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In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other townspeople. With the aid of the school nurse the boy enlists the aid of the U.S. Marines. Written by
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Jimmy Hunt, who played young David MacLean in the original Invaders from Mars (1953) and the police chief in this remake, actually has more than almost a dozen lines, not just one as reported by a reviewer. When he and Officer Keeney go up the hill in search of Mr. Gardner, Hunt's line of "Gee, I haven't been up here since I was a kid" is a playful reference to the similar area of Martian activity that he witnessed as the boy in the 1953 movie. See more »
During the firefight with the Martian Leader, two Marines who get electrocuted start convulsing before the electricity even appears. See more »
Of course this movie is quite old and it lacks in visual and sound quality. But the most important thing is - it does not lack in atmosphere. This movie starts like some kind of utopic family life view and ends up being a deep nightmare in which all things that a child is afraid off come true - and even more. It all feels like a having a bad dream, so shocking so traumatic but yet it's somehow true and that's probably what makes this movie. Besides the music fits totally and underlines the atmosphere. It does not lack in story and you will get some "uh-huh" moments through the movie. But what was most terrifying and also so great about this movie is that they almost didn't use any kind of special effects. It's all real made plastic-rubber things that look so scary but not cheap - they look really realistic and detailed. I watched this movie because I remembered some things about that movie as I watched it as a 8-year old - and back in the times I almost crapped my pants. It was such a big thing to me, I think the first horror-like movie I ever watched that I still was able to remember some situations 15 years later. So I had to watch it - I did - I am amazed - and my friend who didn't watch it as a kid were amazed as well.
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