Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Review

  Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 12.24.01 AM Not necessarily a horror film, but horrifying none the less. This 1950’s sci-fi thriller about emotionless creatures slowly replacing us without us noticing them feels like the best episode of The Twilight Zone that isn’t part of the series. Starting off with a presumed insane doctor telling the story of how human replicants sprouted from pods and invaded his hometown, Invasion of the Body Snatchers starts off like many of the films from this era, narration to make it feel like a noire, a cool and charismatic protagonist, and his hot lady friend to accompany him, but by the time this film ends it has already taken you through so many twists and moments of insanity that will surely make you feel petrified and paranoid. With great performances on everyone’s part, Invasion of the Body Snatchers starts off like many noire thrillers of the era, with an amazing leading protagonist, gently introducing the problem, and delves a bit into the investigation of this phenomenon, but as more and more people are replaced, the film has to focus more on the remaining few, which it does perfectly as we see our protagonist slowly descend into madness. In conclusion, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a horrifying sci-fi thriller that gets a 91 out of 100.

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