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I recall a horror movie featuring a human-like creature/monster that moved under the surface of the building, walls, carpets, and even the kitchen sink, causing the plates to fall to the ground. Actually I did not see the whole movie, so I'm not sure about its details, instead I saw a "special-effects" show several years ago that investigated the 3D effects used in the film.

Can you help find it? I've not seen such creatures in any other movies.

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That's not really a lot to go on, but it sounds like the opening to The Frighteners - a movie by Peter Jackson.

You can watch the opening sequence at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApZ5wmaQcVE - the special effects become apparent at about 1:20

It's a pretty good film - with some excellent turns by Jeffrey Combs and Michael J Fox, and has some really funny moments thanks to Jackson's writing/directing.

Thinking about it, and I do remember that there was a "special-effects" behind the scenes doco made for this movie - which was what made me want to watch it in the first place

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    Man, you definitely found it in the first try! Thanks. I saw several scenes I remembered from the past in the link you posted. As a side question do you know any other story with such creatures? I feel this was a unique feature of this movie. – horrorfinder Dec 7 '12 at 7:01
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It could be Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. There's a dream sequence where the walls and floors ripple and burst as if some horrible Bugs Bunny were burrowing underneath.

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