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Village of the Damned -- A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.

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Director:
Writers:
John Wyndham (book)
Stirling Silliphant (1960 screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
28 April 1995 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Beware the Children
Plot:
A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(145 articles)
User Reviews:
Indifference to violence See more (109 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christopher Reeve ... Dr. Alan Chaffee

Kirstie Alley ... Dr. Susan Verner

Linda Kozlowski ... Jill McGowan

Michael Paré ... Frank McGowan

Meredith Salenger ... Melanie Roberts

Mark Hamill ... Reverend George
Pippa Pearthree ... Sarah, George's Wife

Peter Jason ... Ben Blum
Constance Forslund ... Callie Blum

Karen Kahn ... Barbara Chaffee

Thomas Dekker ... David McGowan

Lindsey Haun ... Mara Chaffee

Cody Dorkin ... Robert
Trishalee Hardy ... Julie
Jessye Quarry ... Dorothy
Adam Robbins ... Issac
Chelsea DeRidder Simms ... Matt

Renee Rene Simms ... Casey

Danielle Keaton ... Lily (as Danielle Wiener)
Hillary Harvey ... Mara, 1 Year
Bradley Wilhelm ... David, 1 Year
Jennifer Wilheim ... Mara / David, 4 Months

George 'Buck' Flower ... Carlton

Squire Fridell ... The Sheriff
Darryl Jones ... Highway Patrolman
Ed Corbett ... Older Deputy
Ross Martineau ... Younger Deputy
Skip Richardson ... Deputy
Tony Haney ... Dr. Bush

Sharon Iwai ... Eye Doctor
Robert Lewis Bush ... Mr. Roberts
Montgomery Hom ... Technician
Steven Chambers ... Trooper #1
Ron Kaell ... Trooper #2
Lane Nishikawa ... Scientist
Michael Halton ... Harold, Gas Station Attendant
Julie Eccles ... Eileen Moore
Lois Saunders ... Doctor at Clinic
Sidney Baldwin ... Labor Room Physician
Wendolyn Lee ... Nurse #5
Kathleen Turco-Lyon ... Nurse #3
Abigail Van Alyn ... Nurse #1
Roy Conrad ... Oliver

Dan Belzer ... Sam, Young Husband
Dena Martinez ... Cindy, Young Wife
Alice Barden ... Woman at Town Hall
John Brebner ... Man at Town Hall
Ralph Miller ... Villager

John Carpenter ... Man at Gas Station Phone (as Rip Haight)
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Jeff Scott ... Lab Technician (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Carpenter 
 
Writing credits
John Wyndham (book "The Midwich Cuckoos")

Stirling Silliphant (1960 screenplay) and
Wolf Rilla (1960 screenplay) and
Ronald Kinnoch (1960 screenplay) (as George Barclay)

David Himmelstein (screenplay)

Steven Siebert  uncredited
Larry Sulkis  uncredited

Produced by
Andre Blay .... executive producer
David Chackler .... co-producer
Sean Daniel .... co-executive producer
Shep Gordon .... executive producer
James Jacks .... co-executive producer
Sandy King .... producer
Michael Preger .... producer
Ted Vernon .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Carpenter 
Dave Davies 
 
Cinematography by
Gary B. Kibbe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edward A. Warschilka 
 
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
Peter Jason 
Sandy King 
Cheryl Miller 
 
Production Design by
Rodger Maus 
 
Art Direction by
Christa Munro 
 
Set Decoration by
Rick Brown 
Don De Fina 
 
Costume Design by
Robin Michel Bush 
 
Makeup Department
Steven E. Anderson .... makeup artist
Rob Hinderstein .... special makeup effects artist
Charlotte Parker .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jeffrey Sudzin .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christian P. Della Penna .... first assistant director: second unit
Christian P. Della Penna .... second assistant director
Jeff Imada .... second unit director
Colin Michael Kitchens .... second assistant director: San Francisco (as Mike Kitchens)
Artist W. Robinson .... first assistant director (as Artist Robinson)
Charles Simmers .... second second assistant director (as Charles K. Simmers III)
 
Art Department
Kristin Argue .... drapery
Pete Bowman .... construction foreman (as Peter J. Bowman)
James Burke .... key greensman
James DiStefano .... swing gang
Kenneth D. Emanuele .... construction laborer (as Ken Emanuele)
Kenny Montante .... assistant property master
Teresa Nielsen .... head painter
Gary E. Roloff .... assistant property master
Don Watson .... on-set dresser
Jody Weisenfeld .... set dresser
Dwight Williams .... construction coordinator
Sean Wright .... carpenter (as Sean J. Wright)
 
