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A Reflection Of Fear is a 1973 american thriller film. A disturbed young girl starts believing that there is something very sinister at work after her estranged father visits her at her mother and grandmother's house with the woman he plans to marry.

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  • Ambiguously Bi: Marguerite, who desires her father and sexually assaults her victims both male and female.
  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: In the end, Marguerite is revealed to have been born a boy and has been living her life as a girl.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Marguerite suffers from what appears to be paranoia as is apparent when she is shown talking to her dolls, especially one named Aaron or an amoeba collected from a pond, or painting unsettling pictures in seclusion.
  • Dance of Romance: Marguerite shares one with her father. He thinks it's innocent.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Marguerite indulges in this, while her father attempts to make love with his girlfriend.
  • Immodest Orgasm: Marguerite calling out for her father during a masturbation session.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Michael and Anne attempt to make love only to be disturbed by the sounds of Marguerite masturbating in the next room while calling out for her father.
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  • Love Triangle: A disturbing one between Michael, his girlfriend Anne and his daughter Marguerite.
  • Parental Incest: Implied. Michael's girlfriend has to warn him not to be so touchy and close in public with his daughter Marguerite.
  • Pervert Dad: Michael doesn't see anything wrong with his own daughter's incestuous actions towards him. He embraces them without second thought.
  • Right Through the Wall: Michael and Anne can hear Marguerite calling out for him in her room. It's enough to make Anne storm off.
  • Trans Equals Gay: Marguerite, when it's revealed she was actually born a boy and has been living as a girl for the past 15 years.
  • Unsettling Gender Reveal: As Michael comes toward Marguerite with a troubled expression, we hear a recording of the call he made to the hospital in which Marguerite was delivered fifteen years ago, when the nurse informed him that Katherine had delivered not a girl but a boy..
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  • Wham Line: The nurse to Michael over the tape.
[[spoiler:
Nurse: I inform you that your wife had given birth to a boy. Not a girl...]]
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