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16th May '14 1:13:59 PM KevinW
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[[caption-width-right:286:They grow on you.]]

Two young American couples (Jeff and Amy along with Eric and Stacy) vacation in {{UsefulNotes/Mexico}}. At the pool of their hotel, they make friends with a German tourist, Mathias, and decide to help Mathias look for his brother, Heinrich. Heinrich has met a female archaeologist and followed her to an archaeological dig at a remote Mayan ruin in the jungle. The next morning Jeff, Amy, Eric, Stacy, Mathias and Demetri (a Greek tourist they also met at the hotel) begin the journey by bus.

The location of the ruin is shown on a crude map Heinrich drew before departing. After a long ride, the group arrives at a remote village near the dig and takes a worn-down taxi to the destination marked on the map. The driver [[DeadlyRoadTrip tries to warn them away from this particular area.]] But shortly, they arrive at the trail head where they spot Heinrich's jeep and proceed.

Upon arrival, Mayan villagers appear with guns and bows. When Amy accidentally steps into vines covering the ruin, the Mayans aim their weapons at them. Demetri tries to calm the situation by walking over to Amy and grabbing the camera which he thought was the cause of the problem. After stepping into the vines and taking the camera he begins to walk towards the Mayans. Then he is struck with an arrow in his shoulder and then shot in the head. The Mayans then force the others up to the temple roof. They soon realize they are being quarantined, and learn the reason why - something [[BodyHorror truly horrifying]] is making its home there, and the Mayans don't want to let it escape. Based on a novel of the same name by Scott Smith, and [[PlayingAgainstType produced by]] Creator/BenStiller.

Beware: the entry is heavily spoilered to avoid giving away the primary twist - [[spoiler:that the monster in the ruins is a smart, blood-drinking plant creature which can mimic human sounds - even human voices - and acts as an EldritchLocation and/or GeniusLoci]].
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!!This film contains examples of:

