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  (Since posting the interview with Lee Jones last year, fans of Invasion of the Girl Snatchers, an oft-neglected Kentucky fried classic, have come out of the woodwork to proclaim their love for this film. Therefore, it is with great pride that I present this special section.)

Invasion of the Girl Snatchers began as one of the strangest-named motion pictures in history: The Hidan of Maukbeiangjow. Written and produced by Carla Rueckert and Don Elkins and directed by Lee Jones, the quirky sci-fi/comedy/action/sexploitation thriller wasn't exactly a the smash hit back in 1973. In fact, its cult popularity grew almost exclusively from an 80s video release which was distributed under the popular "Le Bad Cinema" line.

The "bad" stigma attached to this movie is rather unfortunate. While the film surely suffers from an extremely low budget, it never takes itself seriously and is never EVER boring. The writing and the performances are highly innovative and the plot never grows tedious. It's honestly unlike any low-budget drive-in entry produced in the 70s.

Billy Girdler lent Lee Jones the equipment used to film Invasion of the Girl Snatchers. And as you'll see, the talent pool showcased in Invasion contributed heavily to Billy's own Louisville movies.

I'd like to thank Hugh Smith for providing black and white stills from Invasion of the Girl Snatchers, which you will see throughout the interviews. Invasion is out of print on video, but will see a re-release soon.

Also feel free to discuss Invasion of the Girl Snatchers further on the message board.

Hugh Smith
Hugh Smith

Hugh Smith starred in Billy's The Zebra Killer and Three on a Meathook (and of course, Invasion of the Girl Snatchers). He was also a partner in Mid America Pictures until a falling out with Billy spurred him to conquer Hollywood by himself. There, Hugh penned a robust number of b-movie staples, such as Ross Hagen's The Glove and The Night Creature. In what is easily the most revealing site interview to date, Hugh describes his days with Billy, as well as their eventual reconciliation. This item also includes the full theatrical trailer from Invasion of the Girl Snatchers.

Carla Rueckert McCarty
Carla Rueckert McCarty

Carla Rueckert McCarty wrote, produced, and starred in Invasion of the Girl Snatchers. For all practical purposes, Carla WAS the film. This truly remarkable woman, who has made quite a name for herself in the areas of metaphysical and UFO research, discusses the film in great detail with WG.com. Carla also contributed to Billy's Asylum of Satan and The Zebra Killer. A rare treat of an interview from an even rarer female auteur. Includes video and audio clips.

David Roster And Chuck Rubin
David Roster and Chuck Rubin

David Roster and Chuck Rubin had lead roles in Invasion of the Girl Snatchers. Both men share highly entertaining anecdotes from their Invasion Days with WG.com. Additionally, Roster appeared in The Zebra Killer and worked behind-the-scenes on Sheba Baby. Great media clips included.

Lee Jones
Lee Jones

The interview that started it all! In the summer of 2000, I chatted with Invasion director Lee Jones about his days with Billy Girdler. A movie maverick and a hell of a sweet guy, Lee warmly talks about his late friend and their creative collaborations.

Dr. Gore