body snatcher

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someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection

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Kate said: "My character is called Mrs Bishop and she is a body snatcher.
Heads UPCURATOR Emma Smith with the a cast of body snatcher William Burke's brain
The Val Lewton Horror Collection, a follow-up to WHV's best-selling 2005 boxed set, will now consist of six discs: the new Scorsese-produced Lewton documentary and 5 double-feature discs -- Cat People/Curse of the Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie/The Body Snatcher, Isle of the Dead/Bedlam, and The Leopard Man/The Ghost Ship and The Seventh Victim which is double-billed with Warner Home Video's previously produced documentary, Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy which are both exclusive to the collection.
Set in the 19th century, it is based on the true story of the infamous body snatchers Burke and Hare, who eventually resorted to murder in order to make money from the supply of bodies for anatomical research.
He went on to star in many f i lms but found lasting fame in Body Snatchers in 1956, in which he co-star red wit h Dana Wynter.
I have been accused of being a body snatcher,' said former lecturer Prof Von Hagens, 58.
As much as I abhor the "take care" and "have a nice day" sycophants, the morons that really do not make my day are the slaves to Americanisms, and believe me they are multiplying like the pods in that old movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
He explores how it has reflected real-life anxieties - whether they be the challenge to Victorian imperial power in HG Wells's The War of the Worlds, the Cold War paranoia in Invasion of the Body Snatchers or more recent concerns about racism and immigration in 2009 movie District 9.
Yet to the naked eye it looks like the most blatant case of torso theft since The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.
4 Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) ANOTHER movie favourite about aliens who take over the bodies of people when they fall asleep.
The novel owed an obvious debt to Invasion of the Body Snatchers and other science fiction stories in which aliens impersonate or possess human beings.
Readers will revisit classic greats like House on Haunted Hill and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, featuring stars such as Vincent Price, Lon Chaney, and Boris Karloff, as well as classic not-so-greats such as Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster and Queen of Outer Space.
The body snatchers shifted a heavy granite slab and dug through several feet of earth in a stormy night without using any mechanical equipment.
Writer-director Abel Ferrara's thirty-one films include China Girl (1987), Bad Lieutenant (1992), Body Snatchers (1993), The Addiction (1995), and The Funeral (1996).