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** Taking Clare seriously as the protagonist is very difficult due to how she's apparently so thick that she doesn't realize that the box might be killing people every time it grants a wish, with how her relatives die every time soon after she makes a wish.

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** Taking Clare seriously as the protagonist is very difficult due to how she's apparently so thick that she doesn't realize that the box might be killing people every time it grants a wish, with how her friends and relatives die every time ''every time'' soon after she makes a wish.

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** Taking Clare seriously as the protagonist is very difficult due to how she's apparently so thick that she doesn't realize that the box might be killing people every time it grants a wish, with how her relatives die every time soon after she makes a wish.


* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The cast are hardly likeable, with the main character using the box to make wishes despite getting the memo that the box kills people. The worst part? [[spoiler:Even if you rooted for Claire to beat the box via a ResetButtonEnding, she still dies anyways and makes the overall movie pointless as someone else just picks up the box anyways]].

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: The cast are hardly likeable, with the main character using the box to make wishes despite getting the memo that the box kills people. The worst part? [[spoiler:Even if you rooted for Claire Clare to beat the box via a ResetButtonEnding, she still dies anyways and makes the overall movie pointless as someone else just picks up the box anyways]].



** When Claire finds out about her mother's suicide, she drops the bike she was riding near her house and runs inside. One TimeSkip later, Claire and her father still live in the same house, the grass is regularly cut, and the bike apparently hasn't been moved or touched since.
** Jonathan still giving in to his compulsion to hoard and dumpster dive for some reason, even after Claire inherits her wealthy uncle's fortune.
** One of Claire's wishes is for her father to stop dumpster diving and be a cool musician. Cue a very clichéd scene of Claire and her friends fawning over her father playing the saxophone like in a 70s sitcom.
** The fact that Claire wishes that Paul would fall '''madly''' in love with her is particularly hilarious in that it's so blatantly [[WhatAnIdiot a very stupid wish that will come back to bite her in the ass.]]
** The scene where [[spoiler:Paul takes Claire's rejection badly]] is difficult to take seriously due to [[spoiler: his reaction being... to simply cut himself instead of doing something more drastic like [[SpurnedIntoSuicide committing suicide]], after he claims that he can't live without her.]] There's also the fact that Claire's shocked gasp in response to what happens is clearly a StockSoundEffect. This entire sequence is also never brought up again, making it come off as {{Padding}}.
** The film's attempts at showing Claire's mental state in some parts amount to merely desaturating the colors when she's unhappy and then restoring the saturation when she's happy, as if the filmmakers felt that her facial expressions [[{{Anvilicious}} weren't sufficient]].
** [[spoiler: Claire's mental breakdown toward the end]] is nigh-impossible to take seriously due to Joey King's [[LargeHam hilariously over-the-top performance]].

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** When Claire Clare finds out about her mother's suicide, she drops the bike she was riding near her house and runs inside. One TimeSkip later, Claire Clare and her father still live in the same house, the grass is regularly cut, and the bike apparently hasn't been moved or touched since.
** Jonathan still giving in to his compulsion to hoard and dumpster dive for some reason, even after Claire Clare inherits her wealthy uncle's fortune.
** One of Claire's Clare's wishes is for her father to stop dumpster diving and be a cool musician. Cue a very clichéd scene of Claire Clare and her friends fawning over her father playing the saxophone like in a 70s sitcom.
** The fact that Claire Clare wishes that Paul would fall '''madly''' in love with her is particularly hilarious in that it's so blatantly [[WhatAnIdiot a very stupid wish that will come back to bite her in the ass.]]
** The scene where [[spoiler:Paul takes Claire's Clare's rejection badly]] is difficult to take seriously due to [[spoiler: his reaction being... to simply cut himself instead of doing something more drastic like [[SpurnedIntoSuicide committing suicide]], after he claims that he can't live without her.]] There's also the fact that Claire's Clare's shocked gasp in response to what happens is clearly a StockSoundEffect. This entire sequence is also never brought up again, making it come off as {{Padding}}.
** The film's attempts at showing Claire's Clare's mental state in some parts amount to merely desaturating the colors when she's unhappy and then restoring the saturation when she's happy, as if the filmmakers felt that her facial expressions [[{{Anvilicious}} weren't sufficient]].
** [[spoiler: Claire's Clare's mental breakdown toward the end]] is nigh-impossible to take seriously due to Joey King's [[LargeHam hilariously over-the-top performance]].



