The Puppet Masters
Directed by Stuart Orme
1994 • R • English • 109 min.
Though it’s based on a 1951 novel, The Puppet Masters plays a bit like an X-Files two-parter — two attractive government agents (played by Eric Thal and Julie Warner) investigate a fake UFO landing that turns out to be a distraction from a real UFO landing. And they do it wearing suit jackets that are just a little too big the way suit jackets always were in the 1990s. They find out pretty quickly that the UFO passengers are aliens of the body snatching persuasion. Bonus: said aliens are realized with some icky practical effects. Additional bonus: two of the other government agents are portrayed by the always reliable Keith David and Donald Sutherland.
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Eric Thal, Julie Warner, Keith David