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* BigSisterBully: Juliet, a few years older than David and seemingly resentful of having to share their parents, did such things as break his model aeroplane, and trip him up while he carried plates.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When Juliet threw his fishing rod in the river; backed away from his sudden fury, and stumbled towards the river, [[spoiler: young David, mindful of the danger, tried to pull her to safety - but failed to save her from drowning]].

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* AgentScully: David Ash, to an extent where he manages to dissuade himself of his own psychic buoyancy. His determination to expose ghosts as natural phenomena and fakery seems driven by [[spoiler: his guilt over the drowning of his older sister Juliet, and fear that she may return to haunt him]].

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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.]]

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