The allegedly true story of an author's unparalleled encounter with alien visitors. He thought he was dreaming, but through hypnosis he learned that he participated in extraordinary and disturbing experiments. Based on Whitley Strieber's "nonfiction" bestseller.
Christopher Walken - Oscar-winning American actor, THE DEER HUNTER
Andreas Katsulas - American Supporting Actor
Basil Hoffman - American Character Actor
Lindsay Crouse - American Actress
Lindsay Ann Crouse - American Actress
Frances Sternhagen - American Supporting Actress
Philippe Mora - French Director
A novelist takes his family on a vacation in the mountains, but when they arrive, they see a strange series of lights in the sky and hear some disturbing noises. They quickly decide to return to the city, but at Christmas they venture to the country home again. The novelist has been suffering from depression and writer's block, and when he returns to the cabin, he thinks that eerie things are happening to his body. His family believe he is having hallucinations, and convince him to see a psychiatrist. With the help of hypnosis, the psychiatrist uncovers the haunting experience the writer underwent with aliens from another planet.
Film is based on a story that writer and main character Whitley Strieber swears is true. His bestselling book about his experience came out in 1986. Shown at the American Film Market in Santa Monica in February/March 1989, and later that year at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Shot in Los Angeles and New York City, with an estimated budget of $6.5 million. Widescreen Special Edition Laserdisc cat. #LVD9543 features: digital widescreen transfer, original theatrical trailer, exclusive alternate ending, running audio commentary by director Philippe Mora and never before seen outtakes and deleted scenes.
"...COMMUNION, a most handsome production, does take us on an incredible journey that comes full circle in satisfying fashion. And Walken and Crouse are terrific..." - 11/10/1989 Los Angeles Times, p.C10