• Publication date: August 26, 2011

How well do you know the one you love? The Astronaut�s Wife: Witness The Birth Of Evil

Spencer Armacost is a NASA astronaut. While on a space-walking mission with fellow astronaut Alex Streck, an explosion results in a communication loss for two minutes between the astronauts and Earth.

Spencer Armacost is a NASA astronaut. While on a space-walking mission with fellow astronaut Alex Streck, an explosion results in a communication loss for two minutes between the astronauts and Earth.

After returning to their respective spouses, the two astronauts never speak about their ordeal. Not long after their return, Streck dies from a massive stroke. While still in mourning for her lost husband, his wife commits suicide by sitting in a running shower with an AC powered radio.

Spencer retires from NASA and takes an executive position in New York City. His wife Jillian becomes pregnant with twins. She begins to notice changes in Spencer's personality and becomes suspicious. She questions him about what happened during the time they lost contact.

Sherman Reese, a former NASA employee who had been fired after the astronauts' return, contacts Jillian. He tells her that Spencer is not her husband. Originally, Jillian doesn't believe Reese, but she starts to recognize similarities between his accounts and her husband's behavior.

Reese tells Jillian that Streck's wife was also pregnant with twins at the time of her suicide; he makes arrangements to meet Jillian again so that he can show her more proof, but before that happens, it is implied that Spencer kills Reese. Spencer takes possession of a satchel belonging to Reese which contains the information that can explain what's going on. Jillian does, however, receive the information that Reese intended to pass her in the form of a video tape.

Despite the film's earlier ambiguities, Spencer and Streck turn out to have been possessed by extraterrestrial beings. In order to keep the secret, Spencer kills Jillian's sister, Nan, who confronts him when she sees Spencer in possession of Reese's satchel.

Jillian, suspicious of her husband's actions, sets up a confrontation where she attempts to electrocute herself. The resulting conversation during the confrontation confirms to her that Spencer is possessed. At the end of the confrontation, Spencer is electrocuted and his true alien form (a tentacled energy being) is revealed briefly before "transmitting" itself into Jillian.

This movie is rated R for violence, language and a strong scene of sexuality.

Year: 1999

Runtime: 109 mins

Genre: Drama/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller

Starring:

Johnny Depp

Charlize Theron

Joe Morton

Clea DuVall

Donna Murphy

Nick Cassavetes

Directed by: Rand Ravich