This story takes place in a typical American neighborhood, when some new neighbors come to live in the house next to Ray Peterson. These new people are really strange; nobody has ever seen them, their house is a real mess, and during the night you can hear weird noises from their basement. The only thing they know is their name: Klopeks. One day Walter (an old man of the neighborhood) suddenly disappears and everyone starts to suspect the Klopeks... Written by
Chris Makrozahopoulos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He's a stranger in an even stranger land... Suburbia
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Did You Know?
Of the suburban cul-de-sac setting, director Joe Dante
, according to the book "The Films of Tom Hanks
" (1996) by Lee Pfeiffer
and Michael Lewis, once said: "I asked [production designer] James Spencer [James H. Spencer
], a veteran of Poltergeist
(1982) and Gremlins
(1984) if he thought he could turn that street into the neighborhood we needed in that period of time. Spencer rose to the challenge, and within a few days they began work on sketching out the proposed designs for the sets. Spencer observed, 'We had to be on the spot. Due to the lack of time, it would have been ludicrous to do our drawing elsewhere'." See more
When Ray hits the gas line in the Klopec's basement, only a few seconds pass until he is running out of the house. There is no way that a sufficient amount of natural gas could have built up in that short time that would have resulted in such a massive explosion. See more
Ya know, did you ever see the movie, "The Sentinel", Mr. Peterson? It's about the old guy who owned the apartment, which is kind of like the, uh, gateway to Hell?
No, I... I didn't see that.
Oh, well, I was doing some thinking. And, you know, being that their last house burnt down and all, it's like, maybe... somebody left the gate open.
[a generator starts up from the Klopek's basement
It's them. They're movin' around again. Ya know... it was a night just like this that it happened.
At the end of the Universal logo, the camera zooms into Earth and to where the film takes place. See more
References Citizen Kane
LOCKED IN A CAGE
Written by Mickey Finn
, Fernie Rod, Billy Rowe & Sami Yaffa
Performed by Jetboy
Courtesy of MCA Records See more