History Series / LostTapes

31st Jul '16 7:56:49 PM Theriocephalus
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''Creator/{{Animal Planet}}'s'' version of ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', ''Series/LostTapes'' is a {{Mockumentary}} series which asks "WhatIf there really ''are'' monsters like Bigfoot, the Chupacabra and other beasties out there?" Each episode starts with a disclaimer pointing out that it's merely "[[BasedOnAGreatBigLie inspired by the possibility that hidden creatures exist]]". Normally the monsters aren't actually shown, save for glimpses of ConspicuousCG, Props or Costumes. To justify its airing on '''Animal Planet''', the series laces its footage with factoids about real animals supposedly related to the featured monster. Sometimes in an attempt to lend an air of plausibility to the scenario, other times the factoids end up being [[RealLife scarier]] than the film.

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''Creator/{{Animal Planet}}'s'' version of ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', ''Series/LostTapes'' is a {{Mockumentary}} series which asks "WhatIf there really ''are'' monsters like Bigfoot, the Chupacabra and other beasties out there?" Each episode starts with a disclaimer pointing out that it's merely "[[BasedOnAGreatBigLie inspired by the possibility that hidden creatures exist]]". Normally the monsters aren't actually shown, save for glimpses of ConspicuousCG, Props or Costumes. To justify its airing on '''Animal Planet''', the series laces its footage with factoids about real animals supposedly related to the featured monster. Sometimes this is in an attempt to lend an air of plausibility to the scenario, other times the factoids end up being [[RealLife scarier]] than the film.



* AmbiguouslyHuman: [[spoiler: Nora Callarman]] from ''Hell Hound''. The epilogue notes that no record of her enrollment at the university (or her existence) was ever found and so her true identity was a mystery. For what it's worth, TheOtherWiki claims that she might be [[spoiler: a ghost]].

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* AmbiguouslyHuman: AmbiguouslyHuman:
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[[spoiler: Nora Callarman]] from ''Hell Hound''. The epilogue notes that no record of her enrollment at the university (or her existence) was ever found and so her true identity was a mystery. For what it's worth, TheOtherWiki claims that she might be [[spoiler: a ghost]].
11th Jun '16 12:43:37 AM Ryulong
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-->'''Su Ann:''' It knows you're hear to stop it. And it's coming back to stop you.

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-->'''Su Ann:''' It knows you're hear here to stop it. And it's coming back to stop you.
15th May '16 1:44:40 AM CJCroen1393
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* WhamLine:
** Two from "Death Raptor"; first from Su Ann...
-->'''Su Ann:''' It knows you're hear to stop it. And it's coming back to stop you.
** ...and second from Hazel:
-->'''Hazel:''' It wants the little girl because she's young and vulnerable...[[HeroicSacrifice but so is an old woman.]]
** From Wendigo:
-->'''Matthew:''' [[ImAHumanitarian How long has it been since you had something to eat?]]
* WhamShot: "Werewolf" had a particularly shocking example; [[spoiler:the suspected SerialKiller is suddenly attacked and the girl he was planning to kill starts snarling like an animal and barking--''she'' was the real werewolf. The suspect was ''her'' intended victim]].
19th Feb '16 2:07:35 AM foxley
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* CannibalLarder: The very last episode has such a scene, set deep underneath New York in one of the city's many uncharted subterranean tunnels, featuring numerous missing persons wrapped up in plastic after having been asphyxiated. It's a bit unusual since while it has all the hallmarks of a CannibalLarder, the culprits technically aren't cannibals since they [[TheReptilians aren't actually human]].
15th Feb '16 4:40:45 PM DuelMark
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Quetzalcoatl, although this might be more due to [[CriticalResearchFailure research failure]] or [[SadlyMythtaken artistic license]].

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy:
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Quetzalcoatl, although this might be more due to [[CriticalResearchFailure research failure]] or [[SadlyMythtaken artistic license]].



