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* AnAxeToGrind: Loreen purchases one when she can't find the attic [[spoiler: "and that's when it all went to Hell."]]

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* AnAxeToGrind: Loreen purchases one when she can't find the attic attic, and decides to stick it straight through the ceiling.[[spoiler: "and that's when it all went to Hell."]]The house ''visibly bleeds'' and goes haywire because of this.]]



* AxCrazy: Drew, causing Mike to start investigating.

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* AxCrazy: Drew, Drew ends up this way, killing two people in the MurderSuicide, causing Mike to start investigating.



* BigBad: The House.

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* BigBad: The House.titular House is at the epicenter of every bad thing that happens in-story.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Drew, has a lot of loveable quirks and is described as the "fanboy type," [[spoiler: which is why no one questions his even weirder behavior after he returns from the house.]]
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Averted, no one is really close enough friends with Drew [[spoiler: to stay with him and prevent his corruption at the hands of the house or get him help afterwards. Mark later laments this.]]

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Drew, Drew has a lot of loveable quirks and is described as the "fanboy type," [[spoiler: which is why no one questions his even weirder behavior after he returns from the house.]]
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* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Averted, no one is really close enough friends with Drew [[spoiler: to stay with him and prevent his corruption at the hands of the house or get him help afterwards. Mark later laments this.]]



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: Times four.]]

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: Times four. Every protagonist to every plotline ends up dead or missing thanks to the house.]]



-->'''Loreen''': They're not houses! Stop thinking of them as houses!



** Drew: The Door is Open.



-->'''Loreen''': They're not houses! Stop thinking of them as houses!



* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Jared Lewis]], the man who went so far as to abandon his family to finish building the original House. And there's a Greater Scope Villain beyond that - Lewis is connected to [[spoiler:Jack Parsons]], an infamous ''real life'' rocket scientist, occultist, and self-proclaimed [=AntiChrist=].

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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Jared Lewis]], Lewis, the man who went so far as to abandon his family to finish building the original House. And there's a Greater Scope Villain beyond that - Lewis is connected to [[spoiler:Jack Parsons]], Jack Parsons, an infamous ''real life'' rocket scientist, occultist, and self-proclaimed [=AntiChrist=].



* IndianBurialGround: Loreen reveals in her last blog entry that the house was built by a man named Jared Lewis, [[spoiler:a disciple of the famous real-life occultist Jack Parsons]].



* NiceGuy: Pretty much everybody but Loreen.

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* MurderSuicide: Drew kills himself after hunting down the Madsons.
* NiceGuy: Pretty much everybody but Loreen.Loreen, but special mention goes to Danielle, who considers using some of her babysitting money to buy the kid she's sitting Christmas presents in case she's lonely. [[spoiler:This come back to bite multiple people in the ass, because the house manipulates the goodwill of others into drawing them in for the kill.]]



* NeverSleepAgain: The Madsons for the most part. They can and do sleep however as long as they can bundle up with several blankets (regardless of weather) and bar all the doors and windows of the bedroom they're in, even the closet doors.



* OntologicalMystery
* ParrotExposition: One symptom of being "digested," by the house. [[spoiler: Drew engages in this, but because he's already considered kind of weird, no one gives it a second thought.]]

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* %%* OntologicalMystery
* ParrotExposition: One symptom of being "digested," by the house. [[spoiler: Most notably, Drew engages in this, but because he's already considered kind of weird, no one gives it a second thought.]]



* SelfDisposingVillain: [[spoiler: Drew kills himself after hunting down the Madsons.]]
* TemptingFate: Anyone who goes up to the second floor of the House or the attic.
** Loreen mentions posting photos and a floor plan of the House where she's staying [[spoiler: before her blog abruptly ends.]]



* {{Unperson}}: The House slowly and deliberately works to make its victims and other people associated with it into this. Somehow it got the [[spoiler:court records of Loreen Mathers' trial for murder disappeared]]. Or having Drew [[spoiler:kill the Madsons and then himself.]]

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* {{Unperson}}: The [[spoiler:The House slowly and deliberately works to make its victims and other people associated with it into this. Somehow it got the [[spoiler:court court records of Loreen Mathers' trial for murder disappeared]]. Or having Drew [[spoiler:kill the Madsons and then himself.disappeared.]]


** GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Jared Lewis]], the man who went so far as to abandon his family to finish building the original House. And there's a Greater Scope Villain beyond that - Lewis is connected to [[spoiler:Jack Parsons]], an infamous ''real life'' rocket scientist, occultist, and self-proclaimed [=AntiChrist=].


