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* RewatchBonus: There's a lot of symbolism and imagery that makes a lot more sense upon a second viewing.


* BookEnds: The first and last segments of the film [[spoiler:open and close with the same scenes, with mild differences (including the voiceover), indicating that each loop is different and could possibly change more drastically if the characters make different choices]]. Additionally, both segments use the same music.

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* BookEnds: The first and last segments of the film [[spoiler:open and close with the same scenes, with mild differences (including the voiceover), indicating that each loop is different and could possibly change more drastically if the characters make different choices]]. Additionally, both segments use the same music.music and sound cues.


* The Way Out (directed by Radio Silence): Two men, Mitch and Chad, are driving down the highway, covered in blood from an unknown-as-yet-to-the-audience incident, and pursued by bizarre winged creatures. They stop at a gas station to clean up, which is when things get really bizarre.

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* The Way Out (directed by Radio Silence): Two men, Mitch and Chad, Jack, are driving down the highway, covered in blood from an unknown-as-yet-to-the-audience incident, and pursued by bizarre winged creatures. They stop at a gas station to clean up, which is when things get really bizarre.



* AlienGeometries: In "The Way Out", Chad and Mitch pass by the exact same gas station multiple times while trying to escape. Later, Chad enters a motel room [[spoiler:only to eventually find himself in an entirely different room - which the audience will see with more context later on - and ends up stuck in an infinitely looping hallway.]]

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* AlienGeometries: In "The Way Out", Chad Jack and Mitch pass by the exact same gas station multiple times while trying to escape. Later, Chad Jack enters a motel room [[spoiler:only to eventually find himself in an entirely different room - which the audience will see with more context later on - and ends up stuck in an infinitely looping hallway.]]



* FacialHorror: [[spoiler:Mitch]] getting his mouth torn apart by a Reaper.

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* FacialHorror: [[spoiler:Mitch]] [[spoiler:Jack]] getting his mouth torn apart by a Reaper.



** One of the Reapers attacks Mitch in the gas station bathroom by yanking him backwards by his shirt; Mitch is later [[spoiler:gruesomely killed by one of the Reapers shoving its hand into his mouth and tearing his face apart.]] Both of these events mirror the way [[spoiler:Mitch killed Cait.]]
** The motel room that Chad enters [[AlienGeometries suddenly turns into an entirely different location]]. [[spoiler:The location being the vacation home seen in "The Way In".]]
** The truck that Mitch and Chad travel in is visible [[spoiler:outside the Freez'n Over in "The Way In".]]
** [[spoiler:A rubber mask]] can be briefly seen on a table at the end of "The Way Out". [[spoiler:It's the same mask that Chad wears in "The Way In".]]

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** One of the Reapers attacks Mitch Jack in the gas station bathroom by yanking him backwards by his shirt; Mitch Jack is later [[spoiler:gruesomely killed by one of the Reapers shoving its hand into his mouth and tearing his face apart.]] Both of these events mirror the way [[spoiler:Mitch [[spoiler:Jack killed Cait.]]
** The motel room that Chad Mitch enters [[AlienGeometries suddenly turns into an entirely different location]]. [[spoiler:The location being the vacation home seen in "The Way In".]]
** The truck that Mitch and Chad Jack travel in is visible [[spoiler:outside the Freez'n Over in "The Way In".]]
** [[spoiler:A rubber mask]] can be briefly seen on a table at the end of "The Way Out". [[spoiler:It's the same mask that Chad Mitch wears in "The Way In".]]



** The Reapers' stalking of on Mitch and Chad in "The Way Out" mirror the masked men's stalking of the family in "The Way In". [[spoiler:Chad and Mitch are two of the masked men.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: At the end of "The Way Out", [[spoiler: a mask]] can be seen lying on a table, foreshadowing later events. In the same shot, a Reaper can be briefly seen to the right, overseeing [[spoiler:Chad's punishment.]]

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** The Reapers' stalking of on Mitch and Chad Jack in "The Way Out" mirror the masked men's stalking of the family in "The Way In". [[spoiler:Chad [[spoiler:Jack and Mitch are two of the masked men.]]
* FreezeFrameBonus: At the end of "The Way Out", [[spoiler: a mask]] can be seen lying on a table, foreshadowing later events. In the same shot, a Reaper can be briefly seen to the right, overseeing [[spoiler:Chad's [[spoiler:Mitch's punishment.]]



