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One of the best political allegories of the 1950s, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is an efficient, chilling blend of sci-fi and horror. Read critic reviews

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In Santa Mira, California, Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) is baffled when all his patients come to him with the same complaint: their loved ones seem to have been replaced by emotionless impostors. Despite others' dismissive denials, Dr. Bennell, his former girlfriend Becky (Dana Wynter) and his friend Jack (King Donovan) soon discover that the patients' suspicions are true: an alien species of human duplicates, grown from plant-like pods, is taking over the small town.

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Kevin McCarthy
Dr. Miles J. Bennell
Dana Wynter
Becky Driscoll
Carolyn Jones
Theodora "Teddy" Belicec
Larry Gates
Dr. Dan "Danny" Kauffman
King Donovan
Jack Belicec
Jean Willes
Nurse Sally Withers
Ralph Dumke
Police Chief Nick Grivett
Tom Fadden
Uncle Ira Lentz
Kenneth Patterson
Stanley Driscoll
Carmen Dragon
Original Music
Ted Haworth
Production Design
Joseph Kish
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Critic Reviews for Invasion of the Body Snatchers

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  • Dec 19, 2015
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is one of the best allegory film to the Cold War. Alien pods began to replicate their host and take over a small Californian town, only few remain as themselves to stop the invasion. It's simply one of the best films of all times, the emotionless zombie like pod people were a perfect example of life under communism. The only problem was its melodramatic tone and some really silly actions by the characters. I enjoyed last struggle as Binnell attempted to warn others, but the linear ending was a bit of a disappointment.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2015
    It is hard not to think that when it came out this creepy pre-Twilight Zone sci-fi did a great disservice to a country already stirred by the collective paranoia of McCarthyism, but now it is no less than an essential classic that reflects very well the political turbulence of those days.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2013
    A man discovers that his town has been replaced by aliens. The description of this film on Flixster implies that one can read this film as a "cautionary fable about the blacklisting hysteria of the McCarthy era." If that is true, I would like to see that argument drawn out and supported because I've been thinking about that interpretation and I can't make it hold water. What I see is B-movie science fiction. Other positive reviews regale the film's "fear factor," but I've always been immune to this response, and so the film's cheap thrills and atmospheric suspense aren't compelling for me. I wasn't bored, but I wasn't moved or compelled either. Overall, there may be more to this than a better version of an Ed Wood picture, but I don't see it.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Mar 06, 2012
    A great sci-fi movie that is still pretty entertaining today, despite having its fair share of cheesiness.
    Joey S Super Reviewer

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