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Joyce Reardon (Creator/NancyTravis), a discredited professor of Parapsychology, wants to "wake up" the mansion by bringing in a team of [[PsychicPowers psychics]] to connect with the paranormal manifestations that might be residing there. Her team consists of [[ChildMage Annie Wheaton]] (Kimberly J. Brown), [[GoodSamaritan Cathy Kramer]] (Judith Ivey), [[NoSocialSkills Emery Waterman]] (Matt Ross), [[DeadpanSnarker Nick Hardaway]] (Julian Sands), [[WideEyedIdealist Pam Asbury]] (Creator/EmilyDeschanel), and [[CoolOldGuy Victor (Vic) Kandinsky]] (Kevin Tighe), along with [[NiceGuy Steve Rimbauer]] (Matt Kesslar), [[LastOfHisKind the last-known member]] [[SingleLineOfDescent of the Rimbauer family]], and [[BadassNormal Rachel Wheaton]] (Creator/MelanieLynskey), Annie's older sister.

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Joyce Reardon (Creator/NancyTravis), a discredited professor of Parapsychology, wants to "wake up" the mansion by bringing in a team of [[PsychicPowers psychics]] to connect with the paranormal manifestations that might be residing there. Her team consists of [[ChildMage Annie Wheaton]] (Kimberly ([[Creator/KimberlyJBrown Kimberly J. Brown), Brown]]), [[GoodSamaritan Cathy Kramer]] (Judith Ivey), [[NoSocialSkills Emery Waterman]] (Matt Ross), [[DeadpanSnarker Nick Hardaway]] (Julian Sands), [[WideEyedIdealist Pam Asbury]] (Creator/EmilyDeschanel), and [[CoolOldGuy Victor (Vic) Kandinsky]] (Kevin Tighe), along with [[NiceGuy Steve Rimbauer]] (Matt Kesslar), [[LastOfHisKind the last-known member]] [[SingleLineOfDescent of the Rimbauer family]], and [[BadassNormal Rachel Wheaton]] (Creator/MelanieLynskey), Annie's older sister.


Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis), a discredited professor of Parapsychology, wants to "wake up" the mansion by bringing in a team of [[PsychicPowers psychics]] to connect with the paranormal manifestations that might be residing there. Her team consists of [[ChildMage Annie Wheaton]] (Kimberly J. Brown), [[GoodSamaritan Cathy Kramer]] (Judith Ivey), [[NoSocialSkills Emery Waterman]] (Matt Ross), [[DeadpanSnarker Nick Hardaway]] (Julian Sands), [[WideEyedIdealist Pam Asbury]] (Creator/EmilyDeschanel), and [[CoolOldGuy Victor (Vic) Kandinsky]] (Kevin Tighe), along with [[NiceGuy Steve Rimbauer]] (Matt Kesslar), [[LastOfHisKind the last-known member]] [[SingleLineOfDescent of the Rimbauer family]], and [[BadassNormal Rachel Wheaton]] (Creator/MelanieLynskey), Annie's older sister.

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Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis), (Creator/NancyTravis), a discredited professor of Parapsychology, wants to "wake up" the mansion by bringing in a team of [[PsychicPowers psychics]] to connect with the paranormal manifestations that might be residing there. Her team consists of [[ChildMage Annie Wheaton]] (Kimberly J. Brown), [[GoodSamaritan Cathy Kramer]] (Judith Ivey), [[NoSocialSkills Emery Waterman]] (Matt Ross), [[DeadpanSnarker Nick Hardaway]] (Julian Sands), [[WideEyedIdealist Pam Asbury]] (Creator/EmilyDeschanel), and [[CoolOldGuy Victor (Vic) Kandinsky]] (Kevin Tighe), along with [[NiceGuy Steve Rimbauer]] (Matt Kesslar), [[LastOfHisKind the last-known member]] [[SingleLineOfDescent of the Rimbauer family]], and [[BadassNormal Rachel Wheaton]] (Creator/MelanieLynskey), Annie's older sister.


Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis), a discredited professor of Parapsychology, wants to "wake up" the mansion by bringing in a team of [[PsychicPowers psychics]] to connect with the paranormal manifestations that might be residing there. Her team consists of [[ChildMage Annie Wheaton]] (Kimberly J. Brown), [[GoodSamaritan Cathy Kramer]] (Judith Ivey), [[NoSocialSkills Emery Waterman]] (Matt Ross), [[DeadpanSnarker Nick Hardaway]] (Julian Sands), [[WideEyedIdealist Pam Asbury]] (Creator/Emily eschanel), and [[CoolOldGuy Victor (Vic) Kandinsky]] (Kevin Tighe), along with [[NiceGuy Steve Rimbauer]] (Matt Kesslar), [[LastOfHisKind the last-known member]] [[SingleLineOfDescent of the Rimbauer family]], and [[BadassNormal Rachel Wheaton]] (Creator/MelanieLynskey), Annie's older sister.

