In 1993, Fire in the Sky told the real story of Travis Walton, a man who was then 22 years old and claimed to have been abducted by aliens while on a logging job in 1975. While the film underperformed at the box office and failed to make any meaningful impact in a year dominated by blockbusters like Jurassic Park and The Nightmare Before Christmas, it does tell an emotionally impactful story about the effects of trauma in relation to the unexplainable.
One of many sci-fi films to be based on true events, Fire in the Sky is mostly remembered for the disturbing sequence of Travis Walton's operation at the hands of his alien abductors. But the film is so much more than that. A masterwork of practical effects and character actors committed to their craft, this movie deserves to be seen by a new crop of fans eager for tales of UFOs and supposedly true stories of alien abduction.