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* DaylightHorror: The first few signs that something is wrong (like several hundred birds suddenly dropping dead from the sky) occur during daylight, and the final abductions (Riley, his sister Jillian and some poor deputy) all occur long after dawn.

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**The "There all along" variant is used towards the end of the film.


* DeepSouth: The movie takes place in North Carolina.


* HellIsThatNoise: The low-pitched horn that seems to accompany alien activity, and the screams of the aliens themselves.


* GenreSavvy: Sean, despite being a stereotypical hillbilly, is smart enough to spot that when visual distortions appear on the video camera, it's a sign the aliens are probably near, and so tells the kid to call out as soon as he sees it start to happen again.

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* AliensAreBastards: Considering the primary trope of the film, the aliens naturally fall into this category.

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* GenreSavvy: Sean, despite being a stereotypical hillbilly, is smart enough to spot that when visual distortions appear on the video camera, it's a sign the aliens are probably near, and so tells the kid to call out as soon as he sees it start to happen again.


* BasedOnATrueStory: The Brown Mountain Lights are based on a real phenomenon in North Carolina, and associated with mysterious abductions.


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* InspiredBy: The Brown Mountain Lights are based on a real phenomenon in North Carolina, and associated with mysterious abductions.


* AmbiguousDisorder: Riley is identified as autistic, and has a number of quirks like reciting his observations in a monotone and preferring to view the world through his camcorder.


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* HollywoodAutism: Riley is identified as autistic, and has a number of quirks like reciting his observations in a monotone and preferring to view the world through his camcorder. Sean calls him "slow" and compares him to a "retard" kid he knows, but Jillian corrects him.


* AmbiguousDisorder: Corey is identified as autistic, and has a number of quirks like reciting his observations in a monotone and preferring to view the world through his camcorder.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Corey Riley is identified as autistic, and has a number of quirks like reciting his observations in a monotone and preferring to view the world through his camcorder.


* NothingIsScarier: The empty cars strewn up the road, with their owners' belongings strewn all around.

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* NothingIsScarier: The empty cars strewn up the road, with their owners' belongings strewn all around. As a matter of fact, the aliens are hardly shown at all, with the filmmakers getting a lot of mileage out of ominous floodlights and scary noises.


* HopeSpot: When Riley and Jillian are picked up by a patrolman in the morning, who is radioing for EMTs when the aliens show up one last time.

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* HopeSpot: When Riley and Jillian are picked up by a patrolman in the morning, who is radioing for EMTs [=EMTs=] when the aliens show up one last time.


* BodyHorror: Katie's and Sean's abductions (the on;ly two shown with any clarity) involve a ''lot'' of breaking bones.

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* BodyHorror: Katie's and Sean's abductions (the on;ly only two shown with any clarity) involve a ''lot'' of breaking bones.



* CameraAbuse: Riley's camera is ultimately tossed down the garbage chute of an alien ship and is drop from low-Earth orbit, smashing the lens.

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* CameraAbuse: Riley's camera is ultimately tossed down the garbage chute of an alien ship and is drop dropped from low-Earth orbit, smashing the lens.lens on impact.


''Alien Abduction'' (also known as ''The Morris Family Abduction'') is a 2014 [[FoundFootageFilms found footage film]] about a family camping trip that takes a horrifying turn when alien visitors show up looking for specimens to study, as seen through the eyes (an ubiquitous camcorder) of the 11-year-old Riley, who is autistic. It stars Katherine Sigismund, Corey Eid, Riley Polanski, and Jillian Clare.

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''Alien Abduction'' (also known as ''The Morris Family Abduction'') is a 2014 [[FoundFootageFilms found footage film]] about a family camping trip that takes a horrifying turn when alien visitors show up looking for specimens to study, as seen through the eyes (an (and ubiquitous camcorder) of the 11-year-old Riley, who is autistic. It stars Katherine Sigismund, Corey Eid, Riley Polanski, and Jillian Clare.

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