* {{Gorn}}: [[spoiler:Mitch's]] death is particularly gruesome - a Reaper [[OrificeInvasion shoves its hand into his mouth]], completely [[GlasgowGrin ripping his mouth apart]].

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* {{Gorn}}: [[spoiler:Mitch's]] [[spoiler:Jack's]] death is particularly gruesome - a Reaper [[OrificeInvasion shoves its hand into his mouth]], completely [[GlasgowGrin ripping his mouth apart]].



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler:Mitch and Chad brutally murder Cait, Daryl and finally Jem in revenge for... ''something'' Daryl did to Chad's daughter.]]
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Averted - it is strongly implied that Chad's daughter is dead and was possibly killed by Daryl.]]
* JumpScare: After arguing with Chad (who wishes to stay instead of fleeing), [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Mitch decides to leave him and gets back into the truck]]. [[spoiler:Cue a Reaper suddenly appearing ''right by the driver's side'' and dragging him out of the vehicle.]]
* KarmicDeath: On a rewatch, it becomes apparent that [[spoiler:Mitch's]] fate is this. Compare the way he dies to the way [[spoiler:he kills Cait.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMen: The antagonists of "The Way In". [[spoiler:Two of them are revealed to be Mitch and Chad.]]

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler:Mitch and Chad Jack brutally murder Cait, Daryl and finally Jem in revenge for... ''something'' Daryl did to Chad's Mitch's daughter.]]
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Averted - it is strongly implied that Chad's Mitch's daughter is dead and was possibly killed by Daryl.]]
* JumpScare: After arguing with Chad Mitch (who wishes to stay instead of fleeing), [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Mitch Jack decides to leave him and gets back into the truck]]. [[spoiler:Cue a Reaper suddenly appearing ''right by the driver's side'' and dragging him out of the vehicle.]]
* KarmicDeath: On a rewatch, it becomes apparent that [[spoiler:Mitch's]] [[spoiler:Jack's]] fate is this. Compare the way he dies to the way [[spoiler:he kills Cait.]]
* MalevolentMaskedMen: The antagonists of "The Way In". [[spoiler:Two of them are revealed to be Mitch and Chad.Jack.]]



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Chad is horrified with himself after killing Jem.]]
* NoodleIncident: It's never entirely made clear why the masked men are targeting Daryl, only that it has something to do with [[spoiler:Chad's daughter.]] Given what happens, it's safe to assume that [[spoiler:Daryl killed her, whether it was deliberate or an accident is left open.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Chad [[spoiler:Mitch is horrified with himself after killing Jem.]]
* NoodleIncident: It's never entirely made clear why the masked men are targeting Daryl, only that it has something to do with [[spoiler:Chad's [[spoiler:Mitch's daughter.]] Given what happens, it's safe to assume that [[spoiler:Daryl killed her, whether it was deliberate or an accident is left open.]]



* WhamShot: After [[spoiler:killing Cait and Daryl]], two of the masked men remove their masks. [[spoiler:They're Mitch and Chad.]] However, as [[WordOfGod discussed in the commentary]], the filmmakers didn't intend for this to be a huge "wham" moment, [[TheUntwist assuming that most people would have figured it out by that point]].

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* WhamShot: After [[spoiler:killing Cait and Daryl]], two of the masked men remove their masks. [[spoiler:They're Mitch and Chad.Jack.]] However, as [[WordOfGod discussed in the commentary]], the filmmakers didn't intend for this to be a huge "wham" moment, [[TheUntwist assuming that most people would have figured it out by that point]].


* TheVoice: The DJ is only ever heard via the radio station he's presenting and is never shown on screen.

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* TheVoice: The DJ is only ever heard via the radio station show he's presenting (in fact, it seems to be the ''only'' show on that particular station - [[spoiler:justified, given the setting]]) and is never shown on screen.

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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:The loop starts over again, however, the minor change in voiceover from the DJ (as well as many of the things he says throughout the film) suggests that the characters may one day be able to escape if they make different choices.]]


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* MrExposition: If one pays attention, it turns out that [[spoiler:the DJ]] is this.


