Ben Crandall, an alien-obsessed kid, dreams one night of a circuit board. Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang and Darren set it up, and discover they have been given the basis for a starship. Setting off in the ThunderRoad, as they name their ship, they find the aliens Ben hopes they would find... but are they what they seem?
Joe Dante (1947, Morriston, New Jersey) studied at the Philadelphia College of Art. He started in the film industry as a cutter of trailers for Roger Corman's New World Pictures. His co-directing début was a parody on Corman's film style, shot in ten days. The film, cartoon and television fanatic Dante is regarded as one of the most important innovators in the fantasy and horror genre in the 1980s.
2018 Nightmare Cinema (segment: Mirari)
2014 Burying the Ex
2009 The Hole
2006 Trapped Ashes (segment: Wraparound)
2005-2006 Masters of Horror (segments: Homecoming, The Screwfly Solution)