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21st Mar '16 12:20:30 AM Scoutstr295
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* SupernaturalProofFather: Norman plays this annoyingly straight throughout much of the film.

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* SupernaturalProofFather: Norman plays this annoyingly straight throughout much of the film.film, but then comes to believe Claire's claims. [[spoiler:Then when it is revealed that he is Madison's killer, he says that he believed her "ghost story" was an attempt to catch him.]]
21st Mar '16 12:14:48 AM Scoutstr295
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* ChekhovsGun: The key Claire finds in the air vent.
** The cell phone reception on the bridge.

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* ChekhovsGun: The key Early ghostly activity causes Claire finds to find a key hidden in the air vent.
Norman's study. [[spoiler:The key eventually leads Claire to evidence that Norman killed Madison.]]
** The Throw-away dialogue between Norman and Claire mentions how they can't get cell phone reception on until they reach the bridge.center of a bridge. [[spoiler:This becomes a plot point when Claire tries to escape from Norman.]]


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** During the dinner party, Norman converses with a friend about a fellow instructor who has been caught sleeping with his student. [[spoiler:Norman himself had an affair with Madison, one of his students, and is revealed to have murdered her.]]
21st Mar '16 12:05:28 AM Scoutstr295
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* ChekhovsGun: The key Claire finds in the air vent.
** The cell phone reception on the bridge.
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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* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Norman, thanks to his 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.]]
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