body snatcher

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

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Heads UPCURATOR Emma Smith with the a cast of body snatcher William Burke's brain
As in all cases, the prey is taken to the family of the body snatcher, only that in this version the choice body parts that the children covet are described in great detail and the killing of the "man-eater" is recorded with violent specificity, as is the chase by the woman and the obstacles raised in her path by the pretended corpse before she reaches the river.
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.
Kate said: "My character is called Mrs Bishop and she is a body snatcher.
He went the distance in a 10-rounder with the great Jamaican, Mike McCallum, and anyone who can survive the fearsome power of the 'Body Snatcher' must be pretty durable.
But because Love Is the Devil is a body snatcher's view of an episode in Bacon's life, such visual emulation remains tricky.
Known as The Hitman and The Body Snatcher, he's a proper fighter, a spunky, sparky Mancunian kid approaching his peak.
The film buff in us was piqued even more when they started discussing their biggest influences and inspirations for Season 3: 'The Thing,' 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers,' 'Romancing the Stone' and 'Jurassic Park.' You can't be any more disparate than that delectable list-what's not to like?
Year Of The Rabbit C4, 10pm The East End is being invaded by body snatchers as the Flower Girls and the Stepney Boys battle it out for control of the turf - and the corpses.
Reminiscent of postapocalyptic books The Road and Station Eleven, and evoking the zombie horror of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, Clark Windo charts a compelling journey of paranoid survival, skilfully revealing the reasons for the Feed's crash.
Hyde, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 12 Monkeys, The Tenant, Face/Off, Avatar, Solaris, Vertigo, The Stepford Wives, Strangers on a Train, and It Came from Outer Space.
7 INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978) HAVING forty winks can prove fatal in this sci-fi horror favourite about aliens who take over people's bodies when they fall asleep.
Kevin (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) McCarthy,who was with Monty Clift, would rush down to a lower deck to take the photo.
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.
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.