* AntiVillain: The Mayan Villagers are set up as the villains at first, but they're strongly in the category of [[spoiler: NecessarilyEvil, with a bit of HeWhoFightsMonsters. They have to keep the EldritchLocation contained at all costs...including killing one of their ''own children'' when one of the protagonists hits him with a vine.]]
* BadAss - Though a minor example, Jeff is the most dangerous guy in the film [[spoiler: [[ShootTheDog giving]] out some [[KnifeNut stabbings]] to MercyKill Stacy, amputating Mathias' legs, and [[HeroicSacrifice giving]] his life to allow Amy to escape]].
* BilingualBonus: The Mayans try their absolute best to warn the party about [[spoiler:the carnivorous, infectious vines]] before one of them steps into them. Too bad none of them understand Spanish...
** ...Which doesn't make sense since anyone going to a foreign country tries to learn at least a few basic words of the language. Words such as 'Danger' or 'keep out' usually being top priority.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:The literally bloodthirsty vine tendrils grow right into the bodies of their victims...into their wounds, into their orifices, ''under their skin''...]]
* DaylightHorror - Because [[spoiler:blood-drinking ivy growing into open wounds]] is scary no matter how bright it is. However, [[spoiler:the vines themselves are mostly active at night and in the dark...mostly.]]
* DeadlyRoadTrip: Let's go into the jungle! What could possibly go wrong!
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:In the novel Amy is killed as Jeff watches. His decision not to act on her behalf until she apologized is the ''only'' reason she died then.]] In his defense, it was too dark to have known what was happening to her.
* DeathByPragmatism: Downplayed with [[spoiler:Jeff]] in the novel. From the beginning, he is painted as something of a Jerkass due to his cold and calculating nature. In retrospect, this makes him seem like the ideal hero of the situation after the horror kicks in at the second act. [[spoiler:Turns out he embodies this trope as well as DecoyProtagonist]]. He is certainly pragmatic, what with being a medical student and all, and when one of the protagonists (the non-English speaking Woobie of the cast), [[spoiler:becomes horribly injured, it is he who suggests an improvised amputation of ''both'' that character's legs, in order to prevent infection. Naturally, given their limited resources, his friends reject this idea. He is also the one later on who makes the discovery that this is the ''least'' of their worries, namely the ManEatingPlant covering the hill they are trapped on. After a few more deaths, he ''additionally'' suggests cooking and eating the bodies of their fallen friends, in light of the fact they have next to no food or water. The remaining survivors are not thrilled with the idea, and neither is the audience, despite him simply demonstrating the need to survive. One could label Jeff as a CrazySurvivalist, but when you compare him the other heros, he seems to be the only one with a brain. Naturally, he is not rewarded for it; despite attempting the only logical solution of trying to sneak past their Mayan captors at nightfall. True to the trope, it doesn't work, and he takes 3 fatal arrows for his troubles, as well as being finished off by the sinister vines.]]
* {{Deconstruction}} - The novel picks apart the standard teens-get-lost-and-killed-by-monster/psycho story. You have annoying FinalGirl Amy [[spoiler: who dies first]]. You have Stacy, whose first bit of character information is that she cheated on her boyfriend, so she has to [[DeathBySex die]]. However, being the still cherished girlfriend of the [[TheStrategist strategist]] [[TheLeader leader]] [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice that's willing to die for her,]] she survives the longest]]. Jeff, a resourceful Eagle Scout who starts to realize how completely over his head the situation is. Mathias, the mysterious German who leads the group to the temple where all the action takes place, is obviously responsible for the whole situation as some sort of Nazi experiment. [[spoiler: But he isn't, and is offended when the others joke about it.]] In the end, stupidity and gravity almost does more to hurt the group than [[spoiler: the monster vines do]].
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:The vine creature is perfectly inert - until someone touches it, at which point nothing will stop it from infecting them and drinking their blood. The Mayans know this, and ruthlessly quarantine or MercyKill anyone that touches the vines - even one of their own children.]]
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler:In an alternate ending, Amy escapes the Mayan quarantine only to be killed as the vines burst out of her body. A gravekeeper later hears someone whistling his own tune back at him and sees the ivy flowers growing around her headstone. The ending shown also could qualify as this; Amy did touch the vines, but doesn't seem infected...or is she? If so, wherever she ends up is going to be in a world of hurt very, very quickly.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodAllAlong: The armed band of natives. At first, they seem like murderous villains from the point of view of the protagonists, but the real BigBad is the vine-creature, which efficiently infects anything it touches with ''itself.'' The protagonists really ''shouldn't'' be allowed to leave the ruins alive, but mercy-killing them all -- the most logical action -- would make for a very short movie.]]
* {{Gorn}}: This movie's swimming in it. Special examples:
** You may not be squeamish, but you ''will'' feel physically ill during the leg-amputation scene.
** Or [[spoiler:when they tug the [[ManEatingPlant vines]] out of their open wounds.]]
** Heavy on the amateur surgery, [[spoiler: including Stacy ''filleting'' her leg on-screen trying to get at nonexistent vines, having been driven to it by the MadnessMantra below.]]
* HeroicSacrifice - In the film, [[spoiler: Jeff distracts the Mayans long enough for Amy to get away, and gets shot to death for his troubles.]]
* ItCanThink: [[spoiler:The unfortunate campers realize the plant-like entity they're trapped with is mimicking their voices to lure them into a trap. It also mimics a cell phone ringtone further inside the ruin because it knows humans will go to that noise. When it learns of one girl's strong desire to cut herself, it proceeds to [[MadnessMantra repeat her own words to her]] "I want to cut, I want to cut I want to cut IWANTTOCUT!"]]
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Narrowly averted in the movie. Played absolutely straight in an alternate ending.]]
* MadnessMantra: By proxy, when Stacy starts obsessing about wanting to cut out the plants that she feels growing under her skin and says, "I want to cut it," and then the flowers start echoing that phrase over and over.
* [[spoiler:ManEatingPlant]] - A particularly disturbing example at that. [[spoiler:These don't simply consume people. They drink ''blood'', and will grow right into skin or orifices to get to it. Worse, it mimics the sounds made near it to lure unwary humans right to it - see ItCanThink and MadnessMantra below - and once you touch it, it will never stop until it gets your blood.]]
* {{Meganekko}} - Amy.
* MercyKill:
** The lead native [[spoiler: shoots Jeff as the vines begin dragging him away]].
** [[spoiler: Jeff does this earlier to a dying Stacy.]]
* OrificeInvasion: The [[spoiler:ManEatingPlant will get to your blood any way it can - lacking open wounds or other convenient routes to blood vessels, it will simply grow into your orifices.]]
* SaltTheEarth: Quite literally. The villagers are shown pouring bags and bags of salt all around the temple to make absolutely sure the vines can't spread.
* SchmuckBait: The "cell phone" and the steps to reach it. The whole ''temple'' and the innocent looking [[spoiler:ivy vines]] are a giant economy-sized version of trope.
* ThanatosGambit - [[spoiler:Jeff's idea of an escape is to get himself killed, and with his death distract the Mayans, so that Amy can escape]].
* TheFilmOfTheBook
* TooDumbToLive - In the movie, this applies to everyone. In the book, it's mostly Eric, Stacy, and Amy. [[spoiler:Special points go to Eric, who tries to take a knife away from a psychotic Stacy ''twice''. The first time he gets his hand cut. The second time he gets it in his heart...and he's the ''lucky'' one.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Mayan villagers living near the mountain who kill anyone unfortunate enough to come in contact with [[spoiler: the vines]] to ensure nobody makes it out alive to spread the infection.
* WorstAid:
** Oh no, his legs are infected. Clearly we should ''cut them off'' in unsanitary conditions with no bandages or antiseptics available. Because that won't lead to a person whose new wounds will promptly get infected, the only change being that he now doesn't have any legs.
** Oh, you just fell 20+ feet and can't feel your legs? Let's pick you up and move you. Ignore the SickeningCrunch, it's probably nothing.

