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Dreamcatcher is a novel written by Stephen King.

Gary Ambrose "Jonesy" Jones, Pete Moore, Joe "Beaver" Clarendon and Henry Devlin are for lifelong friends. As kids, they saved Douglas "Duddits" Cavell, a boy with Down syndrome, from a group of bullies.

As adults, they go on an annual hunting trip where they come across a delirious stranger talking about lights in the sky. It becomes revealed that he's infected by an alien parasite. The army arrives lead by the psychotic Colonel Abraham Kurtz who puts the area under quarantine. It Gets Worse.

Was made into a film directed by Lawrence Kasdan in 2003.

The novel and film provide examples of:


 Perlmutter had read Heart of Darkness, had seen Apocalypse Now, and had on many occasions thought that the name Kurtz was simply a little too convenient. He would have bet a hundred dollars (a great sum for a non-wagering artistic fellow such as himself) that it wasn’t the boss’s real name-that the boss’s real name was Arthur Holsapple or Dagwood Elgart, maybe even Paddy Maloney. Kurtz? Unlikely. It was almost surely an affectation, as much a prop as George Patton’s pearl-handled .45.

    • The government nickname for the alien fungus is "The Ripley" after Sigourney Weaver's character from the Alien movies.
      • Jonesy is also the name of Ripley's cat from Alien.
  • Trademark Favorite Food - Mr. Gray loves BACON.
  • Unexplained Accent - In the movie, Jonesy speaks with a British accent whenever Mr. Gray is controlling him for some strange reason.
  • Vagina Dentata - The "shit-weasels" in the film.
  • Vorpal Pillow - How Mr. Gray is killed.
  • Water Source Tampering - Mr. Gray's plan of spreading the alien infection.
  • Your Head Asplode - Mr. Gray's head explodes early on to infect Jonesy with his spores. Later on, Kurtz's head is blown off with a gun.
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