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* AmbiguousDisorder: There are more odd things about Bruce than can really be explained by childhood tragedy...

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* AmbiguousDisorder: There are more odd things about Bruce than can really be explained by childhood tragedy...tragedy. He even flat out says he's really messed up.



* EldritchLocation: After hours of flying around and descending with no ground or any other landmark features in sight and no radio contact with anyone, it becomes clear that the characters have entered some alternate dimension filled with endless sky and housing giant alien terrors flying around looking for prey.

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* EldritchLocation: After hours of flying around and descending with no ground or any other landmark features in sight and no radio contact with anyone, it becomes clear that the characters have entered some alternate dimension filled with endless sky and housing giant alien terrors flying around looking for prey. [[spoiler:It turns out to be because its Bruce's fantasy world.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** [[spoiler:The boy in the open is into horror comics, just like Bruce.]]
** [[spoiler:The overt supernatural stuff doesn't happen until Sal upsets Bruce, namely vandalizing his comicbook, and had a scare involving the plane. Bruce is the one causing it, and attention is drawn to him several times right before something supernatural happens.]]
** [[spoiler:Looking closely, the plane that hits Bruce and Sara's plane is the same one as the one the heroes are in. Later in the film, Sara and Bruce also discuss the crash and it's mentioned the plane didn't seem to exist before the crash. This is because it didn't: Bruce reality warped their plane back in time.]]



* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:It turns out that Bruce is inadvertently causing all this, unconsciously summoning the tentacle monster from his comic book into reality. With Sara's help he eventually learns to control his fear and summon them back to their own reality.]]
* ShownTheirWork: The tentacle monster is based on a mythological creature called an atmospheric beast, currently lumped in the same cryptozoology category as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

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* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:It turns out that Bruce is inadvertently causing all this, unconsciously summoning the tentacle monster from his comic book into reality. With Sara's help he eventually learns to control his fear and summon them back to their own reality. He also sends them back in time, making them the plane that killed their parents, but manages to change it at the last minute.]]
* ShownTheirWork: SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: [[spoiler:Bruce realizes his powers have made them the plane that killed his and Sara's parents, and averts the crash at the last minute.]]
* ShownTheirWork:
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The tentacle monster is based on a mythological creature called an atmospheric beast, currently lumped in the same cryptozoology category as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.Monster.
** Much of what Sara does is what an actual pilot would do. The only time she breaks from it is once the crazy supernatural stuff starts.


* EldritchAbomination: The giant tentacle monster that lives in the clouds is a terrifying creature from beyond and periodically shows up to eat one of the helpless main characters.

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* EldritchAbomination: The giant tentacle monster that lives in the clouds is a terrifying creature from beyond another dimension and periodically shows up to eat one of the helpless main characters.

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* {{Expy}}: Sara channels her inner Ellen Ripley when she takes control of her flight and asks her arguing passengers: "Is that acceptable to you?", a line very similar to what Ripley asks her arguing crew in ''Film/{{Alien}}'' after all hell has broken loose.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: As Sal pointed out, where exactly was the ground?


'''''Altitude''''' is a Canadian {{horror}} {{film}} directed by comic book writer and artist Kaare Andrews. It stars Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Quill, Ryan Donowho, and Landon Liboiron.

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'''''Altitude''''' is a Canadian {{horror}} {{film}} directed by comic book writer and artist Kaare Andrews. It stars Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Quill, Guill, Ryan Donowho, and Landon Liboiron.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Corey dies after successfully unjamming the tail rudders and saving everyone. At the conclusion, [[spoiler:Sara and Bruce sacrifice themselves to save their parents, thus allowing their past selves to have happier lives.]]


->This article is about the film. For the videogame, [[VideoGame/{{Altitude}} go here]].

''Altitude'' is a Canadian {{horror}} {{film}} directed by comic book writer and artist Kaare Andrews. It stars Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Quill, Ryan Donowho, and Landon Liboiron.

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->This article is about the film. For the videogame, video game, [[VideoGame/{{Altitude}} go here]].

