Silent Warnings

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Silent Warnings
(aka) Dark Harvest
(aka) Warnings
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Directed by Christian McIntire
Produced by
  • Jeffery Beach
  • Phillip J. Roth
  • Stan Wertlieb
  • T.J. Sakasegawa
Screenplay by
  • Christian McIntire
  • Bill Lundy
Story by
  • Kevin Gendreau
  • Christian McIntire
Music by Richard McHugh
Cinematography Lorenzo Senatore
Edited by
  • David Flores
  • Christian McIntire
  • Dark Harvest Productions
  • Unified Film Organization
  • Circle Productions
Distributed by Sci-Fi Channel (USA)
Release dates
  • May 3, 2003 (2003-05-03) (USA)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Silent Warnings (aka Dark Harvest) is a 2003 sci-fi/horror TV movie about a group of college students who begin finding crop circles by the house they've moved into. Following the disappearance of one of them, they begin suspecting something sinister. It was commissioned by Syfy (then known as Sci-Fi Channel), written and directed Christian McIntire, and stars Stephen Baldwin, A. J. Buckley and Billy Zane.[1][2] The project was released on DVD as Warnings by WL on June 23, 2003 and as Silent Warnings by Universal on August 26, 2003.[3]


After his cousin Joe (Stephen Baldwin) dies, Layne Vassimer (A. J. Buckley) and his girlfriend Macy (Callie De Fabry), along with their friends Stephen (David O'Donnell), Maurice (Ransford Doherty), Iris (Kim Onasch) and Katrina (Michelle Borth), decide to clean up Joe's house with the intention of selling it. When they see it for the first time, they discover the house completely covered in plates of iron armor.

The group also finds crop circles in the nearby cornfield. When Iris suddenly disappears, they realize something is really wrong. During a blackout, the house is attacked by aliens. The group figures out the aliens are allergic to iron, which is why Joe had covered the house in it to keep them out. They attempt to fight the aliens off, but the house is eventually blown up with Layne, Macy, and Katrina the only survivors.

In the end, they drive off, listening to the radio. They hear a news report stating that the blackout they experienced affects five western states and parts of Canada. They also hear that people everywhere are being attacked by "strange creatures."

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Dread Central panned the film, beginning by comparing it to Signs and remarking that it was more a rip off of Roger Corman’s Carnosaur 2 rip-off Aliens. The only differences found between this and Signs is that the farm family of Mel Gibson was replaced by bland teenagers, with a dash of T&A and gore. Considering it low-budget knock-off of a Hollywood blockbuster, the reviewer offered that a more appropriate title would have been Crap Circles.[1]

Movie Gazette also noted the film is just M Night Shyamalan’s Signs remade on a budget. They noted it even had similar failings, in it "being a movie of two halves, and going downhill when it stops building tension and turns into an alien horror movie." When the aliens are finally revealed, they disappoint by being "rendered in almost cartoon fashion". Another flaw was that the film's two biggest star names have their talents wasted by being relegated to –roles seen only briefly in the film. The only plus was while the ending was confusing, it "s better than that of Signs which was corny and obvious."[4]


  1. ^ a b Condit, Jon (8 March 2005). "Silent Warnings (2004)". Dread Central. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Perry Seibert of Rovi. "Silent Warnings (2003)". New York Times. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Seibert, Perry. "Silent Warnings (2003), DVD releases". All Movie Guide. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  4. ^ staff (7 August 2003). "Warnings (2003)". Movie Gazette. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 

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