History Film / Super8

17th Jun '18 6:27:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: There's a rather [[BlackComedy darkly funny]] moment when the alien attacks the bus, when the Colonel asks two [[RedShirt random bastards]] to open the door and search for it, both of them take a moment to look at him with expressions of [[ThisIsGonnaSuck "Aw hell no..."]] written all over their faces. And both of them are [[BlackDudeDiesFirst black guys]], to boot.



* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The first two [[RedShirt poor bastards]] the Colonel sends out of the wrecked bus to tag the alien have [[GenreSavvy "I hate my job"]] written all over their faces.

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The first two [[RedShirt poor bastards]] the Colonel sends out of the wrecked bus to tag the alien have [[GenreSavvy "I hate my job"]] job" written all over their faces.
17th Jun '18 1:14:58 PM Malady
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* ClicheStorm: {{In-universe}}, "The Case" is all NightOfTheLivingMooks cliches rolled into one. A case of RealityEnsues, because it's hard to expect Creator/AndreiTarkovsky material from a bunch of 13-year-olds who've been watching too many zombie movies.

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* ClicheStorm: {{In-universe}}, InUniverse, "The Case" is all NightOfTheLivingMooks cliches rolled into one. A case of RealityEnsues, because it's hard to expect Creator/AndreiTarkovsky material from a bunch of 13-year-olds who've been watching too many zombie movies.
8th Apr '18 4:37:23 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* HellIsThatNoise: The creature's demonic-sounding roars and growls are ''terrifying''. Especially during the [[NightmareFuel bus scene.]]

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* HellIsThatNoise: The sound designers in this movie really earned their overtime pay: The creature's demonic-sounding roars and growls are ''terrifying''. Especially during the [[NightmareFuel bus scene.]]
30th Mar '18 9:09:20 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* RuleOfCool: In the train crash scene, the only thing more broken than Woodward's truck are the [[ArtisticLicensePhysics laws of physics]], but most people forgive it on the grounds that the scene is ''fucking amazing.''
30th Mar '18 5:09:54 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[BigBad Colonel]] Nelec gets killed about 3/4 of the way through the movie - the real "problem"

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[BigBad Colonel]] Nelec gets killed about 3/4 of the way through the movie - the real "problem"climax of the film is Joe convincing the alien that it doesn't have to act like a monster.
30th Mar '18 5:05:44 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* EvilLaugh: The noises made by the creature before it crushes the Colonel to paste sound suspiciously like a ''very'' nasty chuckle.

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* EvilLaugh: The noises made by the creature before it crushes the Colonel to paste sound suspiciously like a ''very'' ''[[HellIsThatNoise very]]'' nasty chuckle.


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* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence/[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Death]]: The alien kills a lot of people in rather brutal ways. Although it's only visible for a few scant moments, it's clear that the Colonel's entire upper body pretty much ''disappears'' in a splatter of blood across the window when the alien bites him.


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* HellIsThatNoise: The creature's demonic-sounding roars and growls are ''terrifying''. Especially during the [[NightmareFuel bus scene.]]


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Despite killing a large number of people throughout the movie, it's made clear that the alien is primarily just trying to feed and/or defend itself, as a carnivorous creature that large would require a [[RealityEnsues huge amount of food to survive.]] Except for when it has the Colonel cornered in the bus, the creature pauses and looks him dead in the eye, as if [[BestServedCold savoring the moment]], then [[EvilLaugh starts laughing.]]


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* YourHeadAsplode: The Colonel's entire upper torso appears to splatter across the window when the alien bites him.
30th Mar '18 4:54:45 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* MadeOfExplodium: Just what the hell was ''in'' that tiny little pickup truck of Woodward's to derail a massive military train like that?
30th Mar '18 4:53:59 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** The creature is also a [[GreyAndGrayMorality good deal more violent]] than most "crash-landed alien" movie characters, and after [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil 20-something years of being tortured and experimented on]], it's pissed off and ready to leave, and doesn't care who gets in its way. It's clearly some form of an apex predator, and thinks nothing of kidnapping the native ToServeMan "wildlife" to feed on while it builds its spaceship. An intelligent animal the size of a bus [[RealityEnsues has to eat]] ''[[RealityEnsues a lot]]'' [[RealityEnsues of food]], and given that Lillian seems to have no large livestock, there's only one [[ToServeMan food source]] it can turn to.


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* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[BigBad Colonel]] Nelec gets killed about 3/4 of the way through the movie - the real "problem"


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* GenreSavvy: There's a rather [[BlackComedy darkly funny]] moment when the alien attacks the bus, when the Colonel asks two [[RedShirt random bastards]] to open the door and search for it, both of them take a moment to look at him with expressions of [[ThisIsGonnaSuck "Aw hell no..."]] written all over their faces. And both of them are [[BlackDudeDiesFirst black guys]], to boot.


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* JumpScare: A few times. [[KilledMidsentence "Sir, is there a particular area you'd like me to-"]]


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** The attack on the bus is the "Wait for it" version, played straight as an arrow, complete with some [[RedShirt poor bastard]] getting [[JumpScare abruptly yanked out of the truck]] [[KilledMidsentence mid-sentence.]]


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* RealityEnsues: A highly intelligent apex predator the size of a school bus has to eat a ''lot'' of food to sustain itself, and given that Lillian seems to have no farm animals, there's pretty much only one [[ToServeMan food source]] available.


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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: The first two [[RedShirt poor bastards]] the Colonel sends out of the wrecked bus to tag the alien have [[GenreSavvy "I hate my job"]] written all over their faces.
30th Mar '18 4:28:10 PM smasll_lordvoice
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** The train crash scene does this excellently as well. The entire movie-filming scene draws out the tension as much as possible, because the audience just ''knows'' there's going to be a train coming down that track. Sure enough, Charles spots one, and scrambles to get everything set up in time to capture it during a take. Then Joe spots a light on the track ahead of the train, and realizes it's a pick-up truck, [[OhCrap driving straight towards the train.]]
6th Feb '18 9:53:13 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AliensInCardiff: {{Area 51}} stuff happening in a small Ohio town, possibly tying into the rumors that the nearby Wright-Patterson AFB was the storage place of the alien bodies and wreckage from the Roswell crash.

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* AliensInCardiff: {{Area 51}} stuff happening in a small Ohio town, town somewhere west of Dayton, possibly tying into the rumors that the nearby Wright-Patterson AFB was the storage place of the alien bodies and wreckage from the Roswell crash.



%%* AlwaysSaveTheGirl

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%%* AlwaysSaveTheGirl* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: The mysterious things that are happening in town are overall dismissed by the kids as they try to make the film, but the moment Alice is kidnapped is the moment they all race to try to figure out what is going on so they can rescue her.



%%* ShowWithinAShow: Types 1 - "The Case."

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%%* * ShowWithinAShow: Types 1 - "The Case."Case", the film that the kids are making for the Super-8 Film Festival. Their involvement in the greater plot mostly revolves about being in the right place at the wrong time as they try to film the thing.
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