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* AcquittedTooLate: "Neighborhood Watch" ends with Mr. and Mrs. Osgood learning [[spoiler: that the police misidentified the address of the child molester and that the new neighbor was innocent.]]

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* AcquittedTooLate: "Neighborhood Watch" ends with Mr. and Mrs. Osgood learning [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that the police misidentified the address of the child molester and that the new neighbor was innocent.]]



* AndIMustScream: In "Switch," a woman seeing a psychiatrist to find her alternate personality and eliminate it found that [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie she WAS the alternate]], created by her child-like real self after her parents died when she was five. The real twist? [[spoiler: She murdered them. The episode ended with this woman -- trapped in her mind, unable to speak, and unable to move -- totally encased in eight big hollow bricks that spelled out "ETERNITY," with holes only for her forearms.]]
* TheAloner: Thora Birch (at first) in "The Maze."
* AmazingFreakingGrace: In "Harmony," the residents of a town recite "Amazing Grace" because they think music summons a monster. When a stranger convinces them that music is safe, they sing instead. [[spoiler: [[CruelTwistEnding And then it turns out a monster ''is'' summoned when there's music, and it eats them.]]]]

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* AndIMustScream: In "Switch," "Switch", a woman seeing a psychiatrist to find her alternate personality and eliminate it found that [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie she WAS the alternate]], created by her child-like real self after her parents died when she was five. The real twist? [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She murdered them. The episode ended with this woman -- trapped in her mind, unable to speak, and unable to move -- totally encased in eight big hollow bricks that spelled out "ETERNITY," with holes only for her forearms.]]
* TheAloner: Thora Birch (at first) in "The Maze."
Maze".
* AmazingFreakingGrace: In "Harmony," "Harmony", the residents of a town recite "Amazing Grace" because they think music summons a monster. When a stranger convinces them that music is safe, they sing instead. [[spoiler: [[CruelTwistEnding [[spoiler:[[CruelTwistEnding And then it turns out a monster ''is'' monster]] ''[[CruelTwistEnding is]]'' [[CruelTwistEnding summoned when there's music, and it eats them.]]]]



* CameBackWrong: In "Afterlife", a middle-aged man comes back from the dead during his funeral. He becomes convinced that he visited {{Heaven}} and that life on Earth is just a transitory prison of rotting human flesh. He eventually tries to force his beloved daughter into a suicide pact so they can be TogetherInDeath. [[spoiler: Too bad for him the idyllic afterlife he remembers was just about the stained glass window above his coffin in the funeral parlor, which would have been the very first thing his traumatized, fogged mind would see when he revived]]

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* CameBackWrong: In "Afterlife", a middle-aged man comes back from the dead during his funeral. He becomes convinced that he visited {{Heaven}} and that life on Earth is just a transitory prison of rotting human flesh. He eventually tries to force his beloved daughter into a suicide pact so they can be TogetherInDeath. [[spoiler: Too [[spoiler:Too bad for him the idyllic afterlife he remembers was just about the stained glass window above his coffin in the funeral parlor, which would have been the very first thing his traumatized, fogged mind would see when he revived]]revived.]]



* CruelTwistEnding: ESPECIALLY [[spoiler: A View Through A Window]]
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: the entire family from 'My-So-Called-Life-and-Death']]

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* CruelTwistEnding: ESPECIALLY [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:"A View Through A Window]]
Window"]].
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:The entire family from 'My-So-Called-Life-and-Death']]"My-So-Called-Life-and-Death".]]



* EarnYourHappyEnding: the ending of "Voices" [[spoiler: Everybody lives.]]

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: the The ending of "Voices" [[spoiler: Everybody "Voices". [[spoiler:Everybody lives.]]



* FishOutOfTemporalWater: "The Maze."
* HauntedTechnology: "Used Car."

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* FishOutOfTemporalWater: "The Maze."
Maze".
* HauntedTechnology: "Used Car."Car".



* ImAHumanitarian: The [[spoiler:seemingly helpless stowaways]] in "Cargo."
** [[spoiler: The inhabitants in the spatial anomaly in A View Through A Window, if they're even human at all]]

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* ImAHumanitarian: ImAHumanitarian:
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The [[spoiler:seemingly helpless stowaways]] in "Cargo."
"Cargo".
** [[spoiler: The inhabitants in the spatial anomaly in A "A View Through A Window, Window", if they're even human at all]]all.]]



* LivingShadow: The antagonists in "Darkness". Its not fully explained what they are, but the executor of the eastate seems to belive they're some sort of manifestation of the hatred the town holds towards the cruel owners of the mansion.
* MadeForTVMovie: Four unaired episodes -- "Patterns," "The Maze," "Harmony," and "Voices" -- were edited into a movie, ''Shadow Realm'', minus the introductions and aesops by Music/HenryRollins.

