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->''Use the traps, Control!''

''Night Trap'' is a FullMotionVideo game by Creator/DigitalPictures. It was created (well, ''filmed'') in 1987 and was originally intended to be released on Creator/{{Hasbro}}'s videotape-based game console, the NEMO. However, the NEMO was never released, and the game debuted in 1992 on the [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega CD]]. In 1994, it arrived on the Sega 32X, Panasonic UsefulNotes/ThreeDOInteractiveMultiplayer, UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer, and UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, it was released on UsefulNotes/PlayStation4 and Steam on August 15, 2017 (with the UsefulNotes/XboxOne version set to be released at a later time), complete with a limited physical run which mimics the Sega CD box art; this version includes the prototype game ''Scene of the Crime'' which led into ''Night Trap'''s development.

You are a member of a special task force (S.C.A.T.: '''S'''ega/Special '''C'''ontrol '''A'''ttack '''T'''eam) currently investigating a missing persons case. A number of teenage students have mysteriously vanished after entering a suburban lakeside winery house belonging to the Martin family. The Martins claim that the girls left safely, and refuse to allow the police to search the property. However, a reconnaissance by S.C.A.T. uncovers an elaborate security system with almost every room equipped with cameras and booby traps designed to capture intruders.

An undercover S.C.A.T. agent named Kelly Medd (played by Dana Plato) has managed to infiltrate the house by arranging a sleepover with the Martins' teenage daughter and four other friends. Furthermore, you have hacked into the security system and gained control over the house's cameras and traps. When the house is suddenly invaded by a band of black-clothed stalkers, it falls to you to use the traps and protect the girls while investigating the secret of the Martin household.

The game is mostly known for the undue controversy that it caused upon release: it is no exaggeration to call it the reason games have age classifications and content ratings. It has also made several "Worst Games Ever" lists (which is funny in hindsight, considering upon its release it received a fair amount of critical acclaim for its use of full-motion video and multiple-playthrough approach to gameplay).

Followed by a SpiritualSuccessor titled ''VideoGame/DoubleSwitch'' in 1993.

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!!This game contains examples of:

* TheEighties: While the game was released in 1992, the video was recorded in 1987 and it shows.
* AffablyEvil: The Martins seem like nice enough folks, and reason people are going missing is because [[spoiler:they run a charity wherein they provide blood for augers, though this gets people killed]].
* AnimalTesting: Of the Ambiguous type, discussed and parodied: In the second part of the bathroom, Megan criticizes Lisa for trying to prime herself with her makeup, telling her that scientists should use cosmetic testing with her makeup on rats "before they let people like [her] play with it". Megan then demonstrates by pretending her hand is a rat facing torture by cosmetic testing, all the while using her squeaky mouse voice, as a way to mock Lisa. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments It's pretty hilarious.]]
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Danny, Lisa's brother. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d, the only reason Danny is even at this sleepover party in the ''first'' place is because Lisa's mom ''made'' her take Danny along.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: The 2017 edition removes the credits from all the game over sequences and instead gives you the option to retry if you lose. After you saved Lisa, where Disc 1 would end before you started Disc 2 in the 1990s console versions, the 2017 edition saves your progress on the midway checkpoint before the game continues on, so you can now return to that checkpoint if you lose. One example is that if you fail to save Cindy, the game continues on as normal, but only for a few minutes. If this happened in the 1990s console versions, [[HaveANiceDeath you were screwed and would get a bad ending]]; but if you failed to save her in the 2017 edition, then you might as well either trap Megan or let her get killed in order to save yourself any further embarrassment of a DownerEnding. There's also the addition of having the camera icons update in real-time as opposed to you having to constantly flip between cameras hoping you'll find something.
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* AxeBeforeEntering: While Kelly [[spoiler:reveals herself as a S.C.A.T. member to her friends]] in the bedroom, the two augers approach the bedroom door, and one of them pulls out a short ax and begins hacking at the door in hopes that it will open.
* BareYourMidriff: In Disc 2, you can see Kelly taking off her shirt and baring her midriff in front of her friends when she [[TheReveal reveals herself as an undercover agent]]. In fact, she will remain in this way for the rest of the game. (Actually, Kelly and all the girls sans Lisa are baring their midriffs throughout the game.)
