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Village of the Damned ()


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

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Dr. Alan Chaffee
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Dr. Susan Verner
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Jill McGowan
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Frank McGowan
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Melanie Roberts
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Reverend George
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Sarah, George's Wife
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Ben Blum
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Callie Blum
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Barbara Chaffee
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David McGowan
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Mara Chaffee
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Robert
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Julie
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Dorothy
Adam Robbins ...
Issac
Chelsea DeRidder Simms ...
Matt
Renee Rene Simms ...
Casey
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Lily (as Danielle Wiener)
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Mara, 1 Year
Bradley Wilhelm ...
David, 1 Year
Jennifer Wilheim ...
Mara / David, 4 Months
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Carlton
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The Sheriff
Darryl Jones ...
Highway Patrolman
Ed Corbett ...
Older Deputy
Ross Martineau ...
Younger Deputy
Skip Richardson ...
Deputy
Tony Haney ...
Dr. Bush
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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
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Sam, Young Husband
Dena Martinez ...
Cindy, Young Wife
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Woman at Town Hall
John Brebner ...
Man at Town Hall
Ralph Miller ...
Villager
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Man at Gas Station Phone (as Rip Haight)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annie Lore ...
Fairgoer (uncredited)
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Trooper (uncredited)
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Lab Technician (uncredited)
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Sheriff Mullin (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Carpenter

Written by

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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)

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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

Music by

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John Carpenter
Dave Davies

Cinematography by

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Gary B. Kibbe ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Edward A. Warschilka

Editorial Department

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Mato ... color timer
Paul C. Warschilka ... first assistant editor: film

Casting By

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Reuben Cannon
Peter Jason
Sandy King
Cheryl Miller

Production Design by

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Rodger Maus

Art Direction by

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Christa Munro

Set Decoration by

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Rick Brown
Don De Fina

Costume Design by

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Robin Michel Bush

Makeup Department

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Steven E. Anderson ... makeup artist
Rob Hinderstein ... special makeup effects artist
Charlotte Parker ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Jeffrey Sudzin ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Christian P. Della Penna ... first assistant director: second unit / 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

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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
Vola Ruben ... scenic painter
Don Watson ... on-set dresser
Jody Weisenfeld ... set dresser
Dwight Williams ... construction coordinator
Sean Wright ... carpenter (as Sean J. Wright)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Ron Bartlett ... sound effects pre-dub re-recording mixer
James Bolt ... re-recording mixer (as Jim Bolt)
Joseph F. Brennan ... boom operator (as Joe Brennan)
Michael C. Casper ... 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

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Roy Arbogast ... mechanical special effects coordinator / mechanical special effects supervisor: second unit
William Butler ... special effects technician
Evan Campbell ... special effects makeup crew
Keith Urban ... special effects assistant / special effects: second unit
Bruno Van Zeebroeck ... mechanical special effects coordinator / 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

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Sheena Duggal ... Inferno artist: ILM / flame artist: ILM
Howard Gersh ... digital effects artist
Benton Jew ... visual effects art director: ILM
Sandra Ford Karpman ... digital artist: 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)

Stunts

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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 / 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 / utility stunts
Mic Rodgers ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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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 / lamp operator
Jeff Gilliam ... lamp operator / 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
Harry Rez ... key grip
Dane Spelman ... grip
William Waldman ... camera operator

Casting Department

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David Giella ... casting associate
Helen Taylor ... casting assistant

Location Management

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Stefanie Pleet ... location manager

Music Department

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Miriam Mayer ... musician
Bruce Robb ... Musician: Hammond B3 organ/percussion / music editing / music mixer / music producer / music contractor (uncredited) / music engineer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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William Hogue ... driver
Jill Wattles ... driver (as Jill Wattles)

Other crew

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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
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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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Beware the Children See more »
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Also Known As
  • John Carpenter's Village of the Damned (United States)
  • Le village des damnés (France)
  • John Carpenters Das Dorf der Verdammten (Germany)
  • Das Dorf der Verdammten (Germany)
  • El pueblo de los malditos (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 99 min
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Budget $22,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia This was the final feature film completed by Christopher Reeve before a horse riding accident on May 27, 1995 which left him paralyzed. See more »
Goofs Baby Mara, has dark brown eyes, older Mara has light blue eyes. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in It Takes a Village: The Making of Village of the Damned (2016). See more »
Quotes Dr. Alan Chaffee: [walks into the barn where the children are] Another man is dead. Why do you hate us so much, Mara?
Mara Chaffee: It isn't a matter of hate. It is a biological obligation.
[short pause]
Mara Chaffee: You are thinking of what happened to the others. Then our actions shouldn't surprise you. We have to survive no matter what the cost; we are the only ones left now.
Dr. Alan Chaffee: I don't see why we can't reach an understanding. Why can't we just live together?
Mara Chaffee: If we coexist, we shall dominate you. That is inevitable. Eventually you will try to eliminate us. We are all creatures of the life force. Now it was set us at one another to see who will survive.
Dr. Alan Chaffee: That's a cruel sport.
Mara Chaffee: Life is cruelty. We all feed on each other, exploit each other in some way to survive.
Dr. Alan Chaffee: [shakes his head] I don't agree with you.
[walks over to where Mara is sitting]
Dr. Alan Chaffee: I think that adaptation is the key to survival. Cooperation and symbiosis...
[kneels by Mara's desk]
Dr. Alan Chaffee: and compassion.
Mara Chaffee: Why do you think your own survival depends upon emotion from us? Shoul we pity you? Empathize with your plight?
[bangs his fist on Mara's desk]
[shouting]
Dr. Alan Chaffee: You should feel! You should feel something!
[stands up]
Dr. Alan Chaffee: Without feelings, you're nothing. You're just second-rate mimics of a higher organism. That's right, higher organisms. We're your superiors in our capacity to love. Without compassion you're a doomed species.
Mara Chaffee: Emotion is irrelevant. It is not our nature.
Dr. Alan Chaffee: [looks back at David] Well, I'm not so sure you're right about that, Mara.
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