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Invasion of the Body Snatchers


Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright View All


Philip Kaufman (Director), W.D. Richter (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 19th, 1978
Runtime: 1 hour, 55 minutes
The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has...
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The way they do off centered and tilted shots gives a real sense of does the film noir style lighting in some of the darker interior shots.
There's also the fact that the body-snatchers work their magic while their victims are sleeping, and the prospect of going to sleep and never waking up doesn't sound pleasant; a horror concept based on the idea that you must forgo a mundane yet vital activity like sleeping in order to keep yourself ....
I'm not a huge fan of remakes, especially horror ones, and having seen the 1950s classic, the not so classic 2007 remake, and homage laden The Faculty, I guess I figured my life didn't need another Body Snatchers incarnation.
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