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** Supposedly, the title was just supposed to be ''Dementia'' and the "13" was added when the creators discovered the existence of another recent film by that name. Depending on who you ask, they went with the number 13 because that was the age at which the killer committed his first murder, or because Roger Corman just thought it was [[ThirteenIsUnlucky a "scary-sounding number."]]


* AccidentalMurder: How Billy killed Kathleen.

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* AccidentalMurder: How Billy [[spoiler:Billy]] killed Kathleen.



* AxeCrazy: Billy, and his weapon of choice was ''actually'' an axe.
* AlasPoorVillain: Billy's death is probably the saddest scene in the movie.
* AssholeVictim: Louise had it coming.

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* AxeCrazy: Billy, [[spoiler:Billy,]] and his their weapon of choice was ''actually'' an axe.
* AlasPoorVillain: Billy's [[spoiler:Billy's]] death is probably the saddest scene in the movie.
* AssholeVictim: Louise [[spoiler:Louise]] had it coming.



* DecoyProtagonist: Louise plays the Janet Leigh part in this one, getting brutally murdered less than halfway through the film.

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* DecoyProtagonist: Louise [[spoiler:Louise]] plays the Janet Leigh part in this one, getting brutally murdered less than halfway through the film.



* KarmicDeath: Louise pretty much deserved that ax.

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* KarmicDeath: Louise [[spoiler:Louise]] pretty much deserved that ax.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Billy.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Billy.[[spoiler:Billy.]]


''Dementia 13'' is the first feature film [[note]]He directed a couple [[BleachedUnderpants softcore porn films]] before this[[/note]] directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola. It was produced by Creator/RogerCorman.

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''Dementia 13'' is a 1963 horror film, notable as the first feature film [[note]]He film[[note]]He directed a couple [[BleachedUnderpants softcore porn films]] before this[[/note]] directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola. It was produced by Creator/RogerCorman.


* FollowTheLeader: ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.



* HazardousWater: So, um, why doesn't Louise swim away after the axe comes out?



* PlotHole: So, um, why doesn't Louise swim away after the axe comes out?


''Dementia 13'' is the first movie directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola. It was produced by Creator/RogerCorman.

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''Dementia 13'' is the first movie feature film [[note]]He directed a couple [[BleachedUnderpants softcore porn films]] before this[[/note]] directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola. It was produced by Creator/RogerCorman.


Louise Haloran is a pretty, greedy young lady who, when her husband John dies of a heart attack, does not hesitate in hiding his body and pretend he went away on a business trip in order not to lose the inheritance.

So she travels to Ireland to meet her husband's mother and two brothers and finds out a strange family, still haunted by the tragic death of the youngest child, sister Kathleen, when she was just a child.

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Louise Haloran (Luana Anders) is a pretty, greedy young lady who, when her husband John (Peter Read) dies of a heart attack, does not hesitate in hiding his body and pretend pretending he went away on a business trip in order not to lose the inheritance.

So she travels to Ireland UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} to meet her husband's mother mother, Lady Haloran (Ethne Dunn), and his two brothers brothers, Richard (William Campbell) and Billy (Bart Patton). She finds out a strange family, still haunted by the tragic death of the youngest child, sister Kathleen, when she was just a child.
little girl.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Billy.

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Billy.Billy.
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* GoldDigger: Louise, who wants that family money, and is willing to chuck her husband's body in the lake and presume he's still alive in order to get it.

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* GoldDigger: Louise, who wants that family money, and is willing to chuck her husband's body in the lake and presume pretend he's still alive in order to get it.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The scene where Billy idly toys with the hatchet, as well as the CymbalBangingMoney chopping away with an axe.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The scene where Billy idly toys with the hatchet, as well as the CymbalBangingMoney CymbalBangingMonkey chopping away with an axe.


* AssholeVictim: I don't think anyone wishes Louise wasn't killed.

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* AssholeVictim: I don't think anyone wishes Louise wasn't killed.had it coming.


