Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
Filmed in 19 days. The cast and crew worked six days a week with Sundays off. The production went over schedule by three days because of night-for-night shoots that director Don Siegel wanted.
Dr. Miles J. Bennell:
Well, it started, for me it started last Thursday, in response to an urgent message from my nurse I'd hurried home from a medical convention I'd been attending. At first glance, everything looked the same, it wasn't, something evil had taken ...
Near the end of the movie, a character falls asleep for an instant and wakes up as a "pod person." This contradicts the entire premise of the rest of the movie, in which humans are physically being replaced by "pod person" duplicates.