One of those rare occasions when both the original and the remake both kick ass, let’s talk Invasion of the Body Snatchers, in which our hero Kevin McCarthy gives one of the most famous scenes in classic sci-fi–standing in the street and yelling at the drivers that it’s too late, they’re already here, and they’re next. Genius. These days, drivers would just assume you were trying to raise money for something. So they would equally ignore poor Kevin.
And now, it’s time for the 1978 remake trailer:
One of the best sci-fi endings ever. In fact, next time somebody’s late to a meeting where the people get the reference, tell everyone “When so-and-so arrives, everyone do the end of the 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers–and just like, that people will. It’s so satisfying.
And…was that the screenwriter who went on to direct Buckaroo Banzai? Why, yes it was.
And while we’re talking the holiday, we must point you to MAKE Blog’s Halloween section as you’re preparing for pumpkinization and costuming and such.
And last but not least, here’s a blast from the past: makeup god Tom Savini on a Nickelodeon kids show from 1982: Update: That vid is, sadly, no more.