving the neighbors is a RedHerring.
10th Sep '15 5:44:18 PM MarchVee
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* {{Homage}}: Some scenes are an homage to ''{{Psycho}}'' and ''RearWindow''.
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* {{Homage}}: Some scenes are an homage to ''{{Psycho}}'' ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' and ''RearWindow''.
6th Aug '15 7:07:10 AM TheAimz
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* EvilDetectingDog: Played with. Coop doesn't seem to detect ghosts or see any wrongdoing. [[spoiler: Even when Norman is revealed to be the killer, he doesn't attack him. However when he sees Clair lying motionless in the tub, he refuses to leave her prompting Norman to drag the dog out of the bathroom.]]
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* EvilDetectingDog: Played with. Coop doesn't seem to detect ghosts or see any wrongdoing.wrongdoing (aside from the scene where he barks at the lake instead of jumping in to get his ball). [[spoiler: Even when Norman is revealed to be the killer, he doesn't attack him. However when he sees Clair lying motionless in the tub, he refuses to leave her prompting Norman to drag the dog out of the bathroom.]]
23rd May '15 6:29:11 PM STFilmmaker
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* EvilDetectingDog: Played with. Coop doesn't seem to detect ghosts or see any wrongdoing. [[spoiler: Even when Norman is revealed to be the killer, he doesn't attack him. However when he sees Clair lying motionless in the tub, he refuses to leave her prompting Norman to drag the dog out of the bathroom.]]
1st May '15 2:58:54 PM StClair
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** The neighbors truthful protest of "I didn't kill my wife!", precisely what Creator/HarrisonFord said in ''Film/TheFugitive''.
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** The neighbors truthful neighbor's [[spoiler:truthful]] protest of "I didn't kill my wife!", precisely what Creator/HarrisonFord said in ''Film/TheFugitive''.
28th Apr '15 8:40:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: Robert Zemekis consciously shot the film in the style of Creator/AlfredHitchcock, if he had access to digital technology. Also, there are many references to Hitchcock films, such as ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', ''RearWindow'', ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', ''{{Rebecca}}'' and ''{{Spellbound}}''. ** The neighbors truthful protest of "I didn't kill my wife!", precisely what HarrisonFord said in TheFugitive.
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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut: ** Robert Zemekis consciously shot the film in the style of Creator/AlfredHitchcock, if he had access to digital technology. Also, there are many references to Hitchcock films, such as ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', ''RearWindow'', ''Film/RearWindow'', ''Film/{{Vertigo}}'', ''{{Rebecca}}'' ''Film/{{Rebecca}}'' and ''{{Spellbound}}''. ''Film/{{Spellbound}}''. ** The neighbors truthful protest of "I didn't kill my wife!", precisely what HarrisonFord Creator/HarrisonFord said in TheFugitive.''Film/TheFugitive''.
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