History Film / TheFaculty

12th Feb '18 8:31:54 AM Cryoclaste
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[[SixStudentClique Six students]], however, manage to find out what's going on: [[HollywoodNerd nerdy kid]] and school newspaper photographer Casey Connor (Creator/ElijahWood), [[AlphaBitch queen bitch]] Delilah Profitt (Creator/JordanaBrewster), {{Goth}} chick Stokely Mitchell (Creator/CleaDuVall), [[{{Delinquents}} drug-dealing delinquent]] Zeke Tyler (Creator/JoshHartnett), [[DumbJock academically-challenged football player]] Stan Rosado (Shawn Hatosy), and {{new transfer student}} Marybeth Louise Hutchinson (Laura Harris). Together, they set out to put a stop to the aliens, armed only with Zeke's drugs -- which are instantly fatal to the aliens -- and [[GenreSavvy their knowledge]] of AlienInvasion movies like ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.

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[[SixStudentClique Six students]], however, manage to find out what's going on: [[HollywoodNerd nerdy kid]] and school newspaper photographer Casey Connor (Creator/ElijahWood), [[AlphaBitch queen bitch]] Delilah Profitt (Creator/JordanaBrewster), {{Goth}} chick Stokely Mitchell (Creator/CleaDuVall), [[{{Delinquents}} drug-dealing delinquent]] Zeke Tyler (Creator/JoshHartnett), [[DumbJock academically-challenged football player]] Stan Rosado (Shawn Hatosy), and {{new transfer student}} Marybeth Louise Hutchinson (Laura Harris). Together, they set out to put a stop to the aliens, armed only with Zeke's drugs -- which are instantly fatal to the aliens -- and [[GenreSavvy their knowledge]] of AlienInvasion movies like ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.



* {{Homage}}: The entire film is an homage to ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' and ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'', with {{Shout Out}}s aplenty.

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* {{Homage}}: The entire film is an homage to ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' and ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'', with {{Shout Out}}s aplenty.



-->'''Stokely''': ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''. Small town gets taken over by aliens... That was a joke.

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-->'''Stokely''': ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''. Small town gets taken over by aliens... That was a joke.



* RecycledINSPACE / SettingUpdate: ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' [[spoiler:and ''Film/TheThing1982'']] [[AC:in HighSchool!]]

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* RecycledINSPACE / SettingUpdate: ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' [[spoiler:and ''Film/TheThing1982'']] [[AC:in HighSchool!]]
5th Feb '18 10:33:18 PM Mdumas43073
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[[SixStudentClique Six students]], however, manage to find out what's going on: [[HollywoodNerd nerdy kid]] and school newspaper photographer Casey Connor (Creator/ElijahWood), [[AlphaBitch queen bitch]] Delilah Profitt (Creator/JordanaBrewster), {{Goth}} chick Stokely Mitchell (Creator/CleaDuVall), [[{{Delinquents}} drug-dealing delinquent]] Zeke Tyler (Creator/JoshHartnett), [[DumbJock academically-challenged football player]] Stan Rosado (Shawn Hatosy), and {{new transfer student}} Marybeth Louise Hutchinson (Laura Harris). Together, they set out to put a stop to the aliens, armed only with Zeke's drugs (which are instantly fatal to the aliens) and [[GenreSavvy their knowledge]] of AlienInvasion movies like ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.

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[[SixStudentClique Six students]], however, manage to find out what's going on: [[HollywoodNerd nerdy kid]] and school newspaper photographer Casey Connor (Creator/ElijahWood), [[AlphaBitch queen bitch]] Delilah Profitt (Creator/JordanaBrewster), {{Goth}} chick Stokely Mitchell (Creator/CleaDuVall), [[{{Delinquents}} drug-dealing delinquent]] Zeke Tyler (Creator/JoshHartnett), [[DumbJock academically-challenged football player]] Stan Rosado (Shawn Hatosy), and {{new transfer student}} Marybeth Louise Hutchinson (Laura Harris). Together, they set out to put a stop to the aliens, armed only with Zeke's drugs (which -- which are instantly fatal to the aliens) aliens -- and [[GenreSavvy their knowledge]] of AlienInvasion movies like ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
5th Feb '18 10:32:05 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Faculty'' is a [[TheNineties 1998]] teen {{Horror}} film directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, his first which he only served as director and not a writer. The story involves [[PuppeteerParasite a parasitic alien]] landing in [[AliensInCardiff small-town Ohio]] and turning the faculty of a HighSchool into [[BodySnatcher its puppets]], followed by the students and the rest of the town.

