The Invasion

SUB-GENRES: Horror / Thriller DIRECTED BY: Oliver Hirschbiegel WRITTEN BY: David Kajganich (screenplay); Based on a novel by Jack Finney RELEASE: 2007 PEW PEW: This is certainly the most consistently action-driven of the Body Snatchers adaptations. CAT FOOD: The Invasion marks a return to deeper social commentary. It drums up some fairly decent questions about…

Invasion of the Pod People

SUB-GENRES: Horror / Drama / Sexploitation / Mockbuster DIRECTED BY: Justin Jones WRITTEN BY: Leigh Scott (screenplay); Based on a novel by Jack Finney RELEASE: 2007 PEW PEW: Nope. CAT FOOD: People are frisky. Aliens are friskier. Jack Finney’s novel The Body Snatchers and its concept left an indelible mark on me and, as such,…

Body Snatchers

SUB-GENRES: Horror / Thriller DIRECTED BY: Abel Ferrara WRITTEN BY: Stuart Gordon & Dennis Paoli and Nicholas St. John (screenplay); Raymond Cistheri & Larry Cohen (story); Based on a novel by Jack Finney RELEASE: 1993 PEW PEW: Toward the end there is a great deal more action than normally occurs in a Body Snatchers film,…

Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978]

SUB-GENRES: Horror / Thriller / Drama DIRECTED BY: Philip Kaufman WRITTEN BY: W.D. Richter (screenplay); Based on a novel by Jack Finney RELEASE: 1978 PEW PEW: While not an action flick, this version of Finney’s Body Snatchers features pulse-pounding suspense and engaging mystery. It’s riveting even in its quietest moments. CAT FOOD: This film’s concept…

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

SUB-GENRES: Horror / Thriller DIRECTED BY: Don Siegel WRITTEN BY: Daniel Mainwaring (screenplay); Based on a novel by Jack Finney RELEASE: 1956 PEW PEW: Not an action flick, but it’s also far from a bore. The film does build into a frantic escape. CAT FOOD: The film is meant to reflect the fear of communist…