History Film / AlienAbductionIncidentInLakeCounty

25th Aug '16 10:03:43 PM blockboy
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Like ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' before it, ''Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County'' incited controversy, as the found footage style it was presented in caused many people to believe it depicted an actual alien abduction. The premise is similar to that of ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', which it predated by a year, and the film is quite sinister and surprisingly frightening. Parallels can also be drawn to the famous Hopkinsville Goblin incident.

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Like ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' before it, ''Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County'' incited controversy, as the found footage style it was presented in caused many people to believe it depicted an actual alien abduction. The premise is similar to that of ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', which it predated by a year, and the film is quite sinister and surprisingly frightening. Parallels can also be drawn to the famous Hopkinsville Goblin incident.
25th Aug '16 9:59:52 PM blockboy
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* NoNameGiven: The [=McPherson=] mother, who is only credited as "Mom" and only addressed by her children and granddaughter. Though at one point Linda does say "Rosalie, let's sit down" so that's probably her name.

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* NoNameGiven: The [=McPherson=] mother, who is only credited as "Mom" and only addressed by her children and granddaughter. Though at one point Linda does say "Rosalie, "Rosaline, let's sit down" so that's probably her name.
15th Aug '16 12:53:29 PM fearlessnikki
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* AlienAbduction

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* AlienAbductionAlienAbduction: It's in the title.



* AliensMadeThemDoIt: Matthew makes out with his girlfriend's sister-in-law, both apparently under alien influence.
** One theory as to why Rose [[spoiler:unloads Tommy's shotgun and hides the shells when no one is looking.]]

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* AliensMadeThemDoIt: AliensMadeThemDoIt:
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Matthew makes out with his girlfriend's sister-in-law, both apparently under alien influence.
** One theory as to why Rose Rosie [[spoiler:unloads Tommy's shotgun and hides the shells when no one is looking.]]



* ArtisticLicence: At one point in the film, Tommy's battery is running low and a message 'Low Batt' flashes on the screen. Anyone who's ever used a video camera could tell you that such a message wouldn't appear on the recorded video.



* BringMyBrownPants: Tommy pees his pants during an early encounter with the aliens.



* ForegoneConclusion: It's said at the start that the family disappeared and the video was all that was left.



* ManlyTears: Tommy breaks down crying while recording his final message on the camera.



* {{Recut}}: The TV version is only 45 minutes long, compared to the home video release. "[[{{Narm}} Creepy]]" music was added, scenes were re-arranged, some scenes at the beginning were trimmed, and there are additional TalkingHeads.
** Thankfully they only show the original version in the UK.

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* {{Recut}}: The TV version is only 45 minutes long, compared to the home video release. "[[{{Narm}} Creepy]]" music was added, scenes were re-arranged, some scenes at the beginning were trimmed, and there are additional TalkingHeads. \n** Thankfully they only show the original version in the UK.



* UncannyValley: Invoked by the apppearence of the aliens.

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* UncannyValley: UncannyValley:
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Invoked by the apppearence appearances of the aliens.



* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Black Matthew is dating white Mel.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Black Matthew is dating white Mel. Which her brother Kurt is not very happy about.
3rd Aug '16 9:12:21 PM Eagal
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. [[spoiler: He does possibly die, but not until late in the movie]]. However if one allows a GenderFlip [[spoiler: the mixed race Renee]] is the first to get hit by the aliens' laser. [[spoiler: She's the only character whose death is confirmed]].

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. [[spoiler: He does possibly die, but not until late in the movie]]. However if one allows a GenderFlip [[spoiler: the The mixed race Renee]] is the first to get hit by the aliens' laser. [[spoiler: She's the only character whose death is confirmed]].
21st Apr '16 8:48:57 PM Particleman
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Like ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' before it, ''Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County'' incited controversy, as the found footage style it was presented in caused many people to believe it depicted an actual alien abduction. The premise is similar to that of ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', which it predated by a year, and the film is quite sinister and surprisingly frightening. Parallels can also be drawn to the famous Hopkinsville Goblin incident. The film can be watched in its entirety [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2110145479236650834 here]].

