Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Tom Tyron, Gloria Talbott, Ken Lynch, John Eldredge, Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, King Donovan, Carolyn Jones?
- Time: 7:00 PM
- Date: Friday, October 27, 2006
- Place: HBLL Auditorium, 1st Floor; Admission is free; arrive early for seats.
About the Event
The grand-daddy of 1950s horror “shockers,” this tale of seed pods invading the rural California town of Santa Mira and replicating its unsuspecting inhabitants as they sleep has inspired two remakes, and has forever been the reference point of conformists who are referred to as “pod people.” Physician Miles Bennell receives complaints from patients that family members aren’t “themselves” lately as the race to stay awake begins for the doctor and his girlfriend (Wynter). Carmen Dragon’s jolting music score propels the action in a film that was read by some critics at the time as a commentary on McCarthyism and conformity. Director Sam Peckinpah has a bit part as a meter reader! Allied Artists. 1956. 80 mins. Director: Don Siegel.
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