* BossRush: The climax of the game. You have to beat [[spoiler:each of the remaining Martins in order: first, when Victor Martin, Sheila Martin, and Sarah Martin corner Kelly in the bedroom, Sheila comes the closest to catching Kelly, so you first have to trap Sheila with a bed that catapults her out the window (which was not originally intended for her; apparently Victor was going to give that trap to his wife as a "surprise"); Kelly will then manage to make it past Victor and Sarah, but Victor chases her. Second, when Victor chases Kelly into the bathroom, you have to activate a wall trap that gets rid of Victor, but that still leaves Sarah. Sarah will cut Kelly off outside in the hallway, so you have to drop Sarah down a pit and ''then'' all the Martins are gone and you've won the game. If you miss even ''one'' of the three Martins in this sequence, [[HopeSpot Kelly will escape at first]], but then whichever Martin you missed will show up with a crowd of augers to drain Kelly and you'll lose]].
* BreadEggsMilkSquick: Combined with BlackComedy: In the second part of the driveway, [[ThoseTwoGuys Jeff and Tony]] meet up with Weird Eddie for a scare:
-->'''Jeff:''' ''[waves]'' Hi, Eddie! Bye, Eddie!\\
'''Tony:''' Hey, nice of you to drop by, Eddie!\\
'''Jeff:''' Oh, and let us know when you wanna die, Eddie! ''[Eddie gets frightened and runs off from the scene]''
* CasualDangerDialog: The times you fail to save Kelly from the baddies, she berates you as if you just spilled wine on the carpet rather than her ''life'' being at stake.
* DamselInDistress: All the girls are in danger of getting killed by the augers, and it's up to you to keep them safe from harm.
* DistressedDude: In the never-before-seen extra footage added to the [=PS4=]/Xbox One remaster, you have to save Danny from being drained by the augers in the downstairs hallway, or else it's Game Over.
* DoubleUnlock: You have to beat the game once to unlock Theater mode in the 2017 version. Then you have to play through the game again several times, watching at least a second of all the possible scenes (including various game overs) to unlock them for casual viewing.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: [[spoiler:Secret S.C.A.T. member "Weird Eddie" dresses up like an Auger in order to infiltrate the mansion and make sure Kelly and her friends are doing alright. Be careful that you don't trap him, though...]]
* DummiedOut: One of the Game Over scenes ([[spoiler:in which you accidentally trap Lt. Simms while he's fighting off Sheila]]), which could only be viewed using a Sega CD Movie viewer on a Windows computer. The 2017 edition adds that scene back into the game along with two other Game Over scenes [[DeletedScene that never made the final cut]].
* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Mr. Martin, who tries to come off as a charming gentleman.
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The events of the game take place over the course of half an hour.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:The player has the option of doing this. If you get the perfect ending, you can decide to kill Kelly with a trap for... the meter turning red.]]
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: "Weird Eddie", one of the Martins' neighbors, invented a laser gun in order to combat [[spoiler:them and the augers]]. Interestingly, the SCAT team has real guns, though it's still not particularly violent. (The augers only seem to emit sparks even when shot with real guns and [[spoiler:the Martins, being vampires, are immune to bullets]].)
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: [[spoiler:It's pretty obvious that the Martin family is a bunch of vampires (and Jeff and Sarah's cousin Tony is one of them as well), which may explain why many teenage girls have vanished without a trace.]]
* {{Fanservice}}: Lisa primping herself in the bathroom while wearing a nightgown is one of the most well-known scenes in the game, and the fact that it contains a girl-threatening auger capture means you ''have'' to watch it for a while, otherwise you get a game over.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Subverted.
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* FunWithAcronyms: SCAT. It was probably meant to be a play on the "go away" definition of the word rather than the "excrement" version.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: A surprisingly literal example. Due to the live feed nature of the video, and only being able to focus on one room at a time, playing a perfect run denies you the full story as augers are often wandering around away from the girls and/or the Martins. Kelly will address the cameras as if she expects you to be focusing on her all the time. At least in the 2017 edition you can still see the story going on in other room icons while you're trapping Augers, but you still can't unlock more story scenes in Theater mode until you at least highlight one of the room icons for them.
* GenkiGirl: Megan is the most excitable of the girls, leading the lip-synching of the theme song during the party.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[spoiler:Sarah (if you're fast enough to see her in the bedroom at the start of the game) and Tony. All of the other vampires have them as well, but only when they show their fangs.]]
* GratuitousFrench: Mr. Martin says a couple of these phrases, natch.