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Like ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' before it, ''Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County'' incited controversy, as the found footage style it was presented in caused many people to believe it depicted an actual alien abduction. The premise is similar to that of ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', which it predated by a year, and the film is quite sinister and surprisingly frightening. Parallels can also be drawn to the famous Hopkinsville Goblin incident. The film can be watched in its entirety [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2110145479236650834 here]].
18th Dec '15 7:35:36 PM Doug86
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* AsYouKnow: Linda informs Kurt, Tommy, Rosie and grandma - and by extension, the audience - that the McPherson father is dead.

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* AsYouKnow: Linda informs Kurt, Tommy, Rosie and grandma - and by extension, the audience - that the McPherson [=McPherson=] father is dead.
22nd Feb '15 11:07:27 AM fearlessnikki
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. [[spoiler: He does possibly die, but not until late in the movie]]. However if one allows a GenderFlip [[the mixed race spoiler: Renee]] is the first to get hit by the aliens' laser. [[spoiler: She's the only character whose death is confirmed]].

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. [[spoiler: He does possibly die, but not until late in the movie]]. However if one allows a GenderFlip [[the [[spoiler: the mixed race spoiler: Renee]] is the first to get hit by the aliens' laser. [[spoiler: She's the only character whose death is confirmed]].



* DisappearedDad: The McPherson father has died some time ago. [[spoiler: A literal example halfway through the film with Kurt]].

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* DisappearedDad: The McPherson [=McPherson=] father has died some time ago. [[spoiler: A literal example halfway through the film with Kurt]].



* TheLostLenore: The McPherson father for his wife. Late in the film she starts wondering if it's his ghost causing trouble in the house.

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* TheLostLenore: The McPherson [=McPherson=] father for his wife. Late in the film she starts wondering if it's his ghost causing trouble in the house.



* NoNameGiven: The McPherson mother, who is only credited as "Mom" and only addressed by her children and granddaughter. Though at one point Linda does say "Rosalie, let's sit down" so that's probably her name.

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* NoNameGiven: The McPherson [=McPherson=] mother, who is only credited as "Mom" and only addressed by her children and granddaughter. Though at one point Linda does say "Rosalie, let's sit down" so that's probably her name.
11th Feb '15 8:06:56 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* AlienAbduction:

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* AlienAbduction: AlienAbduction
11th Feb '15 12:22:00 AM NemuruMaeNi
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* AlienAbduction: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Obviously]]

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* AlienAbduction: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Obviously]]



* [[AliensStealCattle Aliens Mutilate Cattle]]

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* [[AliensStealCattle Aliens Mutilate Cattle]]AliensStealCattle



* ExecutiveMeddling: The director intended for the film to be treated as a work of fiction; the whole "THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED" angle was an executive mandate.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The VHS release is long since out of print and this film has yet to see an official DVD release, though it can be watched in full online.
8th Dec '14 11:46:21 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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''Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County'' is a made for TV horror movie which aired on {{UPN}} in 1998. It is based on a lower-budget predecessor known as ''The [=McPherson=] Tape'', filmed a decade before by the same director (and is sometimes the source of confusion as to which version people have seen).

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''Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County'' is a made for TV horror movie which aired on {{UPN}} Creator/{{UPN}} in 1998. It is based on a remake of a lower-budget predecessor known as ''The ''UFO Abduction'' (which had been circulated in ufologist circles, sans opening and closing credits, as "the [=McPherson=] Tape'', Tape"), filmed a decade before by the same director (and director. This is sometimes the source of confusion as to which version people have seen).
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Like ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' before it, ''Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County'' incited controversy, as the found footage style it was presented in caused many people to believe it depicted an actual alien abduction. The premise is similar to that of ''TheBlairWitchProject'', which it predated by a year, and the film is in general sinister and surprisingly frightening. Parallels can also be drawn to the famous Hopkinsville Goblin incident. The film can be watched in its entirety [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2110145479236650834 here]]

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Like ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' before it, ''Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County'' incited controversy, as the found footage style it was presented in caused many people to believe it depicted an actual alien abduction. The premise is similar to that of ''TheBlairWitchProject'', ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', which it predated by a year, and the film is in general quite sinister and surprisingly frightening. Parallels can also be drawn to the famous Hopkinsville Goblin incident. The film can be watched in its entirety [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2110145479236650834 here]]here]].
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