Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

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Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom Written by simon

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Das Böse findet einen Weg (The evil finds a way) See more »


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21 March 2003 (USA)  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,027,423 (USA) (21 March 2003)

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$33,685,268 (USA) (16 May 2003)
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Trivia

The character of Col. Kurtz in the novel was changed to Col. Curtis for the movie so the audience wouldn't think it was a reference to the Apocalypse Now (1979) character, which it is in the novel. See more »

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When Col. Curtis in firing the mini-gun at Lt. Underhill from the helicopter, the sound it emits is a conventional machine gun, not the unique whir of a mini-gun. See more »

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Barry Neiman: Carl's Jr. has this $6 burger, which really only costs $3.95 so you think you're getting some deal but the truth is, it may be the best franchise burger out there. I went there yesterday and ordered three. By golly, those suckers almost filled me up. Ah, when I got home, I still had to have a box of Eggos but that doesn't take away from Carl's achievement. I mean, here's a guy who's got to go through life as Carl Junior, right?
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The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are covered in snow, while the Castle Rock Entertainment lighthouse beams its light across a lake covered in snow. See more »


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Always in My Heart
Written by Barbara L. Jordan & William Peterkin
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Wow! Now that's a crazy movie!!!!
5 March 2004 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

Man, where does Stephen King comes up with this things? Again, we have the childhood friends we think we know from "Stand by me" only this time they're older, have weird powers and face some really nasty creatures. I just come from watching it for the first time and i just wanted to say: What a weird movie!! I've seen some really weird movies, but this one... It's sort of a mixture of horror, sci-fi, comedy... At some point you don't know whether to be disgusted or to laugh! The special efects are great, and so is the music ("On blue bayou..."}. It may not be a great movie, but it's great entertainment. And it's sooooooo insane!!!! I liked it. Go see it. 7/10


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