Friday, September 30, 2011

Dreamcatcher (2003)

This is a solid movie. Twenty years ago four boys rescued a mentally challenged kid who was being bullied, and they discovered that he was actually an alien with the ability to bestow psychic powers. As adults they take a camping trip to their favorite cabin in the woods. They see blood spots on many animals and a strange couple and soon realize that it’s because they have an alien inside of them. The military maintains a quarantine hoping to prevent the creatures from spreading throughout the country. Using their special gifts, the men try to figure out what is going on and how to stop it.

The film is adapted from the 2001 novel written by Stephen King. It was filmed around Prince George, British Columbia. An alien creature in the story is called The Ripley, referring to the character in the Alien films. The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest inland body of water in Massachusetts and was built in the 1930s. In the novel, Duddits is not an alien himself and he dies on the way to the reservoir.


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