Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
Years after the film, Dana Wynter received a message on her answering machine at home. The message was from Kevin McCarthy and he said: " Hi Becky, this is Miles. Stay awake won't you!"
Miles, why don't you call Danny? Maybe he can help.
Dr. Miles J. Bennell: Danny? No. The way he was behaving last night... I'm afraid it's too late to call Danny too.
Becky Driscoll: Well, what are you going to do?
Dr. Miles J. Bennell: Get help. I hope whatever's taking place is confined to Santa Mira!
After Miles and Becky disable Jack, Dr. Kaufman and the police officer, Miles says, "Our only hope is to make it to the highway." This line has been dubbed in, and doesn't entirely don't match his lip movements.
THE END comes up on the final shot of the film of Miles looking relieved that Dr Hill has believed his story, and is calling the FBI about the alien invasion of Santa Mira.
Five cuts were made by the British censors on its initial release, mainly references to Burke and Hare, the original bodysnatchers. This cut print has been the only one available in the UK until 1998, when a complete widescreen version appeared on the budget video label 4-Front.