History Series / TalesFromTheCrypt

3rd May '16 10:42:53 AM mlsmithca
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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Winona, ''in spades''.
** Charlie in "Dead Right". Kathy puts up with him due to a prophecy that he will die and (she thereby expects to) inherit a huge amount of money. Of course,[[ProphecyTwist it doesn't quite work out the way she expects.]]

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: AbhorrentAdmirer:
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Winona, ''in spades''.
** Charlie in "Dead Right". Kathy puts up with him due to a prophecy that he will die and (she she thereby expects to) to inherit a huge amount of money. Of course,[[ProphecyTwist course, [[ProphecyTwist it doesn't quite work out the way she expects.]]



** FauxAffablyEvil: Several other main characters and the Crypt Keeper himself.



** HotterAndSexier: More nudity, at any rate.



** KarmicTransformation
** TransformationTrauma



* BreakingTheFourthWall: The wraparound segments for "Oil's Well That Ends Well" is this to a T, with the Crypt Keeper playing the "Tales from the Crypt" [[Pinball/TalesFromTheCrypt pinball]] game (at the start), and watching the episode itself at the end, even going so far as to comment on how Larry (played by, of course, John Kassir) seems familiar to him...

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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The wraparound segments for "Oil's Well That Ends Well" is this to a T, with the Crypt Keeper playing the "Tales from the Crypt" [[Pinball/TalesFromTheCrypt pinball]] game (at the start), and watching the episode itself at the end, even going so far as to comment on how Larry (played by, of course, John Kassir) seems familiar to him...



*** "Whirlpool" has an independent example itself near the end, where [[spoiler:Vern [[AsideGlance utters an]] [[OhCrap "Oh,]] ''[[OhCrap shiiiiit]]''[[OhCrap ..."]] to the camera after his boss, Rolanda, orders him into her office]].

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*** ** "Whirlpool" has an independent example itself near the end, where [[spoiler:Vern [[AsideGlance utters an]] [[OhCrap "Oh,]] ''[[OhCrap shiiiiit]]''[[OhCrap ..."]] to the camera after his boss, Rolanda, orders him into her office]].



* ChristmasEpisode: "And All Through the House" with a [[AxeCrazy maniac]] Santa.
** BadSanta

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* ChristmasEpisode: ChristmasEpisode:
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"And All Through the House" with a [[AxeCrazy maniac]] Santa.
** BadSanta
Santa.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Several main characters and the Crypt Keeper himself.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Ever noticed how near the end of "For Cryin' Out Loud", after Marty [[spoiler:jams a bunch of swabs into his ears]], we ''never'' [[spoiler:see the left side of his head again]]? Well, that's because they didn't want to reveal that [[spoiler:he ruptured his eardrum]] right away!

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Ever noticed how near the end of "For Cryin' Out Loud", after Marty [[spoiler:jams a bunch of swabs into his ears]], we ''never'' [[spoiler:see the left side of his head again]]? Well, that's because they didn't want to reveal that [[spoiler:he ruptured his eardrum]] right away!



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Anita from "Collection Completed." She has many pets of different species and is always willing to take in strays.
** [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Her husband]] would define her as a CrazyCatLady instead.

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* FriendToAllLivingThings: Anita from "Collection Completed." She has many pets of different species and is always willing to take in strays.
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strays. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Her husband]] would define her as a CrazyCatLady instead.



* FurAgainstFang: The ending to [[spoiler: "The Secret"]].

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* FurAgainstFang: FurAgainstFang:
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The ending to [[spoiler: "The Secret"]].



* GroinAttack: Joe Pesci starred the most gruesome example in "Split Personality".

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* GroinAttack: GroinAttack:
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Joe Pesci starred the most gruesome example in "Split Personality".



* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: The ending of "Split Second" where loggers help a new employee blinded by their HairTriggerTemper boss get revenge by [[spoiler:having him chainsaw the boss in half while he's bound and gagged inside a hollow log]].

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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: HalfTheManHeUsedToBe:
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The ending of "Split Second" where loggers help a new employee blinded by their HairTriggerTemper boss get revenge by [[spoiler:having him chainsaw the boss in half while he's bound and gagged inside a hollow log]].



* HollywoodAcid: Used as an ending twist in [[spoiler:"99 & 44/100% Pure Horror"]] -- apparently soap made from a human body is acidic enough to ''melt'' someone's skin right off.
** In fairness, the [[spoiler:living, moving eye]] seen in the soap bar implies that it's not HollywoodAcid so much as a form of supernatural revenge from beyond the grave.

