Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Something evil has taken possession of the small town of Santa Mira, California. Hysterical people accuse their loved ones of being emotionless impostors, of not being themselves. At first, Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) tries to convince them they’re wrong…but they’re not. Plant-like extraterrestrials have invaded Earth, replicating the villagers in giant seed “pods” and taking possession of their souls while they sleep. Soon the entire town is overwhelmed by the inhuman horror, but it won’t stop there. In a terrifying race for his life, Dr. Bennell escapes to warn the world of the deadly invasion of the pod people! Remade in both 1978 and 1997, this chilling combination of extraterrestrial terror and anti-conformity paranoia is considered one of the great cult classics of the genre.

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  1. The Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of my favorite movies. A series of movies from the same era were made about the creature.

    There have been many remakes from these older movies but to my knowledge there is no present to date remakes of The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

  2. The first movie is usually the best one. This is absolutely the first and best "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Fantastic movie 🎥🍿. Thank you YouTube for the great movies that you share for everyone to enjoy 🤗🐁

  3. When they first aired this film to limited audiences to gauge public reaction, the original ending of Kevin running through the night traffic, trying to warn people of the invasion, ignoring him, thinking him a crazy lunatic, the implication being no one did listen and the alien takeover horror would succeed, so freaked out test audiences, the studio had to rewrite the ending, adding in the hospital scene with the seed pod truck crashing and the police and FBI coming to the rescue to give the film a positive ending. Those wonderful, good-natured people back then just couldn't handle seeing such a horrific ending, unlike the tone-deaf insensitive society we have evolved into where death, unspeakable acts of pain and destruction leave us needing ever higher levels of violence to gain our attention. Thanks, Hollywood and the gaming industry, for putting us all on this merry-go-round from hell! It's why I still prefer anything made up to and including the big eighties. The 50s and 60s were the best. This movie was excellent!

  4. I saw this movie when it first came out (yes I am that old) and to this date it still the only movie that terrified me. For some reason I went back the next night to see it again–don't know why and I reacted as I did on the first viewing. The subsequent iterations did not affect me in the same way with one exception the Philip Kaufmann which wasn't a remake but a "sequel" in that it took up the narrative where the original ended–the truck headed to SF with the pods. Oh, yes this movie was released as a "B" movie, the second half of a double bill and I have no recollection of what the main feature was.

  5. As a young kid, we would drive down to LA (we lived 100 miles north) to visit my aunt and grandmother usually on a Sunday and she had lots of channels on the TV. My sister and I would go into my aunt’s bedroom and watch old B/W movies. I remember watching this on KCOP channel 13 Los Angles. Scared the hell out of me….good memories!

  6. I love how doctors prescribe pills to children without prescription or payment and the doctors seem to know their schedules by heart and can tell patients to come in the next day! 😂. Oh, and doctors make house calls at the drop of a hat. And how does a body just appear on a pool table? And then people come to the doctor's house, he calls another doctor to come over in the middle of the night, and then runs out to another house on a hunch that "something's wrong"? Then breaks in! 😂

  7. Friday night. 1956. The United Artists theater in Pomona Ca. Up in the passion pit balcony, nobody was making out when this movie took over, and nobody went home alone when it was over.

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