INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
Review: Miles Bennel is a doctor in California. He soon finds out that his community is being taken over by alien duplicates of people.
Director: Don Seigel
Actors: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter and Larry Gates
Genre: Classic, Sci-Fi and Horror
A Classic film! One film everyone should watch. Very enjoyable. When the film came out Allied Artists decided to make cuts to it. I am not sure of the reason behind it. This film is based on a novel by Jack Finney. The ending of the film is different to the book. It has been remade a few times. Once in 1978 by Philip Kaufman and then again in 1993 by Abel Ferrara. They only used $15,000 on special effects. The whole of the filming only took 23 days. This is on Barry Norman’s list of 100 Greatest Films of all time that he produced at the start of 2012 in the Radio Times. One film critic wrote “This tense, offbeat piece of science-fiction is occasionally difficult to follow due to the strangeness of its scientific premise. Action nevertheless is increasingly exciting”.