Monday, October 8, 2012

BODY SNATCHERS / Dorset Productions - 1993

It's another Monster Monday Halloween Countdown 2012 with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Our feature is the third not well known incarnation of Jack Finney's classic story, this time the Army gives the insidious old space pods a helping hand. An odd statistic on IMDb, if it's correct, sez that it cost $13,000,000 to produce, and, made only $428,868 in the US! Seriously, WTF!!

Eegah!! sent over a soundclip from the flick, sooooo, push the big red 'GO' button located next to the unhuman duplicator, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our nails on the chalkboard audio offering for... BODY SNATCHERS!

Like I mentioned, the flick takes place at a desolate, depressing Army base and there's a sinister stank in the air for the new family who just transferred there...

At school, the kids all like to paint the exact same mess, they even have the teacher's frosty blessing!

New kid little Andy Malone tells his mom all about the creepy weirdos at school and doesn't want to go back! Meg (PSYCHO II / ONE DARK NIGHT) Tilly plays mom.

Gabrielle Anwar plays mousey daughter, Marti. Here, she falls asleep in the tub as the pod's tentacles try to get all up inside her!

Her pod is above her, supported by eighth inch masonite with peep holes! Anyway, the thing crashes through the flimsy ceiling!

It falls into the tub with her, creating a moment of bizarro fright!

Then, mom turns on dad and screeches out at the top of her lungs, spilling the beans!

Resistance is basically futile!..

Marti, Andy and dad escape the insanity in a helicopter!

Later, Marti gets fully transformed nude before she's saved by her boyfriend, kind of a twist on the old established rules of pod tranformation!

Everyone assembles in the square to disperse the pods. When Tabonga was stationed in Deutschland in 1969, he drove a deuce and a half pod carrier just like that!

Well, anyway, the word finally gets out and the real Army steps in and blows the living Hell out of the pods and everything else!


MrJeffery said...

haven't seen this one yet! i'm a fan of the 50s & '78 versions.

Brian D. Horrorwitz said...

I always liked the look and fell of this version. It's not as creepy as the previous versions, but there's this whole fenced-in / paranoia thing goin'. Abel Ferrara is good at that kind of beneath-the-surface stuff.

Kev D. said...

Not quite as powerful as the two earlier incarnations, still MILES above that Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig adventure.

Good post.

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