• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

In “The Happening,” a mysterious and deadly phenomenon begins to occur in the Northeastern United States, causing people to suddenly and inexplicably commit suicide. A science teacher named Elliot (), his wife Alma (), and their friend Julian () attempt to flee the affected areas and find safety, while also trying to uncover the cause of the strange and deadly occurrences.


“The Happening” received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised Shyamalan's direction and the film's eerie atmosphere, while others criticized the script and performances. The film currently holds a 17% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


“The Happening” was not nominated for any major awards.

Directed by ,
Written by
Produced by Sam Mercer Barry Mendel
Starring , , , ,
Cinematography Tak Fujimoto
Edited by Conrad Buff
Music by James Newton Howard
Dune Entertainment UTV Motion Pictures Spyglass Entertainment Blinding Edge Pictures
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates June 10, 2008 (New York City) June 13, 2008 (United States)
Running time 90 minutes
Countries United States India
Language English
Budget $48–60 million
Box office $163.4 million

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