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[[caption-width-right:286:They grow on you.]]

Two young American couples (Jeff and Amy along with Eric and Stacy) vacation in {{UsefulNotes/Mexico}}. At the pool of their hotel, they make friends with a German tourist, Mathias, and decide to help Mathias look for his brother, Heinrich. Heinrich has met a female archaeologist and followed her to an archaeological dig at a remote Mayan ruin in the jungle. The next morning Jeff, Amy, Eric, Stacy, Mathias and Demetri (a Greek tourist they also met at the hotel) begin the journey by bus.

The location of the ruin is shown on a crude map Heinrich drew before departing. After a long ride, the group arrives at a remote village near the dig and takes a worn-down taxi to the destination marked on the map. The driver [[DeadlyRoadTrip tries to warn them away from this particular area.]] But shortly, they arrive at the trail head where they spot Heinrich's jeep and proceed.

Upon arrival, Mayan villagers appear with guns and bows. When Amy accidentally steps into vines covering the ruin, the Mayans aim their weapons at them. Demetri tries to calm the situation by walking over to Amy and grabbing the camera which he thought was the cause of the problem. After stepping into the vines and taking the camera he begins to walk towards the Mayans. Then he is struck with an arrow in his shoulder and then shot in the head. The Mayans then force the others up to the temple roof. They soon realize they are being quarantined, and learn the reason why - something [[BodyHorror truly horrifying]] is making its home there, and the Mayans don't want to let it escape. Based on a novel of the same name by Scott Smith, and [[PlayingAgainstType produced by]] Creator/BenStiller.

Beware: the entry is heavily spoilered to avoid giving away the primary twist - [[spoiler:that the monster in the ruins is a smart, blood-drinking plant creature which can mimic human sounds - even human voices - and acts as an EldritchLocation and/or GeniusLoci]].
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!!This film contains examples of:

