When Whitley Strieber\'s bestselling book Communion--quickly followed by this film adaptation--posited the notion of alien abduction, it did so to an eager audience who had yet to be bombarded with similar scenarios by The X-Files. Although somewhat eccentric in his general behaviour already, \"Whit\" (Christopher Walken) becomes ever stranger as he is gripped by increasing paranoia. One night at his family\'s country cabin he was unaccountably \"visited\". It\'s hard not to be as confused and frightened as he is when viewing the apparent corroborating evidence: recurring dreams, fleeting images, shadowy masked faces, vague comments from his young son and the occasional splitting headache. One of the strong points of Strieber\'s tale has always been the trepidation with which he approached it. The doctor\'s appointments and plucking up the courage to be hypnotised all offer a genuine reaction to inexplicable circumstance, and this is aided enormously by one of Walken\'s most mesmerising performances. He\'s well supported by Lindsay Crouse as his wife, Joel Carson as a thankfully believable yet cute son and an ambiguous musical theme from Eric Clapton.