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24th Sep '17 9:57:32 AM Reynardo
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* [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7600287/1/A-F%C3%AAte-Worse-Than-Death "A Fête Worse Than Death."]] is the story of Lucius Malfoy being manipulated into allowing Malfoy Manor to be used for the village Fête. Hilarity of a particularly British style ensues.
14th Sep '17 11:19:47 PM PaulA
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* In Robert [=McCammon=]'s short story, residents of a certain small town are all prosperous and successful. But a few days before Hallowe'en they receive a list from the Devil, requesting various treats from each house. A few of the treats are small pieces of their bodies, toes and the like. Refuse to provide them, and "He'll Come Knocking On Your Door".

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* In Robert [=McCammon=]'s Creator/RobertRMcCammon's short story, residents of a certain small town are all prosperous and successful. But a few days before Hallowe'en they receive a list from the Devil, requesting various treats from each house. A few of the treats are small pieces of their bodies, toes and the like. Refuse to provide them, and "He'll Come Knocking On Your Door".
4th Sep '17 7:48:39 PM PaulA
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** Also, the Mirocaw slum denizens' "inner festival" in Creator/ThomasLigotti's "The Last Feast Of Harlequin", which is a direct {{homage}} to the aforementioned. Possibly even more nightmarish, by dint of [[spoiler:involving the [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice of selected female townsfolk]]]], as well as being [[spoiler:[[RealAfterAll indisputably real]]]].
*** Semi-subverted by the main festival in the latter story; [[spoiler:their own "scary festival" is a frightened mimicry of the ''actual'' ritual]].

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** * Also, the Mirocaw slum denizens' "inner festival" in Creator/ThomasLigotti's "The Last Feast Of Harlequin", which is a direct {{homage}} to the aforementioned. Possibly even more nightmarish, by dint of [[spoiler:involving the [[HumanSacrifice sacrifice of selected female townsfolk]]]], as well as being [[spoiler:[[RealAfterAll indisputably real]]]].
*** ** Semi-subverted by the main festival in the latter story; [[spoiler:their own "scary festival" is a frightened mimicry of the ''actual'' ritual]].
7th Jul '17 8:06:45 PM weezact7
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** Such enthusiasm in public executions was hardly limited to European and American cultures. This was especially true for high-profile criminals. It probably also served the government's interests to get as many people as possible to witness the repercussions of breaking the law.
17th Jun '17 11:33:41 PM lillolillo
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* A town in ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' accidentally causes one of these when they don't realize the pagan costume festival they're reviving is causing everyone to go insane (example: a man in a baby outfit reveals he's jealous of the attention his infant son gets from his wife and kills them both; a person with a RictusGrin mask makes sure everyone around him is ''smiling''...). Constantine and a friend figure out that loud Punk Rock can disrupt the effects [[spoiler: but are too late to prevent the entire town from being blown up, along with Constantine's friend.]]

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* A town in ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}'' accidentally causes one of these when they don't realize the pagan costume festival they're reviving is causing everyone to go insane (example: a man in a baby outfit reveals he's jealous of the attention his infant son gets from his wife and kills them both; a person with a RictusGrin grinning mask makes sure everyone around him is ''smiling''...). Constantine and a friend figure out that loud Punk Rock can disrupt the effects [[spoiler: but are too late to prevent the entire town from being blown up, along with Constantine's friend.]]
9th Jun '17 12:54:20 PM erforce
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* A classic example is the original version of ''Film/TheWickerMan'', in which a policeman investigating a girl's disappearance finds out that she is going to be sacrificed by pagan villagers. But the truth is even worse... The remake does much the same thing, although much less believably. Don't watch it without the Podcast/RiffTrax!

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* A classic example is the original version of ''Film/TheWickerMan'', ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'', in which a policeman investigating a girl's disappearance finds out that she is going to be sacrificed by pagan villagers. But the truth is even worse... The remake does much the same thing, although much less believably. Don't watch it without the Podcast/RiffTrax!
10th Mar '17 3:18:17 AM jormis29
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* The final mission in ''VideoGame/RainbowSix: Raven Shield'' has a GrimReaper-shaped parade float carrying a blister gas bomb about to enter the Festa Junina parade in Rio de Janeiro.

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* The final mission in ''VideoGame/RainbowSix: Raven Shield'' ''VideoGame/RainbowSix3RavenShield'' has a GrimReaper-shaped parade float carrying a blister gas bomb about to enter the Festa Junina parade in Rio de Janeiro.
28th Feb '17 7:21:39 AM theoffice16
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* ''Film/GetOut2017'' involves an annual celebration held by the Armitage family [[spoiler: in which the daughter brings home a black boyfriend, or girlfriend in one instance, to auction off their body to use as a vessel for a white person's mind.]]
5th Feb '17 10:50:43 PM NOYB
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* In the ''Literature/{{Ambergris}}'' trilogy, the title town's Festival of the Freshwater Squid, which degenerates into mayhem with surprising frequency [[spoiler:due to mindwarping spores released by the Grey Caps, and later to full-blown fungal monsters created by them]].

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* In the ''Literature/{{Ambergris}}'' trilogy, the title town's Festival of the Freshwater Squid, which degenerates into mayhem with surprising frequency [[spoiler:due to mindwarping spores released by the Grey Gray Caps, and later to full-blown fungal monsters created by them]].
27th Jan '17 3:34:20 AM TudorRose
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* In Creator/RobinJarvis' ''[[Literature/DeptfordMice Deptford Mouselets]]'' book ''Fleabee's Fortune'', the rats have their Festival of the First Blood. There is feasting and merriment, but the main event involves the young rats committing their first murders. If they fail, they are killed themselves.
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