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The Day the World Ended (2001)

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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Lee de Broux ...
Cook Harlan (as Lee DeBroux)
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Principal Ed Turner
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Maggie Miller
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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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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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References The Terminator (1984) See more »

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starts as psychological B-horror then into F creature feature
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Dr. Jennifer Stillman (Nastassja Kinski) from NYC arrives in a small town to be the school psychologist. She takes an interest in the troubled boy Ben. He's haunted by his mother's death. His father Dr. Michael McCann (Randy Quaid) is probably not his biological father. Michael is hostile to Stillman's interest. Ben has horrifying visions and wonders if he has extraterrestrial origins.

This starts as a psychological mystery. It's low budget but holds a little bit of potential. Then it goes into creature feature territories. It still tries to do something out of the ordinary with it. However it doesn't work at all and the movie collapses.


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