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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Philip Kaufman USA, 1978

Scottie Ferguson's rating of the film Die Körperfresser kommen

A lot of films from around this time try to capture the paranoia and cynicism of the post-Watergate 70s, but it took an update of a sci-fi McCarthyism parable to really pull it off. Both a product of its time and completely timeless in portraying the fear that those closest to us aren't who they say they are. And oh, don't fall asleep - those who dream are bound to get screwed. Absolutely brilliant.