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* HollywoodLaw: Malus is also operating outside of his jurisdiction. as he is a member of the California Highway Patrol and Summersisle is just a short distance away from UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}.

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* HollywoodLaw: Malus is also operating outside of his jurisdiction. jurisdiction, as he is a member of the California Highway Patrol and Summersisle is just a short distance away from UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}.


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!!This film provides examples of:!!"OH NO! NOT THE TROPES! NOT THE TROPES! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!":

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* PoliceBrutality: Downplayed by Edward, who completely walks all over the people of Summersisle. He barges into houses, steals things, and even assaults several people. To add insult to injury, he's ''outside of his jurisdiction''.

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* HoneyTrap: Ironically, the way the women of the island lure men in to be sacrificed.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: This [[https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/39/MPW-19788 poster]] makes it look like the movie is about a demonic child. Not only is the girl on the poster not demonic or possessed, but there are zero supernatural elements in the film.


* HollywoodLaw: Malus is also operating outside of his jurisdiction. as he is a member of the California Highway Patrol and Summersisle is just a short distance away from UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}.

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* HollywoodLaw: Malus is also operating outside of his jurisdiction. as he is a member of the California Highway Patrol and and Summersisle is just a short distance away from UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}.



** A {{Tuckerization}} of Edward Woodward, who played Sergeant Howie in the original film, is split between two characters: '''Edward''' Malus and Rowan '''Woodward'''.

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** A {{Tuckerization}} of Edward Woodward, who played Sergeant Howie in the original film, is split between two characters: '''Edward''' Edward Malus and Rowan '''Woodward'''.Woodward.


* BadCopIncompetentCop: '''Malus'''. He's not only terrible at conducting an investigation, he's also operating outside of his jurisdiction. He's a member of the California Highway Patrol. Summersisle is just a short distance away from ''UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}''.


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* HollywoodLaw: Malus is also operating outside of his jurisdiction. as he is a member of the California Highway Patrol and Summersisle is just a short distance away from UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}.

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** "Malus" has also been proposed to be a portmanteau of "male" and "phallus", both of which are mentioned quite a bit in the film. As such, Edward Malus ends up becoming the male sacrifice the cult was looking for.


* {{Corpsing}}: Near the end, Ellen Burstyn can barely keep a straight face. Considering the dialogue and the ''Film/{{Braveheart}}''-esque face paint she's wearing, you can hardly blame her.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Even more so than the original film which at least made Howie a DoomedMoralVictor. Edward is set-up by his ex-girlfriend and her daughter, and gets sacrificed inside a giant wicker man in flames.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even more so than the original film which at least made Howie a DoomedMoralVictor. Edward is set-up by his ex-girlfriend and her daughter, and gets sacrificed inside a giant wicker man in flames.]]


* AdaptationNameChange: Summerisle is now "Summersisle".



* GenderFlip: Lord Summerisle was rewritten as Sister Summerisle.

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* GenderFlip: Lord Summerisle was rewritten as Sister Summerisle.Summersisle.

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* RelatedInTheAdaptation: Unlike in the original, Rowan is the daughter of the cop who goes searching for her.


* MilkmanConspiracy: Malus arrives to the island and comes to head with a terrifying paganist cult of... beekeepers?

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* MilkmanConspiracy: Malus arrives to the island and comes to head with a terrifying paganist misandrist pagan cult of... beekeepers?


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Edward is set-up by his ex-girlfriend and her daughter, and gets sacrificed inside a giant wicker man in flames.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Even more so than the original film which at least made Howie a DoomedMoralVictor. Edward is set-up by his ex-girlfriend and her daughter, and gets sacrificed inside a giant wicker man in flames.]]


* InNameOnly: Robin Hardy's attitude toward the remake.



* MilkmanConspiracy: Malus arrives to the island and comes to head with a terrifying paganist cult of...beekeepers?
* MyGodYouAreSerious: Creator/ChristopherLee, who played Lord Summerisle in the original, got this reaction when he mentioned the (at-that-point-not-yet-made) remake at a press conference.
--> '''Christopher Lee:''' I was very happy to be in it; it was a remarkable film. A cult film, with followings all over the world. They're talking about re-making it in America with Nicolas Cage. ''(the audience chuckles)'' No, that's what Creator/{{Universal}} says.[[labelnote:Correction]]Actually, it was Creator/WarnerBros[[/labelnote]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M39giPEjE6Y They're going to re-make the movie.]]
* MythologyGag: A subtle one (if you can call anything in this movie "subtle"). As mentioned above, "Malus" is the Latin word for "apple", possibly referencing the 1973 original, where Lord Summerisle's cult carried out human sacrifices to ensure a successful apple harvest.

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* MilkmanConspiracy: Malus arrives to the island and comes to head with a terrifying paganist cult of... beekeepers?
* MyGodYouAreSerious: Creator/ChristopherLee, who played Lord Summerisle in the original, got this reaction when he mentioned the (at-that-point-not-yet-made) remake at a press conference.
--> '''Christopher Lee:''' I was very happy to be in it; it was a remarkable film. A cult film, with followings all over the world. They're talking about re-making it in America with Nicolas Cage. ''(the audience chuckles)'' No, that's what Creator/{{Universal}} says.[[labelnote:Correction]]Actually, it was Creator/WarnerBros[[/labelnote]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M39giPEjE6Y They're going to re-make the movie.]]
* MythologyGag: A subtle one (if you can call anything in this movie "subtle")."[[{{Anvilicious}} subtle]]"). As mentioned above, "Malus" is the Latin word for "apple", possibly referencing the 1973 original, where Lord Summerisle's cult carried out human sacrifices to ensure a successful apple harvest.


--> '''Christopher Lee:''' I was very happy to be in it; it was a remarkable film. A cult film, with followings all over the world. They're talking about re-making it in America with Nicolas Cage. ''(the audience chuckles)'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M39giPEjE6Y No, that's what Universal says. They're going to re-make the movie.]]

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--> '''Christopher Lee:''' I was very happy to be in it; it was a remarkable film. A cult film, with followings all over the world. They're talking about re-making it in America with Nicolas Cage. ''(the audience chuckles)'' [[http://www.chuckles)'' No, that's what Creator/{{Universal}} says.[[labelnote:Correction]]Actually, it was Creator/WarnerBros[[/labelnote]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M39giPEjE6Y No, that's what Universal says. They're going to re-make the movie.]]

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