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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Roland was sexually abusive towards his daughter, Rebecca. Possibly Lena, too, given that she tries to cover up her husband's actions.]]
* BigBad: The entity residing in the Polaroid[[spoiler:, Roland Sable]].

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* AbusiveParents: [[spoiler:Roland was sexually abusive towards his daughter, daughter Rebecca. Possibly Lena, too, given that she tries to cover up her husband's actions.]]
* BigBad: The entity residing in the Polaroid[[spoiler:, Roland Polaroid, [[spoiler:Roland Sable]].



* DrivenToSuicide: Rebecca Sable in the past, because [[spoiler:her father abducted and killed her friends and sexually assaulted her]].
* GoryDiscretionShot: The later deaths use this; though they aren't shown, what happened is clear.

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* DeadStarWalking: Creator/MadelainePetsch as the camera's first onscreen victim.
* DrivenToSuicide: Rebecca Sable in the past, because [[spoiler:her father sexually assaulted her and abducted and killed her friends when they found out and sexually assaulted her]].
tried to go to the police]].
* GoryDiscretionShot: The later deaths use this; though this. Though they aren't shown, what happened is clear.



* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:How Sheriff Pembrooke dies, when Roland's spirit takes the picture of him and tears it (and him) in half]].

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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:How Sheriff Pembrooke dies, when Roland's spirit takes the picture of him and tears it (and him) in half]].half.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Lena Sable, who is never seen getting punishment for what she did and lying to the protagonists]].

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Lena Sable, who is never seen getting punishment for what she did and lying to the protagonists]].protagonists.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Sheriff Pembrooke reveals to the teens that he and Roland's victims did ''not'' bully Rebecca, but instead tried to save her from her abusive father. Sadly, by the time he tells them, Bird has already taken his picture with the Polaroid, marking him for death]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Sheriff Pembrooke reveals to the teens that he and Roland's victims did ''not'' bully Rebecca, but instead tried to save her from her abusive father. Sadly, by the time he tells them, Bird has already taken his picture with the Polaroid, marking him for death]].death.]]



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: At first, it seems Roland went PapaWolf (in a horrible way) against the four teenagers who bullied his daughter to suicide...except it's revealed to be not the case, as it turns out: Ronald was sexually abusive to Rebecca and the four teens were actually her friends. When they tried to get Rebecca to tell the truth, all but one were killed by Roland. Rebecca, feeling guilty on not helping her friends and trauma from the abuse, kills herself in grief. In the end, when Roland died, his soul became tied to the camera, and now he murders whoever has their picture taken with it]].

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: At first, it seems Roland went PapaWolf (in a horrible way) against the four teenagers who bullied his daughter to suicide... except it's revealed to be not the case, as it turns out: out that Ronald was sexually abusive to abusing Rebecca and the four teens were actually her friends. When they tried to get Rebecca to tell the truth, all but one were killed by Roland. Rebecca, feeling guilty on not helping her friends and trauma from the abuse, kills herself in grief. In the end, when Roland died, his soul became tied to the camera, and now he murders whoever has their picture taken with it]].it.]]



* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Sheriff Pembrooke is the only survivor of Roland's murders. Sadly, Roland's ghost still manages to kill him as an adult]].

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* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Sheriff Pembrooke is the only survivor of Roland's murders. Sadly, Roland's ghost still manages to kill him as an adult]].adult.]]



* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: The main protagonist is named ''Bird'', because her father thought she looked like a cornish game hen at birth.

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: The main protagonist is named ''Bird'', because her father thought she looked like a cornish game hen at birth.birth.

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''Polaroid'' is a horror film based on a short by Lars Klevberg starring Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan, Creator/MitchPileggi, and Creator/JavierBotet. It was supposed to be released on December 1st, 2017, but was [[TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment delayed]] due to Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany's troubles. It was given a digital release on September 17, 2019, and a limited theatrical release on October 11.

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''Polaroid'' is a horror film based on a short by Lars Klevberg starring Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan, Creator/SamanthaLogan, Creator/MitchPileggi, and Creator/JavierBotet. It was supposed to be released on December 1st, 2017, but was [[TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment delayed]] due to Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany's troubles. It was given a digital release on September 17, 2019, and a limited theatrical release on October 11.


* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:How Sheriff Pembrooke dies, when Roland's spirit takes the picture of him and tears it in half]].

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* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:How Sheriff Pembrooke dies, when Roland's spirit takes the picture of him and tears it (and him) in half]].


* DarknessEqualsDeath: The entity's attacks always take place in heavy darkness. Even if there are lamps on, they will strangely produce very little light. Later it's revealed that the entity has the power to black out rooms its victims are in. This is theorized to be because, like a photograph, it can only "develop" in the dark.

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* DarknessEqualsDeath: The entity's attacks always take place in heavy darkness. Even if there are lamps on, they will strangely produce very little light. Later it's revealed that the entity has the power to black out blackout rooms its victims are in. This is theorized to be because, like a photograph, it can only "develop" in the dark.



* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:The Polaroid's original owner, Roland Sable, who's spirit is now tied to the camera.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:The Polaroid's original owner, Roland Sable, who's whose spirit is now tied to the camera.]]]]
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:How Sheriff Pembrooke dies, when Roland's spirit takes the picture of him and tears it in half]].


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* MarkedToDie: When people have their pictures taken by the Polaroid, they are targeted by [[spoiler:Roland's ghost]]. This is indicated by a shadow that appears over the person in the photo.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Sheriff Pembrooke reveals to the teens that he and Roland's victims did ''not'' bully Rebecca, but instead tried to save her from her abusive father. Sadly, by the time he tells them, Bird has already taken his picture with the Polaroid, marking him for death]].


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* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:Sheriff Pembrooke is the only survivor of Roland's murders. Sadly, Roland's ghost still manages to kill him as an adult]].


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Linda, the girl who takes her friend Sarah's picture at the beginning (indirectly getting her killed), never appears in the movie again.

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*InsaneTrollLogic: Devin angrily blames Bird for the deaths because she took everyone's photo at the party with a camera that she did not, at the time, know was an evil ghost camera.


* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: The main protagonist is named ''Bird'', because her father though she looked like a cornish game hen at birth.

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: The main protagonist is named ''Bird'', because her father though thought she looked like a cornish game hen at birth.


* BigBad: The entity residing in the Polaroid.

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* BigBad: The entity residing in the Polaroid.Polaroid[[spoiler:, Roland Sable]].



* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:The Polaroid's original owner, Roland Sable.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:The Polaroid's original owner, Roland Sable.Sable, who's spirit is now tied to the camera.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:The entity is ultimately done in by the Polaroid camera, just like its victims.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:The entity [[spoiler:Roland's ghost is ultimately done in by the Polaroid camera, just like its victims.]]



* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:The entity is killed this way.]]

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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:The entity [[spoiler:Roland Sable is killed this way.]]



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: At first, it seems Roland went PapaWolf (in a horrible way) against the four teenagers who bullied his daughter to suicide...except it's revealed to be not the case, as it turns out: Ronald was sexually abusive to Rebecca and the four teens were actually her friends. When they tried to get Rebecca to tell the truth, all but one were killed by Roland. Rebecca, feeling guilty on not helping her friends and trauma from the abuse, kills herself in grief]].

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: At first, it seems Roland went PapaWolf (in a horrible way) against the four teenagers who bullied his daughter to suicide...except it's revealed to be not the case, as it turns out: Ronald was sexually abusive to Rebecca and the four teens were actually her friends. When they tried to get Rebecca to tell the truth, all but one were killed by Roland. Rebecca, feeling guilty on not helping her friends and trauma from the abuse, kills herself in grief]].grief. In the end, when Roland died, his soul became tied to the camera, and now he murders whoever has their picture taken with it]].



* SympatheticMagic: If a picture taken by the Polaroid is damaged, said damage will transfer to whoever is in the photo. [[spoiler:This also works on the entity.]]

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* SympatheticMagic: If a picture taken by the Polaroid is damaged, said damage will transfer to whoever is in the photo. [[spoiler:This also works on the entity.Roland Sable.]]


* HauntedTechnology: The Polaroid camera is possessed by some kind of entity.

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* HauntedTechnology: The Polaroid camera is possessed by some kind of entity. [[spoiler:Namely, the ghost of Roland Sable.]]


''Polaroid'' is a horror film based on a short by Lars Klevberg. It was supposed to be released on December 1st, 2017, but was [[TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment delayed]] due to Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany's troubles. It was given a digital release on September 17, 2019, and a limited theatrical release on October 11.

