Horrifyingly Good - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Continuing my rundown of some of my favourite horror movies, it's time to take a look at the 1978 classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.


  1. The Critical Drinker

    The Critical Drinker

    4 mesi fa

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    • Mike Emmons

      Mike Emmons

      Mese fa

      The 70's were still the cold war, and as we are now entirely too aware; San Francisco is full of communists.

    • Jack Strawb

      Jack Strawb

      Mese fa

      @The Critical Drinker What kind of asshole spoils a film in its thumbnail?

    • bingbonga binga

      bingbonga binga

      3 mesi fa

      The Father Thing.

    • ColonelRoge


      4 mesi fa

      Any chance of a review of 'Close encounters of the third kind'?

    • lordtartarsauce b

      lordtartarsauce b

      4 mesi fa

      @Stephen McGreevy haha nice

  2. David Thomas

    David Thomas

    Giorno fa

    I watched this film when I was far too young. It made me feel ill and I couldn't sleep that night

  3. 0nly This

    0nly This

    2 giorni fa

    "Evil" is a human determination - no God necessary to do it for us. It is humans, after all, who have determined that God is "Good" - why not "Evil" as well.

  4. jeff mitchell

    jeff mitchell

    4 giorni fa

    My mom took me to see this when I was 9. Man, that ending scared the hell outta me!

  5. Simon Matthews

    Simon Matthews

    4 giorni fa

    The writer must have been on plenty of LSD as the screen play is so fudged up 🙄

  6. DillonM13


    5 giorni fa

    This and “the children of the damned” are 100% my favourite old school horror movies.

  7. Cusi


    6 giorni fa

    I am amazed that this movie has not been remade in this century yet. Or has it?

  8. Tekhartha Zenyatta

    Tekhartha Zenyatta

    8 giorni fa

    It was a brilliant decision to set this film in 1970s San Francisco, the epicenter of new age spiritual kooks and charlatan self-help authors. I don't care much for the place myself because of people like this, despite the city's beauty. However, the myriad of zany, pretentious personalities depicted accentuated the tragedy of lost humanity when everyone is homogenized into an emotionless hive. This sense of loss is critical to the effectiveness of a horror film like this. If you don't like the characters, or are uninterested in them, then the horror impact is pretty much nullified. IOTBS wildly succeeded in this aspect, particularly in the final scene that also added the despairing conclusion that human beings are done. Over for all time.

  9. Tekhartha Zenyatta

    Tekhartha Zenyatta

    8 giorni fa

    Small correction: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) is better than 100% of the garbage that passes for horror today.

  10. Rich Tygart

    Rich Tygart

    9 giorni fa

    The movie is a metaphor about how San Francisco became 100% socialist and gay. Just joking?

  11. Rich Tygart

    Rich Tygart

    9 giorni fa

    I do have to admit that I prefer the ending of the original black and white version because at least it was happy and let the stress out. The ending of the 70s version with Donald Sutherland screaming and pointing at that girl who starts to freak out was disturbing.

  12. Rich Tygart

    Rich Tygart

    9 giorni fa

    That little human faced dog thing scared the hell out of me as a kid

  13. Rich Tygart

    Rich Tygart

    9 giorni fa

    I saw that movie on HBO when I was a little kid about 6 years old. My dad was at work and my sister was out playing while my mom was doing something else in the other side of the house. I knew I wasn't allowed to watch things like that but I wanted to see it. Bad idea! It scared the s*** out of me. Afterwards, my mom wondered why I never left her side for the rest of the afternoon. 😂

  14. Mark Harrison

    Mark Harrison

    10 giorni fa

    How do you feel about films being edited these days. I can remember the original films when they came out , and find the editing confusing to those, who haven't seen the original.

  15. Kerry Woolley

    Kerry Woolley

    10 giorni fa

    Communitarianism in action .