* AntiVillain: The Mayan Villagers are set up as the villains at first, but they're strongly in the category of [[spoiler: NecessarilyEvil, with a bit of HeWhoFightsMonsters. They have to keep the EldritchLocation contained at all costs...including killing one of their ''own children'' when one of the protagonists hits him with a vine.]]
* BadAss - Though a minor example, Jeff is the most dangerous guy in the film [[spoiler: [[ShootTheDog giving]] out some [[KnifeNut stabbings]] to MercyKill Stacy, amputating Mathias' legs, and [[HeroicSacrifice giving]] his life to allow Amy to escape]].
* BilingualBonus: The Mayans try their absolute best to warn the party about [[spoiler:the carnivorous, infectious vines]] before one of them steps into them. Too bad none of them understand Spanish...
** ...Which doesn't make sense since anyone going to a foreign country tries to learn at least a few basic words of the language. Words such as 'Danger' or 'keep out' usually being top priority.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:The literally bloodthirsty vine tendrils grow right into the bodies of their victims...into their wounds, into their orifices, ''under their skin''...]]
* DaylightHorror - Because [[spoiler:blood-drinking ivy growing into open wounds]] is scary no matter how bright it is. However, [[spoiler:the vines themselves are mostly active at night and in the dark...mostly.]]
* DeadlyRoadTrip: Let's go into the jungle! What could possibly go wrong!
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:In the novel Amy is killed as Jeff watches. His decision not to act on her behalf until she apologized is the ''only'' reason she died then.]] In his defense, it was too dark to have known what was happening to her.
* DeathByPragmatism: Downplayed with [[spoiler:Jeff]] in the novel. From the beginning, he is painted as something of a Jerkass due to his cold and calculating nature. In retrospect, this makes him seem like the ideal hero of the situation after the horror kicks in at the second act. [[spoiler:Turns out he embodies this trope as well as DecoyProtagonist]]. He is certainly pragmatic, what with being a medical student and all, and when one of the protagonists (the non-English speaking Woobie of the cast), [[spoiler:becomes horribly injured, it is he who suggests an improvised amputation of ''both'' that character's legs, in order to prevent infection. Naturally, given their limited resources, his friends reject this idea. He is also the one later on who makes the discovery that this is the ''least'' of their worries, namely the ManEatingPlant covering the hill they are trapped on. After a few more deaths, he ''additionally'' suggests cooking and eating the bodies of their fallen friends, in light of the fact they have next to no food or water. The remaining survivors are not thrilled with the idea, and neither is the audience, despite him simply demonstrating the need to survive. One could label Jeff as a CrazySurvivalist, but when you compare him the other heros, he seems to be the only one with a brain. Naturally, he is not rewarded for it; despite attempting the only logical solution of trying to sneak past their Mayan captors at nightfall. True to the trope, it doesn't work, and he takes 3 fatal arrows for his troubles, as well as being finished off by the sinister vines.]]
* {{Deconstruction}} - The novel picks apart the standard teens-get-lost-and-killed-by-monster/psycho story. You have annoying FinalGirl Amy [[spoiler: who dies first]]. You have Stacy, whose first bit of character information is that she cheated on her boyfriend, so she has to [[DeathBySex die]]. However, being the still cherished girlfriend of the [[TheStrategist strategist]] [[TheLeader leader]] [[spoiler: [[HeroicSacrifice that's willing to die for her,]] she survives the longest]]. Jeff, a resourceful Eagle Scout who starts to realize how completely over his head the situation is. Mathias, the mysterious German who leads the group to the temple where all the action takes place, is obviously responsible for the whole situation as some sort of Nazi experiment. [[spoiler: But he isn't, and is offended when the others joke about it.]] In the end, stupidity and gravity almost does more to hurt the group than [[spoiler: the monster vines do]].
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:The vine creature is perfectly inert - until someone touches it, at which point nothing will stop it from infecting them and drinking their blood. The Mayans know this, and ruthlessly quarantine or MercyKill anyone that touches the vines - even one of their own children.]]
