When I was a kid we always looked forward to Friday nights especially if we happened to be going to a sleep over. On Friday night one of the local television stations (there were only 2 stations and those covered pretty much most of the south eastern portion of the state) had something they called Creature Features. This was a program where they would show classic science fiction and horror movies. Creature Features came on relatively late so that small children would be in bed and not subjected to nightmares after watching these films. One of the earliest movies I remember seeing on Creature Features was Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Not the remakes but the classic 1956 version starring Kevin McCarthy, Carolyn Jones, and Dana Wynter. For those of you who haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it although it may leave you mentally scarred.


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