A boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines.
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Fun, under-appreciated entry in Tobe Hooper's filmography. This remake of the strange 1953 classic retains much of that film's artificiality and has moments, as seen through a child's eyes, that are genuinely creepy. And get this cast: Laraine Newman, Karen Black (who stars alongside her son, Hunter Carson), Bud Cort & Louise Fletcher! Lifeforce appears on a tv at one point.