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Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a ... See full summary »

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Anne Strieber
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Dr. Janet Duffy
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Alex
Terri Hanauer ...
Sarah
Joel Carlson ...
Andrew Strieber
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Fireman
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Mrs. Greenberg
Aileen Fitzpatrick ...
Mother
R.J. Miller ...
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Praying Mantis Girl
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Woman from Apartment
Juliet Sorci ...
Second Grade Girl (as Juliet Sorcey)
Tifni Twitchell ...
Teacher
Joshua Miller ...
Tall Boy (as Joshua John Miller)
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Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a horrible dilema; was I abducted or am I going mad? He sees a psychiatrist who tries to use hypnotic regression to discover the truth. Written by Matthew Stanfield <mattst@cogs.susx.ac.uk>

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The true story of one man's terrifying journey into the unknown. See more »


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10 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Besucher  »

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$1,919,653 (USA)
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Director Philippe Mora wanted star Christopher Walken involved in the casting of whomever played 'Anne Strieber'. It was Walken who suggested Lindsay Crouse. See more »

Goofs

When Whitley leaves his vehicle in the 'final' visit to the cabin, the camera cuts to the entire cabin drenched in light. As he starts approaching it you can clearly see the source of light as a spotlight at the top right of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Anne Strieber: You know, you used to be funny.
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PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
Written by Irving Berlin
(c) Irving Berling Music Corporation
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Great performance by Walken amplifies the terror in this film.
24 January 2004 | by (Houston, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

After reading other users' comments, I concur that this film is not for everyone. I, also, am not a believer in this specific subject matter, but I don't let that interfere with my interpretation of the film. Nevertheless, this film absolutely scared the hell out of me. Walken's character, though often bizarre beyond the point of full understanding, is outstandingly well acted. Some may view this film as a silly alien movie. Others, such as myself, will feel absolute terror for Walken's character. Several scenes in the film have made their way into my head and are most disturbing indeed. Fans of this film will agree that specific visual and audio segments are the stuff of nightmares! Walken fans _must_ see this film, as should any alien buffs or film afficionados.


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