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* PragmaticVillainy: Diehl the gas-station owner is kept alive in order to dissuade others from coming into town via the only road......until Malachai decides [[StupidEvil there are no exceptions.]]

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* PragmaticVillainy: Diehl the gas-station owner is kept alive in order to dissuade others exchange for his fuel deliveries, and so he can help keep the towns secret by dissuading people from coming into town entering via the only road......until Malachai decides [[StupidEvil there are no exceptions.]]

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* AChildShallLeadThem: It's right there on the poster.


* DeathOfAChild: Joseph, who tries to escape Gatlin, is punished with death.



* InfantImmortality: Averted. Joseph, who tries to escape Gatlin, is punished with death.


* Catch-22Dilemma: You can't use Diehl's restroom if you don't buy Diehl's gas. Diehl has no gas to sell.

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* Catch-22Dilemma: Catch22Dilemma: You can't use Diehl's restroom if you don't buy Diehl's gas. Diehl has no gas to sell.

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** Sarah, and by proxy, Job, get to play games and music, because Sarah has "sight," which is very useful to Isaac.

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* AlienKudzu: Played with, since the corn is native and not alien, but corn seems to be growing into everything in the town, especially things related to adults, including Burt's car, rendering it undriveable. The corn in the fields also seems sentient, parting ways to direct people through it, usually to doom.
* ApocalypseAnarchy


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* Catch-22Dilemma: You can't use Diehl's restroom if you don't buy Diehl's gas. Diehl has no gas to sell.


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* CutPhoneLines: Literally in the house, as well as the diner. The payphone in the town hall is simply disconnected, apparently.


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* FunHatingConfiscatingAdult: Inverted in that it's actually coming from Isaac.


* PragmaticVillainy: Keeping the gas station owner is kept alive in order to dissuade others from coming into town via the only road......until Malachai decides [[StupidEvil their are no exceptions.]]

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* PragmaticVillainy: Keeping Diehl the gas station gas-station owner is kept alive in order to dissuade others from coming into town via the only road......until Malachai decides [[StupidEvil their there are no exceptions.]]


While driving through Nebraska, Burt (Peter Horton) and Vicky (Linda Hamilton) find themselves in Gatlin, a town in which the entire adult population has been killed by its children, who worship an entity known as He Who Walks Behind The Rows.

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While driving through Nebraska, Burt (Peter Horton) and Vicky (Linda Hamilton) (Creator/LindaHamilton) find themselves in Gatlin, a town in which the entire adult population has been killed by its children, who worship an entity known as He Who Walks Behind The Rows.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Keeping the gas station owner is kept alive in order to dissuade others from coming into town via the only road......until Malachai decides [[StupidEvil their are no exceptions.]]


* CutPhoneLines: Found out at 41:53


* ArcadeSounds: Malachi plays a 1981 solid state ''Medusa'' pinball, but it has electro-mechanical sounds dubbed over it.

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* ArcadeSounds: Malachi plays a 1981 solid state ''Medusa'' pinball, pinball in the diner right before the adults are killed, but it has electro-mechanical sounds dubbed over it.

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* BigBadDuumvirate: He Who Walks Behind the Rows and Isaac.


->'''Vicky:''' What do you want?
->'''Malachai:''' We want to give you peace.

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->'''Vicky:''' What do you want?
->'''Malachai:'''
want?\\
'''Malachai:'''
We want to give you peace.



* AdaptationalHeroism: Not necessarily a heroic example, but the film versions of Burt and Vicky (who are driving cross-country to Burt's new job) are a lot more sympathetic than their short story counterparts (who are driving to get marriage counseling and spend most of the story bickering).

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Not necessarily a heroic example, but the The film versions of Burt and Vicky (who are driving cross-country to Burt's new job) are a lot more sympathetic than their short story counterparts (who are driving to get marriage counseling and spend most of the story bickering).


* CulturePolice: Music and games are outlawed among the children.

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* CulturePolice: Music and games are outlawed among the children. One of the pictures Sarah draws shows kids burning things like [=TVs=], video game consoles, and boomboxes in a large bonfire.


* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The massacre of adults in Gatlin began when some of the customers at Hansen's diner started dying from their poisoned coffee.

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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The massacre of adults in Gatlin began begins when some of the customers at Hansen's diner started dying from their poisoned coffee.drink coffee laced with poison.

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