  16. Mehitable Storm

    Mehitable Storm

    10 giorni fa

    I have to ask - WHERE are the flame throwers?

  17. Darth Soldier

    Darth Soldier

    11 giorni fa

    They made a complete rip off of this with the movie Assimilate

  18. Ratpack Rebel

    Ratpack Rebel

    11 giorni fa

    The one that had this same effect on me as a kid is "Prince of Darkness". Freedom is just outside the window on a warm spring day, but inside..... Would love to hear your take on it my friend! Great job as always!

  19. Jungle Moose

    Jungle Moose

    12 giorni fa

    One of the greatest endings in cinema history.

  20. Arcade Music Tribute

    Arcade Music Tribute

    14 giorni fa

    This movie is brilliant. Rewatched 2 times in the last few years. Loved every second of it back then and I still do!

  21. Vandole


    14 giorni fa

    Resident Evil 4

  22. Spooky


    15 giorni fa

    I’d love your take on the newer versions of this film. I know you will agree with me that there is no comparison

  23. Drakan


    16 giorni fa

    Such a good movie, still creeps me out after all these years.

  24. Peter Echimi

    Peter Echimi

    16 giorni fa

    I can’t watch it_ I’m still scared from when I first ran out But I like listening to the drinker but not that much ...

  25. Lea Green

    Lea Green

    17 giorni fa

    This movie horrified me as a child. It was right up there with Christopher Lee’s Dracula for me. I slept totally under the covers breathing hot air for the next year. Still, this premise freaks me out to this day and watching this movie brings back all those fears...

  26. Omicron9999


    19 giorni fa

    And then 2020 happened, and the film became reality.



    19 giorni fa

    Not movie... prophecy. Speaking of The Prophecy, I remember really enjoying that 70s eco horror flick. If you can find it, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

  28. atomicamelancolica


    19 giorni fa

    Just like REAL LIFE IN 2020/2021 ...

  29. Quinn Rockatansky

    Quinn Rockatansky

    19 giorni fa

    If someone told me that SJWs are alien body-double replacements I'd be inclined to believe them.

  30. Melangell ATC

    Melangell ATC

    21 giorno fa

    Kinda like Trumpers........

  31. Melangell ATC

    Melangell ATC

    21 giorno fa

    I HATE a shrieking noise!

  32. Melangell ATC

    Melangell ATC

    21 giorno fa

    Ahhh, fuck off! Drinking rum! Me too...

  33. dr.rockzo


    23 giorni fa

    The 80s Blob got me...still makes my heart race when I have to clear a clogged drain.

  34. adam clark

    adam clark

    23 giorni fa

    Drinker. Every film i see u have recommended have been some of my favourite films. Great taste 😉

  35. Eric Beaton

    Eric Beaton

    28 giorni fa

    SciFi, What? I thought it was a documentary about Edinburgh!

  36. chris882211


    Mese fa

    I remember seeing this in the movies. How awesome to have the starf of the original movie banging on the cars yelling "They are here,coming for you!" Plus the ending that was much different then the original

  37. Kevin O'Brien

    Kevin O'Brien

    Mese fa

    Bring on The Donner Cut of Superman II.

  38. Douglas Williamson

    Douglas Williamson

    Mese fa

    Ahh, drinker..I hate horror, but we clearly drink the same rum😇

  39. rrtaylornz


    Mese fa

    Holy shit, Watership Down ! I saw that in 1978, a double feature with the animated Lord of the Rings. Watership Down was disturbingly violent and terrifying, a hell of a lot scarier than anything in Lord of the Rings - the Ringwraiths were pretty tame compared to rabbits ripping each other apart.

  40. Zaphod T

    Zaphod T

    Mese fa

    any parallels with this covid ? hmmmm?

  41. Steve Watson

    Steve Watson

    Mese fa

    The new watership down proves how shit society has become.

