Sunday, June 16, 2019

Episode 87: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Break out the coffee and grab those energy drinks because we've got to stay awake to watch Philip Kaufman's unnerving 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. We discuss how the pod people serve as an adaptable metaphor for different social fears, soak in the atmosphere of paranoia created by Kaufman and his collaborators, and freak out over some inappropriate banjo music. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and one fancy cutting board countertop.

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