The Invasion (2007) – Oliver Hirschbiegel

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles brings me the latest update of the classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers tale, and after years of hearing terrible things about it, I think my expectations going into it were low enough that I was actually fairly entertained by it. Except for the need for a happy Hollywood ending… I…

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) – Philip Kaufman

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book has brought me lots of enjoyment to date, and I got very excited when it was time to revisit the series of films based on the novel by Jack Finney. I’d previously reviewed the original film here┬ábut was looking forward to re-watching this version, I’d only seen it a few…

Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

  Leonard Nimoy has boldly gone. I only had the pleasure of meeting the man once, shaking his hand briefly at a photo op that left me look rather bewildered and goofy, but is still a treasured moment. He was kind, patient, and jovial with each of his fans that day, and despite the fact…

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

  “You’re next! You’re NEXT!!” That immortal line screamed by Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) as he runs through traffic is still chilling 56 years on. The 101 Sci-Fi movies brought me to the utlimate tale of conformity versus indiviualism today with the 1956 classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Directed by Don Siegel, who…

The Howling (1981)

Joe Dante appears on the 101 Horror Movies, not with Gremlins, not with Piranha, but with his werewolf tale, The Howling. This is just a fun film, as most of Dante’s films tend to be. It’s also filled with inside jokes and cameos. If you watch the background, and book titles, and pictures on the…