  42. Bryan Pedersen

    Bryan Pedersen

    Mese fa

    Imagine a sequel to this movie where survivors have a radio wave or something that brings back the old personality of the person before the pod, and with it the urge to struggle against the clones' system so they can regain their old identity. A movie that totally switches the dynamic from the first, where now it's the pod people on the run from their old allies who are now suddenly turning against them

  43. Floris de Vries

    Floris de Vries

    Mese fa

    Great recommendation and an absolute classic, but you should never spoil ending scenes!

  44. Joe McCann

    Joe McCann

    Mese fa

    This guy must watch razor fist

  45. step chicken

    step chicken

    Mese fa

    They step into the road; almost climb over parked cars; flatten against walls; and jump into front gardens, because I'm not wearing a mask. Their eyes peer over the edge of the light blue fabric with a look as if they're about to roar and point at me.

  46. Third Stooge

    Third Stooge

    Mese fa

    I would say this happened at CNN, but they were all assholes from birth.

  47. Don Meyer

    Don Meyer

    Mese fa

    This movie reflects the way society has changed over the last 10 years in the US. If you dont blend in with the move into Woke Socialism you run the risk of the Pod People pointing at you and shrieking hysterically at you. Its like that scene where school buses were delivering children to facilitieees so they could sleep and be turned into Pod Children - its just like public schools and universities today. Media commentators and reporters are openly talking about sending children of conservatives to re-education camps and deprogramming anyone who isnt an ultra woke socialist "progressive".

  48. TheKillakan87


    Mese fa

    All that movie was missing is Kurt Russell and his beard!

  49. New2Kendo


    Mese fa

    Sounds like Incas*n of the Body Snatchers mimics Progressive Politics

  50. Hissing Sid

    Hissing Sid

    Mese fa

    Don`t watch this if you don`t want spoilers.

  51. Hissing Sid

    Hissing Sid

    Mese fa

    I sneaked in to this film at the age of 13 or 14 and its given me the willies ever since, especially the disturbing last scene. One of the most under rated horror films ever.

  52. The Gunslinger

    The Gunslinger

    Mese fa

    Loved this film, had the same vibe of The Thing and They Live about it before they were even out and was genuinely freaky when I seen it as a kid never mind an adult.....and that ending 🤯

  53. Arthur Dent

    Arthur Dent

    Mese fa

    I found this to be THE scariest movie when I was growing up. I couldn't stop thinking about the hopelessness and inevitability of it all. Then the last year happened...

  54. Charles Faure

    Charles Faure

    Mese fa

    Lovecraftian cosmic horror. No happy endings here, mates.

  55. Rc enthusiast.

    Rc enthusiast.

    Mese fa

    I was born in 1976 🤣👍. This movie is gold. Hehe

  56. Donald Mousseau

    Donald Mousseau

    Mese fa

    Maybe this is what's happening in America right now... These snatched people remind me of Liberals...

    • Hissing Sid

      Hissing Sid

      Mese fa

      Nowhere NEAR as bad as libtards 😂🤣😂

  57. Cecília Nagy

    Cecília Nagy

    Mese fa

    "Poor Veronica Cartwright, that girl just cannot catch a fucking break" Watched Alien yesterday and that was exactly what I was thinking. :)

  58. R8Dest


    Mese fa

    So, what im hearing you say is: covid causes communism. huh... that might be plausible actually.

  59. thej762000


    Mese fa

    Visited San Francisco a couple of years ago.. there's enough homeless, drug use, and schizophrenia on the average street corner to make Body Snatchers look like a documentary.

  60. rsw


    Mese fa

    The ending of this film still makes sad. Never got over it

  61. Deborah Black Video Editing

    Deborah Black Video Editing

    Mese fa

    I watched this film when I was around 8 years old and it scared the heck out of me. I watched it again in my late teens and then again as a much older adult. For me, it's really stood the test of time. So scary, so disturbing. The final scene with Sutherland and Cartwright still freaks me out to this day!

