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''Very Bad Things'' is a 1998 BlackComedy directed by Peter Berg. It stars Creator/JonFavreau, Creator/CameronDiaz, Creator/ChristianSlater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, Leland Orser, and Kobe Tai.

Kyle Fisher (Favreau), days away from his wedding, welcomes his bachelor party weekend as a chance to break free from his Bridezilla fiancée Laura (Diaz). Along with his best friend Charles (Orser), his friends Michael (Piven), and Boyd (Slater), and Michael's brother Adam (Stern), they celebrate in a Las Vegas hotel room complete with drinking, drugs, and a stripper (Tai).

However, trouble begins when Michael accidentally kills the stripper in the hotel bathroom. When a security guard finds her body, he threatens to call the police but is killed by Boyd. Boyd takes charge of the group and devises a plan to dispose of the bodies by burying them in the desert. Everyone grudgingly goes through with the plan, but soon guilt and nerves begin to destroy the group.
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!!''Very Bad Things'' contains examples of:

* AccidentalMurder: The first death was an accident.
* AxeCrazy: Boyd.
* BingeMontage: the bachelor party.
* {{Bridezilla}}: Laura. She is willing to commit murder to ensure that nothing spoils her dream wedding.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Christian Slater and Cameron Diaz get top billing, such as in the above poster, due to them having bigger 'Hollywood' names than the likes of Jon Favreau or many of the others. However neither of them are the main protagonists, and Diaz actually has what can only be called a supporting role at best.
* CrimeAfterCrime: Boyd murders the security guard to cover up the death of the stripper. As the movie progresses, other characters get murdered to prevent them from spilling the beans about the earlier deaths.
* DarkerAndEdgier: It's TheHangover but more of a black comedy and Alan is more a murderous sociopath.
* DeathAsComedy
* DeusAngstMachina: The whole damn movie, starting with the bachelor party in Vegas.
* DisposableSexWorker
* DisposingOfABody
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Kyle, Charles, and Kyle's dog become disabled from a car accident after burying Boyd's body in the desert. Laura is forced to look after them, along with Adam's bratty kids. This causes her to be DrivenToMadness at the result.]]
* DrivenToMadness: As things become gradually worse for the group Boyd gradually ends up losing his sanity.
* FromBadToWorse \ DisasterDominoes: The film's title is very appropriate.
* HookersAndBlow: This combo is what causes the death that kick starts the plot.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: The Security Guard]] almost walks out of the crime scene with his life intact but then he sees the hooker's body, tries to do the right thing, and seals his fate.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: ''Very Bad Things'' is "This Trope: The Movie".
* NeverOneMurder: Forms the plot of the movie. The first death was an accident. The protagonist's attempts to cover it up lead them into a string of murders.
* OutWithABang: The death of the stripper while having sex is what kicks off the plot.
* PlethoraOfMistakes: The plot starts with a bachelor party on that's dirtier than their wives/fiances want. Then, while high on cocaine, the hooker they hired is killed when her head is impaled during sex. Hiding the body ends up making things worse and that's when MurderIsTheBestSolution comes up... Again and again...
* RockBottom: ''Very Bad Things'' is practically an endless string of consecutive rock bottoms.
* TheSociopath: Boyd, oh so much.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''TheHangover'' is basically a less dark remake of this film.
* StagParty
* VivaLasVegas
* WallBangHer: Goes horribly wrong and results in the death of the stripper.
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