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23rd Aug '16 3:05:34 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/MississippiBurning'', two FBI agents come to a small town in DeepSouth in order to investigate the murder of three civil rights activists. Turns out half the townspeople were involved in the killing.
23rd Aug '16 7:42:36 AM JoieDeCombat
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* Haven in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''.

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* Haven in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''.''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is a little mountain town where the locals are suspiciously tight-lipped and uunwelcoming of outsiders, and the main characters are greeted by a CreepyChild reciting an ambiguously ominous nursery rhyme. [[spoiler:Everyone who lives in Haven is a member of the Disciples of Andraste, a cult which has turned to worshiping a dragon and practicing a form of blood magic.]]
23rd Aug '16 7:12:48 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ''Literature/{{Another}}'', the secret is not with the town itself but contained entirely in Class 3-3. This class is closer to death and has an "Extra" person in class, which causes a strange phenomenon where this [[DeadAllAlong dead person]] is practically impossible to tell from the alive students and the universe tries to balance this out by killing one of the class or one of their relatives every month. The class decides to counter ''this'' curse by choosing to ignore one student for the whole school year.

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* ''Literature/{{Another}}'', the secret is not with the town itself but contained entirely in Class 3-3. This Each school year, the class is closer to death and has an "Extra" one extra person in class, which causes a strange phenomenon where this it - [[DeadAllAlong dead person]] is practically impossible to tell from someone who has died]]. Nobody, not even the alive students and "extra" themself, remembers their death or that they shouldn't be on the class roster, but since their presence means there is one too many people in the class, the universe tries to balance this things out by killing one members of the class or one of (and their relatives every month. family and friends) in increasingly improbable and gruesome accidents. The class decides in turn try to counter ''this'' curse stave off the calamity by choosing to ignore selecting one student member of the class and pretending they don't exist for the whole duration of the school year.year, a countermeasure which is dubiously effective at best.
23rd Aug '16 7:00:06 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** The [[CthulhuMythos Tcho-tcho]] people in T.E.D. Klein's "Black Man with a Horn". A missionary goes to investigate the people, who turn out to be very vile. However, the Missionary still doesn't know what the tribe is doing, and is sure they want it that way.

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** The [[CthulhuMythos Tcho-tcho]] people in [[DepravedDwarf Tcho-Tcho people]] are a Tribe with a Dark Secret. In T.E.D. Klein's "Black Man with a Horn". A Horn," a missionary goes to investigate the people, who turn out to be very vile. However, the Missionary missionary still doesn't know what the tribe is doing, and is sure they want it that way.way. In other stories in the Cthulhu Mythos, their dark secret is established as {{cannibal|Tribe}}ism.
27th Jul '16 4:24:41 AM Andyroid
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* Wellington Wells, the fictional English town which is the setting for ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. Whatever the [[NoodleIncident Very Bad Thing]] was that happened during World War II in [[AlternateHistory this world's timeline]], it was so awful everyone tried to forget it through a combination of Orwellian tyranny and censorship and abuse of a FantasticDrug called Joy to [[HappinessIsMandatory keep up everyone's spirits]].

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* Wellington Wells, the fictional English town which is the setting for ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. Whatever the [[NoodleIncident Very Bad Thing]] was that happened during World War II in [[AlternateHistory this world's timeline]], it was so awful everyone tried to forget it through a combination of Orwellian tyranny and censorship and abuse of a FantasticDrug called Joy to [[HappinessIsMandatory keep up everyone's spirits]]. Unfortunately, now Wellington Wells has two dark secrets: the Very Bad Thing, and the fact that [[FalseUtopia their seemingly-perfect civilization is on the verge of collapse]].
26th Jul '16 7:09:44 PM Andyroid
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* Wellington Wells, the fictional English town which is the setting for ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. Actually probably counts as a SubvertedTrope, as the people of Wellington Wells don't ''really'' have a dirty secret, and [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial they certainly didn't do a Very Bad Thing during the war]], right? Nah, of course not, so just chill out and [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul take your Joy]]! I mean, you're not a ''[[DefectorFromDecadence Downer]]'', are you? Well, are you!?... Oh God, you ''are''! Quick, [[BigBrotherIsWatching someone call the police!]]

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* Wellington Wells, the fictional English town which is the setting for ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew''. Actually probably counts as a SubvertedTrope, as Whatever the people of Wellington Wells don't ''really'' have a dirty secret, and [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial they certainly didn't do a [[NoodleIncident Very Bad Thing Thing]] was that happened during the war]], right? Nah, World War II in [[AlternateHistory this world's timeline]], it was so awful everyone tried to forget it through a combination of course not, so just chill out Orwellian tyranny and [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul take your Joy]]! I mean, you're not censorship and abuse of a ''[[DefectorFromDecadence Downer]]'', are you? Well, are you!?... Oh God, you ''are''! Quick, [[BigBrotherIsWatching someone call the police!]] FantasticDrug called Joy to [[HappinessIsMandatory keep up everyone's spirits]].
21st Jul '16 1:21:56 PM Cpt489
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* The murder of violent hooligan Ken McElroy in [[http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/article24591469.html Skidmore, Missouri]] happened in broad daylight and must have been witnessed by dozens of people, but for decades no one in town has said a word to authorities or reporters about who killed him..

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* The murder of violent hooligan Ken McElroy in [[http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/article24591469.html Skidmore, Missouri]] happened in broad daylight on Main Street and must have been witnessed by dozens of people, but for decades no one in town has said a word to authorities or reporters about who killed him..him.
21st Jul '16 1:21:33 PM Cpt489
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* The murder of violent hooligan Ken McElroy in [[http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/crime/article24591469.html Skidmore, Missouri]] happened in broad daylight and must have been witnessed by dozens of people, but for decades no one in town has said a word to authorities or reporters about who killed him..
21st Jul '16 4:23:34 AM Qube
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', there's a minor town you have to visit after a merchant's daughter disappears there. The Church has a book dedicated to "the Deep Ones", and people say things like "the Brethren don't take kindly to strangers. I'd leave before they find out you're here." If you spend the night in the inn after asking questions, [[spoiler:you wake up in the middle of the night to find yourself under attack by some cultist, then can find your way into the underground to discover that the shopkeepers daughter is about to be sacrificed for an unknown reason. A demonic summoning, perhaps?]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', there's a minor town you have to visit after a merchant's daughter disappears there. The Church has a book dedicated to "the Deep Ones", and people say things like "the Brethren don't take kindly to strangers. I'd leave before they find out you're here." If you spend the night in the inn after asking questions, [[spoiler:you wake up in the middle of the night to find yourself under attack by some cultist, then can find your way into the underground to discover that the shopkeepers daughter is about to be sacrificed for an unknown reason. A demonic summoning, perhaps?]]Not even unknown ''daedric'' reasons, the "Deep Ones" are something else entirely.]]
16th Jul '16 4:56:42 AM WillBGood
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* The John Carpenter film ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'' features the surreal, warped town of Hobb's End, which may or may not be the fictional creation of horror writer Sutter Cane. Features of the town change and rearrange themselves, the residents are monsters in disguise, and the LastSaneMan ends up [[spoiler:taking shelter in a movie theater where the events of the film are playing out on the screen, as the world burns down around him.]]

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* The John Carpenter film ''Film/InTheMouthOfMadness'' features the surreal, warped town of Hobb's End, which may or may not be the fictional creation of horror writer Sutter Cane. Features of the town change and rearrange themselves, the residents are monsters in disguise, and the LastSaneMan OnlySaneMan ends up [[spoiler:taking shelter in a movie theater where the events of the film are playing out on the screen, as the world burns down around him.]]
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