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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Jerry unsurprisingly had one. He had a mentally ill mother who had hallucinations, which Jerry shared. To stop this, his stepfather tried abusing it out of him. This of course didn't work, and only made him want an escape with them even more. His mother tried to kill herself rather than be committed to an institution, and Jerry ended it at her request. Because the police found him with a bloody knife in his hand, Jerry was locked up (his psychiatrist mentions that he's on parole later).



%%* DeathEqualsRedemption: Discussed

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%%* DeathEqualsRedemption: DiscussedDiscussed.



* DrivenToSuicide: Jerry's mother tried to kill herself in the past rather than be put in a mental institution (Jerry then finished her off at her request). Near the end, [[spoiler:a distraught Jerry gives up and lets himself die in a fire rather than harm anyone else]].



* FormallyNamedPet: Mr Whiskers, Jerry's cat.

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* FormallyNamedPet: Mr Mr. Whiskers, Jerry's cat.



* InsaneEqualsViolent: Jerry at first just suffers auditory and visual hallucinations. However, once one hallucination starts telling him to kill, he becomes a serial killer. However, he struggles against this aspect of his mind, and hates himself after giving in.



* MercyKill: [[spoiler:After mortally injuring a deer, Fiona and Lisa, he kills them all out of mercy. He also did this to his mother in the past, at her request]].

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* MercyKill: [[spoiler:After mortally injuring a deer, Fiona and Lisa, he Jerry kills them all out of mercy. He also did this to his mother in the past, at her request]].



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Jerry genuinely regrets [[spoiler: having killed Fiona.]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Jerry genuinely regrets [[spoiler: having killed Fiona.Fiona and Lisa.]]



* TheShrink: Dr Warren, Jerry's therapist, is friendly and tries to be helpful. Unfortunately, her help is very limited, since Jerry didn't take his pills since very long. To her credit, she chastitizes him when he finally confesses he's off his meds. [[spoiler: Near the end, he takes her hostage to force her to cure him through an express therapy.]]

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* TheShrink: Dr Warren, Jerry's therapist, is friendly and tries to be helpful. Unfortunately, her help is very limited, since Jerry didn't take his pills since very long. To her credit, she chastitizes chastises him when he finally confesses he's off his meds. [[spoiler: Near the end, he takes her hostage to force her to cure him through an express therapy.]]



* VillainProtagonist : Sort of. Jerry hasn't malicious intents, but he is obviously insane and eventually [[spoiler: commits three murders and one kidnapping.]]
* ViolentGlaswegian: Mr Whiskers' lines are pronounced with a Scottish accent, and he's a self-processed killer.
* WhiteVoidRoom: The ending

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* VillainProtagonist : Sort of. Jerry hasn't doesn't really have malicious intents, intent, but he is obviously insane and eventually [[spoiler: commits three murders and one kidnapping.]]
* ViolentGlaswegian: Mr Mr. Whiskers' lines are pronounced with a Scottish accent, and he's a self-processed killer.
* WhiteVoidRoom: The ending ending.


* CarpetRolledCorpse: [[spoiler:Jerry rolls Fiona's body into a carpet to transport back to his home]]

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* CarpetRolledCorpse: [[spoiler:Jerry rolls Fiona's body into a carpet to transport back to his home]]home]].



* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: ** Bosco is nice and has reasonable advices to Jerry. [[spoiler: He tries to convince him to go to the police after Fiona's murder. He understood that it was an argument, but the following murders really disappointed him.]]

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* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: CloudcuckoolandersMinder:
** Bosco is nice and has reasonable advices to Jerry. [[spoiler: He tries to convince him to go to the police after Fiona's murder. He understood that it was an argument, but the following murders really disappointed him.]]



* DeconstructiveParody: Arguably to the comedy subgenre "guy talks with his pets". Jerry is obviously insane, his talks with his pets seem to be hallucinated [[spoiler: though the weird ending could mean otherwise]], his cat is a sociopath, [[spoiler: his home is actually a horrible, filthy den that he usually sees beautiful and clean thanks to his hallucinations]], one of his hallucinations starts a succession of disasters, and [[spoiler: he eventually becomes a serial killer]]. The movie is also very funny, thanks to the dialogs with the pets.

