Dreamcatcher (2003) – Awfully Good Horror Movies

A new episode of the Awfully Good Horror Movies video series has just arrived online, and in this one we’re looking back at a truly bonkers Stephen King adaptation, the 2003 movie Dreamcatcher (watch it HERE). Featuring a bushy-eyebrowed Morgan Freeman, Donnie Wahlberg as a character called Duddits, and creatures called “shit weasels”, Dreamcatcher is a wild ride… and you can find out all about it by watching the video embedded above.

Directed by Lawrence Kasdan from a screenplay he crafted with William Goldman (based on the novel by King), Dreamcatcher tells the story of

four young friends who perform a heroic act — and are changed forever by the uncanny powers they gain in return. Years later the friends, now men, are on a hunting trip in the Maine woods when they are overtaken by a blizzard in which something much more ominous moves. Challenged to stop an alien force, the friends must first prevent the slaughter of innocent civilians by a military vigilante, then overcome a threat to the bond between them.

In addition to Freeman and Wahlberg, the film stars Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, and Tom Sizemore.

With the Awfully Good Horror Movies series,

we take a journey through the world of “so-bad-it’s-good” cinema in the horror genre. We’ll provide you with some fun trivia, details on the production, and some food/drinks to go with it. So join us for some schlock as we go through the who’s who of terrible horror cinema!

The Dreamcatcher episode of Awfully Good Horror Movies was Written by Emilie Black, with Tyler Nichols both Editing and Narrating. The show is Produced by John Fallon and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

A couple of the previous episodes of Awfully Good Horror Movies can be seen below. To see more, and to check out our other shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel – and subscribe while you’re there!

On the JoBlo Originals YouTube channel, they’ve been running a series called Awfully Good Movies for a while – you can check out the playlist at THIS LINK.

Source: Arrow in the Head

About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.