YMMV: Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County
- Adaptation Displacement: Incident in Lake County is a remake of The McPherson Tape, an indie horror film by the same director which saw a limited release in 1989.
- The 1989 original is actually far more chilling, and frankly starkly realistic, than the remake, even excluding the bad TV Cut. The crudity of the camcorder footage is only too believable for going on 25 years ago.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:Strange beings that distort the camera? Why does that sound familiar?
- Older Than They Think: This film pre-dates both The Blair Witch Project and M. Night Shyamalan's Signs. It isn't the originator of the 'found footage' genre though - that belongs to Cannibal Holocaust.
- Special Effects Failure: The "static" effect in the TV Cut, which, at one point, doesn't even cover up the timer.