Village of the Damned (1995)
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Beware the children.
|After an unseen force invades a quiet coastal town, ten women mysteriously find themselves pregnant. Local physician Dr. Alan chaffee and government scientist Dr. Susan verner join forces when the women simultaneously give birth and the reign of horror begins. Bonus features: talent bios, production notes and more.|
"...wicked twists... Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
Editor's NoteThe third remake in John Carpenter's career (after MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN and THE THING), VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED comes from the novel, THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS written by John Wyndham, and the 1960s black and white film about the horrors of the nuclear age. Updated and spiced with the usual Carpenter edge, this remake is every bit as scary as the first one. In a sleepy town, ten strange children are born at the same time, all of them possessing platinum blone hair, piercing green eyes and supernatural powers. The intelligent, quiet children are disliked by the townspeople, and when people begin to die the first suspects are the "special" children. This was the last film Christopher Reeve made before his tragic paralysis, and he gives an excellent performance as one of the doctors who must stop the children from destroying the town. Once again John Carpenter creates a horrifying film with his talent for mood and unexpected frights, proving once again he is a modern master of horror.
Cast & Crew
|John Wyndham - Based On Novel By|
|Ronald Kinnoch - Based On Screenplay By|
|Stirling Silliphant - Based On Screenplay By|
|Wolf Rilla - Based On Screenplay By|
|John Carpenter - Director|
|Gary B. Kibbe - Director of Photography|
|Edward A. Warschilka - Editor|
|Andre Blay - Executive Producer|
|Shep Gordon - Executive Producer|
|Ted Vernon - Executive Producer|
|John Carpenter - Musical Score|
|Dave Davies - Musical Score|
|Sandy King - Producer|
|Michael Preger - Producer|
|Rodger Maus - Production Designer|
|David Himmelstein - Screenplay|
Plot SummaryHorror master John Carpenter offers this remake of the classic 1960 sci-fi thriller, based on John Wyndham's 1957 novel, THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS. Ten women simultaneously get pregnant in a sleepy California town, giving birth to a brood of platinum-haired geniuses whose psychic powers reign terror on the town.