Dir: Don Coscarelli
US 1979, 90 mins
Brain-piercing silver balls, homicidal space midgets and a Tall Man who frequents the local graveyard. Just a few of the perils that 13 year-old Mike must navigate while coming to terms with the loss of his parents, whose deaths he is increasingly convinced were linked to these strange phenomena. This bizarro DIY chiller was greeted with some bemusement on its original release, but is now seen as a pivotal moment in horror – not least for J.J.Abrams, who loves the film so much he offered his studio facilities gratis to Don Coscarelli for the production of this superb new restoration.