|release date||February 5 1956|
|starring||Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisDr Miles Bennel returns his small town practice to find several of his patients suffering the paranoid delusion that their friends or relatives are impostors. He is initially sceptical, especially when the alleged dopplegangers are able to answer detailed questions about their victim's life, but he is eventually persuaded that something odd has happened, and determines to find out what. This film can be seen as a paranoid 1950s warning against those Damn Commies, or conversely as a metaphor for the tyranny of McCarthy-ism (or the totalitarian system of Your Choice) and has a pro- and epilogue forced upon Siegel by the studio to "lighten the tone".
If there’s one thing that horror fans have learned in the last, oh, five years or so, it’s that the remake, for better or worse, is here to stay. One thing horror fans can generally agree on is that there’s a whole lot more “worse” than “better” getting made, unfortunately. Basically, this means that no one was much surprised when The Invasion hit theatres not long ago and garnered yet another sigh of discontent from the masses. Considering that it’s the fourth Body Snatchers film to appear, this is one remake that provokes the age-old question WHY? For the love of Donald Sutherland’s ‘70s afro, why? …Read More