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1st Jan '17 7:18:05 AM PaulA
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* The battle room drones in ''Film/FlashGordon''. Tear the glasses off, and they have no eyes, just wires sticking out of empty holes!

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* The battle room drones in ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. Tear the glasses off, and they have no eyes, just wires sticking out of empty holes!
31st Dec '16 3:50:15 PM Pichu-kun
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* Blue Sky's film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/Peanuts'' can be unnerving to some. The CGI animation is a little ''too'' good at mimicking the art style used in the comic and specials, making everything look like so many colored balloons glued together. Snoopy in the trailer is particularly creepy. Not only that, but the movement very closely mimicked the movement in the original cartoon specials, which is choppy and rough and can be quite off-putting to a lot of viewers.

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* Blue Sky's film adaptation of ''WesternAnimation/Peanuts'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' can be unnerving to some. The CGI animation is a little ''too'' good at mimicking the art style used in the comic and specials, making everything look like so many colored balloons glued together. Snoopy in the trailer is particularly creepy. Not only that, but the movement very closely mimicked the movement in the original cartoon specials, which is choppy and rough and can be quite off-putting to a lot of viewers.
31st Dec '16 3:47:42 PM Pichu-kun
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* Eris from SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas is an interesting example. She sort of tiptoes across the valley by looking decidedly scary with her gray skin and yellow eyes but being very, ''very'' [[EvilIsSexy sexy]]. In a couple of scenes she is goosebump inducing creepy and in other the personification of awesome. Her character design also varies extremely from the other characters in the film which makes her stand out even more.
* Clipboard in ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' has a very disturbing walk, very uncanny facial expressions, and everything else. Sure, there is a plot twist in that Clipboard turns out to be a [[spoiler:robot]], but still creepy.

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* Eris from SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' is an interesting example. She sort of tiptoes across the valley by looking decidedly scary with her gray skin and yellow eyes but being very, ''very'' [[EvilIsSexy sexy]]. In a couple of scenes she is goosebump inducing creepy and in other the personification of awesome. Her character design also varies extremely from the other characters in the film which makes her stand out even more.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'':
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Clipboard in ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' has a very disturbing walk, very uncanny facial expressions, and everything else. Sure, there is a plot twist in that Clipboard turns out to be a [[spoiler:robot]], but still creepy.



* Blue Sky's film adaptation of ''{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}}'' can be unnerving to some. The CGI animation is a little ''too'' good at mimicking the art style used in the comic and specials, making everything look like so many colored balloons glued together. Snoopy in the trailer is particularly creepy.
** Not only that, but the movement very closely mimicked the movement in the original cartoon specials, which is choppy and rough and can be quite off-putting to a lot of viewers.

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** The characters have an issue with unnatural body movements and dead looking eyes. Both are actually due to the film being reworked on a budget after the original files were stolen. The initial trailer shows none of the awkward movements or creepy stares.
* Blue Sky's film adaptation of ''{{ComicStrip/Peanuts}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Peanuts'' can be unnerving to some. The CGI animation is a little ''too'' good at mimicking the art style used in the comic and specials, making everything look like so many colored balloons glued together. Snoopy in the trailer is particularly creepy. \n** Not only that, but the movement very closely mimicked the movement in the original cartoon specials, which is choppy and rough and can be quite off-putting to a lot of viewers.
29th Dec '16 11:06:50 AM nombretomado
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* The Mystery Man at Andy's party in DavidLynch's ''Film/LostHighway''. It takes you a while to work out what's so off about his face, gradually you realise that (well, among other things) it's his fairly subtle eyeshadow and lipstick in combination with the fact that he never blinks. He also has no eyebrows, which has the handy effect of making a face look slightly odd, usually without people knowing quite why unless they are looking for it.

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* The Mystery Man at Andy's party in DavidLynch's Creator/DavidLynch's ''Film/LostHighway''. It takes you a while to work out what's so off about his face, gradually you realise that (well, among other things) it's his fairly subtle eyeshadow and lipstick in combination with the fact that he never blinks. He also has no eyebrows, which has the handy effect of making a face look slightly odd, usually without people knowing quite why unless they are looking for it.
28th Dec '16 5:15:03 PM JohnDiFool
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* Michael Myers' mask from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' creates this effect. If you're not paying attention, or viewing it in the dark, it looks human enough. At a passing glance, you might not even notice that it isn't his actual face. But when you get a good look at it, you notice something wrong. Very, very wrong. It looks like it was based on a human face, but one rendered soulless and inhuman by some unspeakable evil. It gives the impression that Myers ''used'' to be human, but is now some horrific parody of humanity. The effect is unsettling at first, but the longer you look at it, the more it stares back, like some terrible staring contest. And the mask is never going to blink.

