History Film / UnderTheSkin

23rd Mar '18 3:49:03 PM eroock
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* ToServeMan: In the novel, the victims' meat is delivered to a farm to be processed and sent to the home planet for the rich to eat as a delicacy. The movie adaptation makes it far more ambiguous, but we do see a red paste sliding down a chute after the victims are killed, reminiscent of processed meat.

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* ToServeMan: In the novel, the victims' meat is delivered to a farm to be processed and sent to the home planet for the rich to eat as a delicacy. The movie adaptation makes it far more ambiguous, but we do see a [[LudicrousGibs red paste paste]] sliding down a chute after the victims are killed, reminiscent of processed meat.
23rd Mar '18 2:36:22 PM eroock
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* {{Masquerade}}: Only the aliens seem to be aware that there are aliens in Scotland.
23rd Mar '18 2:34:50 PM eroock
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* IDoNotDrinkWine: The alien tries to eat chocolate cake but spits it out immediately. according to the book, the alien's preferred diet is human.

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* IDoNotDrinkWine: The alien tries to eat chocolate cake but spits it out immediately. according to the book, the alien's preferred diet is human.
23rd Mar '18 2:34:23 PM eroock
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* IDoNotDrinkWine: The alien tries to eat chocolate cake but spits it out immediately. according to the book, the alien's preferred diet is human.



* MundaneMadeAwesome: The celebration of eating cake. Well, until the vomiting anyway. Justified as the alien has just started [[PinocchioSyndrome her wondrous exploration into humanity]].

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The celebration of eating cake. Well, [[IDoNotDrinkWine until the vomiting vomiting]] anyway. Justified as the alien has just started [[PinocchioSyndrome her wondrous exploration into humanity]].


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* ToServeMan: In the novel, the victims' meat is delivered to a farm to be processed and sent to the home planet for the rich to eat as a delicacy. The movie adaptation makes it far more ambiguous, but we do see a red paste sliding down a chute after the victims are killed, reminiscent of processed meat.
23rd Mar '18 2:28:14 PM eroock
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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: The alien [[spoiler: is killed by an attempted rapist on the way to her CharacterDevelopment.]]

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: The HeelFaceDoorSlam:: [[spoiler:The alien [[spoiler: is killed by an attempted rapist on tries to reform herself and act more human after seducing the way to disfigured man, but neither of her CharacterDevelopment.attempts go well at all - and she ends up dying a lonely death at the hands of the logger - [[KarmaHoudini who gets away scott-free]]. It's implied that she'll end up being replaced with another alien on Earth.]]



* ShootTheShaggyDog: [[spoiler:The alien tries to reform herself and act more human after seducing the disfigured man, but neither of her attempts go well at all - and she ends up dying a lonely death at the hands of the logger - [[KarmaHoudini who gets away scott-free]]. It's implied that she'll end up being replaced with another alien on Earth.]]
23rd Mar '18 2:26:49 PM eroock
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: The alien [[spoiler: is killed after an unsuccessful rape attempt just when it seemed she was beginning to learn her lesson.]]
23rd Mar '18 2:20:21 PM eroock
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Applying human moral standards to the aliens is impossible, since it is never entirely clear what the aliens are doing. [[spoiler:It seems that they are using humans as food, but this is not shown in the movie. In the novel, the aliens are sending their prey back to their home planet where they are consumed as a delicacy called voddissin.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Applying human moral standards to the aliens is impossible, since it is never entirely clear what the aliens are doing. [[spoiler:It seems that they are using [[ToServeMan humans as food, food]], but this is not shown in the movie. In the novel, the aliens are sending their prey back to their home planet where they are consumed as a delicacy called voddissin.]]



* DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler:Unknown: the baby left on the beach after its parents drown is ignored by the motorcyclist, and a later radio report indicates it is missing. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Its eventual fate is not shown]], but it doesn't look good for the poor kid.]]



* GenreBusting: Is it a sci-fi horror film? A drama? An art film? All of the above?

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* GenreBusting: GenreMashup: Is it a sci-fi horror film? A drama? An art film? All of the above?



* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Unknown: the baby left on the beach after its parents drown is ignored by the motorcyclist, and a later radio report indicates it is missing. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Its eventual fate is not shown]], but it doesn't look good for the poor kid.]]
* IronicEcho: Throughout the movie, when the alien seduces men and captures them, an eerie soundtrack is heard. [[spoiler:When the forest guard attempts to rape her and then kills her, a distorted version of the same theme is used, as if to indicate that the tables have been turned on her.]]

