History Main / UncannyAtmosphere

11th Sep '17 7:51:52 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft was very fond of this trope. Whenever his settings weren't an EldritchLocation, there would still be a distinctly 'wrong' aura about them, which the narrators typically emphasized. [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Innsmouth]] was a prime example, with its dilapidated structures and fishy odor hinting at [[TownWithADarkSecret something horrible behind the scenes.]] Other uses include ''The Colour Out of Space'' and ''The Whisperer in the Darkness'', just for starters.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft was very fond of this trope. Whenever his settings weren't an EldritchLocation, there would still be a distinctly 'wrong' aura about them, which the narrators typically emphasized. [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth Innsmouth]] was a prime example, with its dilapidated structures and fishy odor hinting at [[TownWithADarkSecret something horrible behind the scenes.]] Other uses include ''The Colour Out of Space'' "Literature/TheColourOutOfSpace" and ''The Whisperer in the Darkness'', "Literature/TheWhispererInDarkness", just for starters.
24th Aug '17 9:00:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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Intentional use of the principles of UncannyValley are often applied to setting and background characters to increase drama or hint at conspiracy. The colors are a bit off (''Film/TheMatrix''), the people are [[StepfordSmiler too nice]] (''TheStepfordWives''), everything is [[CreepyCleanliness too clean]] or it's just [[ItsQuietTooQuiet too quiet]]. This may be a sign of a CrapsaccharineWorld.

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Intentional use of the principles of UncannyValley are often applied to setting and background characters to increase drama or hint at conspiracy. The colors are a bit off (''Film/TheMatrix''), the people are [[StepfordSmiler too nice]] (''TheStepfordWives''), (''Literature/TheStepfordWives''), everything is [[CreepyCleanliness too clean]] or it's just [[ItsQuietTooQuiet too quiet]]. This may be a sign of a CrapsaccharineWorld.



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''Film/TheStepfordWives''
14th Dec '15 5:42:09 AM Nohbody
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%% Zero Context Examples are prohibited. Please provide context as to how the trope is used in a work before un-commenting entries. %%



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* ''TheStepfordWives''

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* EdgarAllanPoe: "Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher", spooky, creepy, weird right from the get-go, with a moss-covered decaying castle out on the moors.
* Some of Roald Dahl's stories, particularly "Literature/TheLandlady" where early on you can tell there's something not right about that woman and her "Bed and Breakfast".

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* EdgarAllanPoe: Creator/EdgarAllanPoe: "Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher", spooky, creepy, weird right from the get-go, with a moss-covered decaying castle out on the moors.
* Some of Roald Dahl's Creator/RoaldDahl's stories, particularly "Literature/TheLandlady" where early on you can tell there's something not right about that woman and her "Bed and Breakfast".



* ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}''
* Peaceful Rest Valley from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': Vault 112.

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* Peaceful Rest Valley from ''VideoGame/EarthBound''.
%% * ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'': Vault 112.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The glitched version of Beach City from "Rose's Room". The city is eerily desolate at first, and the citizens are robotic and repetitive when spoken to.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The glitched version of Beach City from "Rose's Room". The city is eerily desolate at first, and the citizens are robotic and repetitive when spoken to.to.
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23rd Oct '15 4:27:46 PM nombretomado
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* All of Termina from ''{{The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask}}''.

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* All of Termina from ''{{The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask}}''.''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask''.
29th Aug '15 6:50:32 AM gallium
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* EdgarAllanPoe: The Fall of the House of Usher

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* EdgarAllanPoe: The Fall of "Literature/TheFallOfTheHouseOfUsher", spooky, creepy, weird right from the House of Usherget-go, with a moss-covered decaying castle out on the moors.
7th Apr '15 2:25:19 PM xusu
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** A more specific example is if you visit Romani Ranch on the third day. Romani's facial expression is bound to bring up some questions.

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** A more specific example is if you visit Romani Ranch on the third day. Romani's facial expression is bound to bring up some questions.questions.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The glitched version of Beach City from "Rose's Room". The city is eerily desolate at first, and the citizens are robotic and repetitive when spoken to.
18th Jan '15 1:31:45 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The ''SilentHill'' series. When a character first enters the town, they notice that no one is around and even before they find their first monster, they know there's something wrong there.

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* The ''SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series. When a character first enters the town, they notice that no one is around and even before they find their first monster, they know there's something wrong there.
5th Jan '15 10:29:11 AM TVRulezAgain
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* ''{{Okage}}: Shadow King'' - The Highland Village. Everyone there talks in a distant, dreamy tone. Turns out [[spoiler:the entire village is a feeding ground for the Vampire Evil King.]]

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* ''{{Okage}}: ''VideoGame/{{Okage}}: Shadow King'' - The Highland Village. Everyone there talks in a distant, dreamy tone. Turns out [[spoiler:the entire village is a feeding ground for the Vampire Evil King.]]
1st Mar '14 7:01:54 AM Perseus
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* In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Pokemon XD: Gale Of Darkness]]'', your return to peaceful Phenac Town from the first game is deliberately designed to invoke this. New players won't see what's wrong, but people who've played ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' will take notice that all of the [=NPCs=] are acting contrary to their personalities in the previous game, and the roaming Pokemon are also all wrong (for example, the jogger lapping the fountain has a Duskull following him instead of a Castform). It's unsettling, but at the same time one has to wonder if the programmers just plain didn't look into how things were in the first game. And then you find out that [[spoiler: Every single person in town had been kidnapped and replaced by a disguised Cipher member. [[ParanoiaFuel Yikes.]]]] After you've solved that problem, Phenac returns to exactly how you remember it from ''Colosseum''. Well played, Genius Sonority.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Pokemon XD: Gale Of Darkness]]'', ''VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness'', your return to peaceful Phenac Town from the first game is deliberately designed to invoke this. New players won't see what's wrong, but people who've played ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' will take notice that all of the [=NPCs=] are acting contrary to their personalities in the previous game, and the roaming Pokemon are also all wrong (for example, the jogger lapping the fountain has a Duskull following him instead of a Castform). It's unsettling, but at the same time one has to wonder if the programmers just plain didn't look into how things were in the first game. And then you find out that [[spoiler: Every [[spoiler:every single person in town had been kidnapped and replaced by a disguised Cipher member. [[ParanoiaFuel Yikes.]]]] After you've solved that problem, Phenac returns to exactly how you remember it from ''Colosseum''.''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]''. Well played, Genius Sonority.
29th Aug '13 5:41:53 AM LemonyPenguin
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* All of Termina from ''{{The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask}}''.

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* All of Termina from ''{{The Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask}}''.Mask}}''.
**A more specific example is if you visit Romani Ranch on the third day. Romani's facial expression is bound to bring up some questions.
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