15 certificateThe Happening is a Film programme that first aired in 2008 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Happening is a 3 star programme

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The Happening (2008)

Directed by
M. Night Shyamalan

In Central Park, ordinary New Yorkers are falling victim to an unseen enemy. Construction workers leap to their deaths from skyscrapers. "The first stage is confused speech," a headmaster tells teacher Elliot (Mark Wahlberg). "The second stage is loss of direction, the third stage - is fatal." Fleeing by train, Elliot and his family are deserted in rural Pennsylvania, where he realises that a killer toxin attacks only people in groups...

Where Hollywood's horror fiends boil blood in buckets, M. Night Shyamalan prefers a subtler way to scare audiences. The Sixth Sense director has a knack for openings - the shots of suicide jumpers has an eerie echo of footage from 9/11. When Elliot is pushed off the train in the middle of nowhere, he asks why. "Sir, we lost contact," says the train conductor. "With whom?" says Elliot. "Everyone." Quietly chilling.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 2008

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA/India

Filmed in Colour


Image for Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg...Elliot Moore
Image for Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel...Alma Moore
Image for John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo...Julian
Ashlyn Sanchez...Jess
Betty Buckley...Mrs. Jones
Spencer Breslin...Josh
Robert Bailey Jr....Jared
Frank Collison...Nursery Owner
Jeremy Strong...Private Auster
Image for Alan RuckAlan Ruck...Principal
Victoria Clark...Nursery Owner's Wife
Image for M. Night ShyamalanM. Night Shyamalan...Joey
Alison Folland...Woman Reading on Bench with Hair Pin
Image for Kristen ConnollyKristen Connolly...Woman Reading on Bench
Cornell Womack...Construction Foreman