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* LivingShadow: The antagonists in "Darkness". Its not fully explained what they are, but the executor of the eastate estate seems to belive believe they're some sort of manifestation of the hatred the town holds towards the cruel owners of the mansion.
* MadeForTVMovie: Four unaired episodes -- "Patterns," "Patterns", "The Maze," "Harmony," Maze", "Harmony", and "Voices" -- were edited into a movie, ''Shadow Realm'', minus the introductions and aesops by Music/HenryRollins.



** The protagonist in 'Now he's coming up the stairs" [[spoiler: ends up insane because he adsorbed a little boy's insanity.]]
** In "Cargo", the protagonist ends up [[spoiler: EatenAlive, because he wanted to the seemly harmless stowaways in the ship.]]

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** The protagonist in 'Now he's coming up "Now He's Coming Up the stairs" [[spoiler: ends Stairs" [[spoiler:ends up insane because he adsorbed absorbed a little boy's insanity.]]
insanity]].
** In "Cargo", the protagonist ends up [[spoiler: EatenAlive, [[spoiler:EatenAlive, because he wanted to the seemly seemingly harmless stowaways in the ship.]] ship]].



* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Ben]] in "Quiet Please". The episode arguably suffers because there are only two characters, and his status as the Red Herring is obvious, making the killer's identity equally obvious.
* RevengeByProxy: Happens in "Bitter Harvest". Shane cost Old Man Jennings his arms, so Jennings [[spoiler: curses his horse to give birth to a limbless foal. Its hinted that the same might befall his unborn sibling as well.]]
* SecretTestOfCharacter: A possible interpretation of "Bitter Harvest". The antagonist (arguably not a villain) passes up numerous chances to punish the VillainProtagonist. Punishment is finally delivered only after the protagonist not only fails to learn a lesson but [[spoiler: outright condemns the antagonist for showing forgiveness.]] The ending could be seen as Old Man Jennings telling Shane "ok, we'll play by your rules."
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[spoiler: The ending of "Rest Stop" involves the heroine tied down to have her body parts recycled by a crazy cult.]]
* SurpriseCreepy: [[spoiler: The ending to A View Through A Window, which is played a lot like Twilight Zones more heartwarming episodes... right up until the main character manages to enter the idyllic world inside the anomaly, and meets the woman he's been fawning over. They kiss... and she proceeds to tear out his throat, quickly joined by her children. Turns out the inhabitants and world LOOK human, but are anything but]]

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* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Ben]] [[spoiler:Ben]] in "Quiet Please". The episode arguably suffers because there are only two characters, and his status as the Red Herring is obvious, making the killer's identity equally obvious.
* RevengeByProxy: Happens in "Bitter Harvest". Shane cost Old Man Jennings his arms, so Jennings [[spoiler: curses [[spoiler:curses his horse to give birth to a limbless foal. Its It's hinted that the same might befall his unborn sibling as well.]]
* SecretTestOfCharacter: A possible interpretation of "Bitter Harvest". The antagonist (arguably not a villain) passes up numerous chances to punish the VillainProtagonist. Punishment is finally delivered only after the protagonist not only fails to learn a lesson but [[spoiler: outright [[spoiler:outright condemns the antagonist for showing forgiveness.]] forgiveness]]. The ending could be seen as Old Man Jennings telling Shane "ok, we'll play by your rules."
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The ending of "Rest Stop" involves the heroine tied down to have her body parts recycled by a crazy cult.]]
* SurpriseCreepy: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The ending to A "A View Through A Window, Window", which is played a lot like ''The Twilight Zones Zone's'' more heartwarming episodes... right up until the main character manages to enter the idyllic world inside the anomaly, and meets the woman he's been fawning over. They kiss... and she proceeds to tear out his throat, quickly joined by her children. Turns out the inhabitants and world LOOK human, but are anything but]]but.]]



** In "The Occupant", the main character, [[spoiler:a woman who fears someone is living in her house, turns out to be the insane ex-wife of the house's former owner, who sold it to another woman. As the real intruder is driven away by the police, she stares at the house's actual occupant, commenting that "she must be crazy..."]]
* TownWithADarkSecret: "Neighborhood Watch" and "Harmony."
* UnwantedRevival: In "After Life," a man who revives during his own funeral misses the perfect, beautiful heaven he had moved on to. [[spoiler: But it turns out after he dies again that his "perfect heaven" was just a stained glass window above his coffin at the funeral parlor.]]

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** In "The Occupant", the main character, [[spoiler:a woman who fears someone is living in her house, house turns out to be the insane ex-wife of the house's former owner, who sold it to another woman. As the real intruder is driven away by the police, she stares at the house's actual occupant, commenting that "she must be crazy..."]]
* TownWithADarkSecret: "Neighborhood Watch" and "Harmony."
"Harmony".
* UnwantedRevival: In "After Life," Life", a man who revives during his own funeral misses the perfect, beautiful heaven he had moved on to. [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But it turns out after he dies again that his "perfect heaven" was just a stained glass window above his coffin at the funeral parlor.]]
3rd Apr '18 5:41:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* NightmareFuel: In every episode
6th May '17 8:01:33 PM tweeety
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*DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: the entire family from 'My-So-Called-Life-and-Death']]
2nd Jan '17 8:57:06 AM e-mlodik
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* AcquittedTooLate: "Neighborhood Watch" ends with Mr. and Mrs. Osgood learning [[spoiler: that the police misidentified the address of the child molester and that the new neighborhood was innocent.]]