Louise Haloran is a pretty, greedy young lady who, when her husband John dies of a heart attack, does not hesitate in hiding his body and pretending he went away on a business trip in order not to lose the inheritance.

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Louise Haloran is a pretty, greedy young lady who, when her husband John dies of a heart attack, does not hesitate in hiding his body and pretending pretend he went away on a business trip in order not to lose the inheritance.


* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Billy]].

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Billy]].Billy.


''Dementia13'' is the very first movie directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola.

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''Dementia13'' ''Dementia 13'' is the very first movie directed by Creator/FrancisFordCoppola.
Creator/FrancisFordCoppola. It was produced by Creator/RogerCorman.



So she travels to Ireland to meet her mother and brothers in law and finds out a strange family, still haunted by the tragic death of the youngest child, sister Kathleen, when she was just a child.

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So she travels to Ireland to meet her husband's mother and two brothers in law and finds out a strange family, still haunted by the tragic death of the youngest child, sister Kathleen, when she was just a child.



* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: How Billy killed Kathleen]].
* AnAxeToGrind: As [[spoiler: Louise]] found out firsthand.
* AxeCrazy: [[spoiler: Billy]], and his weapon of choice was ''actually'' an axe.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Billy's]] death is probably the saddest scene in the movie.
* AssholeVictim: I don't think anyone wishes [[spoiler: Louise]] wasn't killed.
* DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Louise]].

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* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: How Billy killed Kathleen]].
Kathleen.
* AnAxeToGrind: As [[spoiler: Louise]] Louise found out firsthand.
* AxeCrazy: [[spoiler: Billy]], Billy, and his weapon of choice was ''actually'' an axe.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: Billy's]] Billy's death is probably the saddest scene in the movie.
* AssholeVictim: I don't think anyone wishes [[spoiler: Louise]] Louise wasn't killed.
* CymbalBangingMonkey: How to make the monkey even creepier? Have him wielding an axe instead of banging cymbals.
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DecoyProtagonist: [[spoiler: Louise]].Louise plays the Janet Leigh part in this one, getting brutally murdered less than halfway through the film.



* FollowTheLeader: ''{{Psycho}}''.
* GoldDigger: Louise.
* {{Jerkass}}: Louise.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Louise]].

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* FollowTheLeader: ''{{Psycho}}''.
''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The scene where Billy idly toys with the hatchet, as well as the CymbalBangingMoney chopping away with an axe.
* {{Gaslighting}}: Louise starts trying to convince Lady Haloran that her daughter's ghost is communicating to them, presumably in order to get Lady Haloran to change her will.
* GoldDigger: Louise.
Louise, who wants that family money, and is willing to chuck her husband's body in the lake and presume he's still alive in order to get it.
* {{Jerkass}}: Louise.
Louise, who is greedy and likes to manipulate old ladies.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Louise]].Louise pretty much deserved that ax.
* NonIndicativeName: ''Dementia 13''. The 13 is completely random, and whatever mental illnesses we're dealing with here, dementia isn't one of them.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The original poster for the movie reveals [[spoiler: Louise]] dies.
* WholePlotReference: Pretty much a blatant ripoff of ''Psycho'', but directed with a visual flair indicating Coppola as an up-and-comer.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The original poster for the movie reveals [[spoiler: Louise]] dies.
* WholePlotReference: Pretty much a blatant ripoff of ''Psycho'', but directed with a visual flair indicating Coppola as an up-and-comer. Corman in fact specifically asked Coppola to make a ''Psycho'' knockoff.


''Dementia13'' is the very first movie directed by FrancisFordCoppola.

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''Dementia13'' is the very first movie directed by FrancisFordCoppola.
Creator/FrancisFordCoppola.


* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The original poster for the movie reveals [[spoiler: Louise]] dies.


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* PlotHole: So, um, why doesn't Louise swim away after the axe comes out?


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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The original poster for the movie reveals [[spoiler: Louise]] dies.
* WholePlotReference: Pretty much a blatant ripoff of ''Psycho'', but directed with a visual flair indicating Coppola as an up-and-comer.

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