Saturday, October 22, 2016
Halloween playlist #26 - Communion (1989)
Attempts to tell a "true story" about something as fantastical as alien abduction is not an easy feat, and focusing so heavily on the dramatic side of the story didn't do this one any favors. Walken is a bonkers actor and the story was pretty crazy as well. If the writer hadn't been so convinced it would work as a dramatic thriller (it's loosely horror, so I decided to include it on my Halloween playlist), this could have been a pretty fun movie. But it isn't. It's not very interesting for the most part, though there are a few memorable scenes throughout, particularly in the third act. I wouldn't try to dissuade one from watching it, but it certainly wouldn't be classified as a success in my book.