"Invasion of the Student Body Snatchers," anyone? A sci- fi/horror thriller so derivative that it thoughtfully acknowledges its principal influences in the dialogue, screenwriter Kevin Williamson and director Robert Rodriguez's wise-to-its-audience shocker
is nevertheless exactly the kind of sporadically clever, button-pushing fright-fest that keeps genre fans hanging on until something more fulfilling comes along. Like pretty much all high schoolers, the students of Herrington High are convinced their teachers are from another planet. Unlike most
disaffected teens, they're absolutely right. Their small Ohio town is ground zero of the invasion from space, and the f...