Watched Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) from letterboxd.com
The first remake of the paranoid infiltration classic moves the setting for the invasion, from a small town to the city of San Francisco and starts as Matthew Bennell notices that several of his friends are complaining that their close relatives are in some way different. When questioned later they themselves seem changed, as they deny everything or make lame excuses. As the invaders increase in number they become more open and Bennell, who has by now witnessed an attempted "replacement", realises that he and his friends must escape or suffer the same fate. But who can he trust to help him and who has already been snatched?

You’ve got to love how this builds. It keeps a lot of its shocks back for the final third and it’s way more effective. The visual effects are, frankly, excellent.

Sidenote: Amazon Prime was telling me this was a PG! It surely is not.

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