History Film / InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers

29th Mar '18 8:31:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* StepfordSuburbia: What happens to society as the pod people take over. There's no fighting, fuss, crime, or problems... but there's no laughter, smiling, or human warmth, either. The pod people, once in control, are like zombies of the old-school Voodoo style: fleshy automatons that just robotically do their tasks without any individual thought or drives.


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* WorldOfSilence: What happens to society as the pod people take over. There's no fighting, fuss, crime, or problems... but there's no laughter, smiling, or human warmth, either. The pod people, once in control, are like zombies of the old-school Voodoo style: fleshy automatons that just robotically do their tasks without any individual thought or drives.
23rd Dec '17 1:35:26 AM markband
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** This is more explained in the novel than the movies. Maybe they didn't explain it in the movies because [[NothingIsScarier a lack of explanation seemed more terrifying]] although the explanation in the book is in some ways [[FridgeHorror even worse.]] In the book, it's explained that there is a constantly changing energy field that holds different types of matter together. As at the most basic level, all matter is the same and it's the arrangement of subatomic particles that creates different matter, this field is explained to be the blueprint and glue that holds an item together. It's further explained that this field in living things is transferable and is the easiest to transfer when a subject is asleep. So basically when the subject falls asleep, the pods copy the memories and minds of the person and take the subjects personal energy field that makes them a unique living creature and without that field holding the original together, they just become a disconnected mass of atoms and molecules. While this explanation may ruin the mystique of the duplication process is also makes it sound like the pods are [[YourSoulIsMine stealing your soul]] and placing it into an unfeeling shell.
20th Jul '17 11:23:18 AM LtFedora
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Warner Bros. is currently working on a [[http://deadline.com/2017/07/invasion-of-the-body-snatchers-remake-warner-bros-conjuring-screenwriter-1202118307/ fifth version]].
21st Nov '16 2:39:29 PM sickeningjar
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*** That's because they *are* regular school children. Listen carefully and you'll hear them complain about having to take a nap. They're unknowingly about to be converted into pods.
1st Nov '16 7:09:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Invasion'' (2007)

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* ''The Invasion'' ''Film/TheInvasion'' (2007)



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!!!2007 version

''The Invasion'' (2007), another GenderFlip version with Creator/NicoleKidman. Amongst many other changes, they dropped the idea of alien replacements entirely, going for a simple [[spoiler:and reversible]] version of TheVirus. It also worked in TheWarOnTerror and, with it, questions regarding TheEvilsOfFreeWill.

* CoveredInGunge: The 2007 version.
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Two of Oliver's friends]] in the 2007 version. [[spoiler:Both were infected by the virus.]]
* RemakeCameo: Veronica Cartwright, who was in the 1978 film, has a small role in the 2007 film.
* PuppeteerParasite: The Pod People in the 2007 version are changed to this, being microbial organisms rather than the duplicating plant-things of earlier films.
* StockFootage: The film opens with the new space shuttle ''Patriot'' burning up on reentry. What follows is news footage of the ''Columbia'' disaster.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: America has already built a new advanced space shuttle, something that can't be said for real world America.
* TheVirus: The 2007 version. It still causes a pod people [[TransformationTrauma transformation]] when the victim sleeps, though.
22nd May '16 2:12:28 PM Luigifan
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The 1956]] version, along with the [[spoiler: 1993 and 2007 ones]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The 1956]] version, along with the [[spoiler: 1993 [[spoiler:1993 and 2007 ones]]ones]].



* EvilTwin: Kinda. The pod people are exact physical and mental duplicates of the originals, but are coldly logical and driven to ensure their species survives by converted all of humanity.

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* EvilTwin: Kinda. The pod people are exact physical and mental duplicates of the originals, but are coldly logical and driven to ensure their species survives by converted converting all of humanity.



* StepfordSuburbia: What happens to society as the pod people take over. There's no fighting, fuss, crime or problems... but there's no laughter, smiling, or human warmth, either. The pod people, once in control, are like zombies of the old-school Voodoo style: fleshy automatons that just robotically do their tasks without any individual thought or drives.
* VampiricDraining: While not explicit, it is implied that in order to copy a living being, the Pods take something fundamental and necessary from the original as after duplication, the original disintegrates into dust.
* WeAreEverywhere: How the films work; because the pods show up all over, by the time anyone has figured out what's going on, there are pod people in all sorts of positions, from lowly street people to police officers, phone operators, doctors, psychiatrists, everywhere. And of course the pods in authority can get even ''more'' people converted before they realise what's happening, so their numbers just keep growing, and growing...