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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The events of the film are taking place in an endless looping day within purgatory.]]


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* TheVoice: The DJ is only ever heard via the radio station he's presenting and is never shown on screen.


* WhamShot: After [[spoiler:killing Cait and Daryl]], two of the masked men remove their masks. [[spoiler:They're Mitch and Chad.]] However, as discussed in the commentary, the filmmakers didn't intend for this to be a huge "wham" moment, assuming that most people would have figured it out by that point.

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* WhamShot: After [[spoiler:killing Cait and Daryl]], two of the masked men remove their masks. [[spoiler:They're Mitch and Chad.]] However, as [[WordOfGod discussed in the commentary, commentary]], the filmmakers didn't intend for this to be a huge "wham" moment, [[TheUntwist assuming that most people would have figured it out by that point.point]].


* AgonyOfTheFeet: In "Siren", [[spoiler:Sadie]] gets one of her feet caught in a bear trap, and spends the rest of the segment limping after escaping from it.

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* AgonyOfTheFeet: In "Siren", [[spoiler:Sadie]] gets one of her feet caught in a bear trap, BearTrap, and spends the rest of the segment limping after escaping from it.


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* ChekhovsGun: The BearTrap in "Siren".
** The [[FreezeFrameBonus blink-and-you'll-miss-it]] rubber mask in "The Way Out".


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* JumpScare: After arguing with Chad (who wishes to stay instead of fleeing), [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Mitch decides to leave him and gets back into the truck]]. [[spoiler:Cue a Reaper suddenly appearing ''right by the driver's side'' and dragging him out of the vehicle.]]

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* PetTheDog: The masked men actually let Jem go, to Daryl's relief. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, she returns to try and take them down. [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished It ends badly for her]].]]


* EldritchLocation: [[spoiler:The setting of the entire film, purgatory.]]



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: The aptly-named Reapers have a very surreal, GrimReaper-esque look to them and seem to exist to oversee and dish out punishments.

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: OurMonstersAreDifferent: The aptly-named Reapers have a very surreal, GrimReaper-esque look to them and [[DarkIsNotEvil seem to exist to oversee oversee]] [[BlueAndOrangeMorality and dish out punishments.punishments]].


* AgonyOfTheFeet: In "Siren", [[spoiler:Sadie]] gets one of her feet caught in a bear trap, and spends the rest of the segment limping after escaping from it.



* AnAesop: From "The Accident": driving while distracted by one's phone is a phenomenally stupid idea.
* AnArmAndALeg: Danny blows off Warren's hand with his shotgun after the latter claws his back open.



* CreepyTwins: The Kensington twins from "Siren" are very unsettling from the moment they're introduced [[spoiler:and turn out to be cultists.]]
* DaylightHorror: Aside from the very, very beginning, "The Way Out" takes place entirely in the bright, sunny daytime.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Almost every segment features this, with the possible exception being [[spoiler:"The Accident".]]
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler:Mitch]] getting his mouth torn apart by a Reaper.



* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Averted - it is strongly implied that Chad's daughter is dead and was possibly killed by Daryl.]]



* NothingIsScarier: In full effect throughout each segment. The audience is often not given a huge amount of context for the strange incidents that occur, making the whole film feel more unsettling.

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* NothingIsScarier: In full effect throughout each segment. [[RuleOfScary The audience is often not given a huge amount of context for the strange incidents that occur, making the whole film feel more unsettling.unsettling]].



* RealityIsOutToLunch: Occurs in a few of the segments (see also AlienGeometries above), but it's pretty prominent in "Jailbreak": Al has an eye tattooed on the back of his hand that actually ''blinks'' when he holds it up over his eye, and can use it to see a strange dimension in negative hues (dubbed the Negative Zone by the filmmakers), populated by Lost Souls. He can also use it to see an otherwise invisible door to the tattoo parlour. Danny later ends up [[spoiler:trapped in the Negative Zone when the Lost Souls take him.]]
* ReligionOfEvil: The cultists in "Siren", who are implied to worship {{Satan}} or a similar entity, and end up [[spoiler:brainwashing Ava and Kim into their ranks.]]