* GuideDangIt: The split-second room changes the game requires from you are [[UpToEleven nearly impossible without playing the game multiple times or having a comprehensive walk-through]]. Even veterans who have played the 1992 game or its other 1990s console versions before while playing the 2017 edition (and going for a perfect run) will suddenly get treated to a Game Over scene of Danny getting captured and drained of blood in the downstairs hallway ([[DeletedScene which wasn't there in the previous console versions before]]) and realize that they missed an extra Auger to trap! Guide Dang It, indeed.
* HaveANiceDeath: Letting [[spoiler:Tony capture Kelly will cause him to drag her down to the basement, where he'll immediately find out the cables connecting your controller to the house. He will then inform Jeff offscreen. Jeff will then personally tell you how much you messed up [[HoistByHisOwnPetard before sending you down one of the traps]]]]. A similar event will happen if you allow Cindy to die, [[spoiler:as she will be turned into a vampire by Jeff and tell him about the override cables, which will prompt him to give access of the control to his parents. Victor and Sheila will then send you down a trap]].
* HereWeGoAgain: Megan says this when Danny tries warning the girls again in the kitchen about the Augers, as she knows that she's heard that warning [[NotNowKiddo that she ignored before]], in the living room.
* HilariousOuttakes: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4UuEy_ZT1o Special Features Collection]] has the actors doing some of them. One of the scenes even has Debra Parks (Lisa) telling the "auger" stuntmen to act all scary while they're prepping up for the "controversial" bathroom scene.
* IAteWhat: In the kitchen, you can see one of the two girls (Cindy) try to take a bite out of a popsicle before doing a SpitTake in disgust and saying that it's blood. [[spoiler:They eventually discover [[ImAHumanitarian who the blood in the "popsicle" actually belongs to]]...]]
* IncrediblyObviousBug: S.C.A.T. managed to install a tap into the surveillance and trap system of the Martin home. It involves a very large, visible cable hanging down from a window in one of the hallways.
* InterfaceSpoiler: In the 1990s, the Sega CD version and the other four console versions had the room icons that were static images, and you could only see what was going on in one room by selecting it. In the 2017 remaster, the room icons now have dynamic, real-time thumbnails, meaning that if you see movement in one room while being in another, you know that something's going on. [[https://youtu.be/Hjz1I3VXteQ For example]], you can watch the girls rock out in the living room and impress Sarah, while [[spoiler:you witness the Augers kidnap [[RedShirt S.C.A.T. member Jason]] and drain his blood in the downstairs hallway before taking him to the basement without even going to said hallway]]! (One [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfubB-PeTns Defunct Games review]] {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it by saying that seeing the movement in some of the room icons makes you feel like you're watching a livestream event of the game itself.) Beating the game to unlock Theater Mode counts after you've gotten the most spoileriffic scenes.
* JiveTurkey: Collins, the sole black member of SCAT. He pretends to be a Jamaican who's lost his boat as a cover story so he can ask everyone in the house (including SCAT's field agent Kelly) if they're doing all right. When he talks like himself, he sounds relatively normal.
* LargeHam:
** The guy playing Lt. Simms is deadly serious and is not above disconnecting your controller if you screw up or don't start the game fast enough.
** Also, Mr. Martin. ("THE WALL TRAP! AAAAAAAAAAAH!")
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When played on [=PS4=], your controller's backlight reflects the trap access code currently in use.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The Augers have one, everytime they come on screen.
* MadeOfIron: Many people get their blood extracted from their necks by Augers and faint or die easily... but not Lisa! Ever the ScreamingWoman, she seems to be very tough when fighting off against them. In her GameOver scene, even when her blood is extracted from her, she refuses to stay dead while the Augers are dragging her into the secret passage behind the mirror, all the while she is still screaming to the very end.
* MadLibsDialogue: Any time the trap access code is changed, the result is randomized. It always starts at Blue, though.
* MagicalSecurityCam: The normally stationary security cameras suddenly zoom in or out and sometimes even move to cover new angles whenever something is happening in a room. At times the video could be coming from a camera physically located at the same place as where the normally static image originates, but many times the change in video feed would require physically moving the camera.
* MalevolentArchitecture: The Martins' house was built full of traps and hidden cameras in order to [[spoiler:contain and kill helpless kids]]. S.C.A.T. hacks the system and takes control of it to save the kids and kill the Martins and their auger minions.
* MassOhCrap: When Kelly tells her friends in the bedroom [[spoiler:that the cameras and traps may be the work of vampires]], Megan sees the bedroom door [[AxeBeforeEntering being broken in by Augers]] and lets out a panicked "Oooohhhhhhh....!" The other girls look around and then scream in panic as the Augers break in and attempt to capture Ashley and drain her blood.
