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Writers (WGA):
Brian King (story)
Max Enscoe (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
23 November 2001 (USA) See more »
Sometimes quiet little boys have terrifying secrets. See more »
When a killer alien creature, who is misunderstood, begins killing specific members of a small town, a school psychologist learns of its link to a young boy's tragic childhood, and his adoptive father's dark secret. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nastassja Kinski ... Dr. Jennifer Stillman

Randy Quaid ... Dr. Michael McCann

Bobby Edner ... Ben Miller / McCann

Harry Groener ... Sheriff Ken

Lee de Broux ... Cook Harlan (as Lee DeBroux)

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Principal Ed Turner

Debra Christofferson ... Nurse Della Divelbuss
Nik Dressbach ... Buzzcut
Brandon de Paul ... Frankie Carter

Kate Fuglei ... Waitress Carlita
Neil Vipond ... The Judge

Brian Steele ... The Creature
David Getz ... Deputy #1

Kathryn Fiore ... Maggie Miller
David Doty ... Nice Guy
Robert Hill ... Deputy #2

Alexander Gould ... Young Ben
Olivia Marlow ... Woman in Crowd

Directed by
Terence Gross 
Writing credits
Brian King (story)

Max Enscoe (teleplay) &
Annie DeYoung (teleplay)

Produced by
Lou Arkoff .... producer
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... executive producer
Dan J. Birnbaum .... associate producer
Colleen Camp .... producer
Steve Ecclesine .... line producer
Buddy Epstein .... executive producer
Brian J. Gilbert .... co-producer
David S. Greathouse .... co-producer
Carrie Iglehart .... associate producer
Andrea Lapins .... associate producer
Shane Mahan .... co-producer
Robyn Rosenfeld .... executive producer
Scott Shapiro .... associate producer
Stan Winston .... producer
Original Music by
Charles Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Mark Vargo 
Film Editing by
Stephen Mark 
Production Design by
Jerry Fleming 
Art Direction by
Peter Borck 
Set Decoration by
Betty Berberian 
Costume Design by
Julia Schklair 
Makeup Department
Barbara Cantu .... key hair stylist
Stephanie Coffey .... makeup artist
Polly Lucke .... assistant hair stylist
Myke Michaels .... makeup department head
Richard Wetzel .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Larry Ferguson Jr. .... post-production supervisor
Marsha L. Swinton .... production supervisor
Robert E. Warner .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dirk Craft .... first assistant director (as Dirk Wallace Craft)
Jessica W. Leung .... second assistant director
Elenie Mansalis .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Manuel Baca .... assistant property master
Sarah Bullion .... art department assistant
Lance DeSpain .... lead scenic artist
Steven P. Duchscherer .... property master
Bill Luckey .... property maker
Lisa Robinson .... on-set dresser
Christopher Schultz .... swing
Wayne Springfield .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... supervising sound editor
William Freesh .... re-recording mixer
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... first assistant sound editor
Special Effects by
Joe Andreas .... special effects
David Gallion .... special effects foreman
Chris Grossnickle .... technician: Stan Winston Studio
Richard J. Landon .... key mechanical designer
Lindsay MacGowan .... design artist: Stan Winston Studio
Bob Mano .... key mechanical designer: Stan Winston Studio
Bob Mano .... puppeteer
David Monzingo .... technician: Stan Winston Studio
Steve Newburn .... technician: Stan Winston Studio
Justin Raleigh .... technician: Stan Winston Studio
Arjen Tuiten .... crew member: Stan Winston Studio
Jor Van Kline .... special effects coordinator
Stan Winston .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Oliver Arnold .... digital artist
Eric Heavens .... digital compositing supervisor
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor
Stan Winston .... visual effects
Shauna Duggins .... stunts
Thomas M. Ficke .... stunt coordinator (as Tom Ficke)
Camera and Electrical Department
J.D. Bishop .... assistant chief lighting technician
D.R. Curtis .... set lighting technician
Casey Ellison .... set lighting technician
Mary Funsten .... first assistant camera
Daniel H. Goldstein .... set lighting technician
Amy C. Halpern .... 2nd unit gaffer
Matthew Livingston .... dolly grip
Brett Lood .... grip
Bob Myers .... grip
Jeff Noble .... grip
Stephen Martin Paull .... lighting technician
Michael Pescasio .... grip
C. Shipley .... best boy grip
Chris Shipley .... best boy grip
Donna Simons .... grip
Christian Franz Staab .... grip
Bruce Swift .... key grip
Richard Tibbetts .... grip
Jason Young .... electrician
Chuck Zlotnick .... still photographer
Casting Department
Shari Steinberg .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tess Inman .... set costumer
Daniela Kurrle .... costume manufacturer
Daniela Kurrle .... costumer
Mandi Line .... assistant costume designer
Hayley Stuppel .... set costumer
Editorial Department
J.R. Benson .... colorist (digital color correction)
Pharaba Hacker-Witt .... post-production assistant (as Pharaba Witt)
Mark Hartzell .... assistant editor
Jonny Jenks .... post-production assistant
Location Management
Robert Gluck .... location manager (as Bob Gluck)
Andrew Harrison .... assistant location manager
Lynn M. van Kuilenburg .... location manager
Music Department
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor (as Dino Moriana)
Transportation Department
Tom Halowell .... driver (as Tom Hallowell)
Other crew
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Eamon Buehning .... payroll accountant
Robert Cable .... first assistant accountant
Charles Canzoneri .... key set production assistant
Stephen Jensen .... paralegal
Samantha C. Kirkeby .... script supervisor (as Samantha Clair Kirkeby)
Shari LaFranchi Blakney .... production coordinator (as Shari LaFranchi)
Richard J. Landon .... puppeteer
Charissa McLain .... assistant production coordinator
Darin Pfeiffer .... assistant to executive producer
Jeffrey Pritz .... personal assistant: Lou Arkoff
Austin Rodriguez .... medic
James H. Nicholson .... dedicated to the memory of

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Rated R for horror violence, some language and a sex scene
91 min
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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 Birds (1963)See more »


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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Weird, pretentious – but not entirely bad, 5 May 2006
Author: manuel-pestalozzi from Zurich, Switzerland

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.

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