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Village of the Damned (1995)

A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.

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An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids are not human or humane. Written by Rob Hartill

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Beware the Children


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Rated R for some sci-fi terror and violence | See all certifications »

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28 April 1995 (USA)  »

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John Carpenter's Village of the Damned  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,417,567 (USA)
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John Carpenter invited Wolf Rilla, the director of the original version of Village of the Damned, to the set. Rilla obliged and visited the set with his wife. See more »

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During the Janitor death scene, it is clearly a dummy which lands on the car. See more »

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Melanie Roberts: [David finds Melanie getting drunk in the cemetery, crying next to her stillborn child's tombstone] What's the matter?
[sobbing miserably, she shakes the bottle of booze at David]
Melanie Roberts: You want some?
[David only stares blankly]
Melanie Roberts: ... I'm sorry... I just can't hack it.
[Melanie walks away, but first she gives a final backwards glance at David, tears streaming down her face. David has a vision of her wearing a bathrobe and using a revolver to kill herself. He blinks back tears, looking horrified]
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best movie i've seen in a while
27 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Critics didn't seem to like Village of the Damned(1995) but when I asked everybody I know, they all liked it. Gee, I wonder why. Village of the Damned is about 9 platinum-white haired children who can control bodies and read minds. Their quest for survival leads to horror and destruction. There are really good acting performances by Christopher Reeve, Kristi Ally, and Mark Hamil. The two best ones were Lindsey Haun as Mara and Thomas Dekker as David, two of the main children. Lindsey Haun is stunning in this movie.

I don't know if any other child could've pulled off a role like that. She was emotionless, cold and commanding, yet still beautiful and stylish. She's now 17, and still just as awesome. Thomas Dekker did good in the middle of emotionless and empathetic .

Village of the Damned is not like a slasher movie with tons of blood. It cuts down yet still looks real. It sends chills down your spine when you watch it, and the glowing eyes are cool. And like my friend said, "Even if the entire movie completely sucked, Lindsey Haun would still manage to keep the entire movie awesome.


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