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[[caption-width-right:256:[[SchmuckBait Oh, hello, lady.]] [[TooDumbToLive Mind if you tell me what's with this house]] [[HellIsThatNoise --]] '''[[NightmareFuel AAAAAAAAAA]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUXaYxWynk8 HHHH!!!]]''']]

A 1986 AdventureGame by Creator/ICOMSimulations for AppleMacintosh, later ported to the {{NES}} among other systems. Known for its NightmareFuel involving TheManyDeathsOfYou.

The setting is a remote, sinister mansion, into which you and your sibling [[note]]a younger brother or older sister, depending on the port[[/note]] stumble after escaping the wreck of your car. Satanic rites have turned the home into a magnet for occult evil, and you'll need to exorcise the heart of that evil before it takes root in one or both of your minds.

[[StatingTheSimpleSolution Or you could just call a tow truck.]] What's that, your sibling went looking for a telephone and never came back? Well. [[NeverSplitTheParty Guess you're on your own, then.]]

!!This game provides examples of:

* [[AnimalsHateHim Animals Hate You]]: At the center of TheMaze, unlocking a cage releases a hawk, a snake, and a cat. You're then given a choice as to what to do with them. Three out of four of your options lead to getting the crap mauled out of you.
** Also the guard dogs outside the chapel.
* AngryGuardDog: Two of 'em, guarding the church. Very, very mean dogs.
* ApocalypticLog: Diaries relate Dracan's fall to TheDarkSide.
* ArtifactOfDeath: [[spoiler:The ruby.]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: There's a large, wicked looking battleaxe that you can pick up very early on. Too bad the only thing it's good for is killing YOURSELF (justified somewhat, as the house is full of ghosts). [[spoiler:You'll later use it to break open a particularly stubborn cookie jar. And the axe breaks in the process.]]
* BedsheetGhost: The narrator says that one "looks like the classic spectre".
* BottomlessPits: You need to [[spoiler: deposit the BigBad into one of these to be rid of him. And quickly, or he'll be the one to do the depositing]].
* {{Bowdlerise}}: As was then commonplace, Nintendo had a few things watered down for the NES conversion: crosses, pentagrams, and the number 666 were omitted, and a ghost that on other platforms carried its head in one hand wore an intact head on its shoulders. (A preview screenshot in ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' showed the original ghost.)
* {{Butterface}}: [[spoiler:The Scarlett O'Hara lookalike.]]
* ChekhovsGun: Subverted. There are ''three'' rifles hanging on the wall, but there's no key to open the gun rack.
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: A strange example: [[spoiler: You can defeat a single zombie by using the power of the pendant, but the pendant won't work on a whole horde of zombies. At the same time, you can't escape the lone zombies, yet you can escape the zombie hordes by simply ignoring them. [[GuideDangIt Of course, newer players wouldn't know to do this.]] ]]
* TheCorruption: A malignant force is gradually seeping into you and driving you insane, making the whole game a TimedMission. Except in the NES version, where this only happens if you [[spoiler:pick up the ruby.]]
* CreatorCameo: In the About box, the developers' heads rise from graves Whac-A-Mole style and "dance" to Beethoven's Fifth.
** A special acknowledgment is also written into an item description:
--> It looks like a still reproduced from F.W. Murnau's film, [[Film/{{Nosferatu}} "Nosferatu."]] There seems to be a familiar face in the background. On closer examination it appears to be Dave Feldman, whose wit and insight was a valuable asset in the creation of "Uninvited."
* CuteGhostGirl: Seems like this from the back...
* TheDayTheMusicLied: The pleasant tune while meeting the Scarlett O'Hara lookalike.
* DeadpanSnarker: The game itself. Especially regarding the giant spider and the coffin.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:What's become of your sibling by the time you reunite.]]
* DistressedDude / DamselInDistress: Your main reason for braving the hellhouse is to locate your sibling.
* DrowningPit: The bathroom quickly turns into one, if you're silly enough to leave the water running. [[spoiler:Though this turns out to be the only way to get into the final room.]]
* EveryCarIsAPinto: The very first thing you need to do in the game is get the hell out of your wrecked car. You have three turns or so, before it goes boom.
* ExploringTheEvilLair: The entire game.
* FaceRevealingTurn: [[spoiler:Scarlett O'Hara.]]
* FalseReassurance: "Thank you for coming back for me, my love. You will be mine forever..." [[spoiler:She's dead, and you will be too in a moment.]]
* ForbiddenFruit: The greenhouse contains the most literal example.
* GameOverMan: A skull.
* GenderFlip: The Kemco/Seika NES port changes your younger brother into an older sister. Since the port was originally Japanese, maybe they figured saving an older sister would appeal more to that market?
