History Film / AlienAbductionIncidentInLakeCounty

26th Feb '18 9:06:38 AM fearlessnikki
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Dean Alioto comments on this re: the transition from his original film to the made for TV remake. The former cast local actors for their improv ability, while the latter cast working professionals - who were more conventionally good looking.



* KilledOffForReal: Renee is the only character whose death is confirmed - as she dies towards the end and has her body covered by Mel. Everyone else is just missing - though Renee's body is unaccounted for as well.

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* KilledOffForReal: Renee [[spoiler: Renee]] is the only character whose death is confirmed - as she dies towards the end and has her body covered by Mel. Everyone else is just missing - though [[spoiler: Renee's body body]] is unaccounted for as well.


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* MeaningfulName: The family were given [=MacPherson=] as a surname because it had 'fear' in it.


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* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Renee]] is listed as missing at the end along with the rest of the family, despite apparently dying on camera. The body is unaccounted for.


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* YoungestChildWins: Tommy the youngest sibling is the protagonist and lasts longer than his brothers.
22nd Dec '17 3:38:00 AM fearlessnikki
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* AliensStealCattle

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* AliensStealCattleAliensStealCattle: The boys first see the aliens dissecting a cow.



* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: The film's supposed authenticity is undermined by credits at the end for the actors who played "Alien #1, Alien #2", etc

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* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: The film's supposed authenticity is undermined by credits at the end for the actors who played "Alien #1, Alien #2", etcetc.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The aliens' appearences are typically foreshadowed by pixellation in the video, audio distortion or an eerie red glow.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The aliens' appearences appearances are typically foreshadowed by pixellation in the video, audio distortion or an eerie red glow.



* {{JitterCam}}

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* {{JitterCam}}{{JitterCam}}: Particularly when the boys are running from the aliens.
* KilledOffForReal: Renee is the only character whose death is confirmed - as she dies towards the end and has her body covered by Mel. Everyone else is just missing - though Renee's body is unaccounted for as well.
* KissingUnderTheInfluence: The aliens screw with Matthew and Linda to make them start kissing, each thinking the other is their spouse.



* ThePeepingTom: Tommy appropriately enough spies on Brian and Renee with his camera, and pretends he's erased it from the video.



* RuleOfScary
* ScreamingWoman: Linda towards the end.
* ThanksgivingDayStory

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* RuleOfScary
RuleOfScary: It's never explained why the aliens cause the appliances in the house to go haywire, other than thoroughly terrifying the protagonists.
* ScreamingWoman: Linda towards the end.
end suffers SanitySlippage and starts freaking out.
* ThanksgivingDayStoryThanksgivingDayStory: The entire film takes place on a Thanksgiving dinner.
* TheThreeFacesOfEve: Linda - prone to freaking out and SanitySlippage - is the Child. Mel - who assumes charge after Matthew leaves - is the Wife. Renee - who shows her breasts on camera - is the Seductress.
* TimeStandsStill: One of the aliens seems to freeze Tommy in place while he looks at the camera.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Rosie at one point rather easily takes the shells out of her father's shotgun.
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
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