Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
7:30pm

Classic Sci-Fi Originals Double Feature!
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS / THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD
Introduction by author Sloan De Forest, who will sign her book, Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Sci-fi: 50 Movies That Are Out of This World, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
1956, Paramount, 80 min, USA, Dir: Don Siegel

Director Don Siegel (DIRTY HARRY) and screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring adapted Jack Finney’s novel into a brilliant, utterly compelling sci-fi story of a Southern California small town overtaken by alien seedpods, which mutate into emotionless doppelgangers of the human inhabitants. Still one of the most frightening movies ever made and a paranoiac’s delight, the picture has been credited as a metaphor for the Red Scare. Kevin McCarthy is excellent as the returning-from-a-trip doctor who gradually realizes the insidious changes going on right under his nose. The exceptional supporting cast includes Dana Wynter, Carolyn Jones (Morticia of TV’s "The Addams Family"), King Donovan, Larry Gates and a cameo by a young Sam Peckinpah (!).


35 mm!

THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD
1951, Warner Bros., 87 min, USA, Dir: Christian Nyby

Produced by the great Howard Hawks, this is the first alien-invasion film and arguably the first modern horror film - a prototype for everything that would follow, from ALIEN to FRIDAY THE 13th to HALLOWEEN. A fast-moving freight train of a movie, filled with Hawks’ trademark snappy, overlapping dialogue and some of the scariest moments ever on film, it's the STAGECOACH of horror films. It also demonstrates the dangers of electric blankets. With Kenneth Tobey, Margaret Sheridan and "Gunsmoke's" James Arness as the Thing.


Screening formats: DCP (INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS), 35mm (THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD)
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Aug 12, 2018 • 7:30pm