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* TitleDrop: It doesn't show up until halfway through the film, but [[spoiler:Aubrey eventually realizes that the scenes include anamorphs, images created by viewing a work at a specific angle]]. Later, his partner realizes that [[spoiler:the crime scene photos morph into each other when viewed through a curved reflective surface]].

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* TitleDrop: It doesn't show up until halfway through the film, but [[spoiler:Aubrey eventually realizes that the scenes include anamorphs, images created by viewing a work at a specific angle]]. Later, his partner realizes that [[spoiler:the crime scene photos morph into each other when viewed through a curved reflective surface]].surface]].
* TranquilFury: Sandy, who had been friendly and supportive of Stan through most of the film - however, when he says he knew Uncle Eddie was on the docks the night Crystal was killed, and that he blamed himself for not warning her, Sandy's temperment goes to instant disdain. Not because he didn't warn her that night, but because he had never even ''thought'' to warn her, and he was always so wrapped up with Crystal that apparently concern for Sandy's safety never once registered with him. [[spoiler:this realization is what leads to her relapse, and ultimately her death]].


''Anamorph'' is a 2007 PsychologicalThriller starring Creator/WillemDafoe and featuring cameos from Creator/MickFoley and [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]]. Stan Aubrey (Dafoe) is a retired detective who previously solved the Uncle Eddie murders, a series of murders involving victims being arranged in artistic positions with "Dead" written by their bodies. Aubrey tracked down the suspect and shot him, mistaking a held remote for a gun. Five years later, a similar set of artistic murders are committed and Aubrey is brought back in to determine if it's a copycat killer.

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''Anamorph'' is a 2007 PsychologicalThriller starring Creator/WillemDafoe and featuring cameos from Creator/MickFoley Wrestling/MickFoley and [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]]. Stan Aubrey (Dafoe) is a retired detective who previously solved the Uncle Eddie murders, a series of murders involving victims being arranged in artistic positions with "Dead" written by their bodies. Aubrey tracked down the suspect and shot him, mistaking a held remote for a gun. Five years later, a similar set of artistic murders are committed and Aubrey is brought back in to determine if it's a copycat killer.


* TheAlcoholic: Aubrey drinks heavily throughout the family, spiking every cup of coffee with alcohol.

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* TheAlcoholic: Aubrey drinks heavily throughout the family, film, spiking every cup of coffee with alcohol.

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[[caption-width-right:220:Madness. Mayhem. Mutilation. The masterwork of a serial killer]]
''Anamorph'' is a 2007 PsychologicalThriller starring Creator/WillemDafoe and featuring cameos from Creator/MickFoley and [[Music/{{Blondie}} Debbie Harry]]. Stan Aubrey (Dafoe) is a retired detective who previously solved the Uncle Eddie murders, a series of murders involving victims being arranged in artistic positions with "Dead" written by their bodies. Aubrey tracked down the suspect and shot him, mistaking a held remote for a gun. Five years later, a similar set of artistic murders are committed and Aubrey is brought back in to determine if it's a copycat killer.

!This movie exhibits the following tropes:
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* TheAlcoholic: Aubrey drinks heavily throughout the family, spiking every cup of coffee with alcohol.
* CallingCard: In the Uncle Eddie murders, every victim is labeled "Dead". The copycat murders lack this element [[spoiler:until the penultimate death]].
* ContrivedCoincidence: Detective Carl happens to have the exact size of coffee mug to [[spoiler:produce the sequential anamorphs in the scenes]] and places the mug [[spoiler:at just the right points to reveal them in time to realize where Aubrey is being lured to]].
* CriminalMindGames: [[spoiler:Uncle Eddie]] has been revealing clues to the next murder in each scene. He's also been including tools and techniques from early Renaissance perspective studies to hint Aubrey toward recognizing the anamorphs.
* DefectiveDetective: Aubrey maintains a practical sterile home, precisely organized, every piece of furniture in the place he wants it. He also resists allowing anyone in his life except for Sandy, who was the roommate of the last victim of the Uncle Eddie murders.
* SignificantAnagram:
** Gerri Harden == Red Herring
** A Poison Harms == Anamorphosis
* SuperOCD: Aubrey has to have things arranged in certain ways. It aids his detective work because he is obsessed with details and patterns, seeing exactly how everything fits together. It's implied that his compulsions are partly to ward off his memories of Uncle Eddie case.
* TitleDrop: It doesn't show up until halfway through the film, but [[spoiler:Aubrey eventually realizes that the scenes include anamorphs, images created by viewing a work at a specific angle]]. Later, his partner realizes that [[spoiler:the crime scene photos morph into each other when viewed through a curved reflective surface]].

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