** Which, when combined with her [[BrotherSisterIncest flirtatious gestures]] upon being rescued, [[ValuesDissonance just raises more questions]] about the target audience...
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Unlike ''Shadowgate'', this game likes SHOWING you just what it is that's biting and gnawing and ripping your flesh off.
* GhostButler / PointOfNoReturn: The front door, of course, refuses to let you out once you're inside. So does another door, when you trigger the endgame. [[spoiler:There's still another self-sealing door upstairs, that proves a little more fatal if you're silly enough to use it.]]
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The red tomato-monster thing that [[spoiler: you need to uncage the hawk for]]. Even the narrative text gives up trying to make sense of the event.
* GiantSpider: Amusingly enough (and in perhaps the only example in the entire [=MacVenture=] series), the game warns you multiple times that leaping into the den of the resident Giant Spider will probably be a bad idea. Ignoring the warnings [[spoiler:leads to your being eaten, prefaced by the humorously patronizing message "Well, what do you know; it's a giant spider."]]
** Also, if you unlock the secret passageway in the laboratory and head north, [[spoiler:you encounter the same giant spider in the den that can only be stopped by Stillini.]]
* GuideDangIt: Three separate instances:
** How to deal with the ghost servant upstairs. [[spoiler:(You need to spray the railing with Spider Cider, take the anesthetized spider with you, and scare off the ghost by dropping it in front of him.)]]
** What the hell keeps killing you for no apparent reason. [[spoiler:(It's the ruby.)]] This issue only comes up in the NES version.
** At the very end, when the door slams behind you, how to reach your sibling in [[spoiler:the room above the bathroom. (Flood the bathtub, and keep "using" the light fixture until it comes free.)]]
* HauntedHouse
* HollywoodAcid: The servant ghost kills you by engulfing you into his "misty form", which covers you in a thick, sticky goo that turns out to be acid that not only hurts like hell, but turns you into a "lifeless lump of flesh".
* JacobMarleyApparel: The ghost servant appears like this if you turn on the light.
* TheManyDeathsOfYou
* TheMaze
* MoonLogicPuzzle
* NintendoHard
* NobodyPoops: Lampshaded.
--> This bathroom is cold and dark. There is no toilet. Whoever lived here really did have a mysterious way of doing things.
* OhCrap
* OldDarkHouse
* PressStartToGameOver: You start the game in a car that's about to explode.
* RedHerring: And HOW! Pretty much 80% of all the items you find throughout the mansion can be picked up, attempted to be interacted with, and are completely unnecessary to proceed in the game, though they'll clutter up your inventory (you can hold anything you find, but having to turn the notebook pages to find a specific item becomes tedious) and, if you aren't using a guide, you won't even know which ones to throw away once you find a place to do so.
** One of them [[spoiler:(the ruby)]] will kill you if you carry it with you for too long.
** Of the six spells you find in the game, you'll only ever need five, and each only in one occasion ([=DollDoll=] for the gypsy doll, Thundede for the dogs, O Sesame for the statue head, Telemaze for exiting the maze, and Stillini for the GiantSpider (optional); at least in the NES version).
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: "It stares at you malisciously."
* SchmuckBait: Two of them. [[spoiler:The prison cell at the top of the ladder, and the giant spider in the tunnel. A lesser known one is that you can crawl inside the coffin in the maze (often accidentally by going east) and die.]]
* SealedEvilInACan: Dracan is, fortunately, buried within several tons of ice. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, you need to get him out of there in order to actually kill him.]]
* ShoutOut: You can find the graves of both ''VideoGame/DejaVu'' protagonist Ace Harding and ''VideoGame/{{Shadowgate}}'' BigBad Talimar in the maze. The phonograph also plays a (horribly off-key) tune from ''Shadowgate''.
** When you open one of the doors on the first floor hallway, you encounter a SouthernBelle that is dressed like Scarlett O'Hara from ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''. [[spoiler:And when you pour the No Ghost onto the belle, she melts away and a message says, "You now feel like [[Film/TheWizardOfOz Dorothy]] [[AndYourLittleDogToo (and her little dog, too)]]" (in any version excluding the NES version).]]
** One to ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' when you meet the guard dogs: "Why did it have to be dogs?"
* SouthernBelle: Ha...hahahaha...
* SpiritualSuccessor: The Flash game ''[[http://www.aceteam.cl/retro/ Malstrum's Mansion]]'' is a DeliberatelyMonochrome pastiche of the Mac version.
* TrialAndErrorGameplay
* VerbedTitle
* VerbThis: [[spoiler:In the NES version:]]
-->[[spoiler:"Drink this!" you say, as you splash the water on the spirit!]]
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be Dogs?]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Dracan.
* {{Yandere}}: A possible explanation for the Southern Belle's actions.

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-> Your quest is over.[[note]]'''[[HellIsThatNoise I've got you...]]'''[[/note]]