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The Day the World Ended (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  23 November 2001 (USA)
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Horror film finds a killer alien, who is just misunderstood, devouring people. A school psychologist investigates the death of a student's mother and finds the boy believes he is the son of... See full summary »

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Dr. Jennifer Stillman
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Dr. Michael McCann
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Ben Miller / McCann
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Sheriff Ken
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Cook Harlan (as Lee DeBroux)
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Principal Ed Turner
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Nurse Della Divelbuss
Nik Dressbach ...
Buzzcut
Brandon de Paul ...
Frankie Carter
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Waitress Carlita
Neil Vipond ...
The Judge
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The Creature
David Getz ...
Deputy #1
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Maggie Miller
David Doty ...
Nice Guy
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Horror film finds a killer alien, who is just misunderstood, devouring people. A school psychologist investigates the death of a student's mother and finds the boy believes he is the son of the being. His earthling father is also a doctor who has the boy in his care and holds that it is all in the boy's imagination. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The key to the town's dark and horrifying secret lies in the mind of one little boy. See more »

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Sci-Fi | Horror

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Rated R for horror violence, some language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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23 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Two of the posters on Ben's bedroom wall are covers from the magazine "Astounding Science Fiction" (later "Analog"): the December 1947 edition featuring "Aesop" by Clifford D. Simak, and the October 1953 issue with cover art for "The Gulf Between" by Tom Godwin. See more »

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Remake of Day the World Ended (1955) See more »

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An interesting play on the child mind
23 November 2001 | by (Huntsville, AL) – See all my reviews

This is one of those horror movies in a similar vain as some of Stephen King's books; in which the focus of the movie is as much supernatural terror as childhood trauma. This movie centers around an "exceptional" boy and the thing he witnessed 5 years ago. A new therapist for the school district shows up and immediately becomes drawn to the kid. Over the next hour and some minutes, she learns what it is that happened and must aid the boy as events unfold.

This movie has a lot of standard horror cliches: the shadowy creature, the town secret, the pained kid, the outsider, the small town freakiness. It plays them all well, but seems for the most part to fall back upon them instead of come up with anything significant. The movie is not one that will make jump out of your seat, but you will stay interested throughout the most of it.

I give it 8 out of 10, the only problem I have with the movie is the ending...a little bit too "clip-art from the big book of horror movie endings" for my taste....but at least it wraps up one or two things.


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