Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

What’s scarier, the perm or the scream?

Donald Sutherland rocks some dreadful crimped locks in this otherwise brilliant, paranoia-tinged late ’70s sci-fi thriller.

A remake of the durable ’50s classic, it ups the creep factor, with a first-rate cast (Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, Leonard freakin’ Nimoy) battling killer seed pods from outer space.

If the emotion-sucking invaders get their tendrils on you, poof goes the personality as you emerge transformed into a mindless carbon copy of what once was.

And that Sutherland scream of the damned which caps everything?

Still brings down the house after all these years.

 

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