Nocturnal Fears. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial is one of the sweetest and most uplifting movies ever made. The sequel would…not have been that. E.T. director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Melissa Mathison came up with an idea called Nocturnal Fears, in which Elliott and his friends are kidnapped by evil, flesh-eating aliens and E.T. has to save them. Spielberg soon after realized that to make this movie would taint the legacy of the first film.