August 2, 2002
Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
The story follows the Hess family, who live on a farm in Pennsylvania. The father, Graham Hess, is a former priest and widower. He wife was killed in a terrible car accident, and he is left to care for two children, an asthmatic son and a young daughter. His brother Merrill, who is a baseball player that was not able to make it into the major leagues, also lives with the family. A series of strange events begin to unfold. Graham notices a strange crop circle in his field, reports of violent behavior by animals are heard around the town, and Graham also notices that the family is being watched by a tall dark figure that appears on the barn. Graham and Merrill try to chase the figure, but it disappears. Crop circles similar to the one on their field start appearing all around the world. Frightened by the prospects of an alien attack on the family, they barricade themselves inside of the living room in an effort to keep the family safe from the alien presence around them.