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1st Jan '16 5:25:40 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Smallville}}'' episode "Harvest" has Lois Lane invited to share dinner with a very nice family in a small town -- which plans to sacrifice her in a ritual to insure a bountiful harvest.
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* The ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Harvest" has Lois Lane invited to share dinner with a very nice family in a small town -- which plans to sacrifice her in a ritual to insure a bountiful harvest.
25th Dec '15 4:15:23 AM eroock
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-> ''A Rakdos party is a flop if anyone lives to talk about it.''
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-> ''A ->''"A Rakdos party is a flop if anyone lives to talk about it.''"''
28th Oct '15 8:55:51 AM gallium
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* 1966 film ''Film/EyeOfTheDevil'' has a quite similar plot to ''Film/TheWickerMan'' (which came out [[FollowTheLeader seven years later]]). It too involves a TownWithADarkSecret that conducts a seemingly innocuous fair, which is actually the prelude to a human sacrifice.
13th Oct '15 9:39:39 AM Willbyr
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* The manga ''UmiNoMisaki'' has this same eerie flavor for a little while, until the main character [[spoiler: realizes that it's more a case of AGodAmI]]. [[spoiler:The Rising Dragon Festival, which culminates in a MurderSuicide, is a straight example.]]
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* The manga ''UmiNoMisaki'' ''Manga/UmiNoMisaki'' has this same eerie flavor for a little while, until the main character [[spoiler: realizes that it's more a case of AGodAmI]]. [[spoiler:The Rising Dragon Festival, which culminates in a MurderSuicide, is a straight example.]]
28th Sep '15 8:23:57 PM skybox
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* In the film and musical of ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', the entire number "God, That's Good!" is a celebration of this trope. Slicing up the odd barbershop customer for meat pies is bad enough, but watching the patrons of the pie shop devour the delectables with insatiable mirth is very eerie, no matter how cheery the music.
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* In the film and musical of ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', the entire number "God, That's Good!" is a celebration of this trope. Slicing up the odd barbershop customer for meat pies is bad enough, but watching the patrons of the pie shop devour the delectables with insatiable mirth is very eerie, [[LyricalDissonance no matter how cheery the music.music]].

** If anything, [[LyricalDissonance the cheery music makes it that much more haunting]]
20th Sep '15 7:20:00 PM HeraldAlberich
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Even a TownWithADarkSecret likes a good party now and then. But being the kind of place it is, the town's big event probably wouldn't be the sort of thing you'd want to attend. [[Film/JurassicPark Oh, yeah -- face painting, parades, that's how it always starts. But then there's running and screaming.]] And you're the one doing both. Perhaps you're [[ImAHumanitarian first on the menu for the bake sale]], maybe you're the winner of a LotteryOfDoom, or maybe - and this one's popular - you're going to be [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed in a fertility ritual]]. Either way, expect your impending [[ColdBloodedTorture horrible death]] to be offset by bunting, may poles and dancing.
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Even a TownWithADarkSecret likes a good party now and then. But being the kind of place it is, the town's big event probably wouldn't be the sort of thing you'd want to attend. [[Film/JurassicPark Oh, yeah -- face yeah—face painting, parades, that's how it always starts. But then there's running and screaming.]] And you're the one doing both. Perhaps you're [[ImAHumanitarian first on the menu for the bake sale]], maybe you're the winner of a LotteryOfDoom, or maybe - and maybe--and this one's popular - you're popular--you're going to be [[HumanSacrifice sacrificed in a fertility ritual]]. Either way, expect your impending [[ColdBloodedTorture horrible death]] to be offset by bunting, may poles and dancing.

* In ''Franchise/TheTexasChainSawMassacre - Cut!'', a town's Meat Fest turns out to offer a [[ImAHumanitarian very special kind of meat]].
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* In ''Franchise/TheTexasChainSawMassacre - Cut!'', ''Franchise/TheTexasChainSawMassacre--Cut!'', a town's Meat Fest turns out to offer a [[ImAHumanitarian very special kind of meat]].

* In ''Film/HotFuzz'', someone is murdered at the village fete by having part of the church tower land on their head and tear it apart. The headline? "A fete worse than death." ** Of course it should be noted that the person killed was in charge of the local newspaper and [[DisproportionateRetribution very frequently made spelling mistakes.]]
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* In ''Film/HotFuzz'', someone is murdered at the village fete by having part of the church tower land on their head and tear it apart. The headline? "A fete worse than death." ** Fête Worse Than Death." Of course it should be noted that the person killed was in charge of the local newspaper and [[DisproportionateRetribution very frequently made spelling mistakes.]]

* In an episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Doyle attends his ex-wife's fiance's bachelor party. He knows in advance that the man is a demon, but his family has assimilated into human society. Then he finds out that they have a custom whereby they eat the brains of the previous spouse to ensure a happy marriage. ** In another episode, a wealthy man forcibly gets [[spoiler: Wesley posing as]] Angel to be a bodyguard to his daughter before his milestone birthday party - where he'll get massive supernatural power in turn for using her for a virgin sacrifice [[spoiler: which gets cut short when the offering is found to be...spoiled.]]
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'' ** In an the episode of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', [[Recap/AngelS01E07BachelorParty "Bachelor Party"]], Doyle attends his ex-wife's fiance's bachelor party. He knows in advance that the man is a demon, but his family has assimilated into human society. Then he finds out that they have a custom whereby they eat the brains of the previous spouse to ensure a happy marriage. ** In another episode, a wealthy man forcibly gets [[spoiler: Wesley posing as]] Angel to be a bodyguard to his daughter before his milestone birthday party - where party--where he'll get massive supernatural power in turn for using her for a virgin sacrifice sacrifice, [[spoiler: which gets cut short when the offering is found to be...be... spoiled.]]
16th Sep '15 2:26:50 PM PixelKnight
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* ''[[VideoGame/BioShockInfinite BioShock Infinite]]'' starts with Booker arriving in Columbia and attending a raffle, which he wins. The prize is [[spoiler: first throw in a public stoning.]]
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* ''[[VideoGame/BioShockInfinite BioShock Infinite]]'' starts with Booker arriving in Columbia and attending a raffle, which he wins. The prize is [[spoiler: first throw in a the public stoning.stoning of an interracial couple.]]
23rd Aug '15 12:16:07 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', a young boy discovers that the village he has just moved to suffers mysterious deaths and disappearances after every Watanagashi Festival.
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', a young boy discovers that the village he has just moved to suffers mysterious deaths and disappearances after every Watanagashi Festival.
9th Aug '15 6:45:45 PM JMQwilleran
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**[[RunningGag Resistance!]]
5th Aug '15 8:03:44 PM Prfnoff
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* ''CarnEvil'' uses the trope as an underlying theme. Every event is meant to make you the main attraction. Whatever it is, though, the aim is to turn down the invitation.
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* ''CarnEvil'' ''VideoGame/CarnEvil'' uses the trope as an underlying theme. Every event is meant to make you the main attraction. Whatever it is, though, the aim is to turn down the invitation.
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