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Warrison

Those eyes must be great for reading in bed at night.
5 years 5 months ago
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fonz

Lesson: all yellow-haired, weird-eyed British children have dubious motives
5 years 11 months ago
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Siskoid

Based on Apocalyptic writer John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos, Village of the Damned is an eerie piece of science-fiction horror that may or may not read differently today than it did in 1960. Then, I think it preyed more on cuckolding anxiety, as alien babies are born to every woman in the village. Post-partum might have been a part of it, though perhaps not as well understood, though the child as "other" is a common horror trope when you're doing creepy kids. Today, it's hard to ignore the first act's apparent roofying of Midwich's women and subsequent anxiety faced with the impossibility of getting an abortion. And of course, there's the larger theme of parents being replaced by their children, in terms of an alien invasion. From the spooky opening when the village falls silent, to the extremely tense final minutes, the original Village of the Damned is full of effective chills despite its at times procedural plot.
1 year 8 months ago
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TalkingElvish

Fantastically atmospheric yet with a creaky theatrical quality that only enhances its power. John Wyndham's source material is brilliantly subversive, and requires only the most basic effects to make its point.
6 years 8 months ago
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Olli

i like the remake more... that's rare
8 years 7 months ago
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mittens

great movie. shame i couldnt find a torrent so i could burn it, had to watch it off my pc
8 years 8 months ago
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