* MenaceDecay: ''Night Trap'' shocked the nation in the 1990's (or at least the more busybody members of the U.S. Congress, anyway). In 2017, the game was re-released for the [=PS4=] and Steam (with the Xbox One version soon to follow)... and rated "T" for Teen, with BETTER quality video than any previous version.
* MistakenForAnImposter: In the "controversial" bathroom scene, when Lisa hears an auger in the shower, she thinks the auger is Megan in a "scary costume" and opens the shower door in an attempt to get it out; but when it starts coming for her, she gets an "OhCrap" look and tries to escape but is cornered by two more augers... and that could be the end of her if not for the floor trap near the shower that the auger is getting on (provided that you need a special code to activate the trap and save her in time).
** Inverted if you try to catch one of the "augers" on one occasion... [[spoiler:without even knowing that the "auger" is actually S.C.A.T. teammate Eddie in disguise.]]
* MultipleEndings: There are several ways the game could end, including the Game Over sequences:
** Letting too many augers roam around the house, both in the beginning of the game and before disc 1 ends, will cause Simms to interrupt your broadcast and kick you off the mission. Failing to rescue Danny ([=PS4=]/XONE remaster only), his sister Lisa, Ashley, or Megan will result in this too, albeit with different messages.
** Failing to rescue Cindy causes [[spoiler:Jeff to make Cindy a vampire. Cindy will tell Jeff about the override cables, which prompts him to regain access of the house. Victor and Sheila override your control and send you through a death trap]].
** Failing to rescue Kelly when Tony approaches her will result in him dragging her down to the basement, where he discovers your controls and informs Jeff about it offscreen. Jeff overrides your control and tells you off [[spoiler:before sending you through a death trap]].
** Failing to rescue Kelly from [[spoiler:the Martins in the last sequence of the game will result in her being captured by the augers and bitten by whoever you first failed to capture]].
** The normal ending, which you'll get if you complete all critical saves/captures while missing some augers, has Kelly congratulating you, but believing you can do better with practice. [[spoiler:As she leaves, there's a parting shot of an auger appearing behind her.]]
** The perfect ending has Kelly praising you and hoping to work with you again. As she leaves, she walks over the trap you used to capture Sarah and [[TemptingFate jokes about you trapping her]]. [[spoiler:In a CruelTwistEnding, you actually can pull a FaceHeelTurn on her and capture her.]]
*** Although the end credits were shown after all the Game Over scenes and both the normal and perfect endings back in the 1990s console versions (which was quite common with a lot of Sega CD FMV games back then), the 2017 edition limits the credits to only the bad, normal and perfect endings, and instead gives you the option to either retry or quit after each Game Over sequence.
* NewMediaAreEvil: This game is one of the reasons why the ESRB exists today. The game caused controversy and was pulled from store shelves due to its "violent content" and its gameplay being centered around "capturing and torturing young women." It's a good thing that [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer none of the senators involved in the hearing actually]] ''[[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer played]]'' [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer the game]]. Otherwise, they would have found out that none of these things happen and they would have had to rely more on the content in ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' to get the ruling that they wanted.
* NonstandardGameOver: A few times in scenes where the good guys are grappling with the augers or Martins, they'll struggle into range of a trap, which you'll be permitted to trigger; doing so results in this. [[spoiler:Trapping Kelly at the end of a perfect run also counts.]]
* NotNowKiddo: Toward the end of Disc 1 when you save Lisa, and at the beginning of Disc 2, her kid brother Danny tries warning the girls about the basement with the control buttons and the traps, and about the Augers attacking him, but the girls don't believe him and shoo him out. [[spoiler:They eventually discover that Danny's right.]]
* OffModel: In the Control-Vision version's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eshL1DAnAQ8 original intro]] (which is also in the 2017 edition), you can see the top-right monitor showing the entryway, while the second-left monitor on the bottom shows the same entryway, but with a ponytailed girl in a leather jacket and jeans going up the stairs, which means that the entryway on the top-right doesn't show the girl going upstairs and is therefore a duplicate. This is an error on the developers' part when the top-right monitor is supposed to show the driveway.
* OhCrap: Lisa gets this reaction in the bathroom when she sees two more Augers approaching her after [[MistakenForAnImposter mistaking the third one for Megan]], and realizes that they're about to drain her blood.
