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* PlayingAgainstType: Creator/TobinBell, best known for playing villains and creeps, plays a grizzled, but ultimately good-natured cop in "Gray Matter."

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* DawsonCasting: Robert Harper plays teenage college student Charlie Gereson, even though he looks like he's in his mid-40s.


* ReferencedBy: The crate monster's crate has made cameo appearances in ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. That thing really gets around!

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* ReferencedBy: The crate monster's crate has made cameo appearances in ''Film/JasonGoesToHellTheFinalFriday'' and ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. That thing really gets around!


AllThereInTheManual: The original short story of "The Crate" points out that "Fluffy" wasn't found in the ''north'' arctic, but rather what would come to be known as the Antarctic region (as the term "Antarctica" didn't exist in 1834, when the crate was shipped to Horlicks). So the monster in the crate was somehow captured almost 100 years before the [[Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness 1930 Miskatonic University Expedition]], one presumes.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The original short story of "The Crate" points out that "Fluffy" wasn't found in the ''north'' arctic, but rather what would come to be known as the Antarctic region (as the term "Antarctica" didn't exist in 1834, when the crate was shipped to Horlicks). Horlicks). So the monster in the crate was somehow captured almost 100 years before the [[Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness 1930 Miskatonic University Expedition]], one presumes.

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AllThereInTheManual: The original short story of "The Crate" points out that "Fluffy" wasn't found in the ''north'' arctic, but rather what would come to be known as the Antarctic region (as the term "Antarctica" didn't exist in 1834, when the crate was shipped to Horlicks). So the monster in the crate was somehow captured almost 100 years before the [[Literature/AtTheMountainsOfMadness 1930 Miskatonic University Expedition]], one presumes.

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* RecurringElement: The marble ashtray prominently used to kill Nathan Grantham in the first segment shows up somewhere in the other segments as well. In ''The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill'' it's next to the cash box at the Department of Meteors. ''Something to Tide You Over'' has it on the nightstand next to Richard's bed. It's on the writing desk where Henry writes the letter to Wilma in ''The Crate''. Upson Pratt uses it as a soap dish in ''They're Creeping Up On You''. It also appears in the end portion of the framing story on Billy's desk when he first starts stabbing the voodoo doll.


* StephenKingDrinkingGame: AbusiveParent, check.



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* StephenKingDrinkingGame: AbusiveParent, check.


* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Series/{{Cheers}} Sam Malone]] is one of Richard's victims.
** Young Creator/JoeHill (nee King) is the little boy in the framing story.
** When Billie isn't nagging her husband, she is helping Snake ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.
** Becky Vickers is played by [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 Francine Parker]].
** Makeup FX man/director/[[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 Motorcycle Gang Member]] Creator/TomSavini as one of the garbagemen in the epilogue.


** Becky Vickers is played by [[Film/DawnOfTheDead Francine Parker]].
** Makeup FX man/director/[[Film/DawnOfTheDead Motorcycle Gang Member]] Tom Savini as one of the garbagemen in the epilogue.

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** Becky Vickers is played by [[Film/DawnOfTheDead [[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 Francine Parker]].
** Makeup FX man/director/[[Film/DawnOfTheDead man/director/[[Film/DawnOfTheDead1978 Motorcycle Gang Member]] Tom Savini Creator/TomSavini as one of the garbagemen in the epilogue.

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** Makeup FX man/director/[[Film/DawnOfTheDead Motorcycle Gang Member]] Tom Savini as one of the garbagemen in the epilogue.

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** Becky Vickers is played by [[Film/DawnOfTheDead Francine Parker]].


* TomHanksSyndrome / PlayingAgainstType: Those old enough to follow Leslie Neilsen's work would know he has done serious roles in the past and find no surprise that he puts on a genuinely scary performance. Those who only knew him in his comedy on the other hand are genuinely frightened that such a funny guy like him could be so malicious.

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* TomHanksSyndrome / PlayingAgainstType: Those old enough to follow Leslie Neilsen's Creator/LeslieNielsen's work would know [[TomHanksSyndrome he has done serious roles in the past past]] and find no surprise that he puts on a genuinely scary performance. Those who only knew him in his comedy on the other hand are genuinely frightened that such a funny guy like him could be so malicious.
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* TomHanksSyndrome / PlayingAgainstType: Those old enough to follow Leslie Neilsen's work would know he has done serious roles in the past and find no surprise that he puts on a genuinely scary performance. Those who only knew him in his comedy on the other hand are genuinely frightened that such a funny guy like him could be so malicious.

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