History NightmareFuel / Poltergeist

5th Mar '18 8:39:05 PM DaFlabbagasta
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!! The original:



* In the remake, the other side is portrayed as a mirror image of our world, but everything is composed of writhing masses of lost souls, clawing and moaning at nothing and everything.



* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected, and his power-drill falls through. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, his power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling will kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. (It turns out that the scene is probably a hallucination like the face-peeling from the original, as the wall is next shown to be intact.) In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, Viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath.

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!! The remake
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* In this version, the remake, the other side is portrayed as a mirror image of our world, but everything is composed of writhing masses of lost souls, clawing and moaning at nothing and everything.
* The
scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected, and his power-drill falls through. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, his power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling will kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. (It turns out that the scene is probably a hallucination like the face-peeling from the original, as the wall is next shown to be intact.) In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, Viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath.
16th Feb '18 9:21:04 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Spielberg/Hooper has several such quiet scenes that give the GenreSavvy audience plenty of time to anticipate something horrible happening. Diane knocking on the bedroom room. Robby hearing the clown hit the floor while Diane is taking a bath. The [[FantasticScience meter recording spirit activity]] activates and goes [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale off the scale]] while the technician is listening to music and drawing in a sketchpad.

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** Spielberg/Hooper has several such quiet scenes that give the GenreSavvy audience plenty of time to anticipate something horrible happening. Diane knocking on the bedroom room. Robby hearing the clown hit the floor while Diane is taking a bath. The [[FantasticScience meter recording spirit activity]] activates and goes [[ReadingsAreOffTheScale off the scale]] while the technician is listening to music and drawing in a sketchpad.



* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected, and his power-drill falls through. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, his power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling will kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. (It turns out that the scene is probably a hallucination like the face-peeling from the original, as the wall is next shown to be intact.) In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath

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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected, and his power-drill falls through. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, his power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling will kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. (It turns out that the scene is probably a hallucination like the face-peeling from the original, as the wall is next shown to be intact.) In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers Viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeathKarmicDeath.
30th Oct '17 8:00:55 PM PrinceKaen
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* The infamous scene where Marty hallucinates peeling his face off until he can his skull.

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* The infamous scene where Marty hallucinates peeling his face off until he can see his skull.
13th Sep '17 4:56:40 PM Bergamot
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** Bonus AdultFear: being able to hear your terrified child ''screaming'' for you to save her...with no way of knowing where she is.
28th May '17 10:14:31 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* If you're a kid, the scenes with the evil clown puppet and the [[ManEatingPlant carnivorous]] tree are straight out of Hell. If you're a parent, the mother's struggles to reach her endangered children, as corpses pop up out of the pool and floors all around her, are even worse. And the bit where the researcher [[spoiler: claws at his own disintegrating face in the mirror]] gets to everyone.

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* If you're a kid, the scenes with the evil clown puppet [[MonsterClown clown]] [[PerversePuppet puppet]] and the [[ManEatingPlant carnivorous]] tree [[WhenTreesAttack tree]] are straight out of Hell. If you're a parent, the mother's struggles to reach her endangered children, as corpses pop up out of the pool and floors all around her, are even worse. And the bit where the researcher [[spoiler: claws at his own disintegrating face in the mirror]] gets to everyone.
28th May '17 10:12:31 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* If you're a kid, the scenes with the evil clown puppet and the carnivorous tree are straight out of Hell. If you're a parent, the mother's struggles to reach her endangered children, as corpses pop up out of the pool and floors all around her, are even worse. And the bit where the researcher [[spoiler: claws at his own disintegrating face in the mirror]] gets to everyone.

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* If you're a kid, the scenes with the evil clown puppet and the carnivorous [[ManEatingPlant carnivorous]] tree are straight out of Hell. If you're a parent, the mother's struggles to reach her endangered children, as corpses pop up out of the pool and floors all around her, are even worse. And the bit where the researcher [[spoiler: claws at his own disintegrating face in the mirror]] gets to everyone.
30th Apr '17 6:18:55 PM esq263
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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath

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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected.expected, and his power-drill falls through. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a his power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling will kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. (It turns out that the scene is probably a hallucination like the face-peeling from the original, as the wall is next shown to be intact.) In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath
23rd Apr '17 2:15:12 PM esq263
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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath]].

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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath]].KarmicDeath
23rd Apr '17 1:51:27 PM esq263
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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd made comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father, setting up a death flag; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath]].

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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd made set up a death flag by making comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father, setting up a death flag; father; consequently, GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that the above scene would result in a KarmicDeath]].
23rd Apr '17 1:50:22 PM esq263
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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd made comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father, setting up a death flag; consequently, GenereSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that he might not survive the above scene]].

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* In the remake, the scene with Boyd, when he drills into the wall and accidentally makes a larger hole than expected. He sticks his hand in, and his arm is held fast by ''something'', which effectively pins him to the wall. Next, a power-drill from the other side is drilling through the wall, with the bit extending several inches into the real world., right at the level of Boyd's head. The drilling comes closer, closer, and Boyd is well aware that the next drilling kill him gruesomely, but is unable to move. [[spoiler: Fortunately, he is released, and he gets away. In the scene immediately preceding this, Boyd made comments to Griffin indicating that he thought the whole thing was a money-making publicity stunt by an unemployed father, setting up a death flag; consequently, GenereSavvy GenreSavvy viewers had good reason to expect that he might not survive the above scene]].scene would result in a KarmicDeath]].
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