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* CoversAlwaysLie: The poster that appears as the image for this very article does a pretty good job encapsulating this movie's tone, but the house itself looks like a more conventional HauntedHouse than the strange Frank Lloyd Wright building used in the movie itself.

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Annabelle Loren, who organized the entire party to murder her husband.]]


* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse, all the guests agreed to the party for the $10,000 prize to survive the night, because they all need the money in one way or another. In particular, Pritchard, the owner of the house, who is absolutely terrified of the place, agrees, for the money.


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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: All the guests agreed to the party for the $10,000 prize to survive the night, because they all need the money in one way or another. In particular, Pritchard, the owner of the house, who is absolutely terrified of the place, agrees, for the money.

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* MoneyDearBoy: InUniverse, all the guests agreed to the party for the $10,000 prize to survive the night, because they all need the money in one way or another. In particular, Pritchard, the owner of the house, who is absolutely terrified of the place, agrees, for the money.


* HystericalWoman: Nora. [[spoiler: Invoked. Annabelle and Dr. Trent are trying to terrify her to the point of killing Loren in 'self-defense'.]]



* OutDamnedSpot: The House has a blood stain that cannot be cleaned up, no matter what. It gets even creepier when it [[RainOfBlood starts dripping]] on Ruth's hand.

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* OutDamnedSpot: The House has a blood stain bloodstain that cannot be cleaned up, no matter what. It gets even creepier when it [[RainOfBlood starts dripping]] on Ruth's hand.

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* AsYouKnow: Just before the end of the movie, [[spoiler: Annabelle and Dr. Trent]] stand around discussing the details of a plan that they not only both know, but which is already 90% complete.


* TheBluebeard: Loren is on his fourth wife. The first one disappeared, and the second two died of heart attacks, despite being in their 20s. [[spoiler: The fourth one is scared to death during the course of the party. She was a GoldDigger planning to murder Loren for his money, however, casting an unsavory light on the intentions of the first three.]] In retrospect however [[spoiler: We can't be sure that his first three wives did die under such mysterious circumstances, since the person who described them was trying to create an alibi for Loren's eventual demise.]]

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* TheBluebeard: Loren is on his fourth wife. The first one disappeared, and the second two died of heart attacks, despite being in their 20s. [[spoiler: The fourth one is scared to death during the course of the party. She was a GoldDigger planning to murder Loren for his money, however, casting an unsavory light on the intentions of the first three.]] In retrospect however retrospect, however, [[spoiler: We we can't be sure that his first three wives did die under such mysterious circumstances, since the person who described them was trying to create an alibi for Loren's eventual demise.]]


* OutGambitted: "Little did you know, as you were playing your game... that [[spoiler: I was playing too]]."

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* OutGambitted: "Little did you know, as you were playing your game...game of murder... that [[spoiler: I was playing too]]."


* HauntedHouse: Well, it's on a '''haunted''' hill. What do you expect?

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* HauntedHouse: Well, it's on a '''haunted''' hill. What do you expect?expect? [[spoiler:Though in the end it's left up to debate if the house truly is haunted, or if it was just an elaborate hoax.]]


* HandGagging: Jonas grabs Nora from behind, clamping a hand over her mouth and warning her that she doesn't belong here and should come with him.



* HandGag: Jonas grabs Nora from behind, clamping a hand over her mouth and warning her that she doesn't belong here and should come with him.


** TheFourthWallWontProtectYou: Pritchard's speeches in particular are more of a warning, as if the audience is in danger of catching the ghosts' wrath themselves.

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** TheFourthWallWontProtectYou: TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: Pritchard's speeches in particular are more of a warning, as if the audience is in danger of catching the ghosts' wrath themselves.


** TheFourthWallCantSaveYou: Pritchard's speeches in particular are more of a warning, as if the audience is in danger of catching the ghosts' wrath themselves.

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** TheFourthWallCantSaveYou: TheFourthWallWontProtectYou: Pritchard's speeches in particular are more of a warning, as if the audience is in danger of catching the ghosts' wrath themselves.

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** TheFourthWallCantSaveYou: Pritchard's speeches in particular are more of a warning, as if the audience is in danger of catching the ghosts' wrath themselves.

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* FanDisservice: The poster shows a woman in a slinky dress, which is sliding off her shoulders. She is being hanged.

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* BreakTheCutie: Traumatizing Nora is a crucial element in [[spoiler:Annabelle's]] scheme.

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