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First Frightdays: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)
November 3, 2017 @ 9:45 pm
First Frightdays is a monthly horror showcase of the best new and old horror and suspense films on the first Friday of each month.
“There’s a little something extra in virtually every frame of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Philip Kaufman’s dazzling remake of one of the cleverest of horror classics.” – The New York Times
“Set at the intersection of post-Vietnam paranoia and the myopic introspection that became hippiedom’s most lasting cultural contribution, the Philip Kaufman-directed Invasion alternates social commentary with impeccably crafted scares.” – The A.V. Club
“Validates the entire concept of remakes.” – Variety
This remake of the classic horror film is set in San Francisco. Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) assumes that when a friend (Brooke Adams) complains of her husband’s strange mood, it’s a marital issue. However, he begins to worry as more people report similar observations. His concern is confirmed when writer Jack Bellicec (Jeff Goldblum) and his wife (Veronica Cartwright) discover a mutated corpse. Besieged by an invisible enemy, Bennell must work quickly before the city is consumed.
Dir. Philip Kaufman. 1978. 115 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.