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40 Days of Halloween Pt 01: The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Posted by invizweb on September 23, 2012

courtesy of WikiPedia

Director:  Phillip Kaufman

Starring:  Brooke Adams, Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy, Veronica Cartwright, and Jeff Goldblum

Writer:  W.D. Richter

Producer:  Robert H.  Solo

Distributors:  United Artists

Run Time:  1 hour 55 minutes (115 minutes)

Based on:  The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

The Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) was a dark film. And I am not just talking about the extremely dark lighting used for the set. In the film, the citizens of San Francisco are possibly being body snatched and replaced by aliens. Starring acclaimed actors Donald Sutherland, Leonard Nimoy, and Jeff Goldblum, this remake of the 1956 alien horror based on a 1955 novel, stands against the test of time with its piercing audio and some memorable special effects (especially a scene near the middle where our protagonists are trying to blend in). Although not my usual cup of tea, I enjoyed this classical experience.

***3/4.

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