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* AcquittedTooLate: "Neighborhood Watch" ends with Mr. and Mrs. Osgood learning [[spoiler: that the police misidentified the address of the child molester and that the new neighborhood neighbor was innocent.]]
13th Aug '16 5:44:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* EyeScream: The series' intro title is a needle falling onto someone's exposed eye, but stopping just before the impact to flash forward through the upcoming stories.

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* EyeScream: EyeScream:
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The series' intro title is a needle falling onto someone's exposed eye, but stopping just before the impact to flash forward through the upcoming stories.
8th Jan '16 3:59:06 PM Morgenthaler
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** "My So Called Life And Death" [[spoiler: the family and the main character are all dead, killed in a fire started by her pyromaniac little brother, the rest of them just refuses to accept it]]
7th Jan '16 10:26:31 PM SilentStranger
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* CameBackWrong: In "Afterlife", a middle-aged man comes back from the dead during his funeral. He becomes convinced that he visited {{Heaven}} and that life on Earth is just a transitory prison of rotting human flesh. He eventually tries to force his beloved daughter into a suicide pact so they can be TogetherInDeath. [[spoiler: Too bad for him the idyllic afterlife he remembers were just about the stained glass window above his coffin in the funeral parlor, which would have been the very first thing his traumatized, fogged mind would see when he revived]]

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* CameBackWrong: In "Afterlife", a middle-aged man comes back from the dead during his funeral. He becomes convinced that he visited {{Heaven}} and that life on Earth is just a transitory prison of rotting human flesh. He eventually tries to force his beloved daughter into a suicide pact so they can be TogetherInDeath. [[spoiler: Too bad for him the idyllic afterlife he remembers were was just about the stained glass window above his coffin in the funeral parlor, which would have been the very first thing his traumatized, fogged mind would see when he revived]]


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** The main character in "Darkness" ends up burning out his retinas with a powerful UV light while trying to kill one of the living shadows that put itself on his face.


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* LivingShadow: The antagonists in "Darkness". Its not fully explained what they are, but the executor of the eastate seems to belive they're some sort of manifestation of the hatred the town holds towards the cruel owners of the mansion.


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* RevengeByProxy: Happens in "Bitter Harvest". Shane cost Old Man Jennings his arms, so Jennings [[spoiler: curses his horse to give birth to a limbless foal. Its hinted that the same might befall his unborn sibling as well.]]


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** "My So Called Life And Death" [[spoiler: the family and the main character are all dead, killed in a fire started by her pyromaniac little brother, the rest of them just refuses to accept it]]
7th Jan '16 8:49:30 PM SilentStranger
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* CameBackWrong: In "Afterlife", a middle-aged man comes back from the dead during his funeral. He becomes convinced that he visited {{Heaven}} and that life on Earth is just a transitory prison of rotting human flesh. He eventually tries to force his beloved daughter into a suicide pact so they can be TogetherInDeath.

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* CameBackWrong: In "Afterlife", a middle-aged man comes back from the dead during his funeral. He becomes convinced that he visited {{Heaven}} and that life on Earth is just a transitory prison of rotting human flesh. He eventually tries to force his beloved daughter into a suicide pact so they can be TogetherInDeath. [[spoiler: Too bad for him the idyllic afterlife he remembers were just about the stained glass window above his coffin in the funeral parlor, which would have been the very first thing his traumatized, fogged mind would see when he revived]]



* CruelTwistEnding

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* CruelTwistEndingCruelTwistEnding: ESPECIALLY [[spoiler: A View Through A Window]]


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** [[spoiler: The inhabitants in the spatial anomaly in A View Through A Window, if they're even human at all]]


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* SurpriseCreepy: [[spoiler: The ending to A View Through A Window, which is played a lot like Twilight Zones more heartwarming episodes... right up until the main character manages to enter the idyllic world inside the anomaly, and meets the woman he's been fawning over. They kiss... and she proceeds to tear out his throat, quickly joined by her children. Turns out the inhabitants and world LOOK human, but are anything but]]
2nd Jan '16 11:49:09 PM Robertroper
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* CatScare: Used in "The Maze" with a ''white'' cat.
12th Aug '15 5:20:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* AllJustADream: The pilot episode, "The Passenger List", ends with the main character, an airplane crash investigator, waking up onboard a plane. It turns out that various aspects from his dream were [[AndYouWereThere taken from his surroundings]], such as a grieving woman in the dream looking like the passenger seated next to him, a book he found in a plane wreckage was actually one that someone else was reading, etc. [[spoiler:Then the plane crashes for real and he and everyone onboard are killed.]]



* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[spoiler: The ending of ''Rest Stop'']]

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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[spoiler: The ending of ''Rest Stop'']]"Rest Stop" involves the heroine tied down to have her body parts recycled by a crazy cult.]]
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