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''The Faculty'' is a [[TheNineties 1998]] teen {{Horror}} film directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez, his first in which he only served as director and not a writer. The story involves [[PuppeteerParasite a parasitic alien]] landing in [[AliensInCardiff small-town Ohio]] and turning the faculty of a HighSchool into [[BodySnatcher its puppets]], followed by the students and the rest of the town.
5th Feb '18 10:31:36 PM Mdumas43073
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[[SixStudentClique Six students]], however, manage to find out what's going on: [[DumbJock academically-challenged football player]] Stan Rosado, {{Goth}} chick Stokely Mitchell, [[HollywoodNerd nerdy kid]] and school newspaper photographer Casey Connor, [[AlphaBitch queen bitch]] Delilah Profitt, [[{{Delinquents}} drug-dealing delinquent]] Zeke Tyler and NewTransferStudent Marybeth Louise Hutchinson. Together, they set out to put a stop to the aliens, armed only with Zeke's drugs (which are instantly fatal to the aliens) and [[GenreSavvy their knowledge]] of AlienInvasion movies like ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.

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[[SixStudentClique Six students]], however, manage to find out what's going on: [[DumbJock academically-challenged football player]] Stan Rosado, {{Goth}} chick Stokely Mitchell, [[HollywoodNerd nerdy kid]] and school newspaper photographer Casey Connor, Connor (Creator/ElijahWood), [[AlphaBitch queen bitch]] Delilah Profitt, Profitt (Creator/JordanaBrewster), {{Goth}} chick Stokely Mitchell (Creator/CleaDuVall), [[{{Delinquents}} drug-dealing delinquent]] Zeke Tyler (Creator/JoshHartnett), [[DumbJock academically-challenged football player]] Stan Rosado (Shawn Hatosy), and NewTransferStudent {{new transfer student}} Marybeth Louise Hutchinson.Hutchinson (Laura Harris). Together, they set out to put a stop to the aliens, armed only with Zeke's drugs (which are instantly fatal to the aliens) and [[GenreSavvy their knowledge]] of AlienInvasion movies like ''InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers''.
5th Feb '18 10:25:38 PM Mdumas43073
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->''"If you were going to TakeOverTheWorld, would you blow up TheWhiteHouse'' Film/IndependenceDay''-style, or sneak in through the back door?"''

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->''"If you were going to TakeOverTheWorld, {{take over the world}}, would you blow up TheWhiteHouse'' {{the White House}} '' Film/IndependenceDay''-style, or sneak in through the back door?"''
5th Feb '18 10:24:48 PM Mdumas43073
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Among the rare successful [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror horror comedies]] (especially out of the bunch that followed in ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'''s [[FollowTheLeader wake]]), both very funny and very scary. The film's writer, Kevin Williamson, also wrote the first two ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' movies, which helped it to avoid making the mistakes of many of the [[FollowTheLeader copycat]] teen horror movies of the late '90s. Expect loads of [[BodyHorror creative gore]] and ''really'' [[WTHCastingAgency creative casting]].

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Among the rare successful [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror horror comedies]] (especially out of the bunch that followed in ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'''s ''Film/{{Scream|1996}}''[='s=] [[FollowTheLeader wake]]), both very funny and very scary. The film's writer, Kevin Williamson, also wrote the first two ''Franchise/{{Scream}}'' movies, which helped it to avoid making the mistakes of many of the [[FollowTheLeader copycat]] teen horror movies of the late '90s. Expect loads of [[BodyHorror creative gore]] and ''really'' [[WTHCastingAgency creative casting]].
5th Feb '18 10:23:55 PM Mdumas43073
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23rd Dec '17 3:16:47 PM nombretomado
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** Or, in keeping with the "in space" angle, ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' or ''TheBreakfastClub'' [[AC:with aliens!]]

