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Not to be confused with [[Film/DeadEnd1937 the 1937 crime film]] by Creator/WilliamWyler, or the Broadway play from which it was adapted.

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[[SimilarlyNamedWorks Not to be confused confused]] with [[Film/DeadEnd1937 the 1937 crime film]] by Creator/WilliamWyler, or the Broadway play from which it was adapted.
adapted. It is also distinct from the ''WebAnimation/DeadEnd'' web cartoon.


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* [[spoiler: TheStinger: While it's assured at first that Marion simply had a traumatic nightmare following the death of her family at the titular dead end, the ending shows the woman in white and the black car (with it's driver nonetheless) having some discussion and the drivers allows her to get into the car with him to take her home. It makes the ending a lot more MindScrew-like]].

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* [[spoiler: TheStinger: While it's assured at first that Marion simply had a traumatic nightmare following the death of her family at the titular dead end, the ending shows the woman in white Dr. Marcott and the black car (with it's driver nonetheless) having some discussion and the drivers allows her to get into the car with him to take her home. It makes the ending a lot more MindScrew-like]].


* EntertaininglyWrong: Richard thinks that all the watches stopping at 7:30 and the endless road means there is an Alien invasion which is not even remotely close to the truth.

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* EntertaininglyWrong: Richard thinks that all the watches stopping at 7:30 and the endless road means there is an Alien invasion some alien activity going on which is not even remotely close to the truth.

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* EntertaininglyWrong: Richard thinks that all the watches stopping at 7:30 and the endless road means there is an Alien invasion which is not even remotely close to the truth.


Not to be confused with the 1937 crime film by Creator/WilliamWyler, or the Broadway play from which it was adapted.

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Not to be confused with [[Film/DeadEnd1937 the 1937 crime film film]] by Creator/WilliamWyler, or the Broadway play from which it was adapted.


* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: The Driver of the black car doesn't come after Marion. Frank is self-righteous, stubborn, and apparently an alcoholic, and Laura had an affair that she claims resulted in Richard's (or Michael's) birth.]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: The Driver of the black car doesn't come after Marion. Frank is self-righteous, stubborn, and apparently an alcoholic, and Laura had an affair that she claims resulted in Richard's (or Michael's) birth.]]


* [[spoiler: PsychologicalTormentZone: And ''how''. All the characters are psychologically fucked with, especially Frank. While Marion herself isn't a bad person compared to her collapsing family, she ''still'' ends up traumatized from everything]].

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* [[spoiler: PsychologicalTormentZone: And ''how''. All the characters are psychologically fucked with, especially Frank. While Marion herself isn't a bad person compared to her collapsing family, she ''still'' ends up traumatized from everything]].]].


* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: The Driver of the black car doesn't come after Marion. She's the only one of the characters that isn't at least implied to have some kind of moral failing: Richard seems to be the only one who knows Brad is attracted to men and implies that he either was or is cheating on Marion, Richard's a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dick]], Frank is self-righteous, stubborn, and apparently an alcoholic, and Laura had an affair that she claims resulted in Richard's (or Michael's) birth.]]

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: The Driver of the black car doesn't come after Marion. She's the only one of the characters that isn't at least implied to have some kind of moral failing: Richard seems to be the only one who knows Brad is attracted to men and implies that he either was or is cheating on Marion, Richard's a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dick]], Frank is self-righteous, stubborn, and apparently an alcoholic, and Laura had an affair that she claims resulted in Richard's (or Michael's) birth.]]



* SortingAlgorithmOfMortality: The film's concept seems to be this. [[spoiler: In the end, Marion survived the ordeal due to the fact she was the only one in the car that was ''at least'' stable and has some grounds of morals, compared to her implied gay boyfriend (who maybe was cheating on her), her dick brother, her egotistical father, and her mother's own affair]].

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* SortingAlgorithmOfMortality: The film's concept seems to be this. [[spoiler: In the end, Marion survived the ordeal due to the fact she was the only one in the car that was ''at least'' stable and has some grounds of morals, compared to her implied gay boyfriend (who maybe was cheating on her), her dick brother, her egotistical father, and her mother's own affair]].a pregnant woman]].


Not to be confused with the 1937 crime film by William Wyler, or the Broadway play from which it was adapted.

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Not to be confused with the 1937 crime film by William Wyler, Creator/WilliamWyler, or the Broadway play from which it was adapted.

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Not to be confused with the 1937 crime film by William Wyler, or the Broadway play from which it was adapted.


2003 horror movie directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa.

Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

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A 2003 French horror movie directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea and Fabrice Canepa.

Christmas Eve. On his way to visit his in-laws with his family, family on Christmas Eve, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.


* [[spoiler: TheStringer: While it's assured at first that Marion simply had a traumatic nightmare following the death of her family at the titular dead end, the ending shows the woman in white and the black car (with it's driver nonetheless) having some discussion and the drivers allows her to get into the car with him to take her home. It makes the ending a lot more MindScrew-like]].

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* [[spoiler: TheStringer: TheStinger: While it's assured at first that Marion simply had a traumatic nightmare following the death of her family at the titular dead end, the ending shows the woman in white and the black car (with it's driver nonetheless) having some discussion and the drivers allows her to get into the car with him to take her home. It makes the ending a lot more MindScrew-like]].

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* [[spoiler: TheStringer: While it's assured at first that Marion simply had a traumatic nightmare following the death of her family at the titular dead end, the ending shows the woman in white and the black car (with it's driver nonetheless) having some discussion and the drivers allows her to get into the car with him to take her home. It makes the ending a lot more MindScrew-like]].


%%* OffscreenTeleportation
%%* OrWasItADream
%%* PsychologicalTormentZone

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%%* OffscreenTeleportation
%%* OrWasItADream
%%* PsychologicalTormentZone
* OffscreenTeleportation: [[spoiler: The black car and the lady in white]].
* OrWasItADream: The films leaves us wondering if [[spoiler: Marion was dreaming the whole thing, or if she truly witnessed the downfall of her family]].
* [[spoiler: PsychologicalTormentZone: And ''how''. All the characters are psychologically fucked with, especially Frank. While Marion herself isn't a bad person compared to her collapsing family, she ''still'' ends up traumatized from everything]].



%%* SortingAlgorithmOfMortality

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%%* SortingAlgorithmOfMortality* SortingAlgorithmOfMortality: The film's concept seems to be this. [[spoiler: In the end, Marion survived the ordeal due to the fact she was the only one in the car that was ''at least'' stable and has some grounds of morals, compared to her implied gay boyfriend (who maybe was cheating on her), her dick brother, her egotistical father, and her mother's own affair]].



%%* StayOnThePath

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%%* StayOnThePath* StayOnThePath: Richard did ''not'' follow this. And later on when [[spoiler: Frank and Marion try this, they ''end up back at the dead end'']].



%%* YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb

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%%* YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb
* [[spoiler: WhamLine: "He's not here for you."]]
* YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb: Averted with Marion, subverted with Richard.

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