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* More subjectively, the entire film's KudzuPlot could be considered this IF it was meant to be intentional. The random, disconcerting moments and plot threads, often left without any real closure, give the film a sense understated creepiness in the vein of a Creator/DavidLynch movie.

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* More subjectively, the entire film's KudzuPlot could be considered this IF it was meant to be intentional. The random, disconcerting moments and plot threads, often left without any real closure, give the film a sense understated creepiness in the vein of a Creator/DavidLynch movie.movie.
* In his nonfiction book ''Danse Macabre,'' Creator/StephenKing recounts going to a matinee showing of ''Amityville'' composed mainly of older people, none of whom were reacting to the onscreen scares. When he asked several of the moviegoers, he learned that they were terrified of the ''financial'' horror, of the slow madness which comes with never being able to make ends meet, of having an expected windfall suddenly snatched away.


* More subjectively, the entire film's KudzuPlot could be considered this IF it was meant to be intentional. The random, disconcerting moments and plot threads, often left without any real closure, give the film a sense understated creepiness in the vein of a DavidLynch movie.

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* More subjectively, the entire film's KudzuPlot could be considered this IF it was meant to be intentional. The random, disconcerting moments and plot threads, often left without any real closure, give the film a sense understated creepiness in the vein of a DavidLynch Creator/DavidLynch movie.


* The scary look on that lady's face when she said "it is the passage to Hell!" She sounded so evil!

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* The scary look on that lady's face when she said "it is the passage to Hell!" She sounded so evil!evil!
* More subjectively, the entire film's KudzuPlot could be considered this IF it was meant to be intentional. The random, disconcerting moments and plot threads, often left without any real closure, give the film a sense understated creepiness in the vein of a DavidLynch movie.


* Later, the same little girl is singing "Jesus Loves Me" as her mother walks down the hall. She comes in and we - but not her - see that the rocking chair in the corner of the room has been moving on its own as the daughter sings to Jodie. When the little girl complains her mother scared Jodie away and she went out the window, the mother goes to look in order to demonstrate Jodie is imaginary, only to be greeted by [[RedEyesTakeWarning two glowing red eyes staring back at her.]] Keep in mind this is a second-story window with nothing outside to stand on.

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* Later, the same little girl is singing "Jesus Loves Me" as her mother walks down the hall. She comes in and we - but not her - see that the rocking chair in the corner of the room has been moving on its own as the daughter sings to Jodie. When the little girl complains her mother scared Jodie away and she went out the window, the mother goes to look in order to demonstrate Jodie is imaginary, only to be greeted by [[RedEyesTakeWarning two glowing red eyes staring back at her.]] Keep in mind this is a second-story window with nothing outside to stand on. And then later in the movie, we get a brief glimpse of Jodie's form (as pictured above). That thing is ''huge''.


* The scenes depicting the murder of the [=DeFeo=] family is fairly disturbing, and only gets worse when you realize that the murders ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_DeFeo_Jr actually happened]]''.

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* The scenes depicting the murder of the [=DeFeo=] family is are fairly disturbing, and only gets worse when you realize that the murders ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_DeFeo_Jr actually happened]]''.

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* The scenes depicting the murder of the [=DeFeo=] family is fairly disturbing, and only gets worse when you realize that the murders ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_DeFeo_Jr actually happened]]''.


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* '''''GET OUT.'''''


* Later, the same little girl is singing "Jesus Loves Me" as her mother walks down the hall. She comes in and we - but not her - see that the rocking chair in the corner of the room has been moving on its own as the daughter sings to Jodie. When the little girl complains her mother scared Jodie away and she went out the window, the mother goes to look in order to demonstrate Jodie is imaginary, only to be greeted by [[RedEyesTakeWarning two glowing red eyes staring back at her.]]

