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Village of the Damned (1995) Poster

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This was the final feature film completed by Christopher Reeve before a horse riding accident on May 27, 1995 which left him paralyzed.
The film was shot in western Marin County, California. Director John Carpenter had a house in Inverness for several years, so the location was essentially his second home at that time (as the director puts it, "his own backyard"). However, the locals were not happy to see the film crew in the area so they made the shoot very difficult by harassment and vandalism. Carpenter tells that while they were filming, for example, a sound take, a neighbor would start mowing his lawn or start up a chainsaw until he was paid to stop. Some of the people even tried to break into the equipment trucks. The whole experience essentially soured Carpenter on living in the area, where several scenes of his earlier film The Fog (1980) were also filmed.
In the scene with the crowd bearing torches, the words that the minister's wife screams are all from the Book of Job.
This is the second remake of an old movie that John Carpenter has directed. He previously directed The Thing (1982), a remake of The Thing from Another World (1951).
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Whenever the kids are walking or sitting together, they are lined up 2 by 2 with boys on the left and girls on the right.
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In a 2011 interview, John Carpenter described the film as a "contractual assignment" which he was "really not passionate about".
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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.
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Both Christopher Reeve and Mark Hamill were born September 25th. Also, they played the role of DC comic characters.Christopher was best known to play as Superman in all four movies. and also played Dr. Virgil Swann in Smallville (2001). Mark played and voiced the villains The Trickster in The Flash (1990), The Flash (2014) and Justice League (2001). He also, voiced as The Joker in Batman: The Animated Series (1992).
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One of the few films in which both leading men appear bare-chested during the opening credits.
John Carpenter had planned to work again with Universal on their long-gestating remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954), but the film's box office failure killed those plans. As of 2017, the remake remains unmade, although speculation began again with the announcement of Universal's "Dark Universe" brand.
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The Simpsons episode where the kids are past curfew and curfew was in affect they go out to see the movie the bloodening meaning which in fact is a spoof off this movie village of the damned
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Some of the kids either wore bright platinum blonde wigs and some had their hair actually dyed if you look closely you can see the little boy David had his hair dyed and it was not a wig
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John Carpenter: Man at gas station pay phone.

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Out of all the kids David was the only one that showed emotion and empathy of others and did not want to hurt anybody this is seen throughout the movie and to the end
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