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* FailedDramaticExit: After telling off Ollie in the diner, Luther heatedly heads for the door and tells the cashier, "Put it (his lunch) on my tab." The cashier replies, "You don't have a tab.", so Luther has to stop and pay his bill before storming out.

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* FailedDramaticExit: After telling off Ollie in the diner, Luther heatedly heads for the door and tells the cashier, "Put it (his lunch) on my tab." The cashier replies, "You don't have haven't got a tab.", so Luther has to stop and pay his bill before storming out.

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* FailedDramaticExit: After telling off Ollie in the diner, Luther heatedly heads for the door and tells the cashier, "Put it (his lunch) on my tab." The cashier replies, "You don't have a tab.", so Luther has to stop and pay his bill before storming out.


* BigBad: [[spoiler:Nicholas Simmons, he was the one who committed the murders of the Simmons Mansion, and sought the demolition of the house to preserve the secret.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Nicholas Simmons, he was the one who committed the murders of the Simmons Mansion, and sought the demolition of the house to preserve the secret. He also sues Luther for libel towards his family name in order to discredit him and keep attention away from the house.]]

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* {{CloudcuckooLander}}: Mrs. Maxwell and her occult group.

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* {{CloudcuckooLander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Mrs. Maxwell and her occult group.



* NiceGirl: Alma.

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* NiceGirl: Alma.Alma is a kind person and wholeheartedly supports Luther.

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** "TARO...CARO...SALAMON!"


* ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack: The Simmons Mansion theme, coupled with the first few bars of "Mr. Ghost Goes to Town", is used as the constant {{Leitmotif}} of the movie.


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* ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack: The Simmons Mansion theme, coupled with the first few bars of "Mr. Ghost Goes to Town", is used as the constant {{Leitmotif}} of the movie.






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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: According to local legend, Mr. Simmons murdered his wife and then played on an organ around midnight before committing suicide. Ever since that night, people have heard organ music coming from the Simmons house at midnight. When Luther Heggs spends a night in the "haunted house", the organ does indeed start playing at midnight.


* {{Leitmotif}}: The Simmons Mansion theme is basically the theme of the movie.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: ThemeAndVariationsSoundtrack: The Simmons Mansion theme is basically theme, coupled with the theme first few bars of "Mr. Ghost Goes to Town", is used as the constant {{Leitmotif}} of the movie.


* BigBad: [[spoiler:Nicholas Simmons, he was the one who committed the murders of the Simmons Mansion, and sought the demolition of the house to preserve the secret.

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Nicholas Simmons, he was the one who committed the murders of the Simmons Mansion, and sought the demolition of the house to preserve the secret.]]


* BigBad: [[spoiler:Nicholas Simmons, he was the one who committed the murders of the Simmons Mansion, and set out to demolish the house to cover it up.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Nicholas Simmons, he was the one who committed the murders of the Simmons Mansion, and set out to demolish sought the demolition of the house to cover it up.]]preserve the secret.


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: [[spoiler: In the ending when Luther marries Alma, the wedding organ inexplicably plays the Simmons Mansion theme all by itself, implying the possibility that there ''was'' something in the mansion...]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: [[spoiler: In the ending when Luther marries Alma, the wedding organ inexplicably plays the Simmons Mansion organ theme all by itself, implying hinting at the possibility that there ''was'' something in the mansion...''is'' a ghost after all.]]


* DarkestHour: Luther is unable to prove his story, he is deemed a fraud, and the Rachel newspaper is facing a shut down, causing him and many others their jobs. Until he hears a familiar organ in the mansion...

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* DarkestHour: Luther is unable to prove his story, he is deemed a fraud, and the Rachel newspaper is facing a shut down, causing costing him and many others their jobs. Until he hears a familiar organ in the mansion...



* HauntedHouse: The Simmons Mansion. [[spoiler: Subverted later, where all the weirdness going on in the old house was done by Mr. Kelsey, but subverted ''again'' in the end of the movie, where it is [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane implied there really was something supernatural after all.]]]]

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* HauntedHouse: The Simmons Mansion. [[spoiler: Subverted later, where all the weirdness going on in the old house was done by Mr. Kelsey, but subverted ''again'' in the end of the movie, where it is [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane implied the possibility that there really was something supernatural after all.]]]]

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* NiceGirl: Alma.


* TheBully: Ollie goes from a DeadpanSnarker co-worker to Luther, to flat out vindictive towards him [[spoiler: because Alma dumped him]] over the course of the movie.





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\n* TookALevelInJerkass: Ollie goes from DeadpanSnarker co-worker to Luther, to becoming flat out vindictive towards him [[spoiler: mostly due to Alma dumping him for Luther]] over the course of the movie.

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