** Claire. Despite being the main character, viewers found themselves unable to sympathize with her when she continued to use the box for herself even after knowing that its effects [[MoralEventHorizon kill people after making a wish]].
** Tyler, Darcie's AmbiguouslyGay friend/minion, whose primary character traits are being extremely {{Camp}} [[SissyVillain bully]] and impulsively taking photos of anything embarrassing he sees and uploading it on Instagram. The latter even extends to taking pictures of [[spoiler:Darcie '''as she's rotting alive''']]. Also, at the start of said scene, he is seen literally [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sleeping in the closet]].

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** Claire.Clare. Despite being the main character, viewers found themselves unable to sympathize with her when she continued to use the box for herself even after knowing that its effects [[MoralEventHorizon kill people after making a wish]].
** Tyler, Darcie's AmbiguouslyGay friend/minion, whose primary character traits are being an extremely {{Camp}} [[SissyVillain campy bully]] and impulsively taking photos of anything embarrassing he sees and uploading it on Instagram. The latter even extends to taking pictures of [[spoiler:Darcie '''as she's rotting alive''']]. Also, at the start of said scene, he is seen literally [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sleeping in the closet]].


** Tyler, Darcie's AmbiguouslyGay friend/minion, whose primary character traits are being extremely {{Camp}} and impulsively taking photos of anything embarrassing he sees and uploading it on Instagram. The latter even extends to taking pictures of [[spoiler:Darcie '''as she's rotting alive''']]. Also, at the start of said scene, he is seen literally [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sleeping in the closet]].

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** Tyler, Darcie's AmbiguouslyGay friend/minion, whose primary character traits are being extremely {{Camp}} [[SissyVillain bully]] and impulsively taking photos of anything embarrassing he sees and uploading it on Instagram. The latter even extends to taking pictures of [[spoiler:Darcie '''as she's rotting alive''']]. Also, at the start of said scene, he is seen literally [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sleeping in the closet]].


* TheScrappy: Claire. Despite being the main character, viewers found themselves unable to sympathize with her when she continued to use the box for herself even after knowing that its effects [[MoralEventHorizon kill people after making a wish]].

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Claire. Despite being the main character, viewers found themselves unable to sympathize with her when she continued to use the box for herself even after knowing that its effects [[MoralEventHorizon kill people after making a wish]].wish]].
** Tyler, Darcie's AmbiguouslyGay friend/minion, whose primary character traits are being extremely {{Camp}} and impulsively taking photos of anything embarrassing he sees and uploading it on Instagram. The latter even extends to taking pictures of [[spoiler:Darcie '''as she's rotting alive''']]. Also, at the start of said scene, he is seen literally [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sleeping in the closet]].

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* ClicheStorm: A double case. The film uses clichés from both high school romantic comedies ''and'' horror films and plays them completely straight without any hint of irony.


** When Claire finds out about her mother's suicide, she drops the bike she was riding near her house and runs inside. One TimeSkip later, Claire and her father still live in the same house and the grass is regularly cut, but the bike apparently hasn't been moved or touched since.

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** When Claire finds out about her mother's suicide, she drops the bike she was riding near her house and runs inside. One TimeSkip later, Claire and her father still live in the same house and house, the grass is regularly cut, but and the bike apparently hasn't been moved or touched since.


** When Claire finds out about her mother's suicide, she drops the bike she was riding near her house and runs inside. One TimeSkip later and the bike apparently hasn't been moved or touched since.

