Body Snatchers (1993) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

It’s time for a new episode of our video series The Black Sheep, and in this one we’re discussing the merits of the 1993 film Body Snatchers (watch it HERE). This is a movie that doesn’t get as much praise as its two predecessors with longer titles (the 1956 and 1978 versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers), but we think it’s worth checking out. To hear what we had to say about Body Snatchers, press play on the video embedded above.

Body Snatchers was directed by Abel Ferrara from a screenplay by Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli, and Nicholas St. John, based on a story crafted by Raymond Cistheri and Larry Cohen. Like all Body Snatchers projects, the film was inspired by the Jack Finney novel The Body Snatchers. Ferrara’s movie has the following synopsis:

When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean Platt, daughter of the base’s commander, General Platt. When people at the base begin acting strangely, Marti becomes convinced that they are slowly being replaced by plant-like aliens.

Gabrielle Anwar, Christine Elise, Meg Tilly, Terry Kinney, Billy Wirth, and R. Lee Ermey star.

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The Body Snatchers episode of The Black Sheep was Written, Narrated, and Edited by Lance Vlcek, Produced by Lance Vlcek and John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.