** In the 2017 edition, if you let the Auger tackle Danny for the laser gun while another Auger puts the blood extractor device behind his neck, he quickly turns around to see the device clamp itself on his throat, and he gets this "OhCrap" look as the device turns on while trying to free himself, knowing that its drill will soon [[ImpromptuTracheotomy bore itself into his throat]] and its vacuum will drain his blood...
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires can teleport, make their eyes glow, have super strength, are unharmed by bullets, and can shoot lightning from their hands. Other vampires are created by completely draining a mortal of blood. However, if not enough blood is taken, an auger is created. Augers look like limping burglars due to the fact that they cover themselves completely in black clothing because [[BodyHorror their skin falls off of their bones due to their hunger]].
* PinkMeansFeminine: Lisa wears her pink blouse and skirt, indicating her rich vanity. She becomes a WomanInWhite a little later on toward the end of Disc 1.
* PressStartToGameOver: It's possible to get a Game Over during the intro simply by doing nothing. This was actually quite common with a lot of Sega CD FMV games back then. The 2017 version removes this entirely.
* ProductPlacement: In the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpqOx-Px14o&t=750s second part of the Kitchen area]], some of the items on the grocery bags and boxes Ashley, Cindy and Lisa are holding include Life Cereal, Oreo Cookies, Ritz Crackers, Green Giant Vegetables, Fritos Corn Chips, and Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream. In the third part, you can even see Danny sneak in and take a bite of an Oreo cookie before attempting to open the wine cellar door.
* RealWomenDontWearDresses: S.C.A.T. member Swanson plays it straight very late in the game. Also, Kelly wears [[TrueBlueFemininity a blue sports bra hidden under her revealing blue-striped white shirt, along with her blue jeans]], to show that she's an ActionGirl who's not like her other girl friends who wear dresses and are in danger of getting drained by the augers (Megan, however, averts this trope, since she wears a crop top and pants, yet she is in danger). [[spoiler:Of course, [[SubvertedTrope she ends up being the one who needs your help to get rid of Tony and the Martin family]] toward the end of the game. Oh, and Sarah averts this as well, since she [[WomanInWhite wears a white dress]] and yet can still pack a powerful bite.]]
* RedShirt: A few SCAT agents (not Kelly) try to scout out and infiltrate the house, and they're summarily captured and killed by the augers. There's no way to save them. Swanson can fall under this, too, [[spoiler:but you can [[DefiedTrope save her from being strangled by Jeff]] if you activate the bookcase trap on him... assuming that he gets her out of the way of said trap.]]
* {{Retraux}}: ''25th Anniversary Edition'' lets you choose between upscaled versions of the Sega CD, 3DO, and MS-DOS interfaces.
* RichBitch: Lisa, though she's more vain than bitchy.
* RuleOfFunny: At one point in the upstairs hallway, you can see the Augers give each other a high five, as if they think the coast is clear. Pretty hilarious.
* SilentTreatment: In the 2017 edition, if you fail to save Danny, Lt. Simms briefly appears on the top-right corner of the CRT's screen and gives you the silent treatment as punishment by refusing to speak to you (he just has no words to describe your failure in causing the DeathOfAChild) before pulling a quick SCAT System Disconnect on you, resulting in a GameOver. (Probably {{Justified|Trope}}, as the filmmakers probably didn't film any scene where he chides you for failing to save Danny.)
* SociopathicHero: You can choose to get the perfect ending [[spoiler:just so you trap Kelly in the end]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The DOS port opts to spell Kelly's name as "Kelli."
* StalkerWithACrush: Jeff to Cindy over the course of the game.
* StockFootage: A few auger capture scenes are recycled to pad out the game's length. Also, Danny's eventual escape from the house is a straight duplication of his earlier scene being menaced by them, even in the 2017 version which reinstates his possible death scene (once you've saved him, of course).
* SunglassesAtNight: Tony wears sunglasses at nighttime, until he takes them off in the last part of the game.
* SurpriseSlideStaircase: The game uses this as a trap.
* TitleThemeTune: The characters lipsync to it at one point. The 2017 rerelease includes a free download for it on their website.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Subverted, [[spoiler:Tony helps out the heroines ''once'', and only because Ashley coincidentally happens to look like his former girlfriend. After that, and after Kelly ignores his warnings to not investigate any further, Tony will attempt to capture Kelly just like any of the Martins, and will succeed if you don't use a trap on him.]]
* TokenMinority: SCAT has both a token black guy ''and'' a token woman (if you don't count Kelly).
