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Question: Whenever Samara was still alive was she able to kill someone just by looking at them? Or was that only after she became a spirit she gained that power? Did Samara kill the doctor during the videotape session that Rachel watched of her? All you see at the end of the session is Samara finally looking up at the doctor and the tape ends.

Answer: While in the original Japanese film the character had the ability to kill people with her mind, in this remake the Samara character's abilities aren't quite as powerful- but she still has immense power and can drive people crazy by placing images in their mind. And after death, her spirit gains the ability to kill people via the cursed video.

Answer: She didn't have the ability to kill people just by looking at them while she was alive, although the evil surrounding her did drive the Morgan's horses to commit suicide. Had she killed the doctor, it would have been highly unlikely that they would have let her leave the hospital afterwards.

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Question: Did Caesar intentionally mean to kill winter the gorilla, or was he just trying to keep him silent from alerting the alpha omega soldiers?

Joey221995

Answer: He was trying to keep him quiet. He was likely more aggressive about it than he would have been, had his family not been murdered.

Jason Hoffman

Question: In all the articles I have read, Booth shot Lincoln then jumped out of the box into the audience below, spraining his ankle. He managed to escape because the audience thought it was part of the act. In the movie the show is interrupted by the Manager coming onto the stage to announce that Lincoln had just been shot - no disruption during the show until then. Is this a goof or not?

Question: When Harry is stabbing Tom Riddle's diary with the basilisk fang, what is that liquid that coming out of the diary?

Joey221995

Answer: The liquid is the black ink that comprises the diary and is in effect is Tom Riddle's soul. The diary horcrux bleeds to death after being stabbed.

raywest Premium member

Answer: It's blood, as well as excess Basilisk venom.

Question: When Harry is stabbing Tom Riddle's diary with the basilisk fang, what is that liquid that coming out of the diary?

Joey221995

Answer: The liquid is the black ink that comprises the diary and is in effect is Tom Riddle's soul. The diary horcrux bleeds to death after being stabbed.

raywest Premium member

Answer: It's blood, as well as excess Basilisk venom.

Question: Eugene says that he was "saved" from transferring to another school because a student had come to school with a knife to kill his teacher, which would've been him if he hadn't transferred at all. This is obviously a reference to Alex when Billy had thought that he killed Mrs. Lewton with a knife, but not only was Alex innocent, her death happened at her own home. Since all of the other stories consist of everyone being somewhere at the exact same time when the original group died, this really doesn't make much sense at all. Am I missing something or did I hear Eugene wrong?

Answer: Eugene was substituting for Valerie Lewton at Mt. Abraham High School when he learned that one of his students at his original school brought a knife to class and killed his substitute teacher.

Question: Isn't this film blatantly derivative of Guillermo del Toro's earlier films, "HellBoy" and "HellBoy: The Golden Army"? It seems to me that the Asset in "The Shape of Water" is a direct knock-off Abe Sapien from the Hellboy films. The amphibious Asset is held at a top secret facility, as was Abe Sapien; the Asset is fed hard-boiled eggs, as was Abe Sapien; the Asset develops a love interest and romantic relationship with a female air-breather, as did Abe Sapien. To top it off, del Toro called in contortionist-actor Doug Jones to play the Asset in "The Shape of Water" (Doug Jones also played Abe Sapien in the HellBoy films). "Shape of Water" could almost be a spin-off the old HellBoy films, given Guillermo del Toro's involvement and recycling of familiar themes.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: There are a lot of Hellboy fans who speculate this is an origin story of Abe, or at the very least the Asset is the same species, but del Torro has denied it. Abe is a copyrighted character that del Torro's Hellboy was based on, and he doesn't own the copyright. In addition, prior to The Shape of Water, del Torro was in talks with Universal about remaking "The Creature from the Black Lagoon", only making the movie center on the creature's (Gill-Man) perspective and getting together with Kay (the female lead). Del Torro has stated that the Amphibious Man is based on Gill-Man and this film is what he had pitched to Universal, but was turned down by them. Although, a creature developing a love interest in a human female isn't unique, nor is capturing a creature to study (both happen to Gill-Man, Abe, and Amphibious Man). But the fact that Doug Jones plays both Abe and the Amphibious Man only seems to strengthen theories of some connection to Hellboy, but at this point we only have del Torro's word that it's not and why he choose the creature to be so similar at this point would only be a guess.

Bishop73

Question: The second trap, they had to break jars open that were on the ceiling and get into the safety chambers, but there were "only three" for four people... Those were some pretty long, tall chambers. Couldn't the two smallest people share a single chamber, and all four survive? Especially since they look tall enough for two people to lie down right on top of each other.

