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--> I know what you're going to say sir. That it was [[FinalGirl Vera Claythorne]]. That she shot Lombard, pushed a block onto Blore and hanged herself. That's quite alright... up to a point. There's a chair with seaweed markings, same as her shoes and it looks like she stood on that chair, adjusted the noose, and kicked away the chair. [[WhamLine But that chair wasn't found kicked over. It was, like all the other chairs, found stacked up against the wall.]]

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--> I know what you're going to say sir. That it was [[FinalGirl Vera Claythorne]]. That she shot Lombard, pushed a block onto Blore and hanged herself. That's quite alright... up to a point. There's a chair with seaweed markings, same as her shoes and it looks like she stood on that chair, adjusted the noose, and kicked away the chair. [[WhamLine But that chair wasn't found kicked over. It was, like all the other chairs, found stacked neatly put up against the wall.]]
* The letter to the police, revealing who the real killer is. Among other things, there's an interesting line about how he knew Vera would kill Lombard and hang herself. It really hammers in how much of a ChessMaster they are.
* Vera Claythorne, the original FinalGirl. You thought she was the protagonist? She murdered a kid and hangs herself at the end





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** Made worse when you realize Emily saw Beatrice as a sinner who went to hell. What must have been going on in her head?
* A rather chilling line from the epilogue.
--> I know what you're going to say sir. That it was [[FinalGirl Vera Claythorne]]. That she shot Lombard, pushed a block onto Blore and hanged herself. That's quite alright... up to a point. There's a chair with seaweed markings, same as her shoes and it looks like she stood on that chair, adjusted the noose, and kicked away the chair. [[WhamLine But that chair wasn't found kicked over. It was, like all the other chairs, found stacked up against the wall.]]


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* The scene, absent from the book, in which Lombard [[spoiler: rapes Vera.]] If there was any doubt about his sociopathic nature, that scene erases it.

[[AC:2015 BBC adaptation]]
* The drug fueled party put up by the last four survivors, especially when Armstrong starts ranting about the horrors he has seen during the war.
* "Poor little Cyril."
* Vera's fate is slightly different from the book, where she [[spoiler: simply breaks down and hangs herself.]] Here, she manages to see [[spoiler: Wargrave entering the room and to balance herself on the chair she has just kicked away, which leaves her pleading for few minutes while gasping for air.]] The most horrifying moment has her [[spoiler: trying to convince Wargrave to go along with her plan of framing Lombard by telling him [[WhamLine "They believed me last time"]], thus confirming that she did indeed let Cyril drown.]]

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* The scene, absent from the book, in which Lombard [[spoiler: rapes Vera.]] If there was any doubt about his sociopathic nature, that scene erases it.

[[AC:2015 BBC adaptation]]
* The drug fueled party put up by the last four survivors, especially when Armstrong starts ranting about the horrors he has seen during the war.
* "Poor little Cyril."
* Vera's fate is slightly different from the book, where she [[spoiler: simply breaks down and hangs herself.]] Here, she manages to see [[spoiler: Wargrave entering the room and to balance herself on the chair she has just kicked away, which leaves her pleading for few minutes while gasping for air.]] The most horrifying moment has her [[spoiler: trying to convince Wargrave to go along with her plan of framing Lombard by telling him [[WhamLine "They believed me last time"]], thus confirming that she did indeed let Cyril drown.]]
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* A particularly nightmarish moment involves the incredibly effective use of [[spoiler: seaweed!]]
* ''"Don't you see?'' We're ''the zoo!''" Shiver.

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* A particularly nightmarish moment involves Vera goes up to her room alone and begins smelling the scent of the sea where Cyril drowned. Then she seems to feel a cold hand touch her neck. An incredibly effective use of [[spoiler: seaweed!]]
seaweed (which was hung from the ceiling)!
* ''"Don't One of the surviving men references the rhyme, saying how it mentions one of the little Indians being killed in a zoo, which is absent on the island. Vera answers that they've all lost their humanity.
-->'''Vera Claythorne''': Don't
you see?'' We're ''the zoo!''" Shiver.zoo!

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* "Poor little Cyril."


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* Vera's fate is slightly different from the book, where she [[spoiler: simply breaks down and hangs herself.]] Here, she manages to see [[spoiler: Wargrave entering the room and to balance herself on the chair she has just kicked away, which leaves her pleading for few minutes while gasping for hair.]] The most horrifying moment has her [[spoiler: trying to convince Wargrave to go along with her plan of framing Lombard by telling him [[WhamLine "They believed me last time"]], thus confirming that she did indeed let Cyril drown.]]

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* Vera's fate is slightly different from the book, where she [[spoiler: simply breaks down and hangs herself.]] Here, she manages to see [[spoiler: Wargrave entering the room and to balance herself on the chair she has just kicked away, which leaves her pleading for few minutes while gasping for hair.air.]] The most horrifying moment has her [[spoiler: trying to convince Wargrave to go along with her plan of framing Lombard by telling him [[WhamLine "They believed me last time"]], thus confirming that she did indeed let Cyril drown.]]


