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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Lavinia has green skin.


Based on "Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse" by Creator/HPLovecraft.

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Based on "Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse" ''Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse'' by Creator/HPLovecraft.


* HumanSacrifice: Peter is forced to commit sacrifice at the end of the bizarre InitiationCeremony that opens the movie.

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* HumanSacrifice: Peter is forced to commit human sacrifice at the end of the bizarre InitiationCeremony that opens the movie.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Just before [[spoiler:Morley]] perishes falling through the roof of the burning Craxted Lodge, and image of Lavinia Morley appears laughing above him. It vanishes as he falls, leaving the three characters who saw it wondering if it was real.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Just before [[spoiler:Morley]] perishes falling through the roof of the burning Craxted Lodge, and an image of Lavinia Morley appears laughing above him. It vanishes as he falls, leaving the three characters who saw it wondering if it was real.

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* SecretCircleOfSecrets: The film centres a witchcraft cult established by Lavinia Morley, a woman executed for witchcraft in the 17th Century, which still operates in the present day. The cult practices HumanSacrifice, but it is unclear what its actual goals are.


* TheVicar: Eve rouses the local vicar in the middle of the night to comb through parish records. The very pleasant vicar helps her do this and turns up the information she needs, breaking the mystery wide up. He later unknowingly saves the day by making a phone call to Professor Walsh.

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* TheVicar: Eve rouses the local vicar in the middle of the night to comb through parish records. The very pleasant vicar helps her do this and turns up the information she needs, breaking the mystery wide up.open. He later unknowingly saves the day by making a phone call to Professor Walsh.


* ClimbingClimax: [[spoiler:Morley]] climbs on to to the roof of the Lodge as the building burns. He is last seen screaming defiance at the heavens as an [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane image of Lavina appears above him]], before the roof gives in and he [[DisneyVillainDeath plunges into the burning building]].

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* ClimbingClimax: [[spoiler:Morley]] climbs on to to the roof of the Lodge as the building burns. He is last seen screaming defiance at the heavens as an [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane image of Lavina appears above him]], before the roof gives in and he [[DisneyVillainDeath plunges into the burning building]].



* SunglassesAtNight: Basil, Professor Walsh's sinister and silent chauffeur, never removes his sunglasses (save one brief moment when they are knocked off by Robert during a struggle. This includes while driving at night.

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* SunglassesAtNight: Basil, Professor Walsh's sinister and silent chauffeur, never removes his sunglasses (save one brief moment when they are knocked off by Robert during a struggle.struggle). This includes while driving at night.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Just before [[spoiler:Morley]] perishes falling through the roof of the burning Craxted Lodge, and image of Lavinia Morley appears laughing above him. It vanishes as he falls, leaving the three characters who saw it wondering if it was real.

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* ClimbingClimax: [[spoiler:Morley]] climbs on to to the roof of the Lodge as the building burns. He is last seen screaming defiance at the heavens as an [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane image of Lavina appears above him]], before the roof gives in and he [[DisneyVillainDeath plunges into the burning building]].


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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Morley]] perishes falling through the roof of the burning Craxted Lodge.


* TheSpeechless: Basil, Professor Walsh's sinister chauffer/manservant, is a mute. Robert discovers this when he attempts to choke answers out of him, only for Professor Walsh to inform him that Basil would not be capable of answering him even if he were not being strangled.

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* TheSpeechless: Basil, Professor Walsh's sinister chauffer/manservant, chauffeur/manservant, is a mute. Robert discovers this when he attempts to choke answers out of him, only for Professor Walsh to inform him that Basil would not be capable of answering him even if he were not being strangled.

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* SunglassesAtNight: Basil, Professor Walsh's sinister and silent chauffeur, never removes his sunglasses (save one brief moment when they are knocked off by Robert during a struggle. This includes while driving at night.

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* GodivaHair: The naked VirginSacrifice strapped to the altar has her modesty protected by her long blonde hair covering her breasts.


* SlaveBrand: After Peter completes his initiation (however unwillingly) into Lavinia's cult and signs his name in blood in her book, Lavinia has his branded to mark him as now belonging to her.

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* SlaveBrand: After Peter completes his initiation (however unwillingly) into Lavinia's cult and signs his name in blood in her book, Lavinia has his him branded to mark him as now belonging to her.


* CelebrityParadox: Robert is being shown around the lodge by Eve, and remarks that it feels like something out of a horror, and that he almost expects to run into Creator/BorisKarloff. Not long afterwards, he is introduced to Professor Walsh, who is played by Creator/BorisKarloff. Strangely, Robert makes no comment on the Professor's resemblance to the actor.

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* CelebrityParadox: Robert is being shown around the lodge by Eve, and remarks that it feels like something out of a horror, horror film, and that he almost expects to run into Creator/BorisKarloff. Not long afterwards, he is introduced to Professor Walsh, who is played by Creator/BorisKarloff. Strangely, Robert makes no comment on the Professor's resemblance to the actor.

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* BloodOath: Peter signs Lavinia's book in blood. According to Professor Walsh, this is a step there is no coming back from.


Based on "The Dreams in the Witch-House" by Creator/HPLovecraft.

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Based on "The Dreams in the Witch-House" "Literature/TheDreamsInTheWitchHouse" by Creator/HPLovecraft.

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