The Happening (2008) Poster



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Psycho (1960)
"I feel like I'm going to take a shower and see your silhouette on the shower curtain!"
The Exorcist (1973)
"The old lady's acting all 'Exorcist'-y."
Fatal Attraction (1987)
"You have got to stop calling me. You're acting like the 'Fatal Attraction' guy here."
Ghostbusters II (1989)
The tree toxin/virus bore similarities to the slime from Ghostbusters 2 feeding on bad vibes and emotions of the people.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) (Video Game)
The case of the game is sitting in front of the T.V. in two seperate scenes
Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005) (TV Series)
At the end, Jess is shown putting on a "Avatar The Last Airbender" backpack
An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
"Is this some kind of 'An Inconvenient Truth' thing?"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (Video Game)
The case of the game is sitting in front of the T.V. in two seperate scenes.

Referenced in 

Reflections of Lady in the Water (2006) (Video)
M. Night Shyamalan talks about his upcoming untitled movie.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.16 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $4,000 question
Saturday Night Live: Anne Hathaway/The Killers (2008) (TV Episode)
Mention by Mark Wahlberg
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.57 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $4,000 question
Occult (2009)
Poster seen
My Girlfriend Is an Agent (2009)
Poster in the video store
Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Muse (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark Wahlberg
Brad & Jerrid: Brad and Jerrid Watch the Room (2010) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions it. Also, Brad, Jerrid and Mrs. Jones reenact some scenes.
Jeopardy!: Episode #27.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "The Trees Were Angry That Day, My Friends" category
The Cinema Snob: Beware! Children at Play (2011) (TV Episode)
"Don't mind that bush, it's just there to distract Mark Wahlberg and Zooey DeSchenel."
Midnight Screenings: X-Men: First Class (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Midnight Screenings: Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Nostalgia Critic: The Tommyknockers (2011) (TV Episode)
"Is that sorta like The Happening, only funnier?"
The Cinema Snob: Sleepaway Camp (2012) (TV Episode)
"I am NOT gonna reference The Happening."
The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) (Video)
Referenced in dialogue
Bad Movie Beatdown: Ghosts of Mars (2012) (TV Episode)
"Did she pull a Markie Mark from The Happening and outrun the wind?"
The Cinema Snob: Son of Sleepaway Camp (2012) (TV Episode)
"Like if the wind from The Happing were portrayed by Ringo Starr."
The Cinema Snob: Dogs (2013) (TV Episode)
"I'm surprised he's not asking the class where the bees went."
Dean Norris Spoils Everything Else (2013) (Short)
Spoiler revealed.
Nostalgia Critic: The Shining Mini-Series (2013) (TV Episode)
"Not since The Happening have I been so not afraid of plant life."
The Sugarcube Critic: Elements of Harmony (2014) (TV Episode)
"Unless the trees start releasing toxins and everyone starts killing themselves."
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Birdemic: Shock & Terror (2014) (TV Episode)
"Yeah, I know... I mean, it was a bunch of humans who sat down and decided that this movie was a good idea".
On the Spot: Team CSC vs. Team Free Willy (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
The Cinema Snob: Hell of the Living Dead (2015) (TV Episode)
"Just like the end of The Happening."
Half in the Bag: The Visit and Turbo Kid (2015) (TV Episode)
movie poster is shown when Mike and Jay talk about bad M. Night Shyamalan movies
Nostalgia Critic: Why Do Good Directors Go Bad? (2016) (TV Episode)
detailing the decline of Shyamalan's work
Nostalgia Critic: Lady in the Water (2016) (TV Episode)
Critic compares this hilariously awful Shyamalan movie with Lady in the Water
Phelous & the Movies: Countryside Bears (2016) (TV Episode)
Phelous titles this movie The Happening 0.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Troll 2 in 19 Minutes or Less (2016) (TV Episode)
"I stopped watching, but I assume whatever's on screen is awesome".
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Walks Into a Bar! (2016) (TV Episode)
In a flashback, Rev. Wayne pitches a movie "where the bad guys are plants, but Marky Mark is there."
Nostalgia Critic: Can a Film Be So Good It's Bad? (2016) (TV Episode)
among "so bad it's good" movies


The Great Dictator (1940)
The line "cheese and crackers" is an expletive used in Chaplin's film.
Channel 4 News (1982) (TV Series)
appears on TV
Halo 3 (2007) (Video Game)
game is played

Featured in 

Visions of 'The Happening' (2008) (Video)
Clips and interviews
The Happening: Train Shooting (2008) (Video)
Clips and interviews
The Happening: The Hard Cut (2008) (Video)
Clips and interviews
The Happening: Forces Unseen (2008) (Video)
Clips and interviews
The Happening: I Hear You Whispering (2008) (Video)
Clips and interviews
The Happening: A Day for Night (2008) (Video)
Clips and interviews
The Happening: Elements of a Scene (2008) (Video)
Clips and interviews
Vanishing of the Bees (2009)
features clips from the film
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse/The Last Airbender/Grown Ups (2010) (TV Episode)
"How to Spot a Shyamalan" sequence
Atop the Fourth Wall: New Kids on the Block #4 (2010) (TV Episode)
clip shown when Linkara mentions that Mark Wahlberg was a member of New Kids.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Top 15 Screw-Ups of AT4W (2010) (TV Episode)
clip shown when Linkara backs up his statement of Marky Mark having been with the New Kids on the Block.
Good Bad Flicks: The Happening (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is reviewed.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Happening (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: Signs (2012) (TV Episode)
another film by M. Night
Nostalgia Critic: The Last Airbender (2013) (TV Episode)
Shyamalan shows how badly he made Mark Wahlberg act in this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 GOOD Things from the Star Wars Prequels (2014) (TV Episode)
recalls Mark Wahlberg's badly directed performance
Nostalgia Critic: Forest Warrior (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Honest Trailers: The Happening (2015) (TV Episode)
Film trailer used
Nostalgia Critic: The Happening (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Funniest Shyamalan Moments (2016) (TV Episode)
The hot dog theory takes #6 and Mark Wahlberg's character takes a #2
Nostalgia Critic: Labyrinth (2016) (TV Episode)
The "hot dog guy" is used as one of the Critic's David Bowie dick jokes

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