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6th Apr '18 11:29:26 PM finalsurvivor1
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* BigBad: Jonathan is the only truly malicious character in the movie and the only one out to get Mortimer, as well as the villain of the climax.
22nd Feb '18 9:19:19 AM Elan
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-->'''Mortimer (distracted):''' Go home and get some rest.
-->'''Elaine:''' Rest?!
22nd Feb '18 8:44:09 AM Elan
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* FeelNoPain: Jonathan is seemingly impervious to pain; Mortimer stomps on his foot, then stabs him in the leg with a fork, and Jonathan doesn't even seem to notice. Mortimer is surprised when a blow to the head actually ''does'' have an effect.
22nd Feb '18 8:39:11 AM Elan
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* CreepySouvenir: Not intended as such, but Abby and Martha have a cabinet containing the hats of all the men they've killed.
22nd Feb '18 8:32:56 AM Elan
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* TheDreaded: The mere mention of Jonathan inspires fear in all who know of him. Abby and Martha, who are friendly to ''everyone'', and serial killers to boot, react with terror as soon as they realize who they're talking too. Elaine have never even met Jonathan, but as soon as he says his name, she shrinks and tries to excuse herself.

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* TheDreaded: The mere mention of Jonathan inspires fear in all who know of him. Abby and Martha, who are friendly to ''everyone'', and serial killers to boot, react with terror as soon as they realize who they're talking too. Elaine have has never even met Jonathan, but as soon as he says his name, she shrinks and tries to excuse herself.
22nd Feb '18 8:31:14 AM Elan
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* TheDreaded: The mere mention of Jonathan inspires fear in all who know of him. Abby and Martha, who are friendly to ''everyone'', and serial killers to boot, react with terror as soon as they realize who they're talking too. Elaine have never even met Jonathan, but as soon as he says his name, she shrinks and tries to excuse herself.
30th Jan '18 9:46:52 AM marcoasalazarm
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* KillThePoor: What the aunts have been doing for some time now. They sincerely believe, in their insanity, that it's ''an act of kindness''.
25th Nov '17 10:55:49 PM Kooshmeister
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* BrickJoke: The shoes belonging to the late Mr. Spinaldo, who Jonathan killed. Dr. Einstein takes them for himself after he and Jonathan bury the corpse. He wears them throughout the rest of the movie [[spoiler:and eventually uses one to knock Jonathan unconscious]].


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** Spinaldo's shoes. Einstein appropriates them after he and Jonathan bury the corpse and later [[spoiler:he uses one of them to knock Jonathan unconscious.]]
31st Oct '17 10:29:35 AM Mdumas43073
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* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: Brooklyn is kind of depicted as being this. To the point where a title card at the beginning of the movie takes pains to distinguish the borough from "the United States proper".

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* {{Cloudcuckooland}}: Brooklyn is kind of depicted as being this. Brooklyn. To the point where a title card at the beginning of the movie film takes pains to distinguish the borough from "the United States proper".
26th Jun '17 2:11:39 PM Fighteer
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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The aunts' {{Leitmotif}}, used extensively in the Music/MaxSteiner score, is "Happy Land," an 1850 hymn with words by Andrew Young and music arranged by Leonard T. Breedlove. (At least it wasn't ''AmazingFreakingGrace''.)

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The aunts' {{Leitmotif}}, used extensively in the Music/MaxSteiner score, is "Happy Land," an 1850 hymn with words by Andrew Young and music arranged by Leonard T. Breedlove. (At least it wasn't ''AmazingFreakingGrace''.)



* SarcasticConfession:

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* SarcasticConfession:SarcasticConfession: Faced with his aunts innocently confessing to their murders right in front of the police captain, Mortimer desperately attempts to paint their claim as proof of their own insanity by confessing to "his own murders".



* ShutUpKiss: Three times in a row! Some women just won't stop talking!

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* ShutUpKiss: Three times Just when things are about to get resolved, Elaine comes running up the stairs, having snuck in a row! Some women just won't stop talking!through the cellar to confront Mortimer, screaming about how there really are bodies buried down there. To keep everything from being ruined, he smothers her with kisses until she's so relieved that he's paying attention to her again that she forgets about the murders.
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