Communion is a 1989 Science Fiction drama/thriller film based on the book of the same name by Whitley Strieber. Starring Christopher Walken and Frances Sternhagen, it tells a story of a family that experiences the extraterrestrial phenomenon while on vacation at a remote vacation home in the wilderness during of which the father is abducted and all of thier lives change. According to Strieber, the story is a real-life account of his own encounter with "visitors", with Walken playing the role of the author. The score was composed by Eric Clapton. It received a mostly negative critical reaction due to Walken's performance and was panned by Strieber himself due to its non-factual portrayal of him. He said that while his experience was a dream and on his own, the film showed it as actually happening and his entire family experiencing it.