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* DeconstructiveParody: DeconstructiveParody:
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Arguably to the comedy subgenre "guy talks with his pets". Jerry is obviously insane, his talks with his pets seem to be hallucinated [[spoiler: though the weird ending could mean otherwise]], his cat is a sociopath, [[spoiler: his home is actually a horrible, filthy den that he usually sees beautiful and clean thanks to his hallucinations]], one of his hallucinations starts a succession of disasters, and [[spoiler: he eventually becomes a serial killer]]. The movie is also very funny, thanks to the dialogs dialogue with the pets.



* ExcrementStatement: At a point after [[spoiler: killing Fiona]], Jerry becomes [[spoiler: Lisa's lover, instead of killing her (to bring Fiona's head a friend in the fridge)]], and then spends a whole night without getting back home. Quite angry of his absence, Mr Whiskers casually mentions that he pooped on the sofa.

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* ExcrementStatement: At a point after [[spoiler: killing Fiona]], Jerry becomes [[spoiler: Lisa's lover, instead of killing her (to bring Fiona's head a friend in the fridge)]], and then spends a whole night without getting back home. Quite angry of at his absence, Mr Whiskers casually mentions that he pooped on the sofa.



* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler: After Jerry dies, Bosco and Mr Whiskers have a short discussion in a featureless white void about their influence over Jerry's actions. The film ends with Jerry, his parents, the three accountants he murdered, and Jesus performing a song and dance number]].
* GoodAngelBadAngel : Bosco and Mr Whiskers have this relationship with Jerry. Bosco is the good angel and Mr Whiskers is the bad. In the end, [[spoiler:after Jerry has committed suicide, they comment on Jerry's life in a featureless white plane, suggesting that they're angels]].

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* GainaxEnding: [[spoiler: After Jerry dies, Bosco and Mr Mr. Whiskers have a short discussion in a featureless white void about their influence over Jerry's actions. The film ends with Jerry, his parents, the three accountants he murdered, and Jesus performing a song and dance number]].
* GoodAngelBadAngel : Bosco and Mr Mr. Whiskers have this relationship with Jerry. Bosco is the good angel and Mr Mr. Whiskers is the bad. In the end, [[spoiler:after Jerry has committed suicide, they comment on Jerry's life in a featureless white plane, suggesting that they're angels]].



* HearingVoices: The basic premise of the film. Jerry is a crazy guy who thinks hears voices from a variety of sources, mostly from his pets, but also from [[spoiler:a roadkill deer and the severed head of his victims. It's not clear whether he actually thinks a goldfish is talking to him or if he's just playing around]].

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* HearingVoices: The basic premise of the film. Jerry is a crazy guy who thinks he hears voices from a variety of sources, mostly from his pets, but also from [[spoiler:a roadkill deer and the severed head heads of his victims. It's not clear whether he actually thinks a goldfish is talking to him or if he's just playing around]].



* MercyKill: [[spoiler:After mortally injuring a deer, Fiona and Lisa, he kills them all out of mercy]].

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* MercyKill: [[spoiler:After mortally injuring a deer, Fiona and Lisa, he kills them all out of mercy]].mercy. He also did this to his mother in the past, at her request]].


* CatsAreMean: Mr Whiskers constantly belittles Jerry and isn't nice either with Bosco. [[spoiler: After Fiona's murder, he advises Jerry to dispose of the body, and brags that killing is the thing he likes the most.]]
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Bosco is nice and has reasonable advices to Jerry. [[spoiler: He tries to convince him to go to the police after Fiona's murder. He understood that it was an argument, but the following murders really disappointed him.]]
** Dr. Warren tries to be this for Jerry, but unfortunately he lies about taking his pills due to being unable to face up to being alone (without his talking pets) or to ignore his horrible surroundings

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* CatsAreMean: Mr Mr. Whiskers constantly belittles Jerry and isn't nice either with Bosco. [[spoiler: After Fiona's murder, he advises Jerry to dispose of the body, and brags that killing is the thing he likes the most.]]
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: ** Bosco is nice and has reasonable advices to Jerry. [[spoiler: He tries to convince him to go to the police after Fiona's murder. He understood that it was an argument, but the following murders really disappointed him.]]
** Dr. Warren tries to be this for Jerry, but unfortunately he lies about taking his pills due to being unable to face up to being alone (without his talking pets) or to ignore his horrible surroundingssurroundings.



