Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Director: Don Siegel Run Time: 85 min. Format: 35mm Rating: NR Release Year: 1956

Starring:  Carolyn Jones,  Dana Wynter,  Larry Gates, Kevin McCarthy

A doctor fights against his town’s alien invasion in the 1956 science-fiction classic, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS.

The population of a small town is being taken over by emotionless alien doubles and Dr. Miles Bennell knows it. But these dopplegangers are sophisticated enough to answer all questions asked by the curious doctor. So he, along with Becky Driscoll, becomes determined to seek out the cause of this bizarre phenomenon even at the risk of seeming insane. As sci-fi does best, Invasion of the Body Snatchers comments on the era of its time by being a warning against communism or as a metaphor for totalitarian structures.

Part of Nitehawk’s A REASONABLE LENGTH August brunch series.