Communion (1989) Poster



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Edited into 

Encounters of the Fourth Kind (1989) (TV Movie)
Clips shown


Father Knows Best (1954) (TV Series)
Mentioned in dialogue by Whitley Strieber near the end of the film
The Honeymooners (1955) (TV Series)
Anne Strieber says "bang, zoom!" to her husband, imitating Ralph Cramden's famous line.
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Both films involve the main character dancing to "Putting on the Ritz".

Referenced in 

Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1990)
This film's title is featured on a movie theater marquee.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Being from Another Planet (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "'Communion,' with Whitley Strieber"
Fire in the Sky (1993)
In both films, aliens wear suits that resemble the classic "grey" alien design, but isn't their true appearance.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Christopher Walken has trouble putting things behind him in both films.
The Unexplained: Alien Abductions (1997) (TV Episode)
Dan Ahrens describes a scene from this movie.
Blast from the Past (1999)
Eve's question to Adam, "So I don't have to take a physical in your spaceship?" recalls a scene in co-star Christopher Walken's portrayal of Whitley Streiber.
Black Books (2000) (TV Series)
Bernard thinks Manny might be Mr. Benson and nearly shoots him, but shoots a flower pot instead; Whitley thinks his wife might be a Little Blue Doctor and nearly shoots her, but shoots a flowerpot instead.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Trauma, Screen Memories, Alien Abduction
The Fourth Kind (2009)
Like the film "Communion", one of the abductees keeps on remembering an owl with large eyes sitting on his windowsill, which proves to be a masked memory of an alien.
The Watchers (2010)
"Communion" is said to be the first motion picture about alien abduction.
Watchman Video Broadcast: UFO's: Chariots of the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
UFOs: Chariots of the Beast (2011) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.15 (2012) (TV Episode)
Colin Farrell mentions watching the film starring Christopher Walken
Why Horror? (2014)
VHS cover can be seen.

Featured in 

Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Most Awkward Christopher Walken Moments (2010) (TV Episode)
The abduction scene takes #7
The Nightmare (2015)
Clips featured.

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
Homer expects to be probed when abducted, but Kang tells him they've moved on to other areas of research.
South Park: Cartman Gets an Anal Probe (1997) (TV Episode)
The alien visitor peeking from behind Cartman's door is a direct spoof of an infamous scene in Communion.

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