Special Feature: ‘Super 8’ director J.J. Abrams on his film’s influences

With Star Trek (2009) director J.J. Abrams’ nostalgic sci-fi epic Super 8 (2011) released in UK cinemas tomorrow, we give a run-down of the directors major influences from Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) through to Amy Holden Jones’ 1982 film The Slumber Party Massacre. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Continue Reading