Playing as part of our series The Future is NOW: Film Noir Hybrids for the Nervous Generation. Hosted by noir expert Elliot Lavine.
35mm print! This rightfully revered science fiction thriller also doubles as a darkly fatalistic film noir parable in its depiction of the dehumanization of contemporary society. The pulpy narrative about seed pods from outer space with the ability to replicate and control every man, woman, and child on the planet still has the power to plunge us into the deepest pit of fear given its authentic adherence to B-movie aesthetics. Starring Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, King Donovan, and Carolyn Jones. Directed by Don Siegel.