Communion

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"The true story of one man's terrifying journey into the unknown."
  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 5.5  (7,375)

Communion is an intense and unsettling psychological thriller based on the true story of Whitley Strieber, the author of the best-selling book "Communion" detailing his alleged experiences with extraterrestrial beings. The film stars Christopher Walken as Strieber, who begins to have strange dreams and experiences that he can't explain. He suffers from blackouts and nightmares that leave him feeling disoriented and confused. As his experiences intensify, he becomes convinced that he is being visited by aliens, but no one believes him.

Lindsay Crouse plays Anne, Whitley's wife, who at first dismisses his claims as paranoia. However, she soon realizes that something is not right with her husband, and she begins to dig deeper into his experiences. As she investigates, she uncovers a web of government conspiracies and cover-ups, and comes to realize that there may be a sinister force behind Whitley's experiences.

Frances Sternhagen provides a strong supporting performance as Dr. Janet Duffy, a psychiatrist who works with Whitley to try to uncover the truth behind his experiences. Despite her initial skepticism, Duffy begins to believe that there may be something to Whitley's claims, and she becomes his most ardent supporter in his quest for the truth.

The film is a slow burn, building tension and suspense as it delves deeper into Whitley's experiences. Director Philippe Mora does an excellent job of creating a sense of unease and dread that permeates the film, with eerie lighting, haunting imagery, and a chilling score.

At its core, Communion is a story about belief and the challenge of trying to prove the existence of something that many people believe to be impossible. It's a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end, with some truly terrifying moments that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

The performances in the film are top-notch, with Walken in particular delivering a powerful and nuanced performance as Whitley. He's a man at the end of his rope, and Walken captures his desperation and fear with skill and subtlety. Crouse is also excellent as Anne, conveying both her love and concern for her husband, as well as her growing sense of unease as she delves deeper into the mystery.

Communion is not for the faint of heart, and it's definitely not a film for those looking for a happy ending. It's a dark and disturbing tale that will leave you feeling unsettled and haunted, but it's also a powerful exploration of one man's journey of discovery and belief. If you're a fan of psychological thrillers and are intrigued by the idea of aliens and government conspiracies, then Communion is definitely worth your time.

Communion is a 1989 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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  • Release Date
    1989
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 45 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (7,375)