The Faculty

Director Robert Rodriguez hurls a slurry of knowing references to Monster Movies and other Horror in SF classics including Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), largely via an entertaining array of visual quotations and special effects. Rodriguez and script doctor Kevin Williamson – brought in by producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein to commercialize the original screenplay by Bruce Kimmel and David Wechter – even find time for an amusingly metatextual SF in the Classroom discussion of how Jack Finney ripped off The Puppet Masters (1951) by Robert Heinlein to write The Body Snatchers (10-24 December 1954 Collier’s Weekly; 1955; vt Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1973; rev 1978). Heinlein’s Hugo-winning novel Double Star (1956) also gets a name-check.

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