Michael Sauter
July 30, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

”Body Snatchers” remake

Just when you thought it was safe to doze off at the movies, those old zombies are back. This time, though, they’re different: Inspired by the 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Body Snatchers is less another remake than a ”return of.” You don’t quite glean that from the trailer (now showing on the E! channel’s Coming Attractions), but you do get some creepy new touches. There’s a little boy’s primal terror when he realizes his mother isn’t his mother. And there’s Mom herself — a spacey Meg Tilly — who makes the directive ”get in bed” seem not cozy but chilling. Reportedly, the film will include some flesh-crawling transformations, but they won’t unfold until Body Snatchers does — the week before Halloween.

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