Adapted by Whitley Strieber from his own autobiographical best-seller about his close encounters with extra-terrestrial beings, this interminable exploration of one writer's reluctance to believe the unbelievable fails as a thriller, as a psychological drama, and even as unintentional
self-parody. Strieber (Christopher Walken) is blessed with an attractive wife, a precocious son, and a thriving literary career that has been temporarily derailed by writer's block. Trying to unwind with friends at his country cabin, he's understandably perplexed when the retreat is flooded with
blazing white lights and things start going bump in the night. Then he begins to behave in...