Sound Department
Rick Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Bartlett .... sound effects pre-dub re-recording mixer
James Bolt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
Joseph F. Brennan .... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas Causey .... sound mixer
John Dunn .... supervising sound editor
Julia Evershade .... supervising adr editor
Stephanie Flack .... dialogue editor
Evelyn Hokanson .... foley mixer (as Evelyn Nickle)
James Morioka .... first assistant sound editor
George Reinhardt .... cableman
Fred Runner .... sound mixer: second unit
Charles B. Unger .... assistant sound editor
Bill Meadows .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy Arbogast .... mechanical special effects coordinator
Roy Arbogast .... mechanical special effects supervisor: second unit
William Butler .... special effects technician
Evan Campbell .... special effects makeup crew
Keith Urban .... special effects assistant
Keith Urban .... special effects: second unit
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... mechanical special effects coordinator
Bruno Van Zeebroeck .... special effects coordinator
Dick Wood .... special effects: second unit
Michael Wood .... special effects: second unit (as Mike Wood)
John Gillan .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Larry Odien .... animatronics (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Sheena Duggal .... Inferno artist: ILM
Sheena Duggal .... flame artist: ILM
Howard Gersh .... digital effects artist
Benton Jew .... visual effects art director: ILM
Jacqueline Lopez .... visual effects producer (as Jacqueline M. Lopez)
Mark Moore .... concept artist
Jim Morris .... senior staff: ILM
Bruce Nicholson .... visual effects supervisor
Michael Olague .... visual effects gaffer
Chad Taylor .... Sabre artist: ILM
John Torrijos .... computer graphics assistant
Alan McFarland .... miniature effects lighting (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bobby Bass .... stunts
Robin Lynn Bonaccorsi .... stunts (as Robin Bonaccorsi)
Troy Brown .... stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunts
Hal Burton .... stunts
Rocky Capella .... stunts
Steven Chambers .... stunts
Eugene Collier .... stunts
Paul Crawford .... stunts
Laura Dash .... stunts
Lisa Dempsey .... stunts
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
Shane Dixon .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts (as Jon Epstein)
Al Goto .... stunts
Brian Imada .... stunts
Jeff Imada .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Imada .... stunts
Brad Lackey .... stunts
Peter Lai .... stunts
Kevin Larson .... stunts
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts (as Billy Lucas)
John Lucasey .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunts
Mike Martinez .... stunts
Jeff Mosley .... stunts
Jimmy Nickerson .... stunts
Alan Oliney .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunts
Denney Pierce .... stunts
Jim J. Poslof .... stunts
Jim J. Poslof .... utility stunts
Mic Rodgers .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Beaumonte .... grip
J. Chuck Biagio .... dolly grip
Brian Bibbe .... second assistant camera
Dustin Blauvelt .... camera operator: second unit (as Dusty Blauvelt)
William Boatman .... camera operator
Arthur R. Botham .... director of photography: second unit
Joseph Emanuele .... best boy electric: second unit
Joseph Emanuele .... lamp operator
Jeff Gilliam .... lamp operator
Jeff Gilliam .... second unit: gaffer
Brian Kibbie .... second assistant camera (as Brian Kibbe)
Chris Kievman .... electrician
Jon Kranhouse .... camera operator: second unit
Mark A. Lewis .... electrician (as Mark Lewis)
Gary McClendon .... electrician
Steve Peterson .... first assistant camera
Dane Spelman .... grip
William Waldman .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
David Giella .... casting associate
Helen Taylor .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Mato .... color timer
Paul C. Warschilka .... first assistant editor: film
 
Music Department
Bruce Robb .... Musician: Hammond B3 organ/percussion
Bruce Robb .... music editing
Bruce Robb .... music mixer
Bruce Robb .... music producer
Bruce Robb .... music contractor (uncredited)
Bruce Robb .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
William Hogue .... driver
Jill Wattles .... driver (as Jill Wattles)
 
Other crew
John Alfred .... first assistant accountant
Benu Bhandari .... script supervisor
Karin Costa .... assistant to director
Christopher Desmond .... set medic
Gina Gilberto .... assistant production coordinator
Rock LeRoy .... caterer
Ernie Malik .... unit publicist
Cheryl Miller .... production coordinator
Glenn Nicol .... production accountant
Stefanie Pleet .... location manager
Tom Prince .... production executive
Mayo Sanchez .... assistant to producer
Sean Sobczak .... production assistant
Sean Whitler .... set production assistant
Mariana Tosca .... body double (uncredited)
Virginia Travers .... lead stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"John Carpenter's Village of the Damned" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some sci-fi terror and violence
Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-16 (uncut) (2000) (DVD) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1995) (VHS) | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:13 | UK:15 (video premiere) | USA:R (certificate #33781)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Cameo: [John Carpenter]man at pay phoneSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Mara's white tights become blue anklets during her first visit to the Midwich Clinic.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Alan Chaffee:[walks into the barn where the children are] Another man is dead. Why do you hate us so much, Mara?
Mara Chaffee:It isn't a matter of hate. It is a biological obligation.
[short pause]
Mara Chaffee:You are thinking of what happened to the others. Then our actions shouldn't surprise you. We have to survive no matter what the cost; we are the only ones left now.
Dr. Alan Chaffee:I don't see why we can't reach an understanding. Why can't we just live together?
Mara Chaffee:If we coexist, we shall dominate you. That is inevitable. Eventually you will try to eliminate us. We are all creatures of the life force. Now it was set us at one another to see who will survive.
Dr. Alan Chaffee:That's a cruel sport.
Mara Chaffee:Life is cruelty. We all feed on each other, exploit each other in some way to survive.
Dr. Alan Chaffee:[shakes his head] I don't agree with you.
[walks over to where Mara is sitting]
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Smallville: Harvest (#10.6)" (2010)See more »

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39 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Indifference to violence, 2 June 2005
Author: Bjorn (ODDBear) from Iceland

John Carpenter's remake of the 1960 original has little to add but it's more violent and explicit. The plot is the same; 10 women get pregnant simultaneously during a group pass out. Several years go by and the children all look similar and stick together. They appear to be anything but normal and once they start killing the residents of the small village it's clear they have to be stopped.

Carpenter is really a master of suspense and some scenes work remarkably well, however this is not one of his best films. Not much happens here and the film drags a bit, plus the inclusion of a government intervention and a possible world wide epidemic of these children does little to further the film. Still, Carpenter manages to create a decent amount of suspense and uneasiness by playing on the film's simple premise; that little children are the evildoers here. The soulless stares and glowing eyes are enough to creep you out. The social statement about people (and children) becoming indifferent to violence is a valid input, since the film couldn't really go for the same underlying meaning as the original, which was made during the cold war; the children personifying the threat from the east penetrating the west.

An average John Carpenter film is still a lot more interesting than most other horror films out there. Village of the Damned is not one of his best but it's a good film nonetheless.

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