Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers ★★★★

One of the eeriest opening scenes portending horror of any film. It's like you know something nightmarish is growing ... and then there are those flowers. This movie scared me when I was like 13 years old. It just builds and builds and builds. To the point where you don't want to watch, but have to.

"My wife sick. She wrong ... that not my wife."

The pointing o-mouth of Donald Sutherland is a vision that will never escape my memory. Brooke Adams plays the convincing girlfriend who is not sure what is wrong with her boyfriend. Jeff Goldblum in a pre-Fly, way pre-Jurassic Park role is also good.

It's very unsettling thinking about some people not being ... right. This movie plays on your fears of losing your identity, alien abduction, twisted transformation and more. Years later I watched the original movie this was based upon (which was based upon a novel by Jack Finney) but this one remains my favorite. This is a must-see horror film. Recommended.