Village Of The Damned (1995)

JOHN CARPENTER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  

USA, 1995.  Universal Pictures, Alphaville Films.  Screenplay by , based on the screenplay by , , , from the book The Midwich Cuckoos by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by John Carpenter, .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

Terrible remake of the original thriller about a town that is mysteriously put to sleep by an alien life force and awakened hours later to a presumably normal resumption of every day life.  It seems that something definitely went on during those missing hours considering that nine months later all the women in town give birth to strangely docile, suspiciously blonde children. A conscientious teacher (an overly ripe Christopher Reeve) and a gun-slinging cop (Kirstie Alley) suspect there is danger of an extraterrestrial nature in the air, but will they be able to stop it in time? Never for a moment scary, this film alternates between being completely ridiculous and totally boring.

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