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  • Genius Bonus: In the Testament of Solomon, Abizou is associated with throat obstructions.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This isn't the first time Jeffrey Dean Morgan has played a father whose children are targets of the paranormal.
  • Idiot Plot: Em attacks multiple people (including her own parents), begins acting like an animal, and is followed by hordes of moths, yet those around her spend more than half the film merely asking if she is okay and accepting her weird answers.
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    • Em's teeth becoming black when possessed can be offputting, but her grimace (with her lower jaw pushed forward) is definitely silly.
    • The Three-Point Landing done by the possessed Em before running away is an inversion of the common examples, as it isn't awkwardly funny, but awkwardly cool - not in a creepy way as in Regan's spider walk, but in a way that seems straight out of action choreography.
    • "A-BY-ZOU! A-BY-ZOU! A-BY-ZOU!"
    • Possessed Em attacking Clyde at the end would be dramatic and serious if not for the reason that the spirit is obviously not using any supernatural strength as it previously did against Tzadok. Instead, we get shadow shots of Em pouncing at him and kicking him with her little bare feet in a surprisingly childish fashion, including an angry-looking stomp that looks more cute than scary.
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  • The Scrappy: Stephanie. She is unpleasant each time she appears on screen. She treats Clyde like complete garbage, constantly insulting and badgering him. While Hannah and Brett don't really treat Clyde with malice, Stephanie does every time and what's jarring is that it's never stated as to why she hates Clyde, and she goes on and on about how much she hates him.
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