Nov. 4, 2022

Retro We Watch: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Retro We Watch: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 movie review from the Salty Nerds has them diving deep into this B-movie that became a sci-fi classic, which has been re-made and re-imagined multiple times!  

Based on the Collier's magazine serial by author Jack Finney, this movie is made by Dirty Harry director Don Siegel and stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter.  Made for an extremely low budget and shot on an accelerated schedule, this classic science fiction film shouldn't be as good as it is.  In fact, it's entire special effects budget was just $30,000.  

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is about spores from outer space that grow pods which replicate the bodies of people nearby.  Copying them while they sleep, the pods spawn perfect replicas that actually take over the original.  But there's a problem - the copies lack the emotion of their originals, and their hive-mind-like goal of replacing everyone on Earth makes them an immanent threat.  Can Dr. Miles Bennell warn the authorities before he gets replaced?  

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