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** Or, in keeping with the "in space" angle, ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' or ''TheBreakfastClub'' ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' [[AC:with aliens!]]
10th Nov '17 2:16:00 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* [[DrillSergeantNasty Gym Teacher Nasty]]: And played by Robert Patrick, no less.

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* [[DrillSergeantNasty Gym Teacher Nasty]]: And played Coach Harris is shown acting like this before he gets infected, even greeting the alien with a dismissive "Yeah? What?" as it approaches him via MurdererPOV. Getting taken over by Robert Patrick, no less.the alien parasite gives him a far more cool and composed attitude, to the point of shrugging off the star quarterback Stan's announcement that he's quitting the team.



* HeldBackInSchool: Zeke

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* HeldBackInSchool: ZekeZeke.
10th Nov '17 2:09:24 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
-->'''Marybeth:''' [[spoiler:"I'm feeling pretty alien myself today."]]
** Don't forget [[spoiler:her saying that Zeke's drugs would probably kill her due to her allergies. Guess what the aliens' weakness is?]]
** She also doesn't [[spoiler: act high until well after she's supposedly ingested Zeke's drug and is the only one to take it where we don't see the drug leave the pen tube. She tilts her head back and later her tube is empty.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}:
-->'''Marybeth:''' [[spoiler:"I'm
{{Foreshadowing}}: Lots of it, concerning the identity of the BigBad.
** This wonderful line [[spoiler:from Marybeth:]]
-->[[spoiler:"I'm
feeling pretty alien myself today."]]
** Don't forget [[spoiler:her saying that During the [[EverybodyMustGetStoned drug scene]], [[spoiler:Marybeth tries to get out of taking Zeke's drugs by arguing that they would probably kill her due to her allergies. Guess what the aliens' weakness is?]]
** She also
She's right -- because she's an alien. Furthermore, she doesn't [[spoiler: act high until well after she's supposedly ingested Zeke's drug drug, and is the only one to take it where we don't see the drug leave the pen tube. She tilts her head back and later her tube is empty.]]



** Finally, and this is so subtle most people miss it the first time around, [[spoiler: when they confront Principal Drake, whom the others assume is the Queen, even once she's been stabbed with a pen full of drug, Marybeth empties practically the rest of their entire supply over her. We're meant to assume she's panicking, but she's actually doing this so that they'll run out quicker, just as the stoners try to literally buy ''all'' of Zeke's supply after becoming infected...so that no one will realize the aliens' weakness.]]

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** Finally, and this is One that's so subtle that most people miss it the first time around, [[spoiler: when they around: [[spoiler:when the heroes confront Principal Drake, whom the others assume is assuming her to be the Queen, Marybeth empties almost their entire supply of Zeke's drugs over her even once after she's been stabbed with a pen full of drug, Marybeth empties practically the rest of their entire supply over her.stuff. We're meant to assume she's panicking, but she's actually doing this so that they'll run out quicker, just as the stoners try to literally buy ''all'' of Zeke's supply after becoming infected... so that no one will realize the aliens' weakness.]]]]
** Finally, on a meta level, each of the film's protagonists has [[spoiler:an obvious counterpart from ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''. Stan's counterpart is Andy, Delilah's is Claire, Casey's is Brian, Zeke's is Bender, and Stokely's is Allison... but where does Marybeth fit in? That's right. [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers She doesn't.]]]]



** Stan is sanguine
** Delilah is choleric
** Casey and Stokely are melancholic
** Zeke is phlegmatic
** Marybeth is supine until [[spoiler:she reveals herself to be the [[BigBad queen alien]]]]

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** Stan is sanguine
sanguine.
** Delilah is choleric
choleric.
** Casey and Stokely are melancholic
melancholic.
** Zeke is phlegmatic
phlegmatic.
** Marybeth is supine until [[spoiler:she [[spoiler:until she reveals herself to be the [[BigBad queen alien]]]]alien]]]].
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