History Series / LostTapes

13th Apr '17 6:27:39 PM nombretomado
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Owlman is a HumanoidAbomination that traumatizes small children (and implicitly wants to eat them), refuses to allow any record of its existence reach the outside world, stalks people relentlessly until they go insane and dwells in a dark forest. [[TheSlenderManMythos Now where have we heard of that before?]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The Owlman is a HumanoidAbomination that traumatizes small children (and implicitly wants to eat them), refuses to allow any record of its existence reach the outside world, stalks people relentlessly until they go insane and dwells in a dark forest. [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos Now where have we heard of that before?]]
7th Jan '17 3:32:23 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Conner and Mooney
** Also count as BadassNormal, they've got nothing really special but training and Connor fought off a vampire with nothing but a pointed piece of wood. What makes it truly badass is the Strigoi ran away ''from Connor'' when it had been shown to easily overpower other adult males.

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* {{Badass}}: BadassNormal: Conner and Mooney
** Also count as BadassNormal,
Mooney they've got nothing really special but training and Connor fought off a vampire with nothing but a pointed piece of wood. What makes it truly badass is the Strigoi ran away ''from Connor'' when it had been shown to easily overpower other adult males.



* Myth/AztecMythology: In "Q: The Serpent God". Also falls under SadlyMythtaken, as it portrays Quetzalcoatl as an evil deity that demands human sacrifices. Despite the fact that Quetz was the only Aztec god who repeatedly said he ''didn't'' want people sacrificed to him.



** OurWerewolvesAreDifferent - One episode devotes it to the SkinWalker, which is accurate to the legend. In The Beast of Brey Road episode a "dog man" clings to a more classic visual design. The ''actual'' Werewolf, however, is much closer to the original legends, being a human who turns into a beast when the full moon is out (even when the moon isn't visible to them).
** 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. ArtisticLicenseReligion or RuleOfScary or Both?

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** OurWerewolvesAreDifferent - OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: One episode devotes it to the SkinWalker, which is accurate to the legend. In The Beast of Brey Road episode a "dog man" clings to a more classic visual design. The ''actual'' Werewolf, however, is much closer to the original legends, being a human who turns into a beast when the full moon is out (even when the moon isn't visible to them).
** OurZombiesAreDifferent - 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. ArtisticLicenseReligion or RuleOfScary or Both?



* PeopleInRubberSuits - Vampire, Lizardman, Bigfoot, Skunk Ape, Swamp Monster, Dover Demon (as well as CGI smaller ones).

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* PeopleInRubberSuits - PeopleInRubberSuits: Vampire, Lizardman, Bigfoot, Skunk Ape, Swamp Monster, Dover Demon (as well as CGI smaller ones).



* PrehistoricMonster - ''Monster of Monterey'' (Elasmosaur), ''Bear lake Monster'' (mosasaur-like animal), ''Devil Dragon'' (Megalania), ''Thunderbird'' (Quetzalcoatl/Pterosaurs) and ''White River Monster'' (Xiphactinus). ''Death Crawler'' has giant centipedes compared to ancient ones that grew to massive sizes as well (6+ft to the 3ft monsters featured).
* PrivateMilitaryContractors - the season 3 Recurring "Enigma Corporation".
* PsychoElectricEel - The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mongolian Death Worm]] acts like a combination of this and piranha, but in sand.

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* PrehistoricMonster - PrehistoricMonster: ''Monster of Monterey'' (Elasmosaur), ''Bear lake Monster'' (mosasaur-like animal), ''Devil Dragon'' (Megalania), ''Thunderbird'' (Quetzalcoatl/Pterosaurs) and ''White River Monster'' (Xiphactinus). ''Death Crawler'' has giant centipedes compared to ancient ones that grew to massive sizes as well (6+ft to the 3ft monsters featured).
* PrivateMilitaryContractors - the PrivateMilitaryContractors: The season 3 Recurring "Enigma Corporation".
* PsychoElectricEel - PsychoElectricEel: The [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mongolian Death Worm]] acts like a combination of this and piranha, but in sand.



* TheReveal - [[spoiler: The werewolf is the girl the suspected killer brought home. She was hunting him.]]
* SandWorm - Not epic in size, but the Mongolian Death Worm more than makes up for its relatively small size (about as thick as human large intestines) with Acidic Spit and [[ShockAndAwe Electrical currents]] like the electric eel.
* SadlyMythtaken - ''Q'' is portrayed as demanding human sacrifices, when the Aztek god was one of the few that didn't. They do get points, though, for pointing out that the Aztec Calender is cyclical.

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* TheReveal - TheReveal: [[spoiler: The werewolf is the girl the suspected killer brought home. She was hunting him.]]
* SandWorm - SandWorm: Not epic in size, but the Mongolian Death Worm more than makes up for its relatively small size (about as thick as human large intestines) with Acidic Spit and [[ShockAndAwe Electrical currents]] like the electric eel.
* SadlyMythtaken - SadlyMythtaken: ''Q'' is portrayed as demanding human sacrifices, when the Aztek god was one of the few that didn't. They do get points, though, for pointing out that the Aztec Calender is cyclical.



* SerkisFolk - ''Monterey Bay Monster'', Chupacabra (Via Infra-Red), ''Megaconda'', ''Mothman'', small Dover Demons and the Kraken.

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* SerkisFolk - SerkisFolk: ''Monterey Bay Monster'', Chupacabra (Via Infra-Red), ''Megaconda'', ''Mothman'', small Dover Demons and the Kraken.
30th Dec '16 11:33:51 AM Wooboo
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The episode ''Zombies'' has the police send in a paramilitary team to investigate a large building (in this case, a boarding house) which turns out to be full of flesh-eating zombies following a crime involving cannibalism. [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil That sounds pretty familiar...]]

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* ShoutOut: The episode ''Zombies'' has the police send in a paramilitary team to investigate a large building (in this case, a boarding house) which turns out to be full of flesh-eating zombies following a crime involving cannibalism. [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil That sounds pretty familiar...]]
30th Dec '16 11:31:59 AM Wooboo
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The episode ''Zombies'' has the police send in a paramilitary team to investigate a large building (in this case, a boarding house) which turns out to be full of flesh-eating zombies following a crime involving cannibalism. [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil That sounds pretty familiar...]]
10th Dec '16 9:14:53 PM ElSquibbonator
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* HappyEnding: ''Skin Walker'' is one of the rare upbeat endings.

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* HappyEnding: ''Skin Walker'' is one of the rare upbeat endings. So is ''Bigfoot'', since the titular monster only attacks the human antagonist of the episode.


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** A number of the crypts in the series are also depicted in a manner inconsistent with the original legends:
*** The Monster of Monterey is depicted as a plesiosaur-like creature that preys on humans. The "real" monster of Monterey Bay is very different: it's said to have saggy brown skin, large pink eyes and a vaguely human-like face. Also, it has never been recorded attacking people.
*** Most sightings of the Thunderbird describe, well, ''birds'', not the pterosaurs that the series suggests.
*** The "Alien" episode is fabricated whole-cloth for the series; while there have certainly been alleged sightings of insectoid aliens, none of them are said to be parasitic like the one in the show.
*** The White River Monster is portrayed as a fish, despite one of its defining features in the original stories being that it has ''three-toed feet''
7th Dec '16 5:52:11 PM Xtifr
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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.

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''Creator/{{Animal Planet}}'s'' Creator/{{Animal Planet}}'s version of ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', ''Series/LostTapes'' ''Lost Tapes'' 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''', 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.
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]].
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