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Village of the Damned (1960) (The Village of the Damned)

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George Sanders George Sanders
Gordon Zellaby
Barbara Shelley Barbara Shelley
Anthea Zellaby
Michael Gwynn Michael Gwynn
Major Alan Bernard
Laurence Naismith Laurence Naismith
Doctor Willers
John Phillips John Phillips
General Leighton
Richard Vernon Richard Vernon
Sir Edgar Hargraves
Jenny Laird Jenny Laird
Mrs. Harrington
Thomas Heathcote Thomas Heathcote
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Stirling Silliphant Stirling Silliphant
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Wolf Rilla Wolf Rilla
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What's scarier than scary kids? Village of the Damned is the definitive scary-kid classic, a truly unsettling film drawn from John Wyndham's novel The Midwich Cuckoos. The brilliant opening sequence depicts the sudden and temporary paralysis of a small English hamlet, which is followed by the town's women becoming mysteriously pregnant. The spawn of this occurrence are a dozen eerie, blond-headed children, who are either gifted, evil, or "the world's new people." A splendid outing, not least in the way it catches parental anxiety about this small new stranger in one's home. (It was remade by John Carpenter in 1995.)
Release date: 7 December 1960
UPC: 012569691827
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