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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Gabrielle Anwar
Terry Kinney
Billy Wirth
Meg Tilly
Directors
Abel Ferrara
Screenwriters
Stuart Gordon
Dennis Paoli
Nicholas St John
Jack Finney
Running Time
90 minutes

Body Snatchers
Classic tale of aliens that land on Earth with the ability to control their victims' bodies.


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Plot
With a slight variation on the usual story, an environmentalist is investigating toxic waste on an army base and it is left to his daughter to save the day from the evil aliens who victimise humans by ridding them of their 'essence' and taking over their bodies.


Verdict
Ferrera successfully breathes life into an old franchise, with only a slight small change in the narrative but making the aliens significantly more frightening. Anwar is equally intuitive and sassy enough to make her a likeable and believable heroine and although the effects aren't up to much, there are still plenty of scary moments.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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