''Nine Lives'' is a 2002 British B-horror film that is remembered only for having Paris Hilton in it and for being SoBadItsGood. It starts out fairly promising with some good CharacterDevelopment and an interesting premise, but it ultimately fails in the second and third acts due to bad acting and general plot-induced stupidity.

The story follows nine friends who all went to the same posh university (never mentioned but probably not Oxford or Cambridge) meeting up for the weekend at a manor in Scotland. On the first night it snows heavily, trapping them there and one of the guys reads a book about the man who used to own the house. He ends up being possessed by the man's ghost and proceeds to murder the others. The ghost has a clever back up plan - anyone who kills the person he's possessing will be possessed themselves.

!This film provides examples of:

* ActorAllusion: A clever ironic joke where Lucy does a fake Scottish accent and Pete remarks how awful it is. Lucy is played by a Scottish actress (doing an English accent) while Pete is played by an English actor (doing a Scottish accent).
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Laura, played by Amelia Warner who curiously has white parents but is quite dark skinned herself.
* AndIMustScream: Murray's eyes were cut out and '''fed to him'''.
* BathingBeauty: Jo certainly likes to have baths, wanting to take one before dinner and then taking another late at night.
* BillingDisplacement: Paris Hilton is on the front cover and gets top billing so this film must be about her right? Wrong, she's gone after 30 minutes.
* BlackEyesOfEvil: Whoever is possessed by Murray.
* BlindWithoutEm: Damian
* CallBack: Laura uses Pete's dice under the cup trick as reasoning why she can't let him and Damian into the locked room.
* DeadpanSnarker: Damian
---> '''Andy:''' "I hate England when it gets dark before 4"
---> '''Damian:''' "Yeah, especially when you're in Scotland"
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Laura in Pete's arms]]. Cruelly subverted with [[spoiler: Andy and Lucy]].
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Admit it, you wanted to see [[spoiler: Jo/Paris get an elaborate ''Film/HouseOfWax2005'' style death]] as opposed to getting killed offscreen.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Averted completely. The first thirty minutes are spent developing the characters properly and they are all fairly likable (even Paris) with clever dialogue. Those first few minutes are arguably the best part of the film.
* DullSurprise: About half the cast.
* FakeNationality: Scottish Vivienne Harvey as English Lucy while English David Nicolle plays Scottish Pete. Averted with Paris Hilton who is simply an American who presumably grew up in a British school. Or else is British but her accent has changed from spending so much time in America.
* FinalGirl: [[spoiler: Laura seems like she's a likely candidate but subverted when Pete is the sole survivor]].
* GoryDiscretionShot
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Damian and Andy.
* HoYay: Pretty much everyone given that they've known each other for years.
* HowWeGotHere: The film opens with Laura running distressed through the house in the middle of the night (the finale of the film). We then flash back to the beginning of the day.
* ITakeOffenceToThatLastOne: This little exchange
--> '''Damian:''' Try sharing a room with Andy. For such a little thing he snores like an elephant.
--> '''Andy:''' I'm not little
* IdiotBall: Emma firstly all of a sudden thinks Tim is the killer because he has a blood stain on his shirt, when he got '''hit over the head''' by Tom which results in her unlocking the door and running off.
** Laura says they shouldn't go anywhere alone then makes to go off on her own, saying "I can take care of myself".
* IllGirl: Lucy, who gets stabbed early on and spends most of the film motionless on the couch.
* LimitedSocialCircle: Quite a few of the group have dated each other and yet still remain friends. Lampshaded by Laura.
--> '''Laura:''' "Sometimes I think we should start dating outside the group."
* LogicBomb: Tom buys Jo an organiser but she's already bought one. She refuses to give it back because it's the only gift he's ever given her and she wants to keep it.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Inverted. Two of the girls are killed off pretty soon.
* NoodleIncident: Apparently something happened to Laura and Pete in Amsterdam that involved them ending up at a brothel.
* PlentyOfBlondes: Three of the girls are blonde and one of the guys.
* RealMenWearPink: Jo certainly believes this and convinces Tom to take regular scented baths. Damian also wears a pink shirt.
* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: Part of a little joke Lucy makes to Pete.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: Jo, Tim and Emma]].
* SheCleansUpNicely: Inverted, the characters spend the first part of the film all dressed up for dinner and the rest in their pyjamas.
* ShipTease: Lucy and Pete though justified since they used to date. Tim and Emma as well.
* ShrinkingViolet: Emma.
* SnowMeansDeath
* SnowedIn: It's how the group get trapped in the house though it's already fairly isolated as it is.
* StuffedInTheFridge: [[spoiler: Jo]].
* YouBastard: The film's last words actually.