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** When Claire finds out about her mother's suicide, she drops the bike she was riding near her house and runs inside. One TimeSkip later later, Claire and her father still live in the same house and the grass is regularly cut, but the bike apparently hasn't been moved or touched since.


** The movie's soundtrack is ''terrible'', consisting of music that sounds like it could have come off a ''Now That's What I Call Music!'' compilation.

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** The movie's soundtrack is ''terrible'', consisting of music that sounds like it could have come off a ''Now That's What I Call Music!'' compilation. The fact that some of it plays over a clichéd shopping montage sequence makes it even more unintentionally hilarious.
** A lot of the movie's dialogue is cringeworthy and hard to take seriously, due to not sounding like how real people talk.



** The fact that Claire wishes that Paul would fall '''madly''' in love with her is particularly hilarious in that it's so blatantly a very stupid wish that will come back to bite her in the ass.
** The scene where [[spoiler:Paul takes Claire's rejection badly]] is difficult to take seriously due to [[spoiler: his reaction being... to simply cut himself instead of doing something more drastic like [[SpurnedIntoSuicide committing suicide]], after he claims that he can't live without her.]] There's also the fact that Claire's shocked gasp in response to what happens is clearly a StockSoundEffect. This entire sequence is also never brought up again.
** The film's attempts at showing Claire's mental state in some parts amounts to merely desaturating the colors when she's unhappy and then restoring the saturation when she's happy, as if the filmmakers felt that her facial expressions [[{{Anvilicious}} weren't sufficient]].

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** The fact that Claire wishes that Paul would fall '''madly''' in love with her is particularly hilarious in that it's so blatantly [[WhatAnIdiot a very stupid wish that will come back to bite her in the ass.
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** The scene where [[spoiler:Paul takes Claire's rejection badly]] is difficult to take seriously due to [[spoiler: his reaction being... to simply cut himself instead of doing something more drastic like [[SpurnedIntoSuicide committing suicide]], after he claims that he can't live without her.]] There's also the fact that Claire's shocked gasp in response to what happens is clearly a StockSoundEffect. This entire sequence is also never brought up again.
again, making it come off as {{Padding}}.
** The film's attempts at showing Claire's mental state in some parts amounts amount to merely desaturating the colors when she's unhappy and then restoring the saturation when she's happy, as if the filmmakers felt that her facial expressions [[{{Anvilicious}} weren't sufficient]].



* NightmareRetardant: Most deaths in the film, which isn't helped by how they're clearly tailored to get the film a PG-13 rating, as well as being largely caused by the victims' [[TooDumbToLive own stupidity]]. Particularly hilarious deaths include [[spoiler:Uncle August ''really'' clumsily slipping in the tub and hitting his head on the edge of the tub ''and'' finally doing himself in by banging his head on the nozzle]] and [[spoiler:Clare's body ''flying'' after getting hit by Darcie's car.]]

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Most deaths in the film, which isn't helped by how they're clearly tailored to get the film a PG-13 rating, as well as being largely caused by the victims' [[TooDumbToLive own stupidity]]. Particularly hilarious deaths include [[spoiler:Uncle August ''really'' clumsily slipping in the tub and hitting his head on the edge of the tub ''and'' finally doing himself in by banging his head on the nozzle]] and [[spoiler:Clare's body ''flying'' after getting hit by Darcie's car.]]]]
** The film also includes ''loads'' of {{Jump Scare}}s, all of which fall flat due to how unsubtly foreshadowed they are.


** When Claire finds out about her mother's suicide, she drops the bike she was riding near her house and runs inside. One TimeSkip later and the bike apparently has been on the exact same spot untouched for 12 years.

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** When Claire finds out about her mother's suicide, she drops the bike she was riding near her house and runs inside. One TimeSkip later and the bike apparently has hasn't been on the exact same spot untouched for 12 years.moved or touched since.

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** When Claire finds out about her mother's suicide, she drops the bike she was riding near her house and runs inside. One TimeSkip later and the bike apparently has been on the exact same spot untouched for 12 years.


