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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.
2nd Jan '17 10:19:09 AM MiddleEighth
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*In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', the Cloud Horn Parade/Concert on Tipaan, which takes place every 100 days and is beloved of the demihuman Svenjaya, has turned into a periodic firefight because the Cloud Horn could potentially be part of the Nine-part Key if anyone got ahold of it. It's also highly collectible, which means that outworlders with several different goals try to get it during this vulnerable period, and shoot the shit out of the Tipaanese guards and anyone else who tries to protect it. A lot of civilians come just to watch the fight. A lot of civilians also get mowed down because they get too drunk or stoned to get out of the way, though it's not as bad as it sounds because resurrection is available afterwards. The real losers are the Svenjaya, who have seen their happy festival turned into annoying chaos.
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30th Nov '16 11:19:03 AM Leporidae
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* The Seth Fried short story collection TheGreatFrustration contains "Frost Mountain Picnic Massacre", a meditation on an annual town picnic that remains popular despite repeatedly and assuredly ending in disaster and mass casualties:
--> "Last year, the people in charge of the picnic blew us up. Every year it gets worse. That is, more people die. The Frost Mountain Picnic has always been a matter of uncertainty in our town and the massacre is the worst part. Even the people whose picnic blankets were not laid out directly upon the bombline were knocked unconscious by the airborne limbs of their neighbors, or at least had the black earth at the foot of Frost Mountain driven under their eyelids and fingernails and up into their sinuses. [...] The few people along the bombline who survived the blast were at the very least blown into the trees."
24th Nov '16 8:53:17 PM Rockinghood
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* The play-by-post game ''Roleplay/RedRover'' takes place following a mass slaughter at a child's birthday party.
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