Pea Pod People

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Couch-sized pea pods, drifting in space for eons, land on Earth, sprout, and turn regular people into Pea Pod People. For all intents, the PPPs look and sound just like regular folk, except they have about as much emotional range as wallpaper.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Once you fall asleep next to a pod, icky tendrils come out and suck all your Earth chi into the vines. Your body dies like an October pumpkin left on the porch until December, and you’re re-cast as One Of Them.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

By the time an excitable psychiatrist finds out, almost everyone is a vegetable version of their former self. His screams go unheeded.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) is listed in the Library of Congress’ Top 10 Films of all time (it’s number nine, just ahead of I Eat Your Skin/1964. Oops – sorry; my list, not theirs.) IotBS has also been called one of “America’s most heart-pounding films.” I’d have to concur, though Cyberella: Forbidden Passions (1996) achieves similar results.

One Response to “Pea Pod People”

  1. This was one of the all-time great paranoia flicks.

    And it has the all-time best unintentionally funny lines:
    “I never knew fear until I kissed Becky.”

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