- Tobe Hooper
- Karen Black, Timothy Bottoms
After a meteor shower, young David Gardner is convinced that an alien spacecraft has landed near his house. While trying to persuade his parents about the new neighbors, the people from his town start to behave strangely. David will have no other choice than to team up with the school nurse to try to save the world. A remake of the 1953 William Cameron Menzies classic of the same name, the second collaboration between Tobe Hooper, Dan O’Bannon and Cannon Films delivers a fresh take on the alien invasion trope. With some amazing creature effects by Stan Winston (Aliens, Avatar), Dan O’Bannon’s script is written from David’s point of view, is poignantly sharp, and offers a more mature perspective than the other kid/alien films from the 80s.