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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) 
Creepy!
3/4 stars

I decided to watch this film because critics cannot help but label "The Invasion," starring Nicole Kidman, as an abomination. Well, I'm glad as saw this movie not because I thought it was better than "The Invasion," but the fact that it's a completely different interpretation of what was happening. This one is more focused on the paranoia than the disease itself, which I thought reflected the late 70's. Regardless of the dated feel, I felt like the actors delivered strong performances. The special effects are not bad at all and the story kept me interested. My only minor complaint is that it is almost two hours long. By the time the ending arrived, I was exhausted. They could've cut some of the exposition a bit, although I think that's one of the reasons why it's not your typical horror film. Usually, horror films go right for the kill. Still, this movie inspired me to rent the original. If one wishes to watch a picture with a big creepiness factor, this one is a winner.


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