The mob of people start to question Goodman when his car turns on and no one else's does.
Charlie was quick to kill the dark figure and he didn't know who it was. The person was Pete Van Horn, their neighbor.
Charlie tries to get the blame off him so he says that Tommy the child did all this.
It was the kid. He knew what was going to happen.
The pictures above show the theme of: Scared People are destructive forces. The first example shows it because Goodman's car turns on and everyone else's doesn't. The people are scared and the neighbors blame him for the power outage. The second example presents this theme by showing Charlie was scared to find to see the dark figure. Because he was scared he pushed himself to kill the "alien" which turned out to be their neighbor, Pete Van Horn. The last example show this theme because Charlie who was scared for himself and tried to take blame off himself and put it on someone else who just happened to be Tommy. These examples show the theme I made.