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.
The Film Is Based On The Allegedly True Experiences Of Travis Walton
The Abduction Is Shown From The Perspective Of Walton's Friends
The Sequences Of Walton Aboard The Spaceship Are Deeply Disturbing
The Aliens Look Way Creepier Than You Expect
It's Also An Interesting Narrative About Paranoia And Small-Town Hypocrisy
In A Brilliant Referential Casting Move, Henry Thomas Of ‘E.T.’ Fame Appears