Alien Invaders Part 3

Mike Matei / January 19th, 2009

Alien Invaders Part 3


  • April 10, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I only saw the 2007 Invasion remake and I’m pretty sure it wasn’t too bad. Maybe I’ll watch the other versions if I can just to make fair comparisons!

    I never saw both versions of The Blob, but I might someday though I will avoid the Son of Blob sequel!

  • BigSab

    April 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    The remake epidemic isn’t showing any signs of slowing. You just wait until these feminine hygyne products remake Gremlins and Ghostbusters for the next generation to come. It’s not going to happen soon, but I’d say in about 20 years we will start to see the classics generation x grew up with get remade.

  • bacondude1985

    April 17, 2010 at 4:47 am

    does anyone know where originally that music he always used in these comes from? The one that goes Buuuuummmm bumm buuuunmm da da daaahh

  • Rancid1404

    April 20, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Can you please do a review of Forbidden planet.
    I freaking love that movie man.
    Its my favorite movie from the 50’s!

    Dr. Edward Morbius: One cannot behold the face of the gorgon and live!

  • April 22, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Great as always!
    But how could you forget to mention, that Leonard Nimoy starred in the 1978 Body Snatchers?? 😉

  • Shikster

    April 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Great James! Hey the next time you do something like visit a famous place…..let me know! I might meet ya there!

  • May 6, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    haha, the Blob… thats some cool stuff 😀

  • IdealIdeas91

    May 10, 2010 at 1:41 am

    James! Why dont you do a movie review on the entire series of Dawn Of The dead???

  • Edward

    May 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    The remakes may draw attention to the originals, but if it is not said on the box or anywhere the Younger Generations care to look, then it isn’t always so. Should be put somewhere like in the “Extras”: “Original vs Remake” or “From Book to Movie to Remake to Side-Make vs Other-Makes and Refrences in Futurama” or some such. >.>

  • May 27, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Response to bacondude1985:

    The music is from “Plan 9 from Outer Space” (1959). I think that small parts of it is used in “Ed Wood” (1994) as well, but I don’t quite remember.

  • vinamon13

    June 8, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    in the goosebumps monster blood books, monster blood is a green toy goo with a spell on it that turns it into a blob-like green monster.

  • WatchmenFTW

    July 2, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Wow, the Blob is awesome. I think I prefer the Blob monster of the 80s film because it’s more scary, whereas the Blob of the 50s looks like starwberry jelly, but don’t get me wrong, I bet the 50s Blob is really good.

  • venom 51007

    August 5, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Man that movie should’ve gotten an award for most screaming.

  • PhantomSpaceman

    August 24, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    What kills me is that the remake that’s in the works for The Blob is being done by Rob Zombie, who wants to remove the “red blobby thing.” So just to clarify; Rob Zombie wants to remake The Blob…without the blob. What the f-u-c-k?

  • September 22, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    People refuse to watch black and white movies?
    im the only one i know who wanted to watch nosferatu pretty bad
    none of my frinds wanted to watch it cuz of b and w and no dialogue, just title cards, but the movie was pretty awesome they dont know what they missed Seriously!

  • TheInterworld

    October 14, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Pause at 9:39. I loled cause that kid falling, he has no fuggin’ legs. Lulz.

  • gattz

    November 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    No movie has ever scared me as much as Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Granted, I first saw it when I was about 5-6, but it absolutely TERRIFIED me.

  • mcnerven

    January 12, 2011 at 5:18 am

    James, its a wonderful balance you always strike. You’re able to be critical, yet positive and optimistic.

    I too argue that if you hate the remake, or the sequels, you can still watch the originals. In fact I say this about video games all the time. I may hate say newer anime-inspired Castlevania games, like Portrait of Ruin, but understand they’re catered to a newer audience. Just because they exist doesn’t mean I can’t go back and relive my childhood glory years of Castlevania 1-3 on the NES.

  • February 26, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    The original Blob it’s amazing , I never get to see the sequel jajaj thanks God..

  • July 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I actually got to see the original 1956 invasion of the body snatchers with my friend’s dan & ben mathis and his friend cody at the majestic theaters in emmitsburg PA yesterday. the drive from frederick MD to emmitsburg PA wasnt as long as a drive from going there as it is coming back.

    it was very fun to see an old film in a movie theater. the ONLY times I ever got to see an original film in theaters , was The Exorcist & Alien both in their directors cuts.

    now excuse me for being a bit off topic here , but there are some opinions I would like to share.

