Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

A FILM BY: Philip Kaufman
WRITTEN BY: W.D. Richter, Jack Finney
STARRING: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum

A Part of Music Box of Horrors: Dawn of the Drive-In Presented by Shudder 

The ‘70s paranoid thriller gets a new, horrifying dimension in Phillip Kaufman’s Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, considered by many aficionados of sci-fi horror to be the finest of the four Body Snatchers films. Don Siegel’s 1956 original dealt with Cold War-era fears of Commnist invasion, but Kaufman’s sophisticated, well-crafted 1978 Body Snatchers is more concerned with government surveillance, environmental catastrophe, and the cultural shifts that saw hippies transform into yuppies. Disturbing special effects and steadily mounting tension add to the unsettling atmosphere, culminating in a final image you’ve probably seen before—even if you didn’t realize where it came from.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1978
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 115 mins
Format: Digital