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Friday YouTube: The Ending of Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Happy Friday the 13th!

Rather than subject you to the twisted sense of movie making that is Friday the 13th, Part X: Jason in Space, here is the ending of Philip Kaufman’s much-better 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the 2nd adaptation of Jack Finney’s 1955 book.


The setup: Donald Sutherland’s character has learned to walk amongst the pod people simply by showing no emotion. At this point in the film, viewers are not sure whether he has been turned.

I kid you not…this will haunt you ’til the end of your days…

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3 Comments on Friday YouTube: The Ending of Invasion of the Body Snatchers

  1. Still gives me a chill.

  2. Matte Lozenge // June 13, 2008 at 9:36 pm //

    Yes, this is still the best of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers movies. I’m not sure if it transcends its time, but its primal fear of co-option and absorption into “the Borg” of conventionality is nerve-wracking.

    The 1956 version by comparison is as perfunctory as a newsreel. I know many disagree and think the 1956 version to be the undisputed classic version.

  3. joshua corning // June 15, 2008 at 10:34 pm //

    strangely i remembered this scene from when i watched it a kid….and it did haunt me…up until i just watched it here.

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