Fire in the Sky + The McPherson Tape

Fire in the Sky + The McPherson Tape

A FILM BY: Robert Lieberman (FIRE IN THE SKY), Dean Alioto (THE MCPHERSON TAPE)
WRITTEN BY: Travis Walton (FIRE IN THE SKY), Tracy Tormé (FIRE IN THE SKY), Dean Alioto (THE MCPHERSON TAPE)
STARRING: D.B. Sweeney (FIRE IN THE SKY), Robert Patrick (FIRE IN THE SKY), Craig Sheffer (FIRE IN THE SKY), Tommy Giavocchini (THE MCPHERSON TAPE), Patrick Kelley (THE MCPHERSON TAPE), Shirly McCalla (THE MCPHERSON TAPE)

Friday Night Double Feature | A Part of Music Box of Horrors: Dawn of the Drive-In Presented by Shudder 

Although it plays like a TV movie of the week for most of its run time, its heart-stopping finale has given Fire In The Sky a reputation as one of the scariest movies ever made. Based on the true story of UFO abductee Travis Walton, if you’re not already afraid of aliens, Fire In The Sky just might change that. Our second feature, The McPherson Tape, isn’t quite as intense. But the film’s ahead of its time found-footage style—released 10 years before The Blair Witch Project, The McPherson Tape was originally marketed as real home video footage of an alien invasion—contributes to an atmosphere of paranoia and dread that will have you eyeing the stars all the way home.

MCPHERSON TAPE reservation courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive

 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1993
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 175 mins
Format: Digital