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4th Apr '16 3:42:25 AM Snicka
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* {{Notzilla}}: [[spoiler: Shelley the turtle is turned into a cross between Franchise/{{Godzilla}} and Franchise/{{Gamera}}.]]
27th Mar '16 8:54:09 AM MacronNotes
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* ThreeDMovie: Victor's home movie is one. And the film itself is one, of course.
16th Jan '16 10:26:15 AM Fangusu
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* NoAntagonist: The antagonistic characters are mean, questionable, mindless, or overly ambitious, but there is no single antagonist causing the conflict.

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* NoAntagonist: The antagonistic characters are mean, questionable, mindless, or overly ambitious, Throughout the movie, Victor and Sparky have to deal with mean adults, questionable children and mindless monsters, but there is no single antagonist causing the conflict.central conflict, which is gaining acceptance of the undead dog.
15th Nov '15 11:12:15 AM Tightwire
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** Toshiaki is a sinister take on the monster-obsessed TagalongKid characters featured in the original Franchise/{{Gamera}} series and 60s-70s Franchise/{{Godzilla}} films.

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** Toshiaki is a sinister take on combo of the monster-obsessed TagalongKid characters featured in the original Franchise/{{Gamera}} series and 60s-70s Franchise/{{Godzilla}} films.films, and the Japanese genius MadScientist stereotype.
15th Nov '15 10:50:43 AM Tightwire
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*** Colossus is [[Film/TheMummy1932 The Mummy]] (specifically the Creator/BorisKarloff version, presumably).

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*** Colossus is [[Film/TheMummy1932 The Mummy]] (specifically (Presumably the Creator/BorisKarloff version, presumably).version).
15th Nov '15 10:28:31 AM Tightwire
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*** Shelley is [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Godzilla}} or Franchise/{{Gamera}}]].

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*** Shelley is [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Godzilla}} or combined with Franchise/{{Gamera}}]].



*** Mr. Whiskers is a combination of [[spoiler:Film/{{Dracula|1931}} and Film/{{TheFly|1958}}.]]

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*** Mr. Whiskers is becomes a combination of [[spoiler:Film/{{Dracula|1931}} and Film/{{TheFly|1958}}.]]
12th Nov '15 8:06:53 AM ange1eye5
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** TheEvilGenius: Edgar (Kind of.)

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** TheEvilGenius: Edgar (Kind of.of, since he's the one who gave them the idea in the first place.)
10th Nov '15 8:53:15 PM FigmentJedi
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** Toshiaki seems to resemble every Japanese character running away from Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.

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** Toshiaki seems to resemble every Japanese character running away from Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.is a sinister take on the monster-obsessed TagalongKid characters featured in the original Franchise/{{Gamera}} series and 60s-70s Franchise/{{Godzilla}} films.
26th Oct '15 8:01:18 PM FigmentJedi
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*** [[spoiler:Shelley's death by being electrocuted on an amusement park ride is a reference to the ending of ''Film/TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms''.]]

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*** [[spoiler:Shelley's death by being electrocuted on an amusement park ride is a reference to the ending of ''Film/TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms''.''Film/TheBeastFromTwentyThousandFathoms''.]]
10th Oct '15 8:26:11 PM Seraphine
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* AffectionateParody / {{Homage}}: Of not only ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'', but 1950's [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] {{horror}} films. The second trailer is even called "Homage."

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* AffectionateParody / {{Homage}}: AffectionateParody[=/=]{{Homage}}: Of not only ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}'', but 1950's [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] {{horror}} films. The second trailer is even called "Homage."



* [[spoiler:Mr Whiskers' transformation into a cat-bat.]]

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Mr Whiskers' transformation into a cat-bat.]]



* CatsAreMean [[spoiler:when fused with a possibly-rabid, possibly-vampire bat via mad science!]]
* CoolTeacher / FiredTeacher: Mr. Rzykruski, who inspires young Victor.

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* CatsAreMean [[spoiler:when CatsAreMean: [[spoiler:When fused with a possibly-rabid, possibly-vampire bat via mad science!]]
* CoolTeacher / FiredTeacher: CoolTeacher[=/=]FiredTeacher: Mr. Rzykruski, who inspires young Victor.



