The cult film Donnie Darko begins with the hero Donnie narrowly surviving (or does he?) a bizarre accident. Donnie is lying in bed in his suburban family home when he is woken by a strange voice. The voice ‘leads’ him down the stairs, out of the house and into the street. Moments later a horrendous screech ing noise signals the arrival of an aeroplane’s jet engine crashing through the roof of the house. The engine completely destroys Donnie’s bedroom.