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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Jared Lewis]], the man who went so far as to abandon his family to finish building the original House. And there's a Greater Scope Villain beyond that - Lewis is connected to [[spoiler:Jack Parsons]], an infamous ''real life'' rocket scientist, occultist, and self-proclaimed [=AntiChrist=].


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** Loreen Mathers blog in particular - Eric Heisserer wasn't necessarily done writing the story at the time, but it was while working on the Mathers blog that the possibility of making it into a film started, which forced Heisserer to stop writing.


A virally-spread Internet story told from 2004 to 2006 by [[Film/Arrival now-Oscar-nominated]] screenwriter Eric Heisserer, ''The Dionaea House'' consists of several stories told in various formats.

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A virally-spread Internet story told from 2004 to 2006 by [[Film/Arrival now-Oscar-nominated]] screenwriter Eric Heisserer, ''The Dionaea House'' consists of several stories told in various formats.


A virally-spread Internet story told from 2004 to 2006, ''The Dionaea House'' consists of several stories told in various formats.

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A virally-spread Internet story told from 2004 to 2006, 2006 by [[Film/Arrival now-Oscar-nominated]] screenwriter Eric Heisserer, ''The Dionaea House'' consists of several stories told in various formats.


* BadassBookworm: Loreen can beat up full grown men with clear size advantages over her (while tipsy, no less) and is also a teacher or professor. She is also both tough enough and shrewd enough to escape from the House, kill a flesh puppet AND stay off the House's radar for years. She even manages to compile detailed notes regarding the house's digestion habits and records her experiences via Livejournal [[spoiler: before possibly being caught, which she predicted would eventually happen.]]

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* BadassBookworm: Loreen can beat up full grown men with clear size advantages over her (while tipsy, no less) and is also a teacher or professor. She is also both tough enough and shrewd enough to escape from the House, kill a flesh puppet AND stay off the House's radar for years. She even manages to compile detailed notes regarding the house's digestion habits and records her experiences via Livejournal Website/LiveJournal [[spoiler: before possibly being caught, which she predicted would eventually happen.]]



** Loreen is initially so determined to stay off the House's radar, she gets herself committed and lives as a hobo just so no one can find her. [[spoiler: She forfeits any protection she had being homeless when she starts writing on her LiveJournal though.]]

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** Loreen is initially so determined to stay off the House's radar, she gets herself committed and lives as a hobo just so no one can find her. [[spoiler: She forfeits any protection she had being homeless when she starts writing on her LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal though.]]


* [[spoiler: WombLevel: The attic presumably, although the entire house could really be considered this.]]


** BiggerBad: [[spoiler: Jared Lewis, the man who went so far as to abandon his family to finish building the original House.]]

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** BiggerBad: GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: Jared Lewis, Lewis]], the man who went so far as to abandon his family to finish building the original House.]]House. And there's a Greater Scope Villain beyond that - Lewis is connected to [[spoiler:Jack Parsons]], an infamous ''real life'' rocket scientist, occultist, and self-proclaimed [=AntiChrist=].


* FlingALightIntoTheFuture / HeroicSacrifice: Loreen knows that by writing about the House, she's risking her safety and she'll eventually be found by the flesh puppets and "dragged through the front door of a house that smells like bread and warm blood." It doesn't stop her from writing down what she knows anyway, hoping that people will learn enough about the House to avoid it.

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* FlingALightIntoTheFuture / HeroicSacrifice: FlingALightIntoTheFuture: Loreen knows that by writing about and the House, she's risking her safety and she'll eventually be found by the flesh puppets and "dragged through the front door of a house that smells like bread and warm blood." It doesn't stop her from writing down what she knows anyway, hoping that people will learn enough about the House to avoid it.Filipino journalist.


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* HeroicSacrifice: Loreen knows that by writing about the House, she's risking her safety and she'll eventually be found by the flesh puppets and "dragged through the front door of a house that smells like bread and warm blood." It doesn't stop her from writing down what she knows anyway, hoping that people will learn enough about the House to avoid it.

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As of September 2014, it appears [[http://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/2hi7e6/information_im_dumping_here_for_safekeeping/ the House may have returned...]]



* BadassBookworm: Loreen can beat up full grown men with clear size advantages over her (while tipsy, no less) and is also a teacher or professor. She is also both tough enough and shrewd enough to escape from the House, kill a flesh puppet AND stay off the House's radar for years. To boot, she even manages to compile detailed notes regarding the house's digestion habits and records her experiences via Livejournal [[spoiler: before possibly being caught, which she predicted would eventually happen.]]

