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* MasterOfUnlocking: Mark has an almost preternatural talent with locks, and is able to replicate two keycodes from having overheard them being typed in while he was asleep.



* TheRainMan: Mark has an almost preternatural talent with locks, and is able to replicate two keycodes from having overheard them being typed in while he was asleep.

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* BathroomBrawl: The Sacred Coin of Judas gets flushed down an automatic toilet and this leads to Torch trying to kill Kenny. The entire bathroom nearly gets destroyed in the ensuing brawl.

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* KungShui: The bathroom fight between Torch and Kenny absolutely destroys said room.


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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Kenny and Mark's mother died in a house fire. Shortly thereafter, Kenny went onto the streets and started dealing drugs, and Mark was sent to a group home. [[spoiler:Both believe themselves to blame. Kenny was playing with flammable material, which started the fire. Mark locked the house door behind him as he left, trapping their mother]].

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Kenny and Mark's mother died in a house fire. Shortly thereafter, Kenny went onto the streets and started dealing drugs, and Mark was sent to a group home. [[spoiler:Both believe themselves to blame. Kenny was playing with flammable material, airplane glue, which started the fire. Mark locked the house door behind him as he left, trapping their mother]]. According to the Director Commentary, the title of the film is about the "death grip" that the brothers keep on their guilt.



* TheGhost: Torch seeks to overthrow Mushatiq, his superior in the Knights of Judas and keeps asking people in the film about him. He's also convinced that Kenny must be Mushatiq.

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* TheGhost: Torch seeks to overthrow Mushatiq, his superior in the Knights of Judas and keeps asking people in the film about him. He's also convinced that Kenny must be Mushatiq. WordOfGod in the commentary is that Mushatiq does show up in the film, but that they want the audience to decide who he was (although they also say that they're glad to tell anyone who asks them via email).


* AmbiguousDisorder: Mark is socially stunted, doesn't make eye contact very often, is occasionally obsessed with order such as where he replaces ''hors d'oeuvres'' as they're being consumed, and is fixated on locking doors behind him.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Mark is socially stunted, doesn't make eye contact very often, is occasionally obsessed with order such as where he replaces ''hors d'oeuvres'' as they're being consumed, and is fixated on locking doors behind him. In the Director's Commentary, they specifically state that it was supposed to be some degree of autism.


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* TheGhost: Torch seeks to overthrow Mushatiq, his superior in the Knights of Judas and keeps asking people in the film about him. He's also convinced that Kenny must be Mushatiq.


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* MadeOfIron: Kenny is beaten, cut, shot, stabbed, and kicked through walls and yet he just keeps on going.
* MookChivalry: Played With. The Knights aren't afraid to attack ''en masse'', and initially Kenny fares badly until, as discussed in the commentary, he keeps isolating one guy and waling on him while ignoring the others. Soon, no one wants to the one attacking because if they're that one guy, they won't fare so well, and so they flee.

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* VirginSacrifice: The Knights of Judas believe one is needed for their ritual to work. [[spoiler:After the first sacrifice dies without the ritual being completed properly, they grab Mark for a second try]].


* ReligionOfEvil: The Knights of Judas practice human sacrifices involving virgins and have generic pagan imagery around their hideout, primarily a hand holding a dagger. According to the Director's Commentary

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* ReligionOfEvil: The Knights of Judas practice human sacrifices involving virgins and have generic pagan imagery around their hideout, primarily a hand holding a dagger. dagger, sometimes flanked by wings. According to the Director's CommentaryCommentary, the cult believes that all power is secured through betrayal.


* BarehandedBladeBlock: Initially, Kenny halts the virgin sacrifice by grabbing the blade bare-handed. Unfortunately, eventually the cult leader pulls hard enough to wrench it free, cutting Kenny's hand and the victim's throat.



* ReligionOfEvil: The satanic cult pursuing the coin practices human sacrifice and have generic pagan imagery around their hideout.

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* ReligionOfEvil: The satanic cult pursuing the coin practices Knights of Judas practice human sacrifice sacrifices involving virgins and have generic pagan imagery around their hideout.hideout, primarily a hand holding a dagger. According to the Director's Commentary
* SlashedThroat: This is how the sacrificial victim is killed. Realistically, there is a lot of blood involved and it takes a while for her to die.