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
* TheEndOrIsIt: [[spoiler:In an alternate ending, Amy escapes the Mayan quarantine only to be killed as the vines burst out of her body. A gravekeeper later hears someone whistling his own tune back at him and sees the ivy flowers growing around her headstone. The ending shown also could qualify as this; Amy did touch the vines, but doesn't seem infected...or is she? If so, wherever she ends up is going to be in a world of hurt very, very quickly.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodAllAlong: The armed band of natives. At first, they seem like murderous villains from the point of view of the protagonists, but the real BigBad is the vine-creature, which efficiently infects anything it touches with ''itself.'' The protagonists really ''shouldn't'' be allowed to leave the ruins alive, but mercy-killing them all -- the most logical action -- would make for a very short movie.]]
* {{Gorn}}: This movie's swimming in it. Special examples:
** You may not be squeamish, but you ''will'' feel physically ill during the leg-amputation scene.
** Or [[spoiler:when they tug the [[ManEatingPlant vines]] out of their open wounds.]]
** Heavy on the amateur surgery, [[spoiler: including Stacy ''filleting'' her leg on-screen trying to get at nonexistent vines, having been driven to it by the MadnessMantra below.]]
* HeroicSacrifice - In the film, [[spoiler: Jeff distracts the Mayans long enough for Amy to get away, and gets shot to death for his troubles.]]
* ItCanThink: [[spoiler:The unfortunate campers realize the plant-like entity they're trapped with is mimicking their voices to lure them into a trap. It also mimics a cell phone ringtone further inside the ruin because it knows humans will go to that noise. When it learns of one girl's strong desire to cut herself, it proceeds to [[MadnessMantra repeat her own words to her]] "I want to cut, I want to cut I want to cut IWANTTOCUT!"]]
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Narrowly averted in the movie. Played absolutely straight in an alternate ending.]]
* MadnessMantra: By proxy, when Stacy starts obsessing about wanting to cut out the plants that she feels growing under her skin and says, "I want to cut it," and then the flowers start echoing that phrase over and over.
* [[spoiler:ManEatingPlant]] - A particularly disturbing example at that. [[spoiler:These don't simply consume people. They drink ''blood'', and will grow right into skin or orifices to get to it. Worse, it mimics the sounds made near it to lure unwary humans right to it - see ItCanThink and MadnessMantra below - and once you touch it, it will never stop until it gets your blood.]]
* {{Meganekko}} - Amy.
* MercyKill:
** The lead native [[spoiler: shoots Jeff as the vines begin dragging him away]].
** [[spoiler: Jeff does this earlier to a dying Stacy.]]
* OrificeInvasion: The [[spoiler:ManEatingPlant will get to your blood any way it can - lacking open wounds or other convenient routes to blood vessels, it will simply grow into your orifices.]]
* SaltTheEarth: Quite literally. The villagers are shown pouring bags and bags of salt all around the temple to make absolutely sure the vines can't spread.
* SchmuckBait: The "cell phone" and the steps to reach it. The whole ''temple'' and the innocent looking [[spoiler:ivy vines]] are a giant economy-sized version of trope.
* ThanatosGambit - [[spoiler:Jeff's idea of an escape is to get himself killed, and with his death distract the Mayans, so that Amy can escape]].
* TheFilmOfTheBook
* TooDumbToLive - In the movie, this applies to everyone. In the book, it's mostly Eric, Stacy, and Amy. [[spoiler:Special points go to Eric, who tries to take a knife away from a psychotic Stacy ''twice''. The first time he gets his hand cut. The second time he gets it in his heart...and he's the ''lucky'' one.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Mayan villagers living near the mountain who kill anyone unfortunate enough to come in contact with [[spoiler: the vines]] to ensure nobody makes it out alive to spread the infection.
* WorstAid:
** Oh no, his legs are infected. Clearly we should ''cut them off'' in unsanitary conditions with no bandages or antiseptics available. Because that won't lead to a person whose new wounds will promptly get infected, the only change being that he now doesn't have any legs.
** Oh, you just fell 20+ feet and can't feel your legs? Let's pick you up and move you. Ignore the SickeningCrunch, it's probably nothing.