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* Later, the same little girl is singing "Jesus Loves Me" as her mother walks down the hall. She comes in and we - but not her - see that the rocking chair in the corner of the room has been moving on its own as the daughter sings to Jodie. When the little girl complains her mother scared Jodie away and she went out the window, the mother goes to look in order to demonstrate Jodie is imaginary, only to be greeted by [[RedEyesTakeWarning two glowing red eyes staring back at her.]]]] Keep in mind this is a second-story window with nothing outside to stand on.


* George Lutz getting more erratic and violent over the course of the movie, occasionally getting violent with friends and family, is a potent source of AdultFear. Near the end of the movie you start to fear that he'll kill somebody.

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* George Lutz getting more erratic and violent over the course of the movie, occasionally getting violent with friends and family, is a potent source of AdultFear. Near the end of the movie you start to fear that he'll kill somebody.

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* George Lutz getting more erratic and violent over the course of the movie, occasionally getting violent with friends and family, is a potent source of AdultFear. Near the end of the movie you start to fear that he'll kill somebody.


* Demonic entity/"imaginary friend" Jodie's antics. First we have the babysitter trapped in a closet with no lock, who proceeds to pound on the door until her knuckles bleed. Then the light goes out and she's stuck inside for hours. When she's finally let out, the little girl she was babysitting explains Jodie wouldn't let her open the door.
** And when said girl complains to Kathy about being yelled at, Kathy tells her she should listen to George. Her response? "Jodie doesn't like George."
* Later, the same little girl is singing "Jesus Loves Me" as her mother walks down the hall. She comes in and we--but not her--see that the rocking chair in the corner of the room has been moving on its own as the daughter sings to Jodie. When the little girl complains her mother scared Jodie away and she went out the window, the mother bemusedly goes to look in order to demonstrate Jodie is imaginary--only to be greeted by [[RedEyesTakeWarning two glowing red eyes staring back at her.]]

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* Demonic entity/"imaginary friend" Jodie's antics. First we have the babysitter trapped in a closet with no lock, who proceeds to pound pounds on the door until her knuckles bleed. Then the light goes out and she's stuck inside for hours. When she's finally let out, the little girl she was babysitting explains Jodie wouldn't let her open the door.
** And when When said girl complains to Kathy about being yelled at, Kathy tells her she should listen to George. Her response? "Jodie doesn't like George."
* Later, the same little girl is singing "Jesus Loves Me" as her mother walks down the hall. She comes in and we--but we - but not her--see her - see that the rocking chair in the corner of the room has been moving on its own as the daughter sings to Jodie. When the little girl complains her mother scared Jodie away and she went out the window, the mother bemusedly goes to look in order to demonstrate Jodie is imaginary--only imaginary, only to be greeted by [[RedEyesTakeWarning two glowing red eyes staring back at her.]]


* The scary scream that lady did "it is the portal to Hell!" She sounded so evil!

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* The scary scream look on that lady did lady's face when she said "it is the portal passage to Hell!" She sounded so evil!


* The [[spoiler: black pit to Hell in the basement filled with unknown black pitch.]]

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* The [[spoiler: black pit to Hell in the basement filled with unknown black pitch.]]]]
* The scary scream that lady did "it is the portal to Hell!" She sounded so evil!

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** And when said girl complains to Kathy about being yelled at, Kathy tells her she should listen to George. Her response? "Jodie doesn't like George."

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* Demonic entity/"imaginary friend" Jodie's antics. First we have the babysitter trapped in a closet with no lock, who proceeds to pound on the door until her knuckles bleed. Then the light goes out and she's stuck inside for hours. When she's finally let out, the little girl she was babysitting explains Jodie wouldn't let her open the door.
* Later, the same little girl is singing "Jesus Loves Me" as her mother walks down the hall. She comes in and we--but not her--see that the rocking chair in the corner of the room has been moving on its own as the daughter sings to Jodie. When the little girl complains her mother scared Jodie away and she went out the window, the mother bemusedly goes to look in order to demonstrate Jodie is imaginary--only to be greeted by [[RedEyesTakeWarning two glowing red eyes staring back at her.]]
* The [[spoiler: black pit to Hell in the basement filled with unknown black pitch.]]

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