The Body Snatchers (1993)

Body Snatchers, The (1993, USA) C-87m. SCOPE ** D: Abel Ferrara. Starring Terry Kinney, Meg Tilly, Gabrielle Anwar, Reilly Murphy, Billy Wirth. Second(-rate) remake of the classic INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956) is set on a military base, where teenager Anwar soon learns that soldiers are taken over by alien life forms. B-script (coauthored by Stuart Gordon) fails to involve, but film is slickly photographed and boasts some chillingly effective scenes. Larry Cohen is credited with the screen story.


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