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* NotWorthKilling: Christine was considering to pass the cursed button onto her weasel of a co-worker Stu Rubin, but after seeing him as a DirtyCoward groveling and begging to her, Christine felt he wasn't worth it.


* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Literature/{{Thinner}}'', [[WholePlotReference which also involves]] an upper class protagonist in a RaceAgainstTime to remove a gypsy curse from them before their time is up.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Literature/{{Thinner}}'', [[WholePlotReference which also involves]] an upper class protagonist in a RaceAgainstTime to remove a gypsy curse from them before their time is up. Interestingly enough, the music composer for ''Thinner'' Daniel Licht was a protege of Christopher Young, the music composer for this film.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Literature/{{Thinner}}'', [[WholePlotReference which also involves]] an upper class protagonist in a RaceAgainstTime to remove a gypsy curse from them before their time is up.


* DeathOfAChild: The prologue features a 10 year-old or so boy being [[AndIMustScream doomed to burn in Hell for all eternity]].



* InfantImmortality: Averted in the prologue, which features a 10 year-old or so boy being [[AndIMustScream doomed to burn in Hell for all eternity]].


* CatScare: While Clay drives Christine home, Mrs. Ganush apparently attacks the car on the driver's side . . . except it isn't Mrs. Ganush, but an old man cursing her with spite reminiscent of the old lady . . . [[OhCrap wait a second]], [[ParanoiaFuel where's the envelope]]? [[spoiler: This CatScare allows Christine to make her fatal mistake.]]

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* CatScare: While Clay drives Christine home, Mrs. Ganush apparently attacks the car on the driver's side . . .side... except it isn't Mrs. Ganush, but an old man cursing her with spite reminiscent of the old lady . . .lady... [[OhCrap wait a second]], [[ParanoiaFuel where's the envelope]]? [[spoiler: This CatScare allows Christine to make her fatal mistake.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Despite all attempts to cancel out the curse and save herself from eternal damnation, Christine ends up being pulled down into the burning flames of Hell all the same.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Despite [[spoiler:Despite all attempts to cancel out the curse and save herself from eternal damnation, Christine ends up being pulled down into the burning flames of Hell all the same.]]


-->-- Sylvia Ganush

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-->-- Sylvia Ganush
'''Sylvia Ganush'''



* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: For an old woman, Sylvia Ganush, the gypsy who sets the Lamia's curse on Christine, puts up a formidable fight[[spoiler: and wins]].

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* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: For an old woman, Sylvia Ganush, the gypsy who sets the Lamia's curse on Christine, puts up a formidable fight[[spoiler: and fight [[spoiler:and wins]].



* [[CreepyChangingPainting Creepy Changing Corpse]]: Christine sees the corpse of Mrs. Ganush staring straight ahead, directly at her; after she talks to Mrs. Ganush's granddaughter while standing to the side of the coffin, she looks at the corpse again to see its eyes looking at her sideways; again, when she digs it up from its grave, its eyes are looking upwards, at her.

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* [[CreepyChangingPainting Creepy Changing Corpse]]: CreepyChangingPainting: Christine sees the corpse of Mrs. Ganush staring straight ahead, directly at her; after she talks to Mrs. Ganush's granddaughter while standing to the side of the coffin, she looks at the corpse again to see its eyes looking at her sideways; again, when she digs it up from its grave, its eyes are looking upwards, at her.



* FireAndBrimstoneHell: According to [[spoiler: the ending and]] Rham Jas' book, this is what Hell looks like [[spoiler:, and Christine ends up being dragged there. Her skin starts to melt off as a result.]]

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* FireAndBrimstoneHell: According to [[spoiler: the ending and]] Rham Jas' book, this is what Hell looks like [[spoiler:, like[[spoiler:, and Christine ends up being dragged there. Her skin starts to melt off as a result.]]



* MeaningfulName: Christine means "[[TakeThatAudience Follower of Christ]]"; Brown is the colour of her first jacket, from which the cuff button was taken and whose possessor was cursed with [[FireAndBrimstoneHell eternal damnation]].

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* MeaningfulName: Christine means "[[TakeThatAudience Follower of Christ]]"; Brown brown is the colour of her first jacket, from which the cuff button was taken and whose possessor was cursed with [[FireAndBrimstoneHell eternal damnation]].



* {{Yank The Dogs Chain}}: Christine actually gets two of these in the film. The first is after the ritual where it seems they successfully got the Lamia off her back. [[spoiler: Only to be told they just ''banished'' it away for the moment and the curse is still in effect. If that wasn't bad enough, the only one who could stop it just died using up all her energy]]. So she's given the button in an envelope and told to give it away to another poor sap to save herself. After a few considerations [[spoiler: Christine actually makes a surprisingly smart choice and tries to give it to Ganush, despite the fact she recently died.]] After much struggle, it seems she finally pulled it off and everything all peachy. Good things are happening to her and her BF and she are set for a romantic getaway. However while waiting on the train platform [[spoiler:said BF pulls out the button, it having gotten mixed up during a near car accident.]] And well... the rest is history.

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* {{Yank The Dogs Chain}}: Christine actually gets two of these in the film. The first is after the ritual where it seems they successfully got the Lamia off her back. [[spoiler: Only to be told they just ''banished'' it away for the moment and the curse is still in effect. If that wasn't bad enough, the only one who could stop it just died using up all her energy]]. So she's given the button in an envelope and told to give it away to another poor sap to save herself. After a few considerations [[spoiler: Christine actually makes a surprisingly smart choice and tries to give it to Ganush, despite the fact she recently died.]] After much struggle, it seems she finally pulled pulls it off and everything is all peachy. Good things are happening to her and her BF and she are set for a romantic getaway. However while waiting on the train platform [[spoiler:said BF pulls out the button, it having gotten mixed up during a near car accident.]] And well... the rest is history.



