Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956

Marissa Capito

Engineer Assistant I, Mendenhall Wastewater Treatment Plant


Dr. John Hartley

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)— Pair-a-Sights: Parasitic invaders & bacteriological pervaders! (part 1)

A bodysnatching double feature, featuring the original 1956 film and the 1978 remake. An in-depth look at parasites and the strange, wonderful, creepy ways they inhabit, take over, and control animals, plants, and even people.

Film Synopsis

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

In Santa Mira, California, Dr. Miles Bennell (Kevin McCarthy) is baffled when all his patients come to him with the same complaint: their loved ones seem to have been replaced by emotionless impostors. Despite others' dismissive denials, Dr. Bennell, his former girlfriend Becky (Dana Wynter), and his friend Jack (King Donovan) soon discover that the patients' suspicions are true: an alien species of human duplicates, grown from plant-like pods, is taking over the small town.