    I would LOVE to see james or anyone else at TGWTG cover more films like The Fly , Robocop , and the Alien & Predator series.

    a little fun off topic trivia james. on the tv show hollywood treasure on SyFy channel , a movie used prop of a full scale battle damamged t-800 endoskeleton used in the future war sequence , was sold for $180,000. the money went to help support stan winston’s school and it is hard for them after stan’s death. he will be missed.

    some other sci-fi films & tv shows I think could use a cinemassacre review or just any online critic reviews from TGWTG and beyond , would be Starship Troopers , Battlestar Galactica , Dark City , Virus , Viper , The Original X-Files Film , Pitch Black & The Chronicles of Riddick , and many more.

    I think the next comparrison I could recommend would be The Mummy films , and Dracula since Dracula has a long history of constantly remade films.

    and finally , some tv series I think either cinemassacre OR the people over at TGWTG could and should get mentiond for negative/positive reviews and examines , would be mighty max , street sharks , transformers beast wars , reboot , earthworm jim , double dragon , mortal kombat defenders of the realm & mortal kombat conquest , todd mcfarlane’s spawn , batman beyond , seaquest dsv , invader zim , and many others.

    I could go on all day for what I could talk about , but it would be pointless and I dont think anyone would remmeber them. but these are shows and films that I do remember and never forgot from the 90’s. and it is a shame that even street sharks doesnt get mentioned. yeah it’s like a poor man’s TMNT , but for what it was worth , it was fun for its time.

    it goes to show that even a fan of both websites of cinemassacre & TGWTG has an extensive memory of 90’s tv shows and movies. how many franchises and titles do I know? probably way too many to even count. I remember tv shows and movies far more than remembering family members other than my siblings and uncles. while I dont know an extent of the characters or details of those franchises , due to not seeing them for so long , I do remember a LOT of stuff I have seen and could just list titles by memory in an instant.

    uh , sorry for the message being long. just expressing a fun comment as all.

    always great as ever james. keep doing what you do best , and as the sarge in starshop troopers said ” never pass up on a good thing “.

    ” say K , when do I get my own flashy memory eraser thingy?”
    ” when you grow up.”
    “hmm. ok.”

  • Darthleather

    October 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I hate the tacked on ending scene of the Original Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It would have been a much stronger if they ended it with him in the street screaming “You’re next!”.

  • DonSkiver

    December 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I need to correct you on something at the end there, James. “Bottom line, remakes can be done well, *but they usually aren’t*, and it’s our mission to make sure the originals aren’t forgotten”. There. All better.

    In all seriousness though, most remakes are just capitalizing on nostalgia, or on the success of the original. Occasionally, you’ll have a remake that is in its own right excellent that pays homage to the original without trying to completely rip it off. I know I’m tempting James’ wrath here, but take Peter Jackson’s King Kong. That, my friends, is how you do a remake. It will never be as groundbreaking as the original, and Peter Jackson realizes this from the get go, and he doesn’t try to completely rip it off, pays homage and respect to the original, and ends up creating a damn fine piece of cinema. I know the original King Kong holds a special place in your heart, James, considering its one of your favorite films of ALL TIME, but the remake was awesome.

    • Favexus

      January 5, 2012 at 1:21 am

      @DonSkiver Actually, James has said before that he in fact, did like the King Kong remake. He briefly talks about it in the video of his movie collection.

  • FilmForce

    April 5, 2012 at 6:58 am

    It’s a shame the black and white/originals have become “outdated”.
    And guess what? I’m 12 years old, and I still prefer the 1933 version of King Kong, and the original War of the Worlds. People have stopped looking at production, special effects and acting, it’s all about CGI and explosions.

  • Wendell Parker

    June 16, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Can someone plz tell me wht movie was shown at the 13:53 with the 2 guys walking on the moon with the Earth shown in the background?

  • Iron65

    October 19, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Thank you very much for this little documentary! man I enjoyed so much war of the worlds from the 50’s! , I must watch the thing and of course al the others… You clearly said all that i think of.. Most people in my coyuntry mostly dislike almost all the remakes you mention (excepting the thing from john carpenter’s) … and they lost interest of the oiginals who started it al!! WHy not people make original stories? I mean, obviouslymost are based on books, but has some unique style that is a shame that people copy it! There is more creativity on the videogames nowadays more than a movie..

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