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''The Skeptic'' is a 2009 PsychologicalThriller film written and directed by Tennyson Bardwell, starring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ZoeSaldana, and Creator/TomArnold in a story of a lawyer and confirmed skeptic who inherits a haunted house and has to confront the ghosts of his past.

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''The Skeptic'' is a 2009 PsychologicalThriller PsychologicalHorror film written and directed by Tennyson Bardwell, starring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ZoeSaldana, and Creator/TomArnold in a story of a lawyer and confirmed skeptic who inherits a haunted house and has to confront the ghosts of his past.


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''The Skeptic'' is a 2009 PsychologicalThriller film featuring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ZoeSaldana, and Creator/TomArnold in a story of a lawyer and confirmed skeptic who inherits a haunted house and has to confront the ghosts of his past.

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''The Skeptic'' is a 2009 PsychologicalThriller film featuring written and directed by Tennyson Bardwell, starring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ZoeSaldana, and Creator/TomArnold in a story of a lawyer and confirmed skeptic who inherits a haunted house and has to confront the ghosts of his past.
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* DeathByFallingOver: [[spoiler:Beckett's mother]] died by falling down a staircase in the house and [[spoiler:possibly Beckett himself]] by the same method.



* StaircaseTumble: This is how [[spoiler:Beckett's mother]] died and possible how [[spoiler:Beckett himself]] dies.

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* StaircaseTumble: This is how [[spoiler:Beckett's mother]] died and possible possibly how [[spoiler:Beckett himself]] dies.


* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Beckett doesn't remember how his mother died. Indeed, he doesn't remember much at all about her, being at the age of 5 when she died.

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* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Beckett doesn't remember how his mother died. Indeed, he doesn't remember much at all about her, being at the age of 5 when she died.died.
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''The Skeptic'' is a 2009 PsychologicalThriller film featuring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ZoeSaldana, and [[Series/{{Roseanne}} Tom Arnold]] in a story of a lawyer and confirmed skeptic who inherits a haunted house and has to confront the ghosts of his past.

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''The Skeptic'' is a 2009 PsychologicalThriller film featuring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ZoeSaldana, and [[Series/{{Roseanne}} Tom Arnold]] Creator/TomArnold in a story of a lawyer and confirmed skeptic who inherits a haunted house and has to confront the ghosts of his past.

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* AbusiveParents: Beckett doesn't remember much about his mother due to suppressing his memories of her abuse, including [[spoiler: causing his mother to fall down the stairs to her death in revenge when he was five.]]


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Was the house haunted? The movie leaves it ambiguous as to whether the ghost of [[spoiler:Beckett's mother]] or hallucinations based on lack of sleep and psychological issues.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Was the house haunted? The movie leaves it ambiguous as to whether it was really the ghost of [[spoiler:Beckett's mother]] mother]], or hallucinations based on lack of sleep and psychological issues.

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''The Skeptic'' is a 2009 PsychologicalThriller film featuring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ZoeSaldana, and [[Series/{{Roseanne}} Tom Arnold]] in a story of a lawyer and confirmed skeptic who inherits a haunted house and has to confront the ghosts of his past.

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* AgentScully: Beckett is the eponymous Skeptic in the movie's title. He's not prejudiced either. He doesn't believe in ghosts, religion, or psychiatry. By the end of the film, he's become much more the believer.
* ArbitrarySkepticism: Dr. Koven believes in psychics and in chi, but not in ghosts.
* HauntedHouse: The central premise of the movie is that Beckett inherited his Aunt's house, and he's increasingly convinced that it's haunted.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Was the house haunted? The movie leaves it ambiguous as to whether the ghost of [[spoiler:Beckett's mother]] or hallucinations based on lack of sleep and psychological issues.
* StaircaseTumble: This is how [[spoiler:Beckett's mother]] died and possible how [[spoiler:Beckett himself]] dies.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: Beckett doesn't remember how his mother died. Indeed, he doesn't remember much at all about her, being at the age of 5 when she died.

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