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Village of the Damned (1995)

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

Director:

John Carpenter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Beware the Children


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Carpenter's Village of the Damned See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,222,450, 30 April 1995

Gross USA:

$9,418,365

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,418,365
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Actor and Carpenter regular Peter Jason was in charge of helping the child actors get into character and behave as a unit. See more »

Goofs

During the graveyard scene between David and Alan, it is clear (because of changes in the amount of light, and the angle of sun in the background, as well as cloud cover) that this particular scene was shot over a period of several hours or possibly days. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Susan Verner: Come back to the project, Alan. It's not just a matter of protecting your daughter anymore, as you can see it goes... far beyond that.
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User Reviews

oh, its another john carpenter movie
13 June 2002 | by kingofhorrormoviesSee all my reviews

I ve seen all john carpenter's movies and "V.O.T.D" is one of his best COINS (imho) and i really liked it, the story of course is a remake of the same title(1960),and based (lightly) on true events before i review :i have to say that i dont like people remaking movies,most of them are trash,however, this one is definitly exceptional and J.C did a great job remaking/directing this movie the camera work is perfectly executed(shooted) on the other-side of the coin the cast were at their best(C.REEVE,M.hamell....) the death scenes were awesome but needed more which i have no obejections the kids were really cool,and believable in their face expressions

ALL IN ALL :this movie is a real shiny coin in carpenter's collection if you are a big fan of his collection,dont miss it for other genre fans:its an entertaining flick


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