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* CutenessProximity: plot-relevant when the police station receptionist is so distracted by Doc's dog that she doesn't notice him stealing a handgun.

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* CutenessProximity: plot-relevant Plot-relevant when the police station receptionist is so distracted by Doc's dog that she doesn't notice him stealing a handgun.



* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker murders Anders while he's having sex with Iris. ]] As soon as clothes started coming off, you knew ''something'' bad was going to happen.

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker gets EatenAlive by his children.]]
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker murders Anders while he's having sex with Iris. ]] As soon as clothes started coming off, you knew ''something'' bad was going to happen.



* IronicDeath: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker gets EatenAlive by his children.]]


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** Iris smiles once in the film, but it's forced.

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** Iris smiles once in the film, but it's forced.forced.
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* FlashbackEcho: Iris reads from the family diary, telling the story of PosthumousCharacters that echo the main characters. Like Iris, the diary's author is the oldest daughter of the Parker family's pioneer ancestors. The girl's mother dies early on (similar to Mrs. Parker), and the father slowly loses his mind (similar to Mr. Parker gradually succumbing to Kuru). The father ultimately forces the eldest daughter to butcher her mother's body for food (similar to Mr. Parker forcing Iris to carry on the "family tradition" of cannibalism). The flashbacks are interspersed with present-day events: the pioneer family eating their "lost" uncle cuts to bacon frying in a present-day diner, and both fathers stumble around unsettlingly.

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* FlashbackEcho: Iris reads from the family diary, telling the story of PosthumousCharacters that echo the main characters.diary (see also: PosthumousCharacter). Like Iris, the diary's author is the oldest daughter of the Parker family's pioneer ancestors. The girl's mother dies early on (similar to Mrs. Parker), and the father slowly loses his mind (similar to Mr. Parker gradually succumbing to Kuru). The father ultimately forces the eldest daughter to butcher her mother's body for food (similar to Mr. Parker forcing Iris to carry on the "family tradition" of cannibalism). The flashbacks are interspersed with present-day events: the pioneer family eating their "lost" uncle cuts to bacon frying in a present-day diner, and both fathers stumble around unsettlingly.

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* ApocalypticLog: The family heirloom is a pioneer ancestor's diary, describing in gory detail as things went from bad to worse.


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* FlashbackEcho: Iris reads from the family diary, telling the story of PosthumousCharacters that echo the main characters. Like Iris, the diary's author is the oldest daughter of the Parker family's pioneer ancestors. The girl's mother dies early on (similar to Mrs. Parker), and the father slowly loses his mind (similar to Mr. Parker gradually succumbing to Kuru). The father ultimately forces the eldest daughter to butcher her mother's body for food (similar to Mr. Parker forcing Iris to carry on the "family tradition" of cannibalism). The flashbacks are interspersed with present-day events: the pioneer family eating their "lost" uncle cuts to bacon frying in a present-day diner, and both fathers stumble around unsettlingly.

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* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker murders Anders while he's having sex with Iris. ]] As soon as clothes started coming off, you knew ''something'' bad was going to happen.


%% * AbusiveParents: Mr. Parker.
%% * AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker.]]

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%% * AbusiveParents: Mr. Parker.
%% * AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker.]]



* BreakTheCutie: Both the girls, but more so Iris.

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* BreakTheCutie: Both the girls, but more so Iris.Iris
* CanineCompanion: Doc's dog. Although not a full-fledged EvilDetectingDog (since he fortunately never meets Mr. Parker), the dog does dig up the human bone that sparks Doc's investigation.


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* CutenessProximity: plot-relevant when the police station receptionist is so distracted by Doc's dog that she doesn't notice him stealing a handgun.


%% * BreakTheCutie: Both the girls, but more so Iris.
%% * CannibalClan: The basis of the plot.
%% * ChurchMilitant: Mr. Parker is one of these.
%% * CoolBigSis: Rose to Rory, her and Iris's younger brother.

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%% * BreakTheCutie: Both the girls, but more so Iris.
%% * CannibalClan: The basis of the plot.
%% * ChurchMilitant: Mr. Parker is one of these.
%% * CoolBigSis: Rose to Rory, her and Iris's younger brother.


* MissingMom: The film starts off with Mrs. Parker's death.

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* MissingMom: The film starts off with Mrs. Parker's death. Additionally, Doctor Brrow's wife is not in the picture, leaving him to mourn and avenge his daughter alone.



** Iris smiles once in the film, but it's forced.

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** Iris smiles once in the film, but it's forced.


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* AbusiveParents: Mr. Parker.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker.]]

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%% * AbusiveParents: Mr. Parker.
%% * AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker.]]



* {{Break the Cutie}}: Both the girls, but more so Iris.
* CannibalClan: The basis of the plot.
* ChurchMilitant: Mr. Parker is one of these.
* CoolBigSis: Rose to Rory, her and Iris's younger brother.

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%% * {{Break the Cutie}}: BreakTheCutie: Both the girls, but more so Iris.
%% * CannibalClan: The basis of the plot.
%% * ChurchMilitant: Mr. Parker is one of these.
%% * CoolBigSis: Rose to Rory, her and Iris's younger brother.



* GrayRainOfDepression: For the first part of the film, there is very heavy rainfall that causes flooding throughout the town.

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* GrayRainOfDepression: GrayRainOfDepression:
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For the first part of the film, there is very heavy rainfall that causes flooding throughout the town.



* IronicDeath: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker EatenAlive by his children.]]

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* IronicDeath: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker gets EatenAlive by his children.]]


* [[spoiler:{{Patricide}}]]: Iris and Rose are responsible for this, [[spoiler:thus becoming {{Self Made Orphan}}s]].

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* [[spoiler:{{Patricide}}]]: {{Patricide}}: Iris and Rose are responsible for this, [[spoiler:thus becoming {{Self Made Orphan}}s]].


** The weather turns out to be part of the plot, but it definitely sets a solemn mood. (The death and funeral in the first fifteen minutes don't help.)

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** The weather turns out to be part of the plot, but it definitely sets a solemn mood. (The death and funeral in the first fifteen minutes don't help.exactly cheer things up, either.)

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** The weather turns out to be part of the plot, but it definitely sets a solemn mood. (The death and funeral in the first fifteen minutes don't help.)


* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Rose's hair, which goes from tightly braided to a mass of curls. It seems to symbolize her becoming free.



* IronicDeath: [[spoiler:Mr. Parker EatenAlive by his children.]]



** Iris smiles once in the film, but it's forced.

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** Iris smiles once in the film, but it's forced.


The story involves the Parkers, a family who follow a hallowed tradition that has been in their lineage for many years. It is the responsibility of Mrs. Parker to ensure that observance of the tradition comes to pass, but after she dies, it falls upon the eldest child in the family, Iris. Her slightly younger sister Rose also takes on some responsibility, albeit with more hesitation. Her reluctance becomes entirely understandable when it becomes clear that the Parker family tradition is a yearly cannibalistic dinner.

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The story involves the Parkers, a family who follow a hallowed tradition that has been in their lineage for many years. It is the responsibility of Mrs. Parker to ensure that observance of the tradition comes to pass, but after she dies, it falls upon the eldest child in the family, Iris. Her slightly younger sister Rose also takes on some responsibility, albeit with more hesitation. Her reluctance becomes entirely understandable when it becomes clear is revealed that the Parker family tradition is a yearly cannibalistic dinner.

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