History Film / ZeroDay

29th Nov '16 7:47:27 PM ThePest179
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: One of the first people to die in the shooting is black.
27th Nov '16 9:53:52 AM ThePest179
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* DeadpanSnarker: Andre cracks jokes quite a bit, even when killing people.


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* {{Egging}}: Andre and Cal egg house of Brad Huff, although the original plan was to egg his car.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Andre and Cal apologize to their parents for their actions in their second to last tape.
24th Nov '16 9:55:43 AM ThePest179
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* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Cal, with his bright blond hair and boyish looks. Andre even teases him about it.



* SuicideByCop: Subverted. Andre contemplates doing this, but is talked out of it by Cal.

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** Andre brings a TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles doll to shoot during target practice.
* SuicideByCop: Subverted.Averted. Andre contemplates doing this, but is talked out of it by Cal.
24th Nov '16 9:46:31 AM ThePest179
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* BigShutUp: Andre and Cal scream at a wounded girl to shut up during the massacre.



* FoundFootageFilms: The whole film is based on the videos made by Cal and Andre, as well as the high school security cameras.

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* FoundFootageFilms: The whole film is based on the videos made by Cal and Andre, as well as with the exception of the shooting itself, which is shown from the high school security cameras. cameras.
* FreudianExcuse: Andre and Cal indicate that the massacre is due to the bullying they've gone through at school.
* TheGhost: Brad Huff, the JerkJock that the two shooters hate the most, never appears on screen.


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* PointOfNoReturn: Andre jokingly says "Shit, now we have to do it" after he and Cal burn all their games, movies, and books.
22nd Nov '16 4:43:01 AM ThePest179
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* NewMediaAreEvil / MurderSimulators: Defied. Andre and Cal burn all their movies, games, and books, because they know that their massacre will be blamed on their choice of media instead of themselves. They want Zero Day to be ''their own'' plan and nobody else's.


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** When Andre and Cal are looking over the guns Andre's father owns, Andre refers to one of the revolvers as a "''Film/DirtyHarry'' gun".
18th Nov '16 2:52:22 PM ThePest179
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* ArtifactTitle: An in-universe variation; Andre and Cal dub the name of their massacre "[[TitleDrop Zero Day]]" because they plan to have it occur on a day where the temperature is zero degrees. They later set the day of the massacre to be on May Day, as on the one day of the year it was zero degrees outside, Andre was sick and couldn't launch the attack.


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* MurderSuicide: Andre and Cal kill themselves after gunning down a dozen of their classmates.


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* SuicideByCop: Subverted. Andre contemplates doing this, but is talked out of it by Cal.
18th Nov '16 1:42:42 PM ThePest179
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* FoundFootageFilms: The whole film is based on the videos made by Cal and Andre, as well as the high school security cameras.



* {{Improv}}: The actors were encouraged to improvise throughout the filming of the movie.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The film was inspired by the famous [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Harris/Klebold]] basement tapes. It contains certain similar scenes, such as when the main characters go over their arsenal or when they go to target practice.
** During target practice, one of the minor characters says that Cal is a natural. To his comment, Andre adds the words ''natural selection'', which Eric Harris, one of the Columbine shooters, believed in a [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]] variant of. The day of the massacre, Harris wore a white T-shirt with the words printed on it.



* ShoutOut: To ''UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}}''. The film itself was inspired by the famous Harris/Klebold basement tapes. It contains certain similar scenes, such as when the main characters go over their arsenal or when they go to target practice.
** During target practice, one of the minor characters says that Cal is a natural. To his comment, Andre adds the words ''natural selection'', which Eric Harris, one of the Columbine shooters, believed in a [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]] variant of. The day of the massacre, Harris wore a white T-shirt with the words printed on it.
** When Andre and Calvin are burning all their possessions, a copy of VideoGame/HalfLife and Literature/LordOfTheFlies are prominently featured.

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* ShoutOut: To ''UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}}''. The film itself was inspired by the famous Harris/Klebold basement tapes. It contains certain similar scenes, such as when the main characters go over their arsenal or when they go to target practice.
** During target practice, one of the minor characters says that Cal is a natural. To his comment, Andre adds the words ''natural selection'', which Eric Harris, one of the Columbine shooters, believed in a [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]] variant of. The day of the massacre, Harris wore a white T-shirt with the words printed on it.
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When Andre and Calvin are burning all their possessions, a copy of VideoGame/HalfLife and Literature/LordOfTheFlies are prominently featured.
31st Jan '16 2:20:31 PM ThePest179
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* TeensAreMonsters: The shooters themselves.
12th Dec '15 12:05:11 PM ThePest179
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** When Andre and Calvin are burning all their possessions, a copy of VideoGame/HalfLife and Literature/LordOfTheFlies are prominently featured.
24th Oct '15 7:18:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Deconstruction}}: One prevalent idea about school shootings is that perpetrators are mentally unstable and abnormal freaks who did what they did because of violent music, videogames, neglectful parents, bullying or a combination of any of the aforementioned factors. The film takes this idea and tears it apart. The main characters look like perfectly normal teenage boys: they are intelligent, funny and good-looking, their regular clothes do not attract attention and their parents are loving and caring, if a little out of touch with them. The [[AllThereInTheManual official website]] even reported that they had a decent sized circle of friends and were on good terms with many other students and that they were not singled out for bullying. Before their Zero Day, the boys decide to burn their possessions (books, cds, dvds, videogames, notes) because [[GenreSavvy they knew that everybody will scrutinize their belongings after their death and end up saying that they did it because they were influenced by violent music, games etc]]. They insist that Zero Day was their idea, and that nobody influenced them.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: One prevalent idea about school shootings is that perpetrators are mentally unstable and abnormal freaks who did what they did because of violent music, videogames, neglectful parents, bullying or a combination of any of the aforementioned factors. The film takes this idea and tears it apart. The main characters look like perfectly normal teenage boys: they are intelligent, funny and good-looking, their regular clothes do not attract attention and their parents are loving and caring, if a little out of touch with them. The [[AllThereInTheManual official website]] even reported that they had a decent sized circle of friends and were on good terms with many other students and that they were not singled out for bullying. Before their Zero Day, the boys decide to burn their possessions (books, cds, dvds, videogames, notes) because [[GenreSavvy they knew that everybody will scrutinize their belongings after their death and end up saying that they did it because they were influenced by violent music, games etc]].etc. They insist that Zero Day was their idea, and that nobody influenced them.
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