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''Polaroid'' is a horror film based on a short by Lars Klevberg.Klevberg starring Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan, Creator/MitchPileggi, and Creator/JavierBotet. It was supposed to be released on December 1st, 2017, but was [[TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment delayed]] due to Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany's troubles. It was given a digital release on September 17, 2019, and a limited theatrical release on October 11.


* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Lena Sable, who is never seen getting punishment for what she did and lying to the protagonists]].

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* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Lena [[spoiler:Lena Sable, who is never seen getting punishment for what she did and lying to the protagonists]].



* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: The main protagonist is named ''Bird''.

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: The main protagonist is named ''Bird''.''Bird'', because her father though she looked like a cornish game hen at birth.


* AmbiguousSituation: [[spoiler:Is the mysterious entity Roland's ghost, or did Roland do something to the camera that resulted in the entity's creation?]]



* ClingyMacGuffin:
** The camera resists attempts to destroy it. Bird throwing it against a wall causes a sort of pulse that knocks her back, but the camera is undamaged.
** The entity itself, in a way. The photos bring the demon to the people within it; however, it must always attack the person in the last photo that was taken. Taking a photo with multiple people in it is especially dangerous as this allows it to target anyone of its choosing.

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* ClingyMacGuffin:
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ClingyMacGuffin: The camera resists attempts to destroy it. Bird throwing it against a wall causes a sort of pulse that knocks her back, but the camera is undamaged.
** The * CursedItem: Photographs from the camera act as talismans that draw a demonic entity itself, in a way. The photos bring the demon to the people victims within it; however, it must always attack the person in the last photo that was taken. Taking a photo with multiple people in it is especially dangerous as this allows it to target anyone of its choosing.them.



* GoryDiscretionShot: The later deaths use this; though they aren't shown, what happened is clear.



* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Lena Sable, who is never seen getting punishment for what she did and lying to the characters]].

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* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Lena Sable, who is never seen getting punishment for what she did and lying to the characters]].protagonists]].
* ImplacableMan: The entity within the camera. [[spoiler:Bullets don't seem to hurt it at all, but heat can repel it for the time being.]]


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* LogicalWeakness:
** The entity is speculated to attack in the dark because it's linked to the camera's photos, and developing photos can be damaged by light and heat. It can inflict DarknessEqualsDeath at will, but it has no solution to heat and can be repelled by sufficient temperatures.
** The photographs act as demon magnets, drawing the entity to the victim within them. SympatheticMagic discourages victims from trying to destroy the photographs. However, [[spoiler:this can be weaponized, and both the protagonists and villain do so, eventually leading to the latter's defeat.]]


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* NothingIsScarier: The first few deaths aren't shown, but they are heard.


* ClingyMacGuffin: The camera resists attempts to destroy it. Bird throwing it against a wall causes a sort of pulse that knocks her back, but the camera is undamaged.

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* ClingyMacGuffin: ClingyMacGuffin:
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The camera resists attempts to destroy it. Bird throwing it against a wall causes a sort of pulse that knocks her back, but the camera is undamaged.undamaged.
** The entity itself, in a way. The photos bring the demon to the people within it; however, it must always attack the person in the last photo that was taken. Taking a photo with multiple people in it is especially dangerous as this allows it to target anyone of its choosing.

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* ClingyMacGuffin: The camera resists attempts to destroy it. Bird throwing it against a wall causes a sort of pulse that knocks her back, but the camera is undamaged.

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* DarknessEqualsDeath: The entity's attacks always take place in heavy darkness. Even if there are lamps on, they will strangely produce very little light. Later it's revealed that the entity has the power to black out rooms its victims are in. This is theorized to be because, like a photograph, it can only "develop" in the dark.

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* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Lena Sable, who is never seen getting punishment for what she did and lying to the characters]].


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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: At first, it seems Roland went PapaWolf (in a horrible way) against the four teenagers who bullied his daughter to suicide...except it's revealed to be not the case, as it turns out: Ronald was sexually abusive to Rebecca and the four teens were actually her friends. When they tried to get Rebecca to tell the truth, all but one were killed by Roland. Rebecca, feeling guilty on not helping her friends and trauma from the abuse, kills herself in grief]].

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