History Series / NightVisions

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.]]
8th Aug '15 3:37:56 PM 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.
8th Aug '15 1:56:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* 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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* 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.
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instead. [[spoiler: [[CruelTwistEnding And then it turns out a monster ''is'' summoned when there's music, and it eats them.]]]]



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



* 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."

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* SecretTestOfCharacter: A possible interpretation of ''Bitter Harvest.'' "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."



* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:"My So-Called Life and Death"]] ends with the main character [[spoiler:realizing that the man she thought was a ghost is actually alive, and it's her and her family who are dead.]]
** Also seen in "Switch", where the woman who is seeing a therapist to get rid of alternate personalities realizes '''''she herself''''' is one of the alternate personalities.
** [[spoiler:"The Occupant"]] is another example: 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..."]]

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* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:"My TomatoInTheMirror:
** "My
So-Called Life and Death"]] Death" ends with the main character [[spoiler:realizing that the man she thought was a ghost is actually alive, and it's her and her family who are dead.]]
** Also seen in In "Switch", where the woman who is seeing a therapist to get rid of alternate personalities realizes '''''she herself''''' is one of the alternate personalities.
** [[spoiler:"The Occupant"]] is another example: 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..."]]
8th Aug '15 1:53:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* PaedoHunt: In ''Neighborhood Watch'', based around a town's residents turning vigilante when they are informed that a convicted child abuser has been released into the community.
* 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.

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* PaedoHunt: In ''Neighborhood Watch'', "Neighborhood Watch", based around a town's residents turning vigilante when they are informed that a convicted child abuser has been released into the community.
* RedHerring: [[spoiler: Ben]] in ''Quiet Please.'' "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.
8th Aug '15 1:51:42 PM Morgenthaler
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7th Aug '15 5:27:22 PM Morgenthaler
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** The three teenagers in "Rest stop" were [[spoiler: all forced to drink a cold liquid that freezes inside their bodies while they are ''literally'' torn apart by their kidnappers for their own body-parts. They are ''still alive'' while this all happens.]]
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