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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Unknown: the baby left on the beach after its parents drown is ignored by the motorcyclist, and a later radio report indicates it is missing. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Its eventual fate is not shown]], but it doesn't look good for the poor kid.]]
* IronicEcho: Throughout the movie, when the alien seduces men and captures them, an eerie soundtrack is heard. [[spoiler:When the forest guard attempts to rape her and then kills her, a distorted version of the same theme is used, as if to indicate that [[TheHunterBecomesTheHunted the tables have been turned on her.her]].]]



* NamelessNarrative: ''No one'' in the film has a name, aside from [[spoiler: the family on the beach]], who are named [[spoiler: the [=McClellands=]]], although you have to pay attention a radio broadcast in the film to catch it. Even the ''credits'' don't list any names. In the novel, the character corresponding to Scarlet Johansson is named Isserley.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The celebration of eating cake. Well, until the vomiting anyway. Justified as the alien has just started [[PinocchioSyndrome her wondrous exploration into humanity]].
* NamelessNarrative: ''No one'' Most character are not named and get listed in the film has a name, aside from [[spoiler: the credits by their description like "The Female" or "The Bad Man". Exceptions are:
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family on the beach]], beach, who are named [[spoiler: the [=McClellands=]]], [=McClellands=], although you have to pay attention to a radio broadcast in the film to catch it. Even the ''credits'' don't list any names. In the novel, the character corresponding to Scarlet Johansson is named Isserley.


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** The character the alien meets at the club is named Andrew.
** In the novel, the character corresponding to Scarlet Johansson is named Isserley.


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* SnowMeansDeath: The last scene shows snow flakes falling after [[spoiler:the alien's death]].


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* WomenAreDelicate: The bus stop man carries the alien across the pooled water.
11th Jan '18 10:15:47 AM Fireblood
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Applying human moral standards to the aliens is impossible, since it is never entirely clear what the aliens are doing. [[spoiler:It seems that they are using humans as food, it is not shown in the movie. In the novel, the aliens are sending their prey back to their home planet where they are consumed as a delicacy called voddissin.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Applying human moral standards to the aliens is impossible, since it is never entirely clear what the aliens are doing. [[spoiler:It seems that they are using humans as food, it but this is not shown in the movie. In the novel, the aliens are sending their prey back to their home planet where they are consumed as a delicacy called voddissin.]]
10th Jan '18 7:09:01 PM FrustratedFox
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Applying human moral standards to the aliens is impossible, since it is never entirely clear what the aliens are doing. [[spoiler:It seems that they are using humans as food, but even that is just a guess, at least in the movie.]]
** Actually, it seems to be implied that [[spoiler:they use their victims' skins to disguise themselves as humans, to stealthily implant agents on the planet. The flesh may be used for food, though.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Applying human moral standards to the aliens is impossible, since it is never entirely clear what the aliens are doing. [[spoiler:It seems that they are using humans as food, but even that it is just a guess, at least not shown in the movie.movie. In the novel, the aliens are sending their prey back to their home planet where they are consumed as a delicacy called voddissin.]]
** Actually, it It seems to be implied that [[spoiler:they use their victims' skins to disguise themselves as humans, to stealthily implant agents on the planet. The flesh may be used for food, though.]]



* NamelessNarrative: ''No one'' in the film has a name, aside from [[spoiler: the family on the beach]], who are named [[spoiler: the [=McClellands=]]], although you have to pay attention a radio broadcast in the film to catch it. Even the ''credits'' don't list any names.

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* NamelessNarrative: ''No one'' in the film has a name, aside from [[spoiler: the family on the beach]], who are named [[spoiler: the [=McClellands=]]], although you have to pay attention a radio broadcast in the film to catch it. Even the ''credits'' don't list any names. In the novel, the character corresponding to Scarlet Johansson is named Isserley.
25th Oct '17 5:53:28 PM arrgh
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* PinocchioSyndrome: After her encounter with the disfigured man, the alien starts attempting to act more human and do human things, like eating cake or having sex. Neither of them go well.

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* PinocchioSyndrome: After her encounter with the disfigured man, the alien starts attempting to act more human and do human things, like eating cake or having sex. Neither of them go well.well, and given that after this, she runs off into the woods to be alone, one can infer she's [[SubvertedTrope given up on becoming more human.]]
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