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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.


John Carpenter
2 nominations. See more awards »





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


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Two of the male children were played by female actors. See more »


Baby Mara, has dark brown eyes, older Mara has light blue eyes. See more »


Jill McGowan: Something very strange is happening to all of us... you know, they say the Roberts girl is a virgin.
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6 March 2002 | by jsnyang48See all my reviews

The movie is pretty well pasted with a clever script and some creepy scenes. We also get some good acting from the adult actors and one of the child actors (David), but when we consider the other children, they seem to be creepier when they're 3-years old. When the movie brings you to the part where they're somewhere around 8 or 9 years old, the movie starts to loose the creepy elements. Basically because the children's acting starts to loose its balance as they tend to act mature. I think those children are creepier when they're unable to speak than they are when they try to talk in the manner of adults (eg. the scene where they all lined up infront of the campus, they were muted and still, and that had a creepy effect along with the score!!!). But besides that, the movie does have powerful special effects and some really neat scenes. The movie did a great job on the visuals and the scores!

9.5/10 -0.5 for loosing the creepy effect, but later as the movie reaches its climax where we get the children lining up in front of the cops, from then, the acting didn't seem so weird anymore and they're "mature" way of talking didn't seem to mess up the eeriness.

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Release Date:

28 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Carpenter's Village of the Damned See more »


Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,222,450, 30 April 1995

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS-Stereo | DTS | Dolby SR | Dolby



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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