* TheUnreveal: Shortly before [[spoiler:killing her]], one of the masked men reveals to Cait just what her husband's crime is... except he says it in a muffled whisper far too low for the audience to hear, and the last part of the whisper was even reversed, just to make it even more indecipherable.

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* SinisterSilhouettes: At a distance, the Reapers appear like this.
* TheUnreveal: Shortly before [[spoiler:killing her]], one of the masked men reveals to Cait just what her husband's crime is... except he says it in a muffled whisper far too low for the audience to hear, and the last part of the whisper was even reversed, just to make it even more indecipherable.indecipherable.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Kim and Ava vomit up BadBlackBarf after eating the meatloaf.
* WhamShot: After [[spoiler:killing Cait and Daryl]], two of the masked men remove their masks. [[spoiler:They're Mitch and Chad.]] However, as discussed in the commentary, the filmmakers didn't intend for this to be a huge "wham" moment, assuming that most people would have figured it out by that point.


* {{Squick}}: The impromptu surgery performed in "The Accident" is ''not'' pleasant to look at. Neither are [[spoiler:Sadie's]] horrifying injuries.
** The BadBlackBarf that Ava and Kim vomit up in "Siren".


* AbandonedHospital: The events of "The Accident" primarily occur in a very creepy one.



* AmbiguousSituation: At the end of "The Accident", [[spoiler:it isn't made clear if Lucas was able to escape purgatory.]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Sadie]] spends much of "The Accident" critically injured, choking on her own blood, unable to move or speak.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Danny enters a bar he knows to be full of demonic beings, brandishing a shotgun, in order to find his missing sister. [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, he didn't anticipate that she ''wants'' to stay in purgatory.]]



* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:How Danny finishes off Al]], complete with a healthy dosage of YourHeadAsplode.



* {{Gorn}}: [[spoiler:Mitch's]] death is particularly gruesome - a Reaper [[OrificeInvasion shoves its hand into his mouth]], completely [[GlasgowGrin ripping his mouth apart]].
** In "The Accident", [[spoiler:Sadie's]] compound fracture on her knee is so bad that her leg actually starts to ''fall off''.
** In "Jailbreak", Danny blows [[spoiler:Al's]] head apart with his shotgun, splattering blood all over the room ([[BlackComedy including two of the patrons]]).
* GrossUpCloseUp: A couple of memorable examples occur in "The Accident". When Lucas has to hold [[spoiler:Sadie's]] throat open to insert the breathing tube, we get a few [[SarcasmMode lovely shots]] of the inside of her throat. Later, he is instructed to [[spoiler:manually compress her lung]], resulting in shots shown from inside her chest as he does just that.



* KarmicDeath: On a rewatch, it becomes apparent that [[spoiler:Mitch's]] fate is this. Compare the way he dies to the way [[spoiler:he kills Cait.]]



* PsychologicalTormentZone: [[spoiler:The entire film is set in a purgatory that torments and punishes the people within it, forcing them to confront their demons.]]

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* PsychologicalTormentZone: [[spoiler:The entire film is set in a purgatory that torments and punishes the people within it, forcing them to confront their demons.]]]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Jesse]] turns out to be one of these. She killed her parents as a child, and confesses to [[spoiler:Danny]] that it wasn't an accident.
* {{Squick}}: The impromptu surgery performed in "The Accident" is ''not'' pleasant to look at. Neither are [[spoiler:Sadie's]] horrifying injuries.
** The BadBlackBarf that Ava and Kim vomit up in "Siren".
* TheUnreveal: Shortly before [[spoiler:killing her]], one of the masked men reveals to Cait just what her husband's crime is... except he says it in a muffled whisper far too low for the audience to hear, and the last part of the whisper was even reversed, just to make it even more indecipherable.


** [[spoiler:Sophie's]] injuries after being hit by a car are nothing short of horrifying, the most {{squick}}-worthy being her broken knee causing her leg to bend the ''other'' way. [[spoiler:It later almost detaches entirely.]]

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** [[spoiler:Sophie's]] [[spoiler:Sadie's]] injuries after being hit by a car are nothing short of horrifying, the most {{squick}}-worthy being her broken knee causing her leg to bend the ''other'' way. [[spoiler:It later almost detaches entirely.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Chad is horrified with himself after killing Jem.]]

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