Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Village Of The Damned (1960)

4.5 / 5 Mar '09

Tagline: What Demonic Force Lurks Behind Those Eyes?
Directed by: Wolf Rilla
Written by: John Wyndham, Stirling Silliphant
Actors include: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Length: 77 min
Banned: Nope
Country: UK

Now this was an awesome classic that deserves every compliment it's paid. It starts out with a small town where everyone appears to be erm sleeping on the ground at the same time. They seem to have all frozen in the positions they were in before the blip. They soon learn that anyone who crosses the line will end up in the same state of suspension. Later they learn that every female in the village virginal or not is suddenly pregnant. The kids all look eerily similar and not only that are super intelligent and maybe even dangerous! It's a great idea, wonderfully creepy and it's quite a bit darker than I expected too. I like how on the sci-fi level they tried to explain things and it seems semi-realistic as to what may occur if that ever happened here. Definitely a must see all around, better than I even expected!

Availability:  On DVD

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