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* Half of Barry's dialogue seems to exist simply to deliver (often hilarious) pop culture references, from ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' to [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]] to referring to a headlamp as his flaming [[Film/LordOfTheRings eye of Mordor]]. And all his shoutouts are justified as he's a literary agent; he ''should'' know these things by profession.

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* Half of Barry's dialogue seems to exist simply to deliver (often hilarious) pop culture references, from ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' to [[Creator/AlfredHitchcock Hitchcock]] to referring to a headlamp as his flaming [[Film/LordOfTheRings [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings eye of Mordor]]. And all his shoutouts are justified as he's a literary agent; he ''should'' know these things by profession.


* The acheivement for acing the battle against the words in ''American Nightmare'' is "[[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation No Punctuation]]." Significant, because Yahtzee panned the game for the MetaFiction elements, which he felt were heavy-handed. Remedy nust be good sports...

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* The acheivement for acing the battle against the words in ''American Nightmare'' is "[[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation "[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation No Punctuation]]." Significant, because Yahtzee panned the game for the MetaFiction elements, which he felt were heavy-handed. Remedy nust be good sports...

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* The acheivement for acing the battle against the words in ''American Nightmare'' is "[[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation No Punctuation]]." Significant, because Yahtzee panned the game for the MetaFiction elements, which he felt were heavy-handed. Remedy nust be good sports...

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* The battle at the Anderson Farm is more or less a Stage Battle from ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend,'' minus the RTS elements.

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** Alan Wake himself is basically a walking Stephen King reference. To the point where he has written for the in-universe equivalent of Twilight Zone, the 1980s revival of which King had written an episode of.


** Also JUDY is very similar to Barbara Jagger's role as the BiggerBad to Mr. Scratch/DopleCoop BigBad.

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** Also JUDY is very similar to Barbara Jagger's role as the BiggerBad to Mr. Scratch/DopleCoop BigBad.

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** The fact that those are 25 cups may be a reference on itself.


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** The Original Twin Peaks series also ends with an evil double of the Main Character being unleashed on the world.
** With the new Twin Peaks season Thomas Zane shares almost the same role as with Phillip Jeffries.
** Also JUDY is very similar to Barbara Jagger's role as the BiggerBad to Mr. Scratch/DopleCoop BigBad.
** While their personalities are almost opposite both Mr. Scratch and DopleCoop share the motivation of wanting to be free outside their realm.


** In Episode 2, we're shown a flashback in which Alan enters his apartment; his greeting to Alice? "Honey, I'm home."

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** In Episode 2, we're shown a flashback in which Alan enters his apartment; his greeting to Alice? "Honey, I'm home."" He also has an award on his shelf that is in the design of a pair of [[BlingBlingBang golden]] Beretta pistols, echoing those Max favored in his games.


* [[ShowWithinAShow Night Springs]] is an obvious homage to Series/TheTwilightZone. Also, in Alan's nightmare at the very beginning he's driving and a signpost on the road shows that "Night Springs" is up ahead. Fans of he ''Twilight Zone'' will remember the intro narrative "There's a signpost up ahead; your next stop is the Twilight Zone!"

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* [[ShowWithinAShow Night Springs]] is an obvious homage to Series/TheTwilightZone.''Franchise/TheTwilightZone''. Also, in Alan's nightmare at the very beginning he's driving and a signpost on the road shows that "Night Springs" is up ahead. Fans of he ''Twilight Zone'' will remember the intro narrative "There's a signpost up ahead; your next stop is the Twilight Zone!"

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***The manuscript game introducing agent Nightingale: "Agent Nightingale didn't want to be in Bright Falls. These little communities revolted him. And he didn't like the trees or the coffee."


** The manuscript pages from the Sudden Stop at the start of the second chapter mention a femme fatale, dead loved ones, and painkillers. The voice narrating the pages was none other than the voice of Max himself, James [=McCaffrey=].

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** The manuscript pages from the Sudden Stop ''Sudden Stop'' at the start of the second chapter mention a femme fatale, dead loved ones, and painkillers. The voice narrating the pages was none other than the voice of Max himself, James [=McCaffrey=].



