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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (PG)

Horror, Sci-Fi

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

The critical consensus

It’s a Cold War allegory, sure; but Siegel was always too canny to reveal whether the pod people were meant to be Commies – or Commie-hunters.

*****Philip Kemp, Total Film, 27/10/2014

One of the best, and the one that kicked off the craze.

****(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 30/10/2014

Halloween sees the obligatory re-release of many classic horrors, but none are more deserving than this nightmarish red-scare allegory.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 30/10/2014

Watch it in the cinema and you’ll find yourself gazing warily at everyone else in your row.

*****Jonathan Romney, The Observer, 02/11/2014

Features about Invasion of the Body Snatchers (PG)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Don Siegel's fatalistic masterpiece

John Patterson, The Guardian, 25/10/2014

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday October 31, 2014, until Sunday November 2, 2014. More info:

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