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24th Jun '16 10:41:46 AM jjnonken
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A type of character often found in horror of the [[HillbillyHorrors backwoods]] variety, the '''Creepy Gas Station Attendant''' is a grizzled and almost AlwaysMale [[CorruptHick hick]] who appears to be the sole proprietor of a dilapidated and desolate service station (although he may be accompanied by an ensemble of similarly creepy locals who's only apparent purpose is to stare silently and menacingly at "outsiders"). You know the ones, [[DisgustingPublicToilet unsanitary]] and filled with an assortment of vermin, outdated products, non-functioning fixtures, and rusting heaps that may have once been vehicles.

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A type of character often found in horror of the [[HillbillyHorrors backwoods]] variety, the '''Creepy Gas Station Attendant''' is a grizzled and almost AlwaysMale [[CorruptHick hick]] who appears to be the sole proprietor of a dilapidated and desolate service station (although he may be accompanied by an ensemble of similarly creepy locals who's whose only apparent purpose is to stare silently and menacingly at "outsiders"). You know the ones, [[DisgustingPublicToilet unsanitary]] and filled with an assortment of vermin, outdated products, non-functioning fixtures, and rusting heaps that may have once been vehicles.
27th Apr '16 2:30:19 AM erforce
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-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060309/REVIEWS/603090301 on]] ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes'' (2006)

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-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060309/REVIEWS/603090301 on]] ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes'' (2006)
''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes2006''



* The gas station attendant (named Jeb, Jr. in a spin-off comic) from ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes'' remake sends travelers in the direction of the mutants, and in exchange is given any valuables the victims had on them. By the events of the film, years of guilt have caught up with him, and he commits suicide by [[AteHisGun blowing his brains out]] in an outhouse.
** Ironically, this is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood solely by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for both actions with his life.

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* The gas station attendant (named Jeb, Jr. in a [[Comicbook/TheHillsHaveEyesTheBeginning spin-off comic) comic]]) from ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes'' remake ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes2006'' sends travelers in the direction of the mutants, and in exchange is given any valuables the victims had on them. By the events of the film, years of guilt have caught up with him, and he commits suicide by [[AteHisGun blowing his brains out]] in an outhouse.
** Ironically, this is subverted in the original [[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes1977 original]] Creator/WesCraven film, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood solely by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for both actions with his life.
28th Mar '16 1:33:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* A black marketeer in ''Film/{{Existenz}}'' is a gas station owner named... Gas. He tries to kill the main character for the bounty on her head, after installing a faulty bio-port in her companion. He's also Willem Dafoe, in a cameo.

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* A black marketeer in ''Film/{{Existenz}}'' is a gas station owner named... Gas. He tries to kill the main character for the bounty on her head, after installing a faulty bio-port in her companion. He's also Willem Dafoe, in a cameo. [[spoiler:When the whole movie turns out to be All Just a Videogame, the guy who played Gas bemoans his part in the game as clichéd.]]
12th Jan '16 2:56:41 AM erforce
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10th Dec '15 4:59:13 PM VanSisean
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** Ironically, this is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood solely by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for both actions with his life.

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** Ironically, this is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, film, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood solely by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for both actions with his life.
10th Dec '15 4:54:48 PM VanSisean
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** Ironically, this is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for both actions with his life.

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** Ironically, this is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood solely by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for both actions with his life.
10th Dec '15 4:54:11 PM VanSisean
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** Ironically, this is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for it with his life.

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** Ironically, this is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for it both actions with his life.
10th Dec '15 4:53:29 PM VanSisean
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** This is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for it with his life.

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** This Ironically, this is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for it with his life.
10th Dec '15 4:52:53 PM VanSisean
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** This is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he actively attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for it with his life.

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** This is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he actively attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for it with his life.
10th Dec '15 4:51:51 PM VanSisean
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** This is subverted in the original Creator/WesCraven film upon which the remake is based, wherein the gas station attendant, Old Fred, is affiliated with Papa Jupiter's brood by virtue of [[spoiler:blood relation, being Jupiter's father]], but he actively attempts to steer the Carter family away from their doom in the midst of his own attempts to escape from Papa Jupiter, and ends up paying for it with his life.
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