Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


''Body Snatchers'' remake

”Body Snatchers” remake — The film is more of a ”return of” than reiteration with a few new terrifying touches

Posted on

”Body Snatchers” remake

Just when you thought it was safe to doze off at the movies, those old zombies are back. This time, though, they’re different: Inspired by the 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Body Snatchers is less another remake than a ”return of.” You don’t quite glean that from the trailer (now showing on the E! channel’s Coming Attractions), but you do get some creepy new touches. There’s a little boy’s primal terror when he realizes his mother isn’t his mother. And there’s Mom herself — a spacey Meg Tilly — who makes the directive ”get in bed” seem not cozy but chilling. Reportedly, the film will include some flesh-crawling transformations, but they won’t unfold until Body Snatchers does — the week before Halloween.