Answer: That was the entire point of the trap. Each trap in the overall game was meant for them to all work together. The tape for this trap asks "Who will be the odd man out?" They took this to mean that one person had to remain outside the chambers, but what it really meant was two people would each share a chamber (assuming all five survived the first trap) and one person would occupy the third chamber all by themselves. Charles realised this and tried to tell everyone, but was unfortunately killed by the explosion before he could.

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Question: Is it true that there was going to be a scene at the start of the movie where the Sulaco exploded, and why wasn't it filmed?

Darth Crucible

Answer: According to the Alien 3 Movie Special magazine from 1992, yes, there was a scene where the Sulaco explodes as the EEV pod ejects, damaging the guidance systems. Apparently it was filmed but not included in the final cut.

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Question: Why did Jones fire at the ceiling when Clifton is attacked by the infected Mailer?

EK8829

Answer: Because he is incompetent and doesn't know how to fire the gun properly. When he tries to shoot Mailer, the recoil takes him by surprise and he stumbles backwards, still squeezing the trigger, spraying wildly upwards.

Question: In the beginning of the movie, Chuck gives Kelly a small golden gift. He tells her not to open it until New Years. What was in it?

Answer: It was an engagement ring. Chuck was going to propose to her when he returned.

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Question: When Miguel first meets Hector, Hector claims he used to work with Ernesto, who Miguel initially thought was his great-great grandfather. When Hector confronts Ernesto after Miguel first meets him, Hector reveals how Ernesto murdered him with poisoned wine. Why doesn't Hector tell Miguel that earlier when they first meet?

Johman

Answer: Because Hector didn't realise he had been poisoned until The scene where they meet. It is only after he sees the scene from Ernesto's movie that he puts it together.

Exactly. It's shown in the film that Hector, and other souls, believe he died from eating bad food. Hence his embarrassing nickname.

Jason Hoffman

Question: During dinner at Christian's parent's place, what was Mia saying in French? It can be kind of hard to hear but in grey it actually showed the conversation.

Question: How did the name "Clear" come about? She's the only character with a unique name in the entire franchise, not counting anyone who goes by some sort of nickname.

Answer: According to IMDb, "Clear" is the first name of the assistant to Glen Morgan and James Wong, the writers of the film.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: After Michael auto fast forwarded from 2017 to 2023 the remote appeared to stop fast forwarding on its own. Is it because he didn't want it to fast forward and the remote listened, or is it just that he didn't get into any of the major ones he already fast forwarded to?

Answer: It fast forwarded one more time to the wedding scene (supposedly at least by 2030 or 2033 per all reviews causing the following question listed underneath this one). It stopped by then since that was the time Michael died (til Morty brought him back for a second chance in life).

Answer: He wanted it to fast forward to the wedding scene it stopped fast forwarding because Donna was not there for him to argue with and the rest of the preference he had he did not have another day to do.

Question: After Michael auto fast forwarded from 2017 to 2023 the remote appeared to stop fast forwarding on its own. Is it because he didn't want it to fast forward and the remote listened, or is it just that he didn't get into any of the major ones he already fast forwarded to?

Answer: It fast forwarded one more time to the wedding scene (supposedly at least by 2030 or 2033 per all reviews causing the following question listed underneath this one). It stopped by then since that was the time Michael died (til Morty brought him back for a second chance in life).

Answer: He wanted it to fast forward to the wedding scene it stopped fast forwarding because Donna was not there for him to argue with and the rest of the preference he had he did not have another day to do.

Question: What causes pressure in an oil well?

Answer: That largely goes back to how oil is formed: from dead organic material. That sinks to the bottom of the sea, and if certain layers of sediment build up over that, it gets buried deep enough that's it's compressed, and after enough time passes, it becomes oil. But that pressure from the massive weight of miles and miles of rock on top of it never actually goes away, so when you poke a hole in it, that pressure suddenly has a way to go, via the oil spewing up through the well.

Friso94

Question: Why did the newborn alien kill the Queen but not Ripley?

Answer: Because it didn't recognize the queen as its mother, but it did recognize Ripley as its mother.

lionhead

Question: How did Newt die?

Answer: It is specifically mentioned in the movie by Clemens that she drowned in her cryopod.

lionhead

Question: Why does Neil try to convince Charlie that there is no Santa?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Because Neil thinks Charlie is old enough now that he should no longer believe in fantasy figures like Santa Claus.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Because some parents don't think it's logical thinking.

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