Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Director: Don Siegel
Year Released: 1956
Rating: 3.0

Red Scare-era depiction of the fear of 'soulless' 'non-humans' taking over the world - it's arguably more important in a historical sense and as Hollywood propaganda rather than straight-up science fiction, which, though effective (Don Siegel's direction is top notch as it successfully captures the claustrophobia of the situation) is hardly astounding. It's not the most logically sound, either (being a clone means having no emotion - yet the clones get awfully worked up when they spot non-clones), but logic is hardly the point: there were puppet-like Pinkos among us, and the pitchforks needed to puncture their mannequin bodies were in short supply. Quick! To the greenhouses!