  62. Paul Connett

    Paul Connett

    Mese fa

    I remember watching this as a child, yes scared the fxck out of me. I was nervous around green house's for a year or so?

  63. NevardArt


    Mese fa

    BLOODY AMEN TO THAT. up there with stepford wives

  64. purelelez


    Mese fa

    It's almost prophetic, they even got the screaming right : RREEEEEEE

  65. Heidi Melcarek

    Heidi Melcarek

    Mese fa

    Hey, it's kinda like all the people forcing each other to wear masks! Ugh. Or...refusing to criticize is wrong w our species

  66. mirage548


    Mese fa

    when i always search for Invasion of the Body Snatchers, i always find the hentai, dmn....

  67. 1 Bad Jesus

    1 Bad Jesus

    Mese fa

    0:52 HELP ANYONE Know Film? 'Blood in Water'.. unique image. Thanks in advance.

  68. Ashley


    Mese fa

    Im a huge horror fan and ive yet to watch this one. Idk why. Its like a mix of the thing and nightmare on elm street When i was like 5 or 6 i remember friday the 13th part 8 always being on tv and the opening scene with the couple on the boat, i always thought the speargun jason used on the dude was actually the dudes intestines. It scared the shit out of me as a kid but flash forward 20 years and i watch it again since back then and after that scene i was like "wtf it was just rubber hoses from the gun 😡"

  69. Doug Robinson

    Doug Robinson

    Mese fa

    I saw this gem in a movie theater when I was 16. Couldn't get a decent night's sleep for three days. Don't go to sleep, dontcha know....Anyway, this film is a great metaphor for the creeping woke culture that's invaded Hollywood. It really gets into your psyche in a way most films don't. Thanks for blowing the ending for people who haven't seen the movie, Mate! I need to find a good copy of this for my collection.

  70. YourPalAL


    Mese fa

    I saw Aliens when I was 5 years old. My father had fallen asleep with the TV on and I was watching from my door. It was terrifying and I had awesome nightmares for decades.

  71. Neil O'Keeffe

    Neil O'Keeffe

    Mese fa

    The conspiracy movies of late 70s were amazing. This and Coma are brilliant.

  72. Vinnie Provolone

    Vinnie Provolone

    Mese fa

    This classic is a lot like 2020. The world goes straight to hell and people are replaced with screaming rats.

  73. T8R


    Mese fa

    This totally reminds me of the left and their shame muzzles. You go out in public without a mask it isn't long before the comrades of the Left are wailing with ear piercing screeches and crooked pointing fingers all directed at you.Your different you don't jive with the hivemind so you are instantly ostracized dealt with accordingly and tossed into room 101 because these creatures got things to do, They all gotta be at their assigned positions for the mandatory 2-minutes of hate rally.

  74. shadowx2k2007


    2 mesi fa

    Fantastic film and still creepy today. Oh and you are 100% right about it being better than most "horror" films now.

  75. AJ Rabies

    AJ Rabies

    2 mesi fa

    I saw this in the theater when I was 10. Scared the hell out of me. After we got home from the movie I went to the bathroom... looking up at the ceiling fan I saw a long cobweb blowing... moving up & down from the vent cover... it looked just like the strands from the pods. Lets just say I made a quick getaway & avoided that bathroom for awhile... just to be safe.

  76. elmo omle

    elmo omle

    2 mesi fa

    Both the original '50s and the '70s version are awesome movies by any standards. To me, the 50's version is 'creepier'.

  77. Ian Thompson

    Ian Thompson

    2 mesi fa

    Watched this on a whim with my girl. IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!

  78. Raul Machuca

    Raul Machuca

    2 mesi fa

    I remember it scared me as shit as a child. specially the last scene when sutherland screams as one of them. perhaps it was the last movie that really frightened me.

  79. Goran Sekulic

    Goran Sekulic

    2 mesi fa

    wtf? 1:36? Are the Skaven invading?

