Communion (1989) Movie Thoughts

ABC Film Challenge – Sci-Fi – C – Communion (1989)

Communion is an interesting sci-fi horror, based on reality of what one man’s claims is true.

Director: Philippe Mora

Writer: Whitley Strieber (Screenplay) Whitley Strieber (Book)

Starring: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas, Terri Hanauer

Plot: Oct.4 and Dec.26 the Strieber family drives from NYC to their cabin in the woods. Both nights there are some powerful lights outside and maybe aliens. The dad is mentally affected by the “bad dream”, goes to the shrink and is hypnotized.

Runtime: 1 Hour 47 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Communion starts when the Strieber family start to have unexplained occurrences at night. Whitley (Walken) finding his encounters more vivid than anyone else, causing him problems in everyday life.

As Whitley continues to be unsure of the truth. He is taken through hypnosis in a hope to get to the bottom of what has been happening. Which will reveal a terrifying truth.

Thoughts on Communion

Communion is a sci-fi horror based on the real events that Strieber went through during a couple of months. Which involved an unknown set of events. This will look at how the world will change for these people. With not many people will believe in on and they will see themselves being questioned by every angle.

The performance from Christopher Walken is entertaining even if certain parts of the performance are over the top. Overall this film will ask the bigger question about aliens and whether they are real in this world or not. The weakness in this film does come from the lack of pure horror from the visits that you would think would happen during them.

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