In this episode, we discuss 1985’s Making Contact aka Joey, from director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) which follows a little boy who makes friends with an alien. No, sorry, a doll. A ventriloquist’s doll. Because his house is haunted. No, sorry, that’s the house nearby, which is owned by the Bates family. Okay, the film is a sum of its parts (which are many), and is filled with more 80’s nostalgia that you’ll know what to do with. Listen as we take you through this 1980’s hybrid, even if we weren’t entirely sure of what it all meant.
Director Roland Emmerich
Writers Roland Emmerich, Hans J. Haller, Thomas Lechner
Stars Joshua Morrell, Eva Kryll, Tammy Shields