Tuesday, March 28, 2006



One of the most unsettling films ever produced, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is set in picturesque San Francisco. It is one of those rare films that really has a perfect cast. Veronica Cartwright is so on target as the intellectual health nut, as are Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Jeff Goldblum. Frightening and subtle in its creepiness, the whole film from beginning to end has the feeling of paranoia. This first remake is far better than the original and stands up as the best thus far, even though Abel Ferrara's version is visually and aurally stunning. As a whole this film is far superior and very powerful. It is effective at instilling fear in the viewer, and posing the questions: What if the insane became the majority? What if you woke up one morning and it had all changed overnight?


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