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Not to be confused with [[Literature/Haunted2005 another book]] of the same name by Creator/ChuckPalahniuk


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[[RecurringCharacter David Ash]], after the death of his sister, has spent his entire life trying to disprove the existence of ghosts. He is invited to spend some time with the Mariell family to comfort their panicking nanny. With her declining health, she seems convinced that the ghost of the adult siblings' dead mother is haunting the Manor.

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[[RecurringCharacter David Ash]], Ash, after the death of his sister, has spent his entire life trying to disprove the existence of ghosts. He is invited to spend some time with the Mariell family to comfort their panicking nanny. With her declining health, she seems convinced that the ghost of the adult siblings' dead mother is haunting the Manor.



A book by Creator/JamesHerbert, [[TheFilmOfTheBook it was adapted into a film in 1995]] staring Aidan Quinn and Kate Beckinsale. Major plot points were changed between the novel and the film; reading the book doesn't spoil the film, vis versa. The key element is the same but the backstory is incredibly different.

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A book by Creator/JamesHerbert, [[TheFilmOfTheBook it was adapted into a film in 1995]] staring directed by Creator/LewisGilbert starring Aidan Quinn and Kate Beckinsale.Creator/KateBeckinsale. Major plot points were changed between the novel and the film; reading the book doesn't spoil the film, vis versa. The key element is the same but the backstory is incredibly different.

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Juliet is out for revenge on David in the novel [[spoiler: but saves him and forgives him in the film]].

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* NotSoPhonyPsychic: [[spoiler: Elsa Brotski]], a previous fraudster exposed by David Ash [[spoiler: who used her genuine telepathy to masquerade as a medium]].


David Ash, after the death of his sister, has spent his entire life trying to disprove the existence of ghosts. He is invited to spend some time with the Mariell family to comfort their panicking nanny. With her declining health, she seems convinced that the ghost of the adult siblings' dead mother is haunting the Manor.

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[[RecurringCharacter David Ash, Ash]], after the death of his sister, has spent his entire life trying to disprove the existence of ghosts. He is invited to spend some time with the Mariell family to comfort their panicking nanny. With her declining health, she seems convinced that the ghost of the adult siblings' dead mother is haunting the Manor.


A book by Creator/JamesHerbert, [[TheFilmOfTheBook it was adapted into a film in 1995]] staring Aidan Quinn and Kate Beckinsale. Major plot points where changed between the novel and the film; reading the book doesn't spoil the film, vis versa. The key element is the same but the backstory is incredibly different.

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A book by Creator/JamesHerbert, [[TheFilmOfTheBook it was adapted into a film in 1995]] staring Aidan Quinn and Kate Beckinsale. Major plot points where were changed between the novel and the film; reading the book doesn't spoil the film, vis versa. The key element is the same but the backstory is incredibly different.

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A book by James Herbert, [[TheFilmOfTheBook it was adapted into a film in 1995]] staring Aidan Quinn and Kate Beckinsale. Major plot points where changed between the novel and the film; reading the book doesn't spoil the film, vis versa. The key element is the same but the backstory is incredibly different.

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A book by James Herbert, Creator/JamesHerbert, [[TheFilmOfTheBook it was adapted into a film in 1995]] staring Aidan Quinn and Kate Beckinsale. Major plot points where changed between the novel and the film; reading the book doesn't spoil the film, vis versa. The key element is the same but the backstory is incredibly different.


* [[spoiler: DeadAllAlong: Christina, Simon and Robert are the ghosts who are haunting Nanny Tess. They wanted to make David suffer as well. In the book, it's explained that actually his dead sister, Juliet, (also a ghost) was in on the plan as well because she wanted some revenge on him for murdering her. And the Doctor, he was dead as well.]]

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* [[spoiler: DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Christina, Simon and Robert are the ghosts who are haunting Nanny Tess. They wanted to make David suffer as well. In the book, it's explained that actually his dead sister, Juliet, (also a ghost) was in on the plan as well because she wanted some revenge on him for murdering her. And the Doctor, he was dead as well.]]


* DeadLittleSister: David's sister, Juliet. While technically his twin she remains young in his visions. [[spoiler: And he was the one who killed her]].


* TheShrink: Dr Doyle, who David sees when starts questioning his sanity. [[spoiler: Though he is dead.]]

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* TheShrink: Dr Doyle, who David sees when he starts questioning his sanity. [[spoiler: Though he is dead.]]


* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler:After David makes it back home, Christina is seen following him as he leaves the train station]].



* EvilTwin: In the novel, David believes the haunting to come from Christina's twin sister playing jokes on everybody except [[spoiler: the family claims Christina had a mentally unsound sister who caused all of the problems caused by her schizophrenia, not Christina herself.]]
* GhostlyGoals: In the novel, [[spoiler: Juliet wants revenge on her brother for murdering her and the siblings just wanted to torment Nanny Tess]].

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* EvilTwin: In the novel, David believes the haunting to come from Christina's twin sister playing jokes on everybody except [[spoiler: the there was no sister. The family claims claimed Christina had a mentally unsound sister who caused all of the problems caused by her schizophrenia, not Christina herself.herself (before she eventually lost it and killed everybody).]]
* GhostlyGoals: GhostlyGoals:
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In the novel, [[spoiler: Juliet wants revenge on her brother for murdering her and the siblings just wanted to torment Nanny Tess]].



* MySisterIsOffLimits: [[spoiler: For a different reason than it first appears...]]

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* MySisterIsOffLimits: Robert, over Christina. [[spoiler: For a different reason than it first appears...]]



* TheShrink: Dr Doyle. [[spoiler: Though he is dead...]]

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* ScoobyDooHoax: David initially believes that Simon is behind the series of events, but this is eventually disproven. [[spoiler:Though, it is technically true as he is part of it, but he is also a ghost]].
* TheShrink: Dr Doyle. Doyle, who David sees when starts questioning his sanity. [[spoiler: Though he is dead...dead.]]


* DrivenToSuicide: In the novel, [[spoiler: to some extent, Christina, when she set the house on fire as a child]].

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* DrivenToSuicide: DrivenToSuicide:
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In the novel, [[spoiler: to some extent, Christina, when she set the house on fire as a child]]. child]].
** [[spoiler:Mrs Mariell]] in both versions [[spoiler:drowned herself after the house fire(s)]].



* {{Revenge}}: In the novel, [[spoiler: this is Juliet's reason for having David sent to the house]].

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* {{Revenge}}: {{Revenge}}:
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In the novel, [[spoiler: this is Juliet's reason for having David sent to the house]].

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