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About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

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As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival. Written by IMDb Editors

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Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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26 February 2010 (USA)  »

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El día del apocalipsis  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,194,207 (UK) (26 February 2010)

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$39,103,378 (USA) (14 May 2010)
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The old police car they go back to get is a 1973 Ford LTD from the same year as the original movie. See more »

Goofs

The sheriff shuts off the water to the town including drinking water and the water used for crops, but the water in the car wash still works. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Becca Darling: Um, Dr. Dutton, my aunt's in town.
Judy Dutton: Um hmm...
Becca Darling: And she's sick too.
Judy Dutton: Phew, I'm going to need you to stay late tonight. You know, you should probably text your aunt - Scotty - and tell him you can't make it to the baseball game tonight.
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Fills that "I really need a small town blighted with terror movie now! need.
26 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Firstly, I have to say this would make a great Double Feature with Nathan Fillian's Slither. I think they would make a rockin' pair - that or possibly Stephen King's The Mist.

At any rate, this is a fun film that offers all the action/suspense/horror that movies like this are supposed to do. And it does that pretty darn well. One of the strongest points are the filming itself. This film moved nicely between heavy and lighter scenes. Some of the shots are both memorable and downright amazing. The people behind the cameras knew what they were doing. The characters were a little light, but likable and played well by their actors. I felt suspense, which is rare for me these days.

Downsides:

A. The plot jumps a little too quickly

B. Would have liked to see more "crazy"

C. A couple scenes were a little cliché

D. Oh darn! It's a re-make.


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