  80. Trixster Million

    Trixster Million

    2 mesi fa

    02:21 I'm pretty sure that dude running down the street is Kevin McCarthy, start of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Actually, I'm sure of it (I cheated and went to IMDB).

  81. GenXDev


    2 mesi fa

    Poor old Lambert..

  82. Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt

    2 mesi fa

    This movie was good. I finally watched it this Halloween.

  83. youreallbrainwashed


    2 mesi fa

    Very good movie

  84. Niklas Molén

    Niklas Molén

    2 mesi fa

    Small particles such as spores and dust do not burn up in the atmosphere. They are too small to accelerate up at a sufficiently high speed. Small objects are affected by other types of physical mechanisms than large ones when they move through air.

  85. Op dawg

    Op dawg

    2 mesi fa

    I like how Sutherlands howl at the end is more baritone than high pitched. Gives it an even eerier quality.

  86. Love The Beast Within

    Love The Beast Within

    2 mesi fa

    Watership down movie was the best kids movie of its time,,,, no fucking snowflakes survived after watching that piece of art!!!

  87. Matthew G Valentine

    Matthew G Valentine

    2 mesi fa

    I've always loved this movie. Such an unsettling, chilling movie in a good way.

  88. john o'sullivan

    john o'sullivan

    2 mesi fa

    Capitol place Ocean Boulevard San Francisco. I've seen a couple of Aliens there myself as it goes.

  89. Joan Melnick

    Joan Melnick

    2 mesi fa

    Puts a new meaning to San Franshitsco eh.

  90. London Rhodes

    London Rhodes

    2 mesi fa

    Bless your heart Drinker for highlighting these classics

  91. Dave Dahl

    Dave Dahl

    2 mesi fa

    I love the cameo by Kevin McCarthy in this film he was the lead in the 1956 film. He was the guy that got killed by the mob.

  92. Steven Grice

    Steven Grice

    2 mesi fa

    I love invasion films and have seen this film a few times. But the depressive NO Hope of this film always make re watch hard. Great Film

  93. Jared Lucas

    Jared Lucas

    2 mesi fa

    The Drinker should recommend Rosemary’s Baby.

  94. Apache Helicopter

    Apache Helicopter

    2 mesi fa

    Watership Down was amazing

  95. Page Unknown

    Page Unknown

    2 mesi fa

    Abel Ferrara of Driller Killer fame did a good version called only 'BODY SNATCHERS' in the early ninties. I think some how it's on ITput. Also check out POSSESSOR by Brandon Cronenberg (David's son) for more Body Snatching fun of a different type.

  96. Double Wide Suprise

    Double Wide Suprise

    2 mesi fa

    You know what really scared me when I was young; Disaster movie, Chimpmunks scene.

  97. Gölök Z Buday

    Gölök Z Buday

    2 mesi fa

    It's good, but I prefer the original, 78 was the last good one as well. Bloody thing is around my age.

  98. Justin DeArmond

    Justin DeArmond

    2 mesi fa

    this movie has so much relevance now......

  99. Justin DeArmond

    Justin DeArmond

    2 mesi fa

    scariest movie of all time????....besides Jaws???(c'mon you never ever even once thought there was a shark swimming under you....even in a pool....yeah i thought so)....scariest film of all time is Poltergeist....the original. A man who has his family ripped away from him and does everything to get them back.....if you are a father, then you will understand. Scariest fucking movie ever. sends chills up my spine even to this day....freaky thing is, i have two blond haired (one blue eyed) daughters, just like in the movie. freaks me the fuck out. great goddamn movie...even if the child molester Spielberg was working on it...kinda makes it even more fucked up....That little girl died of sepsis due to anal trauma....she was passed around all the degenerate Hollywood types....raped her to death. Fuckin awful.

  100. Geronimo Williams

    Geronimo Williams

    2 mesi fa

    Congrats you just earned my subscription drinker!

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