If you’re like me, when you think ‘Christmas’ you also think ‘horror,’ you’re in luck because Netflix has one of the better alien abduction movies, Scott Stewart‘s Dark Skies. What makes it work is that it, unlike most movies of this particular genre, spends its time letting us get to know the family that is under siege by forces way beyond their control and understanding, so that by the time the proverbial shit hits the fan, you’re invested.
Which makes everything all the more terrifying.
Trust me. If you like intelligent, well-done alien invasion thrillers, Dark Skies is right up your alley.
By the way, the movie co-stars J.K. Simmons, and as usual, he’s awesome.