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* TheSociopath: Gregor de Berghman, who murders his brother for the barony and proceeds to use his newfound power to kill random women and cover it up.


* ActingForTwo: Karloff plays both de Berghman twins.


''The Black Room'' is a 1935 {{horror film|s}} starting Creator/BorisKarloff.

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''The Black Room'' is a 1935 {{horror film|s}} starting starring Creator/BorisKarloff.


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'''''The Black Room''''' is a 1935 {{horror film|s}} starting Creator/BorisKarloff.

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'''''The ''The Black Room''''' Room'' is a 1935 {{horror film|s}} starting Creator/BorisKarloff.


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-->''"Embraced by the Devil Monster... his kiss the password to oblivion!"''

'''''The Black Room''''' is a 1935 {{horror film|s}} starting Creator/BorisKarloff.

Anton de Berghman is a noble prophesized to kill his twin brother. After returning home for the first time in years, he finds the barony in revolt. You see, his brother Gregor is a cruel sociopath, ruling the barony with an insane bloodlust. Eventually, Gregor kills Anton and steals his identity, not knowing that the prophecy could still come true...
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* AbdicateTheThrone: Gregor gives up the barony to his brother Anton to avoid being overthrown. He then kills his twin and takes his place.
* ActingForTwo: Karloff plays both de Berghman twins.
* BigBad: Gregor de Berghman, a psychopathic Baron who treats everybody with extreme cruelty.
* BlackmailBackfire: A servant girl reveals that she knows where Gregor's been hiding the bodies in order to get her to marry him. He kills her instead.
* CainAndAbel: Anton is a kindly, studious fellow. His brother, Gregor, is a psychopathic baron who murders women ForTheEvulz.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Gregor is knocked onto a knife being held by a corpse in a pit.]]
* DisposingOfABody: Gregor hides his victims in the Black Room.
* EvilDetectingDog: Anton's dog can tell that his master has been replaced, and constantly tries to kill the impostor.
* FrameUp: Gregor gets away with murdering Colonel Hassel by framing Albert for it.
* ObfuscatingDisability: When Gregor takes on Anton's identity, he also fakes his brother's hand deformity.
* ThePlace
* PredecessorVillain: Gregor's family began with Brant de Berghman, who murdered his brother Wolfram, much like Gregor is prophesized to do.
* ProphecyTwist: [[spoiler:Who said that the younger brother had to be alive when he killed the older?]]
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: [[spoiler:Done by a dog, no less, who attacks his supposed master, stopping his wedding.]]
* VillainProtagonist: We follow Gregor de Berghman, a murderous baron.
* YouCantFightFate: [[spoiler:Despite killing his younger brother, Gregor still dies by his corpse's hand, which was still holding a knife.]]
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