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Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis), a discredited professor of Parapsychology, wants to "wake up" the mansion by bringing in a team of [[PsychicPowers psychics]] to connect with the paranormal manifestations that might be residing there. Her team consists of [[ChildMage Annie Wheaton]] (Kimberly J. Brown), [[GoodSamaritan Cathy Kramer]] (Judith Ivey), [[NoSocialSkills Emery Waterman]] (Matt Ross), [[DeadpanSnarker Nick Hardaway]] (Julian Sands), [[WideEyedIdealist Pam Asbury]] (Creator/Emily eschanel), (Creator/EmilyDeschanel), and [[CoolOldGuy Victor (Vic) Kandinsky]] (Kevin Tighe), along with [[NiceGuy Steve Rimbauer]] (Matt Kesslar), [[LastOfHisKind the last-known member]] [[SingleLineOfDescent of the Rimbauer family]], and [[BadassNormal Rachel Wheaton]] (Creator/MelanieLynskey), Annie's older sister.


Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis), a discredited professor of Parapsychology, wants to "wake up" the mansion by bringing in a team of [[PsychicPowers psychics]] to connect with the paranormal manifestations that might be residing there. Her team consists of [[ChildMage Annie Wheaton]] (Kimberly J. Brown), [[GoodSamaritan Cathy Kramer]] (Judith Ivey), [[NoSocialSkills Emery Waterman]] (Matt Ross), [[DeadpanSnarker Nick Hardaway]] (Julian Sands), [[WideEyedIdealist Pam Asbury]] (Emily Deschanel), and [[CoolOldGuy Victor (Vic) Kandinsky]] (Kevin Tighe), along with [[NiceGuy Steve Rimbauer]] (Matt Kesslar), [[LastOfHisKind the last-known member]] [[SingleLineOfDescent of the Rimbauer family]], and [[BadassNormal Rachel Wheaton]] (Creator/MelanieLynskey), Annie's older sister.

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Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis), a discredited professor of Parapsychology, wants to "wake up" the mansion by bringing in a team of [[PsychicPowers psychics]] to connect with the paranormal manifestations that might be residing there. Her team consists of [[ChildMage Annie Wheaton]] (Kimberly J. Brown), [[GoodSamaritan Cathy Kramer]] (Judith Ivey), [[NoSocialSkills Emery Waterman]] (Matt Ross), [[DeadpanSnarker Nick Hardaway]] (Julian Sands), [[WideEyedIdealist Pam Asbury]] (Emily Deschanel), (Creator/Emily eschanel), and [[CoolOldGuy Victor (Vic) Kandinsky]] (Kevin Tighe), along with [[NiceGuy Steve Rimbauer]] (Matt Kesslar), [[LastOfHisKind the last-known member]] [[SingleLineOfDescent of the Rimbauer family]], and [[BadassNormal Rachel Wheaton]] (Creator/MelanieLynskey), Annie's older sister.


* YourCheatingHeart: John Rimbauer had affairs after his wife Ellen fulfilled her duty of giving him two children. It's implied John had an affair whilst hunting in Africa and gave Ellen African Sleeping Sickness.

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* SapientHouse: Red Rose is alive.


* MoodWhiplash: Night one at the house--the group goes from hearing the story of Posey and witnessing ghostly phenomenon to...dancing to Glenn Miller, complete with levitation provided by Annie and pizza delivered by Creator/StephenKing himself. Then they all go to bed...and start having [[BadDreams bad dreams]] and creepy experiences. Of course, if you know your [[Creator/StephenKing King]], this is to be expected.

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* MoodWhiplash: Night one at the house--the group goes from hearing the story of Posey and witnessing ghostly phenomenon to...dancing to Glenn Miller, complete with levitation provided by Annie and pizza delivered by Creator/StephenKing himself. Then they all go to bed...and start having [[BadDreams bad dreams]] nightmares and creepy experiences. Of course, if you know your [[Creator/StephenKing King]], this is to be expected.


* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Many within Rose Red.

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Many within Rose Red.



* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Joyce goes through this during the miniseries. In part one, she shows signs of the wacky. At the conclusion of part two, she becomes LaughingMad. In part three, it's clear that she's AxCrazy, even showing that she's willing to let the house kill all of them to get what she wants.]] By the end she's determined to stay even after [[spoiler:multiple people died in the place, they had just gotten the doors open again and it was clear that the house would kill them all if they stayed]]. She finally comes to her senses [[spoiler:but way too late as everyone else has already left]] and she [[spoiler:is taken by the house]].

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[[spoiler:Joyce goes through this during the miniseries. In part one, she shows signs of the wacky. At the conclusion of part two, she becomes LaughingMad. In part three, it's clear that she's AxCrazy, even showing that she's willing to let the house kill all of them to get what she wants.]] By the end she's determined to stay even after [[spoiler:multiple people died in the place, they had just gotten the doors open again and it was clear that the house would kill them all if they stayed]]. She finally comes to her senses [[spoiler:but way too late as everyone else has already left]] and she [[spoiler:is taken by the house]].