* TooDumbToLive[=/=]KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:If you let Jeff strangle Swanson before Kelly escapes, he will try to go through the secret passageway by the bookcase door... only to discover too late that he has opened the ''wrong'' side of the door and gets [[BurnBabyBurn incinerated]] [[HoistByHisOwnPetard by the Martins' own trap]].]]
* TragicKeepsake: Tony has a locket with a picture of his former girlfriend named Madeline (who looks just like Ashley, one of the girls at the sleepover) in it. We never find out what happened to her, though the Japanese dub translates, "[We] could never be" into, "She's already dead."
* TranshumanTreachery: [[spoiler:Cindy, if you let Jeff bite her. She actually seems quite happy to be part of the walking undead.]]
* TrapDoor: One of the possible traps you can use on the augers; other traps include catapulting the augers out the window, for example.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Kelly wears a blue sports bra hidden under her revealing blue-striped white shirt, along with her blue jeans, indicating that she's a mature S.C.A.T. member posing as a teenager.
* UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay: The first time the trap access code is changed, it takes Tony and Jeff several seconds to get to the console to do so after being instructed by Mrs. Martin, so you need to trap one auger while remaining on Blue before changing to the new color.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
** You have the opportunity to [[spoiler:trap Kelly]] in the perfect ending.
** Various unlockables and {{achievement|System}}s in the 2017 version are tied to letting each of the girls [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg (and Danny)]] get killed or trapped. You can also trap a few S.C.A.T. members for an achievement, although you normally get a Game Over for doing so.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We don't know what happens to the girls or Danny after they escape the house. Some of them are last seen being chased by augers too, making things a bit concerning...
* WhatTheHellHero: You get this from Simms if you fail to save the girls early on, followed by a game over. (If you fail to save Danny in the ''25th Anniversary Edition'', however, the only reaction you'll get from Simms is a SilentTreatment instead.)
--> '''Simms''': Megan is dead. And yes, you could have saved her. You were responsible for her life, and you screwed up. There's a lot going on in this house! Too bad you're not going to be around to see any more of it. Breaking contact.
* WhatWereYouThinking: Lt. Simms chides you with this line if you fail to save Ashley:
-->'''Simms''': What were you ''thinking?!'' You were hired to protect these girls and you just let Ashley die! You're fired! Breaking contact.
* WineIsClassy: The Martin family lives in a winery estate, so it's no surprise that Victor can be seen holding AGlassOfChianti and toasting to everyone's health. [[spoiler:Of course, there is red in the wine, which is a bit more sinister and resembles blood, thus giving out a hint that the Martins are vampires.]]
* AWinnerIsYou: All you get for winning the game is Kelly congratulating you on your success. However, if you get a perfect game (all bad guys captured, all innocents saved), [[spoiler:you can trap her right afterward]].
* WomanInWhite: Megan wears a white crop top along with her white ribbon tiara; Cindy is in a white blouse; Ashley is in her white blouse/minidress combo, and Sarah wears a Victorian white dress with a pink sash around her waist (with white shoes to go along). Lisa later becomes one in her white nightdress while she's in the bathroom.
* WouldHurtAChild: In the 2017 edition, when the Augers corner teenaged boy Danny for the second and final time, they will ''not'' hesitate to capture him and drain him of blood if you don't do something.
* WowingCthulhu: [[spoiler:The girls think that Sarah wants them to have a party, so Megan turns on the radio, rocks out (and lip-synchs) to the theme tune, and manages to impress Sarah, unaware that she and her family are a family of vampires.]]
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: [[spoiler:During the Martins' {{Denouement}} with SCAT in the living room, when Victor and Sheila discuss about how the Augers are not yet vampires, SCAT member Collins becomes confused and says, "Vampires?! You've gotta be jivin' me!"]]
* YoureInsane: [[spoiler:When Tony tells Kelly that she leaves him no other choice but to kill her because she ignored his warnings not to investigate any further, Kelly says she doesn't understand, then tells you, "This is crazy!"; he talks back to her, saying that you wouldn't stand in his way, before turning toward you and taunting you with, "[[TemptingFate Would you?]]", then proceeds to kill her.]]
* YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive: [[spoiler:When Kelly threatens to shoot Tony for bullying Ashley in the bedroom, he teleports himself out of harm's way, then grabs her gun and says, "Did you really think that this stupid little type could protect you?!", {{foreshadowing}} the fact that vampires like the Martins are immune to bullets.]]
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