The Nightly Manor is a web-animated, comedy-thriller reboot of Allenmations' previous work, Object Manor. It rebooted and premiered on 31st May 2021.
Like before, we follow a group of objects invited to the aforementioned manor, unbeknownst to them that a serial killer trapped them and orchestrating their demise. There are major deviations from the original source material like how it excluded seven of the thirteen original cast members, the animation quality improved ten-fold and the killer isn't the Murder Man.
Watch them try to escape using the official playlist before they are hunted down one by one.
This show contains the following tropes
- A Dog Named "Dog": Like the object show it is, characters are directly named after the objects they are (Take a tophat named Tophat for example).
- Adapted Out: Domino (GPS's roommate), Hashbrown (Spraypaint's friend), Keyboard, Pallet, Paper Plate, Sink and most erroneously Murder Man (The original serial killer).
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: In Object Manor, GPS and Top Hat were just two strangers mysteriously invited to the manor. Here, they are in a relationship after GPS's former roommate Domino got Adapted Out.
- Adaptational Villainy: Since there's no Murder Man to terrorize and murder the cast this time around, GPS takes over the role from being the Nice Guy and potential victim in the original show. However, it's subverted once GPS is revealed to be controlled with a virus-containing chip installed by the real killer.
- An Aesop: The song 'Between You & Me' is in the perspective of GPS, telling Tophat that there's no point in waiting for someone who will never come back. Tophat has to accept that GPS is dead.
- Animate Inanimate Object: Still applies to this Darker and Edgier take on anthropomorphic objects.
- Armless Biped: For the second time in the series, a quadruple example with Mouse, Ring, Speaker and Tophat.
- Canon Foreigner: Sketchpad is the only one created specifically for the reboot.
- Darker and Edgier: It somehow manages to be grimmer and more depressing than Object Manor.
- Death Is Cheap: Averted and discussed. Characters die and never come back. In the midst of grief, Sketchpad tries to make a recovery center out of shoplifted items from a home improvement store, which doesn't work.
- Disabled in the Adaptation: Tophat had all functioning limbs in Object Manor whereas in The Nightly Manor, he loses his arms.
- Dwindling Party: By the end of the first chapter (The show's equivalent to three episodes), two (Sketchpad and Tophat) of the initial seven made it out of the manor alive as the rest fell victim to the traps or the killer themself.
- Genre Refugee: Unlike most object shows, it doesn't rely on competition to carry the plot. This doesn't stop Sketchpad from acting like he is in one, being completely flippant and talking about non-existent recovery centers during the party's intense, life-threatening situation.
- Minimalist Cast: The party consists of 6 original cast members and one Canon Foreigner including the killer, nobody else.
- Not Quite Dead: The end of part 5 reveals that Spray Paint survived GPS's explosion.
- Surprise Creepy: While the show is supposed to be a thriller, no one was expecting Episode 3's ending with the murders getting so bad, the police get involved and the remaining survivors are traumatized by the whole ordeal.
- Walkie-Talkie Gag, Over: Sketchpad keeps insisting throughout the first chapter that Speaker should end his sentences with "over" over the walky-talky. Over.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Ring who was the first fatality in the manor.