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20th Mar '14 1:22:18 AM Geoduck
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Upon arrival, Mayan villagers appear with guns and bows. When Amy accidentally steps into vines covering the ruin, the Mayans aim their weapons at them. Demetri tries to calm the situation by walking over to Amy and grabbing the camera which he thought was the cause of the problem. After stepping into the vines and taking the camera he begins to walk towards the Mayans. Then he is struck with an arrow in his shoulder and then shot in the head. The Mayans then force the others up to the temple roof. They soon realize they are being quarantined, and learn the reason why - something [[BodyHorror truly horrifying]] is making its home there, and the Mayans don't want to let it escape. [[PlayingAgainstType Produced by]] Creator/BenStiller.

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Upon arrival, Mayan villagers appear with guns and bows. When Amy accidentally steps into vines covering the ruin, the Mayans aim their weapons at them. Demetri tries to calm the situation by walking over to Amy and grabbing the camera which he thought was the cause of the problem. After stepping into the vines and taking the camera he begins to walk towards the Mayans. Then he is struck with an arrow in his shoulder and then shot in the head. The Mayans then force the others up to the temple roof. They soon realize they are being quarantined, and learn the reason why - something [[BodyHorror truly horrifying]] is making its home there, and the Mayans don't want to let it escape. Based on a novel of the same name by Scott Smith, and [[PlayingAgainstType Produced produced by]] Creator/BenStiller.
23rd Sep '13 8:35:06 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* SaltTheEarth: Quite literally. The villagers are shown pouring bags and bags of salt all around the temple to make absolutely sure the vines can't spread.
16th Aug '13 9:49:09 AM mangamanic
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** ...Which doesn't make sense since anyone going to a foreign country tries to learn at least a few basic words of the language. Words such as 'Danger' or 'keep out' usually being top priority.
8th Jul '13 6:20:10 PM ArchTeryx
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic - [[spoiler: [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything A plant that takes people over, causing them to behave in bizarre ways and to hurt their friends. Once it's got its hooks in you, you'll never be the same. And, it has a distinctive five-pointed leaf.]]Growing on ''a Mayan ruin'', for bonus points.]]
25th Jun '13 5:28:20 PM ArchTeryx
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* SchmuckBait: The "cell phone" and the steps to reach it.

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* SchmuckBait: The "cell phone" and the steps to reach it. The whole ''temple'' and the innocent looking [[spoiler:ivy vines]] are a giant economy-sized version of trope.
25th Jun '13 4:57:44 PM ArchTeryx
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* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:The vine creature is perfectly inert - until something touches it, at which point nothing will stop it from infecting you and drinking your blood. The Mayans know this, and ruthlessly quarantine or MercyKill anyone that touches the vines - even one of their own children.]]

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* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:The vine creature is perfectly inert - until something someone touches it, at which point nothing will stop it from infecting you them and drinking your their blood. The Mayans know this, and ruthlessly quarantine or MercyKill anyone that touches the vines - even one of their own children.]]
25th Jun '13 4:56:44 PM ArchTeryx
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* Determinator: [[spoiler:The vine creature is perfectly inert - until something touches it, at which point nothing will stop it from infecting you and drinking your blood. The Mayans know this, and ruthlessly quarantine or MercyKill anyone that touches the vines - even one of their own children.]]

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* Determinator: {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:The vine creature is perfectly inert - until something touches it, at which point nothing will stop it from infecting you and drinking your blood. The Mayans know this, and ruthlessly quarantine or MercyKill anyone that touches the vines - even one of their own children.]]
25th Jun '13 4:56:18 PM ArchTeryx
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Beware: the entry is heavily spoilered to avoid giving away the primary twist - [[spoiler:That the monster in the ruins is a smart, blood-drinking plant creature which acts as an EldritchLocation and/or GeniusLoci]].

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Beware: the entry is heavily spoilered to avoid giving away the primary twist - [[spoiler:That [[spoiler:that the monster in the ruins is a smart, blood-drinking plant creature which can mimic human sounds - even human voices - and acts as an EldritchLocation and/or GeniusLoci]].


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* Determinator: [[spoiler:The vine creature is perfectly inert - until something touches it, at which point nothing will stop it from infecting you and drinking your blood. The Mayans know this, and ruthlessly quarantine or MercyKill anyone that touches the vines - even one of their own children.]]
25th Jun '13 12:54:17 PM ArchTeryx
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Upon arrival, Mayan villagers appear with guns and bows. When Amy accidentally steps into vines covering the ruin, the Mayans aim their weapons at them. Demetri tries to calm the situation by walking over to Amy and grabbing the camera which he thought was the cause of the problem. After stepping into the vines and taking the camera he begins to walk towards the Mayans. Then he is struck with an arrow in his shoulder and then shot in the head. The Mayans then force the others up to the temple roof. They soon realize they are being quarantined, and learn the reason why - something [[{{Squick}} truly]] [[BodyHorror horrifying]] is making its home there, and the Mayans don't want to let it escape. [[PlayingAgainstType Produced by]] Creator/BenStiller.

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Upon arrival, Mayan villagers appear with guns and bows. When Amy accidentally steps into vines covering the ruin, the Mayans aim their weapons at them. Demetri tries to calm the situation by walking over to Amy and grabbing the camera which he thought was the cause of the problem. After stepping into the vines and taking the camera he begins to walk towards the Mayans. Then he is struck with an arrow in his shoulder and then shot in the head. The Mayans then force the others up to the temple roof. They soon realize they are being quarantined, and learn the reason why - something [[{{Squick}} truly]] [[BodyHorror truly horrifying]] is making its home there, and the Mayans don't want to let it escape. [[PlayingAgainstType Produced by]] Creator/BenStiller.
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