** Most of the central classmates in Victor's class, as well as him, are homages to famous actors in horror movies or Creator/TimBurton films. Victor Frankenstein is a younger (and less meek) version of [[WesternAnimation/CorpseBride Victor van Dort]]. He also resembles the title character of Tim Burton's short film ''Vincent'' (unsurprising since Victor van Dort was basically a grown-up version of the character.)

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** Most of the central classmates in Victor's class, as well as him, are homages to famous actors in horror movies or Creator/TimBurton films. Victor Frankenstein is a younger (and less meek) version of [[WesternAnimation/CorpseBride Victor van Dort]]. He also resembles the title character of Tim Burton's short film ''Vincent'' (unsurprising since Victor van Dort was basically a grown-up version of the character.)character).



** Mr. Burgermeister is obviously the descendant of Creator/FinisEverglot.

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** Mr. Burgermeister is obviously the descendant of Creator/FinisEverglot.[[WesternAnimation/CorpseBride Finis Everglot]].



*** Colossus is [[Film/TheMummy1932 The Mummy]] (specifically the Creator/BorisKarloff version, we presume.)

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*** Colossus is [[Film/TheMummy1932 The Mummy]] (specifically the Creator/BorisKarloff version, we presume.)presumably).



*** The rat appears to be some variant on Film/{{TheWolfMan|1941}}.

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*** The rat appears to be some variant on Film/{{TheWolfMan|1941}}.Film/{{The Wolf Man|1941}}.



* ForeShadowing: [[spoiler:"Goodbye Kitty" was there for more than just a VisualPun.]]

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* ForeShadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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[[spoiler:"Goodbye Kitty" was there for more than just a VisualPun.]]



** How Sparky growls at the invisible-fish, [[spoiler:foreshadowing how the animals that Edgar, Bob and Toshiaki's resurrected dead animals turn out quite disastrous. Though I'm not certain about Mr. Whiskers since he was fully alive during the time he got electrocuted messing with the dead bat]].

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** How Sparky growls at the invisible-fish, [[spoiler:foreshadowing how the animals that Edgar, Bob and Toshiaki's resurrected dead animals turn out quite disastrous. Though I'm not certain about Mr. Whiskers since he was fully alive during the time he got electrocuted messing with the dead bat]].]]



* MeaningfulName: Nassor's name means "victor" in [[UsefulNotes/{{Egypt}} Egyptian]].

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Nassor's name means "victor" in [[UsefulNotes/{{Egypt}} Egyptian]].



* PersonalityPowers; All of the monsters the kids raise from the dead resemble them in some way:

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* PersonalityPowers; PersonalityPowers: All of the monsters the kids raise from the dead resemble them in some way:



** The gravestone across from Sparky's, on which victor piles the dirt as he's digging Sparky out reads "Goodbye Kitty" with a picture of Franchise/HelloKitty with [[WingdingEyes Xes on its eyes]] on it.
** Elsa is named after Elsa Lanchester, who played the title role in ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' (that she is basically [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Lydia Deetz]] just adds to the fun.) Her poodle Persephone gets her very own ''Bride of Frankenstein'' beehive hairdo, compliments of a static charge from Sparky.
** Mr. Burgermeister is named after Burgermeister Meisterburger of WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown fame.

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** The gravestone across from Sparky's, on which victor piles the dirt as he's digging Sparky out reads "Goodbye Kitty" with a picture of Franchise/HelloKitty with [[WingdingEyes Xes X's on its eyes]] on it.
** Elsa is named after Elsa Lanchester, who played the title role in ''Film/BrideOfFrankenstein'' (that she is basically [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Lydia Deetz]] just adds to the fun.) fun). Her poodle Persephone gets her very own ''Bride of Frankenstein'' beehive hairdo, compliments of a static charge from Sparky.
** Mr. Burgermeister is named after Burgermeister Meisterburger of WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown ''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown'' fame.



*** [[spoiler:Shelley's death by being electrocuted on an amusement park ride is a reference to the ending of ''Film/TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms'']]

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*** [[spoiler:Shelley's death by being electrocuted on an amusement park ride is a reference to the ending of ''Film/TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms'']]''Film/TheBeastFrom20000Fathoms''.]]



** The angry mob and burning windmill are oft repeated homages to the 1931 ''{{Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}''.

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** The angry mob and burning windmill are oft repeated homages to the 1931 ''{{Film/{{Frankenstein 1931}}''.''{{Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The invisible fish does not come up again after its apparent disappearance.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
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The invisible fish does not come up again after its apparent disappearance.
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