Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957)

Introduction Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1959 American independent science-fiction horror film written, produced, directed, and edited by Ed Wood; starring Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson, and “Vampira” (Maila Nurmi); and narrated by Criswell. It was followed by a remake, Plan 9, in 2015. Outline Mourners are gathered around an old man… Read More

This Island Earth (1955)

Introduction This Island Earth is a 1955 American science fiction film from Universal-International, produced by William Alland, directed by Joseph M. Newman and Jack Arnold, that stars Jeff Morrow, Faith Domergue and Rex Reason. It is based on the eponymous 1952 novel by Raymond F. Jones, which was originally published in the magazine Thrilling Wonder… Read More

Invasion of the Pod People (2007)

Introduction Invasion of the Pod People (released in some countries as Invasion: The Beginning) is a 2007 science-fiction film produced by The Asylum. Like several other films by The Asylum, Invasion of the Pod People is a mockbuster whose release coincided with the premiere of The Invasion (2007), although the plot of Pod People borrowed… Read More

The Faculty (1998)

Introduction The Faculty is a 1998 American science fiction teen horror film written by Kevin Williamson, directed by Robert Rodriguez, and starring Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Robert Patrick, Bebe Neuwirth, Piper Laurie, Famke Janssen, Usher Raymond, Salma Hayek, and Jon Stewart. The Body Snatchers TV series and… Read More

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Introduction Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 American science fiction horror film produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel, that stars Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter. The black-and-white film, shot in Superscope, was partially done in a film noir style. Daniel Mainwaring adapted the screenplay from Jack Finney’s 1955 science fiction novel… Read More

The Body Snatchers TV & Film Collection

Introduction The following is a collection of TV series and films based (directly, indirectly, and/or loosely) on the 1955 book, The Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney. Background Pod People (also known as Body Snatchers) is the colloquial term for a species of plantlike aliens featured in the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney,… Read More