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* HollywoodAcid: Used as an ending twist in [[spoiler:"99 & 44/100% Pure Horror"]] -- apparently soap made from a human body is acidic enough to ''melt'' someone's skin right off.
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off. In fairness, the [[spoiler:living, moving eye]] seen in the soap bar implies that it's not HollywoodAcid so much as a form of supernatural revenge from beyond the grave.grave.
* HotterAndSexier: More nudity, at any rate.



* ImAHumanitarian: "What's Cookin'", "The Assassin"

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* ImAHumanitarian: ImAHumanitarian:
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"What's Cookin'", "The Assassin"



* InNameOnly: While most of the earlier stories hewed fairly close to the original tales, episodes in later seasons had increasingly little in common with the comic stories, aside from the titles.
** Additionally, not all the stories came from ''Tales''. ''Haunt of Fear'', ''Vault of Horror'', ''Crime [=SuspenStories=]'' and ''Shock [=SuspenStories=]'' also supplied material (and were acknowledged as such in appropriate episodes' credits.)

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* InNameOnly: While most of the earlier stories hewed fairly close to the original tales, episodes in later seasons had increasingly little in common with the comic stories, aside from the titles.
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titles. Additionally, not all the stories came from ''Tales''. ''Haunt of Fear'', ''Vault of Horror'', ''Crime [=SuspenStories=]'' and ''Shock [=SuspenStories=]'' also supplied material (and were acknowledged as such in appropriate episodes' credits.)



* MonogenderMonsters: A variant of this in "Lover Come Hack to Me", where [every baby born into Peggy's family is apparently female.

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* MonogenderMonsters: A variant of this in "Lover Come Hack to Me", where [every every baby born into Peggy's family is apparently female.



* TheMovie: Technically six. Two films were produced in the 1970s by Creator/AmicusProductions -- [[Film/ECComics a self-titled movie and ''The Vault of Horror'']]. (Unsurprisingly, though, this series has a loose connection to those movies.) In 1989, a CompilationMovie was put together, consisting of "The Man Who Was Death", "And All Through the House", and "Dig That Cat, He's Real Gone". Three [[ThematicSeries stand-alone franchise films]] were made in the 1990s: ''Film/DemonKnight'', ''Film/BordelloOfBlood'' and ''Ritual'', the last of which was released straight to video.
** Note that ''Ritual'' was produced as a ''[=TFtC=]'' movie, but later edited to remove any connection to the franchise. This connection was later restored in an effort to increase awareness of it.

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* TheMovie: Technically six. Two films were produced in the 1970s by Creator/AmicusProductions -- [[Film/ECComics a self-titled movie movie]] and ''The Vault of Horror'']].Horror''. (Unsurprisingly, though, this series has a loose connection to those movies.) In 1989, a CompilationMovie was put together, consisting of "The Man Who Was Death", "And All Through the House", and "Dig That Cat, He's Real Gone". Three [[ThematicSeries stand-alone franchise films]] were made in the 1990s: ''Film/DemonKnight'', ''Film/BordelloOfBlood'' and ''Ritual'', the last of which was released straight to video.
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video. Note that ''Ritual'' was produced as a ''[=TFtC=]'' movie, but later edited to remove any connection to the franchise. This connection was later restored in an effort to increase awareness of it.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The final episode, a re-telling of "The Three Little Pigs", was animated.
** Arguably "Lower Berth," too. Whereas most episodes are set in the present-era, "Lower Berth" takes place in the early 1900s.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: SomethingCompletelyDifferent:
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The final episode, a re-telling of "The Three Little Pigs", was animated.
** Arguably "Lower Berth," too. Whereas most episodes are set in the present-era, "Lower Berth" takes place in the early 1900s.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: In the original story of "The Reluctant Vampire", Longtooth is discovered and staked in the heart. In the episode of the same name, it's the JerkAss who harasses Longtooth that gets staked in the heart after being mistaken for a vampire. Given the InNameOnly reputation of the episodes, this probably isn't the only example.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation:
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In the original story of "The Reluctant Vampire", Longtooth is discovered and staked in the heart. In the episode of the same name, it's the JerkAss who harasses Longtooth that gets staked in the heart after being mistaken for a vampire. Given the InNameOnly reputation of the episodes, this probably isn't the only example.



* SpinOff: The animated ''TalesFromTheCryptKeeper'' and the Creator/{{CBS}} GameShow ''Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House'' were aimed at a younger audience, but still horrifying.

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* SpinOff: SpinOff:
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The animated ''TalesFromTheCryptKeeper'' and the Creator/{{CBS}} GameShow ''Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House'' were aimed at a younger audience, but still horrifying.