* ChainOfDeals: Mark managed a cycle like this in the group home, involving soap, pills, and money. It worked until [[spoiler:one of the people died because they weren't taking their pills]].

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* ChainOfDeals: Mark managed a cycle like this in the group home, involving soap, pills, and money.jello. It worked until [[spoiler:one of the people died because they weren't taking their pills]].


''Death Grip'' is a 2012 film by Creator/EricJacobus starring members of The Stunt People and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. Kenny (Jacobus) is a former drug dealer, now working as a caterer. At the start of the film, he is checking his brother Mark out of a group home, after fifteen years of separation, possibly linked to the death of their mother in a house fire, for which both sibling blames themselves. When called in for emergency catering at a museum event, Kenny is forced to bring Mark along. The two brothers are present at the museum when a satanic cult arrives to steal one of the exhibits, one of the thirty pieces of silver given to Judas in the Gospel. When the cult kidnaps Mark, Kenny is forced to descend into the depths of their compound to rescue his brother.

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''Death Grip'' is a 2012 film by Creator/EricJacobus starring members of The Stunt People and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. Kenny (Jacobus) is a former drug dealer, now working as a caterer. At the start of the film, he is checking his brother Mark out of a group home, after fifteen years of separation, possibly linked to the death of their mother in a house fire, for which both sibling blames themselves. When called in for emergency catering at a museum event, Kenny is forced to bring Mark along. The two brothers are present at the museum when a satanic cult cult, the Knights of Judas, arrives to steal one of the exhibits, one of the thirty pieces of silver given to Judas in the Gospel. When the cult kidnaps Mark, Kenny is forced to descend into the depths of their compound to rescue his brother.



* KnifeNut: One of the cult members is obsessed with playing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knife_game Five Finger Fillet]], generally with someone else's hand. He later employs the knives against Kenny.

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* KnifeNut: One of the cult members members, Dominic, is obsessed with playing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knife_game Five Finger Fillet]], generally with someone else's hand. He later employs the knives against Kenny.


* ImagineSpot: Kenny is prone to these, visualizing a fight in his head, inevitably making it much more cinematic and complicated than it turns out to be.

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* ImagineSpot: DaydreamSurprise: Kenny is prone to these, visualizing a fight in his head, inevitably making it much more cinematic and complicated than it turns out to be.

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''Death Grip'' is a 2012 film by Creator/EricJacobus starring members of The Stunt People and Creator/JohnnyYongBosch. Kenny (Jacobus) is a former drug dealer, now working as a caterer. At the start of the film, he is checking his brother Mark out of a group home, after fifteen years of separation, possibly linked to the death of their mother in a house fire, for which both sibling blames themselves. When called in for emergency catering at a museum event, Kenny is forced to bring Mark along. The two brothers are present at the museum when a satanic cult arrives to steal one of the exhibits, one of the thirty pieces of silver given to Judas in the Gospel. When the cult kidnaps Mark, Kenny is forced to descend into the depths of their compound to rescue his brother.

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!!This film exhibits the following tropes:
* AmbiguousDisorder: Mark is socially stunted, doesn't make eye contact very often, is occasionally obsessed with order such as where he replaces ''hors d'oeuvres'' as they're being consumed, and is fixated on locking doors behind him.
* ChainOfDeals: Mark managed a cycle like this in the group home, involving soap, pills, and money. It worked until [[spoiler:one of the people died because they weren't taking their pills]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Kenny and Mark's mother died in a house fire. Shortly thereafter, Kenny went onto the streets and started dealing drugs, and Mark was sent to a group home. [[spoiler:Both believe themselves to blame. Kenny was playing with flammable material, which started the fire. Mark locked the house door behind him as he left, trapping their mother]].
* ImagineSpot: Kenny is prone to these, visualizing a fight in his head, inevitably making it much more cinematic and complicated than it turns out to be.
* KnifeNut: One of the cult members is obsessed with playing [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knife_game Five Finger Fillet]], generally with someone else's hand. He later employs the knives against Kenny.
* PublicDomainArtifact: One of Judas's thirty pieces of silver
* TheRainMan: Mark has an almost preternatural talent with locks, and is able to replicate two keycodes from having overheard them being typed in while he was asleep.
* ReligionOfEvil: The satanic cult pursuing the coin practices human sacrifice and have generic pagan imagery around their hideout.
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