“When I saw the first version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Don Siegel, I was only a kid, but I knew it contained more truth than any movie I had ever seen before.”
Dean Koontz from his Introduction,
These Immigrants Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Green Cards!“

While the film is rightly credited with reflecting the anticommunist paranoia of the fifties, the novel’s mood is different. It is more a cerebral science-fictional mystery.”
Jon L. Breen from his essay, The Fiction of Jack Finney
“The gross-out level is one thing, but it is on that second level of horror that we often experience that low sense of anxiety which we call “the creeps.” Over the years, Invasion of the Body Snatchers has given a lot of people the creeps.”
Stephen King from his essay, Invasion of the Body Snatchers

“It’s a classic—it’ll be inscribed on my tombstone.”
Kevin McCarthy on the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers: A Tribute - edited by Kevin McCarthy & Ed Gorman
  • 1-933586-07-9
  • Features essays by Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Jon L. Breen, Tom Piccirilli & more, plus interviews with Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Philip Kaufman, Robert H. Solo, Abel Ferrara, Stuart Gordon and W. D. Richter. Completely revised from the original 1999 edition and includes many photos from the first two films.

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