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The NBC show:

  • Screwed by the Network: Oh so very much.
    • Somewhat justified, as even the real-life profession it portrayed were demanding it die and go away. While EMS providers don't need an excuse to drink, there was actually a drinking game on the forum to make an episode watchable.
    • The portrayal of EMS providers in the show was blasted by the fire and EMS community for lack of realism and "giving EMS a bad name."

The 1993 Dario Argento film:

  • Cry for the Devil: Okay, so she definitely took her revenge too far, but it's hard not to sympathize with the killer's pain. Having to see your newborn child decapitated before your eyes by incompetent doctors is...Yikes.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The killer trying to inflict the pain of her own suffering on others became a lot more cringe-inducing when Asia Argento (one of countless women to disclose being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein) was herself accused of sexual assault by actor Jimmy Bennett in Summer 2018.
  • Narrowed It Down to the Guy I Recognize: Averted with Brad Dourif who is not the killer but Double Subverted with Piper Laurie who did do it. Laurie is shown to have been killed early on so viewers would forget about this trope but she is shown to have been Faking the Dead.
  • Signature Scene: Aura seeing the killer holding her parents' severed heads in front of her face. It's actually her mother holding her father's head and holding her own head in a manner to resemble two heads.
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  • Vindicated by History: Getting a warmer reception now than it did twenty years ago. People are appreciating the directorial flourishes, the suspense and the identity of the killer.

The 2011 video game:

  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: The whole experience is highly esoteric and open to interpretation. Even when some elements appear obvious, something else comes along out of the left field. (Bet you didn't expect that opening a completely unnotable wooden crate would result in huge red blood cells emerging and covering half the screen while the woman goes on about getting blood from the stone, did you?)


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