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* The drug fueled party put up by the last four survivors, especially when Armstrong starts ranting about the horrors he has seen during the war.
* Vera's fate is slightly different from the book, where she [[spoiler: simply breaks down and hangs herself.]] Here, she manages to see [[spoiler: Wargrave entering the room and to balance herself on the chair she has just kicked away, which leaves her pleading for few minutes while gasping for hair.]] The most horrifying moment has her [[spoiler: trying to convince Wargrave to go along with her plan of framing Lombard by telling him [[WhamLine "They believed me last time"]], thus confirming that she did indeed let Cyril drown.]]


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* The scene, absent from the book, in which Lombard [[spoiler: rapes Vera.]] If there was any doubt about his sociopathic nature, that scene erases it.

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* The scene, absent from the book, in which Lombard [[spoiler: rapes Vera.]] If there was any doubt about his sociopathic nature, that scene erases it.it.
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-->''Into that silence came The Voice. Without warning, inhuman, penetrating...''


[[AC: 1987 USSR adaptation]]
* Differently from [[BlackComedy the Alan Towers adaptations]], the Russian film plays the atmosphere of the book completely straight. Here, the aftermath of every murder is shown fully, Emily Brent's hallucination is kept and the frequent close-ups create a claustrophobic atmosphere. There's also a scene (absent from the book) in which Lombard [[spoiler: rapes Vera]].
* Anthony Marston doesn't simply [[spoiler: choke on his poisoned drink]], he [[spoiler: crashes face-first into a glass plate.]] And we are shown the aftermath.

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[[AC: 1987 [[AC:1987 USSR adaptation]]
* Differently from [[BlackComedy the Alan Towers adaptations]], the Russian film plays the atmosphere of the book completely straight. Here, This was the first version to show the aftermath of every murder is shown fully, Emily Brent's hallucination is kept murder.
* Apart from an eerie leitmotiv
and a scare track, the film has almost no soundtrack. This, coupled with the frequent close-ups create close-ups, creates a very claustrophobic atmosphere. There's also a scene (absent from the book) in which Lombard [[spoiler: rapes Vera]].
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* Anthony Marston doesn't simply [[spoiler: choke on his poisoned drink]], he [[spoiler: crashes face-first into a glass plate.]] And we are shown the aftermath.aftermath.
* Emily Brent hallucinating about Beatrice Taylor knocking at her window during the second night. Emily breaks down and yells at the girl, throws the Bible at the window and then, suddenly, regains her calm and whisper to herself that she now knows who the killer is -- Beatrice Taylor.
* The scene, absent from the book, in which Lombard [[spoiler: rapes Vera.]] If there was any doubt about his sociopathic nature, that scene erases it.


* Anthony Marston doesn't simply [[spoiler: chokes on his poisoned drink]], he [[spoiler: crashes face-first into a glass plate.]] And we are shown the aftermath.

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* Anthony Marston doesn't simply [[spoiler: chokes choke on his poisoned drink]], he [[spoiler: crashes face-first into a glass plate.]] And we are shown the aftermath.


* Differently from [[BlackComedy the Alan Towers adaptations]], the Russian film plays the atmosphere of the book completely straight. Here, the aftermath of every murder is shown fully, Emily Brent's hallucination is kept and the frequent close-ups create a claustrophobic atmosphere. There's also a scene (absent from the book) in which Lombard [[spoiler: rapes Vera]].

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[[AC: 1987 USSR adaptation]]
* Differently from [[BlackComedy the Alan Towers adaptations]], the Russian film plays the atmosphere of the book completely straight. Here, the aftermath of every murder is shown fully, Emily Brent's hallucination is kept and the frequent close-ups create a claustrophobic atmosphere. There's also a scene (absent from the book) in which Lombard [[spoiler: rapes Vera]].Vera]].
* Anthony Marston doesn't simply [[spoiler: chokes on his poisoned drink]], he [[spoiler: crashes face-first into a glass plate.]] And we are shown the aftermath.

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There's a reason Agatha Christie is known as the grandmother of the slasher film and that reason is ''And Then There Were None''.

!!The book
* A particularly nightmarish moment involves the incredibly effective use of [[spoiler: seaweed!]]
* ''"Don't you see?'' We're ''the zoo!''" Shiver.
* Emily Brent's hallucination of the dead Beatrice Taylor walking towards her fits here too. Especially if you know what [[DrivenToSuicide she has done to the girl]].

!!The films
* Differently from [[BlackComedy the Alan Towers adaptations]], the Russian film plays the atmosphere of the book completely straight. Here, the aftermath of every murder is shown fully, Emily Brent's hallucination is kept and the frequent close-ups create a claustrophobic atmosphere. There's also a scene (absent from the book) in which Lombard [[spoiler: rapes Vera]].

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