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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Alan Chaffee
... Dr. Susan Verner
... Jill McGowan
... Frank McGowan
... Melanie Roberts
... Reverend George
... Sarah, George's Wife
... Ben Blum
... Callie Blum
... Barbara Chaffee
... David McGowan
... Mara Chaffee
... Robert
Trishalee Hardy ... Julie
... 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

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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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$9,417,567
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2.39 : 1
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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. 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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Dr. Alan Chaffee: [Alan finds David in the cemetery, standing over his stillborn companion's tombstone - unknown to him, the grave is empty, as the baby's corpse was taken by Verner] David...? What are you doing here?
David McGowan: [solemn] Looking for the baby...
[Alan, shocked that David even knows of the baby's existence, walks over]
David McGowan: The one who was born with us. The one who died.
Dr. Alan Chaffee: How do you know about that?
[David shrugs his shoulders]
Dr. Alan Chaffee: The baby's not really here. She was taken away.
David McGowan: Where?
Dr. Alan Chaffee: I dunno... do you have a memory of ...
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Great Movie
7 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

John Carpenter 1995 remake of the classic Village of the Damned is also a classic. whatever what people may have say, this movie is awesome. the late great Christopher Reeve acting are amazing. its just sad to know that its is last movie before his horrible horse accident. but Reeve is not the best actor in the movie. i would give that title to Lindsey Haun. Lindsey acting as Mara, the leading child is simply amazing. this version is, in my opinion, way better than the original 1960 movie. a lot of people wont agree here thought...i totally recommend that movie, since its my 3rd all time favorite (first being 1982 Poltergeist and second, 1986 Aliens). i give Village of the Damned, a 10/10


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