History Film / UnderTheSkin

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.]]
12th Jul '17 1:29:46 AM TheAimz
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* VillainProtagonist: Most of the film is seen from the point of view of a female alien on Earth who is seducing men in Scotland. [[spoiler:Apart from what happens to the men, she allows a couple to drown and then leaves the couple's baby alone on a desolate beach. It's not clear if she even knows what this means though.]]

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* VillainProtagonist: Most of the film is seen from the point of view of a female alien on Earth who is seducing men in Scotland. [[spoiler:Apart from what happens to the men, she allows a couple to drown and then leaves the couple's baby alone on a desolate beach. [[ObliviouslyEvil It's not clear if she even knows what this means though.though]].]]
25th Jun '17 4:26:52 AM TheAimz
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* HumanoidAliens: Her true form has the basic human body type, but with all-black skin and yellow eyes.
* 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.]]]]

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* HumanoidAliens: Her true form has the basic human body type, [[spoiler: but with all-black skin and yellow eyes.
eyes.]]
* 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.]]]]shown]], but it doesn't look good for the poor kid.]]



* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Several shots go on for a long time, such as the alien looking at her face in a mirror after seducing the disfigured man.



* NamelessNarrative: ''No one'' in the film has a name, aside from [[spoiler: the family on the beach]], who are named [[spoiler: the Mc!Clellands]], 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 Mc!Clellands]], [=McClellands=]]], although you have to pay attention a radio broadcast in the film to catch it. Even the ''credits'' don't list any names.
25th Jun '17 4:08:33 AM TheAimz
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* PetTheDog: [[spoiled:The alien seems to have a change of heart after seducing the disfigured man and lets him go. Unfortunately for him, the motorcyclist still ends up catching and very likely killing him.]]

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* PetTheDog: [[spoiled:The [[spoiler:The alien seems to have a change of heart after seducing the disfigured man and lets him go. Unfortunately for him, the motorcyclist still ends up catching and very likely killing him.]]
25th Jun '17 4:07:28 AM TheAimz
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* AManIsAlwaysEager: All of her victims seem to have no problem letting a [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey strange woman]] take them [[HoneyTrap back to her place]] a few minutes after meeting her. Even the disfigured man, who is a friendless virgin, mocked by people so much that he has to shop at night, completely lowers his guard after just being touched. And, to hammer the point home, the closest thing in the movie to a good guy, the one who looks after her for a while, can (under a certain light) be seen as taking advantage of her.

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* AManIsAlwaysEager: All of her victims seem to have no problem letting a [[IHaveBoobsYouMustObey strange woman]] take them [[HoneyTrap back to her place]] a few minutes after meeting her. Even the disfigured man, who is a friendless virgin, mocked by people so much that he has to shop at night, completely lowers his guard after just being touched. And, to hammer the point home, the closest thing in the movie to a good guy, the one who looks after her for a while, can (under a certain light) be seen as taking advantage of her. Their eagerness, however, could be down to some strange alien pheromones at work.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: The logger comes across as friendly and helpful at first, telling the alien about the forest trails. Later, however, he starts to feel her up in the cabin, before trying to rape her after her escape attempt.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The alien, in the midst of becoming more human, is murdered by an attempted rapist.]]



* PetTheDog: [[spoiled:The alien seems to have a change of heart after seducing the disfigured man and lets him go. Unfortunately for him, the motorcyclist still ends up catching and very likely killing him.]]



* 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.]]



* TheWalrusWasPaul: Suffice to say, the film leaves a lot of things ambiguous, starting with [[NamelessNarrative the characters' names]] and escalating from there. Who was the dead girl at the beginning? What happens to the baby on the beach? What exactly is the alien doing to the men, and where? What is the relationship between the alien and the motorcyclist? Why did her encounter with the man with the deformed face [[spoiler:cause her to change]]? And so on.
* WhiteVoidRoom: Where the alien takes the dead girl, implied to be her predecessor, and dresses herself in the other's clothes.

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* TheWalrusWasPaul: Suffice to say, the film leaves a lot of things ambiguous, starting with [[NamelessNarrative the characters' names]] and escalating from there. Why are the aliens on Earth? Who was the dead girl at the beginning? What happens to the baby on the beach? What exactly is the alien doing to the men, and where? What is the relationship between the alien and the motorcyclist? Why did her encounter with the man with the deformed face [[spoiler:cause her to change]]? And so on.
* WhiteVoidRoom: Where the alien takes the dead girl, [[spoiler: implied to be her predecessor, predecessor]], and dresses herself in the other's clothes.
21st Jun '17 8:33:52 PM prystege
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** Another interpretation of the scene is that the man is trying to find her vagina, and she is shocked to realize that she doesn't have one. With her comments about loneliness to the deformed man, the situation seems like another failed attempt at doing something human like with the cake scene.

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** Another interpretation of the scene is that the man is trying to find her vagina, and she is shocked to realize that she doesn't have one. With her comments about loneliness to the deformed man, the situation seems like another failed attempt at doing experiencing something human like with the cake scene.
21st Jun '17 8:25:21 PM prystege
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**Another interpretation of the scene is that the man is trying to find her vagina, and she is shocked to realize that she doesn't have one. With her comments about loneliness to the deformed man, the situation seems like another failed attempt at doing something human like with the cake scene.
15th Jun '17 2:52:58 AM TroperBeDoper
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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: The men the alien seduces. They get suspended in liquid long enough to puff up, then are ''popped'', with their empty skins [[http://38.media.tumblr.com/9cb8d58060e331f2f3f0505da42c6686/tumblr_n7v6um6bz41ql8t12o1_500.gif still floating around]] (NSFW).]] It's ''terrifying''.

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: The men the alien seduces. They get suspended in liquid long enough to puff up, then are ''popped'', with their empty skins [[http://38.media.tumblr.com/9cb8d58060e331f2f3f0505da42c6686/tumblr_n7v6um6bz41ql8t12o1_500.gif still floating around]] (NSFW).]] It's ''terrifying''.around.]]
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