Communion (1989)

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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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  • Christopher Walken in Communion (1989)
  • Christopher Walken in Communion (1989)
  • Christopher Walken in Communion (1989)
  • Sally Kemp in Communion (1989)
  • Christopher Walken in Communion (1989)
  • Christopher Walken in Communion (1989)

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Did You Know?


in the museum sequence near the end.


Whitley Strieber: I see a light go by the window. But I don't want to think about that!


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.

Alternate Versions

An alternate version of Communion (1989) is shown on FOX network television (USA). The alternate version has extra or extended scenes (compared to the theatrical/cable/video version) as follows:

  • When Whitley (Christopher Walken) visits Dr. Freidman (Basil Hoffman), he describes the visitors while watching a salamander frolic in the physician's aquarium.
  • When Whitley's Russian friend Alex (Andreas Katsulas) finds Whitley in the diner, he tells Whitley that as a child in his native country he heard stories of small beings who lived in the mines, called Kobolds. He tells Whitley he believes these stories are true;
  • On the "ship," Whitley dances with the Little Blue Doctors after they exchange greetings (immediately before the "magic show");
  • Upon the roof of their apartment building, the stars in the sky do NOT momentarily appear to resemble the face of a visitor, as they do in the theatrical/cabletv/video version;
  • The end credits roll over a night time aerial shot of the Strieber family standing on the shore with New York City behind them.


Composed and performed by
Eric Clapton
Written by Eric Clapton and Allan Zavod


Plot Summary


Biography | Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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