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror'' will seem very familiar to fans of this series, from the BlackComedy to the charismatic host to the godawful puns. The first segment will also seem very familiar to ''Manga/DeathNote'' fans, but [[FollowTheLeader that's a whole different story]].

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* SpiritualSuccessor: SpiritualSuccessor:
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''Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror'' will seem very familiar to fans of this series, from the BlackComedy to the charismatic host to the godawful puns. The first segment will also seem very familiar to ''Manga/DeathNote'' fans, but [[FollowTheLeader that's a whole different story]].



* SwallowTheKey: In "Carrion Death," a criminal and a cop are handcuffed together. The cop is killed, but he manages to swallow the key before the criminal can get it, forcing the criminal to lug the dead cop along as he attempts to escape across the desert.

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* SwallowTheKey: SwallowTheKey:
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In "Carrion Death," a criminal and a cop are handcuffed together. The cop is killed, but he manages to swallow the key before the criminal can get it, forcing the criminal to lug the dead cop along as he attempts to escape across the desert.



* SympatheticAdulterer: In "The Trap", a physically and verbally-abused housewife conspires and becomes intimate with her brother-in-law to get revenge on her JerkAss husband.



* {{Transsexual}}: The twist of [[spoiler:"The Assassin", where the wife of an AWOL assassin turns out to be the rogue "himself", who had more work done than "his" would-be killers initially assumed.]]

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transsexual}}:
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The twist of [[spoiler:"The Assassin", where the wife of an AWOL assassin turns out to be the rogue "himself", who had more work done than "his" would-be killers initially assumed.]]



* YourCheatingHeart: Several stories feature adulterers, both male and female. By the end, they get their comeuppance.
** "Three's a Crowd" makes you think it is going to be this, only to brutally subvert it in the most heart-wrenching way possible.
** SympatheticAdulterer: That said, sometimes that isn't the case, such as in "The Trap" wherein a physically and verbally-abused housewife conspires and becomes intimate with her brother-in-law to get revenge on her JerkAss husband.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Several stories feature adulterers, both male and female. By the end, they get their comeuppance.
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comeuppance. "Three's a Crowd" makes you think it is going to be this, only to brutally subvert it in the most heart-wrenching way possible.
** SympatheticAdulterer: That said, sometimes that isn't the case, such as in "The Trap" wherein a physically and verbally-abused housewife conspires and becomes intimate with her brother-in-law to get revenge on her JerkAss husband.
possible.
19th Apr '16 10:06:39 AM Jackie-Chaos-Bunny
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* CruelTwistEnding: A few episodes.

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* CruelTwistEnding: A few episodes. "Three's A Crowd" being the most notable.
30th Mar '16 9:45:17 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: The woman who reduced her ulcer-prone husband into bathroom soap, then she got burned by his 'stomach acid' by using it in the shower. (Soap-making requires some lye, which would actually neutralize the pH.)

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* ArtisticLicenseChemistry: The woman who reduced her ulcer-prone husband into bathroom soap, then she got burned by his 'stomach acid' by using it in the shower. (Soap-making requires some lye, which would actually neutralize the pH.)) Though as listed under HollywoodAcid below, this may be a subversion.
12th Mar '16 6:57:54 AM CorahsUncle
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It was recently announced that the show will return on TNT in 2016 as part of new horror block, helmed by none other than M. Night Shayamalan. [[note]] [[MemeticMutation What a twist!]] [[/note]]

Related loosely to the [[Film/ECComics 1972 film]] of the same name, as both had stories based on comics from the same company. There was also the full-length movies (which were direct adaptations of the show, complete with the Crypt Keeper) ''Film/DemonKnight'' and ''Film/BordelloOfBlood'' For the animated adaptation, see ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper''.

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It was recently announced that the show will return on TNT Creator/{{TNT}} in 2016 as part of new horror block, helmed by none other than M. Night Shayamalan. [[note]] [[MemeticMutation What a twist!]] [[/note]]

Related loosely to the [[Film/ECComics 1972 film]] of the same name, as both had stories based on comics from the same company. There was were also the full-length movies (which were direct adaptations of the show, complete with the Crypt Keeper) ''Film/DemonKnight'' and ''Film/BordelloOfBlood'' ''Film/BordelloOfBlood''. For the animated adaptation, see ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper''.



** Charlie in "Dead Right". Kathy puts up with him due to a prophecy that he will die and inherit a huge amount of money. Of course,[[ProphecyTwist It doesn't quite work out the way she expects.]]

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** Charlie in "Dead Right". Kathy puts up with him due to a prophecy that he will die and (she thereby expects to) inherit a huge amount of money. Of course,[[ProphecyTwist It it doesn't quite work out the way she expects.]]



* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: In "Cutting Cards", Reno and Sam hate each other so much that they're willing to risk life and limb (literally) for a chance to force the other to leave town forever.

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* AbsurdlyHighStakesGame: In "Cutting Cards", Reno and Sam hate each other so much that they're each is willing to risk life and limb (literally) for a chance to force the other to leave town forever.
12th Mar '16 6:49:50 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* LemonyNarrator: The Crypt Keeper, naturally. This is a guy who takes a HurricaneOfPuns and works them into the BlackComedy and GallowsHumor he uses to introduce and analyze the stories.



* MeaningfulName: Leah and Angelica, the twins in "About Face." Angelica is the angelic, beautiful, "good" twin, while in Literature/TheBible Leah is the name of one of Jacob's wives, who is unloved and ignored by Jacob in favor of her sister (especially appropriate given that the twins' father is a priest.)

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Leah and Angelica, the twins in "About Face." Angelica is the angelic, beautiful, "good" twin, while in Literature/TheBible Leah is the name of one of Jacob's wives, who is unloved and ignored by Jacob in favor of her sister (especially appropriate given that the twins' father is a priest.)



* NotJustATournament: There are a few episodes where a contestant murders the odds-on favorite, but finds out too late that the "prize" for winning is death. In one case, an actor literally kills for a chance to play Theatre/{{Hamlet}}, but discovers that he was really auditioning to play Yorick [the skull]. In another case, a BeautyContest contestant kills another, but discovers that the pageant is "Miss Autopsy".

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* NotJustATournament: There are a few episodes where a contestant murders the odds-on favorite, but finds out too late that the "prize" for winning is death. In one case, an actor literally kills for a chance to play Theatre/{{Hamlet}}, ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', but discovers that he was really auditioning to play Yorick [the skull]. In another case, a BeautyContest contestant kills another, but discovers that the pageant is "Miss Autopsy".
11th Mar '16 10:29:32 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Related loosely to the [[Film/ECComics 1972 film]] of the same name, as both had stories based on comics from the same company. There was also the full-length movies (which were direct adaptations of the show, complete with the Crypt Keeper) ''Film/DemonNight'' and ''Film/BordelloOfBlood'' For the animated adaptation, see ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper''.

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Related loosely to the [[Film/ECComics 1972 film]] of the same name, as both had stories based on comics from the same company. There was also the full-length movies (which were direct adaptations of the show, complete with the Crypt Keeper) ''Film/DemonNight'' ''Film/DemonKnight'' and ''Film/BordelloOfBlood'' For the animated adaptation, see ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper''.
11th Mar '16 10:29:00 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Related loosely to the [[Film/ECComics 1972 film]] of the same name, as both had stories based on comics from the same company. There was also the full-length movies (which were direct adaptations of the show, complete with the Crypt Keeper) ''Film/TalesFromTheCryptDemonNight'' and ''Film/TalesFromTheCryptBordelloOfBlood'' For the animated adaptation, see ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper''.

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Related loosely to the [[Film/ECComics 1972 film]] of the same name, as both had stories based on comics from the same company. There was also the full-length movies (which were direct adaptations of the show, complete with the Crypt Keeper) ''Film/TalesFromTheCryptDemonNight'' ''Film/DemonNight'' and ''Film/TalesFromTheCryptBordelloOfBlood'' ''Film/BordelloOfBlood'' For the animated adaptation, see ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper''.
11th Mar '16 10:28:18 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Related loosely to the [[Film/ECComics 1972 film]] of the same name, as both had stories based on comics from the same company. For the animated adaptation, see ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper''.

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Related loosely to the [[Film/ECComics 1972 film]] of the same name, as both had stories based on comics from the same company. There was also the full-length movies (which were direct adaptations of the show, complete with the Crypt Keeper) ''Film/TalesFromTheCryptDemonNight'' and ''Film/TalesFromTheCryptBordelloOfBlood'' For the animated adaptation, see ''WesternAnimation/TalesFromTheCryptKeeper''.
8th Jan '16 6:17:46 AM RippenFan33
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It was recently announced that the show will return on TNT in 2016 as part of new horror block, helmed by none other than Creator/MNightShayamalan. [[note]] What a twist! [[/note]]

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It was recently announced that the show will return on TNT in 2016 as part of new horror block, helmed by none other than Creator/MNightShayamalan. M. Night Shayamalan. [[note]] [[MemeticMutation What a twist! twist!]] [[/note]]
8th Jan '16 6:16:31 AM RippenFan33
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It was recently announced that the show will return on TNT in 2016 as part of new horror block, helmed by none other than Creator/MNightShayamalan. [[note]] What a twist! [[/note]]
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