* ShoutOut: To a number of films and books, especially horror or HauntedHouse ones. Of note is Joyce's quote from Shirley Jackson's ''The Haunting of Hill House'': "Some houses are born bad."

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To a number of films and books, especially horror or HauntedHouse ones. Of note is Joyce's quote from Shirley Jackson's ''The Haunting of Hill House'': "Some houses are born bad."


-->'''Steven''': Nothing. She gave him a son in 1909, a daughter in 1911. The girl had a withered arm, but the son was fine. It was the son John Rimbauer care about. In his mind, Ellen had fulfilled her function, and could do what she liked.

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-->'''Steven''': Nothing. She gave him a son in 1909, a daughter in 1911. The girl had a withered arm, but the son was fine. It was the son John Rimbauer care cared about. In his mind, Ellen had fulfilled her function, and could do what she liked.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Pam, Vic, Professor Miller, and Mrs. Waterman all die at the hands of Rose Red, but everyone's able to escape the mansion and Annie, finally broken from its control, uses her psychic abilities to destroy the mansion. Joyce also is killed by the spirits by the very thing she desired (wanting to stay in Rose Red to prove the paranormal). Despite this, the series ends with a six month gap with the surviving characters paying their respects to those who died to the mansion, which is slated for demolition]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Pam, Vic, Professor Miller, and Mrs. Waterman all die at the hands of Rose Red, but everyone's almost everyone else is able to escape the mansion and Annie, finally broken from its control, uses her psychic abilities to destroy the mansion. Joyce also is killed by the spirits by the very thing she desired (wanting to stay in Rose Red to prove the paranormal). Despite this, the series ends with a six month gap with the surviving characters paying their respects to those who died to the mansion, which is slated for demolition]].


* DeathByInaction: Because of Emery's refusal to help him due to SanitySlippage, [[spoiler: Vic dies from a heart attack]].


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* MurderByInaction: Because of Emery's refusal to help him due to SanitySlippage, [[spoiler: Vic dies from a heart attack]].


* DirectLineToTheAuthor: There was once a fake website purporting to belong to Joyce Reardon and Beaumont University, giving information about the Rose Red project and implying she was a real person. Similarly, the "Making Of" segment which aired on TV prior to the miniseries itself made use of actors to play the "real" Joyce and Steve, told the whole story of Rose Red as if it were real history, and included segments from real-life historians and Seattle public figures acting as if Rose Red were real. Finally, the ''Diary of Ellen Rimbauer'' itself, though [[IncrediblyLamePun ghost-written]] by Ridley Pearson (for a time hints within the text and cagey comments from people at Hyperion made fans think Tabitha King, Stephen's wife, was the writer), had no author indicated when published, instead having a foreword written by its supposed editor Joyce Reardon after the book was 'found' in an estate sale. All in all, a rather complex and well-done effort, if fairly obvious as a fake.

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* DirectLineToTheAuthor: There was once a fake website purporting to belong to Joyce Reardon and Beaumont University, giving information about the Rose Red project and implying she was a real person. Similarly, the "Making Of" segment which aired on TV prior to the miniseries itself made use of actors to play the "real" Joyce and Steve, told the whole story of Rose Red as if it were real history, and included segments from real-life historians and Seattle public figures acting as if Rose Red were real. Finally, the ''Diary of Ellen Rimbauer'' itself, though [[IncrediblyLamePun ghost-written]] by Ridley Pearson (for a time hints within the text and cagey comments from people at Hyperion made fans think Tabitha King, Stephen's wife, was the writer), had no author indicated when published, instead having a foreword written by its supposed editor Joyce Reardon after the book was 'found' in an estate sale. All in all, a rather complex and well-done effort, if fairly obvious as a fake. According to Wiki/ThatOtherWiki, a number of people [[PoesLaw bought into it]] and thought Joyce Reardon, Beaumont University, and Rose Red were real.


* AmbiguouslyBi: Ellen, who was married to John and implies to have a lesbian affair with housekeeper Sukeena.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Ellen, who was married to John and implies implied to have a lesbian affair with her housekeeper Sukeena.


* HideYourLesbians: Ellen and Sukeena's close relationship. In her diary, Ellen never refers to Sukeena as her servant. First, she calls her "my friend". Later, "my sister".

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* HideYourLesbians: Ellen and Sukeena's close relationship. As revealed in the miniseries, Ellen and Sukeena remained close and it is hinted their relationship may have been something more than just friends. In her diary, Ellen never refers to Sukeena as her servant. First, she calls her "my friend". Later, "my sister".Sister".

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* ParentalFavoritism: Ellen loved both her children dearly, but John only cared for his son Adam.

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