bodysnatchers 1956 review

Today in Movie History: February 5

Let’s cut to the chase: the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers opened today in 1956, bringing Cold War paranoia straight into small-town America. Its alien invaders — who duplicate our human forms while removing the pesky humanity from our souls — served as the inspiration for the zombie apocalypse genre to follow, and while it remains a product of the …

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Halloween Review: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Review by Rob Vaux Starring: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Bates, King Donovan and Carolyn Jones Directed by: Don Siegel Running time: 80 Minutes Year of release: 1956 My mother-in-law is a serious horror bug, and during a recent visit, she expressed shock that I didn’t count Invasion of the Body Snatchers among my collection. “Don’t you love it?” she asked, and …