* TaintedByThePreview: The film's trailers state that it is directed by the director of ''Film/{{Annabelle}}'' (another poorly-received horror movie), and said director also directed the critically panned ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''. This led viewers to decide ''not'' to see the film, which wasn't helped by the trailers including [[ClicheStorm many overdone horror cliches]].

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* TaintedByThePreview: The film's trailers state that it is directed by the director of ''Film/{{Annabelle}}'' (another poorly-received horror movie), and said director also directed the critically panned ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation''. This led viewers to decide ''not'' to see the film, which wasn't helped by the trailers including [[ClicheStorm many overdone horror cliches]].clichés]] and [[TrailersAlwaysSpoil giving away significant plot details]].


** The fact that Claire wishes that Paul would fall '''madly''' in love with her is particularly hilarious in that it's so blatantly a very stupid wish.

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** The fact that Claire wishes that Paul would fall '''madly''' in love with her is particularly hilarious in that it's so blatantly a very stupid wish.wish that will come back to bite her in the ass.


** The scene where [[spoiler:Paul takes Claire's rejection badly]] is difficult to take seriously due to [[spoiler: his reaction being... to simply cut himself instead of doing something more drastic like [[SpurnedIntoSuicide committing suicide]], after he claims that he can't live without her.]] There's also the fact that Claire's shocked gasp in response to what happens is clearly a StockSoundEffect.

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** The fact that Claire wishes that Paul would fall '''madly''' in love with her is particularly hilarious in that it's so blatantly a very stupid wish.
** The scene where [[spoiler:Paul takes Claire's rejection badly]] is difficult to take seriously due to [[spoiler: his reaction being... to simply cut himself instead of doing something more drastic like [[SpurnedIntoSuicide committing suicide]], after he claims that he can't live without her.]] There's also the fact that Claire's shocked gasp in response to what happens is clearly a StockSoundEffect. This entire sequence is also never brought up again.



* NightmareRetardant: Most deaths in the film, which isn't helped by how they're clearly tailored to get the film a PG-13 rating. In particular is [[spoiler:Uncle August ''really'' clumsily slipping in the tub and hitting his head on the edge of the tub ''and'' finally doing himself in by banging his head on the nozzle]] and [[spoiler:Clare's body ''flying'' after getting hit by Darcie's car.]]

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* NightmareRetardant: Most deaths in the film, which isn't helped by how they're clearly tailored to get the film a PG-13 rating. In particular is rating, as well as being largely caused by the victims' [[TooDumbToLive own stupidity]]. Particularly hilarious deaths include [[spoiler:Uncle August ''really'' clumsily slipping in the tub and hitting his head on the edge of the tub ''and'' finally doing himself in by banging his head on the nozzle]] and [[spoiler:Clare's body ''flying'' after getting hit by Darcie's car.]]



* SnarkBait: The movie has been the butt of mockery for being yet another ClicheStorm horror movie with loads of [[{{Narm}} unintentional hilarity]], particularly [[NightmareRetardant the death scenes]]. The fact that the director also directed the similarly-mocked ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' and ''Film/{{Annabelle}}'' doesn't help.

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* SnarkBait: The movie has been the butt of mockery for being yet another ClicheStorm horror movie with loads of [[{{Narm}} unintentional hilarity]], particularly in [[NightmareRetardant the death scenes]]. The fact that the director also directed the similarly-mocked ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' and ''Film/{{Annabelle}}'' doesn't help.


* SnarkBait: The movie has been the butt of mockery for being yet another ClicheStorm horror movie with [[NightmareRetardant unintentionally hilarious death scenes]]. The fact that the director also directed the similarly-mocked ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' and ''Film/{{Annabelle}}'' doesn't help.

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* SnarkBait: The movie has been the butt of mockery for being yet another ClicheStorm horror movie with loads of [[{{Narm}} unintentional hilarity]], particularly [[NightmareRetardant unintentionally hilarious the death scenes]]. The fact that the director also directed the similarly-mocked ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'' and ''Film/{{Annabelle}}'' doesn't help.

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