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Down a Dark Hall is a young adult novel by Lois Duncan. Originally published in 1974, it has now been updated for 2011 with some extra lines thrown in about why our intrepid heroine doesn't just use her mobile phone or the internet to summon help.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })The story is as follows. Sixteen year old Katherine 'Kit' Gordy is sent to Blackwood Hall boarding school so her mum and stepdad can go on honeymoon in Europe. Although she finds it creepy Kit has to admit the rooms are luxurious, the food is good and the teachers led by the glamorous Madame Duret are intelligent. Unfortunately Madame Duret is using the four girls who make up the student body as vessels to let the spirits of long dead writers, artists, scientists and musicians continue their work. Kit and her friend Sandy are horrified but Ruth who is a genius is excited by the maths and science she finds herself doing while possessed.Unfortunately being a medium comes at something of a personal price and when Kit and her teacher Jules (Madame Duret's son) find out what this is they vow to escape...Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_2'); })A film adaptation is set for release in 2018.
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Alpha Bitch: It's tough to be one of these in a school with only four students, but Ruth manages.
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Chekhov's Gun: Kit sees her father's spirit on the night he died when she was younger. His spirit is able to reach out to her at the end to help her escape Blackwood's fire with her life.
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Big Fancy House: Blackwood originally was one for the Brewer family until the family passed away.
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Boarding School of Horrors
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Boarding School of Horrors: Blackwood is one of these for the students even if they don't quite realize what those horrors are at first.
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Doing It for the Art: What Madame Duret claims as her motive in-universe, the simple desire to allow the great artists and thinkers of the past a chance to complete their life's work. However, it's hard not to notice that Madame Duret is making a fortune selling the works of her students as "lost masterpieces."
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