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* BadassBookworm: Loreen can beat up full grown men with clear size advantages over her (while tipsy, no less) and is also a teacher or professor. She is also both tough enough and shrewd enough to escape from the House, kill a flesh puppet AND stay off the House's radar for years. To boot, she She even manages to compile detailed notes regarding the house's digestion habits and records her experiences via Livejournal [[spoiler: before possibly being caught, which she predicted would eventually happen.]]


* ObfuscatingInsanity: How Loreen seeks refuge from the House after murdering a flesh puppet. When she confesses to everything leading up to the murder of one of House's flesh puppets, the court determines that she's not-guilty by way of mental defect and place her in an asylum. Unfortunately, she doesn't do that good of a job pretending to be insane, as she's released only 9 months later.

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* ObfuscatingInsanity: How Loreen seeks refuge from the House after murdering a flesh puppet. When she confesses to everything leading up to the murder of While standing trial for killing one of House's flesh puppets, she tells her lawyer everything that lead up to the murder, hoping to be incarcerated for a long period of time. The court determines that she's not-guilty by way of mental defect and place places her in an asylum.asylum instead. Unfortunately, she doesn't do that good of a job pretending to be insane, as she's released only 9 months later.



** Loreen promises to post a floor plan of the house as well as known addresses for it [[spoiler: before her blog abruptly ends.]]

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** Loreen promises to post mentions posting photos and a floor plan of the house as well as known addresses for it House where she's staying [[spoiler: before her blog abruptly ends.]]



* WeaksauceWeakness: What does the omnipotent and omnipresent House fear? [[spoiler: Sharp objects. Danielle inadvertently drives off a string when she grabs a pair of scissors and Loreen escapes the House altogether by charging one of the House's "windows," with a bread knife.]] May or not be intentional.
* WhamEpisode: ALL of them qualify, but Loreen's story is the only one to have someone witness and describe the house's supernatural properties first hand and escape.

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* WeaksauceWeakness: What does the omnipotent and omnipresent House fear? [[spoiler: Sharp objects. Danielle inadvertently drives off a string when she grabs a pair of scissors and Loreen escapes the House altogether by charging one of the House's "windows," with a bread knife.]] May or may not be intentional.
* WhamEpisode: ALL of them qualify, but Loreen's story is the only one to have someone witness and describe the house's supernatural properties first hand and AND escape.



** [[spoiler: The house bled. Not like red human blood, but something else.]]



* YankTheDogsChain: John Madson had just transferred to a lucrative job and he and his wife had planned to settle down in Sugar Land, but the House had other ideas for them.

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* YankTheDogsChain: John Madson had just transferred to a lucrative job and he and his wife had planned to settle down in Sugar Land, Land with his wife Lucy, but the House had other ideas for them.


* {{Determinator}}: Pretty much all of the main cast.

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* {{Determinator}}: Pretty much all of the main cast.everyone.


** The House counts too, considering [[SuperPersistentPredator it never stops hunting for the Madsons]] [[TheBadGuyWins and eventually succeeds.]]

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** The House counts too, considering [[SuperPersistentPredator it never stops hunting for the Madsons]] [[TheBadGuyWins and eventually succeeds.succeeds in finding them via Drew.]]

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* WeaksauceWeakness: What does the omnipotent and omnipresent House fear? [[spoiler: Sharp objects. Danielle inadvertently drives off a string when she grabs a pair of scissors and Loreen escapes the House altogether by charging one of the House's "windows," with a bread knife.]] May or not be intentional.


* CameBackStrong: Loreen's notes state that flesh puppets that can't leave the house are especially quick and strong.
** Referenced by Danielle: she becomes increasingly panicked after [[spoiler: Linney is almost carried away possessed by the House's strings]] and contemplates leaving. As soon as this happens, she hears a trap door open somewhere and what sounds like a herd of people barreling down a staircase. Not soon after, [[spoiler: Linney's parents "come home from work."]]

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* CameBackStrong: Loreen's notes state that flesh puppets that can't leave the house are especially quick and can sometimes be especially strong.
** Referenced by Danielle: she becomes increasingly panicked after [[spoiler: Linney is almost carried away possessed by the House's strings]] and contemplates leaving. As soon as this happens, while cleaning, she hears a trap door open somewhere and what sounds like a herd of people barreling down a staircase. Not soon Soon after, [[spoiler: Linney's parents "come home from work."]]

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