Countdown to Halloween, Day 3: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

We came here from a dying world. We drift through the universe, from planet to planet, pushed on by the solar winds. We adapt and we survive. the function of life is survival.

Both the 1956 and 1978 versions of this movie are great, but I truly love the 1978 Invasion directed by Philip Kaufman. Generally, I have a soft spot for 1970s horror, as later entries in this list will reveal. Invasion features a very young and lanky Jeff Goldblum in an early role in his twitchy science fiction mode, but Donald Sutherland is of course the central attraction here. He is fantastic and the final scene is simply perfect. That face, that scream. I think of it often.

Earlier countdown entries:

  1. Night of the Living Dead, dir. George Romero (1968)
  2. Dawn of the Dead, dir. George Romero (1978)

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