History Literature / TheLandlady

18th Sep '15 5:32:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: BitterAlmonds: Billy thought to himself that his tea tastes like bitter almonds, which was cyanide that the landlady used to poison him so she could stuff him.]]

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* [[spoiler: BitterAlmonds: [[spoiler: Billy thought to himself that his tea tastes like bitter almonds, which was cyanide that the landlady used to poison him so she could stuff him.]]



* [[spoiler:WaxMuseumMorgue]]

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* [[spoiler:WaxMuseumMorgue]]
%%* WaxMuseumMorgue
15th Feb '15 9:30:18 AM LeRoy73
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* CrapsaccarineWorld: The hotel appears nice, but really isn't.

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* CrapsaccarineWorld: CrapsaccharineWorld: The hotel appears nice, but really isn't.
3rd Feb '15 2:33:30 PM Spyspotter
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* CrapsaccarineWorld: The hotel appears nice, but really isn't.
1st Jan '15 5:28:28 PM Silvermoon424
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* FridgeHorror: If you don't know about [[spoiler: the BitterAlmonds trope]] before reading the story and later learn about it, the landlady's [[spoiler: offering of tea]] will become much, '''much''' more horrifying.
25th Jan '14 9:26:21 AM WallyWolf
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* MummiesAtTheDinnerTable: It's what the eponymous landlady does to her dead pets[[spoiler:, as well as the guests she murders.]]
11th Apr '13 10:43:28 PM Xtifr
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"The Landlady" is a short horror story by Creator/RoaldDahl. It starts out with Billy, a young British man, looking for a place to stay. He finds the [[AC:BED AND BREAKFAST INN]] and a quaint old woman inside, who welcomes him to stay, just like the ''other'' young men she's been fond of.

It's pretty much horror to anyone who knows what [[spoiler:BitterAlmonds]] signify.

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!!!Tropes used in "The Landlady":

* AffablyEvil
* [[spoiler: BitterAlmonds: Billy thought to himself that his tea tastes like bitter almonds, which was cyanide that the landlady used to poison him so she could stuff him.]]
* TheCollector: The old woman herself freely admits to stuffing her old pets that have passed on. She collects ''other'' things too...
* CreepyHousekeeper
* DirtyOldWoman: She's really got a thing for young, handsome men.
* GenreShift: Until the very end, it appears to just be a little SliceOfLife story.
* HellHotel: What it actually turns out to be, although it appears pleasant.
* NiceGuy: Billy
* ViewersAreGeniuses: Although you can eventually realize what the landlady's problem is, you can't understand the true horror of the story unless you're familiar with the [[spoiler: BitterAlmonds]] trope.
* [[spoiler:WaxMuseumMorgue]]

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