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!!This short contains examples of:
* ArtShift: Includes effects to suggest an old movie.
* AssholeVictim: Foster Brenner, as it would suggest.
* BeautyMark: Aimee Brenner
* BlondesAreEvil: [[spoiler:Aimee paid off a couple of people to kill her own father.]]
* DaChief: The Police Captain
* DeadAllAlong
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: [[spoiler: The Spectre traps Aimee in a tornado of 100 dollar bills and makes them both completely rigid and razor sharp. She quickly dies in a bloody mess.]]
* DisposableLoveInterest: [[spoiler: She is guilty.]]
* GenreThrowback: To 60s/70s style horror like ''RosemarysBaby'' and ''Film/TheExorcist'' ''and'' detective/crime movies like ''DirtyHarry''.
* GoodIsNotNice: [[spoiler:Does he have to kill them?]]
* {{Greed}}: Why else does Aimee do what she does?
* HollywoodCalifornia: The setting
* PaperMaster: Temporarily, as seen under DeathOfAThousandCuts
* PayEvilUntoEvil
* TheSeventies: Where the short takes place.
* ShootingSuperman: [[spoiler: Aimee]] fires several shots into Jim and they go straight through him. Then [[spoiler:she]] throws the gun at him and it goes through him as well.
* ShoutOut: Some of the puppets resemble ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'' and [[Film/TheExorcist the possessed girl]].
** [[spoiler: The first target,a special effects artist, is killed by a giant King Kong puppet.]]
** NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He also bares a striking resemblance to Creator/TomSavini.
* SkunkStripe: Jim Corrigan
* VehicularAssault: The Spectre possesses a target's car and [[spoiler: drops it nose down on him.]]
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