Saturday, January 22, 2011

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

There was a huge surge of science fiction movies during the Cold War, the aliens representing Communists. By now, most of them are really dated but some have still held up after all these years.

Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) is investigating cases of people suffering paranoid delusions of loved ones being impostors. As he looks deeper into these cases, he finds something that could be a reason for the delusions.

Oh geez, this scared the crap out of me. Like The Day the Earth Stood Still, another 1950's sci-fi movie that has stood the test of time, Invasion of the Body Snatchers speaks of the time of paranoia from the Red Scare. And again, it scared the crap out of me. Impressive for a 55-year-old film with an 80-minute running time.

My Rating: *****


  1. Love the destruction of the fourth wall for that ending!

  2. It is a testament to good film making that this flick still holds up after all these years. So many modern sci-fi films just do not deliver on the level that this film does.


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