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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Philip Kaufman USA, 1978

HKFanatic's rating of the film Die Körperfresser kommen

The first act is nearly flawless in its sense of encroaching doom, as panicked citizens flee for their lives in the periphery of shots. Director Philip Kaufman makes excellent use of his San Francisco setting and the post-Watergate era's general mistrust of the government. But in turning the Pod People into hordes of shrieking zombies, they somehow become far less scary than the quiet, civil invasion of the original.