E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a movie for kids. More specifically, it’s a movie for making sure kids never look into a closet filled with stuffed animals or take out the trash without feeling like there’s potential for a glassy-eyed space monster to appear unexpectedly and scare them half to death. As it turns out, the lifetime of nightmares contained within the original film—already more than enough for the world’s children—could have been doubled if, as was planned at one point, we got a sequel called E.T. 2: Nocturnal Fears.