R | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
The character of Colonel Kurtz in the novel was changed to "Colonel Curtis" for the movie, so the audience would not think it was a reference to the Apocalypse Now (1979) character, which it is in the novel.
Dr. Henry Devlin:
You and I don't get after him right away, he's gonna get out of my range, and some kind of shit is going to hit the planetary fan.
When Beaver drops the toothpicks in the bathroom, he still has one in his hand. In the next shot, the toothpick is gone.
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.
SPOILER: The DVD contains the original ending, in which Duddits defeats the alien using a special power, but is NOT revealed to be an alien. He then succumbs to his leukemia and dies. Jonesy and Henry then visit his gravesite in the final scene and sing "Blue Bayou."
$15,027,423 23 March 2003
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