* Following the Evil Dead car reference is the windmill at the Anderson farm, which looks like the windmill Ash finds himself in in Army of Darkness. Against a backdrop of a dark stormy sky, like in said movie.

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* Following the Evil Dead car reference is the windmill at the Anderson farm, which looks like the windmill Ash finds himself in in Army of Darkness.''Film/ArmyOfDarkness''. Against a backdrop of a dark stormy sky, like in said movie.



* Barry and Alan get separated in Episode 4, with Alan at the top of a cliff and Barry at the bottom. When Barry proclaims that he can make it alone, Alan mutters, "Now he's {{Rambo}}."

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* Barry and Alan get separated in Episode 4, with Alan at the top of a cliff and Barry at the bottom. When Barry proclaims that he can make it alone, Alan mutters, "Now he's {{Rambo}}.Franchise/{{Rambo}}."



* In a television scene in ''American Nightmare'', Mr. Scratch shows off various "tools" that he finds useful. Most of them are knives and other sharp objects, and he describes rather blatantly the morbid implications and uses of each variant. One is a roll of duct tape; all he says is that he can't tell you how much he's [[Series/MacGyver MacGyvered]] with it.

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* In a television scene in ''American Nightmare'', Mr. Scratch shows off various "tools" that he finds useful. Most of them are knives and other sharp objects, and he describes rather blatantly the morbid implications and uses of each variant. One is a roll of duct tape; all he says is that he can't tell you how much he's [[Series/MacGyver [[Series/MacGyver1985 MacGyvered]] with it.

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* Another much older Remedy game is also referenced: There's a poster for the original DeathRally hanging in in the same room you find the ''Night Springs'' game. It also gets namedropped in the The Signal DLC.


* The achievement "Damn Good Cup of Coffee", obtained by collecting 25 of the coffee thermoses hidden throughout the game, seems to be a reference to a repeated line in ''TwinPeaks''. Special Agent Cooper sure does love him some coffee.

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* The achievement "Damn Good Cup of Coffee", obtained by collecting 25 of the coffee thermoses hidden throughout the game, seems to be a reference to a repeated line in ''TwinPeaks''.''Series/TwinPeaks''. Special Agent Cooper sure does love him some coffee.



** Bright Falls's diner bears a striking resemblance to the R & R Diner in ''TwinPeaks''.
** Sheriff Breaker's cutout in the The Signal DLC refers obliquely to the "secret society" that she had Barry contact in the game and is advertising a fake book entitled "The Only Girl in the Bookhouse." In ''TwinPeaks'', the Bookhouse Boys was a secret society devoted to protecting the town from a supernatural evil in the woods.
** Near the beginning of the game various charactrs mention good coffee, great air and Douglas firs. All these elements were mentioned when introducing Agent Cooper.
** Act I of Episode 5 is named ''Night Life in Bright Falls'', which is a transparent reference to ''Night Life in TwinPeaks'', a piece of soundtrack from the show [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7psOw0ilJl4]].

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** Bright Falls's diner bears a striking resemblance to the R & R Diner in ''TwinPeaks''.
''Twin Peaks''.
** Sheriff Breaker's cutout in the The Signal DLC refers obliquely to the "secret society" that she had Barry contact in the game and is advertising a fake book entitled "The Only Girl in the Bookhouse." In ''TwinPeaks'', ''Twin Peaks'', the Bookhouse Boys was a secret society devoted to protecting the town from a supernatural evil in the woods.
** Near the beginning of the game various charactrs characters mention good coffee, great air and Douglas firs. All these elements were mentioned when introducing Agent Cooper.
** Act I of Episode 5 is named ''Night Life in Bright Falls'', which is a transparent reference to ''Night Life in TwinPeaks'', Twin Peaks'', a piece of soundtrack from the show [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7psOw0ilJl4]].


** One of the diner's bathroom stalls is tagged with Mirra.
** In Episode 2, we're shown a flashback in which Alan enters his apartment; his greeting to Alice? "Honey, I'm home."



* One of the diner's bathroom stalls is tagged with [[VideoGame/MaxPayne Mirra]].



* In Episode 2, we're shown a flashback in which Alan enters his apartment; his greeting to Alice? [[VideoGame/MaxPayne "Honey, I'm home."]]

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