Dreamcatcher
2003

Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Cast: Thomas Jane, Morgan Freeman, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Lee

This adaptation of Stephen King’s novel brings together not some but all of the author’s familiar themes (male bonding, childhood nostalgia, isolation, paranormal phenomenon, alien invasion, monster attack, deadly virus, split personality, etc.) into what must be one of the worst films ever made. Four boyhood friends take their annual trip to the woods where their special abilities finally seem to find purpose when they’re attacked by, what one character refers to as, shit weasels who are about to kill the entire population. If it all could just be as ridiculous as it sounds, but this film has no sense of humour and it takes forever to tell nothing of interest. The wintry locations do look menacing, but how cold does it have to be for movie characters to zip up their jackets?