Body Snatchers (1993)

R  |   |  Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller  |  28 January 1994 (USA)
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A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.



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Family moves to military base for the summer, but the soldiers are behaving even more strangely than usual. Is it a toxic spill as suggested or is it something more sinister? Written by Andrew Welsh <>

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Imagine... you're gone and someone else is living inside your body. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

28 January 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Body Snatchers - Angriff der Körperfresser  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)


$428,868 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The novel Marti's reading in the car at the beginning is "The Cement Garden" by Ian McEwan. See more »


In the opening sequences, Marti is sitting on the right side of the car looking out the window. When it cuts to show her viewpoint of the moon and passing trees, the perspective is as if she were on the left side of the car. See more »


Major Collins: We'll give 'em hell, Malone! We'll show 'em what the human race is really made of!
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Referenced in A Short Film About the Long Career of Abel Ferrara (2004) See more »


Written by Sim Cain, Chris Haskett, Henry Rollins and Andrew Weiss - The Rollins Band
Performed by Rollins Band (as The Rollins Band)
Courtesy of The Imago Recording Company
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"Only the race counts - not the individual".
3 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Okay, the 1956 original paved the way and has to get the credit for that, but from an objective point-of-view, both the 1978 and this 1993 remake are better, scarier, more developed. In comparison to the second version, this one has a nowhere nearly as brilliant, rather disappointing ending, but the pacing is must faster. Abel Ferrara keeps the movie running for only a tight 85 minutes, and pushes all the right buttons along the way; the horror ranges from the gory (the melting heads) to the supremely subtle (the scene in the classroom, where all the kids draw the exact same picture, except for one, who naturally realizes that something is wrong - the teacher seems to want to punish him for being different). This is a spine-chilling, absolutely terrific little picture - but even if it wasn't, it would still be worth seeing just for Meg Tilly's exceptional performance - her "where are you gonna go?" monologue is as scary as anything in say, "Psycho" or "Rosemary's Baby". (***1/2)

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