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* SurrealHorror: The movie itself, and possibly ''The Equestrian Vortex'' as well, which includes such locations as "the secret equestrian library" and "the poultry tunnel." Mostly it just comes across as a cross between Argento's ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' and Bava's ''Film/BlackSunday''.

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* SurrealHorror: The movie itself, and possibly ''The Equestrian Vortex'' as well, which includes such locations as "the secret equestrian library" and "the poultry tunnel." Mostly it just comes across as a cross between Argento's ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' ''Film/Suspiria1977'' and Bava's ''Film/BlackSunday''.


* ShowWithinAShow: ''The Equestrian Vortex'', the film Gilderoy is working on.

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* ShowWithinAShow: ShowWithinAShow:
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''The Equestrian Vortex'', the film Gilderoy is working on.

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* HellIsThatNoise: Uniquely, Gilderoy's job is all about ''creating'' these, and the movie doesn't skimp on the nasty sound effects.


* ShoutOut: As well as the plot sounding like DavidLynch would come up with, we're repeatedly shown a flashing red sign saying "[[MulhollandDrive Silenzio]]".

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* ShoutOut: As well as the plot sounding like DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch would come up with, we're repeatedly shown a flashing red sign saying "[[MulhollandDrive "[[Film/MulhollandDrive Silenzio]]".



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* TheSeventies: The setting. If anything, this film is even more drenched in the period than Toby Jones' other recent outing in ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy''

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* TheSeventies: The setting. If anything, this film is even more drenched in the period than Toby Jones' Creator/TobyJones' other recent outing in ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy''


* HellIsThatNoise: Arguably where most of the horror comes from.

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** One of Gilderoy's previous works, a gentle nature documentary about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_Hill,_Surrey Box Hill]], is also shown.

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* SciFiGhetto: Horror variant, in-universe. Santini insists that ''The Equestrian Vortex'' "is not a horror film. It is a ''Santini'' film. Please do not call my film 'horror' again."

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* GrossUpCloseUp: Lots of close-up shots of rotting vegetables.

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* ArcWords: ''Silenzio''.


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* {{Giallo}}: The ShowWithinAShow, though the movie itself also has many characteristics of the genre (the strange lighting, the black-gloved HandOfDeath and Gilderoy being a Brit in a cast of Italians.
* HellIsThatNoise: Arguably where most of the horror comes from.


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* SurrealHorror: The movie itself, and possibly ''The Equestrian Vortex'' as well, which includes such locations as "the secret equestrian library" and "the poultry tunnel." Mostly it just comes across as a cross between Argento's ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' and Bava's ''Film/BlackSunday''.


* XMeetsY: It's ''TheConversation'' meets ''MulhollandDrive''.



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* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Timid Gilderoy is Melancholic
** Dyspeptic Francesco is Choleric
** Santini is Sanguine
** Veronica is Phlegmatic


* ItsNotPornItsArt: Santini takes this view of bringing [[Gorn his vision]] of "the truth" to life.

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* ItsNotPornItsArt: Santini takes this view of bringing [[Gorn [[{{Gorn}} his vision]] vision of "the truth" to life.life]].


* ItsNotPornItsArt: Santini takes this view of bringing [[Gorn his vision of "the truth" to life]].

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* ItsNotPornItsArt: Santini takes this view of bringing [[Gorn his vision vision]] of "the truth" to life]].life.


* ItsNotPornItsArt: Santini takes this view of bringing his vision of "the truth" to life.

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* ItsNotPornItsArt: Santini takes this view of bringing [[Gorn his vision of "the truth" to life.life]].


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* ThoseTwoGuys: Massimo and Massimo, two sound technicians who are incredibly adept at chopping up vegetables. One of the Massimo's bears more than a passing resemblance to Creator/LucioFulci

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