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* StepfordSuburbia: What happens to society as the pod people take over. There's no fighting, fuss, crime crime, or problems... but there's no laughter, smiling, or human warmth, either. The pod people, once in control, are like zombies of the old-school Voodoo style: fleshy automatons that just robotically do their tasks without any individual thought or drives.
* VampiricDraining: While not explicit, it is implied that in order to copy a living being, the Pods take something fundamental and necessary from the original original, as after duplication, the original disintegrates into dust.
* WeAreEverywhere: How the films work; because the pods show up all over, by the time anyone has figured out what's going on, there are pod people in all sorts of positions, from lowly street people to police officers, phone operators, doctors, psychiatrists, everywhere. And of course course, the pods in authority can get even ''more'' people converted before they realise what's happening, so their numbers just keep growing, and growing...
28th Jan '16 4:52:11 PM LtFedora
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* StockFootage: The film opens with the new space shuttle ''Patriot'' burning up on reentry. What follows is news footage of the ''Columbia'' disaster.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: America has already built a new advanced space shuttle, something that can't be said for real world America.
27th Jan '16 6:59:49 PM LtFedora
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One morning, you notice something odd about your spouse. You can't quite put your finger on it. They look the same, talk the same, even have the same birthmark on their left shoulder. But, something is wrong. Somehow, they are no longer your loved one. They're also going out a lot more, far more than you've known them to. You see them getting into strange cars, meeting random people, and trading odd packages between them, all without saying what they're doing or where they're going. Soon, everyone around you has changed. Whatever's happening is spreading, getting stronger by the minute. [[ParanoiaFuel And you're next.]]

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One morning, you notice something odd about your spouse. You can't quite put your finger on it. They look the same, talk the same, even have the same birthmark on their left shoulder. But, something is wrong. Somehow, they are no longer your loved one. There's a certain emptiness to them, void of feeling. They're also going out a lot more, far more than you've known them to. You see them getting into strange cars, meeting random people, and trading odd packages between them, all without saying what they're doing or where they're going. Soon, everyone around you has changed. Whatever's happening is spreading, getting stronger by the minute. [[ParanoiaFuel And you're next.]]
10th Jan '16 7:28:43 PM LtFedora
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One morning, you notice something odd about your spouse. You can't quite put your finger on it. They look the same, talk the same, even have the same birthmark on their left shoulder. But, something is wrong. Somehow, they are no longer your loved one. They're also going out a lot more, far more than you've known them to. You see them getting into strange cars, meeting random people, and trading odd packages between them, all without saying what they're doing or where they're going. Soon, everyone around you has changed. Whatever's happening is spreading, and spreading faster by the minute. [[ParanoiaFuel And you're next.]]

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One morning, you notice something odd about your spouse. You can't quite put your finger on it. They look the same, talk the same, even have the same birthmark on their left shoulder. But, something is wrong. Somehow, they are no longer your loved one. They're also going out a lot more, far more than you've known them to. You see them getting into strange cars, meeting random people, and trading odd packages between them, all without saying what they're doing or where they're going. Soon, everyone around you has changed. Whatever's happening is spreading, and spreading faster getting stronger by the minute. [[ParanoiaFuel And you're next.]]
9th Jan '16 2:00:06 PM LtFedora
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One morning, you notice something odd about your spouse. You can't quite put your finger on it. They look the same, talk the same, even have the same birthmark on their left shoulder. But, something is wrong. Somehow, they are no longer your loved one. They're also going out a lot more, far more than you've known them to. You see them getting into strange cars, meeting random people, and trading odd packages between them. Soon, everyone around you has changed. Whatever's happening is spreading, and spreading faster by the minute. [[ParanoiaFuel And you're next.]]

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One morning, you notice something odd about your spouse. You can't quite put your finger on it. They look the same, talk the same, even have the same birthmark on their left shoulder. But, something is wrong. Somehow, they are no longer your loved one. They're also going out a lot more, far more than you've known them to. You see them getting into strange cars, meeting random people, and trading odd packages between them.them, all without saying what they're doing or where they're going. Soon, everyone around you has changed. Whatever's happening is spreading, and spreading faster by the minute. [[ParanoiaFuel And you're next.]]
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