* DeathEqualsRedemption: Discussed

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* %%* DeathEqualsRedemption: Discussed


* {{Bad People Abuse Animals}}
** Downplayed; Jerry feeds and loves his pets in his hallucinations but thier living condition's disgraceful. When seen through sane eyes, the animals don't seem happy.

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* {{Bad People Abuse Animals}}
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Animals}}: Downplayed; Jerry feeds and loves his pets in his hallucinations but thier living condition's disgraceful. When seen through sane eyes, the animals don't seem happy.


''The Voices'' is a 2014 American-German DirectToVideo Horror BlackComedy movie directed by Marjane Satrapi, and starring Creator/RyanReynolds, Creator/GemmaArterton, Creator/AnnaKendrick, and Jacki Weaver.

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''The Voices'' is a 2014 American-German DirectToVideo Horror BlackComedy movie directed by Marjane Satrapi, Creator/MarjaneSatrapi, and starring Creator/RyanReynolds, Creator/GemmaArterton, Creator/AnnaKendrick, and Jacki Weaver.Creator/JackiWeaver.

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* {{Bad People Abuse Animals}}
** Downplayed; Jerry feeds and loves his pets in his hallucinations but thier living condition's disgraceful. When seen through sane eyes, the animals don't seem happy.


* PissTakeRap: There's a montage where Fiona, Lisa, and Alison go out for a night of karaoke - Alison is briefly seen performing [[Music/WuTangClan Ol' Dirty Bastard's]] "Shimmy Shimmy Ya".

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* PissTakeRap: There's a montage where Fiona, Lisa, and Alison go out for a night of karaoke - Alison is briefly seen performing [[Music/WuTangClan Ol' Dirty Bastard's]] "Shimmy Shimmy Ya".Ya" (which is actually plot-appropriate, since the song includes the lyric "I go psycho killer, [[{{Film/Psycho}} Norman Bates]]").

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* PissTakeRap: There's a montage where Fiona, Lisa, and Alison go out for a night of karaoke - Alison is briefly seen performing [[Music/WuTangClan Ol' Dirty Bastard's]] "Shimmy Shimmy Ya".

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* TooDumbToLive: Allison. After [[spoiler: Lisa]] doesn't show up to work and reading an article on about Jerry being institutionalized [[spoiler: after helping his mother kill herself]], she decides to go visit him alone. [[spoiler: Her head ends up in the fridge with Fiona and Lisa as his last victim.]]

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* AxCrazy: Jerry’s grip on sanity is tenuous at best, and his murderous urges only make matters worse. [[spoiler: He eventually turns into a SerialKiller.]]

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* AloneWithThePsycho: Lisa when discovering Jerry's den. Then Jerry comes in...

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** It can also be seen as one towards ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', as you have a guy whose name starts with a "J" who owns and talks to his pet cat and dog. The cat is also sociopathic, and treats his owner and the dog poorly while the dog is the NiceGuy of the trio.


* DeconstructiveParody: Arguably to the comedy subgenre "guy talks with his pets". Jerry is obviously insane, his talks with his pets seem to be hallucinated [[spoiler: though the weird ending could mean otherwise]], his cat is a sociopath, [[spoiler: his home is actually an horrible, filthy den that he usually sees beautiful and clean thanks to his hallucinations]], one of his hallucinations starts a succession of disasters, and [[spoiler: he eventually becomes a serial killer]]. The movie is also very funny, thanks to the dialogs with the pets.

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* DeconstructiveParody: Arguably to the comedy subgenre "guy talks with his pets". Jerry is obviously insane, his talks with his pets seem to be hallucinated [[spoiler: though the weird ending could mean otherwise]], his cat is a sociopath, [[spoiler: his home is actually an a horrible, filthy den that he usually sees beautiful and clean thanks to his hallucinations]], one of his hallucinations starts a succession of disasters, and [[spoiler: he eventually becomes a serial killer]]. The movie is also very funny, thanks to the dialogs with the pets.

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* DeathEqualsRedemption: Discussed


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* TrademarkFavouriteFood: Jerry's home is full of pizza boxes.


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*WhiteVoidRoom: The ending

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