|The Day the World Ended|
|Screenplay by||Max Enscoe|
|Story by||Brian King|
|Directed by||Terence Gross|
|Theme music composer||Charles Bernstein|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||91 minutes|
|Production company||Creature Features Productions|
|Distributor||Columbia TriStar Television|
The Day the World Ended is a 2001 American science fiction/horror television film and is the fourth in the Creature Features series broadcast on Cinemax. It stars Nastassja Kinski, Randy Quaid, and Bobby Edner.
While not being a direct remake of the 1955 film with a similar title (Day the World Ended), it utilizes the original film by showing segments on a TV seen within the story and showing that the VHS video box cover as part of the child's interest in aliens. Some scenes were filmed in Wrightwood, California.
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This film finds an alien, who is misunderstood, bent on hunting down and devouring people. A school psychologist, Dr Jennifer Stillman (Nastassja Kinski) investigates the death of a student's mother and finds that the boy (Bobby Edner) believes he is the son of the being. His earthling father (Randy Quaid) is also a doctor, who has the boy in his care and holds that it is all in the boy's imagination.
- Nastassja Kinski as Dr. Jennifer Stillman
- Randy Quaid as Dr. Michael McCann
- Bobby Edner as Ben Miller/McCann
- Harry Groener as Sheriff Ken
- Lee de Broux as Cook Harlan (as Lee DeBroux)
- Stephen Tobolowsky as Principal Ed Turner
- Debra Christofferson as Nurse Della Divelbuss
- Nik Dressbach as Buzzcut
- Brandon de Paul as Frankie Carter
- Kate Fuglei as Waitress Carlita
- Neil Vipond as The Judge
- Brian Steele as The Creature
- David Getz as Deputy #1
- Kathryn Fiore as Maggie Miller
- David Doty as Nice Guy
- Samantha Sansonetti as Crosswalk Child #1
The film was released on Cinemax on November 23, 2001.
One review said, "It may be far from what Nastassja Kinski is capable of, but DAY THE WORLD ENDED is a fine film in its own right. Genuinely creepy and a real find for people who can't decide between psychological terror and popcorn-munching exploitation."
- Davis, Scott. "The Day the World Ended". Horror Express. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
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