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14th Apr '18 8:17:17 PM BobTanaka
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* SuicidalOverconfidence: The Ancient Enemy is so assured of its own power and obsessed with terrifying the humans that it orders them to study pieces of it so they can tell the world how invincibly powerful it is. This ends up giving them an idea of how to kill it.
3rd Mar '18 7:17:14 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* LightsOutSomebodyDies: Jake Johnson gets killed in the grocery store this way.

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* LightsOutSomebodyDies: LightsOffSomebodyDies: Jake Johnson gets killed in the grocery store this way.
19th Jan '18 7:23:17 AM Jubileus57
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* MothMenace: One of the forms taken by the Enemy is a giant moth (1-2 feet long with a 3-4 foot wingspan). When first encountered, it beats on a window of a building the protagonists are in. Later on, it attacks one of them and literally eats his face off, leaving behind a fleshless skull.
7th Jan '18 9:24:21 PM Kooshmeister
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* ShoutOut: Snowfield is in Santa Mira county. Santa Mira was the name of the town in ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.



* StressVomit: As a monster dissolves Gordy Brogan's body, Lisa Yamaguchi vomits into a nearby gutter.

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* StressVomit: As a monster dissolves Gordy Brogan's body, Lisa Sarah Yamaguchi vomits into a nearby gutter.
8th Oct '17 11:12:07 PM Joylock
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* DragonTheirFeet[=/=]PostClimaxConfrontation: [[spoiler: The Ancient Enemy's "disciples" Fletcher Kale and Gene Terr show up at the hospital and try to kill the protagonists while they're recovering from their successful final battle with the entity. This happens because the creature used its dying moments to command them to kill the protagonists as a last act of revenge.]]
24th Sep '17 2:32:12 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Oh so much, but see RuleOfScary. The book tries to avert this with Biosan (the biological weapon used to kill the monster), which is based on a RealLife organism made by Ananda Chakrabarty to dissolve oil spills.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Oh so much, but see RuleOfScary. The book tries to avert this with Biosan (the biological weapon used to kill the monster), which is based on a RealLife organism made by Ananda Chakrabarty to dissolve oil spills.spills (even then, the artistic license is in how effective it is, but the organism as a whole is still pretty close to reality).
5th Aug '17 11:50:15 PM Arivne
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* DawsonCasting: Lisa's age is never specified in the movie (she's 14 in the novel) but is implied to be at least 17 or 18 years old. She was played by [=Rose McGowan=] who was 25 when the movie was made.
30th Mar '17 11:48:52 PM TheFuzzinator
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* DisappearedDad: In the book, Jenny and Lisa's father is dead, hence why Lisa goes to live with Jenny after the death of their mother. No mention is made of him in the film.


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* MissingMom: In the book, Lisa goes to live with Jenny because their mother died of an aneurysm; in the film, the mother drinks too much, and lets Lisa run around with a loser boyfriend.
28th Jan '17 2:27:36 PM Mdumas43073
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''Phantoms'' is a horror novel by American author Creator/DeanKoontz. It takes place in the small Californian mountain town of Snowfield, where doctor Jennifer Paige is taking her younger sister Lisa to live after their mother died of an embolism. It's a picturesque little place, but it doesn't take the sisters long to notice that something's missing--all the people, for starters. They find a few corpses, but most of the town's inhabitants seem to have vanished without a trace. Many of the few bodies they do find obviously died completely terrified, though just ''how'' they died isn't immediately evident.

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''Phantoms'' is a 1983 horror novel by American author Creator/DeanKoontz. It takes place in the small Californian mountain town of Snowfield, where doctor Jennifer Paige is taking her younger sister Lisa to live after their mother died of an embolism. It's a picturesque little place, but it doesn't take the sisters long to notice that something's missing--all the people, for starters. They find a few corpses, but most of the town's inhabitants seem to have vanished without a trace. Many of the few bodies they do find obviously died completely terrified, though just ''how'' they died isn't immediately evident.



It was made into a film starring Creator/PeterOToole, Creator/RoseMcGowan, and Creator/BenAffleck. [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Who was the bomb in this film.]]

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It In 1998 it was made into a film starring Creator/PeterOToole, Creator/RoseMcGowan, and Creator/BenAffleck. [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Who was the bomb in this film.]]
11th Oct '16 8:08:21 AM Kooshmeister
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* LightsOutSomebodyDies: Jake Johnson gets killed in the grocery store this way.
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