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* AllHallowsEve: The setting of both "The Spirit Box" and "The Circle".


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* HalloweenEpisode: The setting of both "The Spirit Box" and "The Circle" is [[UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve Halloween]].


* SpiritualSuccessor: Part ''Series/MastersOfHorror'', part ''Series/TheTwilightZone''

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Part ''Series/MastersOfHorror'', part ''Series/TheTwilightZone''''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''.


* SerialKiller: "Family Man", "In Sickness and In Health" and "Eater". [[spoiler: They all die by the end, but that didn't stop them from starting the CruelTwistEnding in all of them (except "In Sickness and In Health") either. There's also one in "Something With Teeth", although that has a decidedly happier ending.]]

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* SerialKiller: "Family Man", "In Sickness and In Health" and "Eater". [[spoiler: They all die by the end, but that didn't stop them from starting the CruelTwistEnding in all of them (except "In Sickness and In Health") either. There's also one in "Something With Teeth", Bite", although that has a decidedly happier ending.]]


* LooksLikeOrlock: The main vampire in "The Sacrifice". Possibly because [[AgeWithoutYouth he's damn old]] - the newest ones look like they were just before death but with fangs.

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* LooksLikeOrlock: LooksLikeOrlok: The main vampire in "The Sacrifice". Possibly because [[AgeWithoutYouth he's damn old]] - the newest ones look like they were just before death but with fangs.


* AllLoveIsUnrequited: The geeky roomate is in love with the main character in "New Year's Day" while she is in love herself with another guy who is not interested in her. [[spoiler: They eventually get TogetherInDeath.]]

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: The geeky roomate roommate is in love with the main character in "New Year's Day" while she is in love herself with another guy who is not interested in her. [[spoiler: They eventually get TogetherInDeath.]]


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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In "New Year's Day", the ZombieApocalypse is started by an accident in a chemical plant, and all dead raise regardless of how they died. They also keep a lot of their previous memories. They also don't kill mindlessly, like the zombies in most ZombieApocalypse stories. [[spoiler: Before TheReveal, Helen doesn't kill anyone and even actively tries to rescue a girl who is being chased by zombies.[[

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In "New Year's Day", the ZombieApocalypse is started by an accident in a chemical plant, and all dead raise regardless of how they died. They also keep a lot of their previous memories. They also don't kill mindlessly, like the zombies in most ZombieApocalypse stories. [[spoiler: Before TheReveal, Helen doesn't kill anyone and even actively tries to rescue a girl who is being chased by zombies.[[]]


* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In "New Year's Day", the ZombieApocalypse is started by an accident in a chemical plant, and all dead raise regardless of how they died. They also keep a lot of their previous memories.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In "New Year's Day", the ZombieApocalypse is started by an accident in a chemical plant, and all dead raise regardless of how they died. They also keep a lot of their previous memories. They also don't kill mindlessly, like the zombies in most ZombieApocalypse stories. [[spoiler: Before TheReveal, Helen doesn't kill anyone and even actively tries to rescue a girl who is being chased by zombies.[[


** Just about everybody in "Community", with the exception of Phil and his wife, are brainwashed by Candace, and will resort to extreme measures to preserve the shallow beauty of the eponymous community, up to and including murdering the family and friends of anyone who tries to escape.



* CruelTwistEnding: Roughly two-thirds of their twists. One of them was ''so'' horrible, we almost considered renaming the trope "The Family Man Twist"!

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* CruelTwistEnding: Roughly two-thirds of their twists. One of them was ''so'' horrible, we almost considered renaming the trope "The Family Man Twist"!Twist"![[labelnote:An explanation containing unmarked spoilers]]Brautigan kills Dennis' family while still in his body. When Dennis returns to his house, he kills Brautigan, and regains his own body in the process. His daughter who had survived her wounds is asked who killed her family, she points at her father.[[/labelnote]]



* OnlySaneMan: Bobby in "Community". [[spoiler: To bad he becomes absorbed in the community.]]

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* OnlySaneMan: Bobby in "Community". [[spoiler: To Too bad he becomes absorbed in the community.]]


%%* TomatoInTheMirror: "[[spoiler:New Year's Day]]"

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%%* * TomatoInTheMirror: "[[spoiler:New [[spoiler:The ending of "New Year's Day]]"Day" reveals that Helen has been a zombie all along, and was completely unaware of it.]]


* TheCorruption: The Darkness from "The Circle" is an EldritchAbomination that takes its victims and transforms them into zombie-like beings known as the "blood-thirsty" before it completely consumes them.



* SerialKiller: "Family Man", "In Sickness and In Health" and "Eater". [[spoiler: They all die by the end, but that didn't stop them from starting the CruelTwistEnding in all of them either.]]

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* SerialKiller: "Family Man", "In Sickness and In Health" and "Eater". [[spoiler: They all die by the end, but that didn't stop them from starting the CruelTwistEnding in all of them either.(except "In Sickness and In Health") either. There's also one in "Something With Teeth", although that has a decidedly happier ending.]]


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* TheVirus: See TheCorruption above. The Darkness can spread the "blood-thirst" disease if someone ingests parts of its fluid form.


* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Becca in "The Spirit Box"]] planned everything from the start. For added irony, she's seen dressed as an angel on Halloween. [[spoiler: Mr. Drake]] is also a pedophile working at the school.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: BitchInSheepsClothing:
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[[spoiler: Becca in "The Spirit Box"]] planned everything from the start. For added irony, she's seen dressed as an angel on Halloween. [[spoiler: Mr. Drake]] is also a pedophile working at the school.school.
** [[spoiler:The three sisters from "The Sacrifice" are a heroic variant of this. They're hospitable towards the heroes, but they're actually planning to feed them to a vampire trapped inside their walls. However, [[WellIntentionedExtremist they only do this so it doesn't escape to the outside world]].]]



* TheEndingChangesEverything: The plot of "In Sickness and In Health" revolves around Sam panicking after she receives a note that Carlos is a serial killer. [[spoiler:Then Sam reveals at the end that the note was meant for ''Carlos,'' which makes everything else before it seem pointless.]]



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: "Something with Bite" - After a while, you can transform only when you want it. And it makes you [[YouSexyBeast a total sex god]].

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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: "Something with Bite" - After a while, you can transform only when you want it. And it makes you [[YouSexyBeast a total sex god]]. Oh, and there's vegan werewolves, too.

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* SelfPoisoningGambit: The end of "Eater" features a variant. [[spoiler:The last cop left alive is wounded, disarmed, and has no way of escaping the cannibal SerialKiller. She decides to both ingest poison and put it all over her body so when he tries to eat her he'll be poisoned too.]]


* GenreSavvy: Bannerman in "Eater"- literally, given her love of serial killer films. [[spoiler:It's not enough to save her, but it allows her to take the killer down with her.]]

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