History Film / AlienAbductionIncidentInLakeCounty

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]].
4th Oct '14 10:12:21 AM blueranger
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* AgentScully: One of the Talking Heads - a filmmaker who dismisses the tape as a hoax.
* TheAlcoholic: Mom. She's at the stage where she's hiding vodka bottles from her sons.



* AliensMadeThemDoIt: Matthew makes out with his girlfriend's sister, both apparently under alien influence.

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* AliensMadeThemDoIt: Matthew makes out with his girlfriend's sister, sister-in-law, both apparently under alien influence.



* AsYouKnow: Linda informs Kurt, Tommy, Rosie and grandma - and by extension, the audience - that the McPherson father is dead.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. [[spoiler: He does possibly die, but not until late in the movie]]

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Averted. [[spoiler: He does possibly die, but not until late in the movie]]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]].



* CreepyChild: The youngest daughter, Rosie, who is [[DissonantSerenity disturbingly calm]] during the ordeal.

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* ButNotTooBlack: Seems to be an in-universe example. Kurt is annoyed at Mel bringing home a black boyfriend. But he doesn't show any ill-will towards his brother's girlfriend - who is black but much lighter skinned. Could add [[DoubleStandard another layer to his prejudices]].
* CreepyChild: The youngest Kurt's daughter, Rosie, who is [[DissonantSerenity disturbingly calm]] during the ordeal.


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


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* 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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* 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.
* NotSoDifferent: A couple of times it's hinted - through lines like "you're not a part of this family" - that Linda might have the same prejudices as her husband.


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* TheOphelia: The mother certainly veers close to it towards the end, though all the wine she's had could be responsible.


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* RandomEventsPlot: Lampshaded by one of the Talking Heads and used to vouch for the tape being real - that's there's no real plot other than "getting the hell out of the house".


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* ScreamingWoman: Linda towards the end.
20th Sep '14 5:29:53 PM blueranger
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* CreepyChild: The youngest daughter, Rose, who is [[DissonantSerenity disturbingly calm]] during the ordeal.

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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Linda (blonde), Mel and Renee (brunettes), Mom and Rosie (redheads). If one includes the boys then Kurt is the blond, Brian is the brunette and Tommy is a sandy blond filling in as the redhead.
* CreepyChild: The youngest daughter, Rose, Rosie, who is [[DissonantSerenity disturbingly calm]] during the ordeal. ordeal.
* DeathBySex: Following horror movie rules, [[spoiler: Renee]] is the only girl to show her (censored!) breasts on camera and is the first to be definitely killed off.



* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday
* ImmuneToBullets: Shockingly averted for a movie of this type. [[spoiler: Kurt guns down one of the aliens with his shotgun and apparentlly kills it. Later on however, the body is gone.]]

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* HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday
HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: Aliens attack on Thanksgiving.
* ImmuneToBullets: Shockingly averted for a movie of this type. [[spoiler: Kurt guns down one of the aliens with his shotgun and apparentlly apparently kills it. Later on however, the body is gone.]] ]]
* InfantImmortality: Partial aversion. The little girl is among those missing but [[spoiler: it's hinted she may be in league with the aliens or at least possessed]].


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* LadyDrunk: The mother. It's a common source of fun for fans to point out that she's never seen without a glass of wine in her hands. The only time she actually puts it down is to sweep up some glass.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: The two alpha male figures [[spoiler: are abducted early on, quickly followed by Matthew]] leaving the rest of the family in fear.


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* PapaWolf: Kurt towards his family.


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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: Black Matthew is dating white Mel.
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