->''To err is human;''
->''[[HopeSpringsEternal To forgive, Divine]].''
-->-- Alexander Pope

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->''To err is human;''
->''[[HopeSpringsEternal
human;''\\
''[[HopeSpringsEternal
To forgive, Divine]].''
-->-- Alexander Pope'''Alexander Pope'''


* RedemptionInTheRain: When Christine finally [[spoiler:emerges from the [[RiseFromYourGrave gypsy woman's grave]] in the rain, it montages into her taking a shower]]. [[spoiler:{{Subverted|Trope in that the rain stops pouring the moment after [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the deed]] [[KarmicDeath is done]]]].

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* RedemptionInTheRain: When Christine finally [[spoiler:emerges from the [[RiseFromYourGrave gypsy woman's grave]] in the rain, it montages into her taking a shower]]. [[spoiler:{{Subverted|Trope [[spoiler:{{Subverted|Trope}} in that the rain stops pouring the moment after [[HoistByHisOwnPetard the deed]] [[KarmicDeath is done]]]].



* SadisticChoice: Offered to Christine [[spoiler: by Rham Jas the night before the final day: while the owner of the button will inescapably be [[DraggedOffToHell pulled into eternal Hell]], its owner is changeable, provided the benefactor willingly receives it; this means that Christine can give the button to another as a gift, and then the recipient, having accepted it, will become the button's owner and thus the target of damnation. Essentially or apparently, either she burns or someone else does]].



* SadisticChoice: Offered to Christine [[spoiler: by Rham Jas the night before the final day: while the owner of the button will inescapably be [[DraggedOffToHell pulled into eternal Hell]], its owner is changeable, provided the benefactor willingly receives it; this means that Christine can give the button to another as a gift, and then the recipient, having accepted it, will become the button's owner and thus the target of damnation. Essentially or apparently, either she burns or someone else does]].


* CatScare: While Clay drives Christine home, Mrs. Ganush apparently attacks the car on the driver's side . . . except it isn't Mrs. Ganush, but an old man cursing her with spite reminiscent of the old lady . . . [[OhCrap wait a second]], [[ParanoiaFuel where's the envelope]]? [[spoiler: This CatScare allows Christine to make her fatal mistake.]]



* CatScare: While Clay drives Christine home, Mrs. Ganush apparently attacks the car on the driver's side . . . except it isn't Mrs. Ganush, but an old man cursing her with spite reminiscent of the old lady . . . [[OhCrap wait a second]], [[ParanoiaFuel where's the envelope]]? [[spoiler: This CatScare allows Christine to make her fatal mistake.]]


** The ''very last'' shot of the film shows [[spoiler: Clay pulling a MASSIVE one. After witnessing Christine being dragged to Hell, he can only look alternately at the train tracks and at the cursed button with a mix of horrified disbelief and heartbreak.]]

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** The ''very last'' shot of the film shows [[spoiler: Clay pulling a MASSIVE one. After witnessing having witnessed Christine being dragged to Hell, he can only look alternately at the train tracks and at the cursed button with a mix of horrified disbelief and heartbreak.]]


** The ''very last'' shot of the film shows [[spoiler: Clay pulling a MASSIVE one. After witnessing Christine being dragged to Hell, he can only look alternately at the train tracks and the cursed button with a mix of horrified disbelief and heartbreak.]]

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** The ''very last'' shot of the film shows [[spoiler: Clay pulling a MASSIVE one. After witnessing Christine being dragged to Hell, he can only look alternately at the train tracks and at the cursed button with a mix of horrified disbelief and heartbreak.]]


** The ''very last'' shot of the film shows [[spoiler: Clay pulling a MASSIVE one. After witnessing Christine being dragged to Hell, he can only look at the train tracks, then at the button, and back at the tracks with a mix of horrified disbelief and heartbreak.]]

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** The ''very last'' shot of the film shows [[spoiler: Clay pulling a MASSIVE one. After witnessing Christine being dragged to Hell, he can only look alternately at the train tracks, then at the button, and back at the tracks and the cursed button with a mix of horrified disbelief and heartbreak.]]


** The ''very last'' shot of the film shows [[spoiler: Clay pulling a MASSIVE one. After witnessing Christine being dragged to Hell, he can only look at the train tracks, then at the button, and back at the tracks with a mix of heartbreak and horrified disbelief.]]

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** The ''very last'' shot of the film shows [[spoiler: Clay pulling a MASSIVE one. After witnessing Christine being dragged to Hell, he can only look at the train tracks, then at the button, and back at the tracks with a mix of heartbreak and horrified disbelief.disbelief and heartbreak.]]

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** The ''very last'' shot of the film shows [[spoiler: Clay pulling a MASSIVE one. After witnessing Christine being dragged to Hell, he can only look at the train tracks, then at the button, and back at the tracks with a mix of heartbreak and horrified disbelief.]]


* {{Jerkass}}: Stu, and arguably [[ObnoxiousInLaws Clay's mother]].

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* {{Jerkass}}: Stu, The [[SmugSnake underhanded]] and [[DirtyCoward cowardly]] [[AsianRudeness Stu]], and arguably [[ObnoxiousInLaws Clay's mother]].

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