Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

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From deep space... the seed is planted... terror grows.

Aliens are cloning humans in this remake of the 1956 sci-horror, based on Jack Finney's novel. Donald Sutherland and Jeff Goldblum star.

Matthew Bennell (Sutherland) assumes that when a friend (Brooke Adams, The Dead Zone) complains of her husband's strange mood, it's a marital issue. However, he begins to worry as more people report similar observations. His concern is confirmed when writer Jack Bellicec (Goldblum) and his wife (Veronica Cartwright, Alien) discover a mutated corpse. Besieged by an invisible enemy, Bennell must work quickly before the city is consumed.

Directed by

  • Philip Kaufman('The Right Stuff', 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being', 'The White Dawn')

Written by

  • W.D. Richter
  • (based on the novel 'The Body Snatchers' by Jack Finney)

Horror, Science Fiction

116mins

Rating: M Violence

USA

BBC

press

[Kaufman] weaves an increasingly sinister cityscape through prowling camerawork and a highly effective stereo score.

Empire (UK)

press

For once, a great remake, smartly executed. Great performances and a killing ending that will stay with you forever can't hurt, either.

New York Times

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There's a little something extra in virtually every frame of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Philip Kaufman's dazzling remake of one of the cleverest of horror classics.

TimeOut (Sydney)

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Kaufman here turns in his most Movie Brattish film, but soft-pedals on both his special effects and knowing in-jokiness in a way that puts De Palma to shame.

Variety (USA)

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers validates the entire concept of remakes.