MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 787 this week

The Day the World Ended (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi | Horror  -  23 November 2001 (USA)
4.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 1,032 users  
Reviews: 39 user | 17 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2469 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 29 Oct 2011
 
a list of 5 titles
created 29 Oct 2011
 
a list of 2798 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 181 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Day the World Ended (TV Movie 2001)

The Day the World Ended (TV Movie 2001) on IMDb 4.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Day the World Ended.
2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

How to Make a Monster (TV Movie 2001)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An evil video game comes to life and hunts the group of developers.

Director: George Huang
Stars: Clea DuVall, Steven Culp, Tyler Mane
Earth vs. the Spider (TV Movie 2001)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A shy, obsessive comic book fan gets injected with an experimental serum of a lab that is studying how to give humans the abilities of spiders. At first he develops minor abilities such as ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Ziehl
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Devon Gummersall, Amelia Heinle
Teenage Caveman (TV Movie 2002)
Sci-Fi | Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Teens encounter people, who, after being used as guinea pigs for the experimental testing of a virus can live forever in a post apocalyptic world.

Director: Larry Clark
Stars: Andrew Keegan, Tara Subkoff, Richard Hillman
In the Year 2889 (TV Movie 1967)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

In a post nuclear Earth, survivors are hold up in a valley and have to protect themselves from mutant human beings, and each other in some cases.

Director: Larry Buchanan
Stars: Paul Petersen, Quinn O'Hara, Charla Doherty
Fantasy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two carnies (Sewell and Gugino) abduct a mermaid in Ireland, circa 1900, and decide to transport her to America. As their ship loses its way and heads towards the mythical Forbidden Islands... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Rufus Sewell, Carla Gugino, Jim Piddock
Webs (TV Movie 2003)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

An electrical crew stumbles into a parallel universe dominated by a mutated spider.

Director: David Wu
Stars: Richard Grieco, Kate Greenhouse, Colin Fox
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Leon is a good hearted boy who can't stay out of trouble. When a tragic turn of events costs his mother her life, Leon's abusive and alcoholic father returns to "take care of" Leon, his two... See full summary »

Director: Martin Donovan
Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Nastassja Kinski, Johnny Whitworth
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Hotel Splendide is on a remote and cold island, accessible only by a once-a-month ferry. It's a dark and dreary spa created by the late Dame Blanche, whose grown children now run the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Gross
Stars: Toni Collette, Daniel Craig, Katrin Cartlidge
Creature (TV Movie 1998)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An amphibious shark-like monster terrorizes an abandoned secret military base and the people who live on the island it is located on. A marine biologist, as well as several other people, ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard
Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Kim Cattrall, Colm Feore
Last Rites (TV Movie 1999)
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man (Quaid) is executed in the electric chair for having killed several women, but due to lightning striking a transformer at the moment of execution, he survives. As soon as he's well, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dowling
Stars: Randy Quaid, Embeth Davidtz, A Martinez
Quarantine (TV Movie 2000)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

After terrorists release a mysterious virus on a small village killing all of its inhabitants, the President of the United States charges a team of scientists, led by Dr. Galen Bronty, to ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Bowman
Stars: Harry Hamlin, Joelle Carter, Susan Hogan
The Sin Eater (TV Short 1997)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Terence Gross
Stars: Josie Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Michele Pernetta
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. Jennifer Stillman
...
Dr. Michael McCann
...
Ben Miller / McCann
...
Sheriff Ken
...
Cook Harlan (as Lee DeBroux)
...
Principal Ed Turner
...
Nurse Della Divelbuss
Nik Dressbach ...
Buzzcut
Brandon de Paul ...
Frankie Carter
...
Waitress Carlita
Neil Vipond ...
The Judge
...
The Creature
David Getz ...
Deputy #1
...
Maggie Miller
David Doty ...
Nice Guy
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Prepare to be scared... See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, some language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amíg világ a világ  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Features The Brain Eaters (1958) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Weird, pretentious – but not entirely bad
5 May 2006 | by (Zurich, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

There are definitely too many references to other movies and story traditions in this flick. It starts like Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (the heroine driving a New Beetle – yech!), it continues with dark humor like a novel by Kafka (heroine with a badly defined mission comes to a strange place and meets a bunch of strangely hostile stereotype comic book characters of uncertain authority), then there's a whiff of Twin Peaks (hints of sexual abuse of minors and general depravity in the backwoods), then in comes E.T. (minor bonds with extraterrestrial), then it turns out that minor's mother was regarded by the populace as a kind of a witch and was treated accordingly. On top of that, there is a clear reference to a 50ies horror B-movie. (Hence the confusing title which has nothing to do with the story told here).

The references in themselves are not really bad or a rip-off. However, it would have been more fun, had they tied all that stuff together in a more coherent, rigid and orderly fashion. The pairing of psychology and the supernatural clearly does not work here. I didn't manage to find out what story the movie wants to tell and I suspect its makers could never really make up their mind. This is a pity, as the cast is quite good. I hope Nastassja Kinski still has a long career ahead of her. Not only for her looks, but also because she really is a versatile actress who in my opinion still didn't get her share of good movie parts. Randy Quaid and Bobby Edner are equally convincing in their roles, within the apparent limits of the script. The same goes for the rest of the characters who are parodies or stereotypes.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Brilliant raul_7
worth buying? headhunter242
Curse of the Cat People mr-murph
Discuss The Day the World Ended (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?