Village of the Damned Review

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


John Carpenter surely has hit the nadir of his losing streak with this terrifyingly mundane take on John Wyndham’s The Midwich Cuckoos. Awkwardly Christopher Reeve stars as the doctor who witnesses his village pass-out on mass when an alien force drops in, and then the womenfolk get pregnant collectively. The offspring, albino blonde, amber eyed and personality free, possess deadly psychokenetic powers. Flaccid horror and heroics ensue in TV movie fashion without a hint of Carpenter’s previous panache.

Pointless re-make. One of (the once great) Carpenter's worst.