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Village of the Damned -- After an unseen force invades a quiet coastal town, ten women mysteriously find themselves pregnant. Local physician Dr. Alan Chaffee (Christopher Reeve) and government scientist Dr. Susan Verner (Kirstie Alley) join forces when the women simultaneously give birth and the reign of terror begins.
Village of the Damned -- A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.


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Release Date:
28 April 1995 (USA) See more »
Beware the Children
A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Annie Lore ... Fairgoer (uncredited)

Jeff Scott ... Lab Technician (uncredited)

Theodore Carl Soderberg ... Sheriff Mullin (uncredited)

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)
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
Miriam Mayer .... musician
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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Rated R for some sci-fi terror and violence
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

Director Cameo: [John Carpenter]Man at gas station pay phone.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the eye doctor mistakenly uses the wrong substance instead of eye drops, the girl's eyes remain shut but she still screams in pain as if something is burning her eyes.See more »
Older Deputy:Look, there is no research lab, there is no chemical plant! There is no toxic waste dump, there is no nuclear plant! There's no nothin' around here.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV)See more »


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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The black and white original was much more colorful, 10 September 2007
Author: LCShackley from United States

What made the original version of this film such a classic horror picture? A sense of understatement, of unspoken horror. John Carpenter has never been a director to master the art of understatement, and maybe that's why this movie is such a pale shadow of the 1960 version.

The best parts of this film are those that mirror the original. But since the remake was made in the 1990s, Carpenter could throw in grueling childbirth scenes, boiling arms, barbecuing heads, a grisly shootout, an alien baby that looks like one of those 1960s troll dolls in a bottle, and of course, the option of abortion for parents who don't want to go through with their strange pregnancies. In 1960, the idea of an alien "virgin birth" was left understated; Carpenter gives us pregnant women in white robes reaching for the heavens. What happened to the original eerie emphasis on how fast the children grew? I don't recall any mention of that in the remake; in fact, Alley mentions how long she has been observing the children.

The most misbegotten idea of all was the addition of Kirstie Alley and the subplot involving government agents SUPPORTING the alien children. And out of nowhere, in a town that seems vaguely Episcopalian (with emphasis on the 'alian'), a wild-eyed bunch of torch-waving fundamentalists appear to confront the children. All we're missing is a fat burgomeister in lederhosen.

The eyeball effects are good, adding color change to the original glow (which effect, by the way, still stands up in the B/W version). There are no glaring problems with casting or acting either; this was just an unnecessary and uninspiring remake of a classic film.

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