History NightmareFuel / Holes

11th May '18 10:08:05 PM Jayalaw
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** TheFilmOfTheBook has Stanley have a close encounter with one when he discovers one crawling up the shower wall behind him. The thing ''hisses at him and begins chasing him'', but just as it leaps toward Stanley, Mr. Sir shoots it dead.

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** TheFilmOfTheBook has Stanley have a close encounter with one when he discovers one crawling up the shower wall behind him. The thing ''hisses at him and begins chasing him'', but just as it leaps toward Stanley, Mr. Sir shoots it dead. It's the only PetTheDog moment that Mr. Sir has.



** Even more horrifying; that was ''TruthInTelevision''. Still, getting shot and killed instantly is a better mercy than a bunch of neighbors packing a picnic basket to watch you get hung and strung off a tree.

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** Even more horrifying; that was ''TruthInTelevision''. Still, getting shot and killed instantly is a better mercy more merciful death than a bunch of neighbors packing a picnic basket to watch you get hung and strung off a tree.
11th May '18 10:03:41 PM Jayalaw
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* Sam's lynching. It's not really elaborated on, but the implications of the time are horrific.
** Even more horrifying; that was ''TruthInTelevision''.

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* Sam's lynching. It's not really elaborated on, but the implications of the time are horrific.
horrific. In both the book and the film, he gets shot by Trout in his boat; in the former, Kate had convinced him to run before he could be killed, but in the latter, it seemed he was unaware that Trout wanted him dead.
** Even more horrifying; that was ''TruthInTelevision''. Still, getting shot and killed instantly is a better mercy than a bunch of neighbors packing a picnic basket to watch you get hung and strung off a tree.
* The sheriff ultimately deserved it, but Kate asking, "You still want that kiss?" and then shooting him in the head, before kissing him is utterly terrifying, as the prison cell inmates in the film can attest.
17th Feb '18 6:40:46 AM omnicritic
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* The scratch scar Mr. Sir gets from The Warden is quite creepy. The reason it appeared after he got scratch was because [[spoiler: The Warden puts rattlesnake venom in her nail polish.]]

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* The scratch scar Mr. Sir gets from The Warden is quite creepy. The reason it appeared after he got scratch scratched was because [[spoiler: The Warden puts rattlesnake venom in her nail polish.]]
12th Feb '18 11:45:00 PM gjjones
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** Those who have herpetophobia (fear of reptiles) were also caught off-guard by the many times the lizards are mentioned.
2nd Feb '18 9:28:56 PM Mikeyfan93
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* The description of Zero's dehydrated face in the book, especially when it's ''compared to a jack o'lantern''. Not to forget the drooping eyes and mouth bit. *shudders*

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* The description of Zero's dehydrated face in the book, especially when it's ''compared to a jack o'lantern''. Not to forget the drooping eyes and mouth bit. *shudders*Yikes.



** When Stanley finds a hole full of them.



** It's made worse (and more [[TearJerker heartbreaking]]) in the film. She pretty much [[spoiler:commits suicide by picking up the lizard and putting her arm to its mouth]]!

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** It's made worse (and more [[TearJerker heartbreaking]]) in the film. She pretty much [[spoiler:commits suicide by picking up the lizard and putting her arm to its mouth]]!mouth.]]



* The scratch scar Mr. Sir gets from The Warden is quite creepy. The reason it appeared after he got scratch was because [[spoiler: The Warden puts rattlesnake venom in her nail polish]]!

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* The scratch scar Mr. Sir gets from The Warden is quite creepy. The reason it appeared after he got scratch was because [[spoiler: The Warden puts rattlesnake venom in her nail polish]]!polish.]]
7th Oct '17 1:11:55 PM kquinn0830
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** The fact that the place was so hellish that [[spoiler:Barf Bag was willing to deliberately get himself bit by a rattlesnake just so he wouldn't have to put up with it anymore.]]
16th Mar '17 1:21:23 PM BrendanRizzo
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* The Yellow Spotted Lizards. Just one bite from them ensures a slow and painful death.

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* The Yellow Spotted Lizards. Just one bite from them ensures a slow and painful death. Some kids were so frightened by the initial description of the lizards that they put the book down and stopped reading after the first page.
15th Aug '16 2:28:00 PM FilmFreak
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** It's more or less ambiguous [[spoiler:which group the Warden meant when she said they should just shoot them,]] though either implication won't end well for the kids [[spoiler:and [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Dr. Pendanski]] is caught off guard by the suggestion.]]
13th Mar '16 6:39:29 AM TheUnknownUploader
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3rd Aug '15 2:16:27 AM Mikeyfan93
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* The Yellow Spotted Lizards:

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* The Yellow Spotted Lizards:Lizards. Just one bite from them ensures a slow and painful death.



* The entire premise of Camp Green Lake. You're sent there as an alternative to juvenille hall. It is in a desert that has no ''green'' and a dried-up ''lake''. Your task is to dig a hole with a diameter as wide as the length of your shovel, every day, while being watched over by abusive staff, with [[ThirstyDesert water at a premium, both for drinking and for showering]]. Every once in a while you're allowed to write back to your parents...but every letter gets screened and you have to ''lie'' about how fun the place is. No wonder [[spoiler:the place was closed down at the end of the book.]]

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* The entire premise of Camp Green Lake. You're sent there as an alternative to juvenille juvenile hall. It is in a desert that has no ''green'' and a dried-up ''lake''. Your task is to dig a hole with a diameter as wide as the length of your shovel, every day, while being watched over by abusive staff, with [[ThirstyDesert water at a premium, both for drinking and for showering]]. Every once in a while you're allowed to write back to your parents...but every letter gets screened and you have to ''lie'' about how fun the place is. No wonder [[spoiler:the place was closed down at the end of the book.]]
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