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Body Snatchers (1993)

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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 »

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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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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 »


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Written, Produced and Performed by Paul Hipp
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8 February 2015 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Body Snatchers" (1993) is probably the best flick from these so called "Body Snatchers" movies. I saw 3 of them probably, but this one always was my favorite (the one with Donald Sutherland was also pretty good). It has good acting for this material, a very spooky mood, good direction and script. It's not particularly gory, but it has it's moments (make-up effects were very solid). The ending was very good and creepy - that last screaming sound was chilling.

Overall, although "Body Snatchers" isn't very original or highly entraining or even a great art, it does exactly what it promises - it's has some scares, some thrills and a great feel of uncertainty which is always was a driving force in this so called franchise. This is a very solid genre movie and if you like the genre and premise, you will definitely going to like this flick.

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