* AnimalWrongsGroup
* ApocalypticLog - The formula for the series, but actually only applies to about half the episodes.

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* AnimalWrongsGroup
AnimalWrongsGroup: Two animal rights activists in "Megaconda" break into a factory to free exotic animals kept prisoner. They unintentionally free the titular monster, a giant snake, that eats one of them.
* ApocalypticLog - The :The formula for the series, but actually only applies to about half the episodes.
14th Jan '16 1:31:26 PM Nathanoraptor
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** Subverted with the more supernatural creatures, including the Owlman (implied to be a demonic entity), the Hellhound (definitely a demonic entity) and the Werewolf (implied to be a shapeshifting SerialKiller).

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** Subverted with the more supernatural creatures, including the Owlman (implied to be a demonic entity), the Hellhound (definitely Skinwalker (implied to be a demonic entity) and shapeshifter)and the Werewolf (implied to be a shapeshifting SerialKiller).SerialKiller). The Hellhound is the exception; it is one of the only implicitly supernatural monsters in the series that has no deaths directly attributable to it (the other is the Skinwalker).
16th Dec '15 12:00:43 PM FF32
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** OurZombiesAreDifferent - A combination of types. Created by Voodoo toxins (Type V), Flesh eaters (Type F) with a slow gait and NASTY lunge, they are also Type P (implied to be the Parasite subtype) that acts pretty quickly for an infection. The episode gains bonus points for having the writer of ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' on as a guest commentator. But it loses points for shamelessly conflating traditional vodun ''zombi'' beliefs with Romero-style shambling cadavers, in a way that implies the former ''also'' portray them as contagious flesh-eaters. YouFailReligiousStudiesForever or RuleOfScary or Both?

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** OurZombiesAreDifferent - A combination of types. Created by Voodoo toxins (Type V), Flesh eaters (Type F) with a slow gait and NASTY lunge, they are also Type P (implied to be the Parasite subtype) that acts pretty quickly for an infection. The episode gains bonus points for having the writer of ''Literature/WorldWarZ'' on as a guest commentator. But it loses points for shamelessly conflating traditional vodun ''zombi'' beliefs with Romero-style shambling cadavers, in a way that implies the former ''also'' portray them as contagious flesh-eaters. YouFailReligiousStudiesForever ArtisticLicenseReligion or RuleOfScary or Both?
4th Dec '15 11:07:04 PM schoi30
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** The Monterey Bay Monster is portrayed as an snake-necked elasmosaurid with a taste for humans. Real-life plesiosauroids have very rigid necks that would give them limited mobility, and if alive today even the largest elasmosaurids wouldn't be interested in humans due to being poorly built for such prey and instead preferring small fish and invertebrates.

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** The Monster of Monterey Bay Monster is portrayed as an snake-necked elasmosaurid with a taste for humans. Real-life plesiosauroids have very rigid necks that would give them with limited mobility, and if alive today even the largest elasmosaurids wouldn't be interested in humans due to being poorly built for such prey and instead preferring small fish and invertebrates.
4th Dec '15 11:04:39 PM schoi30
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** The Monterey Bay Monster is portrayed as an snake-necked elasmosaurid with a taste for humans. Real-life plesiosauroids have very rigid necks that would give them limited mobility, and if alive today even the largest elasmosaurids wouldn't be interested in humans due to being poorly built for such prey and instead preferring small fish and invertebrates.
15th Nov '15 3:30:01 PM FF32
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* {{Expy}}: Tim in ''Devil Dragon'' is an Expy of SteveIrwin, [[spoiler: which makes his death an UnfunnyAneurysmMoment and HarsherInHindsight for some, though these days he resembles Survivorman.]]

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* {{Expy}}: Tim in ''Devil Dragon'' is an Expy of SteveIrwin, [[spoiler: which makes his death an UnfunnyAneurysmMoment and HarsherInHindsight for some, though these days he resembles Survivorman.]]
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