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5.8
/10
1,142 Ratings

Village of the Damned

Directed by John Carpenter
United States, 1995
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Synopsis

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.

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Village of the Damned Directed by John Carpenter

Critics reviews

A contract assignment, made to open the door for a remake of Creature From The Black Lagoon that sadly never came to be, Village Of The Damned is probably the worst movie John Carpenter ever directed: hokey, miscast, devoid of tension and atmosphere. As pure hackwork, it’s a failure, with too many glimmers of personality for the filmmaking to ever qualify as anonymous; as an update of a genre classic along the lines of Carpenter’s The Thing, it’s uninspired.
April 09, 2016
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The economical tracing of the mothers’ ordeal is a masterclass in exposition, and finds Carpenter at his most compassionate, strongly adhering to the viewpoint and pain of the female characters.
February 06, 2015
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