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* Michael Myers' mask from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' creates this effect. If you're not paying attention, or viewing it in the dark, it looks human enough. At a passing glance, you might not even notice that it isn't his actual face. But when you get a good look at it, you notice something wrong. Very, very wrong. It looks like it was based on a human face, but one rendered soulless and inhuman by some unspeakable evil. [[note]]It was actually a mask of WilliamShatner as Captain Kirk.[[/note]] It gives the impression that Myers ''used'' to be human, but is now some horrific parody of humanity. The effect is unsettling at first, but the longer you look at it, the more it stares back, like some terrible staring contest. And the mask is never going to blink.
25th Dec '16 10:00:29 PM julietvalcouer
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** ''Film/RogueOne'' has the CGI performance of the late Peter Cushing "reprising" his role from 1977 despite having died in 1994. Done by putting a CGI render of his face over a live actor's body, for some viewers the combination of natural body movements and not-quite-right facial movements are deep in UncannyValley. Same goes for [[spoiler: the last-scene cameo of de-aged Carrie Fisher, done the same way.]]
2nd Dec '16 4:35:03 PM Derleth
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Turbo, the lead character in ''Turbo Time'', is a game character that's human, but [[InvokedTrope due to the graphic limitations of his 8-bit game]], he has grey skin, an oversized head, bright yellow teeth (which are all exactly the same size & shape and perfectly straight so that they all seem to be one piece), glowing, sunken yellow eyes ringed with dark circles, a pudgy body, and skinny limbs, giving him the appearance of a zombie. No wonder his game lost popularity when ''Roadblasters'' arrived, forcing him to try to take over that game, only to crash it and get both games removed from the arcade, and then more successfully [[spoiler:take over ''Sugar Rush'' and take on the guise of King Candy]].

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'': Turbo, the lead character in ''Turbo Time'', is a game character that's human, but [[InvokedTrope due to the graphic limitations of his 8-bit game]], he has grey skin, an oversized head, bright yellow teeth (which are all exactly the same size & shape and perfectly straight so that they all seem to be one piece), glowing, sunken yellow eyes ringed with dark circles, a pudgy body, and skinny limbs, giving him the appearance of a zombie. No [[spoiler:No wonder his game lost popularity when ''Roadblasters'' arrived, forcing him to try to take over that game, only to crash it and get both games removed from the arcade, and then more successfully [[spoiler:take take over ''Sugar Rush'' and take on the guise of King Candy]].
27th Nov '16 5:44:48 PM nombretomado
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* The film adaptation of ''TheDaVinciCode'' features Jean-Pierre Marielle as Jacques Sauniere, but for most of the time the character is onscreen he is a corpse splayed out on the floor of the Louvre, and it is really a realistic model of the actor. While the effect is terrific, Jean-Pierre Marielle himself and his wife were severely creeped out by the sight of "his" dead body, as he revealed in an interview that can be seen on the Special Edition DVD.

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* The film adaptation of ''TheDaVinciCode'' ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'' features Jean-Pierre Marielle as Jacques Sauniere, but for most of the time the character is onscreen he is a corpse splayed out on the floor of the Louvre, and it is really a realistic model of the actor. While the effect is terrific, Jean-Pierre Marielle himself and his wife were severely creeped out by the sight of "his" dead body, as he revealed in an interview that can be seen on the Special Edition DVD.
6th Nov '16 12:46:58 PM Anddrix
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* The remake of ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' by [[Creator/TimBurton (who else?)]] seems to be a haven for this. The mix of live action, CGI, and motion capture, makes for some [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm290228224/tt1014759 freaky Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dums]], the [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2983300608/tt1014759 Cheshire Cat]] and an [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1124370432/tt1014759 uncannily disproportional Helena Bonham Carter]] as the Red Queen.

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* The remake of ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' by [[Creator/TimBurton (who else?)]] seems to be a haven for this. The mix of live action, CGI, and motion capture, makes for some [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm290228224/tt1014759 freaky Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dums]], the [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2983300608/tt1014759 Cheshire Cat]] and an [[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1124370432/tt1014759 uncannily disproportional Helena Bonham Carter]] as the Red Queen.
26th Oct '16 4:05:48 PM nombretomado
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* Mostly averted in ''Film/{{Beowulf 2007}}'' since everything is motion-captured in real-time, and the character design and graphics are similar to those from a modern video game. Most of the extras however (whom they didn't bother to do Mo-Cap with their faces) tend to fit squarely in the middle of the Valley.

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* Mostly averted in ''Film/{{Beowulf 2007}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' since everything is motion-captured in real-time, and the character design and graphics are similar to those from a modern video game. Most of the extras however (whom they didn't bother to do Mo-Cap with their faces) tend to fit squarely in the middle of the Valley.
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