''Altitude'' '''''Altitude''''' is a Canadian {{horror}} {{film}} directed by comic book writer and artist Kaare Andrews. It stars Jessica Lowndes, Julianna Quill, Ryan Donowho, and Landon Liboiron.


Years after Saraís mother died in a midair collision involving her light aircraft, Sara herself has recently earned her own pilotís license, and plans to fly herself and some friends in a small plane to see a concert. While one of her friends, Bruce, is at the controls, a brief bout of turbulence causes him to lose control, taking the plan into a steep climb into the clouds.

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Years after Saraís mother died in a midair collision involving her light aircraft, Sara herself has recently earned her own pilotís license, and plans to fly herself and some friends in a small plane to see a concert. While one of her friends, Bruce, is at the controls, a brief bout of turbulence causes him to lose control, taking the plan plane into a steep climb into the clouds.


* FanNickname: Skythulhu, for the tentacle monster.



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* TwentyMinutesWithJerks: And what an illustrative selection of jerks they are!


* AmbiguousDisorder: There more odd things about Bruce than can really be explained by childhood tragedy...

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* AmbiguousDisorder: There are more odd things about Bruce than can really be explained by childhood tragedy...



* EldritchAbomination: The giant tentacle monster that lives in the clouds.

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* EldritchLocation: After hours of flying around and descending with no ground or any other landmark features in sight and no radio contact with anyone, it becomes clear that the characters have entered some alternate dimension filled with endless sky and housing giant alien terrors flying around looking for prey.
* EldritchAbomination: The giant tentacle monster that lives in the clouds.clouds is a terrifying creature from beyond and periodically shows up to eat one of the helpless main characters.



* GiantFlyer: The tentacle monster.

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* GiantFlyer: The tentacle monster. monster is building-sized.



* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: Turns out Bruce is inadvertently causing all this, unconsciously summoning the tentacle monster from his comic book into reality.]]

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* RealityWarper: [[spoiler: Turns RealityWarpingIsNotAToy: [[spoiler:It turns out that Bruce is inadvertently causing all this, unconsciously summoning the tentacle monster from his comic book into reality. With Sara's help he eventually learns to control his fear and summon them back to their own reality.]]




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* StableTimeLoop: Subverted. [[spoiler:In the opening a mysterious plane that appears out of nowhere crashes into Sara and Bruce's plane when they are kids and kills both their parents. In the present day it's revealed that the plane was in fact the one Sara and Bruce are currently piloting. In the conclusion of the film they enter a temporal vortex but manage to avert another crash while killing themselves, allowing their child selves to live with their parents alive.]]


* [[spoiler: RealityWarper]]: [[spoiler: Turns out Bruce is inadvertently causing all this, unconsciously summoning the tentacle monster from his comic book into reality.]]

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* [[spoiler: RealityWarper]]: RealityWarper: [[spoiler: Turns out Bruce is inadvertently causing all this, unconsciously summoning the tentacle monster from his comic book into reality.]]


* GiantFlyer: The tentacle monster.

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* GiantFlyer: The tentacle monster.
* HellIsThatNoise: After the characters have been flying through the storm for a while, and it doesn't seem to end, and their altimeter says they should be in the stratosphere... all they can hear on the radio is ''this horrible screaming sound''.



* [[spoiler: RealityWarper]]: [[spoiler: Turns out Bruce is inadvertantly causing all this, unconsciously summoning the tentacle monster from his comic book into reality.]]

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* [[spoiler: RealityWarper]]: [[spoiler: Turns out Bruce is inadvertantly inadvertently causing all this, unconsciously summoning the tentacle monster from his comic book into reality.]]

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->This article is about the film. For the videogame, [[VideoGame/{{Altitude}} go here]].






!!''Altitude'' contains the following tropes:

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!!''Altitude'' !!This film contains the following tropes:tropes:


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* [[spoiler: RealityWarper]]: [[spoiler: Turns out Bruce is inadvertantly causing all this, unconsciously summinging the tentacle monster from his comic book into reality.]]

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* [[spoiler: RealityWarper]]: [[spoiler: Turns out Bruce is inadvertantly causing all this, unconsciously summinging summoning the tentacle monster from his comic book into reality.]]

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