It's all there in the film's first scene. A beautiful small town: red roses, white picket fences, smiling volunteer firefighters, a man watering his lawn. And under that lawn, dark, chomping insects. Under everything, darkness. When college boy Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns to his small town of Lumberton, N.C., he discovers a very disturbing underbelly. He discovers Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper). And while we can't actually imagine this nice southern town erecting a statue of a gas-huffing Hopper, it sure would be a trip.